Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Mild Monday morning for Newlyn in November.


Not a breath of wind at first light this morning in Newlyn...


this "Johnny Dory" will put a smile on young Mr Cleave's face later this morning when it arrives in Port Isaac...


the market was brimming with gillnet fish this morning...


with plenty of hake form the Stelissa...


and Silver Dawn...


along with a handful of blues...


and spurdog landed under licence...


and a good selection of haddock...


while the beam netter Ocean Pride filled the second chillroom...


 with her huge landing of pollack...


along with the beam trawler, Billy Rowney's megrims...


red mullet...


monk tails...


and plaice...


quickly palleted ready for despatch to individual buyers...


one grandaddy squid...


and a decent sized turbot...


added to the trip of lemons...


and ray...


these two company's vessels supply Newlyn with the bulk of the fish landed...


over in the fridge the handliners's fish includes mackerel from Cap'n Cod, happy to give the local bass a break for a day...


the odd pristine red mullet...




while some bass still found its way ashore...

all set to land, the Ygraine...


and an aerial view of her immaculate working deck...


just some of the fishing and nav lights these vessels must carry...


what was once a stony beach, Keel Alley now hosts grass decorated with autumnal leaves...


up for some repairs, the Mordros which is Cornish for 'sound of the sea'...


these pots have been lost for many many months if not years...


once the replacement vessel arrives for the Nicola of Ladram the two boats will share around 5,000 pots between them - being able to manage so many pots these big new crabbers now fish over a considerable area...


if all those pots were shot in a single string, set 15 fathoms apart, from just north of Lands End they would reach Lundy Island...

it is not often the Mary Williams pier is devoid of boats , this morning jut the one crabber landing and one between trips...


out in the bay the Trinity House vessel Galatea is flanked by handliners fishing for mackerel...


today, Vince would have been sorely tried by a shortage of his favourite crisps on the Newlyn Co-op shelves.