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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Full of fish for #FishyFriday in Newlyn.


Almost a full house on the landings board this morning...



as Elka and Gary from Cefas sample otoliths and length measurements from some of the fish landed...



like these Dover soles...



langoustine are very much in vogue this week, another of Stevenson's beamers lands a few boxes...



along with these flat fish, not megrims but?...



the big tub gurnards came in 3s...



while the megs...



pollack...



and John Dory two by two...



big landing of megrims from the Sapphire II...



the otolith box...



eight tentacles are no good out of water...



these reds are just dying to end up on a charcoal grill...



big bass for the top end of the market, probably Chelsea bound...



as the buyers ponder the price...



of even bigger white fish like these cod from the prawn boats...



boxes of pristine whiting from visiting inshore trawler, Angelina...



looks like the end of an area, just a day after the ports second oldest fishing boat is taken away it looks like the port's oldest, the Excellent is about to be broken up and taken off the historic ship's register, a sad day indeed and a blow for the artists for whom the hull made an excellent study to capture on canvas...



the Lisa's nets get a good airing Dutch style...



as the latest prawn trawler comes in through the gaps...



more steel work ready for being fitted aboard the Filadelfia...



Guy, a true fishermen's friend and hero of all in inclement weather...



high water and the quay is full...



the Harriet is all but ready to sail...



close up of two different kinds of footrope...



showing how short lengths of chain links are used to wrestle bottom hugging fish like Dover sole and megrim form the sea bed...



as soon as the boat hit the quay the crew were hard at work scrubbing down after a week's worth of seagull deposits decorated the boat...



time to cut in the waterline later today...



five of the bigger prawn boats that draw so much water they dry out in all but the deepest berths...



Sarah, the ex-lifeboat...



twin-rig prawn trawlers stern on.