Weekend of Fishing and Seafood on offer aboard the Swan

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2 August 2022

The Swan Trust is taking the Swan back to her roots with a weekend trip dedicated to fishing and seafood. Sailing from Uyeasound, in Unst, the trip will visit some of the best fishing grounds around the North Isles and everyone aboard will be responsible for catching the bulk of the seafood to be enjoyed over the weekend.

The Skipper for this trip will be local fisherman Scott Sandison, who knows these waters well and will do his best to enable those aboard to catch a variety of seafood: “I have fished these waters for many years, and know that there is plenty of seafood on offer. We can expect a variety of fish, such as Mackerel, Haddock and Olick, and I may put a tin of corned beef on deck as an incentive for those aboard! Along with catching our own fish, we may barter with others to see if we can source other local seafood and produce to enjoy – on previous trips around the north isles we have received local tatties, mussels and fresh crab. It should be a great weekend.”

The other crew for the trip will be Ian Nicolson and Peter Robertson, both of whom know the Swan well, having crewed many times. They are also expert fishermen, especially Ian who is well known aboard for his ability to catch fish!

Swan Trustee Brian Wishart said: “When Scott suggested a weekend trip focused on fishing and seafood, Trustees thought it was a great idea. Being a historic fishing boat, the Swan is no stranger to fishing grounds around the UK and Europe. While this trip is not the type of fishing she would have done in her heyday, the fishing grounds around Shetland’s North Isles should provide a good range of seafood for those aboard. I also know the crew for this trip, of Scott, Ian and Peter, are all great fishermen and I’m sure there will be plenty of seafood, and friendly banter, over the weekend.”

The trip will take place 19th – 21st August, boarding and disembarking in Uyeasound. While the Trust is encouraging folk to take their own fishing gear, there will be some rods aboard if required. Starting the trip at 10am on Friday and disembarking in the late afternoon on Sunday, there will be plenty of time to catch and enjoy the freshest of Shetland seafood.

To book a place, e-mail The Swan Trust:

Find further details about the trip here


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