The Fish Shop Camberley

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

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

Sue x

Friday 26th May – a date with our Cornish Fishermen

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

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The #Ajax heading back out this week looking for Cornish Hake

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Andrew’s FV Benediction laying pots for Camberley’s supply of Native Lobsters

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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

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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

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Mike Warner – food writer & blogger – he sure knows a lot of stuff about the fishing industry!

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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!


Sue x

 

 

We’re ready for another busy weekend..

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

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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.

IMG_1835Handpicked, 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…

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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.

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Lots of pre-prepared ready-to-cook delicious ideas for the weekend

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Barbecue selection platters – a lovely selection of ready to go seafood – make sure you order yours

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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

Sue xx

Heading towards Easter and the #Fishiest Friday of the year…

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

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Alan and his crew are back out to catch more of their spectacular Cornish Hake in time for the Easter market at Newlyn

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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

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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’.

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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

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‘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

Sue xx

p.s. Don’t forget we close on Tuesdays following a Bank Holiday, as there won’t be any fish until Wednesday!

It’s going to be a spring time scorcher…

We’ve been reliably informed that there will be sunshine over Camberley on and off for the next few days, so we’ve been working our socks off this morning to get everything ready for those impromptu barbecues

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Although Friday and Saturday aren’t looking particularly great, today and Sunday look like the perfect excuse to light the fires and indulge in a little alfresco dining

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We’ve brought back some of last year’s favourites, but there’s also some new and exciting products available.

And if the weather doesn’t deliver, everything can be cooked in the oven or under the grill.

It’s going to be a little hard to gauge just how much we’ll need to make, so if you know you’d like something specific, give us a call on 01276 66618 and place your order

Sue xx

 

Spring has arrived, and so have the Natives…

Its still a little early to get too excited, but Andrew has just hauled a few of his well-placed, well-baited lobster pots and they were full of lovely, plump, lively Cornish Lobsters.

So, whether you’re looking for a special treat for your mum, or a little bit of something tasty to celebrate spring, we’ve got lots of fabulous shellfish heading our way

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Andrew’s lobsters are on the road from Newlyn and will be with us first thing on Friday morning. We’ll have the lobster pot ready and waiting , so if you’re not comfortable cooking them yourself we’ll have freshly boiled and fully prepared available too

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If lobster’s not your thing, we’ve also got load of our stunning extra-large Devon crabs on their way and again, these will also be heading for the pot nice and early. We did sell out last week, so its always a good idea to reserve yours if you know you’d like one

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Packed with sweet white meat – our freshly cooked crabs from Devon

oysters-maldons Our oyster selection this week will be Maldons, Colchesters and River Teign

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We’re preparing lots of home made, ready to eat goodies for the weekend

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If you’d like to place an order, give us a call on 01276 66618 and we’ll make sure we get it ready for you

Thanks

Sue

 

 

50 thoughts on “The Fish Shop Camberley”

    1. Hi Amy, yes we do sell lobster tails. They are a frozen product so we always have them in stock. Even better, native lobster season in almost upon us, so although we also always have fresh Natives, live, whole or dressed when the season starts in full in early May they are abundant and the price drops significantly. If you’d like more details give us a call on 01276 66618, Sue

  1. Hi Sue, Duncan and Tiago, Thank you so much for the fish preparation workshop which I attended last Friday. It was fun and inspiring to learn from such professionals as yourselves. I think I might have to get myself booked onto a shellfish preparation course in the future. 🙂

  2. Sue, Jasmine and Team; It was very good of you to share your experience today, and such a pleasure to hear you talk through the lobster and crab dressing. I hope to visit again soon, next time with my cool bag and Ice packs! Many thanks, Richard

    1. Thanks Richard, I’m really glad it was useful for you to spend a bit of time in the shop. If you need anything else, you know where we are, Sue

    1. Hi Ben. We often get large haddock fillets so could cut the loins from them if you needed them. Best to ring a day or two in advance to check what size we’re getting, if they’re too small you won’t get decent loins from them.

    1. Hi Mark, yes we do sell live cockles. They come from Teignmouth in Devon and cost £12.50kg – they’re exceptional, we have them most weekends although it does depend on harvests

  3. Hi Sue,
    Came in the shop yesterday and bought two platters of shell fish, I have to say they were both delicious right down to the very last winkle, brilliant. Thank you.

    1. Hello,

      Sorry for the delay in replying, IT ‘challenges’! Thanks so much for your lovely comments, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the platters, they’re very popular, although we don’t usually have enough space to put them onto our display, so many customers had no idea we did them!

