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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 17 February 2017

#FishyFriday in Newlyn and the market is full of the finest fish


The boats they came 4X4, four beam trawlers and four inshore trawlers...


filled the market this morning...


with the ever-present haddock...


and even a good dose of pouts...


but it was megrim soles that made up the biggest part of the beam trawler trips...


along with monk tails of course...


with plenty of rays on Newlyn fish market this #FishyFriday morning...


the biggest of the beamers landed the biggest of the fish including these huge turbot...



along with a trio of brill...



some very fine ling, which, by the way make perfect fish for fish cakes and fish pie...



along with several boxes of big ray wings from the inshore trawler, Millennium...



a fishy tail, but which one?...



sometimes conger eels just look plain mean...



it is hard to imagine how these 'claspers' at the base of the tail on a male ray with their razor sharp hooks buried within the folds of skin figure in more intimate moments of a ray's love life, but they do...



red mullet, a favourite fish for BBQs found throughout the Mediterranean...



what about a scallop or two dozen...



plenty of mackerel on both coasts...



never mind Norwegian Skrei - here is some top quality Cornish cod to match our Scandinavian cousins' any day...



another fishy tail, but which one?..



still no sign of any real quantities of squid on the grounds...



the beast that is the tub gurnard - a must-do-dish when baked in salt...



Keith Floyd's 'King of Fish', the bass...



looks like Roger on the Imogen III needn't get his JD trawl on the net drum just yet, early days as this beautiful fish prefers the summer months before it comes close inshore - presumably to bask in warmer waters...



hardly a ripple this morning...



as the gulls head off in search of breakfast...



another day roping up new pots for the Rowse boys...



as the latest sardine boat, Pelagic Marksman to join the fleet nears completion of her fitting out and begins to see her deck gear and nets put aboard...



the old pilot's office is quiet enough...



as skipper Don on the Filadelfia takes on fuel...



not quite as busy as in the late 1970s and 80s but the harbour is still home to a considerable number of small inshore boats, punts and toshers...



who fish in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way for high quality fish like crab and lobster...



having shot the net a few hours ago, @Cornish_lobster picks out enough mackerel which when salted down will provide enough bait for his pots in the coming lobster season...


but a few of the bigger boys will just have to go home for supper!