Features

  • Business as usual as Peterhead builds for the future

    Business as usual as Peterhead builds for the future

    7th June 2017

    The first sections of steelwork for the new whitefish landing hub were erected towards the end of last month, as the extensive building, which this time next year will house a state-of-the-art 9,500-box fishmarket, quickly takes shape. Above: Loading a hopper…

  • Inshore fishing at Lulworth Cove

    Inshore fishing at Lulworth Cove

    3rd June 2017

    Family traditions survive as times get harder. John Periam reports from the Lulworth Cove in Dorset, where inshore fishing has been a way of life for generations of fishermen. he author John Seymour, in his book ‘The Companion Guide to…

  • Where are they now? Fishing vessels from years gone by

    Where are they now? Fishing vessels from years gone by

    1st June 2017

    Our ‘Where are they now?’ feature provides brief histories, including build details, of a varied selection of fishing vessels from years gone by. Some of these vessels continue to perform successfully today, under different names to the ones they were…

  • New boat: Soph-Ash-Jay-2

    New boat: Soph-Ash-Jay-2

    22nd May 2017

    Gyro-stabilised Cleopatra Fisherman 40 for Burnmouth. Burnmouth owners John and Nicola Affleck achieved a notable hat-trick earlier this month by taking  delivery of their third new Cleopatra Fisherman named after their daughters Sophie, Ashleigh and Jayda,  from the renowned Icelandic…

  • Sam of Ladram joins Waterdance fleet at Brixham

    Sam of Ladram joins Waterdance fleet at Brixham

    11th May 2017

    Skipper Jon Joule and the crew of the 24m beam trawler Sam of Ladram BM 188, the latest addition to the Brixham fleet, landed their first trip into the south Devon port recently on completion of a £1.1m refit in…

  • At sea on the Brixham beamer William of Ladram

    At sea on the Brixham beamer William of Ladram

    5th May 2017

    With Plymouth photographer Tony Fitzsimmons. Full gallery of images at the bottom of this page. Above: William of Ladram punching into weather on leaving Brixham harbour astern. (Photograph courtesy of Michael Smith) As part of his ongoing commission to photograph and…

  • Ports in the Past: Mallaig harbour of yesteryear

    Ports in the Past: Mallaig harbour of yesteryear

    4th May 2017

    The West Highland harbour of Mallaig has a longstanding fishing tradition, playing a prominent role in the Scottish industry. Above: A typically busy scene at Mallaig in the late 1960s with local and visiting ring-netters landing herring in traditional wooden boxes…

  • When Lowestoft boats went to fish from Canada

    When Lowestoft boats went to fish from Canada

    28th April 2017

    There was an interesting time, way back in the early 1950s, when several drifter/trawlers and trawlers from Lowestoft were sent on the long trip to Nova Scotia to ply their trade, reports Mick Harrod. Above: Skipper William Gowen and the crew…

  • Ports in the Past – Scrabster Harbour of yesteryear

    Ports in the Past – Scrabster Harbour of yesteryear

    13th April 2017

    Located in Thurso Bay, and sheltered by Holburn Head to the northwest and Dunnet Head to the northeast, Scrabster harbour has long occupied a fairly unique position in the UK fishing industry. Its geographical location in the Pentland Firth meant…