We took the plunge to follow our dream and on 4th December 2014 opened our very own traditional fish shop on the Frimley Road, Camberley
We are really proud to showcase the very best quality, wild capture fish and shellfish sourced mainly from Newlyn, Cornwall and the South Coast. We have fabulous suppliers, who select the very best of the day’s catch from the coastal fish markets and we can have it on our slab within 24 hours. We even give you the name of many of the vessels that caught our fish, and encourage customers to engage with some of the fishermen who use social media – its so rewarding to let our fishermen see where the fish they worked so hard to catch ends up!
Duncan and Sue Lucas have spent their entire working lives in ‘the fish business’ and between them have almost 80 years experience – they both started very young!
Starting off in 1979 as a Saturday girl in her mum & dad’s shop – MacKenzie’s Fish & Game – in Camberley, Sue now manages the day to day running of The Fish Shop and is responsible for ensuring the quality and range exceeds our customers’ expectations
Having remained in the seafood industry for her entire career, Sue’s knowledge of retail fishmongery lead naturally into a product development role, and over many years she was responsible for creating some of the highest quality, award winning seafood products available in the UK’s premium supermarkets.
In 2010 Sue started work with Sainsbury’s initially to deliver training to fish counter colleagues, and then as their Seafood Product Developer. Although this was her ‘dream job’, she could not resist the pull of returning to her roots and opening up her own fish shop
Duncan has also worked in the seafood industry for over 35 years. He began his career in the family business, farming trout, but was very soon drawn into the world of retailing, his career covers many aspects of the industry, from independent and multiple retail, to processing and manufacturing.
He is seriously accomplished in the art of fishmongery and holds many awards including the Guinness World Record for filleting halibut. His impressive party piece is to ‘pocket’ a plaice in less that 60 seconds
Duncan has remained in his Monday to Friday role with New England Seafoods as their Seafood Specialist. He is also resident Saturday Boy at The Fish Shop and supports Sue with the business
Jasmine is definitely following in her mum’s footsteps with a real passion for the business. After taking a holiday to help out on opening week, she quickly realised that this was exactly what she wanted to do, and joined the business immediately.
Customers are really impressed with her recipe ideas and recommendations and are always sharing their recipes with her. It makes Sue & Duncan very proud to see her knowledge and skill develop and she is a real asset to the business
Tiago – our fabulous Portuguese fishmonger, what would we do without him!!
We were absolutely delighted when Tiago joined the team in April, and he has made a huge difference to the business. His super ninja fish filleting skills are exceptional and he has a real love of seafood, which is very obvious when he shares some of his delicious Mediterranean recipes
Charlotte – Charlotte joined the team in August 2016, and we absolutely love her to pieces!
Apart from the fact that she makes the most amazing cakes, Charlotte is a real asset to our business, bringing a wonderful enthusiasm and real passion for food. Trained as a pastry chef, we couldn’t believe our luck when she decided to leave Pennyhill Park and try her hand at fishmongering, We really are very lucky to have her on the team, and are very keen to make sure she doesn’t give up on the baking – we are very happy to sample anything she wants to make 🙂
Jonathan – Here for the summer
We’re absolutely delighted that Jonathan joined the team in May 2017 to help us over our busy summer months. He’s settled in really well and is already proving to be very popular with our customers.
Amber – always there, just when we need her most
Amber is Sue’s youngest daughter and is studying Marketing at Bournemouth University, She bails us out during the holidays and is a very welcome relief when things are getting a little scary over Christmas. 2016 may be the last year we will be able to take advantage of Amber, unless she decides to have a change of heart and get into fishmongering