Photographer's Note

When the outrigger fishing trawlers tie up at the dock, all the gear points to the sky...
When they set out to go fishing, the outriggers are stretched out like the wings on a bird.

In this shot, the "Leading Lady" is leaving Sambro Harbour to go fishing on the Great Big Sea.
Ahead of her are ducks and cormorants, also "winging it" ... [ And yes, there is a gull also. ]

Outrigger Trawler: Basic equipment of the vessels are the outriggers, on which the gear is towed. Outrigger trawlers are the most widely used type of fishing vessel in shrimp trawling . On each side one single otter trawl or a twin trawl can be towed. Another special type of outrigger trawlers is the beam trawler, mainly used in the North sea for the catch of flatfish . One beam trawl is towed on each side. Outrigger trawlers may have the superstructure forward with the working deck aft as is the case when shrimp are targeted . In this case the towing winch will be located just aft of the superstructure and is usually installed with its axis along the centre line so that the warps from the drums feed directly to cap-rail bollards and then to the towing blocks at the ends of the outriggers.

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