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  • Readers’ photos 2019 – The winners (photo by Jenny Quinell-Scott)

    Readers’ photos 2019 – The winners (photo by Jenny Quinell-Scott)

    24th January 2020

    A wide selection of readers’ photographs were sent to Fishing News in 2019 for inclusion in this occasional feature. The high quality of the images received made selecting the six shortlisted photographs displayed here particularly challenging for the Fishing News…

  • Filey, fishing and family names

    Filey, fishing and family names

    23rd January 2020

    Veteran Filey fisherman Colin Jenkinson reflects on his 72-year career – and centuries of Jenkinson fishing heritage. John Worrall reports Colin Jenkinson has retired. After nearly 72 years of fishing for a living and just turning 85, another member of…

  • Set fair for fresh challenges

    Set fair for fresh challenges

    17th January 2020

    A young Sussex fisherman is looking to the future with his newly refitted Delta Star, reports John Periam. Photos: Geoff Lee Steve Eason is a 35-year-old fisherman who fishes out of Brighton Marina and sometimes out of Shoreham. He has…

  • Researchers map northward route of Irish east coast salmon

    Researchers map northward route of Irish east coast salmon

    16th January 2020

    New research has shown that young salmon from rivers on the east coast of Ireland travel northwards to leave the Irish Sea, rather than going south to join salmon on the western coast, before heading to their oceanic feeding grounds,…

  • New meets old in FPS at Portsmouth

    New meets old in FPS at Portsmouth

    10th January 2020

    HMS Clyde, one of the great workhorses of the Royal Navy’s Fishery Protection Squadron (FPS), returned to HMS Naval Base Portsmouth on 20 December after 12 years on patrol around the Falkland Islands, bringing her final voyage as a member…

  • Charisma – New Whalsay pelagic vessel starts on mackerel

    Charisma – New Whalsay pelagic vessel starts on mackerel

    10th January 2020

    Karstensens-built Shetland 75m midwater trawler features MacGregor electric-drive deck machinery Skipper Davie Hutchison and the crew of the Whalsay midwater trawler Charisma LK 362 started to prove the new boat’s fishing credentials in December with two quick-fire trips in close…

  • Readers’ Photos

    Readers’ Photos

    28th December 2019

    The selection of photographs shown 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 continue to be…

  • Thames cockles  – ticking along nicely

    Thames cockles – ticking along nicely

    19th December 2019

    The age-old Thames cockle fishery achieved 21st-century endorsement with the award of Marine Stewardship Council accreditation in early December. John Worrall reports Cockles have been the main fishery in the Thames estuary since at least the early 1800s. Back then,…