Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 11 January 2021

A dark Monday morning in Newlyn. RIP Ian Jebbert.


A dark start to the week...


one made all the darker knowing that fish porter, cyclist and fanatical sea-angler Ian Jebbert, whose long-standing presence on on every early morning fish market never went unnoticed had succumbed to a long-term illness over the weekend - thoughts with family and friends...



with this amount of fish stacked all over the place waiting to be sold on Monday morning's market Ian's presence would have undoubtedly have made itself felt to all and sundry - it's been that much more quiet ever since he was signed off many, many months ago...


not only would Ian have found something to curse  he would have empathised with the netters all of whom are complaining that everywhere they shoot the ground is plastered with dogfish - and only six vessels have a special derogation to land 360 stones (2 tons) of dogs a month in a programme supervised by Cefas...


other netters landed good shots of monk tails...


rays...


and even some spiders...


along with a few boxes of pollack...



and pouting...


the Silver Dawn put ashore a slack shot of hake


and a few ling...


while the bigger inshore trawlers braved the weather and pulled up some decent hauls of ray...



you can see what this one had for breakfast...


haddock are never off the menu at Newlyn...


more ray wings...


and monk tails...


the netterBritannia V picked up plenty of pollack...


while some of the handliners in both St Ives and Mounts Bay had decent shots of mackerel...


and one boat fishing further off struck lucky on the bass...


though the Butts wasn't amongst them this time...


there were even a few scad mixing it up amongst the mackerel...


the two part trips from the beam trawler trips produced plenty of bait for the crabbers...


pristine handlined mackerel...


monk heads for bait anyone?..


most of the netting fleet are now back in port...


while the crabber Emma Louise lands...


on the Mary Williams pier...


into the back of the vivier lorry...



as the sun makes a brave attempt at pushing above the low bank of cloud in the bay...


there's more than a days work on what's left of this trawl...


the hake netter Ajax dwarfs the netter Britannia V


Sapphire III all fiddy after landing her first trip of 2021...


looks like the sun won't be acting as a source of heat for a while this morning...



 so it's two flask's to keep young Edwin going as he has been hard at since 9pm last night and there is still much to do.