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  • Boat of the Week 17.09.15 Silver Dawn OB 333

    Boat of the Week 17.09.15 Silver Dawn OB 333

    21st September 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Silver Dawn OB 333 LOA: 17.61m Built: A Noble &…

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    17th September 2015

    At a time when midwater trawlers from Co Down, north-east Scotland and Shetland are fishing herring in both the Irish Sea and North Sea, it is appropriate to select ‘silver darlings’ as the theme for this month’s Fishmarkets of Yesteryear.…

  • Polruan boatyard, C Toms & Son Ltd,  seeks ‘new builds’

    Polruan boatyard, C Toms & Son Ltd, seeks ‘new builds’

    16th September 2015

    Picture above: A typically busy scene at Toms boatyard in Polruan, with the Newlyn netter Ocean Pride on the main slip for a full repaint and shaft repair, and the yard’s latest build Our Dylan Ben, for North Devon skipper Scott Wharton.…

  • Work with Europe, but don’t be ruled by Europe

    Work with Europe, but don’t be ruled by Europe

    15th September 2015

    Picture above – Faith and Kathleen berthed outside Hope, ready to be named after being built by C Toms and Son Ltd at Polruan in 2003. Britain should work along with Europe but not be ruled by Europe, advises vessel…

  • Boat of the Week 10.09.15 – Patrick C DA 107

    Boat of the Week 10.09.15 – Patrick C DA 107

    14th September 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Patrick C DA 107 LOA: 23.99m Built: Mooney Boats Ltd…

  • English Channel produces more unusual catches

    10th September 2015

    Littlehampton, in West Sussex, has seen some unusual landings, reports John Periam. Sussex fisherman Danny Clark landed a blue lobster, with the crustacean saved from the cooking pot due to its rare colouring. “I thought it could be a one…

  • Where are they now? Fishing vessels from years gone by

    Where are they now? Fishing vessels from years gone by

    9th September 2015

    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…

  • Boat of the Week 03.09.15 – Atlantic Challenge D 642

    Boat of the Week 03.09.15 – Atlantic Challenge D 642

    7th September 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor Dave Linkie while at sea. Name: Atlantic Challenge D 642 LOA: 60m Built: Eidsvik Skipsbyggeri AS…

  • Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    4th September 2015

    The mid 1920s saw a wealth of creativity, from archetypal literature to innovative London bus design and the development of television. Notable triumphs in 1925 include the first television image being transmitted in London by John Baird and the introduction…