Slipway Slide event cancelled

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Slipway Slide event planned for Saturday 28 March in Plymouth has unfortunately been cancelled. The RNLI appreciate that this is a disappointment to all those that were both planning to slide and to spectate, however, the high winds forecast mean it would not be safe to operate the slide. If you would like to receive your £1.50 entry fee […]

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Huge flounder is fish of a lifetime for a Devon Angler

STEVE Ford travelled to an estuary in South Devon and was rewarded with the catch of a lifetime – a huge flounder scaling an eighth of an ounce over 4lb. The fish smashed Appledore Shipbuilders’ record by more than a pound and won the club’s monthly roving match. Steve also secured runner-up spot in the match with a flounder scaling 1lb 15oz. David Barnes was […]

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Clovelly Herring Festival

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious ‘Silver Darlings’ and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen. The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast. Records go back over 400 years and in […]

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Fishstock Brixham 2014 raised record amount for fishermen’s charity

This year’s Fishstock festival in Brixham raised a record amount for charity. The celebration of seafood, fishing and maritime heritage made a surplus of £11,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission in Brixham. Jim Portus, chairman of the organising committee, said: “Last year and the year before we raised £10,000, which was the previous record, but this year surpassed our expectations and wildest dreams.” The six Fishstock […]

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