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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Monday morning market in Newlyn - and a visit from a queen.


A mix of crabbers, netters, trawlers and scallopers in the harbour this morning...


while the market was full of net, beam trawl and line caught fish...


with the netter, Silver Dawn putting a shot of turbot ashore...


along with a few paws...


there was a mix of rays from the beamer Twilight III...


while the hake on the market bought by Smarts came from the Britannia V...


along with some cracking haddock bought by Fish for Thought...


Ocean Fish had their share of hake too...


as did Martins...


bags of scallops filled one corner of the chill room....


a box of tasty looking monk cheeks...


much of the market floor was taken up with fish stacked six or seven boxes high...


which didn't leave much room for the buyers...


next door there was far more space...


for plaice...


and Dover sole...


so when the second phase is complete space will not be an issue on busy days...


not that these fine red mullet care one jot...


or this haughty hake...


stacks of fish 200kg in weight...


are no match for Ed-the-machine man from Falfish...


huge ray from the Pascoe's...


while low in numbers these beautiful fish fetch a premium price on the market whatever the weather...


the odd shark dropped by...


while a welcome sight were several boxes from the bass king himself...


as Cod put ashore a good selection of these magnificent fish...


anyone missing a beam trawl?..


Lily Grace at rest between scalloping trips...


cracking signwriting on the stern of the Brixham scalloper, Kingfisher...


not quite in the same league as the heavy footrope used by the powerful Scottish prawn boats...


two of the police boats that play escort to the navy's biggest ship exchange a few words in the harbour...


before they head back out to carry out there duties at sea...


as the Harvest Reaper passes the Queen Elizabeth...


 and heads for the gaps...


at 280m long, the @HMSQnlz she makes for an interesting juxtaposition against the Newlyn skyline.