Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 29 November 2021

Amen to Arwen.

Sunday morning saw the guys on the Enterprise...
 

glad to be back in through the gaps after fishing through storm Arwen over the weekend to land a full trip on Monday morning's market ...

with the usual mix of plaice...

as did the Trevessa IV...


a good haul of red mullet will keep the quality restaurants happy...

while the netter Stelissa landed haddock...

plenty of megrims...


Cap'n Cod was one of the first to get to sea on Sunday once the storm had passed...

as were the sardine boats later in the day, young mr Pascoe landing pilchards for a change...


the bog boats often pick up the odd bass, seldom in any quantity...

the same as weavers a not so common sight during the winter months...

the big boat landed a few tons of cuttles for their troubles...


while the Ocean Pride touched on a good haul of coley...


and the Silver Dawn picked up the odd scad...


to go with team Cornish Fish Direct's hake...


tope don't come much bigger than this...


or tub gurnard...


but it was the big blue fin tuna that took the top place for size this morning...


what a difference a day makes...


busy forklift traffic clearing the market...


a better idea of the size of these huge fish...


that is most of the beam trawl fleet still in port...


with the whaleback washer in full flow on the Enterprise...


the Unity works a huge clump in between her twin-rig trawls.


Saturday, 27 November 2021

Braced for a full-on #FishyFriday gale tonight courtesy of storm Arwen.



All but the biggest boat in the fleet are due back in port today as the first of the winter's storm headed down from the north...


a handful of inshore boats piled in with fish like these superb red ullet...


while the two beam trawlers popped ashore fish like a brace of brill...


as ever miserable looking turbot...


John Dory...




ray...

and a few squid, one is without the vey fragile brown film that cover them...

a 'git louster' of a ling...


the thinking fish of the sea, ever-quizzical looking red gurnards...


and plenty of megrim soles...


Dover soles a-plenty...


and monk tails...


and the biggest plaice of the day courtesy of young Jimmy on the Billy Rowney...


the handliners braved the wind to land mackerel...


and a few line-caught bass...

one of the last netters to land was the Govenek of Ladram...


boxes coming ashore under the watchful eye of skipper Robert Goddard...


as the crew rush their week's haul into the chill fridge...


the harbour's Cornish flag will fly at half-mast in respect of Billy Stevenson whose funeral service will take place in the harbour on December the 3rd...


he no doubt would have had his binoculars trained on the Trevessa IV as she headed for the fish market


possibly even offering suggestions over the radio on the best approach to take before they land...


with young Dan working the landing gear...



his brother-in-law has the Enterprise away this trip, the only Newlyn boat still at sea during storm Arwen currently fishing south of the Scillys, even this far south the winds hit Force 10 during the night, so it's a relatively calm force 9 by Saturday morning.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Irish Fisheries Data Collection

 



Irish waters contain some of the most productive fishing grounds in Europe. Marine Institute scientists collect information to help build a picture of the current state of each fish stock. This is then used for future management and to identify research needs.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Vacancy at W Stevenson & Sons Ltd, Newlyn.

Mid-week market of quality inshore and net fish.


The inshore biats fed this morning's market with fish like these brill...


red gurnard...



a few Dover sole...




the odd monk tail...



a few different species of ray...



and flats like plaice...



while the netter Ygraine  made a good landing of MSC Certified hake...



Tome on the Harvest Reaper continued to pick up a handful of squid...


and the Phoenix picked away a few red mullet ...


alongside the one and only sand sole on the market...


plenty of haddock came with the hake...


along with a few small cuckoo ray.