Nick Darke and Kevin Mellow
Nick and I found an orange tag with a warning stamped onto it about taking/stealing the pot it was attached. We found a few in fact but one had the words Audrey May and a phone number on it.
We bought a special device for recording phone calls and Nick phoned the number up. At the end of the line was Kevin Mellow on the East Coast of North America, the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
He and Nick really hit it off. He was a lobster fisherman and like Nick’s fisherman friends in Padstow he was down to earth and hard bitten. The fishing wasn’t too good out there. He’d worked in a factory. He later worked on tugs on the Hudson. He’s back fishing again now, Nick’s sister went to see him and happened to turn up on his 50th birthday.
You can hear him talking to Nick in The Wrecking Season.