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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 1 July 2019

1st July Monday morning market in Newlyn


Rowse crabber Chris Tacha joins the Harriet Eve in picking up fresh bait, at this time of year crab fishing boats often sail hours before sunrise, but, when you're able to spend two nights at sea sailing at 6am is more acceptable...


hake were just some of the fish landed by three netters over the weekend...


name this long fish, favourite of the Newlyn longlining fleet back in the 60s and 70s......


buyers bidding their way through long stacks of mainly hake from the Ajax and Stelissa..



as well as several dozen boxes of...


spurdogs...


landed by the Amanda of Ladram...


while the beam trawler Twilight III landed a huge trip of quality plaice...


in addition to a big trip of megrim, Dover, lemon soles and monk tails from the St Georges...


the inshore trawlers like the Ocean Harvest...


all managed a few boxes of quality fish...


including John Dory...


together, these boats contribute trips with a wide range of species often less than 24 hours old when they are put ashore...


like these grey and red gurnard...


and pristine brill...


for the first time in what seems like months, some boats from the the local handline fleet have seen the return of mackerel in quantities worth landing...


in addition to monk and turbot, tangle nets also provide the netting fleet with crab claws...


once caught in big quantities by the Newlyn longlining fleet and often referred to locally as blackjacks, coley or coalfish named after the colour of their skin...


local trawlers and beam trawlers often pick up coal in their nets - mainly as the result of cargoes lost to submarine attacks in WW2 - a bonus for any of the crew if they happen to have an open fire at home...


looks like the Crystal Sea will be storing her trawl gear sometime soon...


Ocean Pride is half way through her annual paint-up...


virtually every berth in the harbour is taken this morning - boosted y the number of visiting yachts...


with the cat Lyonesse on the slip and clear water in the harbour.