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Tim Vinnicombe


Tim Vinnicombe

Image | Nina Constable

Boat name

Boy Willie

Fishing Method

Hook and line, Sail and Oar

Tim first fished with his dad George, and left school at 16 to work full time on fishing boats. He spends the winter months fishing for native oysters on the Fal from his traditional wooden Falmouth working boat, the Boy Willie. During the summer he handline fishes for mackerel from his other boat, the Leviathan, which is kept at Customs House Quay, Falmouth. 

Fish Caught

mackerel by Sarah McCartney


Scomber scombrus

Native Oyster

Native Oyster

Ostrea edulis

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