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    Fishing mate Andy Santoriello of Portsmouth, hauls in two large pollock during a fishing outing with Captain Andy Rider, 61 miles out in the Gulf of Maine, from their Eliot marina base.

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    From the very first drop, at dawn, commercial ground fishermen on the Eliot-based Finlander started pulling fish, 61 miles out of port, in the Gulf of Maine.

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    Tim Rider, right, shows Ben Hasty, co-owner of Thistle Pig, a fresh-caught pollock during a delivery Sunday morning.

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    Charles Welshman of Bristol, R.I., lands a large pollock.

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    Welshman lands a string of pollock, while fishing in the Gulf of Maine, with Captain Tim Rider.

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    Tim Rider delivers 20 pounds of fresh-caught pollock to Thistle Pig Sunday morning.

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    Tim Rider and crew member Andy Santoriello wait aboard the commercial fishing boat Finlander at 2 a.m. for the winds to subside before heading to the fishing grounds 61 miles out in the Gulf of Maine.

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    Tim Rider, left, and Santoriello both land fish, at the same time.

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    Tim Rider lands a pollock to add to the many already on the boat.

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    Captain Tim Rider heads out of the Piscataqua River just after 2 a.m. to go fishing out in the Gulf of Maine.

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    Tim Rider and Santoriello clean 600 pounds of haddock, pollock, cod and cusk in just over 30 minutes, on the way back from fishing.

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    Tim Rider prepares to weigh fresh-caught pollock in the back of his van for delivery at Thistle Pig Sunday morning.

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    Ice is cleared from the rails of Tim Rider’s boat.

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    Tim Rider reals in one in an almost endless line of fish while far out in the Gulf of Maine.

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    Tim Rider prepares a delivery of his fresh-caught fish at Robert’s Maine Grill Sunday morning.

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    With a good haul of fish in the boat, fishing mate Charles Welshman, left, and Captain Tim Rider have time to converse.

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    Welshman lands a haddock and a pollock.

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    Tim Rider scrubs down his boat at the Eliot Marina early Sunday morning before making deliveries to local restaurants.

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    Fishing mate Andy Santoriello unhooks haddock.

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    With some good sized fish already aboard, Charles Welshman gets fresh bait.

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    Tim Rider puts away gear while cleaning his boat at the Eliot Marina before making deliveries of fresh-caught fish to local restaurants.

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