Fishing DVD filmed at sea

16th November 2006, 11:42
A DVD *filmed at sea by fishermen in all weathers and sea conditions has
been launched this week which features everything from inshore creel boats to factory trawlers fishing through the ice off Greenland.

The compilation was originally launched as a video last year, and is now available on DVD format for the first time.

Experimental fishing for deep sea red king crab at depths of around 1600m off the west of Scotland is also included, and well as traditional inshore and deep sea crabbing.

Scottish whitefish trawlers as well as pelagic boats and pursers are also featured.

'At The Fishing' -Volume 7 is a compilation*DVD with a running time of around 2 hours 30 minutes which has been filmed at sea onboard twelve different boats between 1978-2005.

The*DVD begins in 1978 and features cine film of the Orkney boat 'Enterprise' K880 which is shown creeling around the North Isles,the 'Bon Ami' K469 is also shown and the*filming continues with the Westray based 38 foot creel boat 'Strowa' creeling close in to shore at Fair Isle in 1993.

The brand new steel built vivier crabber 'Heather K' K77 is filmed being launched from the builders yard in MacDuff, in 2003, arriving home to Westray before being filmed fishing for lobster and crab.

Crabbing is well represented in the*DVD and continues with the 25.5m Irish purpose built deep water crabbers Heather Jane II D674 and Peader Elaine D678 are filmed fishing for brown crab.

Footage from experimental fishing trials for deep sea red king crab is shown, filmed from the 20m vivier crabber 'Our Hazel' working out of Ullapool at depths of between 1000-1600m.

Video filmed onboard whitefish trawlers from Orkney and Shetland working traditional grounds close to home as well as Rockall also feature.
Boats included are the 'Girl Maureen' K100, 'River Dee' K51, 'Orkney Reiver' K49, and the 'Defiant' LK371.

Filming aboard the freezer factory trawler 'Shetland Challenger' LK173 is shown. The vessel is on a trip in 1989 fishing in Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland, fishing for shrimp.

The 'Convillaria' BF58 is filmed on a trip around 1980 fishing with the purse net for herring off Shetland.

More modern pelagic trawling also features, with trips filmed onboard the 57m Shetland boat 'Adeina' around 1997. As well as fishing for herring the boat is shown pumping fish onboard other vessels including the 'Western Endeavour' and 'Zepher'. Various other pelagic boats from Shetland, and North East Scotland are shown including the Antares, Christina S, Andra Tait, and Kings Cross . The Peterhead boat Quantus is filmed in rough weather.

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11th September 2009, 15:47
Where can you get this DVD?

20th October 2009, 18:28

20th October 2009, 22:52
Does anybody know if you can get the Trawlermen series on dvd yet ? i have got the first one.

thanks Tony.