Last year saw a record number of entries to our annual readers’ photo competition.

The high quality of the pictures received over the year made selecting these seven shortlisted photographs a challenge – but the eventual verdict of the Fishing News team was that the overall winner is Steven Duthie’s striking image of the Fraserburgh pair-seiner Faithful.

Congratulations to Steven Duthie, who will receive a cheque for £100, plus a Fishing News beanie hat. There’s also a beanie on its way to the other six shortlisted photographers pictured here.

Our thanks to everyone who sent in their photographs last year – please keep them coming through 2022!

First place

Second place

The Plymouth-registered beam trawler Soli Deo Gloria PH 63, skippered by Lammert de Boer, fishing in a force eight 30 miles west of Heligoland. (Photo: Jelle Post)

Third place

Wash cocklers head homeward. (Photo: Matthew Jessop)

Runners up

The Whalsay-based pelagic trawler Serene, which was built by Karstensens in 2018. (Photo: Calum Gray)

Cocklers homeward bound beneath a North Sea sunset. (Photo: Enrico Barnieske)

Virtuous heads home from Whitby, after having work done at Parkol Marine Engineering. (Photo: Mike Upton)

Harmoni M 147 amidst a Holyhead sunset. (Photo: Bryn Lloyd-Jones)

This story was taken from the latest issue of Fishing News. For more up-to-date and in-depth reports on the UK and Irish commercial fishing sector, subscribe to Fishing News here or buy the latest single issue for just £3.30 here. Please note that some images have been cropped.


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