Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Sardines and the slip, mid-week action in Newlyn.



Early doors and the fish quay is busy...



 the Shiralee is getting a makeover...


while the New Venture is about to sail for another day trip deep in the bay...


while Big John prepares enough bait for his pots today...


the summer Cornish sardine season has got off to a bumper start... 


with nearly 1000 tons already landed...


the fish are in tip-top condition...


and brailed ashore from the chilled seawater thanks they are held in...


each brail of fish...


is opened above an iced insulated tub...


and the fish dropped gently into slush-iced water...


before the guys...


head back aboard, with another day of mending to be done...


it's all smiles with young Jeremy...


as he heads for his potting grounds...


over on the slip...


the Billy Rowney...


is part way through her paint-up and refit...


there are some very ancient fittings around this part of the harbour...


though it is possible the the classic lugger Barnabas is even older - built in 1883...


than the South Pier which was built in 1885...


inshore boat Dreamcatcher heads for the gaps, hopefully she's off to catch something more than just dreams...


the Billy Rowney's  classic lines make a fine sight up on the slip.