The Whitby Photography Blog (More Here) – Is written by Glenn Kilpatrick, The Whitby Photographer ®
As many of you will be aware, Ive been closely following the adventures of the local trout And Salmon fishermen here at Whitby. A few weeks ago now I made a post to my facebook group about The boat Phoebe and its crew.
These guys have been fishing out of Whitby for Migratory fish since they were young men. Fishing in this way has been their livelihood for decades now, but sadly the powers that be have now decided its time to make things difficult for these small time fishermen.
In passed years, fixed net fishing for Trout and Salmon off the Yorkshire Coast has been permitted for 4 months of the year. This has now been cut to 2 months with the threat of the fishery being closed all together next year (2020).
The season that ran from may until the last day of August must now finish on the last day of June, and any Salmon caught in the 2 month fishing season must now be returned to the sea, dead or alive. That seems pretty ludicrous to me.
Today I watched the lads shoot their nets off Sandsend Sea Front. Working from the mothership Donna Marie, Pheobe is used to row close to the shore to set the nets on the incoming tide with a hope of catching any passing Trout.
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