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  • Commercial fishing: looking back to 1995

    Commercial fishing: looking back to 1995

    1st October 2015

    1995 in a nutshell Cliff Richard is knighted, Gerald Durrell dies, and Nick Leeson breaks Barings Bank. It’s 1995, Fishing News is printed with a colour front cover, but most of the inside pages are still black and white. In…

  • Win a copy of Herring Tales!

    29th September 2015

    Fishing News has teamed up with Bloomsbury Natural History to give five readers the chance to win a copy of Donald S. Murray’s Herring Tales: How the Silver Darlings Shaped Human Taste and History. The book blends together politics, science, history, religious and commercial…

  • Boat of the Week 24.09.15 – Sowenna S 175

    Boat of the Week 24.09.15 – Sowenna S 175

    28th 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: Sowenna S 175 LOA: 17.98m Built: Halfish Southampton 1989 Type:…

  • Ports of the past: Hull harbour

    Ports of the past: Hull harbour

    24th September 2015

    It is hard to believe now that Hull was one of the world’s biggest fishing ports as recently as the 1970s. Hull’s rise as a major fishing port began with the discovery of the rich Dogger Bank fishing grounds in…

  • 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…