Scott Mann Talks Fishing Brexit

Well, Brexit and fishing quotas are both controversial subjects, so it is useful to know that fishing is not forgotten and is still being discussed in the wake of all […]

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Fish Don’t Respect National Boundaries, Says MCS

The European Referendum is creating lots of questions, yet there seems to be a remarkable lack of consistency when it comes to answers. I’m a politics graduate and even that […]

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Ben, Fishing’s New Ambassador

Great to see that young men are still going into fishing… This is Ben Bengey, an inspirational young fisherman from Ilfracombe in North Devon, who is fast becoming the voice […]

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Conviction After Illegal Mackerel Catch

This comes from the Government’s Marine Management Organisation: On 6 March 2015, at Bodmin Magistrates, courts the master and owner of the Dutch registered trawler Frank Bonefaas SCH-72 were each […]

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Fishing Quota Update

  Mackerel From 1 January, fishermen targeting pelagic quota species such as mackerel and herring have had to land all the quota fish they catch, helping bring an end to […]

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Fishing – Coming Up to the Cruellest Month of All

As Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) research reveals more fishermen die in January than in any other month of the year, the lifesaving charity has launched a hard-hitting campaign encouraging fishermen […]

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#Clovelly’s ‘Silver Darlings’ on Film

It’s Silver Darlings season – local, sustainable and nutritious Clovelly Herrings are now available in North Devon up until Christmas and Boat Stories has a film to get you in […]

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Appledore Fishermen Not Off the Hook Yet!

Here’s a little tale of fishing madness, and one of those situations where a little local knowledge could be a huge help!!   In October the leader of Torridge District […]

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Fishing for the Long Haul

The sun is out, the sea is calm and skipper Paul Stone smiles as he and his crew land a net full of squid in ‘Fishing for the Long Haul?’ […]

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Life as a Lobster Potter

If you love Lundy and  the local area, with its traditional fishing industries, then this is for you, for a  new short film by North Devon film maker Jo Stewart-Smith […]

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Help for Cornish Fishermen Hit by Storms

North Cornwall MP and Lib Dem Environment Minister with responsibility for flooding, Dan Rogerson has been pushing for the extra help after meeting fishermen in Padstow last month.   Lib […]

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Father’s Day Fishing!

The Environment Agency is encouraging mums and families to give Dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day – and get him fishing! Give a rod licence this Father’s Day and […]

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Fish of the Month

  Friday night might be fish night….but is March the month for mussels or is it mullet in May and dab in December? A brand new guide from the Marine […]

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Certificate Fraud Lands Cornish Fisherman in Court

A Cornish fisherman has this week pleaded guilty to breaches of the Fraud Act 2006 and Safety Training Regulations, and has been made to pay a total of £14,528 in […]

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Bude Coastguard/RNLI Rescue at Crooklets

An amazing rescue story has unfolded on Facebook. A person was reported to be in the water at Crooklets earlier. Katie Cook Hartop’s husband saw the man fall into the […]

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