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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Millennia on Monday


Inshore trawlers and the beam trawler...



Billy Rowney made up Monday morning's landing...



of plaice...



gargantuan gurnards...



and some signs squid are on the move...



this solitary scallop comes complete with a rooftop garden...



while the Padstow netter filled a good number of boxes with a big shot of ray...



the Millennia stole the show with these John Dory...



that top bass man Cap'n Cod ices up his latest efforts...



specimen tub gurnard would make a fantastic tabletop feast in any fine-dining establishment...



signs of things moving from the red into the black on the grounds...



meaty mullet...



there's still a smattering of mackerel around the coast for the inshore punts handlining for them...



an article in the Guardian talks about conger eels being wiped out by trawling as there are very few landed these days - this is not quite as it seems - trawlers go out of their way to avoid the kind of ground that congers inhabit - rocks and wrecks - and as the main fishing method used to catch congers - longlining - is no longer practised by any boats in the south west, consequently, none are landed other than the odd box or two picked up by boats fishing near to wrecks or patches of hard  ground...



if you are lucky these cracking inshore red mullet destined for a restaurant near you maybe...



at the other end of the market hake from the netters Ajax and Britannia V should make good money...



with the buyers closing in on their prey...



chasing a good run of 3-4 kilo fish...



"move 'em out"...



all set to sail again.