Like the Brixham fleet in general, the Monty of Ladram (formerly known as the Lady Maureen) concentrates on a mixed fishery, aiming for a variety in the fishroom at the end of each trip, although during the winter season cuttlefish make up the bulk of catches. His regular crew like to work trips of six days, with a day between trips once the boat has been squared away after its week at sea. While fishing used to be more nomadic in the past, operating at intervals in the Bristol Channel and Liverpool Bay, today almost all of Monty’s fishing is close to home in South-West waters. Landings are made in Brixham, and occasionally in Newlyn when fishing further to the west. The Monty of Ladram works with a crew of four or five, often with a trip spilt half-way through to land fresh fish to the auction.
Monty of Ladram is one of the Eurocutter-style beam trawlers, measuring 23.97 metres with a 6.85 metre beam, and was built in Holland in 2001. Maro Baranovs and his crew recently took over the Monty of Ladram.