Features

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    10th August 2018

    Adela refit part II – “It’s the way you paint it” In the final report of a refit to the Brixham inshore trawler, Adela BM 79, I invite you to see how with a dab of paint, a relatively tired-looking…

  • Fishing MSC-accredited North Sea herring on new Pathway

    Fishing MSC-accredited North Sea herring on new Pathway

    9th August 2018

    Advantages of modern design of pelagic vessel clearly illustrated while engaging in traditional fishery As Pathway thrust away from the Albert Quay into a rich sunset at the end of a hot summer’s day, the antiglare blinds in the wheelhouse…

  • Tranquil first trip for Tranquility

    Tranquil first trip for Tranquility

    26th July 2018

    The new Whalsay fly-shooter Tranquility LK 63 fished her maiden trip last month, in the Burra Haaf on the west side of Shetland There was a tangible buzz of anticipation as the crew gathered in Tranquility’s forward messdeck a few…

  • Pembrokeshire inshore – the heart of the matter

    Pembrokeshire inshore – the heart of the matter

    20th July 2018

    John Worrall recently spent a morning with Welsh inshore skipper Steve De-Waine, netting for skate and rays from Neyland, on the Holton 24 Peter M Now here’s a symptom of a wider condition. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, there…

  • Ahoy Portsoy – 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

    Ahoy Portsoy – 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

    19th July 2018

    Thousands of visitors sample local fresh seafood and fishing heritage, during sun-drenched weekend festival at Portsoy Attractions including iconic vessels from previous eras, skiff racing, live music and dancing, art, craft and food fairs, international exhibitions, and search and rescue…

  • Portsoy celebrates 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

    Portsoy celebrates 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

    12th July 2018

    The 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, held at Portsoy over the weekend of 30 June and 1 July, in scorching weather more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the Moray Firth, attracted an estimated record attendance of around 20,000 visitors, reports…

  • Quality and efficiency to the fore in new Peterhead fishmarket

    Quality and efficiency to the fore in new Peterhead fishmarket

    6th July 2018

    In terms of scale and standards, the new whitefish market at Peterhead sets new benchmarks for quality and efficiency, both in the UK and in Europe. David Linkie reports The first sale in Peterhead’s new fishmarket on Monday, 18 June…