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Friday, 12 September 2014

#FishyFriday finds the fleet facing fresh winds in the harbour



The pout...


more often than not referred to locally as the Bothak - so named because of its ability to puff out a film from the eye on being taken out of the water - from the Cornish word meaning swollen or humped. In Vannes, Brittany the same fish is boheg meaning 'big cheeked' similar to bochog or boghek both Cornish words...



the Brixham beam trawler Kerrie Marie sold her fish on the market this morning...



along with the Lisa Jacqueline and the James RH...



who landed three of the most common ray species landed in Newlyn...



it was a tad fresh outside the market this morning...



big and ugly but a great taste and possibly the best fish going to make fish cakes with...



big red and tasty tub gurnards...



good monk tail selection from the Kerrie Marie...


best bass, someone was up early this morning...



every chance it might rain later as the local gull population wheels around the market on the scrounge...



big, square transom sterns are de-rigeur in modern fishing vessel design..



dawn patrol looking out to the gaps...



Sapphire II all set for sea...



Barry has decided to get the boat out of the water for a late season refit...



leaving the anglers test the waters this morning at dawn...



bright decks on the Kerrie...



most of the sardine fleet are berthed together...



while the netters now have a few days off over the big spring tide...



the Britannia V, varnished boats always look good with a fresh coat showing off their construction and sweet lines...



while the Lisa is now resplendent in her company workboat colours...



Tom keeps his head down under the cloud cover...



as the first of the years stronger winds begin to test the new sea defences...


there is a grand opening party here this afternoon at 4pm to signal the end to a three-month project to repair the sea defences on Newlyn Green. An official ribbon-cutting to re-open the green will take place at 3.45pm with all local residents invited to attend. People will be able to visit a display trailer from 3.30pm to view progress photos and find out general information about the work undertaken. There will also be the chance to ask questions to Cormac staff and Cornwall Council officers about the work. Teams of 14 men have been working 11-hour shifts to ensure the green was usable in time for the Newlyn Fish Festival and Newlyn raft race at the end of last month.