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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Monday morning's fish auction in Newlyn.


Early evening on Saturday over the weekend and the Sapphire III makes her way back to the quay after landing for Monday's market...


where she landed a full trip of fish along with all the inshore trawlers like the Ocean Harvest...


including a good run of brill...


and sand soles...


not so thick on the grounds further off are members of the cephalopod family like squid, cuttles and octopi...


while flats like these megrim soles...


along with mink tails...


haddock...



turbot...


and lemons are much more prevalent...


the monk tails are graded according to size, each with their own niche market when it comes to chefs' preferences...


inshore boats using age-old lines targeted big white fish like saithe and pollack...


or as in the case of the Butts, jigged for squid...


or handlined for mackerel...



of which there were plenty...


some getting better results on the squid...


while a few kept the faith with bass...


it was mackerel that by species probably made up the greatest number of boxes on the market this morning...


and a sign that summer is still not yet a thing of time past...


there are still shots of John Dory to be had...


all of which kept the buyers busy...


especially with delicacies like these ray wings...


the dawning light would suggest another fine day in the offing...


and hopefully see the Ivan Ellen stay in her berth...


though for some crabbing crews there is a mountain of new gear to make up...


over in Porthleven the story is much the same.