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  • End of an era for Caithness seiner (Photo: Ryan Cordiner)

    End of an era for Caithness seiner (Photo: Ryan Cordiner)

    5th December 2019

    Skipper David Fraser and the crew of the Wick fly-shooter Opportune WK 171 took their last seine-net shot last month, signalling the end of an era spanning 40 years, reports David Linkie. Having mainly landed into the Caithness harbours of…

  • Lynn Princess LN 175 – back at work

    Lynn Princess LN 175 – back at work

    22nd November 2019

    A distinguished old lady has returned to the Wash after a facelift, some fetching changes to her topsides and other surgical reconstruction. John Worrall reports Lynn Princess – or some of her – is 50 years old. Built in Holland,…

  • The Wash shrimp fishery  – in cloudy waters

    The Wash shrimp fishery – in cloudy waters

    21st November 2019

    As environmental protection exerts the precautionary principle, an age-old fishery is feeling the pinch. John Worrall reports They’ve been shrimping in the Wash since Pontius was a pilot. Long beaches, tidal churn, and four sizeable rivers adding flavoursome effluent (less…

  • Fishing News Awards 2020

    Fishing News Awards 2020

    15th November 2019

    The Fishing News Awards presentation evening, held to celebrate excellence across the fishing industry during 2019, will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops hotel on Thursday, 14 May, 2020 This is the only awards event dedicated to…

  • New Zephyr for longstanding Whalsay partnership

    New Zephyr for longstanding Whalsay partnership

    8th November 2019

    North Sea mackerel, fished in close proximity to Shetland, was the first target species for the new Whalsay 75.4m midwater trawler Zephyr LK 394, when skipper Allister Irvine and crew started to establish the boat’s fishing credentials, reports David Linkie…

  • Brixham fishmarket tours net almost £5,000 for Mission

    Brixham fishmarket tours net almost £5,000 for Mission

    7th November 2019

    Cold hands and feet were warmed up with a delicious fish breakfast at Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish Brixham on 23 October, after this year’s final tour of Brixham fishmarket, in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission. This year, the Mission was delighted…