Features

  • Soph-Ash-Jay 3

    Soph-Ash-Jay 3

    7th December 2018

    Trefjar delivers second high-spec Cleopatra Fisherman 40 fast potter to Burnmouth owners in 18 months The arrival of the 11.90m Soph-Ash-Jay 3 LH 60 at Burnmouth further strengthens the already strong bonds between Berwickshire owners John and Nicola Affleck and…

  • Southeast England – 2018 review

    Southeast England – 2018 review

    6th December 2018

    Fishermen in southeast England show their determination to survive It has not been an easy year for the fishermen along the south coast. There have been highs and lows for many of them, as recorded in Fishing News over the…

  • Rare Atlantic shade-fish caught off Dungeness

    Rare Atlantic shade-fish caught off Dungeness

    29th November 2018

    Kent skipper Dave Tart caught a very rare Atlantic shade-fish last week, when fishing on the inshore boat Julie Jean FE 380, just one mile east of Dungeness, reports David Linkie. Initial research showed that only three records for Atlantic…

  • New Western Chieftain for Co Donegal

    New Western Chieftain for Co Donegal

    24th November 2018

    Co Donegal skipper Charlie Doherty, and the crew of the new Killybegs midwater trawler Western Chieftain SO 237, quickly started to prove the fishing credentials of the 51.9m vessel, which was built to an in-house design by Karstensens Shipyard at…

  • Shetland Research marks new ground for Scottish pelagic fleet

    Shetland Research marks new ground for Scottish pelagic fleet

    16th November 2018

    Being the first Scottish pelagic vessel featuring electric-drive deck machinery, the new Whalsay 80m midwater trawler Research LK 62 makes a significant contribution to the continual evolution of vessel design, in which Shetland skippers have a strong track record, reports…

  • SFF annual dinner – opportunities must be seized and challenges overcome

    SFF annual dinner – opportunities must be seized and challenges overcome

    15th November 2018

    The 100 guests who attended the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation annual dinner in Edinburgh on 31 October heard four positive and challenging speeches from rural economy cabinet secretary Fergus Ewing, parliamentary secretary of state for Scotland and for Northern Ireland Lord…

  • Joyful Spirit for Plymouth

    Joyful Spirit for Plymouth

    9th November 2018

    Polruan boatyard completes ‘low-maintenance’ 11.95m twin-rig trawler Described by marine architect Ian Paton as being ‘capable boats’, the latest build in his range of low-powered high-performance vessels is the twin-rigger Joyful Spirit PH 29, a vessel aimed at having the…

  • Fishing News Awards 2019

    Fishing News Awards 2019

    8th November 2018

    The Fishing News Awards presentation evening, held to celebrate excellence across the fishing industry during 2018, will take place at the Doubletree Aberdeen Treetops hotel on Thursday, 16 May, 2019 This is the only awards event dedicated to celebrating achievement, innovation…