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Friday, 20 April 2018

Smart moves in Newlyn on #FishyFriday


The Tracey Clare is all set for a bottom scrub as the tide drops away this morning...



not quite a full set of white feathers just yet for one of the local cygnets...


many of the GRP boats over the years have been based on Cygnus hulls, not so the Nazerene...


inside the market the sale is underway...



and with floor space restricted the graders have taken to stacking boxes seven high...


so classic Cornsih fish like this red mullet...


scallops...


hake...


and black bream all look stunning on this #FishyFriday market...


which showcased the very best inshore boats' fish this morning like these cuttles form the trawler Spirited Lady...


and line caught pollack from the Storm petrel...


big John Dory...


and huge whiting...



and haddock...


 even with the boxes stacked high..



floor space is at a premium with so many species on sale...


but that doesn't deter an experienced auctioneer...


like Ian from keeping the buyers busy bidding...


on their toes...


with some even looking for divine inspiration it seems...


with the new market interior now a bright and shining example of pristine plastic cladding market manager Lionel is suited and booted when talking to staff from the MMO in the white work-wear...


which has prompted a flurry of new workwear for some of the buyers and draggers...


some some of them are looking smarter than ever decked out in, "the most comfortable boots I've ever owned" said young Mr Smart sporting his Guy Cotton Thermo boots from Comfish Marine...


smart fish bought by Smarts in smart boots...


other brands like these Dunlop Thermo boots also come in yellow are available ......


Tracey Clare, waiting with the legs in place for the tide to fall...


stern view of the visiting twin-rigger, Diligent Jo...


as the sun comes up Cap'n Cod sallies forth on his electric trike sporting his yellow-welly crocs - he's the only fisherman in Newlyn who doesn't need Dunlop Prurofort Therma boots in the winter - though he says he could do with a good pair of insulated work-gloves though!..


a thick fog has temporarily obscured the sun this morning...


three working boats at rest...


Capn' Cod has just stepped aboard the Butts...




and set off for another day on the bass...


with limited deck space those boxes have to go somewhere on a tosher...


with a mackerel, gurdy and stripper in the starboard quarter...


and two electric jiggers in the side deck...


three local gigs...


all set to head off to the Scillys for the World Pilot Gig Championships in two weeks time...


the temporary home for Penlee's RNLI station has arrived...


Jemimah supervises DowntheCove going into the water down the Canner's slip...


still no sign of the sun...


the site office for Project Link who are managing the transformation of the fish market in Newlyn and have just seen Phase One completed...


the removal of the roof...


and more heralds the start of Phase Two...


not that all this work holds up the day-to-day business of fishing...


where the state of the tide is what most fishermen's lives are governed by...



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