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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 31 March 2017

March's final #FishyFriday


With just a broken trip from the beam trawler, Twilight landing on the market this morning fish was in short supply...



with more buyers than boxes...



so fish like this solitary red mullet went for top prices...



along with a few dabs...



a handful of huge monk tails...



a box or two of lemons...



and a handful of plaice...



a few punts managed to score with a scratching of mackerel...



with Sam ably demonstrating that members of the fairer sex are well capable of multi-tasking as she sorts fish and makes a call to base...



the cuttles went for big bucks hopefully just enough to give the boys some entrance tokens as my old mate Taffy used to call his wages...



auctioneer Ryan is obviously made up with the prices being bid for the blackstuff...



back out in the harbour a third Spaniard arrived overnight - well Spanish built maybe, but a British registered fishing vessel nonetheless...



from west of the Scillys...


she is the 35m Fleetwood registered stern trawler...



 Udra, again loaded with spare trawls and trawl netting...



and capable of working the very worst kind of weather the North East Atlantic can throw at her...



there are two main winches, one for the steel warp which enables her to trawl in deep water in places like the Great Sole Bank and the peaks and troughs of the Porcupine and one for the long combination bridles needed to keep the trawl tight to the bottom and gather in her main target fish of megrim sole and monk - fishing where historically no, or very few, British trawlers ever went...


the morning also brings another FD registered boat but of much smaller proportions, the crabber and whelker, AAnne Mary B...



another RNLI delivery, Workington's new Shannon class lifeboat en-passant...



the sunrise would suggest today's weather could do anything...



Mali Rose, the replacement for the Gry Maritha exercises her deck crane.