Friday, 14 January 2022

Fine start to a #FishyFriday full of fabulous fresh fish!

With a big shot of top quality MSC hake from the netter Ygraine the first auction chill room was sacked out with fish...


and a sure sign of the change in seasons fish roes appeared on the market...


the sheer volume of fish seems to have put something of a strain on the supply of suitable boxes...


the twins also landed a good shot of big bass...


stunning tub gurnard...


and three types of bream...


a forth landed from another boat completed the set - only Newlyn fish auction regularly sees over 50 species of fish every week, to the delight of those discerning fishmongers, chefs and restauranteurs throughout Cornwall and the UK...


pristine pollack added to the stunning display...


this big 6 kilo-plus hake from the Ygriene keeping an eye on things...


with space at a premium, some landings were stacked to save space..


the maze-like auction floor proved tricky to navigate...


quality flats like these lemons...


and megrims, once the mainstay of the beam trawl fleet...


bass seems to be everywhere on the ground being landed from every type of boat in the fleet......


while the buyers still rely on the beam trawlers and inshore trawlers to land monk in quantity...


as usual, cuttlefish left their mark...


luckily, these brill were devoid of the ink that can detract from the look of these beautiful white-bellied fish, though it has no effect whatsoever on the flavour...


someone was working close enough to a wreck or two, or hard ground to pick up this quantity of big congers...


sepia red mullet...



a good mic of inshore fish boxed ready for sale...


the inshore fridge was stacked out with bass, pollack...


and plenty of mackerel...


as the sun began to throw some subtle hues skywards...


another Windcat stops by for fuel...


all is ship-shape on the Mordros...


it will be good to know if and when the the old ice works, which is such an iconic building in the port, is to become a heritage centre to match that of the Old Sardine Factory in Looe...



with such a superb view over the harbour......

mackerel sets for sale to help out any of the guys catching plenty of fish...


a chilly start and a heavy dew left its mark on the quay...


though it looks like the boys on the Enterprise won't have a chance to get cold, they'll be way too busy adjusting the gear today...



enjoy the early morning fish market and harbour action as the sun rises over Newlyn.