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  • Pressure on inshore fleet

    Pressure on inshore fleet

    25th September 2017

    English under-10s struggle to earn a living. Tough controls and loss of grounds threaten future. A mounting regulatory burden and heavy-handed enforcement are threatening the inshore fleet in England, reports Tim Oliver. Fishermen say the increasing amount of regulation and…

  • Lynn Princess rebuild

    Lynn Princess rebuild

    22nd September 2017

    A distinguished old lady will soon return to the Wash on completion of an extensive facelift, which includes some fetching changes to her topsides and other surgical reconstruction, reports John Worrall. Above: Lynn Princess in November 2015 when stripped of her…

  • Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music festival

    Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music festival

    19th September 2017

    More than 3,000 seafood and music lovers braved heavy showers to attend the annual Fishstock Brixham festival on Saturday when locally caught seafood was promoted to a wide audience in support of the Fishermen’s Mission. Above: High volumes of fresh fish,…

  • Boat of the Week: Stephanie M 177

    Boat of the Week: Stephanie M 177

    19th September 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Stephanie M 177 LOA: 23.98m Built: Visser Shipyard Den Helder Holland 1983 Type: Beamer Home port: Milford Haven We’ll be back next week with our latest boat…

  • UK’s top 10 fish and chip shops 2018

    UK’s top 10 fish and chip shops 2018

    19th September 2017

    The UK’s top 10 fish and chip shops were revealed last week, as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. Following the latest round of judging, 10 businesses were shortlisted for the Fish and…

  • New issue: Fishing News 21.09.17

    New issue: Fishing News 21.09.17

    19th September 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Sea angling economic importance ‘grossly exaggerated’ • Feature: Victory Rose WY 34 • Lynn Princess rebuild • Fishstock Brixham Seafood & Music Festival • BOTW: Stephanie M 177 • UK’s top…

  • Sea angling economic importance ‘grossly exaggerated’

    Sea angling economic importance ‘grossly exaggerated’

    18th September 2017

    Call for rod licence to show true numbers. A former sea angler says figures quoted by the Angling Trust and other angling organisations to support their attacks on commercial bass fishing, grossly exaggerate the number of recreational sea anglers and…

  • Kilkeel Seafood Festival

    Kilkeel Seafood Festival

    15th September 2017

    Kilkeel Seafood Festival will take place at Kilkeel Harbour on Saturday, 16 September, 12:00 – 5:00pm. The event is a celebration of Kilkeel’s maritime heritage, while showcasing the local seafood offering. Home of the largest fishing fleet in Northern Ireland, Kilkeel Harbour…

  • Leasowe cockle fishery reopens

    Leasowe cockle fishery reopens

    15th September 2017

    The traditional cockle hand-raking fishery on Leasowe Beach in the Wirral reopened at the beginning of this month for the first time since 2010, reports Geoff Abbott. Above: Leaving the beach with the hard-won return from the first tide. In the…

  • Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photography winners

    Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photography winners

    12th September 2017

    The winning entries from the UK-wide photography competition ‘Ultimate Sea View’ have been revealed by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, following a challenging judging process of over 1,300 entries. Above: ‘Beams’ was judged the overall winner. The overall winner…