Osprey doors’ success in Scotland
The Lovie family, who fish out of Kinlochbervie with their two demersal trawlers Endeavour IV and Venture II, have been seeing excellent results with their new trawl doors since switching to the new Ospreys from Morgére.
The two trawlers had previously fished with Morgère’s Exocet and PV3 doors, but made the switch to Osprey earlier this year and they have been delighted the performance. The new Osprey is a semi-pelagic trawl door, designed to ensure lower drag, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.
“There is definitely a fuel saving from using Osprey doors and they spread very easily, which is important to us. They are also easy to shoot and come up well,” said skipper David Lovie, who works with his father, Peter, on the 29 metre Endeavour IV.
Endeavour IV, and the 30 metre Venture II skippered by Mark Lovie, target a wide range of groundfish species, as well as cod and haddock on grounds to the west and north of Scotland, often in challenging fishing conditions.
One of the attractions they find in using Morgère trawl doors is the excellent before and after sales service provided by the company.
“We have been using Morgére for over 20 years and the service they offer is second-to-none and that helps ensure we get the maximum performance,” David Lovie said, adding that Morgère’s director Michel Dagorn travelled to Scotland to join them in Fraserburgh for sea trials with their new Osprey doors.
“We are proud of our long association with the Lovie family,” Michel Dagorn.
“We’re delighted that they find our doors suit their requirements and deliver great fishing performance.”
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