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 Jonathan – 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
We hope you enjoy our website. If you would like to contact us for any additional information, or would like to give us feedback please get in touch
Its been a lean few weeks for our fishermen, but today Andrew Stevens, our lobster fisherman, braved the freezing temperatures and hit the jackpot with his solid silver bars of stunning Newlyn Bass…
And they’re in their way up the A303 as I write this. Andrew’s catch is always sought after and now that the lobster season is drawing to an end, he turns his talents to hunting for other species. The Bass were jumping this afternoon and we’ve got some real beauties heading our way. As well as the Bass, we’ll have plenty of variety tomorrow and at this time of year, the quality of the Cornish catch is as good as it gets
If you love your shellfish, we’ve been getting lots of fabulous feedback on our extra large Shetland scallops which will be available all weekend. They’re pretty big, and a real treat, so quick and simple to cook and utterly delicious. Or, our plump Porthilly Mussels are also in peak season, so if you fancy a treat, they’re ultra quick and super tasty, just follow our fab classic moulles recipe and you won’t be disappointed
And finally, our Christmas Order book is now open. If you need a little inspiration you can take a look at this year’s Christmas Leaflet
Whatever you’re up to, enjoy your weekend and we hope to see you soon
☀️☀️THE STARS ARE ALIGNED!☀️☀️
A Bank Holiday weekend AND glorious sunshine predicted, what more could we ask for
However you plan to enjoy your weekend #TeamFish will be working their wellies off making sure everything is ready for a busy few days. We’ll have a brilliant range of super-tasty ready made kebabs, our famous and highly addictive potato salad, platters, lobsters and lots of other scrumptious treats to help you celebrate the sunshine
Andrew’s Newlyn lobsters will be going through the pot, so we’ll have lots of cooked and dressed available, as well as our ‘garlicky’ half lobsters – perfect to pop on the grill. Or if you prefer prawns, our whopper #Badboy Tigers can also be garlicked up, ready to throw on the barbecue
Please give us a call on 01276 66618 if you know exactly what you’d like and we’ll make sure we put your order in a safe place for you to collect at your leisure. Otherwise pop down in your shorts and flip flops and see what takes your fancy
On Saturday 28th April, Andrew our intrepid lobster fisherman, will be joining us at the shop to celebrate a rather early start to the Cornish Lobster Season
We’ll be celebrating the day with lots of freshly cooked and live Native lobsters, as well as a fabulous selection of superb fish and shellfish
With our ‘early season’ Newlyn lobsters starting from around £14 each, they’re sure to be popular, so make sure you get your orders in – it’s still very early in the season, so we definitely recommend you pre-book to make sure you don’t miss out
And just to add a little extra excitement, the BBC will be visiting us on Saturday morning to film Andrew’s visit and see how both Andrew and our customers benefit from, and enjoy, our ‘special relationship’ – we hope you can find time to pop along and show him your support
We’d love you to cast a vote
So many of you have enjoyed our #AjaxHake over the last 3 years and we’re absolutely delighted that Alan and the crew of the Ajax have been nominated for 2 industry awards (we did nominate them, along with many others in the fish industry)
If you would like to ‘cast your vote’ for Alan, the link is below. It would be absolutely amazing for this hard working, dedicated, passionate fisherman to get the full recognition he truly deserves
The category that you can cast your vote in is ‘Demersal Fisherman of the Year’. The ‘Sustainability Award’ for the excellent work that Alan was heavily involved in to get the Cornish Hake through MSC certification is not open for public vote but will be decided by experts within the industry
It only takes a couple of minutes and we’d really appreciate your help to get Alan and the crew recognised.
Follow the link below if you’d like to vote…
Help us to achieve our #TeamFish Goal for 2018
So many of us watched David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and, like the majority of our customers, #TeamFish were horrified by the shocking images of plastic pollution. So, after thinking long and hard about what more we could do, we started 2018 with our New Year Resolution to ‘significantly reduce our packaging output’
We’ve come a long way in a short space of time, but there’s still so much that can be done and with your help we can definitely do so much more.
A few things we’ve done so far…
❤️ Given out over 3000 free reusable coolbags – with more on the way
❤️ Replaced our plastic carriers and HDPE fish bags with paper alternatives
❤️ Replaced our polystyrene trays with fully recyclable / made from recycled alternatives
❤️ Introduced compostable / fully recyclable paper packaging for some of our products
❤️ Replaced single use spoons and forks with wooden alternatives
❤️ Over 500 customers Christmas Orders were packed in cardboard boxes instead of plastic carriers
❤️ Since we opened we’ve always separated our organic, recycling and non-recyclable waste. And the vast majority of our non-recyclable waste is used to produce electric energy
❤️ Encouraged our customers to bring in their own re-usable dishes to totally eradicate the need for any packaging at all ????
What you could do to help…
❤️ Remember to bring in your coolbags or, if you don’t have one yet, a reusable carrier bag
❤️ Consider bringing in your own dishes to take your fish home in
❤️ Rinse out all of our plastic packaging and make sure it goes into your recycling bin
❤️ Let us know of any packaging ideas or plastic-free initiatives you’ve seen elsewhere – we’re open to all suggestions
❤️ Spread the word ????
There is still a long, long way to go, and at the moment we are working with what we believe are the ‘least worst’ packaging options available. But, as things change and better food packaging solutions come onto the market we can move very quickly to become even less reliant on plastic