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3rd December
2010
written by Richard

Fishing barge New Point Loma

Sea fishing off the Southern California coast became quite popular in the early 1900s.  Anglers lined the piers of coastal towns but envied the fishermen on boats who enjoyed better catches off shore.  In the 1920s, fishing barges began to appear.  Anchored in deeper waters, the barges provided great fishing but at a more modest cost than the sport boats.

San Diego’s most successful fishing barge was the New Point Loma, a converted fishing schooner.  Read more about the Fishing Barges of San Diego.

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  1. 13/04/2016

    Around 1957 paper delivery boys were awarded prizes for perfomance. I got tickets to lane Field and another time fishing trip to a barge . The barge was similar to the New Point Loma. I do not find a fishing barge in operation in the years 1955-1959. Any help?

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