This video is a compilation
of recordings filmed at sea by fishermen between 1958 - 2001,
and includes footage filmed from Cornwall, Fife, North-East
Scotland, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland. Many different
vessels from the UK and abroad are also featured on the fishing
The tape shows many different
kinds of fishing, including lobster fishing, trawling for
whitefish, and scallop dredging, along with some footage of
gill netting, and twin-rigging for prawns.
Hauling and shooting fishing
gear, fish handling systems and working in the hold of various
vessels is shown as well as fishing vessels working in all
seasons and weather conditions.
This tape begins with
cine film of fishing in Cornwall in 1958-9 and shows harvesting
of willow branches to make lobster pots, and ends with the
Killybegs, Ireland, based trawler Avro Warrior fishing
near Rockall in 2001, worlds apart in both technology and
methods, but still fishing nonetheless.
CINE FILM COMPILATION. CORNWALL 1958 - 1960
of harvesting willow branches, which are shown being used
to make lobster pots, in the village of Gorran Haven on the
south coast of Cornwall. Also footage of hauling lobster pots
off Dodman point, and some footage of netting, as well as
the launching of the 18 feet 6 inch fishing vessel Coral
Reef in Porthleven.
CINE FILM COMPILATION. FIFE 1971
the launch of the 54 foot trawler Good Design II, KY 115,
from the James Miller Yard in St Monans, Fife. The film also
shows fishing onboard the trawler as well as landing at Pittenweem
Fish Market. There is also a short clip of the launch of the
65 foot Good Design III, KY 151, from the same yard.
STAR II, SY 123 (1980's and 1990's)
of the 44 foot vessel being launched at Falmouth in 1987.
and arriving home to Carloway in the Western Isles. The vessel
is then shown carrying out various types of fishing in the
late 1980's and the 1990's, including creeling, netting, and
footage of trials of trawling for lemon sole.
EXPLORER, BCK 68 (1999)
Film of the
Buckie registered but Orkney based scallop dredger fishing
around Orkney and Shetland. There are also some scenes of
Lerwick and Whalsay, in Shetland, as well as shots of trawlers
and pursers both in port and at sea.
LK 227 (1994)
trawler shown fishing before landing and net mending in Cullivoe,
KAY, LK 257 (1994)
trawler filmed leaving Scalloway, fishing and then landing
BF 576 (2000)
trawler pictured twin-rig trawling for prawns.
WARRIOR, WD 28 (2001)
The 40 metre
Killybegs based Irish stern trawler is filmed fishing the
deep water fishing grounds near Rockall. The vessel was designed
by Macduff Shipyards and built by A & L Hoekman in Urk,
Holland and delivered in 2000