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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Cold and crisp and even.


With fine weather rolling over from 2016 into 2017 the fleet are largely taking advantage so this morning's first market for 2017 was not so busy as it might have been, one beam trawler, two netters and three of the port's inshore trawlers put fish ashore to take advantage of high prices...


for fish like these big monk tails...


which were just some of the top quaility fish from the Imogen II and the Elisabeth Veronique...


who had a good shot of huge ray...


and even a handful of bass succumbed to the Imogen's trawl...


single-handed inshore boats picked away at fish like these mackerel...


while the beam trawler, Trevessa V scooped 18 tubs of cuttles to kick of her first trip well in the black...


Padstow netters, Karen of Ladram and Charisma weighed in with big shots of hake...


and boxes of cod, the fish with the biggest mouth per cm length in the sea...


all of which kept the buyers busy as poor weather away up north and into Scottish waters meant a relative shortage of fish and high prices all round...


so boats like James Robert's Three Jays make an early start to catch those  proverbial worms...


leaning on a lamp post, looks like another Christmas casualty.