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  • Opportune: twin-rig prawn trawling

    Opportune: twin-rig prawn trawling

    17th July 2020

    David Linkie looks back 23 years to a five-day trip on the Fraserburgh twin-rig prawn trawler Opportune BF 19 Eight hours after throwing off the ropes, on the ‘back o’ Sunday night’ at the Broch, Opportune settled her gear in…

  • Inshore Corner: Geometry in line fishing

    Inshore Corner: Geometry in line fishing

    16th July 2020

    The second in a three-part series on how mathematics can multiply your returns If geometry is critical in trawling, is it when towing lines with pollack boards? In my opinion, it is. Being aware of what is happening to the…

  • Georgina of Ladram

    Georgina of Ladram

    10th July 2020

    Innovation and clean lines on biggest new Brixham beam trawler Delivered by the Luyt Group, based at Den Oever in Holland, Georgina of Ladram BM 100 is a 35.25m beam trawler with an 8.70m moulded breadth, a moulded depth of…

  • 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…