Title ID 606Collection ID1327
Title[Fishing at Brighton]
ThemeWorking Life
KeywordsBoats Harbours Labour Sea Fishing Workers
RegionalBrighton and Hove East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBrighton Fishing Museum
CameraBen Rivers
Commissioning bodyBrighton Fishing Museum
ParticipantsAndy Durr
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration21 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur 'day-in-the-life' record of fishermen at work in Brighton Marina and in the seas off the Southcoast.


Fishing boats start to leave Brighton Marina as the sun rises over the city. The camera joins one boat out at sea as the fishermen pulls in its haul of lobsters and crabs - the lobster pots and smaller crustaceans are thrown back into the water. Back in the Marina fishermen work on their boats. One fisherman mends his nets outside the Brighton Fishing Museum. When the boats return, their hauls are raised onto the harbourside where the live crustaceans are released into vats of water. Elsewhere, crates of fish are put on ice. Fish are sorted on a factory conveyor belt. A fish and chip shop in the King's Road Arches serves the local catch, whilst a seagull picks at the carcass of a fish. The fishermen's day ends with the hosing down of their vessels.


A still from [Fishing at Brighton] (1996) - A fishing boat