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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

First fish auction after Easter - strong prices!


Beam trawler St Georges, 'By the light of the silvery moon'...


early scallop season visitor, Aquinis BM519...


some of the inshore trawler fleet took advantage of fine weather over the Easter weekend...


and boats like the Shiralee picked up good hauls of top drawer fish like red mullet...


along with John Dory...


as did Tom on the Harvest Reaper...


along with a few less well-known species like this black bream, greater weaver fish...


and very different coloured examples of sand soles...


and a couple of bass... 


looks like the cuttlefish season has well and truly run its course for this year in the south west, which means the harbour staff will find washing down the fish market floor less of a chore...


plenty of ray and haddock with Tom...


while the three beam trawlers that landed stuck to good landings of traditional beam trawler fayre of megrim sole...



Dover soles...


and monk tails...


along with a few boxes of plaice...


while some of the handliners found good marks of mackerel...


others used their skills...


to fish for quality pollack for which when tagged buyers can even identify the individual boat and fisherman that caught the fish, in this case, tag number 52, Mark Clancey...


who helped make up big landings of these superb fish...


a heavy haze greeted the bay this morning...


how to use the eye of a mooring rope and a ring...


flying the flag, happy St Georges day from Cornwall...


another repair job for the harbour staff...


despite her small size compared to some scallopers, the visiting Aquinis has a conveyor system to help making sort live scallop shells form the rest of the catch...


the Fishermen's Arms is now under wraps...


a smaller visiting scalloper, Zaranathax from Weymouth...


the wood exterior of the new lifeboat house is nearly complete, all hands will be wondering who will be asked to open the new building when the time comes later this year...


sun's almost up this morning...


in the Star Inn, Debbie adds her landlady's take on the Brexit situation.