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  • Historic Great Yarmouth steam drifter returns to sea

    Historic Great Yarmouth steam drifter returns to sea

    17th May 2018

    The iconic Great Yarmouth steam drifter Lydia Eva left the river Yare last week and headed out to sea under its own power for the first time since undergoing significant boiler repairs. Pending an inspection from a marine surveyor, the…

  • New lifeboat for Western Isles

    New lifeboat for Western Isles

    3rd May 2018

    The new 13m Shannon-class Stella and Humfrey Berkeley (ON-1332) arrived at her station of Leverburgh in the Outer Hebrides on 21 April, 2018, to be welcomed by hundreds of people who lined the small pier eager to see the new…

  • Squid Diaries

    Squid Diaries

    27th April 2018

    Should I have gone to Specsavers? Most small-boat fishermen of Cornwall are going through the ‘famine’ part of the old saying ‘feast or famine’, yet the lucky few able to fish close to the rocky ‘edges’ in offshore westerly wind…

  • HMS Forth commissioned at Portsmouth

    HMS Forth commissioned at Portsmouth

    26th April 2018

    HMS Forth, the first of the new Batch 2 River-Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (Fishing News, 5 April), was commissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base on Friday, 13 April, 2018, reports John Periam The arrival of HMS Forth marks a significant increase…

  • Golden Promise: Focused team effort benefits upgraded Brixham scalloper

    Golden Promise: Focused team effort benefits upgraded Brixham scalloper

    20th April 2018

    By returning to sea towards the end of March, the 14.2m Brixham beam-scalloper Golden Promise FH 401 is testament to the well-known saying ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, reports David Linkie Golden Promise was fullypainted at Polruan… Two weeks before Christmas, and just…

  • Refit to French-built vivier-crabber Pen Glas

    Refit to French-built vivier-crabber Pen Glas

    19th April 2018

    One of the best-known UK wooden potters, the 18.5m wooden-hulled Pen Glas SE 34 received a new lease of life recently when boat builder Bobby Cann and his staff carried out a major refit, reports Phil Lockley. Having taken place…