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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Quieter mid-week market in Newlyn this morning.


No moon and a handful of stars means that Newlyn's fish market is set against a jet-black sky this morning...


inside, things are a much brighter with a good selection of fish from the beam trawler St Georges which included these cracking undulate ray...


along with a mixture of top-drawer fish...


and red mullet...


megrim sole lookalikes witches...


and a few boxes of the prehistoric looking thornback ray...


the odd gray gurnard...


a box of eels...


and a few boxes of cod, known in many ports as 'green' - self-evident in this photo...


the were a few inshore trawl trips for the buyers...


on a relatively quiet market...


with only a few scattered boxes of mackerel for auction partly because it seems that the largest pods of dolphins seen in St Ives bay in living memory have broken up the mackerel shoals making it extremely difficult for the handliners to encourage the mackerel to feed or 'chew' as the guys might say...


just a couple of big squid for the beamer...


to go with plenty of megrim soles...


along with the...


monk tails and lemons soles...


and the inevitable haddock of course...


and plenty of megrims...


and a few boxes of the fish with the alien-like tails...


better known as John Dory...


Falfish's Edwin gets help to stack the morning's megrim purchases...


every fish has different features, thornback ray...


and large cod with its barbel...


all set to be sold...


Rowse's new crabber, Cesca is now in the fitting out berth...


with two different types of lights shining on the two white-hulled crabbers, finding the right 'white balance' setting...


proves a challenge...


two bows and a stern of the big three...


ahead, lays Don's Filadelfia all set for the next trip.