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  • Brixham scalloper Joanna C transformed after major refit

    Brixham scalloper Joanna C transformed after major refit

    27th September 2019

    The Brixham-based scalloper Joanna C BM 265 has recently completed a nine-month near-bare-hull rebuild, to transform her into a state of the art mid-sized beam scalloper capable of fishing week-long trips wherever the opportunity presents itself around the UK, reports…

  • New-look Blueye

    New-look Blueye

    26th September 2019

    Bridlington teamwork delivers large-scale refit of North Shields prawn trawler The under-10m trawler Blueye BH 453 returned to North Shields on completion of a major refurbishment project carried out by two well-known Bridlington companies, electrical specialist SE Marine and JD…

  • Cromer crabs – feeling the pinch

    Cromer crabs – feeling the pinch

    13th September 2019

    John Worrall reports on a seafood icon in an uncertain world Let’s talk local heritage: Cromer crabs, a happy bit of alliteration that sticks in the mind to conjure visions of wide beaches, seaside fun and wholesome seaside fare, with…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    12th September 2019

    Refit of the legendary Devon crabber Excel DH 17 Last but not least in my current review of inshore refits is the famous Devon crabber Excel DH 17. Built by J Hinks & Son of Appledore in North Devon, construction…

  • Readers’ Photos

    Readers’ Photos

    5th September 2019

    The selection of photographs shown on this page have been sent in by Fishing News readers. Although the number of photos currently being received is insufficient to generate a Photo of the Month competition, a selection of readers’ photos will…

  • Testing conditions for Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival

    Testing conditions for Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival

    5th September 2019

    Challenging weather conditions put traditional sailing cobles and their crews to the test during the fourth annual Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival, which took place over the weekend of 27-28 July, reports Paul L Arro Planning of the event had been…

  • White Eagle – new scalloper built in Cornwall for Western Isles

    White Eagle – new scalloper built in Cornwall for Western Isles

    30th August 2019

    Multi-company teamwork contributes to customised vessel design and working arrangements The new North Uist scalloper White Eagle CY 525 started fishing from Kallin harbour last week, after being built in Cornwall for brothers Konrad and Kamil Kosieradzki, reports David Linkie…

  • Readers’ photos

    Readers’ photos

    29th August 2019

    The selection of photographs shown on this page have been sent in by Fishing News readers. Readers are invited to email (fishingnews.ed@kelsey.co.uk) photographs of any subject related to the fishing industry – action shots at sea, colourful harbour scenes, night-time…