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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Monday morning's market in Newlyn.


The harbour looks deceptively calm this morning as the resident seal enjoys a breakfast snack...


while the netting fleet and a handful of beamers spent the weekend tied up over the big spring tide and an increasingly poor forecast which should see all but the biggest boast in the fleet held in port until at least Wednesday morning...


with the tide and the weather at odds, the boats landing fish to the market this morning were all big beam trawlers...


including the Cornishman who had a good run of monk tails...


the Sapphire II whose Dovers were snapped up by a number of buyers including Fish Festival supporters, FalFish...


thanks to head buyer Edwin...


who was also tempted by a few rays from the big beamer...


and possibly in the market for one of the biggest trips of plaice in recent times from Filadelfia skipper Don...


who also picked away a good few tub gurnards...


and red mullet to...


compliment a box or two of John Dory...


all topped off with a good sign that the annual cuttlefish season looks like it might be looming over the horizon to coin another nautical phrase in common usage...


big tides mean the netters are not at sea, so no fish up the western end of the market...


as the day brightens heavy cloud races across the harbour as the winds pick up...


not that that gets in the way of shifting fish back to the store to be processed, packed and sent away...