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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 23 May 2006

Last of the dredgers' work


Once Padstow dredger Mannin has dropped the waste at high water it is the turn of an excavator to remove the waste using dumper trucks at low water.

Saturday, 20 May 2006

Northerly gales and no fish!

On the slipway, a new propellor waits to be fitted to the Fleur de France.

Local support for England's World Cup bid.


The fleet fill the harbour as gales sweep through the Cornish coast.

Thursday, 18 May 2006

Busy morning in Newlyn













Jersey crabber, 'Fleur de France' moves into the cradle before going up the slipway after losing her propellor at the weekend.


Padstow dredger Mannin removes the remaining silt prior to the installation of the new marina pontoons.

Padstow dredger, Mannin gets to work...

















Padstow dredger Mannin removes the remaining silt prior to the installation of the new marina pontoons.

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Variety is the spice of life!

Here is one of the more unusual species - a velvet bellied shark - taken from the edge of the continental shelf by Chris Hill's gill-netter, Ar-Bageergan.

Did you know that over 50 different species of fish are landed to Newlyn fish market on a regular basis? Two grading machines are used to sort, weigh and tally bulk fish like these megrim soles.

Monday, 15 May 2006

Through the gaps - Mary Kate


Monday evening and WD 220 steams in through the gaps at the end of her trip to land for Tuesday's market.

On the slip - Marie Claire

Misty Monday morning













Wayfinder, Defiant and the Chloe T lay against the fish market while the Padstow netter Charisma moves in to the ice berth.

Friday, 12 May 2006

Quality tour

Cornwall Seafood's Mr Quality - ex seiner skipper Robert George talks up the quality of fish landed at Newlyn to a visiting delegation.

Pirates of Newlyn!

In addition to the fish, Roger lands a decayed depth charge! Well. that's the yarn any visitors would get!

Mackerel comes ashore


They don't come any fresher - sadly prices are down for the local mackerel boys - Mr Morley arrives at the market while three punts make their way back to tier.

End of the neap - last netter lands


Padstow registered netter Berlewen pulls away from the market to take ice - local crew member Tristan throws a line ashore under the ice chute.

Monday, 8 May 2006

Visiting scallopers


In Newlyn for the first time this year, a regular visitor, scalloper Q-Varl from the Isle of Man, formerly BA 285.

The Rouse crabbing fleet

dom bosco
Truro registered crabbers, Cesca and Intuition
Cesca and Intuition land to the vivier lorry in Newlyn. Latest addition to the fleet, the Dom Bosco is still undergoing a complete rebuild. This crabber used to sail from Morlaix, France under skipper/owner Phillipe, more recently skipper of the Azkarra. Under Phillipe she spent most of her life fishing around the Wolf Rock!

Sunday, 7 May 2006

Here come the Ripple!




The day can't be far off when restored lugger, Ripple takes to the water. Here she is proudly sporting a fresh coat of pitch, as befitting her heritage, on her port side.

Newlyn's future


The next generation of Newlyn fishermen seen here at the helm, steering his way back to moor up after a morning's handlining for mackerel in Mounts Bay.

Saturday, 6 May 2006

The tug 'Kingston'


Recently, a regular visitor to the port, Griffin Towage's 'Kingston' alongside the new quay.

Piles of silt!

silt from the harbour











Where did all the excavations go from the recent work in the harbour to prepare for the marina style pontoons? The answer, here beside Harvey's shellfish tanks on Sandy Cove, proposed site for new facilities in England's premier fishing harbour.
The 'Nellie' can be seen on the slipway in the background.

Friday evening sees the 'AA' in through the gaps




The 'AA', one of Stevenson's first three beamers [consecutively numbered PZ197, PZ198 & PZ199] steams in through the gaps to land for the Saturday market.

Wednesday, 3 May 2006

Trial image post



Seacore build the rig at the end of the new qauy.

Trial page


Sample images from Seacore's recent pile driving work in the harbour.