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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Three generations of fishermen, one boat.


While buyers gather under the new market canopy at 5:45am to start their day...


the sardine boat, Little Pearl gets washed down after a night's fishing...


and Jeremy puts frozen boxes of crab pot bait aboard the Nazarene...


and young Jamie Roberts, who recently joined the board of harbour commissioners as the fishermen's representative... 


 as another Monday morning market is about to get underway...


with a big landing of hake from the netter, Ajax...


the odd turbot...


and despite the weather of the last few days the handline boats have been filling their boots with plenty of mackerel...


while a handful of dedicated bass specialists, like Cap'n Cod have been trolling for bass...


and the odd pollack which fall for the same lure...


the buyers enjoyed a good mix of fish this morning and apart from plenty of mackerel...


there was a cracking stone bass...


to go with plenty of monk tails...


lemon sole...


and megrims form Stevenson's beam trawler, Cornishman...


along with a good few haddock...


the netter Karen also landed a few John Dory...


a solitary big blue shark...


and a selection of crab claws...
 


while these ray wings came courtesy of the inshore boats...


inside the market the camera focussed on the buyers and the auction...


while outside the sun was just beginning to put on yet another glorious dawn light show...


spreading across the bay from the Mount...


making life just that little bit easier for the crew...


 


of the inshore trawler, Elisabeth Veronique...


to take off her heavy ground twin rig...


and replace it with much lighter...


triple rig clean ground trawls...


and in the one photo, Kevin, Adam and Mark, three generations in line of fishermen from the Curtis family...


 complete the job before sun-up...


over the harbour as another boat fires up her main engine sending a small cloud of engoine smoke skywards.