“Cod Banging”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1972 (recording, Bob Hart)
Keywords: battle fishing sea ship humorous talltale
Found in: Britain(England(Lond))


A fisherman remembers encountering a big barque and surviving the fight. Now the crowd meets them at Harwich pier to crack cod fish skulls. He concedes he may not have "got it complete 'Cause I've only been in the trade about a week"


Harwich is an East Anglia port about 65 miles from London. - BS



  1. Roud #1747
  2. BI, RcCodBan