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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Newlyn's final #FishyThursday market for the month of March.


Traditionally, the market preceding Good Friday was always one of the strongest for prices as an entire nation opted to eat fish for Easter...


and what an impressive dish either of these two specimen fish would make on the table tomorrow...


Thursday's market was choc-a-block with fish from four beat trawlers, monk from the Trevessa IV...


sand soles from big Don on the Filadelfia...


a lonely black bream and a few boxes of red mullet from the St Georges...


a tasty lot of monk cheeks and liver from the Sophie Grace...


getting a closer look from one of the smart merchants...


the netter, Charisma also picked up a few big mackerel in her nets...


while Sid on the Karen made another good landing of MSC Certified hake...


including these two 7+ kilo fish...


thought there were several hundred boxes of hake for the buyers to choose from....


the odd brill, like turbot, sometimes get pigments on their normally pristine white bellies...


the buyer and the boat...


name that big white fish tail...


the netter, Silver Dawn landed her whitefish on Newlyn for the first time in a while...


check out the freshness of those blood-red gills...


and sparkling eyes, sure signs of quality fish...


another beamer, the Algrie landed a good selection of flats like these brill...


and the market also saw a handful of spurdogs back on sale again...


the downside of fishing for cuttles - the ink gets into everything including these not-so-red mullet...


and even big turbot...


looks like the lemons are more resilient to their ink though...


big ray and their big tails...


let sleeping ling lay...


pristine pollack from Tristan's Silver Dawn...


oodles of octopuses - if octopus was derived from Latin it would be octopi - but it isn't, octopus is from Greek...


oodles of buyers clamouring for fish...


a glimpse of the new market chill room this morning...


and sight of the new flooring made possible by having a bone dry market floor for the first time since it was built...


fish exit the market...


and it is still dark outside...


more than a few hours work in the St Georges for the boys on deck...


taking on new gear...


which came from the back of a lorry...


the visiting Dutchman, Zuiderzee...


is busy repairing his starboard beam trawl after landing to the back of a lorry...


two of the Nowell girls...


one new crabber's wheelhouse in the making...


now there's a bit of light in the sky...


Z38 Zuiderzee at rest...


looking towards Penlee Point and the old Penlee Lifeboat station home and now memorial to Penlee Lifeboat, Solomon Browne...


there are now only a handful of big varnish-hulled fishing boats in the UK and the immaculate Britannia V is one of them...


don't miss the first Newlyn International Film Festival coming to the Centre next month...


ever wondered how don't seabirds get frostbite on their naked feet?