Features

  • Innovative ideas on customised twin-rig prawn trawler Westro

    Innovative ideas on customised twin-rig prawn trawler Westro

    8th February 2019

    Macduff Shipyards delivers third new boat to Peterhead skipper, two months ahead of schedule Peterhead skipper James West and the crew of the 21.5m twin-rig prawn trawler Westro PD 20 were expected to sail from their home port this week…

  • Memories of Reg Matthews – by Trevor Bartlett

    Memories of Reg Matthews – by Trevor Bartlett

    7th February 2019

    There have been a few people who have helped me along the way during my career within the fishing industry, but none more so than Reg Matthews, who sadly passed away on 22 January, 2019, aged 87. Reg Matthews was…

  • Summers Love

    Summers Love

    2nd February 2019

    Jim Mckerracher has a thing about Tommy Summers yawls. John Worrall reports He’s restored two, worked on a third, and now has his fourth. And this could be the most challenging of the lot. You can tell by the line…

  • Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    31st January 2019

    Our ‘Where are they now?’ feature provides brief histories, including build details, of a varied selection of fishing vessels from years gone by. Some of these vessels continue to perform successfully today, under different names to the ones they were…

  • New entrants sharpen skillset

    New entrants sharpen skillset

    24th January 2019

    The Scottish Maritime Academy, based in Peterhead, recently piloted Knife Skills as part of the Seafish Introduction to Commercial Fishing course. Students learned about knife skills… Centre manager Linda Hope said: “Knife skills are such a crucial part of the…

  • Maritime academy builds on partnership with Sunderland Marine

    Maritime academy builds on partnership with Sunderland Marine

    24th January 2019

    Representatives from Sunderland Marine recently attended the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead to present the nautical training facility with a range of new navigational and stability equipment, including a pelorus. They also provided a range of equipment to support the…

  • Stormy start for Girl Stephanie

    Stormy start for Girl Stephanie

    18th January 2019

    Karstensens Shipyard completes second new midwater trawler for Galway family South-easterly gales with gusts up to 90 knots, as Storm Deirdre tracked rapidly across the North Sea, provided an immediate test for the new Girl Stephanie G 190, as the…

  • Readers’ Photos 2018

    Readers’ Photos 2018

    17th January 2019

    An interesting range of readers’ photographs were sent to Fishing News in 2018 for inclusion in this informal feature. The high quality of images received made selecting the six shortlisted photographs shown on this page particularly challenging for the Fishing News team.…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    11th January 2019

    Invest in fishing? To meet three generations of fishermen in one day is a rare privilege, rarer still when those fishermen are from the same family – the Eglinton family of Newquay in Cornwall. To have known them for some…