Monday, 31 January 2022

Boom! Star ship Enterprise lands a record-breaking £87,353 trip.




The port's newest and biggest trawler, the Enterprise...



skippered by young Nathan...



looked down by the head when she docked on Sunday afternoon, the sign of a big trip...



as the crew made ready the fishing gear...


and, with expectations running high, took the chance to pose down in the cavernous fishroom with their huge trip....


then it was up on the quay and the waiting lorry backed up to land...



into the waiting hands of Stevenson's shore crew, brothers Ian and Graham Oliver...



as dozens of boxes of soles...



were carefully stacked...



eight at a time...



under the watchful eye of relief skipper Roger Coutsoubos...



Monday morning's record breaking market kicked off with a rare trigger fish...




and good shots of big white fish from the three netters to land, haddock




pollack...


and bass from the Ygraine...



hake from the Silver Dawn...






and her sistership, Stelissa...



with that many megs landed from a netter there must be plenty on the grounds...



the run of more unusual fish continued with some superb Couch's bream...



and greater weavers from the record breaking Enterprise......



who also landed a few boxes pf prime turbot...



to go with the 134 boxes of soles...



including the one that young Roger caught which, put together smashed the previous port record of £76,000...



red mullet...



monk tails...



lemon sole...



and haddock made up the rest of the trip...



while in the fridge, evidence the handline fleet had made good landings of their targeted fish like these herring, bass and mackerel...



conger can range in colour from an almost jet black to almost entirely white...



a good mix of inshore trawl fish was up for auction...




though Brackan's four boxes of soles indicates just how much more effective a beam trawl is at catching these fish than the traditional kind of bottom trawl used on the Spirited Lady III...


early sings of a good spider season...



the three most common mid-water swimming (pelagic) fish landed in Newlyn, but which one is which?..


most of the fleet are in for this big spring tide...



at the end of the Mary Williams pier... 



the Spanish flagged

long-liner,  Monte Mazanteu...



which had been working 180 miles south west of Newlyn in the deep waters off the edge of the continental shelf.