Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 16 July 2021

Flat calm #FishyFriday in Newlyn.

It's a mirror-like morning in Newlyn...


with many of the beam trawl fleet in between trips...


local crabbers rely on fish like the lesser spotted dogfish which the beam trawlers catch plenty of during the course of a week at sea...


those red spots are a giveaway to identifying a popular flatfish, the plaice...


coming near top for the miserable look are ling...


while these monk would head up the toothy grin look if they hadn't been beheaded at sea...


a brace of plaice...


a brace of brill...


and a box of John Dory which are still proving somewhat elusive for the like of young Mr Nowell...


landings of ray continue to bolster the trips of the inshore boats...


along with a smattering of red mullet...


and even a box of stray cuttles...


while the big beam trawler Sapphire II picked up a few boxes of langoustine indicating that she was working way west of the Scillys...



name this fish...



there's good living to be made longlining for conger - if only there was a decent market for them these days...


it seems recently that the big beam trawlers are making big landings of small megrim and lemon soles at this time of year


which fish is this?..


a solid mornings work with lines produced a good haul of decent bass for the punt Nikki Lou...


while the Bacon's brought back a good haul of pollack...


the bigger of these two blues was probably hiding in small rocky crevices about the time man first walked on the moon, such is the longevity of shellfish like lobsters...


mackerel are still proving difficult to locate in the bay...


visiting Irish beam trawler Tilly berthed alongside the largest boat n the Newlyn fleet...


Jeremy's tugboat sporting her new winch...


looks like orange is no longer the preferred colour for some of the fleet... 


so all hands are guessing if the zinc-coated St Georges will be following suit...


the Bridgewater registered Irene has been trading from nearby Penzance since 1907.