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  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley: From shrimp trawler to potter!

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley: From shrimp trawler to potter!

    25th May 2018

    The saying ‘as rare as hen’s teeth’ is usually interpreted as ‘impossible to find’, but it really means ‘almost’ impossible to find. The same is true when trying to find a good second-hand fishing boat, and finding a particular type…

  • Historic Great Yarmouth steam drifter returns to sea

    Historic Great Yarmouth steam drifter returns to sea

    17th May 2018

    The iconic Great Yarmouth steam drifter Lydia Eva left the river Yare last week and headed out to sea under its own power for the first time since undergoing significant boiler repairs. Pending an inspection from a marine surveyor, the…

  • New lifeboat for Western Isles

    New lifeboat for Western Isles

    3rd May 2018

    The new 13m Shannon-class Stella and Humfrey Berkeley (ON-1332) arrived at her station of Leverburgh in the Outer Hebrides on 21 April, 2018, to be welcomed by hundreds of people who lined the small pier eager to see the new…

  • Squid Diaries

    Squid Diaries

    27th April 2018

    Should I have gone to Specsavers? Most small-boat fishermen of Cornwall are going through the ‘famine’ part of the old saying ‘feast or famine’, yet the lucky few able to fish close to the rocky ‘edges’ in offshore westerly wind…

  • HMS Forth commissioned at Portsmouth

    HMS Forth commissioned at Portsmouth

    26th April 2018

    HMS Forth, the first of the new Batch 2 River-Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (Fishing News, 5 April), was commissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base on Friday, 13 April, 2018, reports John Periam The arrival of HMS Forth marks a significant increase…