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The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter
The Haaf Netter

© the artist. Photo credit: Fiona Jeffrey / Art UK

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'The Haaf Netter' refers to an ancient fishing method used since Viking times where fisherman stand up to the waist in tidal water with nets across the flow to catch anything swept along. It has been the subject of some controversy, with some locals unhappy about the positioning of the salmon, saying it is suggestive. The head was stolen during restoration work in 2019 and since then the statue has had a traffic cone, football, parrot's head and even a pig's head temporarily placed on it by pranksters. The work was removed from the site in December 2020.






H 186 x W 155 x D 85 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Tesco PLC

Work type



Tesco PLC


Tesco PLC

Work status

not sited


at all times

Signature/marks description

at the back left of the base: PFC


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Located at

Scott's Street, Annan

DG12 6JF

Sited in the centre of a roundabout near a large supermarket.