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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

At last! Better fish supplies for Newlyn's mid-week market.


Mackerel a-plenty with the St Ives boys who filled their boots yesterday...



while the bulk of the whitefish on the market this morning came form two of the Stevenson beam trawl fleet...



with monk fish from the Resurgam...



along with some quality lemons...



there were a few inshore net fish - pollack with the tell-tale marks around their heads from the meshes indicating that they were caught in a gill-net...



back to the beam trawl fish and there was one superb specimen conger eel...



a handful of gurnards...



and a smattering of their bigger tub gurnard cousins...



along with a few scallops...



and a fine box of bog bass...



the odd red mullet...



and a sprinkling of John Dory...



and a couple of boxes of the biggest flat fish associated with Newlyn, ID that fish!..



fish with spots, but not the lesser-spotted dogfish variety...



more big white fish from the netter, Serene...



and surprisingly, a shot of late season cuttles that made around £4.50 a kilo for the happy crew on the Resurgam...



and a good selection of the latest under-utilised fish to hit some supermarkets' shelves, the pouting...



while these guys came ashore in big numbers yesterday from over in St Ives...



tallies from the beam trawlers that landed this morning...



out of the light...



and into the darkness of the morning...



as the  moonlit  transport waits to be loaded...



Stevenson's stalwart, Roger is all set to land the St Georges...



fresh back at sea after a massive refit with Parkol in Whitby where she was re-engined with a Caterpillar main engine and some of the latest fish handling deck gear that all of the Stevenson's fleet are being kitted out with...



within minutes, skipper Billy Worth...



is guiding his catch up to the lorry...



as dawn breaks...



the well chilled fishroom keeps fish at an optimum +2°...



which makes for a slippery lorry bed...



carefully guided ashore from the capstan head...



mate Nathan has popped up to give Roger a hand left wondering where the Wiffer had got to...



and is happy to be ashore, even if he was at sea for his birthday - the day before...



there's a good chance he and the rest of the crew will enjoy a small celebratory...



while out in the bay another day dawns and finds the Cornish sardine fleet out in strength less than a mile from the beach...



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