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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Fishing faces down the quay in Newlyn.


15 tons of the finest Cornish sardines tubbed-up and ready for the trasport...



maybe someone will try a tuna luree on their bass poles, there's a few about in the bay it seems...


PD, one of the faces of Newlyn...


what a punk wears when it's cold...


with a set of 23mm steel warps lasting around six months it's time to try some new technology, brand new Dyneema Dynice Dux warps going aboard the Crystal Sea ...




a fraction of the weight of wire warp and less wearing on the transport gear like sheaves and blocks aboard the boat...





here's how to splice an eye in 12 strand Dyneema to give you some idea what is involved...



meanwhile, out of the biting wind skipper David Stevens...


helped by brother and fellow skipper, Alex...


get to grips with splicing eyes in the new warp - using the same technique as with six strand wire warp - over one under one it's just starting off splice with 24 strands that is the tricky part...


the Imogen II takes time to clean the stocking and codend before sailing...


another job for the harbour crew to do...



along with the bigger challenge of installing the new harbour landing cranes.