  4. My husband and i so enjoyed meeting Andrew and his wife Sally today. The atmosphere in the shop was amazing . The lobster was delicious. Look forward to trying more of your wonderful fish soon.

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We were so lucky to have Andrew and Sally with us today. There definitely was a real buzz in the shop. Delighted that you enjoyed your lobster, we’ll have lots more once the season gets underway and Andrew has promised to come back for a weekend in the summer

  5. What an unexpected find! Good selection, good service and good quality. And excellent fish-cakes. I do hope it all goes well for you.

    1. Thank you Jon! We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Fish Shop and delighted you like our fishcakes. Many thanks and kind regards

      Sue

  6. Have just placed our first order (rainbow trout for Christmas Eve). We were most impressed by the welcoming staff and the advice provided on fish type and size. Look forward to our first tasting and hope to join the band of regular customers.

  7. Hi all, still reeling from the enthusiasm you guys injected me with last night on the Fish Workshop. Thank you so much for a fabulous fishy experience. We did so much more than I imagined, great instruction, great motivation and tons of good info. See you soon all, Josie

  8. Good morning Sue, just a quick note on your web site, looks great we are just leaving the fishing grounds now 11pm monday have hake aboard for sale in Newlyn wed morning, keep up the great work all best Alan and Crew Ajax PZ36

  9. Hi Sue. Looking for something special for Christmas lunch. My sister and I don’t eat meat so I’d like something that I can easily cook alongside the stuff for everyone else. Turbot? Is that seasonal? Others suggestions please

    1. Hi Becky, Turbot would be lovely, or a Wild Bass would also be a really delicious treat for Christmas. You could maybe do something indulgent like a Lobster Thermidor, or a simple but fabulous roasted loin of Cornish Hake (I had hake on Saturday at Rick Stein’s in Winchester and it was really delicious with a rich mushroom sauce) Give me a call on 01276 66618 when you have a chance and we can talk through some options.

  10. As I said when I phoned up earlier, the large fillet of cod we bought from you was sensational, even though I had frozen it, it was still delicious with great texture.

    1. Hi Andy, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your cod, and appreciate your lovely comments. It was Cornish fish, supplied directly from Newlyn fish market and we’re so proud to have such a fresh, delicious product on our slab x

  11. Sue, Duncan and Jasmine came to the Camberley WI along with their fish and gave a fantastic talk and demonstration on how to fillet fish. Sue also told us about all the fish and where it comes from and about herself and family. I now know why it is called “Passionate about fish”.

    1. Hi Jackie, thanks for the lovely comments, we really enjoyed the evening! It was great to see so many of our customers and have the opportunity to explain what we’re all about x

  12. Just wanted to say how helpful Sue is. We are having a Seafood party on Saturday ,some great advice given and a very friendly service. Thank you

    1. Thanks Claire! That’s lovely of you. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. We’ll have everything ready for you x

  13. Have just added hake to the list of fresh fish bought from you. Wow!!! Will probably never eat fish out again ! The fish we have had from you has been exceptional . Thank you

    1. Hi Julia, thanks so much for the lovely comments! Our hake was caught by Alan & crew on the Ajax, out of Newlyn and is hugely popular. It’s such a delicious fish, and the quality of Alan’s catch is always exceptional. If you tweet at all, he’s @Ajax_Hake and does enjoy seeing the finished results!!

  14. hi sue i came in today for some tuna and fish pie mix. i asked about fish stock, will you have some on Saturday if so can you put one a side for me i’ll be in Saturday afternoon. many thanks

  15. Thanks for the wonderful salmon we bought from you yesterday. Had friends over for a dinner party last night. It was delicious (and not just because of my cooking…). We think what you have is a real gem, and just down the road. We will certainly be buying all our seafood from you in the future.

