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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Catching the humble mackerel the hard way, by hand.






Looks innocuous enough laying on ice in a fish box but a few hours before...


half a dozen hardy handling fishermen...



 ventured out into a squally St Ives Bay...



and with their handlines filled a few boxes of hard-won fish by hand...




then headed back to the safety of St Ives...



last one in...



was Gary on the Bethshan riding the heavy swell off Smeaton's Pier.

All photos courtesy of Chris Oates, St Ives wildlife photographer.