Stowboating involves suspending a conical net beneath boat while anchored. The tide does the rest, hopefully sweeping fish into the net. it might be though of as a lazy man’s way to fish – but there’s a lot of gear to handle, much of which is very heavy! This diagram below explains how it all works – click on it for a larger version.
Though it’s now fallen out of favour, stowboating is still effective – as these pictures of a late autumn catch show.