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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Departure: MFV AJAX, Port: PENZANCE

DEPARTURE of ship: MFV AJAX
Port: PENZANCE
Time:May 29 2012 7:48PM (UTC)


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Arrival: MFV AJAX, Port: PENZANCE

ARRIVAL of ship: MFV AJAX
Port: PENZANCE
Time:May 29 2012 12:54PM (UTC)

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Monday, 28 May 2012

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morning we here east side of Labadie with last couple days few
Spanish,French and Irish trawlers in area all week. We have 120bxs
Hake aboard 40bxs mixed W/fish 20bxs Pollock on that.We haul today
and some gear tomor and we be into land for thurs morning markets in
Newwlyn and Brixham. Alan

Saturday, 26 May 2012

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we all shot away up here East of Labadie NE 5-6 few seine netters
North of us. We have 10bxs hake ,20bxs Pollock,5Cod and 5Ling aboard
position 50.35N...008.02W

Friday, 25 May 2012

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we have tried Horseshoe Bank for white fish got few pollock, tried
south of Labadie known as the Pit deep water no hake, now they giving
ENE gales. We heading up to fish East side of Labadie Bank for a try
now. When its like this its going to be a long week.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Looking good!


How good does that look?! New flyers for fresh Cornish hake are going down well!.....


all boxed up, looking chilled and ready for the auction to begin.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Ajax at sea

 Steaming past with the crew gutting in the afterdeck, the Breton trawler Scuderia........
 always a tricky moment for the man in the side deck, waiting to see if he has thrown the grapple far enough to pick up the dhan rope........
 fish guts always prove a popular dish with the escorting sea birds......
 unusual catch of the day.......
 two men ithe side deck 'picking out' the fish from the net as it comes off the hauler......
 the hake are ket in slush ice on deck to chill them before they are iced away in the fish room below.....
 'overending' the net into the net pound ready to be shot away again......
 and then the glit arrived.......
 no amount of washing with the deck wash........
 seems to move the stuff.......
 as it pours of the deck.......
 look out Tom Daley, there's a late challenge coming from Cornwall for the high dive.......
 who struggles to get back aboard.......

before being given the traditional flour bagging......
big marks high up in the water on the sounder.

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Well, we're on the way home with a trip of fish, its been a long week
since we left Newlyn last Tue morning been fish west side of Labadie
Bank then shifted North 26mile and done rest of trip up there 50.50N
08.30W. Weather been good few boats around.Yday was worse day we
rolled nets had no fish and lots of "Glit"in gear very heavy at times
had Irish fishery patrol aboard for look around all in all not bad
week> We have 230bxs for Brixham and Newlyn Markets for tue morning
ETA Newlyn 1430hrs 21/5/12 off now for 2days then we back for another
go at it....Alan


Fisherman speak: "Glit" in the gear - skipper Alan is referring to a covering of microscopic green or brown algae that adheres to the net. The algae affects the fishing properties of the normally translucent net which when covered in alge makes it more visible to fish - in turn, the fish then tend to avoid getting caught.


The boats that fish for Cornish Sardines will be interested to know that the netters are being affected by glit - every year the occurrence of glit in the water is normally associated with the appearance of sardines closer inshore and the start of the summer fishery - look out for sardine landings soon!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

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Ajax AH32 Skipper A.Dwan enter BSA 50.15N/007W at 1320hrs 15/5/12
enter irish water 50.25N/008W at 1850hrs 15/5/12 no fish on board
alan

Departure: MFV AJAX, Port: PENZANCE

DEPARTURE of ship: MFV AJAX
Port: PENZANCE
Time:May 15 2012 3:30AM (UTC)


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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Hake at Wright Brothers


Wright Brothers in Soho know how to treat the appetites of their customers when it comes to the mighty hake - this dish looks reminiscent of the late-lamented Seabird Restaurant of St Just, famous for it's 16oz T-bone steaks - looks outstanding value!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

New hake recipe from Russell Brown's Sienna Restaurant in Dorset.



Enjoy the finest Cornish hake with this new crab and chilli twist recipe from Russell Brown. Russell Brown runs Sienna Restaurant in Dorchester, Dorset's only Michelin starred restaurant. 


If you plan to be in the area you can find out more here www.ChefRussellBrown.co.uk

Friday, 4 May 2012

Plan A.


April at sea - poor enough.



St Guenole based Le Murex ploughs through a heavy ground swell past the Ajax, now you see me.......

now you don't........

hauling hake nets alongside the Padstow based Sparkling Line........
passed down by the Newlyn netter, Gary M..........
a friendly wave from skipper Don aboard the Filadelfia.