Profile Q & A: TOM McCLURE

Boat Name:

Harvest Reaper

Port Letter & Number:


Boat Description:

11.9m Trawler

Which Species Do You Predominantly Target?

"Flat fish and haddock"

How many years fishing and from which port?

"32 years fishing from Newlyn"

What methods do you use?

"Bottom trawl"

What hours do you fish from and to?

"Winter - 5am - 7pm Summer 3am - 9pm"

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

"Bluefin tuna 12 st (76kg) Thresher shark 40st (250kg)"

Why do you fish?

"I enjoy the multiple challenges that skippering/owning a fishing boat throws up"

Do you have a most memorable fishing moment?

"Tuna fishing in both the Bay of Biscay and Western Australia"

How important is sustainable fishing in your view point?

"Its important for future generation to catch and enjoy this bounty of fish on our door steps, I do feel that much has been done already to improve this"

Why should UK consumers eat your fish?

"I believe the fish i catch in the clean fresh waters of Cornwall is almost the best and finest in the world and both my crew man and I do our best to ensure that they are landed as fresh as possible!!

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