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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Monday morning in Newlyn.


After a spell of poor weather around the UK, Monday morning's fish auction in Newlyn found the market floor end-to-end with fish...


stacked up to six boxes high...


with hake from netters like the Govenek of Ladram...


and the Ajax...


with fish this fresh... 


the first full market for over a week meant buyers were busy checking prices with their customers...


especially for top drawer fish like these bass...


and line caught mackerel...


or big flats like these turbot...


though there were a few signs of the summer past with this handful of Greater Weavers...


and the odd John Dory...


tub gurnards are considerably larger than their red cousins...


while lemon soles are still featuring in the beam trawler landings...


along with the ever-popular Dover sole...


not so common is this rather unpalatable sea-slug...


plaice were a big hit with the AA...


with a good shot of them for the buyers this morning...


name the owner of this tail...


the hake netters always pick up a good selection of large white fish like these haddock...


and pollack...


and even a good shot of spurdogs, sporting that very vicious looking spur that they possess ahead of the dorsal fin...


all now able to be landed thanks to the Spurdog Management Programme...


herring are always a popular fish at this time of year...


while a few of the boats go to the trouble of cutting out monk cheeks - a firm favourite of local fish chef, Ben Tunnicliffe...


black and red bream together highlighting the subtle differences between them...


at this time of year ray fishing is well out if season...


 with just a handful of fish from the two beam trawlers that landed...


finding some space on the busy market floor...


outside first light in the sky would suggest the start to a cold, crisp clear day...


down the quay the nomadic trawler Tranquility carries a full set of mid-water trawl gear to cater for all fishing opportunities.