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  • Lobster fishing on Lady K

    Lobster fishing on Lady K

    12th February 2016

    The Cyfish 33 Lady K K1 rounded Weather Ness shortly after midday and powered in towards the ferry pier at Rapness. Above: The Cyfish 33 Lady K powers into Rapness pier. Having left Pierowall harbour at 4am, skipper Heddle Costie and…

  • Ports in the Past: Pittenweem

    Ports in the Past: Pittenweem

    11th February 2016

    Located on the East Neuk of Fife, on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, Pittenweem harbour has a longstanding tradition of fishing. The inshore prawn trawlers and creel boats that fish from Pittenweem today are a long way…

  • Fishing in Orkney: Part 3 – Westray

    Fishing in Orkney: Part 3 – Westray

    10th February 2016

    This is the third, and final, part of the Fishing News Orkney feature by David Linkie. Catch up on parts one and two if you missed them! Fishing of key importance on Westray Although less than 10 miles long and…

  • Simpsons named best in UK for fish and chips

    Simpsons named best in UK for fish and chips

    9th February 2016

    The National Fish and Chip Awards, sponsored by Seafish and widely considered the ‘Oscars’ of the fish-frying industry, attracted over 600 attendees this year to the Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January. Now in its 28th year, the prestigious ceremony…

  • Boat of the Week 04.02.16 – J-Sea E 333

    Boat of the Week 04.02.16 – J-Sea E 333

    8th February 2016

    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: J-Sea E 333 LOA: 13.95m Built: Newbury Engineering Newhaven 2011…

  • RACCE committee accepts contentious South Arran MPA

    8th February 2016

    Fishing communities united to maintain pressure on Scottish Government Clyde fishermen were dealt a devastating blow last week when the Scottish Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) rejected MSP Jamie McGrigor’s proposal to annul the fishing orders governing…

  • Fishing in Orkney: Part 2

    Fishing in Orkney: Part 2

    5th February 2016

    Here is the second part of our three part feature on commercial fishing in Orkney by David Linkie. You can read the first part of this feature here. Lamb Holm lobster hatchery makes vital contribution to stock levels Although not…

  • Rescue wooden boats – picking up north Norfolk survivors

    5th February 2016

    North Norfolk’s wooden boat heritage lives on, reports John Worrall You don’t sense the passion immediately. At first glance, the Hewitt brothers’ boat yard, accommodated in and around a collection of large sheds just above the marshes at Stiffkey, looks…

  • Commercial fishing: Looking back to 2001

    Commercial fishing: Looking back to 2001

    4th February 2016

    In 2001, the world saw the birth of many new inventions, explorations and entertainment franchises, along with momentous events in history. Casting our gaze to the skies, this was the year that Mars Odyssey was launched as part of NASA’s…