Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Catching and landing top quality hake is no headache for the netter Ygraine.


Not a bad start to the day...


with plenty of beautiful top quality hake form the netter Ygraine testament that a good crew ensure that the fish are taken out of the nets without damage, handled, gutted and washed with the minimum of handling to maintain the kind of quality need for this prime fish that has become such a firm favourite with restaurants and many fish and chip shops who have found these MSC Certified sustainably caught fish as a brilliant alternative to cod...


the big fish that never smiles...


ray, guaranteed to put a smile on any diner's face...


big brill need bleeding in the same way as turbot to reduce discolouration of their delicious white flesh...


big tasty tubs...


dazzling morning...


cracking tails for the beam trawler St Georges...


plenty of haddock and whiting from the Northern Irish Unity...


and megrims...


two very different Dovers...


dazzling John Dory...


luscious lemons...


even more megs...


and some superb plaice...


plenty of weavers still on the grounds...


the bass boys are picking away...


as are the sardine boats...


looks like Cod had a more productive day...


shellfish delights...


there were even a few boxes of mackerel to be had by the handliners...


good to see Shane back in the mix doing his bit to feed the nation...


pots annihilated by winter gales...


these days the boats bring in every bit of seabed 'litter' that they come across in response to the 'Fishing for Litter' scheme - an old telecoms cable displaying its component parts - very often the bare wire ends are worn to a deadly point - when tangled in trawls they can be a nightmare to cut through if all you have on board is a hacksaw...


the remains of a weather balloon - these are picked up quite often as one is released every day from a field near Camborne!