We’re working hard to reduce our packaging output and you can really help…

Help  us to achieve our #TeamFish Goal for 2018

#ReduceReuseRecycle

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

Sue x

Impress your Solemate this Valentine’s Day…

If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with something absolutely delicious to serve up to that special person in your life, our Valentines Menu might help to inspire you

We’ve chosen some of our all time favourite ready-prepared fish and shellfish ideas and turned them into a Valentine’s Day menu to tickle your taste buds. Everything is simple to cook and truly scrummy, so if you’re not that confident when it comes to cooking seafood we can help you to create a gastronomic extravaganza that you’ll both enjoy

Click on the link below to download the full menu…
Valentines Menu 2018

If you know what you’d like, or would like a little help making your selection, give us a call on 01276 66618 and we can take you through the various options and pop your order in the book. There will be lots available on the day, but we do recommend placing an order as we can sell out very quickly on busy days

A real treat – our lobster platter for 2

We’ve got lots more great ideas, so get in touch and we can help you make a truly memorable evening

Sue x

Happy New Year to you all

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New year and that 2018 brings you love and happiness

We’ll be back to normal later this week, opening on Thursday 4th January at 7:30am. Although fishing has resumed, it is being hampered dramatically by Storm Eleanor which is hitting our coastal towns hard over the next few days. There will be lots of beautiful fresh fish available, but the selection may be a little limited as we navigate through the first few days of the New Year

#TeamFish are all excited and motivated for 2018, as we’re all becoming exclusively Pescatarian for the month of January (vegetarian was a step too far for us carnivores). We’ll be posting our recipes and pictures throughout the month and are looking forward to sharing our meal ideas with you all. For those of you who use Social Media you also can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

We’re very much looking forward to getting back to work, and hope to see you all soon

Sue x

 

Calling last orders – Saturday 16th December

With just a few sleeps left, tomorrow (Saturday 16th) is the last day to place your orders for Christmas and New Year

 

If you need a little help or inspiration our Christmas Leaflet has some lovely ideas showcasing  some of our most popular products. Or if you’re not sure what you fancy, give us a call or pop in and we’ll be happy to take you through some options

Fish will be very short as we head towards the weekend, so we do advise you to consider getting ahead of the game and buying your fish a little early. Fresh fish freezes really well, and as it’s only for a couple of days, you won’t even notice it’s been frozen. We can even vacuum pack it for you to keep the quality at its absolute best.

And finally, don’t forget, we close on the 24th until 29th and 30th for New Year and then we’re closed again until Thursday 4th January.

#9sleeps

Sue x

Our Christmas Order Book is now open…

On your marks… we’re now taking orders for Christmas and New Year. But don’t panic, you have plenty of time to decide what you need, we’ll keep taking orders right up until Saturday 16th December

If you’re looking for inspiration, or need to check out our seasonal opening times you can download our Christmas Ordering  leaflet showcasing some of the delicious products we’ll have available to help make your festivities go swimmingly. From simple starters to beautifully presented seafood platters, as well as our stunning fresh fish and shellfish, we’ve got lots of great ideas to tickle your tastebuds

And, as most of you already know, we really do love to talk to you all. So please get in touch and we can take you through your choices, helping you with options and availability. Either pop in to see us or give us a call on 01276 66618

To find out when we’re open over Christmas and New Year just click the link below

Christmas Opening Hours

Sue x

Availability on our final Fish Preparation workshop…

** Friday 10th November – now fully booked**

Our hugely popular fish workshops have been running every month for the last 3 years, but as we are now so busy in the shop, we had to make the difficult decision to stop delivering them

We have been persuaded to a final date, and have availability on Friday 10th November. The cost is £60.00 per person, and you will learn to fillet 4-5 different types of fish – and get to take everything you prepare home to enjoy over the weekend. We talk you through recipe ideas and help you broaden your repertoire by introducing you to some of the fish you may not have tasted before

The evening starts at 6:30pm and finishes at between 9-9:30pm. Places can be booked by calling us on 01276 66618

Sue x

 

Celebrating August Bank Holiday Weekend…..

We’re really looking forward to Bank Holiday weekend, as #Teamfish will heading to Cornwall to support Newlyn Fish Festival. We’ll be meeting up with some of our Newlyn Fishermen and working hard at the festival on Monday setting up the ultimate fish display and helping to raise funds for The Fishermen’s Mission

If you do find yourself anywhere near Newlyn on Bank Holiday Monday, make sure you visit the festival and come and say hello – its an amazing day out!

