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Fish Expo 2018




Friday, 23 May 2014

Pirates on the Promenade hauls into view over the horizon!


Come and enjoy a cream tea in the sunshine on what used to be Keel Alley...



still no sign of the new ice works being commissioned...



looks like a few hours more work needed on this inshore trawler's net...



10 kilos of big bright bony tub gurnard - a fabulous fish to eat...



there's a sting in the tail of this ray for sure...



tidy boots...



plenty of mackerel being caught this week...



and some of the boats like the netter Govenek of Ladram  have put ashore good shots of turbot...



just three full beam trawl trips on the eastern end of the market...



with a good selection of inshore fish from around the coast, many of the boats make good use of these insulated  tubs to hold the fish in iced water while they are at sea - the boats are too small to have any kind of fish room to store the catch during the time they are at sea...



plenty of deck space with the smallest of Rowse's crabbers, the Harriet Eve...



more visiting trawlers in berth...



including the two big steel stern trawlers form North Devon, the Our Olivia Belle...



with her on-board  advertising...



showing off the business end of the boat and the heavy footrope she works on her trawls...



Spirtited Lady, the latest stern trawler to join the south west fleet is looking good in the morning sun...



while the Cloudy is a boat with an interesting name...



there's even a pair of Imogen's in the port, numbers II and III...



seems that the popularity of inshore trawling is growing...



there's some heavy construction kit in the lorry park...



was probably a good night for sure...



anyone stuck for pirate gear...



has to look no further than Penzance's very own scurvy-ridden ship selling pirate attire in the form of the ex-gill netter, Ar Baeergan - the boat earned her name form her fishing days when she was christened the Bag o' Rags by other fishermen in Newlyn her original name being in Breton from her home port of Guilvinec - her original name was La Barcolle which is the Venetian boat song or song of the Gondoliers...



what every good pirate should have stashed behind the passenger seat of his trusty transport...



as always the pirates support those most worthy of nautical charities...



who will both be in attendance over the weekend as Penzance makes a bid to become the pirate capital of the world with the greatest number of pirates ever to be press-ganged on to the prom!