Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 22 October 2021

Fine #FishyFriday morning in Newlyn.

Big shift in the weather this morning as strong winds and heavy skies give way to patches of blue and light winds...


don't forget the box...


seems the start of the cuttle season is some way off as compared to other yeas...


though bass fishing is on the go for some..


nine and a half tons of beam trawl fish filled the market this morning with plaice...


Dover soles..


megrim sole...


and monk from the St Georges.


while the Billy Rowney added to the sole...


and lemon sole count...



with the odd ling thrown in for good measure...


giving the gulls a headache looking for breakfast scraps...


wanted, six reindeer...


this morning the colours in the fleet are mainly blue...


green...


and red...


one yacht missing its mast...


the shellfish boat Kelly Of Ladram is in Newlyn for the first time...


and a certain Mr Clark won't have any trouble spotting the provenance with her original hull colour showing through - she was the former Reliance II and was replaced with Reliance III last year...

CCTV cameras fitted aboard the Reliance III recoded the moment the wave hit, the camera on the aft mast is 30ft above sea level.

which was hit by a rogue wave two days ago while hauling 80 miles NW of the Orkneys, exemplifying the need to take every precaution possible when working in poor weather - John's and his crew have played a key role in helping to promote the Home and Dry campaign led by the Fishing Industry Safety Group...



alongside the Kelly the Spanish flagged Monte Mazanteu has a lory backed up to her...


as the skipper overseas the landing



of his 14 day trip SW of Ireland...


the Kelly of Ladram's stern is filled with lightweight plastic pots...


but the graphic is a sure giveaway as to the shellfish she is targeting...



though she may now be green she does sport the same 800 numbers of the original boat...


looks like yet another story of the one that got away...



as the sun breaks through...


over the harbour...


the Thee Jays heads away for a day on the pots...


hoping that the ground sea will have diminished by the time she gets to the grounds NW of the Longships...


the sign says turn left...


for the Sandy Cove Boatyard where you will be well looked after by Brad and his team.