- Far below I saw a streak of living light shoot through the water- on, on, closer to the surface now, and at last she fairly sprang into the air, quivering like a gaffed salmon, then fell back to float and clear her blue eyes from her tangled hair. - "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
- Ken had a glimpse of a giant next him, literally pitchforking a Turk out of the trench, lifting him like a gaffed salmon on the end of his bayonet. - "On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles", Thomas Charles Bridges.
- He shivered, 'twas as if the villain gaffed The old man with a boat- hook; bleeding, spent, He begged for life nor knew at all the road he went. - "Sword Blades and Poppy Seed", Amy Lowell.