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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Final #FishyFriday in June


There are several different species of gurnards landed at Newlyn, this, the red gurnard, is by far the most common...


a fish that young James here...


helps keep Big John well supplied with for crab pot bait...


a promising start to the day...


summer shots from some of the netters means plenty of turbot...


though their hake gear also picks up the odd scad...


tub gurnard...


and bream...


while the Algrie the only beam trawler to land weighed in with plenty of summer megrim soles stacked four boxes high in 100 kilo lots to go with her Dover soles and monk......


the Karen of Ladram...


and Amanda of Ladram put ashore plenty...


of hake, some of which were 'yay big' according to auctioneer Ian...


MSC Certified Hake, Newlyn fish indeed...


yet another blackfish on the market - and a quick look in the book confirms that it is not the even more uncommon Cornish Black Fish...


summertime also means more visiting trawlers working off to the south west of Mounts Bay...


it's rare to catch the Rowse fleet together in port as these nomadic boats spend most of their lives at sea...


not quite as poor as yesterday but still a sciffly sort of day...


the Scottish prawn trawler Aquarius makes her way in through the gaps...


and heads for the market to land her prawns...


there's still a big refit job to be done on the Cornishman...


the Brixham scalloper Kingfisher at rest...


a trio of teenage trawlers...


another side to the Kingfisher...


Penlee lifeboat in front of the now almost complete Penlee lifeboat house...


the Old Harbour in Newlyn still boats a few traditional sailing craft...


the cobbles down the centre of Boase Street are a nod to their past function when they provided a central gulley down most Newlyn town streets - basically they were over-ground sewers fed by spring water further up the hill...


the lifeboat house enjoying some early morning sunshine...


PZ Gallery is hosting a show of artworks inspired by the Atlantic Ocean next month...


and catering for thirsty people over the next few Days of the Golowan Festival and Mazey Day on Saturday...


quiet time at the fair.