Vote Isla!

A young Manx women, Isla Gale, has been nominated for the prestigious UK Fishing News “Trainee Fisherman of the Year”.

You may remember Isla from our feature on her career last year when she was interviewed for Gef by Ruth Nathan about balancing her education and her apprenticeship.

Isla is continuing her apprentice skipper programme onboard the local vessel Shannon Kimberley as she continues to developer her career to fulfil her dream of becoming a skipper.

The news was shared by Mackerel Mann and DEFA, which said: ‘We are so proud and absolutely delighted to announce that Isla Gale, aka Little Miss Beardy, has been shortlisted for the 2022 Fishing News Awards in the category “Trainee Fisherman of the Year”.

‘Isla was shocked but excited to be nominated and then shortlisted and is very much looking forward to attending the awards and flying the flag for the island as this year’s only Manx representative.’

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