The Fish Shop opened its doors in December 2014 with the ambition of bringing the freshest fish from around the UK to our friends and neighbours in Camberley, Surrey.
Since our opening we have been amazed by the response, and it has been truly humbling to welcome so many visitors to our shop from near and far.
We have stayed true to our core values, ensuring that every single product we sell is the freshest, best quality available and we are really proud to be able to showcase the best fish in the world. We work closely with a very select few suppliers, who share our values, and we have close friendships with many of the fishermen who catch the fish you will find on our counter. We also actively support The Fishermen’s Mission which is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care, helping all fishermen, active or retired and their families. We have helped to raise funds and awareness for this very worthwhile charity for many years and were very proud to be awarded their Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013.
And finally to our team – Jasmine, Tiago, Charlotte and Ashleigh – our business simply wouldn’t be what it is without them. They are truly inspirational and wonderful to work with. They are as passionate about the business as we are and we are very lucky to have them on board
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It may be feeling slightly autumnal, but the great British summertime is always superb for seafood
We always know it’s the height of summer (even if it doesn’t feel like it) when the Cornish Sardines start to show up. These sparkly jewels arrive off the Cornish coast at the beginning of August every year and stay with us until early February. Available as whole fish, butterfly fillets or marinated in a delicious Piri Piri dressing they are one of our absolute favourite seasonal treats
We’ve also got a few weeks left of the Cornish Lobster season and Andrew’s pots are at their fullest at this time of year. Because we take his total catch there’s a great range of sizes and prices available. They’re all delivered into us live, and we freshly cook them throughout the day, so they’re always sweet and extra delicious.
Plaice have really fattened up and are super plump, and the famous #AjaxHake is spectacular at the moment Alan’s short trips mean his fish is super fresh and firm and a real favourite with our customers
And finally, if you’re braving the showers and firing up the barbecue we’ve got a superb range of ready prepared and marinated seafood available.
As ever, it’s always a good idea to ring up and place your order as we do tend to sell out quite early over the weekend
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This Friday, 7th July, is the annual fundraising event for a very special charity – The Fishermen’s Mission
The Mission supports fishermen and their families in times of distress, hardship and need.
We have supported the ‘Mission’ for many years, helping to raise awareness and funds for this very relevant and worthwhile charity. Over the years we’ve managed to raise several thousand pounds, and since we opened our shop in 2015 many of you have been so very generous with your donations into our Albert and your support with our fundraising events.
Albert making an appearance at Newlyn Fish Festival
On Friday, we’re going to be joining in with Fishmongers, FishFryers and Restaurants across the country, who’s only aim is to try to help in any way we can
One of our many Fish Displays at Newlyn Fish Festival helping to raise funds and awareness for The Mission
If you’re popping into the shop over Friday and Saturday, we’ll have our collection boxes available and we will personally match every £1 donated. We are also running a raffle if you’d like to buy tickets. £1 per strip and the winning ticket will enjoy one of our beautiful, bespoke seafood platters up to the value of £75, made to order anytime between now and December 31st.
Our opening day – 4th December 2015, Albert joined us for the day although to be honest, he didn’t get much work done!
We hope you can join us over the weekend and help to make a real difference to the lives of many fishermen and their families who tragically find themselves in dire need of support.
For more information on the work of the Mission click here
We’re absolutely delighted that Andrew and Alan, two exceptional Cornish fishermen, will be heading up from Newlyn to visit the shop along with acclaimed food writer Mike Warner
The #Ajax heading back out this week looking for Cornish Hake
Andrew’s FV Benediction laying pots for Camberley’s supply of Native Lobsters
Andrew and Alan – a specially commissioned photo to promote their visit to Camberley #gorgeous!
Many of you have already met Andrew, who supplies all our superb lobsters and spider crab meat, but for this very special visit he will be joined by Alan, skipper of the #Ajax and renowned Hake Hunter and Mike, a brilliant blogger and ambassador for the fishing industry
They’ll be in the shop to meet and greet customers from 10:30am until around 4pm. You’ll be able to tell them how much you enjoy their catch, and ask any questions you have about what they do, life at sea and fish in general it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know the men who brave the elements to put the food on our tables
Mike Warner – food writer & blogger – he sure knows a lot of stuff about the fishing industry!
Just for us, 100% of Andrew’s catch makes its way to Camberley – how lucky are we!!
You can also follow them on Twitter for regular updates and some great images of life at sea
Andrew – @cornish_lobster
Alan – @ajax_hake
Mike – @eastcoastavocet
We really hope you can pop in and say hello, it’s taken a fair bit of planning to get these three together and away from the coast!
Fish was a little short at the start of the week, due to some pretty windy weather off the coast, but now it seems that anything that floats is out on the water catching fish
New to us this week is our fresh, handpicked Cornish Spider Crab Meat. Cornish Spiders are just coming into season, and Andrew, our lobster fisherman, has been hauling them in. He came up with the innovative idea of sending them off to a crab processing company to have them cooked and picked and we’ve got the results of his forward-thinking ‘first to market’ idea in the shop this weekend.
Handpicked, freshly cooked Cornish Spider Crab Meat – very possibly ‘first to market’ thanks to Andrew
Andrew’s also been busy hauling lobster pots and has sent up lots of his Native Cornish Lobsters, so we’re pretty well stocked on Live, Freshly Cooked and Dressed if you fancy a real treat…
Andrew’s Native Lobsters – plump & delicious
And, with the sun peeking out a bit, and temperatures a little higher than the first few days of May, we’ve stocked up on all our pre-prepared barbecue products.
Lots of pre-prepared ready-to-cook delicious ideas for the weekend
Barbecue selection platters – a lovely selection of ready to go seafood – make sure you order yours
Piri piri king prawn skewers, still the favourite!
We hope to see you this weekend. Our usual word of warning… if you do know what you’d like, try to give us a call and pre-order to avoid disappointment – 01276 66618
Good Friday is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for fishmongers, and this year we’re lucky that tides and weather seem to be on our side, so fish should be plentiful
Alan and his crew are back out to catch more of their spectacular Cornish Hake in time for the Easter market at Newlyn
Andrew’s also out on the water again hard at work, pulling his pots to bring us more of his exceptional Cornish Lobsters. We should also have some of his pollack, rays and hopefully one or two monk
Andrew’s pollack is always a big hit with our customers
Line caught bass are back, after being off the menu for a couple of months, and we’re seeing the first of the season’s wild black bream. Flat fish are all looking good, and we had our first few plaice back on our counter last week, they’ve fattened up nicely after their ‘lean months’.
If you fancy fish, but are just too busy to prepare anything after a hard day, we’ve got lots of freshly prepared ideas to make your meal really easy.
One of our most popular dishes is our fish pies – they always go down a treat. Don’t forget we can make these for you in your own dishes – they are bespoke, so you can decide exactly what you’d like in your pie – extra smoked haddock, a few prawns… it’s your choice. Dishes for Good Friday need to be brought in by Thursday morning, so that we can get them all ready and prepared for Friday collection
‘Homemade’ fish pies in your own dish – the ultimate cheat
We’ll be open all week as usual, with slightly shorter hours on Good Friday – 8am – 3pm, and as we’re likely to be super-busy, its always a good idea to place an order if you know you’d like something specific – 01276 66618. Otherwise simply pop in, see what takes your fancy and make your selection on the day
p.s. Don’t forget we close on Tuesdays following a Bank Holiday, as there won’t be any fish until Wednesday!