Monday, 20 December 2021

Final week of fish sales in Newlyn.

With the ig spring tide coming to an end, landings of hake in quantity came courtesy of the netters Silver Dawn...



and Stelissa...



along with a few boxes of that London chippy's delight, 'rock salmon' aka spurdogs...


shots of mackerel are now approaching the kind of landings not seen since the 1970s when it wasn't uncommon for a four-handed boat to land 1000st - that's 6,350 kilos in new money...



line caught with gurdys like the one in this photo looking towards the rest of the handline fleet in Mounts Bay circa 1979...


bass too seem to be moving over the ground, this nice line-caught haul from Mr Pascoe...


these from the Phoenix...


while the netters topped off the year and landed a full months quota of big haddock...


red mullet...


plaice...


Dover soles...


and monk came via the beam trawlers Billy Rowney and the St Georges...


another big haul of mackerel from one boat...


plus more bass...


and shades of Christmases past with a few cuttles making an appearance in the cod ends...


netters like the Amanda of Ladram won't be landing until the new year now...


so it's time for some festive spirit and a chance to decorate the boat, yes, that is a Christmas tree in the wheelhouse window...


while the Ocean Pride went large!