Egersund gear scores on blue whiting
Eskja’s pelagic vessel Guðrún Thorkelsdóttir tied up by the Egersund Ísland net loft in Eskifjörður. Image: Eskja

Egersund gear scores on blue whiting

With current good fishing for blue whiting in the grey zone at the south of the Faroese EEZ, Eskja’s pelagic vessels have been doing well with their Egersund Ísland trawl…

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Successful new design prawn gear

Last year Swan Net Gundry set about developing new and improved prawn gear with trawls that would be more robust and catch efficient but also as fuel efficient as possible.…

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Dutch pelagic fleet goes for Vónin 2300
Willem van der Zwan SCH-302 called in Fuglafjörður to pick up its new Vónin 2300 trawl. Image: Vónin

Dutch pelagic fleet goes for Vónin 2300

Vónin’s 2300 metre pelagic trawl has been around for a while and has already proved what it can do for the Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Russian and UK fishing vessels that…

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Swan Fast Flow Codend tops the charts as mackerel season starts
DynIce Handles eliminate the need for stainless steel rings, and are lighter to handle as well as reducing wear. Image: SNG

Swan Fast Flow Codend tops the charts as mackerel season starts

Designed to improve the quality of trawled fish, the new Swan Fast Flow codend has proved to be a major success for Swan Net Gundry. With highly positive feedback from customers…

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Warp tensioning pays off
Zephyr works with conventional steel wire warps, which were spooled onto the winch drums under constant tension. Image: MMG

Warp tensioning pays off

A fixed tension winch is used by Norwegian fishing gear company Selstad when delivering new warps, and spooling wire or Dyneema on board under a constant tension increases stability and…

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Giving the headline a lift with the Flyer
The Flyer is easily clipped to the headline of the trawl when needed

Giving the headline a lift with the Flyer

Lee West came across Vónin’s Flyer on the internet, and decided it was worth a try as a way of getting more headline height. He works the 14 metre Copious…

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Storm doors stay steady under extreme conditions
Venture III is fishing with a 4.50 square metre pair of Vónin’s Storm trawl doors

Storm doors stay steady under extreme conditions

Scottish trawler Venture III BF-326 has been fishing with a pair of 4.50 square metre Storm trawl doors from Vónin, and both of the trawler’s skippers are delighted with the…

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Pandalus trawl and T90 codend prove their worth
Klakkur ÍS-903 is towing Pandalus shrimp trawls with four-panel codends. Image: Bergthór Gunnlaugsson

Pandalus trawl and T90 codend prove their worth

New Pandalus shrimp trawls with four-panel codends rigged on QuickLines have been a success story for offshore shrimper Klakkur ÍS-903 this summer. ‘Let’s say that catches have been pretty good…

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SNG’s successful pelagic gear re-think
Swan Net Gundry’s net loft has a slew of orders following the success of the ‘closed sides’ pelagic gear this summer. Image: SNG

SNG’s successful pelagic gear re-think

Adding new sections of mesh to the sides of pelagic trawls has been such a success during the albacore tuna season that Swan Net Gundry is now busy with orders…

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