Monday 5 February 2024

Fish galore! Saturday to Monday in Newlyn.

Not the usual scavenger in the harbour this morning, a much younger version on the lookout for a free feed...



the Padstow netter, Kelly Marie makes use of...


every available space of the catamaran's hull...


three of the Rowse crab fleet at rest...


what a winning combination, an ex-fisherman, Guinness and a French beret - must be Six-Nations time again, pull away Joe!..


one man and his punt, Barry in landing action...


now it's Monday moring and the harbour is busy busy...


stacked three high, Bay 1 is chocker with fish...



as is Bay 2...




as is Bay 3...




and the inshore fridge!


more than enough hake to keep tis old-timer on his toes...


as the Silver Dawn...


Britannia V...


and the Stelissa all brought home good shots of hake...


Tom on the Guardian must have been well pleased to see this little pack of dogs bulging his cod end over the weekend...


landing a solid little trip of quality inshore fish including these brill...


and congers full of chittling...


plentty of ay on the ground too...


and signs of a few red mullet...


joining the fray, the Ygraine pulls in alongside the fish market to land for tomorrow's market...


haddock are still a feature of every landing...


as are Dovers for the trawl fleet...


and some gorgeous whiting from our visiting haggis boat...



that's nice shot of monk tails...



side-by-side, herring and sardine...


there's mackerel being caught all round at the moment...



and rays...



two specimen turbot landed by the port's biggest boat...



a handful of wrasse...



and some head-on monk...



and a largosh ling...




through the square door the fish are stacked high...



that's two boats landed as the sun came up...



with smiles all round with Jimbo and the boys on the other cat netter, Annie May...



still down by the head after half the fish have gone ashore...



there's a fair few visitors at this time of year, the Colchester registered Laure Ann laying outside the Sara Lean from Brixham,,,



back in again, the Rachel of Ladram, Waterdance's latest addition their trawl fleet...



and the latest iteration of the Plymouth based Admiral fleet, the Parkol built, Admiral Gordon...


seen later berthed alongside the first Admiral Gordon, now just plain Gordon!..



top views over the Bay...



two of the green team are still laid up, languishing with their derricks in resting pose.