Features

  • Pittenweem photographed

    Pittenweem photographed

    6th October 2017

    Daily shellfish activity at Pittenweem, which is experiencing one of its best years on record, is portrayed in this selection of photographs taken in a 16-hour period by David Linkie towards the end of August, when the local fleet of…

  • van Dijck vessel modernisation

    van Dijck vessel modernisation

    29th September 2017

    Brixham scalloper van Dijck’s refit has come after a tough few years for skipper and owner Drew McLeod, and is the culmination of a couple of years of hard work that have brought the boat back from the brink, as…

  • Folkestone Trawler Race 2017

    Folkestone Trawler Race 2017

    6th September 2017

    This year’s Folkestone Trawler Race had a record number of 18 entries and attracted over 10,000 spectators on what turned out to be a sunny day, with a slightly increasing wind adding to the fun, reports John Periam. Above: The Best…

  • On patrol with the Royal Navy’s fisheries protection squadron

    On patrol with the Royal Navy’s fisheries protection squadron

    1st September 2017

    HMS Mersey P 283 is the youngest of the original batch of River-Class patrol vessels that carries out fisheries protection duties in UK waters out to the median line. (John Periam reports. Photography by Geoffrey Lee) Above: The second RN Pacific…

  • At sea on the Newlyn netter Govenek of Ladram PZ 51

    At sea on the Newlyn netter Govenek of Ladram PZ 51

    2nd August 2017

    With Plymouth photographer Tony Fitzsimmons. In the last of his commission by Waterdance to photograph and document the fishing activity of boats working out of Brixham and Newlyn for a local company’s website (greendalefarmshop.co.uk), photographer Tony Fitzsimmons captures the action…

  • Shellfish catches lead the way for Yorkshire harbours

    Shellfish catches lead the way for Yorkshire harbours

    29th July 2017

    This mainly pictorial feature, using a selection of photographs taken in a 36-hour period last month, gives an insight into fishing activity at Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby. David Linkie reports. Above: Potting boats berthed along the fishmarket quay at Whitby. With…

  • Mevagissey ‘Toshers’ race

    Mevagissey ‘Toshers’ race

    21st July 2017

    Mevagissey’s annual ‘Tosher’s Race’ around the bay kicked off the south Cornwall village’s annual Feast Week celebrations (25 June), reports Martin Johns. Above: A colourful scene during the Mevagissey Trawler Race as Demelza, Provider and Diligence do battle. The race takes…

  • Feature: Bellerophon II

    Feature: Bellerophon II

    13th July 2017

    New 7m netter for Looe from Kilkeel boat yard. Looe skipper Robert Chapman recently took delivery of a new 7m GRP netter built in Kilkeel, Co Down by G Smyth Boats, reports Martin Johns. Above: Bellerophon leaving Kilkeel harbour for engine…

  • Highs and lows in east coast cockles

    Highs and lows in east coast cockles

    4th July 2017

    It’s the cockle season again in the two main east coast cockle fisheries, and it’s pretty much business as usual, in structure if not volume, reports John Worrall. Above: Wash cockles are adjudged adult at 14mm. In the Thames, it is…