Herrings, Drifters and the Prunier Trophy
Aspects of the vanished herring fishing industry at Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southwold
In past times, the East Anglian autumn herring fishing season saw a great gathering of Scottish and English herring drifters working the North Sea fishing grounds from the ports of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southwold.
Herrings, Drifters and the Prunier Trophy is a most comprehensive portrait of the herring industry at the three ports and the only book currently available featuring the history of the famous Prunier Herring Trophy competition, a well known focal point of the herring fishing at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft from 1936 until 1966. Each year of the Prunier Trophy competition is reviewed in the book with full details of each season, the drifter involved, and details of the catch.
In addition to a large selection of English drifters, this detailed portrait of the fishery features a great many Scottish drifters including Aberdeen, Banff, Buckie, Kirkcaldy, Leith, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Wick, Inverness, Stornoway, and Lerwick registered vessels.
|Pages||128 (124 + 4 cover)|
|Photos||218 (30 colour, 188 mono)|
|Dimensions||8.25" x 10" (210mm x 265mm)|
|Series Number||Book 15|
Herrings, Drifters and the Prunier Trophy can be ordered direct from Coastal Publications and is available from any good bookshop.