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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday morning market in Newlyn


With Ophelia predicted to bring the strongest winds for 50 years and blast through the waters off Cornwall and southern Ireland the hake netting fleet are all safely tucked up in port and having to queue to land...



which means they will stagger their landings over the next few days...



so as not to flood the market with hake...



even so, with less than 50% of the market hall available now due to the refurbishment space is at a premium...



what looks like a sample core is in fact the concrete market floor that was bored out to allow the grader drainage system to function...



there's plenty of work for Cefas to do over night taking fish data from the landings...



which even included a shot of scad...



along with haddock...



and for the first time in a while a run of spur dogs from both the netters...



a handful of blackjacks...



and a good shot of monk from off the Lizard...



while the Ajax managed a few big ling...



and a couple of stone crabs...



and a few boxes of good bass from the aptly named punt, Storm Petrel...



bringing a good selection of onshore fish for the start of the week...



plenty of plaice form the one beamer to land...



along with several tons of cuttles...



while young Roger on the Imogen III ...



landed his biggest shot of ray in a while with four different varieties ...



the haker Charisma had an excellent shot of hake...



that together with the Ajax's fish



filled the market space wall-to-wall...



with a good run of fish size-wise...



all of which were pulled off the market floor at speed in the incredibly mild temperature this morning...



Ajax hake filled the boxes...



tope, known locally as 'pissers', were mixed up with dogs it seems or was it the other way round...



just the odd scallop from the Sapphire II on a bed of red gurnard...



and a few boxes of octopus thrown in for good measure...



the weather has pushed in a few boats never seen oin newlyn before  including the ex-Scottish trawler, Arc Angell...



and the stern scalloper, Tjeerd Jacoba and in contrast to her crowded deck space...



a very neat  and spacious wheelhouse arrangement...



for the Dumfries registered boat...



not netting or potting for these guys today.