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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 6 May 2016

First #FishyFriday in May!


Big clue as to which fish market this is...


and here are the boats landing this morning...


megrims aplenty from both the beam trawlers and the visiting prawn boats who are landing their whitefish to the market...


with his first chance to fish away west of the Scillys, Roger on the Imogen III has made a solid landing of his favourite summertime fish, John Dory...


and a handful or cracking red mullet thrown in for good measure, just look at the quality of Roger's fish......


Scottish boats land their monk whole...


checking out the results of one handliner's early morning haul of mackerel...


the fish are flighty and elusive this week making them hard to catch...


Don picked away good box of tub gurnards for his week at sea...


the almost prehistoric tail of a ray...


plaice aplenty...


builders bags have become a gosdsend for small and larger boats working nets...


allowing punt men like Barry to get on with the job more quickly and efficiently...


new crab pots still go aboard three at a time on the Girl Pamela though...


the business end of the latest Scottish prawner to join the fleet...


taking shape...


the stern of the Galilee is looking neat...


while the William now sports her reconditioned derricks and mast...


prawners, Solstice...

Shekinah...



and Nereus..



joined by the Astoria and Bracoden...


which was prefviously the old Solstice - many steel boats have their original names made in steel letters and welded to the bow...


which means they have to becovered over rather than burnt off when re-named...


or just painted over like the Shekinah ex-Ben Arkle...


waiting for the tide to drop to ciontinue the antifouling work on the hull...


away to sea for the Prospector...


some classic artwork coming up for auction Lane's, though the boats look Breton rather than Cornish...


unlike the luggers in this piece.