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Gearing up for the Bank Holiday

We’re very excited to be heading down to Newlyn this Bank Holiday weekend to support Newlyn Fish Festival and help to raise funds for our favourite charity The Fishermen’s Mission

Thank to everyone who’s visited us, it’s been a really busy August, and we’ve seen record numbers of customers.  As ever, the quality of the fish has been outstanding and we have to thank our fabulous suppliers for looking after us so well.

There’s been a huge variety available – Cornish sardines are finally in season, just in time for those last few barbecues, and they are exceptionally plump and sparkly. The John Dory have been flying off the slab, and it seems that you just can’t get enough of our spectacular #AJAX Hake

We’ve another month or so of great quality (and reasonably priced) crabs and lobsters, and we’re seeing a lot of huge ray wings and super-chunky place and lemon sole.  Plenty to chose from and only a couple more weeks till those pesky mussels are back on sale…

We hope to see you as we head into the weekend, and please make sure you place orders (01276 66618) if there’s something specific you need – we don’t like to disappoint, but I’m pretty confident that it will be another sell out Saturday

Sue x

 

Ajax Hake Halibut Multideck Oysters Plaice Sashimi Tuna Shellfish Swordfish Whole cod Wild Prawns

We’re celebrating our first 6 months!

This week, we’re celebrating our first 6 months in The Fish Shop! We opened our doors on 4th December last year – how time flies when you’re having fun!

We’ve had the most amazing journey and as we’ve said many times, it’s all down to our fabulous customers who make our job so easy and make every day special

It’s a great time of year for seafood, and we’ve got some stunning fish coming up from our wonderful friends in Newlyn to kick of this very special week.

We’ve also got a real treat in store for you! As a genuine ‘Thank you’ to all our fabulous customers we’re running a very special offer on our British lobsters. The season is just coming into full swing now, and with the support of our lobster men, we’re bringing lots of live lobsters up from the South West. They’ll be available all week (while stocks last) – live, boiled or split and dressed – for £10 each! Don’t ever say we’re not good to you xxx

Scallops - diver lobster Live crabs Hake Steaks Gurnard Codling Clams on counter

 

 

Now open until 7pm EVERY Thursday!

Shellfish counterWe know how much you’re enjoying shopping at The Fish Shop, so we thought we’d open a bit later one day a week, for those of you who struggle to get to us before 5:30pm…

We’re now well into our 4th month and have just enjoyed our busiest week ever.  It’s been fabulous, serving all our loyal fish fans as well as seeing many new customers visiting us for the first time.

Lots of you are saying that you’d like to be able to pop in mid week after work, so starting from 30th April, we will be staying open until 7pm every Thursday. We’ll make sure we have a great selection available for you, and the fish will be the same superb quality, so can be kept refrigerated and used on Friday or Saturday, if needed.

You can also give us a call on 01276 66618 and place an order for collection – that way you know for sure we’ll have what you want.

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

 

Summer has arrived at The Fish Shop

What a fantastic week, it really felt like the middle of summer  for a few days, and our customers certainly celebrated in style by breaking out the barbecues! And the good weather looks like it’s here to stay, at least for the rest of this week…

We took some of the hard work out of fish preparation and had ready prepared mackerel, salmon and king prawn skewers as well as the extremely popular sweet chilli salmon on our counter just in time for the sunshine.

Its also TURBOT TIME! The Cornish Turbot season is now in full swing – the quality is superb and our counter was heaving with these beauties (at least until we sold out at about 11am!) The season should continue for another few weeks, so don’t miss out and try one while they are at their absolute best

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Sue xx

Stuffed mackerel
Mackerel with Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic & Lemon
Sweet Chilli
Sticky Sweet Chilli Salmon Fillets
Turbot 1
Fabulous Cornish Turbot – the season has just started and they are truly superb!
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Seafood Platters are becoming hugely popular. Every one is bespoke and made on the morning of collection.
Shellfish counter
Our shellfish counter, heaving with delicious seafood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heading towards the fishiest of all #FishFridays…

Easter is almost here, and the long standing tradition of eating fish on Good Friday means that we are expecting to be even more busy than normal this week.

We’ll have our usual stunning fish delivered directly from our friends in Newlyn, Cornwall as well as shellfish from Devon and the more exotic species like our Sashimi grade Yellow Fin Tuna and beautiful, meaty Swordfish Loins

You don’t have to get up at silly o’clock to make sure you get what you want – give us a call on 01276 66618 and we’ll put your order away, so you won’t be disappointed

Clams on counter Codling Gurnard Hake Steaks Mackerel tails John Dory Live crabs lobster Mackerel Scallops - diver Scallops and king prawns Shellfish cooked Skate JD Display Squid Turbot Swordfish

 

 

 

The Return of the Independent Fishmonger !

Sue and Duncan Lucas taking time out during a busy day demonstrating fish handling at the Newlyn Fish Festival
Sue and Duncan Lucas taking time out during a busy day demonstrating fish handling at the Newlyn Fish Festival

It’s been almost 15 years since Camberley had a fresh fish shop, and husband and wife Duncan and Sue Lucas have finally taken the plunge to live out their dream of opening a traditional fishmongers in their home town.

The Fish Shop will open its doors to the first customers at 8am on Thursday 4th December with the official GRAND OPENING EVENT on Saturday 6th from 9am – 5pm.

Situated at 110a Frimley Road, just along from the local family butcher Hatto and Sons’, the business will focus on premium, fresh, seasonal British fish plus a great range of high quality imported species like king prawns and fresh tuna.

To complement the wet fish, there will be a selection of homemade fishcakes, pates, terrines and seafood platters.

Sue Lucas arranging the Passionate about Fish display at Newlyn Fish Festival in support of Fishermen's Mission
Sue Lucas arranging the Passionate about Fish display at Newlyn Fish Festival in support of Fishermen’s Mission

The shop will be officially opened by Mr. Robert MacKenzie, Sue’s dad.

Mr and Mrs MacKenzie owned the successful family run shop MacKenzie Fish & Game in Camberley town centre from 1979 to 2000. Sue developed her love for the seafood industry when she started her career there as a Saturday girl, later running it with her brother until it was sold in 2000. She went on to create and launch into major retailers many award-winning seafood products, latterly for Sainsbury’s. Although she absolutely loved her role, and describes it as ‘the most amazing job in the world’ the pull of returning to her roots and working in her own fishmongers was simply too much.