Hundreds flock to 20th Harbour Open Day

Trawlerman star Jimmy Buchan with Sue and Duncan Lucas of Passionate About Fish.
Trawlerman star Jimmy Buchan with Sue and Duncan Lucas of Passionate About Fish.

Hundreds of folk headed to Peterhead’s old fishmarket last weekend to enjoy the 20th Harbour Open Day, raising funds for the RNMDSF.

This year’s event had something for everyone, with a packed programme of entertainment and a wide selection of stalls for visitors to browse.

Ready to serve up a fishy treat at the R&R Melville stall were Neil Purvis, Jennifer, Lindsey and Robert Melville.

Ready to serve up a fishy treat at the R&R Melville stall were Neil Purvis, Jennifer, Lindsey and Robert Melville.

Although the show had no official opening this year, there was still a queue forming prior to doors opening at 10.30am.

Among the attractions featured in this year’s programme was the return of the Rickshaw Rides and the chance to feed the seals in the harbour.

There was also a fish filleting competition, which was compered by Duncan Lucas from Passionate About Fish, who was there with his wife Sue.

The pair have a wealth of experience of all species of fish, with Duncan holding the Guiness World Record for filleting halibut.

At their Chocolate Delight stall are Peterhead Port Authority staff Sandra Clubb, Gillian Gunn and Glenis Kelman.

At their Chocolate Delight stall are Peterhead Port Authority staff Sandra Clubb, Gillian Gunn and Glenis Kelman.

Passionate About Fish is based in Surrey, but the husband and wife team travel around the country as a hobby promoting all species of fish at shows and events.

“We talk to people about their local produce and encouraging people to enjoy fish and find out more about what our fishermen are doing,” explained Sue.

“It’s all about promoting the industry and everythihng we do at weekends helps to raise money for the RNMDSF and last year we received an outstanding achievement award for the money we raised.”