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Friday, 12 May 2017

#FishyFriday is here again!


Thursday evening and there's no end in sight to the number of visiting Scottish prawn boats in Newlyn...


of all shapes and sizes including...


the ex-French stern trawler Aquarius...


and the Nicola Anne...


landing to the fish market...


looking through the crowded boats you could be excused for thinking you were in Fraseburgh or Peterhead!...


a huge pot entrance...


but for what fish are these pots designed to catch?...


Mr Dwan climbs aboard his trusty steed...


as Mat carefully guides just a handful of the 780 boxes of hake the boat has caught over five days fishing...


busy enough...


one of the smaller visitors, the Brixham trawler Equinox...


the bigger the boat the bigger the stern - necessary in order to handle the twin-rig trawls use by these vessels...


another visiting aluminium windfarm cat...


now it is #FishyFriday morning and there is a mixed bag of boats landing, including an invisible netter...


even the local boats are having a go at prawn bashing - on a somewhat reduced scale...


hake from the invisible netter...


the little nick in the flesh is a clue to what kind of fish this is...


one gorgeous tub gurnard...


and one delectable John Dory...


a handful of big plaice...


and lashings of lovely lemons...


a trio of megrim soles...


the 'bait' clearly visible at the end of the monkfish's rod...


fish don't come much fresher than these line caught pollack, just hours old...


ahah!, the invisible netter does have a name...


it could just be that these are the fish...


 caught by the mystery pots shown in close-up earlier...


a kind of dull grey rather than silver dawn this morning...


one of the two remaining wooden hulls in the Stevenson fishing fleet...


lined up and ready to sail...


the stern of the ex-French trawler with its twin net drums has been modified to accommodate twin-rig clump...


the deck of the crabber Emma Louise is all set to receive six tons of concrete ballast this morning which should quieten her down a little.