Campbeltown fishing boat pulls in dead minke whale

Minke whale campbeltown fishing boatA Campbeltown fishing boat made a surprise catch on Tuesday,May 20 –substantially larger than its usual target of prawns.

The crew of The Crest discovered a 26ft-long,three-ton minke whale snared in their equipment at Kilbrannon Sound off Peninver. They believe it was already dead when caught.

Crowds gathered to look at the giant of the sea after it was landed at Campbeltown New Quay around midday.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,May 23 2014,also at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital from the same date.

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