Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 25 October 2021

Gales early on Sunday not on Monday.

Sunday sunshine as Ivan Ellen heads back to her berth after a Sunday morning exercise...


thats half a tier less for one netter to haul...


TV and movie star Phoenix finds shelter in Newlyn...


refit time for the Semper Fidelis...


not sure what the collective noun for crabbers is - a dose maybe?...


work in progress on the Berwick registered Voyager...


the buff club...


"maintain a watch at all times" it says in the Collision Regs - you can never be sure what lies ahead...


the netters Stelissa...


and Ygraine are about to sail...


as the next neap tide sweeps in...



seems there's a yacht in need of a mast... 


and so to Monday morning with two boats laying alongside the fish market...


where the bulk of the fish up for auction was provided by the port's biggest beam trawler Enterprise...


with plenty of flats like these megrim...


soles...


and monk tails...


squid are proving hard to find even for two 12m beams...


while a photo does not do justice as to the size of this bluefin tuna...


the tally says 192kg, nearly a fifth of a ton, which will no doubt require some smart thinking just to get it loaded onto the van before it is turned into several thousand tuna steaks...


normally, poor weather sees an increase in bass landings as these fish hunt voraciously in heavy seas...


mackerel make themselves available for those willing to put in the time searching them out...


the Immy is still picking away at the end-of-season Dory population...


and hit lucky with this little haul of bass...


along with an excellent shot of ray...


mainly big blondes...



while the odd undulated ray...



big tub gurnards...


brill and butt made up the rest of the Enterprise's trip...


along with a good landing of bait to keep the crabbers at sea...


just a few boxes of hake made it ashore...


sailing time for the Girl Pamela...


landing time for the Steph of Ladram...


while down the May Williams pier the twin rigger...


 Northern Eagle...


has just landed...


back in 2019 she was towed in by the Fraserburgh lifeboat, video courtesy of RNLI/Martyn Runcie...



big boats need big fuel...


another landing of live shellfish destined for the EU...


as the sun comes up over some of the Pascoe fleet...


SRC Marine engineers and the Argoe restaurant enjoy the warm morning rays...


you cant help but admire the simplicity of the stonework involved in the construction of the Old Harbour quay in Newlyn, stones in the seaward facing wall cut at an angle to increase resistance that withstood crashing south easterly storms for hundreds of years before the South Pier was built in the 1890s.