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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 23 June 2017

#FishyFriday in Nelwyn


With the weekend in sight Friday's market is full of fish caught by every type of gear and boat...



so there was plenty of variety on the market this morning....



with the usual suspects being there in some quantity like these Dover sole and monk from the beam trawler Resurgan



a handful or reds form the Twilight III...



while Roger is still finding his old adversary the John Dory somewhat elusive still...



the netter, Harvest Reaper had a good week's work on monk...



a box or two of eight-leggers...



and plenty of cracking turbot with the beam trawls this week...



while the Spirited Lady never seems shy of lovely lemons...



seems there's always the odd conger with the inshore guys...



after yesterday when expectations for signs that the mackerel might have moved into the bay this morning find's the Don of mackerel men squinting through the handle of his rather slack morning's fishing - not much to show for a 4am start...



though doubtless Dennis will head straight back out to sea again to hunt some more fish down...



a single turbot big enough to fill a 40 litre box...



might well set you back around £240!..



every shade of red and grey gurnard in a box...



pristine red bream...



and some of the biggest spots ever seen on a plaice...



the Ajax made its third landing of hake for the tide...



along with a few boxes of other big white fish - testimony to the highly selective nature of working the larger mesh sizes the boats opted for in order to secure their MSC Certification...



the summer also brings down a crop of scallopers from far and wide...



a handful of inshore trawlers...



and some of the bigger beam trawlers...



so it's a case of make hay while the sun shines...



the Trevessa IV looking spruce after her refit...



a classic clunker built Breton sailing fishing boat, Seiz Avel...



fishing gear is constantly in need of repair and maintenance...



Brixham scalloper,  Pamela Jill...



very few modern boats are built with round sterns - most have a transom stern to maximise the working deck area...



landing time for the scalloper Zara Annabel...



and needing two hands in the back of the lorry all Sam opts to helps...



 out and volunteers to operate the winch control to help land 60 bags of scallops...



from inside the wheelhouse...



watched by a happy crewman aboard the Brixham beamer...



as the scallops swing into the waiting lorry...



from the Zara...



inseparable, even in port



Stevenson's new tug boat is looking smarter by the day.