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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Storm Callum arrived on #FishyFriday in Newlyn


Sea condition from the Sevenstones buoy for the last 24 hours show how the worst of storm Callum, with wave heights reaching 14 ft...



and winds of 45knots have now passed this part of south west Cornwall...



the AIS track of the beam trawler St Georges captures the moment in time when skipper James decided enough was enough, boarded the gear and headed for home...


and a berth alongside the fish market in Newlyn at high water...



whereupon the crew set about...



stowing the starboard......



and port side trawls correctly...



in the safety of the quieter waters of the harbour...





which is much safer than trying to do so at sea in a gale of wind...



meanwhile the last auction for the week has just started...



with the buyers gathered round the boxes - a subject recently captured by local portrait artist Henrietta Graham which won the Sea Pictures Gallery Award at this year's Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition at the Pall Mall Gallery, London...



with three beam trawl trips including plenty of megrim soles from the Twilight III...



the odd ray..



a few octopodes...



while the Sapphire II picked up a few good sized turbot...



and plenty of monk tails...



to go with the megrims...



while inshore line caught fish like these mackerel...



kept auctioneer Ryan busy...



along with a few tub gurnards...



there were plenty of turbot with the Twlight...



and a few John Dory too...



and a couple of vicious looking thornback ray which belie the fact that they make such sweet eating



there's inevitably a bit of banter between the buyers on the market at this time of day...



as they rush to get their purchases away...



storm Callum has forced all of the fleet back to port...



including four of the Rowse crabber fleet berthed together...



along with the netters...



two of which have their haulers, unusually,...



rigged on the port side...



heavy rain is still laying down cover over the Penlee lifeboat, Ivan Ellen in the harbour



while a mile away in Penzance harbour high water is still an hour away and Abbey Slip is already underwater.