Fraserburgh skipper William Whyte, named as country’s best

William+Whyte+Glimpse+Inside+Fishing+Trawler+rmvaEcbDdgGlA north-east skipper has been named as the country’s best fisherman. Scottish fishermen took home six gongs in total at this year’s Fishing News Awards, but it was Fraserburgh skipper William Whyte, who helms vessel Forever Grateful, who was named as the country’s best. Mr Whyte, who the awards said showcased determination and skill, was named as Pelagic Fisherman of the Year, while Burnmouth’s John Affleck was named Shellfisherman of the Year. The awards were presented by professional chef and restaurateur Simon Rimmer. Ian Shearer, skipper of Shetland’s Courageous, was named best fisherman under the age of 25, while Billy Hughes, manager of Pittenweem Fishermen’s Mutual Association, took home an award for his lifetime in the industry. Link 15:10

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