Whilst a lot of blaim is piled at the doors of the commercial fishing industry, it should also be remembered that the absolute perfect conditions for a fishing boom occurred in the north sea in the 60's and 70's - The gadoid outburst period. Even if things were left alone you may never see the likes of that again. If you ever speak to Killer ask him about the night he had on Whitby beach with old George (the guy who used to fish for Macky but passed away last year). I think it was 4 fish for 40 pound in a 20 minute period. Everyone harps on about Chesil but in True Whitby style the lads kept Upgang top secret :laugh: :laugh:. It would have been nice to see it but then again you would be as old as Killer now.