Tag Archives: Gillnetter

Phyllis A on the Rails From Kathy Chapman

Kathy Chapman writes-

The beautiful lines of Phyllis A’s hull will only be visible for a few weeks at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Work on her is being funded by a 2011 Community Preservation Act grant from the residents of Gloucester.

From the Phyllis A. Marine Association: By focusing on the gill-netting industry, we highlight a time in Gloucester’s history that is not currently well covered. The Phyllis A. was fished by the same Gloucester family for 75 years. Many people working in Gloucester’s fishing industry today, at some point, fished off the Phyllis A.

Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

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FV Comet Gloucester, Ma. Video by Shelley Nugent

Shelley writes-

A video slide show of a Gloucester fisherman, his crew, and his boat, FV Comet. The photos were taken by myself, Shelley Nugent, Skipper Darren Hart, and a crew member. I heard this song while on this trip fish’n with Darren, it inspired this video. The crew is gillnet fishing off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. I never tire of watching this, it’s beautiful. I spent a week working on this, trying to figure out programs and software. I enjoyed every minute of it. Please watch and enjoy.

Automatic Gillnet Seetting Machine On Mike Leary’s Lori B

This highly innovative gillnet setting machine aboard the Lori B saves the work of two men.  It is built on a frame with rollers and a swivel so it can redirect the nets from pens on either side of the boat.   There is also a safety feature in which bungee cords will allow tension to save your arm from getting sucked into the machine if you get hung up on the net.

Video demonstration at 8AM

Stoga and State Of Art Gillnet Hauler Made By Spencer Carter

Behind Stoga is a high tech gillnet hauler.  It is made by a company in the UK named Spencer Carter.  It is the first of it’s kind that I’ve seen in Gloucester.   Mike Leary, the boat’s owner tells me that there are only 3 moving parts to this gillnet hauler as opposed to 175 on the traditional haulers used by the Gloucester fleet.  There was a guy who worked on the traditional gillnet haulers out of New Bedford but Mike also tells me he closed up shop.

Here is the Spencer Carter Website


Stoga Shows Automatic Gillnet Setting Machine

Here, Stoga showcases a new fishing industry innovation for gillnetters aboard Mike Leary’s Lori B.  This hydraulic net setter eliminates the jobs of two men for setting the net back out on gillnetters.  The machine automatically spreads the net and sets it with the hydraulic motor (highlighted with the yellow arrow).  It glides back and forth to set nets from either side of the boat, port or starboard by gliding along the rails (highlighted by the black arrows).

Video tomorrow at 1PM