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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Newlyn's first #FishyFriday of July!


Seems orange has become an evermore popular colour for the fleet over the last ten years...



while in the fish auction this morning there is plenty of grey mullet...


red mullet...


spotted plaice...


translucent monk...


and plenty of pollack...


and megrim soles...


to be whisked away by the porters...


with just the one beam trawler landed there were only a handful of big tub gurnards...


just enough to keep the buyers happy...


paying top prices for Dover sole...


mixed red and grey gurnard...


and small whiting, name the fish thrown in with them...



a typical day haul for an inshore trawler like the Millennia at this time of year looks like this...


with fine weather forecast the inshore fleet are keen to take ice and get away for another crack at the fish...


 in ideal conditions, a mirror-like surface in the harbour...



broken by some mysterious ripples...


from this year's visiting crop of grey mullet...




feeding in the harbour...



Delta Dawn, the happiest crabber in town...


it's not surprising Sparkling Sea or Silvery Sea are often chosen for the names of fishing boats as evocative of early morning starts...


it won't be long before the temporary home for the Penlee Lifeboat crew is taken down... 


when there new home is finally commissioned...


a full house of visiting yachts this morning...


St Michael's Mount rises out of a silvery sea...


away in the distance the Lizard, ahead is the Trinity House flagship, Galatea at anchor...


what a morning for those on this yacht, they must have had a quiet night at anchor off Penzance.