Features

  • Fisheries Science – your chance to ask Hannah Fennell

    Fisheries Science – your chance to ask Hannah Fennell

    22nd June 2018

    Over the past few years, I’ve got more and more interested in the human microbiome, and wonder if the same applies to fish? If, for example, you took a fish from one location, and compared its gut bacteria to a…

  • Silver Lining for traditional Welsh coracle fishery?

    Silver Lining for traditional Welsh coracle fishery?

    21st June 2018

    SILVER LINING? – FOR TRADITIONAL WELSH CORACLE FISHERY The historic and traditional coracle fishery for salmon and sea trout (sewin) on the river Teifi in West Wales is holding on. John Worrall reports. Len Walters works a mixed fishery out…

  • Readers’ Photos

    Readers’ Photos

    14th June 2018

    The selection of photographs shown on this page has been sent in recently by Fishing News readers. Although the number of photos currently being received is insufficient to generate a Photo of the Month competition, a selection of readers’ photos will continue to be printed whenever…

  • Brixham – Leading English port going from strength to strength

    Brixham – Leading English port going from strength to strength

    8th June 2018

    Brixham enjoyed a record-breaking 2017, with an annual catch value of £40m, 25% higher than the previous year’s record of £30.7m. Everyone connected with the South Devon port is looking forward to the traditional Brixham Trawler Race on Saturday, 16…

  • ‘Guardians of the Reef’

    ‘Guardians of the Reef’

    7th June 2018

    The first public screening of ‘Guardians of the Reef’, a Storylines project documenting some of the history of the South Devon shellfishing industry and local ways of life, recently took place at the Cricket Inn in Beesands in Start Bay,…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley: From shrimp trawler to potter!

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley: From shrimp trawler to potter!

    25th May 2018

    The saying ‘as rare as hen’s teeth’ is usually interpreted as ‘impossible to find’, but it really means ‘almost’ impossible to find. The same is true when trying to find a good second-hand fishing boat, and finding a particular type…