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  • Magnificent Megrim!

    4th November 2015

    Sustainable, delicious and easy to cook – so why isn’t more eaten in Britain? A flatfish that has healthy stocks in UK waters is being heralded as one of the most sustainable and tasty fish currently being caught by the…

  • Boat of the Week 29.10.15 – Constant Friend BM 484

    Boat of the Week 29.10.15 – Constant Friend BM 484

    2nd November 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Constant Friend BM 484 LOA: 14.99m Built: Philip Shipyard and…

  • Thumbs down to new bass regulations

    30th October 2015

    Bass protection has been given the ‘thumbs down’ by the majority of South West fishermen, with recently imposed measures described as ‘too harsh and too late’ by Cornish line fisherman, James (Shamus) Nicholls, reports Phil Lockley. A time-served pole and…

  • Ports of the past: Padstow harbour

    Ports of the past: Padstow harbour

    29th October 2015

    Above image: Elizabeth Shaun PW 159 and Dunlin FY 516 tie up after a day’s work, while Swan PW 333, Charlotta PW 362 and Lady B Good PW 165 land their catches at Padstow’s south dock in October 1986. Located two…

  • Thousands queue in Japan to sample Frankie’s fish and chips

    28th October 2015

    Long queues formed in a Japanese department store earlier this month, for a taste of Frankie’s fish and chips, reports David Linkie. Customers flocked to the Hankyu shop in Osaka, where Frankie’s manager Carlyn Kearney was cooking, as part of…

  • Boat of the Week 22.10.15 – Arkh Angell DA 33

    Boat of the Week 22.10.15 – Arkh Angell DA 33

    23rd October 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Arkh Angell DA 33 LOA: 26.64m Built: Campbeltown Shipyard 1990 Type: Twin rig prawn…

  • Sinn Féin conference to put fisheries square and centre

    Sinn Féin conference to put fisheries square and centre

    14th October 2015

    Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada will host a major fisheries policy conference in Dungarvan on Saturday, October 24th. The conference will bring together fishermen, fisheries experts and government agencies to hammer out a strategy to support and grow the…

  • Boat of the Week 08.10.15 – Kesteven N 277

    Boat of the Week 08.10.15 – Kesteven N 277

    12th October 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Kesteven N 277 LOA: 16.84m Built: Herd & MacKenzie Ltd…

  • Fishermen in WW1 – sweeping all before

    Fishermen in WW1 – sweeping all before

    8th October 2015

    In the second of an occasional series to remember the crucially important role fishermen took on a century ago, John Worrall looks back at the start of the hostilities in the North Sea following the outbreak of World War 1.…

  • Boat of the Week 01.10.15 – Christina FD 100

    Boat of the Week 01.10.15 – Christina FD 100

    5th October 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Christina FD 100 LOA: 28m Built: Padmos Machinefabriek Stellendam Holland…