Features

  • Holderness netters

    Holderness netters

    27th November 2017

    Yorkshire beach-netters have cause for complaint. John Worrall reports. And here’s another bit of administrative daftness. On the Holderness coast of Yorkshire, there is a commercial fishery that ticks just about every box that anyone with a feel for the environment could…

  • New boats 2017 – P1

    New boats 2017 – P1

    13th November 2017

    A wide range of new boats have entered service this year. This extremely positive trend highlights growing confidence based on healthy stock levels and strong market demand. Twelve of the new boats delivered so far this year, which readers can…

  • Venturer: New design of Cheetah Marine potting catamaran

    Venturer: New design of Cheetah Marine potting catamaran

    25th October 2017

    Since Fishing News last visited Ventnor Haven Fishery on the Isle of Wight (11 February, 2016), for various reasons, four full-time boats have ceased fishing, leaving only the two Ventnor Haven boats working there now, reports John Periam. Above: Mooring up…

  • 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…