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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Mid-week fish market in Newlyn.


The morning auction huddle begins around...


 box stacks six high of line caught mackerel...


a few bass...



and a handful of squid...


also stacked are the boxes of hake from the only netter to land this morning, the Joy of Ladram...


other fish ready for this morning's auction include a few sardines...


red mullet...


ray...


and John Dory...


while this single cuttlefish from the Danmark just about sums up the seemingly non-existent cuttlefish season to date...


outnumbered by trawl caught lobster!..


and bream...


this conger would make a whole lot of fish cakes - for which it does an excellent job, add plenty of butter and fresh parsley to the mix for a real treat...


despite the early hour and going against the natural body clocks, much of the sale is carried out in good humour...


especially with stunning fish like these line caught bass...


and a big shot of ray from the Imogen III...


now and then the odd tuna gets caught on the lines...


inshore trawl fish, predominately flats like Dover, megrim and lemon sole...


along with the inevitable haddock catch...


although young Roger on the Imogen III...


just can't help mixing it with those John Dory whenever he gets the chance...


these days the boats seldom land good shots of whiting which, as a species, seem to have been usurped by the now very plentiful but sadly almost quota-less haddock - the fish that in ICES Area VII will undoubtedly be the fish that causes the biggest headache as the (seemingly unworkable) LO (Landing Obligation) kicks in next year...


as Brexit talks come to a head, spot the interlopers from across the channel...


through the square doorway this morning...


name this fish...



with its vicious looking dorsal spines...


though bass are not without spiky bits - the gill plates on these gorgeous fish are blessed with a single sharp point that has caught many an angler out when handling a wriggling bass for the first time...


taking a berth at the ice works, the Amanda of Ladram...


the sale is almost over.