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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Newlyn, home of the finest inshore fish in the west!


Monday night on the market: After a 14 hour day - nearly two hours to steam to Lands End, fish for ten hours then a two hour steam home the Wiffer is happy to be sticking tallies on a good haul of pollack...



over 14 tons of black gold, as cuttles are known up in Brixham, leave their mark on the market floor......


and the boxes used to store them aboard the boat, young Nicky Cripps has the task of box washing for the night...


in the process of creating the first in a series of planned podcasts for his new Passion For Seafood blog, Mike Warner tries to put into words the stunning quality of the pollack landed from the day boats...


like these Couch's bream...


brilliant blonde ray wings...


 and this superb Mediterranean octopus...


just a small selection of the fish up for auction this morning...


and what a morning too...


an intense range of pink and purple hues...


 filled the sky and harbour waters...


more than enough to put a big smile on the face of David Hichens skipper of the James RH Stevenson...


and Syrus working the whipping drum of the winch...


to land their haul of 250 boxes in just four days at sea...


and, despite everything, it's all smiles from Dale...


as he helps the guys land well over 300 boxes of cuttles...


he even gets a smile from Roger...


as he and Ian, wearing yet another hat, push and pull the fish onto the market.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Monday morning in Newlyn.


 


Dark enough at 6:30am...


though the boats are always flood their decks with plenty of light...


inside the market there are more than the average range of fish on offer this morning starting with ray carcasses and dogfish for bait...



a good shot of ray from the Shiralee...


cuttlefish and stars...


these little guys share the same name as the title of a film starring Michael Caine in action at the battle of Rorke's Drift...


bass a-plenty from trawlers and handliners this morning ...


along with some late season John Dory...


always good to see the boss man putting his back into it...


the very best in line caught bass...


both auctioneers in action...


with a fridge full of mackerel...


the odd herring...


and grey mullet...


thew St Georges landed a few big turbot...


along with...


  several tons of cuttles...



which keeps young Mr Washer busy washing...



after working through the night after landing the Twilight young Paul reaches for a mug of tea, with a day's work ahead re-building the port side beam trawl...


Mousehole Fish have bass today!..


while the best squid went to Fish for Thought...


and the plaice to Trelawney...


light in the sky at last...


as work on the port side beam trawl gets underway...


it's a better start to the week...


and the harbour offices are almost glowing...


as the moon gives way to the sun...


Coddiwompole,  a new Art Gallery is about to open opposite the fish market...


not the best weekend to celebrate...


timber!..


please don't borrow any more of our shed...


more light in the sky...


as the sun breaks cover...


the Twilight at dawn...


having gone to such great lengths and expense to create the wonderful wavy roof on the Jubilee Poolside Cafe they then go and add a huge steel air extraction system on the roof...


by the pool...


the windows are in at last!