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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Jack Frost pays Newlyn a visit!


Cold, clear skies...



and cold enough to freeze even the nether regions of a brass Tom this morning...



as Jack Frost spread his love around the harbour, a rare enough sight in this part of the world...



inside the chilly market there were plenty if fish to keep the suppliers happy...



including a big shot of red mullet from the channel...



and a load of lemons for the Lisa...



in a trip packed head to tail ...



with Dovers...



visitors must comply with the new market regulation - so make sure you get proper protective workwear - and don't look like you have been sponsored by PG Tips...



sometimes you have to move quick to snap up fish...



like these big meaty turbot...



a good year...



the beam trawlers seldom land more than a handful of blackjacks...



while this inshore netter had a good shot of mullet...



a small Goosefoot starfish sneaked in with the cuttles from the St Georges...



big hake from a big netter...



two rows of inwardly pointing teeth the jaws of a predator...



a pollack keeping his head above the ice...



soft and hard roes galore from the Govenek of Ladram...



keen bidding from the buyers this morning for the best of the hake...



including fish from the Britannia V...


cracking quality all over the market...



the big beamer went chasing megrims in the deeper waters off to the south...



while the Lisa went 'up Channel' (Bristol) again chasing soles, both lemon and Dover...



with a few boxes of brill thrown in to keep Gary happy collecting data...



as the sun comes up the cool,crisp air sets a tranquil scene this morning...


which sees a visiting Belgian beam trawler the Marbi in overnight...



she is one of a much smaller fleet than there used to be from the Flemish port of Oostende...



big, new towing power from Falmouth...



sporting a huge working deck...



fly-by gull...



as the morning sun catches the name board on Jack Nowell's mum, Louisa N...



the sardine fishery is over for another year...



RNLI AWLB 17-34 now on duty covering for 17-36...



icing up time...




as the fleet get ready...


 to sail again.