Log – Fishing vessel FH214 Lady Hamilton, 8.43 metres long, 6.32 tonnes, engine power 96kW, 69 VCU, wooden hull, built in 1972. Skipper Chris Bean, crewed by Mario ‘Chino’ Rios and Nathan.

 

At the end of the day - Chris Bean doing the paperwork


Conditions & Location – Set off from the harbour 6.00  GMT 28th and 29th November. Fishing in Falmouth Bay SAC, east of the Lizard peninsula Conditions: 28th Cold, ranging a few degres either side of freezing. Wind force 2-3, sunny. 29th similar temperature, cloudy, rain, sleet hail and thunder. Force 5-6 gusting higher, significant waves. Sam Smith, CEFAS scientist, present on both trips.



Red mullet confirmed as M. surmuletus - with a barred dorsal fin, curved forehead,  yellow stripes.

Gear – Red mullet gear - gill nets, ranging from 63-80 mm under research derogation. Catch. Cod, pollack, red mullet, bib (pout), scad, mackerel, lesser spotted dogfish. See the CEFAS Fisheries Science Partnership report for details, referring to data for 28-29 November.





Videos - What a difference a day makes 


Sunny, cold, calm on 28th November, showing variation between catches



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