A very early start this morning with the alarm clock rudely sounding at 4am. Dawn broke to reveal a gentle wind from the east south east. We were robbed of the usual stunning Mounts Bay sunrise by the poor visibility which only seemed to worsen as the day went on. Even the iconic St Michael's Mount ( Cornish: Karrek Loes y'n Koes meaning "grey rock in the woods") was hard to distinguish at times. It certainly lived up to the grey part of its name, mind you everything seemed grey today in what fishermen call the "easterly gloom."
We tried out a new idea today which we hoped would cut down on any discards. The idea worked fantastically! We only had to throw away half a dozen fish that had been damaged in the net by crabs.
All of the fish that you see before you were caught today in only a three hour period. Now that's what you call fresh fish!