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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Newlyn Fish Festival 2013


Duncan and Sue Lucas are Passionate About Fish, set up the star attraction at the show, the fresh fish display with fish donated from boats and fish merchants to raise money for the Mission...


Rowse fishing made their new crabber, Emma Louise take centre stage in front of the fish market with skipper Mario demonstrating how the boat works as he and his crew shot and then hauled a string of pots inside the harbour...


in a break from tradition, the festival was officially opened at 10am by Yan Giron from Peche Fraiche ...


 his address focused on the the changes in recent years to EU fisheries management from the top down to the increasing power and success of self-regulation and increasing involvement of fishermen at regional and local level and in[particular the benefits to be had from increased collaboration between fishing communities fishing the same waters, as Breton and Cornish Celtic cousins have done for many years...


Emma and Mark Rowse watching the flagship of the Rowse fleet shot a string of 22 pots down the harbour in a show of great steamship from skipper Mario...


inside the fish market Yan Giron gets a guided tour of the fish display from Duncan Lucas


while local chef Ben Tunnicliff from the Tolcarne Inn completes the first fish cookery demonstration and hands out taster dishes top a delighted audience...


the luggers get ready for the annual lugger rowing race...


inshore fisherman Chris Bean fillets mackerel for local MP and fish-fan, Andrew George...


students from Penwith College's professional catering department get a round of support and a hand from their Tutor...


while outside visitor numbers reach record levels in the sunshine...


a dozen local gigs vie for position in a row past...


and still more people pile in...


the IRB demonstrates speed and manoeuvrability in a mock rescue in the harbour...


the increased focus on fish extended to trade stalls as this enterprising textiles stall by Frances Harriet did a brisk trade in fishy-themed linen and tableware accessories...


festival first timers from Bideford, BigBellys bake fish filled flans and more, they didn't last long!...


Lizard fisherman, artist and the pioneering bard of Cornish Sardines, Martin Ellis aka Nutty Noah...


with daughter and stained glass artist...


Emma McClure hands over a fish-flavoured hand printed bag...


available from Florence Place...


smiles all round for the festival goers...


even Mr Busby can't help but grin under a clear blue sky, recalling his days aboard the Mes Filles with Magic, Dumps and skipper Bill...


not unlike this print from Frances...


time for the crabbers to land their catch...

the afternoon's main event is the Seafood Cornwall Fish Filleter of the Year, here Rex Goldsmith, aka


before he and Duncan Lucas give their scores...



and the lucky winner Kevin from Flying Fish ...


always a entertaining at the end of the day all the fish from the fish display is auctioned off...


by which time its the chance to take a break for the first time since 4am when many of those taking part began their day!