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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Good hake fishing

Well well well that was a hard week fishing 180mile west of Lands End. When
we left Newlyn the other day was fine day steaming that was it Gales every
day after that. 

Fishing was good we had 40bxs hake 1st day then 50 2nd day a
80box day and 60bxs yday. Sunday night was worst night had to stop working
due to NW gale strong gales at times and very strong gusts. We rolled some
nets on monday due to the large swell that came into the water and our gear
shifted around the ground up to a mile in places. We had no traffic to speak
of only two 30m Spanish trawlers 'Pesca Baqueiro Tres' and the 'Rio da
Bouza'. 

We left the fishing grounds last night at 6pm our ETA Newlyn is
1700hrs thiss evening we have 230bxs hake aboard and 35bxs of w/fish most XLwhiting and haddock. Landing our hake on Newlyn and Brixham fishmarkets for sale on Thursday morning.

All the best till next time
Alan

Saturday, 19 January 2013

We have our gear shot now 24hrs after leaving Newlyn yesterday morning. Hake
fishing poor with a couple of boats working east 70mile from Newlyn so we
now 70mile west of thoes boats at the moment, No Spanish here 2 Irish
netters working NW of us. weather not too bad at min have NW3-5. Start work
later tonight and haul through the dark hours. We hope to have hake back for
Wed/Thurs morning market in Newlyn and Brixham. I will keep in touch with
our buyers during the weekend with our daily hake catch.....
Alan

Monday, 7 January 2013

Hello all hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. We are just on our
way ashore from our 1st trip of the new year. We had 4 days fishing for
180bxs hake and 60bxs of mixed white fish. This trip we were working WNW
155mile of lands End in area ground known as Pistola Bank (named by Spanish
fishermen because of the banks shape like a pistol). Fishing was very pacchy
this tide with some teirs doing 700kg hake and more doing 35kg hake. Weather
had been ok all trip 4-6 southerly. We have see only one Spanish trawler
working NE of is and 4-5 French trawlers steaming NW.
Our fish will be on Newlyn and Brixham fishmarkets on Wedensday morning
Till next time
Alan