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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 11 November 2013

After gale force 9 wind last night...


Caught on canvas, one of the beam trawl fleet upon the slip, the latest the current show in the Newlyn Bridge Gallery...


in the harbour there are several visiting Welsh scallopers...


blown in on passage...


they head round to a berth on the marina pontoons...


or go through their gear...


meanwhile, the Crystal Sea II s now back in port after a tough week at sea with a young UCL film crew on board...


now skipper and crew have to get down to work and swap over two trawls - the boat twin-rigs and carries four nets to sea on four bet drums...


the trawls are a third of the length of the new quay...


view looking back to the boat from the cod end...


as the hammer-locks get hammered...


the boat works Danish trawl doors...


over two metres in height...


time to pull the bridles back aboard on to the net drums...



with her stern against the quay...


the big beam trawler Sapphire...


has landed and kept plenty of bait back for the crab fleet...


one of which is tied up astern of the netter Gary M...


a quick check on the vivier hold...


reveals several tonnes of live brown crab.