Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Men at work on the Manin on a muggy Monday morning in Newlyn

Hardly a breath of wind to disturb the tranquil waters of Newlyn this morning...


as the crew of the Ocean Pride struggle to pull the Sapphire II back into her berth before making her way to the slip cradle...


meanwhile on the fish market  there are couple of big trips of haddock and other quality white fish for the Irish trawler Unity...


hake from the Ajax...


and quality flats form the beam trawler Sapphire II...


including Dovers...


and medium...



and large monk tails...

and plenty of quality from the inshore boats like the Millennia...

name this oily fish rich in Omega3...

some cracking tubs...


and Capn'tCod will have been smiling all the way during his long steam home with tis little haul of bass on board the Butts...


the difference between small mackerel and sardine...


nothing os wasted these days, tubs of pot bait...


over at the slip the Ocean pride is now starting her journey on the slip cradle...


with young PD keeping a close eye on proceedings from the comfort of his cradle seat...


as she leaves the water...


trials for the Twilight III may be concluded today...


as PD gives the Ocean Pride the once-over below the waterline...


as does one of her crew inspecting the cooling...


time-lapse of the Ocean Pride riding the cradle up the slip...


the Padstow registered dredger Manin is due to spend much of tis week cleaning up the harbour bed...


the Iris at high water is keeping out of the way today...


as the Manin begins to manoeuvre into her first dredging station...


as Master Habour Dredger and Marine Superintendent, John Bennets issues commands from the flying bridge of the Manin's wheelhouse...


looks like today;'s afternoon snacks are sorted......


the dredger's grab in action...


removing a mix of silt, stone and lost gear...


aboard...


it's a one-man operation from the grab cab...



no doubt someone will identify that missing shackle...


the Manin in action...



incomplete waterline paint job...


Twlight III heads back in again...


rolly break...


no chance of a break for Bruv with his taskmaster operating from the comfort of his portable shore throne.


 

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Refurbishments and change wherever you look in and around Newlyn.


Taking a stroll along Cornwall's only and recently transformed promenade reveals the original compass rose has been re-installed...


alongside an accurate Lat and Long reading taken from Greenwich...


the now shut and re-purposed as a dance school RNMDSF mission building reflected in this original pencil work by ex-fisherman Robert Jones from 1985 was open and catering for local and visiting fishermen, these days, despite there being upwards of 80 foreign crew based in the port most have nowhere to relax away from their boats which are home for the duration of their contracts...


high tide means new nets get to go aboard the Charisma of Ladram under the watchful eye of skipper Alan...

Spirited Lady III is about to leave the iceworks berth to allow the Millenia to take ice...


she has just returned from Totnes where a new mess complete with upholstered seating, mess table...


TV...


and seat lockers...


just off the compact galley area giving Brackan and crew much more comfort while at sea for their 2-3 day trips...


looking aft over the winch...


next year the wheelhouse will be stripped and refitted with two 55" screens capable of displaying up to eight inputs...


ships father or is it grandfather, barely recognisable in his over-size shirt, still keeps his hand in keeping the boat at sea...

Millenia heads off for a few hauls in time for Monday's market.


 

Friday, 23 July 2021

Finally, it's #FishyFriday!


Out in the Mounts Bay, Cruise on a cruise aboard the luxury yacht Triple 7, which starts around £500,000 a week to hire...


while Sid, on the Karen of Ladram...




who took this shot, dropped off some fresh hake to Tom on a jet-ski for his on-board chef to cook for supper and his crew got to enjoy the very same sea-going experiences as those aboard...


 the luxury yacht as a perk of the job...


even the Keriolet had a Deck Jacuzzi, and that was back in the 80s!..


with a tidal coefficient never dropping below 60 for the entire neap the netting fleet are now back in port...


helping to fill Friday's market with a wide variety of top quality fish...


like monk cheeks...


John Dory...


MSC hake...


the odd big blue shark...


no doubt Richard at the new harbour-side restaurant Argoe will be getting fresh supplies of hake throats for his typically Spanish inspired coastal cuisine...


just look at how bright the eyes are on these fish - a sure sign they are totally fresh...


not often you see a beam trawler land this many greater weavers...


cracking tub gurnard Port Isaac bound...


there's Dover soles...


sand soles...


and lemon soles...


line caught bass...


a few mackerel at nearly the price of gold...


a few kilos of sardines landed for fresh...


and some cracking whiting...


though the day is looking a little cloudy...


a mouth-watering job...


look out, the dredger is on its way to Newlyn...


Spirited Lady III is back from her galley refit with the Weymouth registered scalloper, Zaranathax....


these guards on the stern of the netter prevent seabirds from getting caught in the meshes of the net as they are shot away...


these three have seen better days...


it's all gone very dark on the hull of the St Georges...


Twilight III is up on the slip...


visiting steel hulled classic sail training vessel De Gallant...


half, well two-thirds of a job...


deep-water crayfish...


that look like they may well have inspired the beasts from the movie Predator...


when seen up close...


back in the tank...


flying the flag...


on board De Gallant.