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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Mid-week market in Newlyn.


When approaching a roundabout and a pedestrian crossing






the 'rules of the road' (Collision Regulations) are slightly different to those of the Highway Code - though one rule definitely applies to both - 'might is right'!..



meanwhile, it's all go on a busy mid-week fish market in Newlyn...



with some fish held over in the new chill-room for tomorrow's auction...



to spread the mass of fish more evenly over the week - fine weather across the NE Atlantic always brings a glut of fish and depressed prices (and fishermen)...



though top-drawer fish like these big fat juicy John Dory always make good money...



while the flats like megrim soles...



and plaice can suffer owing to the huge quantities being caught and landed...



with no hake netters landing the hake on the market came courtesy of the prawner Bracoden...



and the turbot from the Stelissa...



getting dragged away as quick as possible...



as the brisk bidding continued...



for turbot...



and more turbot...



and more - it's that time of year - how about a treat for Father's Day?!.



biggest monk tail this morning...



it's good to see that these days fish like scad and small gurnard have now been added to the menus of restaurants and the tables of the more adventurous home cooks...



despite the abundance of haddock throughout ICES Area VII not many of them are this big..



Dover soles would be on more menus if the quotas for them reflected the state of the stocks - fishermen wince at the amount not retained on board at certain times of the year... 



out in the morning sun...



and the still waters of the harbour...



is too much for some...



there's an early start on the Govenek of Ladram up on the slip below the waterline work anti-fouling, caulking and anode replacement...




Tarka complete with lifting bags...



it's official!, the new Rowse crabber has been named, Nimrod...



the Stelissa, currently fishing for turbot looking resplendent in the morning sunlight...



some expensive looking undercoat going on the hull of the Spirited Lady III...




as the beamer Admiral Gordon makes her way towards the gaps...



the police boats that escort the Queen Elizabeth...



make their way in for a crew change...



as another visiting yacht...



heads off towards Lands End...



looks like Tom is keeping an eye on one of the biggest vessels to anchor close inshore in recent years.