Log – Fishing vessel RX60 Alfie Elliot, 9.2 meters long, 7.75 registered tonnes, engine power 52kW, 58 VCU, wooden hull, built in 1969. The skipper  is Graham Coglan, with a crew of two. Part of the Hastings beach launched fleet.

Conditions & Location – Launched at 4.00 GMT. Conditions calm, sunny, not particularly warm for August. Fishing within a few miles offshore of Hastings.

Gear – Set gill net, 90 mm. Set the previous day. Ice not currently used.

Catch – (Dover) sole and plaice. Three boxes, reckoned a poor catch for the day. Number of plaice and sole under the legal landing size was minimal (3 fish?), indicating that the nets were correctly set. Other species – A handful of thornback rays. Many small spider and velvet crabs were caught, but regarded as worthless, and smashed out of net to prevent delay. ca 20 whelks.

Landed 8.58 GMT

External Links

Hastings Fishermen’s

Protection Society

SC: Hastings gill net sole fishery undergoing assessment