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<center>{{quote|The rock and pool, <br>is nice and cool.<br> So Juicy Sweet!<br>Our only wish<br> is to catch a fish.<br>So juicy sweet!|[[Gollum]], ''[[The Forbidden Pool]]''}}</center>
 
<center>{{quote|The rock and pool, <br>is nice and cool.<br> So Juicy Sweet!<br>Our only wish<br> is to catch a fish.<br>So juicy sweet!|[[Gollum]], ''[[The Forbidden Pool]]''}}</center>
'''Fish''' were common throughout the bodies of water in [[Arda]]. It were the chief source of food at all times in [[Númenor]] as fish were abundant through out the coast of the island. [[Guild of Venturers|Mariners]] of Númenor were mostly drawn from the fisher folk. There is evidence of fishing with nets in [[Nindamos]] in [[Númenor]] and [[Ethir Anduin|Ethir]] and [[Pelargir]] in [[Gondor]]. The [[Hobbits]] of [[the Shire]] were known to use fishing poles and one of their favorite locations was near [[The Golden Perch]]. The [[Stoors]] of the [[Gladden Fields]] were also a fishing community. [[Déagol]] and [[Sméagol]] (the latter later known as [[Gollum]]) who found [[the One Ring]] during a fishing trip were Stoors.  
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'''Fish''' were common throughout the bodies of water in [[Arda]].  
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==History==
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It were the chief source of food at all times in [[Númenor]] as fish were abundant through out the coast of the island. [[Guild of Venturers|Mariners]] of Númenor were mostly drawn from the fisher folk. There is evidence of fishing with nets in [[Nindamos]] in [[Númenor]] and [[Ethir Anduin|Ethir]] and [[Pelargir]] in [[Gondor]]. The [[Hobbits]] of [[the Shire]] were known to use fishing poles and one of their favorite locations was near [[The Golden Perch]]. The [[Stoors]] of the [[Gladden Fields]] were also a fishing community. [[Déagol]] and [[Sméagol]] (the latter later known as [[Gollum]]) who found [[the One Ring]] during a fishing trip were Stoors.  
  
 
Gollum was also known to enjoy fish and he used to fish in the most unusual way, with his bare hands. [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] even gave words to Gollum's love for fish as a song sung by Gollum when at [[The Forbidden Pool|the forbidden pool]] in [[Ithilien]].
 
Gollum was also known to enjoy fish and he used to fish in the most unusual way, with his bare hands. [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] even gave words to Gollum's love for fish as a song sung by Gollum when at [[The Forbidden Pool|the forbidden pool]] in [[Ithilien]].
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
In ''[[Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring (game)|Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', Gollum throws a fish called "Xiphiidae" at [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]. It becomes Aragorn's most dangerous weapon. Xiphiidae are swordfish. Swordfish are saltwater fish, but that matter is overlooked here.
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'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:Gollum throws a fish called "Xiphiidae" at [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]].<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)]]'', "[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)#River Anduin|River Anduin-Amon Hen]]"</ref> It becomes Aragorn's most dangerous weapon. Xiphiidae are swordfish. Swordfish are saltwater fish, but that matter is overlooked here.
  
In the thriteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'', fishing became an option[http://www.lotro.com/article/530].
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'''2006: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'':'''
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:As of the thirteenth book, ''[[Doom of the Last-King]]'', fishing became a "hobby", a pastime for players.<ref>"[http://www.lotro.com/component/content/article/190-book-13-doom-of-the-last-king-all-in-mail-never-clinking-fishing-in-lotro Book 13: Doom of the Last-king – All in Mail, Never Clinking – Fishing in LOTRO]", [http://www.lotro.com/trial/index.php Lotro.com], [[April 15]], [[2008]]</ref>
  
 
==In popular culture==
 
==In popular culture==
 
The ''Gollum galaxias'' (''Galaxias gollumoides'') is a fresh-water fish named after Gollum due to its large eyes.
 
The ''Gollum galaxias'' (''Galaxias gollumoides'') is a fresh-water fish named after Gollum due to its large eyes.
  
==References==
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* ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', passim, including:
 
* ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', passim, including:
 
** ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Shadow of the Past]]
 
** ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Shadow of the Past]]
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* ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', [[A Short Cut to Mushrooms]]
 
* ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', [[A Short Cut to Mushrooms]]
 
* ''[http://www.niwascience.co.nz/rc/freshwater/fishatlas/species/stewarti_galaxias Gollum galaxias]''
 
* ''[http://www.niwascience.co.nz/rc/freshwater/fishatlas/species/stewarti_galaxias Gollum galaxias]''
* ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiphiidae Xiphiidae at Wikipedia]''
 
  
 
[[Category:Animals]]
 
[[Category:Animals]]
 
[[Category:Food]]
 
[[Category:Food]]

Revision as of 16:41, 22 March 2009

"The rock and pool,
is nice and cool.
So Juicy Sweet!
Our only wish
is to catch a fish.
So juicy sweet!
"
Gollum, The Forbidden Pool

Fish were common throughout the bodies of water in Arda.

Contents

History

It were the chief source of food at all times in Númenor as fish were abundant through out the coast of the island. Mariners of Númenor were mostly drawn from the fisher folk. There is evidence of fishing with nets in Nindamos in Númenor and Ethir and Pelargir in Gondor. The Hobbits of the Shire were known to use fishing poles and one of their favorite locations was near The Golden Perch. The Stoors of the Gladden Fields were also a fishing community. Déagol and Sméagol (the latter later known as Gollum) who found the One Ring during a fishing trip were Stoors.

Gollum was also known to enjoy fish and he used to fish in the most unusual way, with his bare hands. Tolkien even gave words to Gollum's love for fish as a song sung by Gollum when at the forbidden pool in Ithilien.

Portrayal in adaptations

2002: Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring:

Gollum throws a fish called "Xiphiidae" at Aragorn.[1] It becomes Aragorn's most dangerous weapon. Xiphiidae are swordfish. Swordfish are saltwater fish, but that matter is overlooked here.

2006: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar:

As of the thirteenth book, Doom of the Last-King, fishing became a "hobby", a pastime for players.[2]

In popular culture

The Gollum galaxias (Galaxias gollumoides) is a fresh-water fish named after Gollum due to its large eyes.

References

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game), "River Anduin-Amon Hen"
  2. "Book 13: Doom of the Last-king – All in Mail, Never Clinking – Fishing in LOTRO", Lotro.com, April 15, 2008