Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 20 August 2021

We got the #FishyFriday blues.

Looks like fish market boss Lionel is telling TV naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall all about the one that got away...



who's wife Helen Glover memorably won her first Olympic gold medal, a feat celebrated and no expense spared on the lavish window dressing of Jelberts, her father's famous Newlyn ice cream shop...



along with her very own gold post box...


however, husband Steve is here in Newlyn not to chase gold or to see fish like the voracious predator that is hake...

he's on the hunt for sharks...


but he's not chasing small fry like...


the spurdog...


he's looking for blues...


the Jaws of the Western approaches...


though they are no match for local fishermen like the wily Wiffer...


so keep your eyes posted come Autumn for his Backshall's next TV series and find out if he managed to get to meet live blues face-to-face while swimming the shark infested waters off Cornwall..

back to the fish auction and there are still a few late season spiders to be had...


name this fish...


the netter Ygraine landed a top trip of MSC Certified hake...


along with some superb haddock...


big blondes are everywhere it seems...


two good landings from the Harvest Reaper...


and the Imogen...


helped fill the market with the finest inshore fay-boat fish...


the quality of the Ygraine's red gurnard speak for themselves...


a moody end to the week...



with the iconic St Michaels Mount barely visible in the early morning low cloud...


Border Patrol vessel Seeker at rest...


as the Jen T heads for the iceworks...



fish lorries look evermore attractive these days...


while up on the slip...



the Sapphire II is about to receive a new coat of paint and a new name...




the sooner she gets back to sea, "where the fish are" and the money is, the better for her live-aboard crew...

the sardine fleet at rest...


not every day you see a boat parked up...


yacht Maybe at anchor in Gwavas Lake.