A Fine Feed of Dried Caplin

Caplin Drying Under the Fall Sun

Earlier this year, I wrote about the caplin rolling at Middle Cove Beach. It was quite remarkable to see my two little nephews, so excited to pick up caplin that were rolling in the beach.

These small fish come ashore on the Great Northern Peninsula and along many beaches. It creates a rush of activity as people hurry to collect them to add to their gardens as a natural fertilizer or prepare a meal fresh or save them for Fall to dry in the sun and hit the cast iron frying pan for later.

Seeing the caplin come is a good sign for the presence of fish (cod).

If you get the unique opportunity to try these rural delicacies at a restaurant or amongst friends when visiting Newfoundland and Labrador, you truly are tasting something that is quintessentially part of growing up in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

Leave a Reply