The Fish Shop Camberley

We’ve been making the most of the summer…

There has been a definite ‘smokey-fish’ haze over Camberley for the last few weeks as customers enjoy all our lovely prepared seafood and make the most of alfresco dining

BBQ Counter

We’ve installed a brand new counter to accommodate all the fabulous marinated products that are proving to be so popular, and we’re so lucky that Charlotte joined the team last week, or we’d never have coped with the demand.

As ever, it’s always a good idea to give us a call or drop us an email to order products, as we do tend to sell out

Below are some of our most popular products to inspire you

BBQ Kebabs monk scallop salmonScallop & Chrorizo, Monk & Chorizo and Salmon with chilli, ginger and lemon


BBQ Prawn kebabs

King Prawn Skewers – garlic and herb or Piri Piri


BBQ Lobsters

Garlic and Herb Lobsters


BBQ Sardine PP

Piri Piri Cornish Sardine fillets


BBQ Bream whole

Herby whole Bream with samphire


Deli Counter

Crabs Galore!


Salmon wild

In Season – Wild Scottish Salmon


Sardines whole

First of the Season Cornish Sardines


Mackerel looking up

Beautiful line caught Cornish Mackerel


Sardine Fillets 2

Don’t like those pesky bones? Sardine fillets are perfect


Ray cheeks

Chunky Ray and Ray Cheeks


Oysters - maldons

Maldon Oysters


Crevettes 2

Cooked Crevettes


Crabs

Freshly cooked extra large Devon Cock Crabs


Hope to see you soon,

Sue x

 

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Lobsters, lobsters, lobsters, oh… and it’s Turbot time!

June has finally arrived, a little damp and not particularly blooming yet, but its a very exciting month for us at The Fish Shop.

We’re now in to week two of our spectacular lobster event, and this week our excuse is that we’re celebrating our 18 month milestone. Our live or freshly boiled native Cornish lobsters are on all this week at the amazing price of £20/kg meaning that you can treat yourself to a delicious treat for as little as £10. We sold out very early last week, so its a good idea to get your orders in to avoid disappointment

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As many of you know we buy Andrew Stevens total catch and he’s been very busy pulling up his pots all week. We’ve got lots of lively lobsters including a huge 3k whopper and the lobster pot is running on overtime to keep up with demand.

Dressed lobster

Lobster whopper Jasmine lobster

As well as lobsters, we’re very excited that Turbot Season has now started. For the next few week there should be lots of superb, plump Turbot landed in Newlyn and we’ll be making the most of this very special fish.  Roasted whole, or filleted and pan-fried, Cornish Turbot is absolutely stunning and has the well deserved reputation of being one of the most prized fish caught off our coast

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Hope to see you soon, and remember, you can always phone in your orders to ensure you get everything you need – 01276 66618

Sue x

 

 

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Our Cornish Lobsters are on Countryfile tonight…

If you tune in to Countryfile at 7pm tonight (15th May) on BBC1, you’ll see Anita Rani out with Andrew Stevens, Camberley’s favourite lobster fisherman, pulling  in some of his pots off the coast of Newlyn, Cornwall.

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The Countryfile team went out with Andrew and his fellow Dreckly Fisherman Louis on the Victoria Anne. It seems like they had a great day, with Anita actually helping to haul some of Andrew’s pots – who would have guessed that some of the lobsters enjoyed by our customers were in fact pulled out of the water by a Countryfile presenter.

As most of you already know, Andrew catches all our lobsters throughout the season, and we are really proud to be able to sell his catch. Many of you enjoyed his wonderful natives last year, and this year they are proving to be even more popular. We’re very lucky that he’s such an experienced fisherman or we might not be able to meet the demands of our lobster loving customers.

A few weeks ago he spent the day in the Fish Shop with his lovely wife Sally, talking about what he does and just enjoying seeing the way our customers really appreciate what fishermen have to do to get fish to the table. You were all so welcoming and he enjoyed it so much that he’s offered to come back for another visit very soon. We’ll keep you posted…

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Hooray! The Cornish Lobster season has officially started…

Yes, it’s official! The pots have been out and are filling up nicely and today we received our first delivery of Andrew’s fabulous Native lobsters. The weather was a little challenging on Monday, but he managed to pull in a few pots and the little beauties arrived with us this morning.

Lobsters in box

Andrew fishes out of Newlyn in Cornwall and he’ll be sending us his lobsters throughout the season. Some of you met him a few weeks ago when he spent the day on the shop with his lovely wife, Sally. He really loves what he does and we’re very privileged to be able to get hold of his lobsters – they are extremely sought after

 

Lobster pots on boat

Seasonality is crucial to enjoying great food; when it really is at it’s best for both quality and price, so make the most of the native lobster season and enjoy the outstanding  flavour and texture you only get from British lobsters

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If you’d like to hear more from Andrew you can follow him on twitter @Cornish_lobster

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And, for those of you who love a Thermidor. Chef Jon Fell has produced a very simple step by step video – link below. We’ll prepare the lobster, you just have to knock up the sauce and enjoy!

Jon’s Lobster Thermidor

 

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Yes, we will be open on Good Friday…

Easter week is pretty much the busiest week of the year for fishmongers, and we will be open from 7:30am until 4pm on Good Friday,  the biggest of all #FishFridays, with lots of spectacularly fresh fish for your Easter requirements

Codling

Our fishermen are gearing up for a busy week and will be making sure there’s plenty of fish available  for Good Friday. The weather’s looking good and should mean there’s a great selection of fish and shellfish

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Last Saturday was another sell out and the quality of the fish we were handling was exceptional; our suppliers are really looking after us with prime quality, seriously fresh seafood which is a real pleasure to prepare

Brill huge

We’re getting into Native Lobster season now, so will be moving to British from tomorrow. There aren’t many around yet, but the volumes will increase as we move towards the warmer weather. There really is no comparison, and its very exciting to get back to our wonderful lobsters pot caught of the South West. Many of you enjoyed talking to Andrew last Friday, and it was really wonderful to have him in the shop, there was a fabulous atmosphere all day – a real buzz

 

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So for Easter we’re hoping for a full house with lots of variety and amazing quality. If you’re after something specific, as ever, we recommend you give us a call on 01276 66618 and pop an order in the book, otherwise just pop in and see what takes your fancy on the day

Sue x

 

 

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42 thoughts on “The Fish Shop Camberley”

    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

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!!

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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 :)

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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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