Trap Berth

June 1 – June 30

Trap Berth Season belongs neither to spring nor to summer and runs from trap berth day on June 1st through to June 30. Historically, markers for cod trap fishing berths were dropped on June 1st at 12:00 pm each year. If there was ever a dispute about trap berth locations, lots were drawn by the local Justice of the Peace for the preferred berth locations.

Though sometimes tense, these draws never overshadowed the overall feeling of celebration and hope for a successful fishing season. The short trap berth season is characterized by long, warm days dotted with blooming wildflowers on land and passing icebergs and whales offshore. Days are wiled away with long hikes, coastal bonfires or boil-ups, and ample stargazing when the sun finally dips under the horizon.