Friday, November 14, 2014

Bringing in the herring catch in time for the annual Clovelly Herring Festival, Clovelly, UK

Photo by Guy Harrop 14/11/14. Clovelly harbour master Stephen Perham whose family have been fishing for Herring for over 200 years pulls in the days herring catch ahead of the Clovelly's annual Herring Festival at the weekend, Devon. He is a 6th generation herring fisherman and uses a traditional wooden picarooner boat and drifting nets. The fishing village originally worked over 80 herring boats employing over 200 men, today , there are just 2 boats fishing for herring. Pictured is fisherman Stephen Perham and Joy James pulling in the nets.