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Old 25th July 2017, 15:54
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Frogs in Scottish waters

Thalassa (Greek for the sea) is probably one of the finest long term documentaries (to all things marine) ever on French TV..
Thought SN Fish-folk would be interested in French stern loader mfv "Drake" at work between the Faeroes and Scotland..

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Old 25th July 2017, 18:07
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"Any man who would go to sea for a living would go to hell as a pastime!"

I admire anyone who goes to fishing for a life.
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Old 25th July 2017, 19:43
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The French Fishermen, what a bunch of nancy boys. Can you just imagine the crews of BBC's Trawlermen or The Deadliest Catch shaving before going on watch or in the scratcher writing up their diary. Far too civilised to catch fish, bet they lost money on the trip. And I did not understand one word spoken.
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Old 25th July 2017, 19:52
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Lol. :-)
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The French Fishermen, what a bunch of nancy boys. Can you just imagine the crews of BBC's Trawlermen or The Deadliest Catch shaving before going on watch or in the scratcher writing up their diary. Far too civilised to catch fish, bet they lost money on the trip. And I did not understand one word spoken.
I agree!! I wonder how they would have survived on the old 1950's sidewinders?? They even had fkn gloves! No split finger webbing for them! Nancy boys alright, I bet they even had proper arsepaper - a luxury we didn't often have!! How did they find the time to shave - we just flopped on the deck for an hour's kip in fine weather.

Anyway, thanks for the posting, Mac - a good laugh!

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Old 26th July 2017, 07:14
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My pleasure Taff..
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Old 26th July 2017, 09:17
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How refreshing to see our Gallic Cousins going fishing with a high degree of elan and je ne sais quoi. It is possible to catch fish whilst clean shaven and to eat your ragout de boeuf or bouillabaisse with manicured fingers. A little tumbler of Pastis before a night in your couchette and you're fit to do a days fishing without fatigue. No matelots or pecheurs falling into the treuils.
It would be illuminating to see the Hours of Rest for the Watchkeepers and Deckhands on a British, Irish or Spanish trawler. And the amount of Eau de Cologne brought aboard.
Vive le Republique.
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Old 26th July 2017, 11:15
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How refreshing to see our Gallic Cousins going fishing with a high degree of elan and je ne sais quoi. It is possible to catch fish whilst clean shaven and to eat your ragout de boeuf or bouillabaisse with manicured fingers. A little tumbler of Pastis before a night in your couchette and you're fit to do a days fishing without fatigue. No matelots or pecheurs falling into the treuils.
It would be illuminating to see the Hours of Rest for the Watchkeepers and Deckhands on a British, Irish or Spanish trawler. And the amount of Eau de Cologne brought aboard.
Vive le Republique.
Yeah, can you imagine the smell on board - enough to keep you permanently seasick!!

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Old 26th July 2017, 15:15
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How refreshing to see our Gallic Cousins going fishing with a high degree of elan and je ne sais quoi. It is possible to catch fish whilst clean shaven and to eat your ragout de boeuf or bouillabaisse with manicured fingers. A little tumbler of Pastis before a night in your couchette and you're fit to do a days fishing without fatigue. No matelots or pecheurs falling into the treuils.
It would be illuminating to see the Hours of Rest for the Watchkeepers and Deckhands on a British, Irish or Spanish trawler. And the amount of Eau de Cologne brought aboard.
Vive le Republique.
You forgot the duty free Pernod and Gauloises. Was caught out once or twice in the North Sea in stormy conditions 2knts forward 1knt astern, Sarnies and boiled eggs for Brekkie lunch and tea for a couple of days trying to ride it out, Hate boiled eggs now!!!! Got to Norway eventually. Gordon
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"Any man who would go to sea for a living would go to hell as a pastime!"

I admire those who goes to fishing for a life.
So am I!

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It was'nt all that long ago that French citizenship could be claimed by Scots. Something to do with those kings of old going over the Channel for security reasons!
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Old 26th May 2018, 04:24
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great sea movie, wonderful lil ship in tune avec la mer,(WITH THE SEA) brave men, bit like Most Dangerous Catch without American bullshit n hype
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Old 26th May 2018, 07:38
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Great bit of film, thanks for sharing.

They fixed the fish-finder with a couple of hair dryers but they still had to mend the trawl in the "old fashioned way" (while listening to Charles Aznavoice probably).

I'd only been wondering about Dirk Bogarde recently and he turns up on a French trawler - merde alors! Wonder if he takes his own barrel on board?

At least they had a nice day for it.

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PS Will they still be allowed to fish there after Brexit?

