Wednesday 31st August 2016

Aristote now due for Bideford. Welsh Piper now due for Saturday am tide. Fishing boats return to Bideford Quay.

mv ARISTOTE is now due for the 1858 hrs tide on Thursday, for Bideford to load 1,700 tonnes of Ball Clay for Bendorf in Holland.

She will load during Friday and is likely to sail on the Friday pm tide.

The suction dredger WELSH PIPER is now due for the Saturday 0759 hrs tide at Yelland to land her 1,300 tonnes of Bristol Channel won sand, before returning to sea late on the same tide.

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Welsh Piper ballasting at Yelland on a previous visit.

Dick Fishly and son with their lobster pots at Bideford Quay.
 Ex fishermen Dick Fishly and son have re entered the fishing business with the purchase of a 28' boat from Padstow, arriving tomorrow.

Mr Fishly had previously sold his trawler and re focussed on the building industry.

All boats at the quay in Bideford had been sold, due to local fishing restrictions. The re emergence of a fishing boat is welcome at the quay.