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2nd August 2016

Focus on Ports: Plymouth

Known as Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, with an annual landing of approximately 11.1 thousand tonnes of fish each year (2014), is the third largest port in the South West of England and…

27th July 2016

Traditional fishing boats: The Lancashire Nobby

A type of inshore sailing boat, the nobby is an adaptation of a traditional fishing boat that became common around Lancashire and the Isle of Man. It originated around Southport and Morecambe…

18th July 2016

Focus on Ports: <b>Scrabster</b>

Situated on the north east coast of Scotland on Thurso Bay near Caithness, Scrabster was the 4th largest port across the UK in 2014 with annual landing figures of 16.2 hundred thousand…

10th July 2016

Focus on Ports: Fraserburgh

Located in Aberdeenshire on the north east coast of Scotland, Fraserburgh is a busy commercial harbour and is the largest shellfish port in Europe landing over 12,000 tonnes in 2008.…

9th July 2016

Tips on How to sell your boat or buy a boat on FAFB

1st July 2016

Wärtsilä & Stork engines A brief history

Stork marine engines have a good reputation in the market and offer a good quality product in medium and high-speed propulsion, often across a specialised commercial market.

9th June 2016

The propeller: A brief guide to its history, design and maintenance

An essential component of most vessels the boat propeller is a humble and elementary piece of technology that has evolved over time to deliver thrust to mechanised boating. From its origins…

26th May 2016

Yamaha Marine Outboards: A brief history

Yamaha, as a corporation, dates back to 1887 when the company (called Nippon Gakki Co. Ltd at the time) began producing musical instruments such as the reed organ and upright piano’s. The…

8th May 2016

Finding fish: Methods to improve your chance of fishing success

It’s often said that 80% of fish are caught by 20% of fishermen but, if this is true, why are some people more successful at fishing than others?

If we look at this common saying the…

26th April 2016

Baudouin Marine Engines: A brief history

Respected worldwide and renowned for their reliable, high quality and competitive range of marine diesel engines, Motors Baudouin has been in business for almost a hundred years and remains a…

15th April 2016

Marine electronics explained: GPS

GPS or Global Positioning System is a satellite based navigation system comprised of 31 satellites that orbit the Earth.

As well as marine navigation GPS has many uses in both civilian and…

5th April 2016

Ocean currents: How the Gulf Stream affects Europe’s fishing waters

Currents are undoubtedly at the heart of all life in the ocean and their importance in stabilising sea temperature, salinity and circulating nutrients and CO2 cannot be overstated. Changes in…

What Are Pots, Creels & Inkwells in Fishing
3rd April 2016

Fishing methods explained: Pots, inkwells and creels

The fishing industry is a diverse one and the range of methods used is as varied as the fish they are designed to catch with many fishermen only being conversant in the method to which they…

29th March 2016

Learning the ropes: A brief history of cables, ropes and lines

With advances in modern technology many essential pieces of sailing and boating equipment have evolved into unrecognisable replacements; from simple upgrades in shipbuilding materials like…

24th March 2016

Marine corrosion and sacrificial anodes

The bane of a boatman’s life is the inevitable natural occurrence of corrosion to the drive, hull and other exposed metal parts of a vessel (including props, rudder stock and skin…

18th March 2016

How to choose and use radar for your boat

An essential addition to any boats electronic navigation system, radar has been around for over a hundred years but what is it, how do you choose the right one and, more importantly, how do…

6th March 2016

Caterpillar Marine Engines story

With an exceptional worldwide reputation for their endurance, reliability and high-quality engineering, Caterpillar Marine Engines are perhaps the number one choice in marine propulsion.…

7th August 2015

Trawl doors, steel fabrication and repair

Pukka trawl doors and A1 fabricationManufacturer and supplier direct of the Pukka Trawl Doors.

Available in Light/Medium and Heavy Duty construction for fishing on all types of ground. For…

14th January 2013

Crayfishing in Western Australia

02:00am, 7th January, 2013, heading out cray fishing - warm fleece, socks, boots, long sleeve shirt, sandwiches - all packed.

Except the temperature is 24C??

Must be in Western Australia.…

28th August 2012

Salmon Bag Net Fishery in Cuil Bay, NW Scotland

Sandy MacLachlan has been fishing for salmon in Loch Linnhe NW Scotland since he left school, using the set bag net style fishery. Sandy's father and his relatives before him have been…

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