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Monday, 25 June 2018

Monday morning market in Newlyn


After a superb red-sky-at-might it came as no surprise that Newlyn would be under a clear blue sky this morning...


 and all set for the first auction of the week


which largely consisted of a full trip from the deep-water by the Cornishman which included plenty of the 'two-Ms', megrim and monk...
  

along with a good shot of Dovers...


and a handful of snakes...


and big flats... 


while even bigger rays are still a feature of the guys who specialise in targeting specific banks for these fish...


like the trawlers who go chasing John Dory...


or bream...


as the turbot season draws to a close the netters...



like the Joy of Ladram now focus on hake from deeper waters again...


as hake makes the kind of money that keeps some of the buyers' playing their cards close to their chests...


in order to get the best deal possible for their customers...


with next to no mackerel on the grounds the handliners are still targeting pollack...


and are being pretty successful it seems...


although the biggest stack of mackerel on the market...


attracted some curiosity...


as nearby pollack specialist, Maverick put all of 2.5kg of mackerel ashore for his trip...


there was the odd shark on the market this morning...


and still not enough fish landed to keep all the buyers happy...


handline fishermen have to turn to whatever is around to be caught in order to survive...


like most of the inshore boats they can change fishing methods quickly but unlike their larger cousins can't just let go of the ends and steam fifty or a hundred miles or more to look for fish...


or like the Scottish prawn boats fish from one end of the UK during the course of a year to  make a living...


a gull rests beneath two contrails that have crossed high overhead.


and which form a giant geometric sight in the sky over the Bay...


as the netter Charisma squeezes between the general cargo ship Albiz... 



leaves the Mount in her wake...


and heads in through the gaps with her happy crew.