Lobster fishing in Orkney, Scotland
Lobster fishing in Orkney on the island of North Ronaldsay, Scotland, UK.
Ian Delyell takes his North Ronaldsay Pram out to run his crab and lobster creels around the north coast of North Ronaldsay. Delyell is a crofter, meaning that he farms a bit, fishes a bit, and does other odd jobs to make ends meet on the tiny island (four miles by two miles.) He and his helper are pulling up single creels (mostly) that Delyell drops into single, special holes he knows about from decades of fishing (his father fished here before him.) He triangulates his position from landmarks on shore and "reads" the bottom to place he creels exactly. The get about a pound (Sterling) per kilo of crabs and about nine pounds per kilo of lobsters.