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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning market in Newlyn.




Ladram Sisters in Newlyn...


nothing to see here - the Penlee lifeboat house is no more...


major aluminium work continues aboard the Galilee with the construction of a three-quarter length shelterdeck...


and wheelhouse...


a huge step up from young Mr Hosking's previous boat, Nazarene...


nothing that Julian and and Terry from J.T. Fabrications can't handle...


looks like there's a few more hours work on the Crystal Sea's trawls yet...


whereas the repairs on the harbour punt are almost complete...


after she was well under the waterline while escorting a boat off the slipway...


on a relatively quiet mid-week spring tide market the buyers are in competitive mood...


especially for top restaurant favourites like these line caught bass...


while fish from the only beam trawler to land, the Trevessa IV included some of Ben Tunnicliffe at the Tolcarne's favourite fish ray


and the inevitable handful of cod...


and some more of those more summery fish, witches...


with space still at a premium un til Phase II of the market refurb is complete the buyers have to work round closely stacked boxes...


and use pallets to move any quantity owing to the excellent non-slip properties of the new floor covering...


Dover soles are seldom off the menus of the best restaurants...


while mackerel can be cooked in so many ways...


 still one of the sea's most versatile fish and rated by many top chefs...


though most of these were caught by boats fishing out of St Ives and not in Mount's Bay...


sometimes the simplest way of doing things are best, who knows, once new fish market technology is installed there will be touch screens attached to the the electronic scales for fishermen to record their landings to a central database...


well iced fish...


like these scad...


and lemons have undoubtedly benefitted from a much colder working environment in the new building...


so fish is whisked off the market floor...


 like these plaice...


and brill still buried in ice...


and even at close to 7am there is precious little morning light in the sky...


beam trawlers' nets have very low headlines so the fact that they are catching a goods few John Dory, a fish that swims high off the seabed is a good sign that there are plenty still around...


though the bulk of beam trawler trips at this time of year are megrim sole of course, most bound for the plains of Spain...


Lionel's pressure washer is in action now that the new floor has been laid throughout the market building...


yet more good news to keep young Edwin who was a key member of the Fish Market Refurbishment Programme smiling...


unlike these perennially miserable looking Dover soles...


first light sees a flurry of boats like the inshore trawler, Shiralee heading for the ice-works to take ice on board


while the Dream Catcher has gear to take off...


Falmouth based photographer Ollie gets close to the sardine action...


as Aaron adds more ice to the heavily insulated tubs...


with the ever-present gull guard looking over their shoulders...


at what must be a painful sight to watch for them as...


ton after tone (six in all) of breakfast-mouthfull-sized-sardines are brailed ashore form the Asthore...


next up to the fish market is the very spruce looking Silvery Sea resplendent in her new all-black colour scheme...


as PJ brings her in to take fresh bait on board...


along with some key pieces of fishing gear...


it's a subtle silver sea as the Silvery Sea takes on her bait across from the netter Silver Dawn during a very silver dawn - the kind of light so often captured by many of the painters in the Newlyn School.