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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Final February #FishyFriday in Newlyn.


A huge spring tide and fresh winds have kept all the inshore boats and punts in port alongside the netting fleet so with just a couple of beam trawlers landing this morning supplies were well reduced, a handful of boxes of cuttles...



slack boxes of fish like ray, gurnard and rounds...



meant that smaller buyers were able to pick up the odd box of fish for reasonable money...



although there were good supplies of mackerel from the very much sheltered St Ives Bay...



are now much more accurately graded...



from each boat...



by the new grader setup...



megrims from the beam trawler Trevessa IV...



seem to have gone down well with some of the buyers...



while others fought over a handful of haddock...



plaice...



and brill...



together with a few small cod...



with much milder weather each morning seems to edge closer to more Spring-like conditions...



with all of the boats...



in the harbour



were riding high at the top of the tide...



though the moon...



is now in its Gibbous waning stage...



helping to illuminate the boats...



along with...



the rising sun, yet to break the horizon...



bringing out the best in this Cornish Lass...



in a harbour packed with the entire inshore fleet...



all the smaller bats can do is take advantage of the high tide to swap gear ready for the next trip as the weather and tides ease off...



in the meantime ropes...



and nets remain idle...



as the sun finally breaks free...



of the horizon just south of the Lizard...



a heavy surge in the harbour forces the Ripple  away from the quayside...



while the Plymouth registered beam trawler Admiral Benbow gets ready to sail...



there are still a few jobs to complete on the slip-bound Karen of Ladram.