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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Trawling is tough - on the men and the gear.


The inshore trawler Millennium was forced to return to port and put ashore what is left of her trawl - the fishing circle and not much else...



with Tom providing some extra muscle to load the pallet...



the replica langoustier (crayfish) sailing boat Skellig from Douarnenez, she took 10 years to build just after she arrived from a passage from Douarnenez via the Scillys...



Penzance's new set of promenade flags went up today - though prancing horses are not such an entirely nautical theme as in previous years...



along in Newlyn the market landings board has a couple of beam trawlers and most of the inshore trawler fleet in order of sale...



Newlyn reeling from the news that Brixham landed £31,000,000 pounds worth of fish last year...



sculptor Shelley Anderson on the market this morning looking for perfect examples of fish to cast in bronze...



while there were two groups of visitors getting guided tours including the latest recruits to Jamie Oliver's Newquay 15 restaurant and cookery school..



getting a close look at some of the finest fish in the far west like this huge red mullet...



and a party of wet-fish counter staff from Morrisons being shown round by FalFish...



with some cracking examples of quality white fish like these John Dory...



a couple of big blues...



and a specimen red mullet and his cousin...



a few cuttles...



looks like the lobster made a new friend...



great to see the youngster's enthusiasm for getting the chance to see just where the fish they cook with come from and what is involved in putting fish on a plate...



there were a few boxes of line caught pollack...



and a shadowy figure or two hovering at the market doors...



tub gurnard are next on Shelley's list of fish to cast...



while these red bream will have to wait before being immortalised in metal...



just the one netter left in the port today...



many local anglers try each summer to catch these sensitive fish - the ever-elusive grey mullet...



a quiet night's sleep for the crew of the yacht off the Mount...



with not a ripple on the water of the Jubilee Pool which is now open to the public again...



showing off its Art Deco lines...



amid the stunning setting that is Mount's Bay in the morning light.