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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Mid-week market in Newlyn.


Most of the inshore trawler fleet landed this morning along with the big beam trawler, Sapphire II and a couple of invisible netters landing hake...



which meant there were plenty of boxes throughout the market...



with John Dory a feature of all the trips...



though it was down to Plugger on the Shiralee to top the quantity scales...



along with the Imogen III...



and the Millennia...



and the Harvest Reaper to bring home the money...



the Sapphire  managed a few lemons from her broken trip...



and plaice...



while Mark touched on a brace of bass...



more JDs...



and plenty of ray wings...



while the squid count was higher for some than others...



Tom hit on a few cuttles...



and Mr Pascoe came home with a bag of crawfish...



the Ajax and the Joy of Ladram piled into the hake from way west of the Scillys...



young Mr Trebilcock provides an overview of the fish trade to Exiting the EU Dept & MP for Wycombe, Steve Baker and FalFish staff wearing their fetching 'teabag' garb provided gratis by the harbour for such fishmarket visits...



food for thought...



taking a break from chasing John Dory, young Roger Nowell hit on a few cuttles...



and the odd bream...



as did one or two others...



predatory hake, the last thing to be seen its prey...



the benign smile of the blue shark...



in a few weeks time this end of the market will be closed until the refurbishment is completed...



standing around in the rain that just started to fall...



devoid of her derricks and beam trawls, the William Stevenson or 'little tiger' as the star of the BBC TV serie, The Skippers and book of the same name affectionately referred to her...



the temporary offices are in place for the fish market refurb...



there's another cat in the harbour...



there's something amiss with the beam trawler, Sapphire II who was not due to return to port until Sunday night...



looks like she snapped her portside derrick almost clean in half - beam trawlers can do that if they catch the trawl on a wreck or bad 'hitch' on the sea bed...



time for tea and fuel...



although bigger than your average visiting yacht these guys, at the tail end of the sailing season, will be looking to make a break from Newlyn before seem very fresh winds hit the Western Approaches late on Sunday night as hurricanes Irma and Jose join forces over the weekend and head for the UK...



when they will undoubtedly dump plenty more rain water over the harbour.