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Monday, 25 March 2019

Weed, seaweed, fish, shellfish, a curmudgeonly doctor and sea shanty group - the heady mix that is Port Isaac.


After seeing fish tallies from young George Cleave buying fish on the market this morning, a little background might not go amiss...



Port Isaac, first made famous by the film Saving Grace and subsequently by the Doc Martin series as Port Wenn, then ...



more recently put on Cornwall's seafood restaurant 'must eat at' circuit by the arrival of Nathan Outlaw's superb fish restaurant, Outlaw's Fish Kitchen...


which for a restaurant is almost uniquely able to source their daily piscine needs from Port Isaac fishermen just yards across the road...



with regular transport links courtesy of Mitchell's driver, John Daniels seen here getting his latest order from George...



so when George isn't out fishing you can often find him in his recently installed immaculate seafood school for fish fans...



willing to learn the basics of fish preparation or wanting to be more adventurous - there's an excellent story, "Fishing in the blood" on George and the Seafood School in the free online fishing magazine Hook & Net app...



the port is best known for its shellfish...


caught by George and others in the local fleet...



sailing from the picturesque harbour...



of course, if and when Newlyn opts to serve customers like George with all the advantages of a remote computer auction fishermen will undoubtedly see an increase in the number of buyers able to join the auction...



which will in turn see a rise in first-hand price for fish that can only be a good thing for boat owners, skippers and crewmen...



right now however, the Port is yet again in the spotlight as the immensely enjoyable and funny film based on the legendary sea shanty singers Fishermens Friends who can be found most Friday evenings singing their hearts out on the Platt in the heart of the village.