Day 55

11th December 2001 The storm was travelling fast and left us as quickly as it arrived; today was fine and bright, a few big swells remain but conditions are good enough to fish. So it’s back to reality and I’m up to my elbows in fish guts again. Yesterday was a welcome interlude though, and … Continue reading Day 55

Day 45

1st December 2001 The Canadian warship is still around, and although they might aim to sneak up on the fishing vessels with stealth, that couldn’t be further from the truth. All of the ships out here talk, and so the minute the first trawler was boarded, or the warship was first sighted by one of … Continue reading Day 45

Day 42

28th November 2001 My figures and the reported figures continue to be at odds, and I think I know why, but I can’t believe it. I’ve been over and over it but the only explanation is that they are up to no good. I’ll try to explain: Our catches are fluctuating daily between good catches … Continue reading Day 42

Day 37

23rd November 2001 Miguel was telling me a few days ago that sometimes the Greenland halibut fishing starts a bit earlier in the north, on the the ‘Nose’ of the Grand Banks in 3L (three lima). We steamed up here on the off-chance that he was right, but it turns out that the fishing up … Continue reading Day 37