When they had done so, "they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break," requiring help from another boat. When Peter saw the large catch, which filled both boats almost to sinking point, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!" Jesus responded "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men," after which Peter and his partners and left everything and followed Jesus.
Fish Nets Found to Kill Large Numbers of Birds - The New York Times
The first were made of wood, but were soon introduced and were divided into compartments. They were well designed for the crew with a large building that contained the and the . The boats built in the 20th century only had a , which was used to help steady the boat when its nets were out. The main function of the mast was now as a for lifting the catch ashore. It also had a steam on the near the mast for hauling . The boats had narrow, high so that the steam and thick coal smoke was released high above the deck and away from the fishermen. These funnels were nicknamed because they looked like the popular brand of cigarette. These boats had a crew of twelve made up of a , driver, fireman (to look after the boiler) and nine deck hands.
[Large fishing net] - Kefka's Discworld MUD Item Database
The earliest steam powered fishing boats first appeared in the 1870s and used the system of fishing as well as lines and drift nets. These were large boats, usually 80–90 feet (24–27 m) in length with a beam of around 20 feet (6.1 m). They weighed 40-50 tons and travelled at 9–11 knots (17–20 km/h; 10–13 mph).
This is a large, reinforced fishing net