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Ben George

Sennen Cove

Ben George

Image | Nina Constable

Boat name

Penny Lynne and Daphne Rose

Fishing Method

Handlining

Ben George is a young fisherman from Sennen Cove, the most westerly village in Cornwall.  Ben fishes from a small cove boat using handlines for mackerel, pollack, bass, and squid. He part of a fishing family that have worked from Sennen Cove for generations. 

Ben fishes with hook and line for a range of species. This fishing method is selective and will only catch fish when they are feeding. 

He sells his fish to Matthew Stevens and Sons and W Stevenson in Newlyn, and you can buy small quantities from Ben if you are lucky enough to catch him at the harbour. 

Fish Caught

bass

Bass, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

mackerel by Sarah McCartney

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Squid

Squid

Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesi

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