Profile Q & A: Darren Jose

Boat Name:

Sea Maiden

Port Letter & Number:


Boat Description:

Cygnus Cyclone

Which Species Do You Predominantly Target?

"Pollock, mackerel, cod and bass"

How many years fishing and from which port?

"20 years. Mostly from Hayle harbour"

What methods do you use?

"Handline, rod & line"

What hours do you fish from and to?

"Tide dependant, between dawn and dusk (12 hour trips approx.)"

What's the biggest fish you've ever caught?

"20lb pollock and cod"

Why do you fish?

"Because I'm lucky to have a job that's also a hobby"

Do you have a most memorable fishing moment?

"Being amongst a pod of several hundred Dolphins in a feeding frenzy while Gannets were also diving, whist I was having a very successful day wreck fishing"

How important is sustainable fishing in your view point?

"As a small inshore boat owner, it is very important to ensure that stocks are available in the future and more restrictions should be placed on larger foreign vessels to accomplish this"

Why should UK consumers eat your fish?

"It's a shame that such wonderful produce has to be mainly exported"

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