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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Mid-week market in Newlyn.



For the first time in many years the beam trawler, Sarah Shaun has moved up to a berth in front of the Stevensons office - she was one of four ex-sidewinders bought back in the late 70s and at one time skippered by Roger Nowell, the others were the Bervie Braes, ABS and the Karen - they were all built by John Lewis of Aberdeen as the Sputnik class of trawlers and commended by all who sailed on them for their seakeeping ability and comfort at sea...



should make life easier for Cod when he pops in to pay his annual berthing fees...


typical of an inshore tosher, everything lashed to the rail aft side of the wheelhouse...


fish from the big Scottish prawn trawler, Ocean Vision...


included big plaice...



and very unusual for Newlyn, a box of handy sized halibut...



along with a few good monk tails...


the fish from the inshore boats included these cracking turbot...


and the beam trawler, William Sampson Stevenson put ashore a shot of ray...


and a few cracking red mullet...


leaving the Kindred Spirit to land the megrims for the day...


trammel nets also catch big crab...


and even bigger ray...


while the smaller punts are happy to handline for a few bass...


while cuttlefish might have been thick on the ground this year squid have been noticeable by their absence...


and it is still early days yet before the inshore trawlers start to pick up good hauls of John Dory...


wheres they have been making good landings of lemons in recent weeks...


and maintaining keen interest from the buyers...


especially line caught pollack...


with a poor forecast and jumping spring tides there are plenty of boats in port...


none of which is holding up progress on phase two of the fish market development...



there's more weed here than on the Old Harbour quayside...


another ex-French trawler, this one built by Chantier Glehen in Guilvinec now named the Aquarius and fishing for langoustine on the very same grounds she did when Breton owned...


that, is one cloudy looking day in stall over the Mount this morning...


the deep-draughted Unity in a deepwater berth...


much to everyone's delight, thousands of baby lobster hatched out here over the weekend...


re-fueling time for two passing Border Patrol boats...


crabber Harriet Eve and her kid brother waiting for his name and numbers to be painted...


a closer look at a patrol boat...


Annie-May, the latest addition to the Newlyn netter fleet...


which is the replacement for Bo's old boat the Myghal seen here - now re-named and numbered and due a long steam for her new home port in the Shetlands - reminds me of the time Russ 'Oz' Parker brought his boat the Nerid from Skye and Russ being Russ sailed her down with nothing more than an AA road atlas!...


the Stevenson's latest workboat, Chickadee II...


the Annie-May, replacement for the Myghal, is the first catamaran netter for the port...


with her smaller NH-05 Spencer-Carter hauler...


sited aft of the wheelhouse...


the solid twin hull is reinforced below the waterline...


while under the aluminium shelterdeck..



huge net pounds were fitted out to carry trammel and wreck nets...


the net over-ender was carried out by Baumbachs of Hayle...


trammel nets are used to fish for mainly for monk, turbot, brill and ray...


and the odd shellfish...


in the overcast conditions the complementary colours blue and orange go so well together...


another successful shout for the Penlee boys...


close enough...


surprisingly, the day was not as bad weather-wise as might have been expected after the signs earlier in the day!