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Fish Expo 2018




Friday, 22 June 2018

#FishyFriday on Newlyn fish market.


Not a cloud, not a breath, a stunning morning in Newlyn...



as the first of the morning's purchases are dragged out of the market...


where hake prices from the Ajax went well over £4.00 a kilo...


making even the hake smile toothy smiles...


as did the hake from the Padstow registered Charisma...


with some fine big fish from both boats keeping the buyers bidding hard between themselves...


there were also some big flats like these turbot...


red mullet...


and John Dory...


and even a greater weaver - with its poisonous dorsal spines removed to protect any handlers...


the first beam trawl trips of what was otherwise a very slack week for supplies came from the Billy Rowney and the...



Filadelfia with a good shot of monk tails...



 both boats touching on a few JDs...


though only one was a specimen fish, unusually, from an inshore boat...


both auctions made quick work of the final mornings fish...


leaving a few buyers to chat...


name these fish from their tails...


morning light...


as Iceberg's Sam loads the last of her fish ready to head up the A30 and across the Tamar...


as the inshore trawler New Venture heads towards the iceworks...


despite the strength of the concrete plinth running the length of the piers it doesn't take much for the bow of a steel boat to do some damage...


these days there are not many small beam trawlers left working the inshore grounds...


must be summer, the BBQ is all set for action...


these post have been retrieved after a year or so lost on the bottom...


heading for the fuel lorry...


picking up old submarine telephone cables is still a regular occurrence for all vessels that drag a trawl, beam trawl or scallop dredges along the sea bed - the ends of the broken sections are often worn to a spike making them extremely unpleasant to handle when tangled up in a trawl - and even more difficult to cut away of your boat is only equipped with a hacksaw (and lost of blades) rather than a 'gas-axe' as oxyacetylene cutting gear is known.