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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 18 May 2018

It's a sunshiny #FishyFriday in Newlyn!




Resolute indeed, not content with a successful sardine season the boys on the smallest sardine boat in the fleet are spending their down time trammel netting for turbot and monk...


the net pound starboard side carries the nets while the stern takes buffs, tubs of buoy ropes and anchors...


#FishyFriday's market is full of the finest fresh Cornish fish...


like these stonking red mullet that wet fish shop champions like Rex Goldsmith, aka The Chelsea Fishmonger will no doubt be hoping his buyer will have put in a successful bid for him...


or maybe these superb whiting, perfect in a light batter...


or these lush lemons that make a perfect plate of piscine pleasure at any dinner party...


so much fish that both new sections were full...


there were even a handful of mackerel at eye-watering prices......


along with a good shot of JDs...


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and even a few kilos of line caught bass from the Storm Petrel...


weighing in with the big stuff the flagship of the Stevenson fleet signed off with a few boxes of prime turbot...


a fish with a huge mouth, not what a small fish wants to see before their world goes dark...


huge haddock...


thornback ray...


all succumbed to the nets of the Govenek of Ladram...


which made headline news yesterday when crew member Max Berriman managed to connect his leg with the open jaws of a porbeagle shark after it came over the hauler - good to see that the temporary treatment administered by Phil and his crew - disinfectant, superglue and tape - was later commended by the medics that treated the unfortunate crew...


not seen many of these lately, coley or blackjack...


fishing west of the Scillys the prawn boats always pick away a few witches...


along with big cod...


while the visiting trawler Diligent Jo made an excellent landing of JDs...


megrims in quantity however...


were down to the beam trawler landings...


with the buyers more than happy to keep the bidding brisk...


before comparing notes...


bringing some comfort, the new chill rooms and market space is being fitted out...


which will give the market much needed space...


seems everyone is taking notes...


as each buyer...


makes a note of not only what they pay for their fish...


but what their rivals do too...


on such sunny mornings...


the fish gets moved quickly on...


and the auction gets finished quick enough...


though that Godfather of punt fishing, Dennis Pascoe...


loads three boxes with trap caught cuttles..


and heads off to try and catch the morning sale...


numbered but not yet named...


not only does the  Sara Shaun sport her old trawls...


but a pair of swallows too...


no gap too tight for the Hop Oils driver...


alongside his new charge and having a word with Jackie back in Girvan...


Reul na Mara yet another Scottish visitor in Newlyn...


a rare visit to the North pier for the Karen-N.