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Friday, 20 November 2015

Thank fish for #FishyFriday!


Despite the appalling weather for much of this week yesterday saw a number of hardy fishermen put to sea in order to keep the market at Newlyn supplied with fish...


among that handful boats was the New Harmony who managed to shoot and haul a few tiers of nets and pick up some bass...


and a colourful mix of individual species...


though it seems that the weather has also increased the hunger of the predatory local seal population who came looking for an easy feed like these monk tails...


luckily the bass gear used by the local Newlyn inshore boats were free from such interference...


instead the buyers were more than happy to pay up to £10 per kilo for the best bass on the market...


wrasses always come out in force in bad weather and yesterday was no exception...


as the last of the fish were haggled over...


by merchants desperate to supply their customers...


the fish soon taken away...


these grey mullet looked stunning...


with the wind now dropped the harbour is almost empty of boats...


with just those waiting for repairs held back in port...


it's time to head back to base.