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You forgot the duty free Pernod and Gauloises. Was caught out once or twice in the North Sea in stormy conditions 2knts forward 1knt astern, Sarnies and boiled eggs for Brekkie lunch and tea for a couple of days trying to ride it out, Hate boiled eggs now!!!! Got to Norway eventually. Gordon
3 days of boiled eggs must have played havoc with your Duke of Argyll's.
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How refreshing to see our Gallic Cousins going fishing with a high degree of elan and je ne sais quoi. It is possible to catch fish whilst clean shaven and to eat your ragout de boeuf or bouillabaisse with manicured fingers. A little tumbler of Pastis before a night in your couchette and you're fit to do a days fishing without fatigue. No matelots or pecheurs falling into the treuils.
It would be illuminating to see the Hours of Rest for the Watchkeepers and Deckhands on a British, Irish or Spanish trawler. And the amount of Eau de Cologne brought aboard.
Vive le Republique.
And there were at least two hairdryers on board, that is two more than any relevant British vessel.
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Old 26th May 2018, 10:12
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Unhappy Frogs in Scottish Waters

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3 days of boiled eggs must have played havoc with your Duke of Argyll's.
Ahhhh yes, it was the first time I had Dangle Berries, very uncomfortable!!!! OUCH
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...PS Will they still be allowed to fish there after Brexit?
Foreign-owned UK registered trawlers have been around for years and with your trawler experience have you ever known anything to deter the international fishing fraternity (especially the Spaniards) yet?
Register in Fraserburgh, fish in Scottish/UK waters and land in Concarneau.
Where there's a will etc with unquestionably post Brexit another Klondike round the corner or am I over simplifying?
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Old 27th May 2018, 06:12
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My knowledge of trawler activity is 50 years out of date. Do you mean to say the fishermen don't follow the rules? Scandalous!

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Real Fishermen and cod liver boilers I hope.
Recognise the bespectaculed media fall-guy per chance?

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Real Fishermen and cod liver boilers I hope.
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Real Fishermen and cod liver boilers I hope.
Recognise the bespectacled media fall-guy per chance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTN0vN_kKyM
The man carrying the kit bag at the beginning of the clip was known as 'Pigeon Smith'. Son of the well known (in HULL) 'Eve Smith'. I knew him well. Apparently he survived being torpedoed three times during WW2. He is carrying someone else's bag for some baccy and whatever shrapnel they would give him. He was a nice man who liked a drink (Probably to help him forget what happened to him during the war). Nowadays,do those in charge of the Radio transmitters still have to drag the baskets of cod livers aft to the boilers ?.
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Frogs are amphibians, arriving at lakes to type during the springtime and investing much of the remaining of the season providing on dry area, in natrual enviroment, landscapes, hedgerows and tussocky grassland. Frogs are a acquainted inhabitant of lakes, where they lay their egg in big sections of create.
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Nowadays,do those in charge of the Radio transmitters still have to drag the baskets of cod livers aft to the boilers ?.
My first trawler 1951 'Swanland' built in 1914, an old sidewinder out to Iceland and Bear Island, and that non forgettable smell of the cod liver boiler house, every kind of fish liver went in there, but always discharged into the wee tanker that came alongside as pure cod liver oil!! Sparky's little bonus, Hard tough men, but made youngsters work hard, stuck down a dim lit hold for 12 hours or more chopping ice on the way to the fishing grounds, hard men but made sure we were safe, but that was the only concession they made, when they worked, you worked 17 -20 hours a day, regardless of being only 13 years old on my first trip, but glad of my trawler trips, stood me in good stead when I joined the MN at 16.

My little ship went thro WWI and WWII as a minesweeper and escort vessel
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My first trawler 1951 'Swanland' built in 1914, an old sidewinder out to Iceland and Bear Island, and that non forgettable smell of the cod liver boiler house, every kind of fish liver went in there, but always discharged into the wee tanker that came alongside as pure cod liver oil!! Sparky's little bonus, Hard tough men, but made youngsters work hard, stuck down a dim lit hold for 12 hours or more chopping ice on the way to the fishing italian grand prix com, hard men but made sure we were safe, but that was the only concession they made, when they worked, you worked 17 -20 hours a day, regardless of being only 13 years old on my first trip, but glad of my trawler trips, stood me in good stead when I joined the MN at 16.

My little ship went thro WWI and WWII as a minesweeper and escort vessel
Thanks for the info!
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#23 ..Did the aged "Swanland" carry a RO?
Nobody's refuting your trawler experience at 13 years old but how come at so young an age?
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