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  • Gentle Barbara: Potting on beach-launched Filey coble

    Gentle Barbara: Potting on beach-launched Filey coble

    3rd July 2020

    In this occasional series, David Linkie looks back on fishing trips, some of them in fisheries now sadly consigned to history, that he has experienced over the past 30-plus years For generations of inshore fishermen, launching and hauling out boats…

  • Call4Fish – Local sales go nationwide

    Call4Fish – Local sales go nationwide

    2nd July 2020

    Fishing News talks to the Call4Fish team, whose Covid-driven initiative to connect the local industry with local consumers has now transformed prospects for fishermen nationwide Rodney Anderson, leader of the Call4Fish team. By the third week of March, with vital…

  • Great Yarmouth: boaters, bloaters and red herrings

    Great Yarmouth: boaters, bloaters and red herrings

    26th June 2020

    Great Yarmouth was a centre of the herring boom. Now it’s more gas and wind. John Worrall reports In normal times, Great Yarmouth is a visitor town. Wide sandy beaches, lots of fast food and the seafront Golden Mile make for family…

  • South coast fishing looks to the future

    South coast fishing looks to the future

    25th June 2020

    Training for new and seasoned fishermen at Lyme Bay Fishing College is developing in parallel with resurgence in the local fishing community, reports John Periam Between 12 and 15 vessels currently fish out of Lyme Regis. In the foreground is…

  • New Brighter Hope maintains Shetland family’s tradition

    New Brighter Hope maintains Shetland family’s tradition

    19th June 2020

    The naming ceremony of Brighter Hope at Walls earlier this month embraced five generations of nine-year-old Jonah Johnson’s family, reports David Linkie. Built by his grandfather Jim Johnson, the 7ft aluminium-hulled Brighter Hope is named after Jonah Johnson’s great-grandfather John…

  • Daystar and Convallaria VI

    Daystar and Convallaria VI

    12th June 2020

    Pair-trawling for herring off Rattray Head In a week in which the first herring of 2020 were landed at Peterhead, David Linkie looks back on a quick-fire trip on the Fraserburgh pelagic boat Daystar BF 250, pair-trawling for herring with…

  • Boston: Of cogs and stumps and the price of fish

    Boston: Of cogs and stumps and the price of fish

    11th June 2020

    The Lincolnshire town’s fortunes have gone up and down – like its fishing. John Worrall reports The Lincolnshire port of Boston goes back a long way. Boston first got rich in medieval times through the Hanseatic League, whose success was substantially based…

  • Cheetah rides the storm

    Cheetah rides the storm

    4th June 2020

    Like most businesses, catamaran builder Cheetah Marine, based at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, decided to stop production in late March so its staff could stay safe – but it is now back in production with Covid-19 precautions in…