Live AIS VesselTracker

Track the Newlyn fishing fleet at sea.

powered by vesseltracker.com

Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 17 March 2017

#FishyFriday's finest inshore fish fresh from Newlyn!

Apologies made for the appalling use of alliteration this morning (again) but, one day, I'm hoping that a certain @JayRayner1 will lured into reading the blog not just for its fishy content but also because I know he has a particular aversion to this most cliche'd literary device along with pink Himalayan or any other 'name' salt; according to Jay as far as flavouring goes, salt is salt is salt...



and so on to today's business and, as the title of the post alludes, today is the soul (sic) preserve of inshore trawl fish...



which means the buyers will be keen to get the best prices...



for shining examples of fish like these whiting from Tom McClure on the Harvest Reaper - if the name sounds familiar it is well worth noting that skipper Tom is part of an artistic dynasty in Cornwall - both his mother Daphne and sister Emma have works in tomorrow's Porthleven Baulk Art Auction...



both the ex-French stern trawlers, the Elisabeth Veronique...



and the Imogen III made landings of fish that even now are less then 24 hours old...



along with more pure examples of piscine pleasure from Plugger's Shiralee...



and plate sized plaice from Tom...



as well as boxes of blondes which seem to be particularly abundant this year for the inshore boys...



at the other end of the market the netter Karen of Ladram continued to keep the country supplied with MSC Certified hake...



as mysterious, Giacometti-like figures...



whisk the fish away...



name this fish...



the U-bend...



pollack are one of the fish caught by handline...



but this morning sees the market fridge once again...



full of line caught mackerel...



as its abundance continues to defy traditional patterns...



netters and beam trawlers between trips...



trawled up from the deep, part of an old Belgian sidewinder's trawl footrope...



is ready to set sail...



when the ends are let go...



down the end of the Mary Williams pier the sight of a mobility scooter is cause for a smile...



as it heralds the presence of a certain Steve 'Cod' Astley...



who it is great to see is now back on his (well not exactly his) feet again...



and helping get his boat out of the water for a refit...



Cod's devastating attack of septicemia not only took away his lower legs but attacked his hands too...



so it is a welcome and cheering sight to see him doing what fishermen have to do in order  to maintain their boats and business...



ably supported by Royden on the harbour crane and



Graham Inman with his St Ives registered punt, Janet-Anne...



in the wars and minus her prop and shaft, the netter Ajax...



 there appears to be something missing from the Harriet...



oh, here it is, ask the MMO for more details...



that is some serious rubbing down before painting on aluminium...



all set to for their first soaking...



bound away for another day...



the Three Jays about to take on more gear - some sure sign summer must be coming! - sorry @JayRayner1 ;-)