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Danny and Tommy Phillips


Danny and Tommy Phillips

Image | Tom Collinson

Boat name


Fishing Method

Gill Netting

Danny Phillips and his son Tommy fish from their boat “Scorpio” out of the rocky Cadgwith Cove. They target shellfish and bottom-dwelling fish using pots and tangle nets in the life-rich waters off the Lizard Point. In the winter they switch to using smaller gill nets to catch red mullet. 
As well as catching fish, Danny and Tommy collect important data about the health of the crawfish stocks in the waters off the Lizard. They report these data to the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA), who use the information to develop new management strategies for the fishery. 
Tommy is part of a new generation of Cadgwith fishers, following in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather who also fished from Cadgwith. 
You can often find Danny and Tommy’s fish, fresh off the boat, at the Treleague Dairy farm shop in Ruan Minor on the Lizard.

Fish Caught


Bass, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Blonde Ray

Blonde Ray

Raja brachyura

White Monkfish

Monkfish, white

Lophius piscatorius

Pollack by Sarah McCartney


Pollachius pollachius

Red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Cornish King Crab

Maja brachydactyla

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