Saturday, 27 November 2021

Braced for a full-on #FishyFriday gale tonight courtesy of storm Arwen.



All but the biggest boat in the fleet are due back in port today as the first of the winter's storm headed down from the north...


a handful of inshore boats piled in with fish like these superb red ullet...


while the two beam trawlers popped ashore fish like a brace of brill...


as ever miserable looking turbot...


John Dory...




ray...

and a few squid, one is without the vey fragile brown film that cover them...

a 'git louster' of a ling...


the thinking fish of the sea, ever-quizzical looking red gurnards...


and plenty of megrim soles...


Dover soles a-plenty...


and monk tails...


and the biggest plaice of the day courtesy of young Jimmy on the Billy Rowney...


the handliners braved the wind to land mackerel...


and a few line-caught bass...

one of the last netters to land was the Govenek of Ladram...


boxes coming ashore under the watchful eye of skipper Robert Goddard...


as the crew rush their week's haul into the chill fridge...


the harbour's Cornish flag will fly at half-mast in respect of Billy Stevenson whose funeral service will take place in the harbour on December the 3rd...


he no doubt would have had his binoculars trained on the Trevessa IV as she headed for the fish market


possibly even offering suggestions over the radio on the best approach to take before they land...


with young Dan working the landing gear...



his brother-in-law has the Enterprise away this trip, the only Newlyn boat still at sea during storm Arwen currently fishing south of the Scillys, even this far south the winds hit Force 10 during the night, so it's a relatively calm force 9 by Saturday morning.