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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Invasion of the orange fleet.


Ocean Fish's skipper Peter the II can only look on in envy as the boys on the Asthore clean down the boat and prepare to head back to a berth... 



after top skipper Peter number I is all smiles after landing the season's first haul...



of these fine fish... 



he's not the only happy chappy as the dozens of guys who fish with punts...




finally have some mackerel to catch, the only problem being they are all round the St Ives side!...


just the one net trip of hake and on the market this from the big netter Govenek of Ladram...


and a few boxes of ray and turbot from the Gary M...


and the Trevose...


which get whisked away PDQ by the guys with the hooks...


destined for restaurants around Cornwall and beyond, top quality line caught pollack from Mr Smith..



 making her first port of call in Newlyn, Ocean Fish's latest acquisition, the scalloper Le Men Dhu...

built and launched at Tom's in Polruan six months ago...


she was closely followed in the the other scalloper in the ever expanding orange fleet, the Manx Ranger...


hard on their heels was a new Shannon class lifeboat...



 in to re-fuel...
 


before heading off to Cork which will take her a mere six and a half hours!...



seen here at 9.40am, some three hours after leaving Newlyn making around 22 knots... 



on a more tranquil not, coming for auction at Lane's, a painting of days gone by Charles Napier Hemy depicting a punt fishing with pots coming in to land her catch of lobster in choppy conditions with a luger in full sail on the horizon. The painting is titled 'Sorting the Catch'.