Pelagic Fisherman of the Year

To be awarded to a UK- or Ireland-based fisherman who has made a clear commitment to pelagic fishing in 2019. Skills, determination, leadership ability and adaptability to changes in today’s industry are all important qualities.


Will Burton, Girl Rona TH 117
Will has been fishing for about 20 years. His father was a fisherman for 45 years before him. Will is the skipper of the Girl Rona and the coxswain of the Teignmouth lifeboat. About 10 years ago the Girl Rona sank going over the bar into Teignmouth half full of herrings. Will’s lifeboat training came into good use by making sure the skipper and the other two crew got safely in the life raft.

Due to only one candidate being shortlisted in this category, no votes are required


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