Friday, 10 June 2022

Fine #FishyFriday in Newlyn with the fleet all at sea.


With fuel now costing in excess of 120p a litre the boats are maximising every hour they can at sea - an empty harbour on June!..

overnight the Ajax popped a nice trip of hake ashore...


known locally as a plus-four, the greater fork-beard...


unusual castellated conger...



spurdogs are still being caught, luckily not all the fleet have to dump them under the real time shark monitoring scheme...


as Tom looks out over the bay the Cornish air Ambulance pays a visit to Newlyn Green...


one of last year's black-back gull finding a comfortable place to rest - on top of a sardine net being got ready for the coming sardine season which should start next month...


a couple of visiting Brixham stern trawlers, Sophie Jane of Ladram


and the Stronsay Maid...


those lucky enough to live on the edge of the harbour would once have been able to dive in at high water from their back door...

Photo courtesy of Treeve on Picture Penzance taken in 1982.

straight into Keel Alley where plenty of Newlyn boys and girls learnt to swim - some the hard way, thrown in by so-called, 'mates'!