• 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…

  • Atlantic Dawn for Islay

    Atlantic Dawn for Islay

    2nd November 2018

    20.3m automated scalloper is first boat to be built in Parkol Marine Engineering’s new premises on Teesside The new scalloper Atlantic Dawn CN 25, built for James Monaghan of Islay Crab Exports Ltd by Parkol Marine Engineering, started fishing last…

  • Worthing’s beach fishermen continue to survive

    Worthing’s beach fishermen continue to survive

    1st November 2018

    Worthing, in West Sussex, has seen a decline in the number of beach fishermen over the years – but not from want of trying, reports John Periam Nick Jenkins currently has two boats, Susan Amanda and Challenger, working from the…

  • Peter Dadds – dedicated Mudeford fisherman

    Peter Dadds – dedicated Mudeford fisherman

    26th October 2018

    Dorset fisherman Peter Dadds welcomed John Periam and Geoffrey Lee to Mudeford Quay recently, to share his experiences of inshore fishing Mudeford Quay is situated on the Dorset coast near the entrance to Christchurch harbour, with stunning views across to…



    25th October 2018

    Des Pawson does knots. He does all sorts of knots. In fact, there can’t be many knots he does not know. And ropework; he does sailors’ ropework in particular, which is where knotting is and, more particularly, was the key…

  • DEBBIE V FH 555

    DEBBIE V FH 555

    19th October 2018

    Debbie V can accommodate seven dredges aside, hauled to raised top sides before being emptied into stainless steel conveyor hoppers (see main image). DETAILS Owners: Amethyst Fishing Company, Mylor, Cornwall Designer: Denis Swire, Porthleven, Cornwall Boatyard: Hull and superstructure –…

  • Whitby netsman continues traditional way of life on Courage

    Whitby netsman continues traditional way of life on Courage

    11th October 2018

    Passion and vigilance, allied to a lifetime’s experience and local knowledge of tidal trigonometry, delivers a return The salmon drift-net fishery has sustained fishermen and their families along the coast of northeast England for generations. Whitby skipper Martin Hopper is…