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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Fish on Monday morning's market in Newlyn


These days the St Piran is a regular on the north pier while the harbour is full of visiting vessels...


as is the Padstow Harbour dredger Manin...


which uses the traditional method of crane operated grab-bucket...


that drops silt in the dredger's hold the bottom of which is then opened at sea to release the spoil...


there's some creative cutting and welding going on down the quay...


surprisingly there was little fish on the market this morning...


with a part trip form the beam trawler St Georges...


landing quality fish like these red mullet...


there were several boxes of good sized whiting...


while some inshore boats picked up some line caught bass...


and the odd bream...


just enough to keep the discerning merchant happy...


at this time of year many trawlers are laid up for an annual refit or paint job as June is on average a poor month for bottom trawling - this year, the Spirited Lady is getting a change of colour too...


from her old green hull...


she is now all blue while the Ocean Harvester is the latest trawler to join the local fleet...


big tides mean a few days off for the netters and a few of the other boats in between trips...


legendary Fishing News hack Phil Lockley passes the time of day getting the low-down on the Fishermen's Mission Community Dental Service who are in Newlyn today...


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