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Monday, 3 March 2014

Monday's piscatorial pleasures on Newlyn fish market


Despite the sensationalist predictions of Armageddon- "world's biggest waves to hit Cornwall" - high water passed without incident...


under some very heavy showers...


after Hugh's Fish Fight update showing last night it was good to see some quality cod on the market this morning...


along with another of those ugly fish contestants, the conger...


and some cracking turbot...


stunning black bream...


and mouth watering red mullet looking almost lickable...


bidding was swift especially for much-in-demand-mackerel...


and these pristine ray...


while the pollack peer from their bed of ice...


waiting for news on extra days at sea - the local crabbing fleet still have thousands of missing pots to find on top of a normal day's work - they are hoping that a meeting with the fisheries minister George Osborne will prove fruitful in gaining them the additional kilowatt sea days needed to retrieve their missing gear...


now taking shape, like a giant construction kit the first stage of the new ice works is nearing completion...


at high water the Mission witnesses the heavy surges running up the river...


while Tom keeps an eye on the Bay over the top of the barriers still keeping the public from accessing the coast path along the front to Wherry town...


lined up and ready to rock...


the true extent of the storm damage on the prom can now be seen as all the granite stones have now been levered from the beach...


out in the Bay two coasters wait for better conditions before attempting to round Land's End...


as heavy seas still attack the promenade at high water.