The Pilchard Works purchased and restored a traditional Cornish Cove fishing boat, The vessel, registered in St Ives as SS22, carries the name Inspiration.
The secluded fishing coves and their boats that pepper the coastline, reminiscent of smugglers and wrecking, give Cornwall its unique character and are living evidence of a continuing maritime heritage. Despite the trend for bigger boats and modern materials, there are still fishermen prepared to pit their wits against the elements to make a living from fish caught close inshore using traditional methods.
The Inspiration continues these traditions after being restored and re-designed to meet today's modern standards of fish catching and handling. Skippered by well-known local fisherman Dick Ede, she will fish throughout the year for mackerel, bass, lobster, and crab as weather and fishing conditions dictate.