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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

May Day aftermath


The scrapping gear is all set to break up the wooden fishing boat Excellent, 81 years after she was built...


with a huge inflatable floating boom in place to catch any oil that might be spilt...


arrivals over the weekend included two more prawn boats, though they only put their white fish ashore - the prawns are either shipped directly back for processing to Scotland or if frozen off to Spain...


there was plenty of fish from a couple of big trips form the beamers that landed...


including the a large number of in-season megrim soles...


and a few boxes of John Dory...


half a dozen cuttles as opposed to six tons of cuttles well and truly indicate the end of their season...


the biggest of the turbot this morning were form the Algrie...


it seems as though there are more witches this year on the grounds than normal...


big whole monk...


and a handful of Dorys...


and hake...


along with a few megrims from the Vision III...


as the netter, Ygraine sails in a flat calm...


surely the Galilee is nearing completion...


as another boat is given a severe refit...


judging by the amount of steel plate on the quayside waiting to be fitted...


there are three main components to the footrope of a bottom trawl, the wire fishing line that passes through the centre of the rubber discs and bobbins that makes up the actual footrope, next comes the fishing line made of combination which is connected to the footrope and then the bolsh line on which the meshes of the trawl are set...


good to see Billy basking in the morning sun...


modern, purpose built scallopers have plenty of working deck space...


showing the full extent of the preventative oil spillage boom...


the AA's  boxes are ready for her arrival at the iceworks berth...


a reminder of the work in progress...


and one of the tolls being used to break up the old boat - with its extremely rare enamelled Kelvin main engine...


the tool for the job, modelled it would seem on a cross between the cutting and crushing claw of a lobster...


and ready to go...


local fans have been enjoying the BT Experience for so many years now that some must be taking their grandchildren along to see them by now!