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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Monday morning's full moon market is full of fish.




Well past the appointed time the cloud lifted enough eventually to reveal a not-so-super not so blood-red moon over the harbour...


inside the market there were big landings of hake from the Amanda of Ladram and the Karen of Ladram...


name the fish to which this tail belongs...


and this fish...


a very sullen cod...


some ray have vicious tails with which they can defend themselves...


while conger eels are just slippery fells and even harder to pin down...


specimen example of a rub gurnard...


Ian the auctioneer in full flow selling hake...


brill fillets were a very popular dish on British Airways trans-Atlantic fights back in the day...


Gary from Cefas finishing up his morning's fish data collection...


plenty of ray wings with the Imogen III...


the John Dory is one of several fish that carry a thumb mark, but which fish is this...


the middle fridge is now being used to hold landings of line caught mackerel which can be heavy at times...


like this 107 kilos from the punt, Sea Maiden...


looks like John Boy had a good day in St Ives Bay aboard the Nik-Nak...


red mullet are popular with the best restaurants as they look so good on the plate...


mackerel move fast at sea and on the market...


lights like this would make you rush for the almanac if you saw this sort of combination at sea...


with so much fish on the market the beam trawlers filled...


the middle auction hall...


even a boat as powerful as the inshore trawler Imogen III only ever catches a handful of hake within sight of the land as they prefer marauding in deeper waters......


young Mr Cripps keeping an eye on proceedings...


away in Penzance, the Scillonian III is preparing to exit dry dock.