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Commercial Fishing Video Clip & Links

If you are interested in commercial fishing methods and gear, the following link illustrates many of them with descriptions and diagrams:-
http://www.marlab.ac.uk/FRS.Web/Uploads/Documents/Fishing%20Gear.pdf.
 

Video Clips

TV Channel 5 News broadcast on the subject of the Internet answer to buying the best, includes clips of Chris fishing in his small inshore Potting boat. Click to watch

The Gamecock Fleet. Short film circa 1920, in the days of the early Steam Trawlers, (when "men were men" ??). Note the inclusion of a Hospital ship in the fleet. Note this clip from the days of silent films, quality is not good.

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The Beam Trawl. A short clip from an Open Learning training course for fishermen, courtesy of "The Seafish Industry Authority". Beam Trawling is a very old system that has been resurrected and modernised, (more chains and power), mainly to target species of Soles and other flat fish.

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The Otter Trawl. Another short clip from an Open Learning training course for fishermen, courtesy of "The Seafish Industry Authority". Otter Trawling takes it's name from the boards which spread the net instead of the beam. There are a multitude of ways of increasing the height and width of the fishing area, but they are all based on this simple example. By far the most popular fishing method in the UK, it takes considerable skill to make it work efficiently as it works by using water pressure (hydro-dynamics) to keep it open and fishing.

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