We’ll be open as usual on Saturday from 7:30am until 4pm, so if you’re looking for some delicious seafood to celebrate your Bank Holiday weekend, its a good idea to get in touch and we can take your order over the phone – 01276 66618

The weather’s looking relatively good, so we’ll have lots of our popular kebabs available. You can check out our Barbecue Selection here

                    

We’ll have a great selection of freshly prepared marinated kebabs available for the weekend – it’s looking likely we’ll see at least a little peek of sunshine

                     

Our new Herby Swordfish kebab is absolutely delicious and already proving to be a firm favourite

Our Barbecue platters are really popular – a selection of ‘mini kebabs’, fish steaks and marinated sardine fillets make them ideal if you want a great selection of tasty seafood

For shellfish lovers, our extra large crabs out of Devon have been amazing this week, beautifully cooked (of course, we cook them!), and really full. And Andrew’s managed to pull in quite a few of his Newlyn Lobsters – we’re heading towards the end of the season, so if you’re a lobster-lover, now is a great time to fill your boots before the supply runs low

Just out the pot, Andrew’s lobsters will be on the counter again this weekend – make the most of them while the season lasts…

Meet Adam, our crab supplier! The only reason I buy my crabs from Adam is because his products are exceptional, honest…

So, add in all sorts of other super-fabulous deliciousness like our Cornish Sardines, super chunky Plaice, beautiful thick Monkfish, lovely sparkly Red Mullet, Wild Brighton Bass, extra large Scottish Razors… and we’re going to be well stocked for what is already looking to be one of our busiest weeks of the year.

Oh, and don’t forget… all of our fish and shellfish is so beautifully fresh, that anything you buy from us on Saturday will still be absolutely perfect, kept in your fridge, to enjoy on Monday,

Sue x

 

Early August, a perfect time for seafood lovers…

It may be feeling slightly autumnal, but the great British summertime is always superb for seafood

We always know it’s the height of summer (even if it doesn’t feel like it) when the Cornish Sardines start to show up. These sparkly jewels arrive off the Cornish coast at the beginning of August every year and stay with us until early February. Available as whole fish, butterfly fillets or marinated in a delicious Piri Piri dressing they are one of our absolute favourite seasonal treats

We’ve also got a few weeks left of the Cornish Lobster season and Andrew’s pots are at their fullest at this time of year. Because we take his total catch there’s a great range of sizes and prices available. They’re all delivered into us live, and we freshly cook them throughout the day, so they’re always sweet and extra delicious.

Plaice have really fattened up and are super plump, and the famous #AjaxHake is spectacular at the moment  Alan’s short trips mean his fish is super fresh and firm and a real favourite with our customers

And finally, if you’re braving the showers and firing up the barbecue we’ve got a superb range of ready prepared and marinated seafood available.

As ever, it’s always a good idea to ring up and place your order as we do tend to sell out quite early over the weekend

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Friday Fundraising for The Mission

This Friday, 7th July, is the annual fundraising event for a very special charity – The Fishermen’s Mission

The Mission supports fishermen and their families in times of distress, hardship and need.

We have supported the ‘Mission’ for many years, helping to raise awareness and funds for this very relevant and worthwhile charity. Over the years we’ve managed to raise several thousand pounds, and since we opened our shop in 2015 many of you have been so very generous with your donations into our Albert and your support with our fundraising events. 

Albert making an appearance at Newlyn Fish Festival

On Friday, we’re going to be joining in with Fishmongers, FishFryers and Restaurants across the country, who’s only aim is to try to help in any way we can

One of our many Fish Displays at Newlyn Fish Festival helping to raise funds and awareness for The Mission

If you’re popping into the shop over Friday and Saturday, we’ll have our collection boxes available and we will personally match every £1 donated.  We are also running a raffle if you’d like to buy tickets. £1 per strip and the winning ticket will enjoy one of our beautiful, bespoke seafood platters up to the value of £75, made to order anytime between now and December 31st.

Our opening day – 4th December 2015, Albert joined us for the day although to be honest, he didn’t get much work done!

We hope you can join us over the weekend and help to make a real difference to the lives of many fishermen and their families who tragically find themselves in dire need of support.

For more information on the work of the Mission click here

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

Lobster pots on boat

 

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