Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 18 October 2021

Miserable Monday morning in Newlyn - but plenty of fish!

Cloud, wind, rain, 'dark as a cow's guts' this morning in Newlyn...



and nowhere to be seen is the sun as dawn breaks over the harbour...


but there's plenty of fish to go round for the online buyers ...


and to kick off this week's landings the Tracey Clare landed a good shot of monk and other groundfish...


while one of two netters, the Silver Dawn added to the auction inventory with some cracking tub gurnards...


a handful of blue sharks...


and an excellent run of hake including a healthy landing of 6+ kilo fish...


those red gills testimony as to the quality of these fine fish and totally deserving of their recent MSC Fish of the Year Award for sustainable fishing.........


today's MSC Certified Cornish hake landings came from Tristan on the Silver Dawn and...


Ryan, skipper of the Stelissa...


along with the eve-present spurdogs...


quality flatfish were provided by the Algrie...


while all the inshore trawlers made good landings with a few of these summer fish still around...


Danny and Tommy aboard the Cadgwith based Scorpio never failing to miss out on the very best reds...


while the local handline fleet are enjoying a good un of mackerel, the best and most sustained so far tis year...


even young M Nowell with the Immy managed to seek out some of is favourite fish over the weekend...


the odd plaice...


while his old Imogen picked up some cracking gurnards...


pristine pollack came courtesy of Brackan on the Spirited Lady III...


and a good shot of ay from the Britannia IV


with a few more from the other beam trawler to land, the Billy Rowney...


with so much fish to sell it looks like there's a shortage of harbour boxes on the market tis morning


without fail, tons of megrims make their way across the market floor every week...


with plaice a way behind...



 berthed at the end of the May Williams pier, the flag of convenience trawler Manuel Laura is about to land her catch fished in the deep waters of the Great Sole Bank...


where she began fishing after leaving Vigo on the 7th of October...

her working deck has a stern ramp that is lowered when shooting and hauling the trawl...


carried on twin net drums aft side of the wheelhouse...


targeting mainly monk, megrim and hake these big stern trawlers use around 120 fathom long combination bridles to 'herd' the fish towards the mouth of the trawl...


they fish clean (as in not hard, stony or rocky) ground but nevertheless often damage their nets - which is why the boat is laden with spare bundles of trawl mesh...


like many similar vessels, the boat is Falmouth registered...


the main fishroom hatch is flush to the deck and only opened when the fish need to to be landed...


to stop the brake linings from burning when shooting away the trawl water os constantly feed to the brake bands...


this wheelhouse must have seen some huge seas in her time, these boats run for weather only in the most extreme circumstances as they work so far from any safe harbours...


she also carries a spare set of trawl doors in the event of any loss...


the crabber, Nimrod jas a few new pots to deploy on her next foray to sea...



Sandy Cove boatyard's latest job for Brad and the team is almost under cover.