Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Let them eat hake!

Another fine start to the day as the mid-week auction gets underway...


and top of the list is a top quality landing of MSc Certified hake from the Ygraine...



with a good run of these superb eating fish - increasingly becoming the go-to fish of choice for restaurants and chip shops keen to explore sustainable alternatives to cod, haddock and whiting...


harking back to days of yore, dogfish were once very popular in London chippies - but in those days they were chalked up on the menu boards as the more palatable sounding, rock salmon - if you have never tried give them a go - fabulous for kids as they contain no bones to speak of, being a member of the shark family - their 'bones' are pure cartilage and easily dealt with...


typical landing for a day trawler...


or pollack from the inshore guys like Sowenna III...


while the Algrie supplied Dover...



megrim sole...


and brill...


at this time of year the beam trawl fleet will be looking east side of the Lizard for signs of cuttles on the grounds...

while the inshore trawlers are more than happy to pick away on top drawer fish like these big John Dory...


and big plaice...


ID these fish tails...


mackerel are still proving elusive...


while Cap'n Cod had a better day using hook and line to land the very finest bass...


alongside the market the sardine boat Asthore...


 put in a late landing having taken her nine tons from east side of the Lizard off St Keverne...


plenty of ice is the key to keeping these fabulous eating fish in tip-top condition...



as they are brailed ashore at sun-up...


others in the fleet found fish much harder to find and returned empty-handed...


heading in the through the gaps, the Admiral Gordon...


and her cheerful crew...


as land fog rolls seawards, a sure sign that Autumn is on the way...


regular inspection and the recording of lifting gear underway...


as the St Georges awaits a visit from the shore engineers...


the best place to start for anyone interested in family history in in Newlyn - the Newlyn Archive.