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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 27 June 2014

It's #FishyFriday! and the 400th anniversary of Penzance's existence when Golowan Festival hits town this weekend!


The town's streets are all set for the Golowan parades on Saturday



the work continues to make good the coastal path between Wherry Town and Newlyn...



the footings are well over 3m below the level of the sea at high water...



on the market, tip-top turbot from the netter Stelissa...



and hake keep the buyers busy...



with a handful of big tub gurnards form the beamers...



it's that time of year when the scallops are in season...



there are still signs of big cod around...



on a #FishyFriday market full of fish...



including these gorgeous grey inshore mullet...




and big monk tails form the Sapphire II...



still thin on the ground, mackerel are making good money...


as are these shining examples of line caught big bass...



the port's top two inshore boats are both ex-French stern trawlers, Elisabeth Veronique and the Imogen III...



there are plenty of visiting boats like these mini inshore scallopers from Falmouth, the Morel Margh and the Amethyst work four dredges a side...



whereas the huge Jacoba works 17 a side...



the Rebecca and Manx Ranger will all be at sea later looking form scallops...


while the netting fleet are now back in port as the high spring tides make it impossible for them to fish effectively.