Brixham

  • New Issue: Fishing News 13.06.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 13.06.19

    11th June 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Discards ban is working – Eternal Light starts scalloping from Buckie – New technical rules this summer – BLUE warning on localised whelk fisheries – A new approach to discards in…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 06.06.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 06.06.19

    4th June 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Shellfish fleet warning – Selective gear attracts Thailand fishermen to Brixham – New IT tool to fight IUU fishing – ‘Sea anglers aim to close inshore fisheries’ claim fishermen – ‘Industry…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    24th May 2019

    Refits & history – part 1: Nil Desperandum On a recent visit to Brixham to see several boats in various stages of refit, I visited the Galmpton boatyard to meet boatbuilder Bobby Cann. He and his workforce of six are…

  • Boat of the Week: Autumn-J E 222

    Boat of the Week: Autumn-J E 222

    24th April 2019

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Autumn-J E 222 LOA: 13.67m Built: Ailsa Troon Ltd Ayrshire 1997 Type: Scalloper Home port: Brixham We’ll be back next week with our latest boat focus. Got…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 28.03.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 28.03.19

    26th March 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Discards quota pools – New shellfish duo launched – Brixham crewman thank MCA SAR team for safe rescue – EUFA welcomes MPs’ no-deal vote – Fast-growing seafood body demands greater government…

  • ‘No fixed abode’ – the capability fleet!

    ‘No fixed abode’ – the capability fleet!

    7th September 2018

    Ranging from 10m to 15m in length, a fleet of relatively low-powered pocket trawlers/scallopers continues to grow among the South West fishing industry. Described as ‘capable boats’ by their designer Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd, many are…

  • 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…

  • Brixham – Leading English port going from strength to strength

    Brixham – Leading English port going from strength to strength

    8th June 2018

    Brixham enjoyed a record-breaking 2017, with an annual catch value of £40m, 25% higher than the previous year’s record of £30.7m. Everyone connected with the South Devon port is looking forward to the traditional Brixham Trawler Race on Saturday, 16…

  • Refit to French-built vivier-crabber Pen Glas

    Refit to French-built vivier-crabber Pen Glas

    19th April 2018

    One of the best-known UK wooden potters, the 18.5m wooden-hulled Pen Glas SE 34 received a new lease of life recently when boat builder Bobby Cann and his staff carried out a major refit, reports Phil Lockley. Having taken place…

  • Vibrant Brixham powers ahead for Trawler Race weekend

    Vibrant Brixham powers ahead for Trawler Race weekend

    16th June 2017

    Everyone connected with Brixham is approaching the traditional Trawler Race this weekend on the crest of a wave, as all sectors of the local industry at the UK’s leading port continue to benefit from the welcome combination of healthy stocks…

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