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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.




Fish Expo 2018




Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Not so busy mid-week market in Newlyn.


One day off mid-summer's day and, as yet, there's no sign of flaming June in these parts...


not that the buyers busy bidding on the market are too fussed...


with only day-boat fish being landed form a handful of vessels like the inshore trawler New Venture...


top quality fish like John Dory, brill...


bream...


Dover sole...


and even haddock are making good money as the buyers try to buy for their fish starved customers...


this not-so-little chap went for £12.40 a kilo...


while small JDs


and big ones from the trawler, Shiralee


along with her lemons wait to be auctioned...


the second sale was over even more quickly as the buyers bid for line caught pollack...


and pushed the price of that rarest of fish these days, mackerel, to over £10 a kilo!..


not quite what these cracking bass from top bass man, Capn'n Cod


and the Ali Cat made...


even the Lamorn'a's landing was light...


not that the draggers were slow in whisking the day's haul off the market at speed...


venturing out for the first time from her paint up the Imogen III tallied a small but quality trip...


one of those days when the buyers almost outnumbered the boxes...


one of this year's young gulls taking an early morning stroll having not quite mastered the art of flight just yet...


trawl warp with marker - a short length of rope is wound and threaded through a single strand at intervals on both trawl warps - the first marks are normally at 10 fathoms so that the crew on the winch can brake the winch drums and check that the trawl doors have spread correctly - the next marks would then be at 50, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 fathoms - the marks are used to keep an eye on the warp and act as a visual reference for the skipper to check that the warps are both being payed out at the same speed by checking that each pair of marks pass by at the same time - normally the bottom trawlers work 2.5 times the depth of water, maybe slightly more in very bad weather - off to the south west in 50 fathoms of water the skipper would shoot at least 150 fathoms of warp before braking the winch...


the harbour is almost empty of boats, the Crystal Sea  on the end of the Mary Williams pier is about to head off to the McDuff shipyard for her annual overhaul...


and the resplendent Spirited Lady III is taking ice for her first trip sporting her new colour scheme of royal blue rather than green...


back in Newlyn town the world famous purveyors of Jelberts ice-cream has taken up the plastic-free challenge...


with prices that won't break your bank balance if there are three littlun's that need feeding too...


Through the Gaps new set of wheels reminded some followerss of an ice-cream van so from this moment forth it shall be known as, 'Jelberts'!