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.

2 thoughts on “The Return of the Independent Fishmonger !”

  1. Just had the most wonderful luch of the freshest Herring Roes I have ever eaten. Wow what a revelation to have The Fish Shop here in Camberley. I am an avid fan of shellfish and fresh fish and very particular about its freshness. When I went into the Fish Shop this morning for the first time, I knew instantly I had no problems with freshness. The fish was beautifully fresh and on plenty of Ice. A good assortment of wet fish and shellfish, including some more exotic types such as live razor clams. I will certainly be a very regular customer from now on and save myself many miles in travelling to the coast for my fresh fish. To top it all the staff were the politest and friendliest I have met in a long time. I wish Sue and Duncan Lucas all the success in their venture and may the community continue to support such a fabulous outlet. Top Marks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments Derek, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your visit. It’s been an amazing journey and the last 12 weeks have been so rewarding. It’s made really special by our customers who tell us they love what we’re doing. Looking forward to seeing you again, Sue x

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