Monday, 25 April 2022

Monday Morning in Newlyn.

Prime line-caught pollack features on nearly every market at this time of year...


with summer coming, John Dory landings will increase and noting will better the quality of these seine-net caught fish...


like all flatfish, there's two sides to every turbot...


prime reds...


they never do look happy do they?..


a big landing of trap-caught cuttles...


there's Dover soles...


and sand soles...


slippery little devils...


the seine netter Acionna put ashore a cracking trip which consisted of an excellent run of haddock...


just look at the best freshness test you can get, those ruby-red gills...

like all Scottish boats, Aaron and his crew don't tail monk and land them whole...

there were cracking scad too


monk come in all shades...


the best part of the trip was over 100 boxes of top quality hake...


with a good few 6 kilo plus fish to top off the landing...


meanwhile, the inshore boats picked away other cephalopod delicacies like this juicy Mediterranean octopus...


more cuttles...


a handful of bass...



and yet more pollack form young Mr Smith on the Maverick...



a few boxes of beam trawl fish found there way on the market courtesy of the Trevessa V and the St Georges...

there's black boxes specially made for the boats to and cuttlefish...


and then this colourful array of local boxes...


with almost no mackerel being caught, some of the isnshore boats are targeting cuttles with traps or in Patch's case, jigging with lures...


not a bad morning's work before breakfast...


for many fisherman their lives are decidedly nomadic when it comes to finding the best fishing opportunities, the Acionna  is a long way from home...


another wind-farm cat on passage...


with her heavily protected bow that enables her to push against the wind turbine base when putting engineers aboard...


Seafood Cornwall Training have the ideal job for the right person....


early days yet, but the number of yachts making use of the pontoon berths is growing as summer approaches...


chain links, made in China, delivered to Holland, fished from Newlyn...


it seems inevitable that after millennia easy access to fishing harbours like Newlyn will soon become no-go areas for the general public...


time for the inshore trawlers to take ice...


and it's time to head back to a berth on the pontoon and a bacon sarnie and mug of tea.