2017 Fishing News Awards


Fishing News is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fishing News Awards will be held in Aberdeen on the evening of Thursday, 25th May 2017, the day before the start of the Aberdeen Skipper Expo.

This event is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the achievements, expertise and innovation in the UK and Ireland’s commercial fishing industries during 2016.

Once again the Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen is our venue, and it promises to be a night to remember. The proceedings will be hosted by the comedian, impressionist and playwright Rory Bremner, who will MC the awards and provide after-dinner entertainment.

Nominations, shortlists, and voting

The nominations have been counted and the shortlists prepared. Now it’s over to you to vote for your favourites in 10 of our 12 categories via our online voting system.

Two categories – Young Fisherman of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award – will not have public votes. Instead they will be judged by a panel drawn from the fishing industry, using all supporting evidence provided through the nomination process.

**Recent Amendments to the Fishing News Awards shortlists**

We are grateful to Ryan Cordiner for advising us that he no longer meets the age criterion for the Young Fisherman of the Year category. Donald John MacIntyre will now complete the shortlist of 5 for this category.

Andrew Bremner has been moved to the Lifetime Achievement Awards category shortlist from the Demersal category shortlist. We are pleased to announce that Ross Christie now completes the shortlist of 5 nominees for the Demersal category.

We will continue to notify you of any further changes as and when they arise.

Voting will close at midnight on Friday, 28th April 2017.

To see the category shortlists and to vote click here