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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Mid-week market in Newlyn.


Early start for the crew of this German sailing boat...


just the one big trip of hake form the netter Amanda of Ladram this morning...


other inshore boats provided a further mix of fish like these gorgeous whiting...


and monk tails...


outside the market the sun has yet to have much impact with almost 100% cloud cover shrouding the Mounts Bay...


slim pickings for Mousehole Fish this morning...


though there were some cracking big haddocks form the Amanda...


along with a few big John Dory...


it's nose-to-tail ling in one box...


seems there are plenty of blackjacks about...


#fishyfact for the day, sand soles are right-sided flatfish and can live up to ten years...


witches are also right-sided flatfish...


all boats that work nets dread this - when the net gets drawn into the path of the propeller - if it cannot be released at sea then the skipper is faced with being towed to the nearest port...


last of the fish destined for packing and despatch...


heading straight back to a berth - frustrating for all concerned - a fruitless night's work for the Asthore - that's why it's called fishing...


after a net in the prop the beam trawler's next most frustrating problem at sea is losing a beam trawl to some sort of fastner on the sea bed...


still plenty of beam trawlers in port this morning...


another day's work on the trawl ahead...


Vesta, all set for the next sardine hunting trip...


more work for Tom on the Harvest Reaper...


two of the pelagic fleet in Newlyn that chase sardines, in the red, Golden Harvest and in the black,  Pelagic Marksman...


early-doors anglers on the end of the quay as the sun makes a brave attempt to break through the heavy cloud cover...


the Twilight at dawn...


the RNLI have a temporary building as work continues to build a new home for the crew of the Penlee Lifeboat...


coming up for discussion at a couple of public meetings this week - the planned development of this corner of the harbour known as the Canners' Slip - named so because the white building over the road was for many years filled with the sound of dozens of local women involved in packing and canning pilchards for Shipphams...


every year the promenade in Penzance, the only promenade in Cornwall, enjoys a flag display with some sort of theme - this year the flags celebrate the rather curious building in Chapel Street known to one-and-all as the, Egyptian House...


a rather attractive oil painting by Harold HARVEY (British 1874-1941) is up for auction at David Lane's next week, 13th September. The painting is sure to garner some serious local interest especially from the Penlee Gallery and possibly the Stevenson family - the boat, PZ198 We'll Try in the foreground was owned by William Stevenson who was head of the local fishing family firm back in the 1930s when the painting was completed. Harold Harvey was one of the most prominenet members of the Newlyn School in its later years and his work is some of the most well known.


Further details and information on how to join the auction live on the web are available here.

Low Tide with the vessel 'We'll Try' - Newlyn Harbour, Oil on board, Inscribed verso 'Harold Harvey, Given to Mrs Mary Parker of Baycliffe by Oliver Hall of Bardsea 1954', 19" x 23.75" (48cm x 60cm) 

Note: The vessel We'll Try, registered PZ198, was based at Newlyn and in the ownership of Mr W Stevenson until 1945 when it was sold and transferred to Conway, North Wales - Oliver Hall (British 1869-1957) Painter and etcher of landscapes, began exhibiting in the Royal Academy in 1890, elected RA in 1927 and Senior Academician in 1945.