Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 3 September 2021

Wishing you all a happy hake #FishyFriday from the Ygraine

Keeping an eye on the flooding tide...


and a tosher sporting all the latest MCA safety gear now required on inshore vessels including the man-overboard ladder in the eventuality pf going over the side...


fine tongue inside this scallop from the Algrie...


John Dory shoal...



flat-bottomed gurnard are designed to get as close to the seabed as possible as they hunt for supper...



bucking the trend, the gill netter Ygriane puts ashore a big trip...


of top qualityMSC Certified hake...


with size grades running well past the 6 kilo plus...


along with these fabulous eating and versatile cooking fish now often more readily available on the menu of your favourite restaurant- and, if not, ask them why not?...


the Ygraine is also one of a handful of vessels that are allowed to land spurdogs - now caught but then discarded throughout Uk waters...


looking for the initials on that one ;-)..


the gill nets Cornish hake boats use today are highly selective as is where they fish so the by catch of other species is kept to a bare minimum...


known in the trade as 'whip' congers, lively little beats when they land on deck...


#FishyFriday fish challenge, name this flat fish...


there's fish tallies...


and there's fish tallies...


and the ever-present megrims (Cornish sole) that are a feature of every Newlyn beam trawl trip...


and lemons of course...


Porthleven boys like the Kathleen enjoyed plenty of mackerel seemingly taking refuge from the easterly breeze...


but it was the Morning Star whose stack was the highest...


while Cap'n Cod spent a whole day at sea aboard his punt Butts for a solitary bass, at least it was a good deal larger than the IFCA 42cm minimum landing size...


Turbot, big fish with big mouths...


monk cheeks, once tried loved forever...



a reminder to those landing bass on Newlyn market for auction...

deep-fired whole pout might be...


 a fish dish to try on the menu at the nearby newly opened Argoe fish restaurant.


sun's up on the vessels remaining in port or between trips...


like the crabber Harriet Eve...


Cordelia K all set to fill up with scallops...


while young Karl picks up another set of craws for delivery... 


flying courtesy flags...


and, as it is Merchant Navy Day the 'red duster' is de-rigeur...


stacked out with big yachts, there won't be a problem for MDL's plans to build a marina inside Penlee Quarry...


live-aboard ex-lifeboats, classic seafaring living history...



flying the flag for the Tour of Britain bike race.