Malcolm Baker aged 70, is the last professional fisherman on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall. He is nicknamed The Paul Newman of Cawsand.  He still fishes with hand-made lobster pots, wooden boats and nets and keeps tradition alive with skills passed down from generations before. I learnt about him when I attended a film and talk about him led by Leo Kesslerer on November 7th 2017.  It was an extraordinarily moving experience. Malcolm, a man out of his time, is without an apprentice to pass his profound knowledge to. He meets Leo a youth worker from the Tyrol in Austria. Through Leo Malcolm becomes part of a project where young struggling adults from across Europe came to Cawsand to share Malcolm’s skills and learn to bond with each other.  The resonance of the work was such that I traveled to the Rame Peninsula to find traces of Malcolm, I looked out to sea for Malcolm from Rame Head and mooched around the villages of Cawsand and Kingsand but did not find him.  I do not imagine that if I had have found him I would have wished to disturb him.  However, I did find traces of the man and 2 villages and an industry that have been subjected to immense change. Images and texts are being assembled to form a booklet about Malcolm’s story. Below are a few images from the film and some of my own. I regard this journey as one that continually extends across time and place. I think of Malcolm every time I hear the shipping forecast on Radio 4 and send thoughts out to him and all fishermen.

 Malcolm's Catch

Malcolm's Catch

 The Star Gazy Boat Project Project

The Star Gazy Boat Project Project

 Malcolm in his Workshop

Malcolm in his Workshop

 A Misty Morning View from Malcolm's Boat

A Misty Morning View from Malcolm's Boat

 Looking For Malcolm from Rame Head

Looking For Malcolm from Rame Head

 STILL NO SIGN OF MALCOM

STILL NO SIGN OF MALCOM

 EVEN DAISY PATCHETT CROCODILE O'SHARK CANNOT FIND MALCOLM

EVEN DAISY PATCHETT CROCODILE O'SHARK CANNOT FIND MALCOLM

 Second search for Malcolm at Cawsand March 2018   

Second search for Malcolm at Cawsand March 2018