Log – Fishing vessel PW81 Julie Girl, 8.15 metres long, 2.44 tonnes, engine power 61kW, 54 VCU, fiberglass hull, built in 1980. Skipper Mikey Taylor-Firth, single-handed operation





Conditions & Location – Set off from Helford estuary 5.00 GMT 11th October. Fishing 12 miles SE of the Lizard peninsula Conditions: 12 degrees C. Wind force 3-5, SE shifting SW, sea condition slight to pitchy, mainly overcast, light rain. Returned 3 pm






Gear – Monk gear - 27 cm mesh gill nets.





Catch - 3.8 kg Monk size 1, 10.1 kg size 2, 9.7 kg size 3, 0.8 kg damaged, 2.4 kg monk liver, 1.7 kg monk cheeks; 9.3 kg size 3 cuckoo ray, 1.2 kg size 4; one 2kg brill; 1.9kg pollock size 3; 1kg medium pollock; 2 lobsters; i bongo (25 kg) brown crab plus 9.8 kg claws.






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complete sequence of hauling nets, fish extraction, gutting and cleaning.