PIN NOCK, or Dirley. Is a species of sea trout, usually from nine to fourteen inches long, and is most frequent in Scotland. The whiting, another species, is from sixteen to twenty-four inches long. They will both rise at an artificial fly, but commonly require a more showy one than the trout.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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