Monday 20 December 2010

Sunday 19 December 2010

Budding Rose is now tied up in Peterhead until after the new year.
Good picture taken during the summer



good haul

picture taken a few months ago

Saturday 18 December 2010

44 ton haul this trip

click on the link below to view big haul we caught this trip

Thursday 9 December 2010

We landed on Wednesday afternoon for Thursdays market .Prices were a not so good this trip.The fish procession companies have had big problems over the past week getting their fish delivered to their customers because poor road conditions all over the UK.
We intend to sail again on Sunday for our last trip this year.

Fish mark on your echo sounder

We towed through this mark and got a 22 ton of coley

Monday 8 November 2010

hauling the bag of our net .a few days ago.
We came into Peterhead this afternoon after stormy passage .Our fish are being sold tomorrow morning.

a stormy Peterhead bay

Monday 1 November 2010

We sailed yesterday afternoon .Bonny day .Not much fish the first haul

Thursday 23 September 2010

Peterhead Boys Club

Budding Rose news

Sorry folks but ive been very lazy with the blog lately.!!We were tied up in port for 3 weeks, the quotas are so small nowadays that we can only fish for about half the year!!
We sailed on the 13TH of September and fished out in the Norwegian sector for a few days .fishing wasnt too good but we did get one haul where we caught 6 ton of coley .The weather got very poor so we shifted west into our own sector .After the weather improved so did the fishing. we landed on Tuesday this week and sailed again for a few days fishing closer to our home port.We came into Peterhead a few hours ago and our fish will be sold tomorrow .Weather permitting we will sail again on Monday.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Dolphins swimming alongside us this trip

We landed on Monday after 6 days fishing in the Norwegian sector.After landing on Peterhead fishmarket we set sail again and had 2 and a half days fishing and landed today again.

Good haul of hake

Wednesday 11 August 2010


We sailed on Monday afternoon .Bonny weather .

Thursday 5 August 2010

Landed today

We landed today after couple days fishing for haddock just a few hours from Peterhead.We landed earlier on in the week after a 6 day trip to Norwegian sector .
Thanks to David linkie for the photos l posted earlier on .He took them after we had just been painted last month.

Thursday 29 July 2010

Sailed again on Tuesday .

Thursday 1 July 2010

We have been getting painted this week.Hope to sail on Monday.


Wednesday 2 June 2010

Tuesday 1 June 2010

We came into Peterhead on Saturday morning .we are getting some jobs done
and hope to sail later this week

Good haul of hake

This haul was caught last trip .We put down between both boats at least 8 ton all hake.A few years ago we never used to see a hake in the North sea .You were lucky if you landed 50 kilos for your trip.

Thursday 27 May 2010


We got into Peterhead on Tuesday morning .We were advised
by the fish buyers to land our Hake as soon as possible so
we went over to Greenhill market and landed them.Sad to
say the price of them were really poor!!Down as low as 70 pence
a kilo for our medium hake ,not near the cost of catching them!!
We landed the rest of our catch on Tuesday afternoon and
sailed again for a few more days fishing.!

Monday 24 May 2010

Good haul of hake yesterday

We are towing Lapwing to Peterhead he has a rope
in his propeller.

Sunday 23 May 2010


We had good fishing yesterday of mostly hake.The fishing
up until then had been very poor

Thursday 20 May 2010

Fishing Project

Hello to Kellands primary school Inverurie who am told
have been watching my blog.If you require more
information about the fishing industry and you think
l can help please feel free to get in contact with me.


We were boarded last night by the new Norwegian coastguard
vessel Bergen.Fish are scarce so far this trip.

Tuesday 18 May 2010


We sailed yesterday afternoon after taking aboard the new net
which lets more small codling escape.

Friday 14 May 2010

New Net

We are taking a new net onboard on Monday before we sail.It has been made by Jackson Trawls in Peterhead.The net has 300mm(12 inch)mesh in the wings and belly which helps small codling to pass through the mesh and escape.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

berthed beside Peterhead ice factory after landing our catch this afternoon




The most expensive fish we catch


some of the monkfish we
landed this afternoon

Tuesday 11 May 2010

big cod in the fishroom.we are on our way ashore
should in Peterhead later tonight

Sunday 9 May 2010


4 ton haul .mixed fish cod,coley,ling whiting ,monk.

Saturday 8 May 2010

We are just fishing away here averaging about couple ton a haul
mixture of fish whiting cod coley and a few boxes of monk

Thursday 6 May 2010

We sailed on Tuesday afternoon.Started fishing yesterday morning
We have had 5 hauls so far .best haul 6 ton mostly coley.

Sunday 2 May 2010

Fresh catch Peterhead stand
The Scottish pavilion

Seafood Expo 2010 Brussels

Just back from seafood expo in Brussels .Never seen so much seafood!!

Saturday 24 April 2010

Its 20 years to the day since the Budding Rose was launched at Campbletown shipyard.

Thursday 22 April 2010

Our fish were sold today prices were pretty good for everything except cod.Why has cod decreased in price so much since our last landing ,well the processors are blaming anything from the icelandic volcano to the recession surprised the election is not being mentioned!! l think its down to probably the amount of imports of icelandic ,norwegian,faroe cod coming into the country!!!

Wednesday 21 April 2010


codling on the market

some of the codling we landed this afternoon

Tuesday 20 April 2010

We will be into Peterhead tomorrow morning ,good fishing
last couple days mixed fish .landing tomorrow afternoon
for Thursday market.

Monday 19 April 2010


Boarded this afternoon by the Norwegian fishery protection vessel Alesund.
We got 4 tons of mixed fish the haul he was aboard.

Sunday 18 April 2010


7 ton haul mostly still poor

Saturday 17 April 2010

Now into our 3rd day fishing.Thursday was really poor,better yesterday got one good
haul 7 ton mostly codling.

Wednesday 14 April 2010


Alongside us ,just off Peterhead .

Tuesday 13 April 2010

we are sailing tomorrow again .quick turn round this trip!!

trip news

Prices were good today.Hope the fishing and weather is as good next trip as was this one!!

Monday 12 April 2010


We will be into Peterhead later tonight.Hope market
is not full for tomorrow!!

Saturday 10 April 2010


steaming close past us



good haul of codling and saithe