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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Monday morning market in Newlyn.




Making a pre-dawn entrance, the beam trawler James RH Stevenson makes for a berth in Newlyn...


as buyers begin to browse the boxes...


of hake from the netting fleet that landed over the weekend...


including the Ajax...


with a relatively settled weekend weather-wise there was plenty of line caught and inshore fish on the market this morning like this cracking little red bream...


and even a few herring...


along with the usual fayre of rays...


mackerel...


and pristine pollack...


with some of the handline boats getting good hauls of jigged squid...


and mixed sizes of mackerel...


there were good supplies of line caught bass...


and top quality big squid...


some of the bass sporting their distinctive Line Caught tags which allow customers to ID the actual boat and fisherman that caught the fish...


looks like the Joy of Ladram might have deployed nets to target big flats like these turbot...


Colin looks happy with his first purchases of the day for Mousehole Fish...


checking out some of the lots about to be auctioned...


with so much fish landed the second auction took place in the grading room - good to see young Geoff spreading Ocean Fish tallies on the fish again...


while auctioneer Ollie counts up the next lot of hake for auction...


there were plenty of John Dory on the market from a number of boats that fish in very different areas...


saithe and scad - two species that 99% of the population will have never eaten, yet in Germany saithe is as highly though of as cod is in the UK...


the Ajax landed a few big blue sharks...


and spurdogs...


every trip sees the netters land a handful of 6kilo plus hale...


while the beamer Filadelfia had a good mix of traditional beam trawler trips in the shape of monk tails...


and megrim sole...


and, unusually for a beam trawler,  a dozen boxes of John Dory


these were some of the best of the squid landed...


this little lot would make an excellent 'fish box' for someone this week...


Padstow registered Charisma sporting her new livery, logo, name and number...


watched ever as ever by Tom.