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Helford fish landed and on a courier to London in around an hour


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 Andreas Simanauskas

Conditions & Location – Set off from Helford estuary 5.15 GMT 8th October. Fishing off Falmouth Bay (mullet nets) towards Gerrans Bay (sole and haddock nets). Conditions: 12 degrees C. Wind force 3-5, SE, sea condition lumpy, mostly cloudy Returned 3 pm

Gear 1,600m 300 mm mesh sole trammel nets, 2,000m 115 mm mesh ‘haddock’ gill nets and 300 m 68 mm mesh red mullet gill nets

Catch - 40.5 kg haddock; 8.7 kg sole; 3.5 kg plaice; 10 kg pollock; 9.1 kg pouting; 10.4 kg whiting; 4.6 kg monk; 1.6 kg red mullet; 1.4 kg ling; 1.8 kg scad; 4.2 kg mackerel; 6.6 kg cod; 1.4 kg john dory; 2.5 kg red gurnard, 1.0 kg streaky gurnard; 75 kg lesser spotted dogfish; 1.5 kg cuckoo wrasse, 1.2 kg smooth hound, 18.6 kg spider crab landed; ca 90kg brown crab hens landed; 8.3 kg cock brown crabs; 4 scallops


Setting of nets

fish extraction 300 mm sole trammel nets

fish extraction 115 mm ‘haddock’ gill nets

fish extraction 68 mm red mullet gill nets

landing to, sorting and dispatching from Kernowsashimi