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  • Traditional crabbers and whelkers on parade at Wells-next-the-Sea

    Traditional crabbers and whelkers on parade at Wells-next-the-Sea

    1st September 2018

    Wooden fishing boat enthusiasts had a treat recently when 17 traditional North Norfolk crabbers and whelkers mustered at Tugboat Yard, Wells, on the first full day of Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival week A majority of the North Norfolk crabbers and whelkers had…

  • Line-caught inshore mackerel fishing at Peterhead

    Line-caught inshore mackerel fishing at Peterhead

    17th August 2018

    Static-gear boats in North East Scotland have engaged in inshore mackerel fishing in recent weeks A chance meeting outside Peterhead fishmarket with static-gear skipper Andrew Buchan led to the much-appreciated offer of a few hours on the 9m Twinseas catamaran…

  • Sophy Rose – second Cygnus Cyclone 35 for Holy Island

    Sophy Rose – second Cygnus Cyclone 35 for Holy Island

    16th August 2018

    Young shellfish skipper Jordan Richardson, together with crewmen Edward Sinclair and Jamie Douglas, started to fish static gear from Holy Island at the end of July with the new fast potter Sophy Rose BK 533, reports David Linkie Sophy Rose…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    10th August 2018

    Adela refit part II – “It’s the way you paint it” In the final report of a refit to the Brixham inshore trawler, Adela BM 79, I invite you to see how with a dab of paint, a relatively tired-looking…

  • Fishing MSC-accredited North Sea herring on new Pathway

    Fishing MSC-accredited North Sea herring on new Pathway

    9th August 2018

    Advantages of modern design of pelagic vessel clearly illustrated while engaging in traditional fishery As Pathway thrust away from the Albert Quay into a rich sunset at the end of a hot summer’s day, the antiglare blinds in the wheelhouse…

  • Tranquil first trip for Tranquility

    Tranquil first trip for Tranquility

    26th July 2018

    The new Whalsay fly-shooter Tranquility LK 63 fished her maiden trip last month, in the Burra Haaf on the west side of Shetland There was a tangible buzz of anticipation as the crew gathered in Tranquility’s forward messdeck a few…

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