    1. Hi Daryl, we’re really delighted that you’re salmon was a success! Thanks for your lovely comments, and we look forward to seeing you again soon x

  16. We live down the road from your shop and have passed it several times with out coming in. On Saturday we decided it was time to have a look. I love shellfish and Tina is a lover of Italian food and a great cook (although a vegetarian she prepares and cooks meat and fish for me).She had promised me a pasta clam dish, one of my favourites.
    What an absolute gem your shop is! Friendly and knowledgable staff who obviously care about the products they sell and the customers they sell them to. We bought fresh clams and some pasta! We both love to cook although my skill level is poorer than Tina’s so we have signed up to one of your fish course in May. We can’t wait.
    I had a fantastic clam dish (thanks Tina) last night.
    Your shop is a revalation
    Thank you
    Stuart

    1. Hi Stuart, thanks so much for your lovely comments, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The clams are fabulous, Jasmine cooked some for us last week, and the’re back on the menu for Wednesday night. Sorry, I didn’t get the chance to speak to you when you came in, I was aware of the fish workshop conversation, but was tied up with other customers – looking forward to welcoming you to the art of fishmongery in May 🙂

  17. Had fresh scallops in their shells bought yesterday. The most amazing flavour. Easy to cookBest thing we have eaten for months Great store very friendly and helpful. We are so excited to find you on the doorstep

    1. Hi Faie, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments, we’re delighted you were happy with your scallops. We had some last weekend too, I just couldn’t resist them, and have to agree, they were pretty special! Hope to see you again soon, Sue x

  18. Hi there, great to have you back. I used to be a regular when you had your first shop in Camberley and also when you moved sadly, too briefly to your last one there.
    I have been buying my fish online from Cornwall!! Not very economic when you are a single pensioner living alone!
    I have yet to visit your Frimly Road establishment but as I live only half a mile away it won’t be long.
    Does one park on the pavement (I have a blue badge) as walking any distance is not my strong suit?
    Also can I pre-order online, I didn’t see anything on your website, or do I ring on the day to see what is available?
    I am particularly keen to get hold of A:Winkles and B: Huss/dog fish/Rock salmon. I have only managed to get the latter at the Mariners in Basingstoke Covered in batter) I believe there is or was an embargo on it.
    Excuse the diatribe its just great to herald your return. Here’s hoping you have sufficient customers to support you this time.
    Kind regards,
    Mr David Rowe.

    1. Hi David, thanks for getting in touch and we’re delighted to be back! Camberley certainly seems to have missed a fishmonger and we are extremely busy, which is fabulous…

      You are more than welcome to park at the side of the shop. You’ll notice a wide driveway on the right hand side, as you’re looking in, and we own that, so please feel free to pop your car there whenever you are visiting. There is a bit of a pothole by the wall on the right, so just mind your footing!

      We don’t put the rage on our website as it changes every day with prices and availability, we do get a wide range of species, and our focus is on premium quality, fresh, seasonal fish which we mainly source from Newlyn in Cornwall. You’re very welcome to call either in the morning, or around 11am the day before as I will know what I have managed to get from Newlyn fish market by then. It is purchased on the market and then delivered overnight, arriving in the shop at around 4am.

      We usually have winkles. I buy them live and cook them in the shop. We also carry a stock of ones we have cooked and frozen, to make sure we have them available. I also do get dogfish from time to time, but only when the quality is exceptional.

      Pease let me know if I can be of further assistance. Our phone number is 01276 66618 if you want to give me a call,

      Kindest regards

      Sue

    1. Hello, thanks for getting in touch and I’m so sorry for the delay in responding, I’ve been having ‘admin troubles’!

      Yes, we sell whole crab. We get them delivered live and cook them in the shop. We also stock brown shrimps – at the moment we only sell peeled, but we can also get them whole. You can always call up and place an order, I just need a few day’s notice. And… we always have cockles, they’re one of our most popular products. If you need any further info, please give me a call on 01276 66618

      Kind regards

      Sue

    1. Hello,

      Hi Keith,

      Thanks for your message and so sorry for the delay in responding to your message. The website is new and improved and I’ve had a bit of an admin nightmare, so this has slipped through the net. Totally my fault, but I think I’ve got to grips with it now.

      Yes we do sell Arbroath Smokies, we have them most days but do occasionally run out – its a good idea to give us a call a day or so before you want them to make sure we’re not waiting for another delivery. We get them directly from Iain Spinks at The Original Smokie Company and they are really delicious – the smell is like bonfire night! They cost £14.95kg and the weights vary, but the ones we have at the moment work out at roughly £6 a pair

      Kind regards

      Sue

  19. Do you sell red mullet and Tilappia ? I know the latter is farmed in this country but not certain about the Red Mullet. Would love to come and buy both.

    1. Hi Maralyn. We do sell red mulletwhenever it’s available and we’ve actually got some coming in tomorrow, fresh from Newlyn, Cornwall. We don’t sell tilapia as we mainly focus on wild capture British species with a few premium exceptions like tuna and long prawns, Sue

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