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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Fishy tails in Newlyn


Yesterday produced a storm of hailstones of rare proportions and this morning's clouds also look full of vigour...



two of the biggest beam trawlers along with the James RH landed for this morning's market...



with the Cornishman targeting megrim...


and monk...


from the 'deep water', meaning anything around and over 50 fathoms sou'west of Newlyn...


which is why her trip only produced a handful of Doversole...


and over 160 boxes of megrim soles...


and monk tails...



talking of tails, how many fish can you ID from just the tail?...


an easy one to start, but which mermaid's purse laying beast is this...


bigger and flatter...


and flatter still...


still flat...


but which one is this...


just can't place this one...



by now you should be a dab hand at this...



a little rounder...


easy one to spot...


not so this...


or this one...


a few clues in the pic...


maybe bigger eyes needed for this one...



a slippery customer...


don't be fooled by the colour...


almost too easy...


as is this one...


no one will get this one wrong...



but maybe this distant cousin is a little harder...



a break for the black, the James RH...



who in contrast to the Cornishman, fished the cuttlefish grounds...


where they would be unlikely to catch any of these...


showing signs of age...


not what you want to see when swimming, but which toothy predator does this belong to...


not remotely related to this guy...


or this...


not what you might think...


missing off the landings board, bigger fish MSC Certified hake from the Govenek of Ladram...


the old and the new, looks like some serious gear maintenance work for the boys aboard the James RH today...


a season's pots awaiting dispatch to the deeps...


a rare visitor to the port, IFL's Admiral Grenville...


the port beam is ready for repairs on the James RH...


Lionel exchanges a few words with Rob McCabe, skipper of the beam trawler Louisa N while giving a group of youngsters one of his most excellent guided tours hoping to engender a love of fish in them...


work continues apace to get the newest, biggest sardine boat ready for the forthcoming season... 


as it does aboard the crabber, Harriet Eve complete with her recent £5000 nose job...


they might be made of chain but they are often still referred to as end-stones...


these big crabbers need plenty of deckspace to cater for strings of fifty pots, when they can work over twenty strings in a day...


Dreckly Fish's Francis aboard the Guiding Star gets a royal cygnet fly-past this morning...


out one, in t'other....


are these for?

  • a new boat build
  • lugger masts
  • pier fenders
  • the new lifeboat house
  • none of the above