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Friday, 29 August 2014

Full on #FishyFriday in Mount's Bay


Hundreds of gulls scour the shore break chasing feed fish as a big shoal of mackerel pushes them close to the shore...                            


as Tom is set against a changing sky at first light...


as the sun struggles to rise above some threatening low cloud over the Bay...


in the market yesterday's poor weather means there are no day boat fish...


just a couple of beam trawlers...


and top turbot...


 from the netter Gary M...


still berthed against the fish market after landing during the night...


in between showers...


the sun braves an entrance...


ready to put her whitefish trip ashore, the port's biggest trawler Crystal Sea II...


two of the next biggest members of the trawling fleet...


have now been joined by a growing number of small inshore trawlers..


the Emma is ready for sea...


just visiting down from her home base in Wales, a beautifully restored nobby, Lassie of Colchester built in Conwy in 1937 - toying with the idea of making the journey round the Lizard to join in the weekends Tall Ship festivities at the weekend...


unusually, the mackerel fleet have found a big shoal...


just off the gaps...


and are making the best of the short distance they have had to steam to fish...


using traditional handlines the boats will be hoping the prices have not sunk too low - 20-30p a kilo is what the fish were making 30 years ago!...


a load of sods have appeared on Newlyn Green, making it a little greener!