Wednesday 26 June 2013

Brixham Fish Market

This morning my alarm was set for 4:10am in order to leave Exeter and get down to Brixham in time for the fish auctions at 6:00. Many thanks to Richard of Gibsons Plaice for giving me a lift down, suppling me with requisite white coat, showing me around and later taking me to Shellfish Express in Paignton to see some live lobsters and crabs.

I found it all very interesting and as usual have documented my trip with photographs.

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Sunrise was 5:02 today so a bit too late to catch it

Trawler Brixham

What everyone was here for

The bidding

A public fish market tour in progress, you can book here

Who said fish buyers don't have style ;-)

Near the end of the selling

On the way back to Exeter Richard needed to pick up some hand picked crab meat from Shellfish Express in Paignton, these photographs were taken of the live crabs and lobsters in the holding tanks.