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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The fleet is all at sea - a very quiet fish market this morning with most of the activity in Newlyn centred around restoring the sea front



With the spring tide almost done the netting fleet will be tang ice today and tomorrow, they are virtually the only boats in the post with most of the fleet at sea taking advantage of the fine weather...


one of the fastest fish in the sea is yet again proving somewhat elusive this month...


so fishermen are putting a mornings work in starting at 4am just to catch a few stone of mackerel...


the fish are a good size though with the bulk of them being large medium or 'large meeds' as they are known... 


with only a handful of small in the morning's landing...



there's more than a few hours work for the trawler men working on this hard ground gear - heavy rubber discs mean this trawl will be used to 'hop' over stony and hard ground - hence the name 'rockhopper' trawl...


one of the ports stern trawlers basking in the sunshine...


as the netter Ajax makes her way to the ice berth…


yet more pots have been retrieved by the crabbers after the winter storms...


while more evidence of the harsh winter weather can be seen on the coastal path between Newlyn Green and Wherry Town where the first stage in making good the path...


is almost complete...


while in front of Newlyn Green where the sea wall was breached so badly in the winter storms...


the scale of the repair work is huge as a fleet of earth moving kit has moved in…



and is now digging down well below sea level at high water...


the strength of the caisson can be seen here.