Features

  • Fraserburgh harbour – a short history

    Fraserburgh harbour – a short history

    5th October 2018

    Fraserburgh drydock meets the requirements of larger classes of fishing vessels and supply boats. Early 16th century   Sir William Fraser, sixth laird of Philorth, purchased  the lands of Faithlie. 1542   Alexander Fraser, seventh laird of Philorth, received  from King James…

  • The life of Newlyn trawlerman Mike Mahon: part III

    The life of Newlyn trawlerman Mike Mahon: part III

    28th September 2018

    Parliamentary candidate for UKIP In the concluding part of his conversation with Mike ‘Grimmy’ Mahon, Phil Lockley reveals how press coverage of Grimmy’s political stunts to aid Britain’s escape from ‘the tyranny of Brussels’ was, in all likelihood, the best-ever…

  • Poole Harbour clam and cockle fishery

    Poole Harbour clam and cockle fishery

    27th September 2018

    Fishermen at Poole Harbour in Dorset have achieved a world first by gaining MSC and RFS certifications for a single fishery, reports John Periam All photos by Emma Rance Poole has always looked to the sea for its prosperity. The…

  • Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival hailed a huge success

    Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival hailed a huge success

    21st September 2018

    Traditional sailing cobles made full use of fine weather conditions for the third Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival, reports Paul L Arro Bridlington, on the East Yorkshire coast, was once again the setting for the 2018 Sailing Coble Festival over the…

  • The life of Newlyn trawlerman Mike Mahon: Part II

    The life of Newlyn trawlerman Mike Mahon: Part II

    20th September 2018

    Grimmy’s political fight begins At the conclusion of Part I, skipper Mike ‘Grimmy’ Mahon revealed how his political activities started, leading to his ceaseless fight with British governments and authorities, reports Phil Lockley When the senseless dumping of fish gained…

  • New Serene welcomed home to Whalsay

    New Serene welcomed home to Whalsay

    15th September 2018

    A large crowd of friends gathered at Symbister harbour to welcome skipper Bobby Polson and the crew of the new 82m midwater trawler Serene LK 297 home to Whalsay, reports David Linkie. Incorporating a number of new ideas, including an…

  • Caledonia III

    Caledonia III

    14th September 2018

    Macduff Shipyards delivers 19m twin-rig trawler built at Buckie for local skipper Steven Clarke Moray skipper Steven Clarke and the crew of Caledonia III are now twin-rig trawling on grounds to the north of Scotland from Scrabster harbour, reports David…

  • ‘No fixed abode’ – the capability fleet!

    ‘No fixed abode’ – the capability fleet!

    7th September 2018

    Ranging from 10m to 15m in length, a fleet of relatively low-powered pocket trawlers/scallopers continues to grow among the South West fishing industry. Described as ‘capable boats’ by their designer Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd, many are…

  • The life of Newlyn trawlerman Mike Mahon – part I

    The life of Newlyn trawlerman Mike Mahon – part I

    6th September 2018

    Why is trawlerman ‘Grimmy’ Mike Mahon going home to Grimsby? The former Newlyn skipper speaks to Phil Lockley, in the first of a three-part series He is loved by most, politically feared by some, and annoying to others – but…

  • Solent pilot cutters and their respect for inshore fishermen

    Solent pilot cutters and their respect for inshore fishermen

    2nd September 2018

    Inshore fishing activities in the UK are frequently conducted in close proximity to extremely busy pilot stations, and to restricted navigation channels used by some of the biggest commercial ships in the world. Fishing News was recently invited to share…