Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 7 June 2021

G7 and it's not flaming June!



You don't just have to be a keen gardener to notice a distinct lack of ladybirds and aphids that will tell you it is not quite flaming June, just look out the window!..


traditionally, John Dory show up when there's plenty of sunshine


while hake tend to be a more year-round fish...


while spurdogs are currently caught in a sort of no-mans-land where they are being found on fishing grounds all round the UK in plentiful numbers - and all but a handful of Cornish gill netters are allowed to land 1 ton a month, the rest of the UK fleet has to dump these hugely tasty fish straight back into the sea whenever they catch them...


tub gurnards are every bit as tasty as they look...


superb ray still being landed in quantity by inshore trawlers...


while the ling, fish that was once the mainstay of the 1960s and 70s long ining fleet working from Newlyn are now seldom seen - which no doubt would please Lamorna Ash describing them in her book Dark, Salt, Clear about her time at sea and ashore in Newlynas "her least favourite fish...their long, thrashing bodies are reminiscent of eels and, when they die, their innards come up through their mouths so it looks as if they have vomited bright pink sausage meat"


at the other end of the fish beauty pageant come Couch's bream...


and red mullet...


which along with John Dory...


are top-earners...


for the inshore boats like the Lucy Too


New Venture...


Harverst Reaper...


and Millennia...


who along with Tom on the Harvest Reaper look to increase their landings by picking up these top quality fish, especially turbot which in recent days have topped £175 a stone (£28/kilo)...


though even haddock have been making good money for the likes of the Spirited Lady III...


there's plenty of sunshine at the end of the market this morning though


the good ship Butts is about to carry Cod out to sea for a day hunting the incredibly elusive bass...



but not so fruitful for Mr Morley on the mackerel...


Lucy Too in berth...


Britannia IV, a signwriter's delight...


one day it's the Sheila-T...


and then the Jen-T


Cod out Chris in...


landing crab from the Nicola of Ladram...


the latest boats to join the Rowse fleet...


as Mr Morley heads back to a berth after the third fruitless morning in a row searching mackerel out in the Bay...


Newlyn has another big cat visitor, Tia Elizabeth wind farm vessel stops by for an overnight rest and a fuel-up


tied up across the harbour are two police launches...


and the Border Force vessel, Valiant, more evidence of the increased security surrounding the G7 Talks at Carbis Bay which start in earnest today...


slipped and ready for anit-fouling and new anodes, an annual ritual for every vessel in the harbour...


Cornish crab, Polish truck...


the guys aboard the Amethyst take a good look at the departing windfarm cat.