January 10, 2020

The Sam of Ladram turned 50 years old last month. She’s still going strong and is one of our best-performing vessels, which is credit to the various owners and skippers who have maintained her meticulously over the years. We are pretty sure that – apart from her bell – every part of this vessel has been replaced at least once at some point! She was originally built by the Nooijer family in Breskens, Holland and was first named ‘Van de Zanden, registered ‘Vli3’.


Monkfish, sole, turbot and John Dory are the valuable species that beam trawler Sam of Ladram searches for in waters off the South-West, and skipper John Joll and his crew aim to see a good selection of different species in the fishroom at the end of a trip.

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