Live AIS VesselTracker

Track the Newlyn fishing fleet at sea.

powered by vesseltracker.com

Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 18 November 2016

'Tiz a fresh silver dawn this #FishyFriday and it feels freezing in Newlyn!


Huge spring tide, strong wind kept all the inshore boats in the harbour yesterday so there were just three much bigger beam trawlers on the market this morning...


and with a chill wind blowing through the market the buyers were wrapped up well against the cold...


but it didn't stop them bidding on top quality fish from the beamer, St Georges...


like these Dover soles...


and even a few congers...


along with a good run of green...


or cod as they are rightly known...


although caught in larger quantities in the summer months there are always a few John Dory willing to give them selves up for a fine dining table at this time of year...


along with their flat cousins...


and the mainstay of the beamer fleet during the winter, monk tails...


its always good to see a box of bug turbot...


probably the finest pair of lips on the market this morning...


well before the sun gets to shine over the bay...


heavy showers and strong winds gave the harbour a well wintry feel this morning...


as some of the boats took fuel on board...


and readied themselves for sailing later in the day, at this time of year it pays to keep the number of days spent in port to a minimum as previous years have shown just how fickle the weather can be...


unusually for this time of year there are a couple of visiting a scallopers in port, one Irish and one from north of the border...


work continues apace to get the, Pelagic Marksman, the latest addition to the sardine fleet fitted out...


it was a Silver Dawn indeed this morning.