Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Sunny Wednesday - make the most of it.




Back in Newlyn for the last time this Channel sole season Julie of Ladram is under command of skipper Sprat, who has that happy satisfied look on his face knowing he is about to head back home to Brixham...


then it all changes...



 as he spots the not-so-deft mending-knife work ...


of future deck boss Podge who is doing his best to cut out a myriad of mended meshes behind the fishing line of the Julie's port side beam trawl...


trawls this big require constant repair to keep them fishing and prevent elusive fish like the Dover soles they have been targeting from escaping through any broken meshes...


take one English speaking Spaniard and one Scottish crewman and the conversation is bound to become a little strained as the Heather Sprig takes a berth on the end of the Mary Williams pier to land......


young Mr Walsh in the process of taking ice...


classic gaffer at rest...


"I see no ships!" as sea trials commence for another immaculate St Ives registered punt...


the lorry has arrived for the Heather Sprig to land his prawns to...


well this guy is taking advantage of a break in the weather, though with 50-6o knot winds forecast there's no way he'll be doing this again over the next few days!