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Fish Expo 2018




Monday, 3 September 2018

Monday morning fish market in Newlyn


There seems to be as many beam trawlers in as out this morning...


as both auctioneers get Monday morning's market started...


and with a mix of day, beam trawl, line caught and netted fish there is Newlyn's massive range of species for the buyers to bid on like these cracking John Dory...


handsome hake from the Karen of Ladram...


the odd blue...


line caught pollack...


get noticed in these superb quality boots from Comfish based in Newquay...


cod from the beam trawler Algrie


lovely lemons...


and plenty of megrim soles...


not to be confused with these witches...


a brace of big monk tails...


and some, 'ansum 'addock as they would say in Poldark...


young Mr Smith had a bumper weekend with the handlines with a big landing of blackjacks...


ling...


and the staple of his fishing diet, pollack...


tip-top monk tail for Trelawney Fish...


while summer has brought on plenty of sightings of blue-fin tuna all round the coast it is the John Dory that some of the inshore fleet look to to boost their summertime fishing...


making a relatively rare appearance on the market - good sized scad - a member of the oily fish family like mackerel and sardines and to try at least once - sprinkled with a little salt beforehand, filleted or split like a kipper - grill or fry with plenty of butter and lemon juice to season...


an immaculate whiting - the perfect fish-supper fish...


ray, bit of a Marmite fish, gorgeous if you like them...


Cap'n Cod spent hours at sea for two boxes of these beauties - he's tag No2 if you ever buy a tagged bass in your local wet fish shop...


good to see this boat looking after his immaculate line caught squid - reflected in the high price paid for them to be in this condition - chefs love to get fresh squid with the brown membrane still intact...


just the one big monk tail in this box...


turbot, top-table fish from the Algrie...


aerial border patrol...


snapped up close after ten years of trying, one of two pairs of ravens that frequent Newlyn harbour from their base in nearby (disused) Penlee Quarry now owned by MDL Marinas who hope to develop the site with a marina and housing... 


he (or she) had been usurped by this young black-backed gull from devouring the contents of a yoghurt pot...


the port's latest crabber, Asteria...


recently began fishing from Newlyn after a huge refit converted her from a previous life as a prawn trawler...


as seen her in Newlyn two years ago...


the hydraulic crane and powerblock were left fitted to make it easy for the crew to load and unload gear from her...


down and out, another lamp post down the quay bites the dust.