Follow the ups and downs of Newlyn, England's largest fishing port, 80 species of premium line, trawl, net and pot caught fish and shellfish are landed daily. Top London chefs like Tom Aikens source MSC accredited Pollack, Bass, Sardines and Mackerel. Photography - digital images from stock or commissioned to order. Art students are encouraged to use the harbour as inspiration for their work as did the Newlyn School of Artists - email@example.com Laurence Hartwell
Saturday, 1 March 2008
Images from around the harbour
Visitors must often wonder why some fishing boats provide a chair on the deck, the clue is in the nicking plate in front, as any crabber will tell..... feeling more like Spring after the sunniest February on record slips into March.... trawled up from the deep, probably from a Spanish boat, Rioja maybe?........ this is what a 40 gallon drum looks like after it has been rolling around on the seabed for a while!...... the Caroline basks in the early morning sunshine.... even the doubled port side lights are aglow.... neat stencil job....over in the Ripple's production yard, her spars are beginning to take shape.
Britannia V makes her way down the harbour, half way through the tide, its the dead of the neaps on Saturday... Over on the slip, the ABS now has some anti-fouling on her bottom.... The Mission's flag responds to an increasingly strong Sou'Westerly breeze...... looks like the harbour swans are keeping Arnie and the boys on the Nellie company while they go through the gear.
In preparation for a vivier, the cut-out section in the hull of the ABS can clearly be seen....... while the LIsa has had her 'H' frame gantry removed, the fishroom has a huge dryer pumping air to dry it out..... starboard nav light from which boat?...... chilled transport is not only used for fish but local veg too!
Cesca through the gaps for the last time sails for Milford
Ex Newlyn crabber Matthew Harvey made the local Scarborough news recently with this rather exuberant entry to the port under ecort from the inshore lifeboat - a vivid illustration of the difference between seas generated by wind on the Esat coast rather than those seas experienced in the Western Approaches that have travelled the breadth of the Atlantic.
Special beamer delivery waits on the quayside... as the good ship Ajax sails at 8am on Sunday morning for a 20 plus hour steam West.... Maverick from Ramsgate is in port..... no sign of oil for the prospectors down the quay..... over on the slip, work is progressing creating a vivier aboard the ABS... with the stanchions in the old fishroom clearly visible through the hull plating.... the remaining woodwork is taking shape for the Ripple.... with some deft work on show....... just off the bow..... good to see Tristan aboard the Silver Dawn putting his back into moving the ice chute!