Our shop selling fresh fish in Newlyn is purely a family business. We buy our fish from Newlyn market every morning and sell it directly to the public all over the country.
Our family has lived in Newlyn for many generations. All were christened and buried in Paul Church so our family tree is easily traced back to the 1700’s.
My great grandfather John Henry Tonkin lived in what is now known as Tonkins Cottage in Newlyn and owned three fishing boats. He also modelled for Stanhope Forbes in the painting of a man sculling a punt by Newlyn lighthouse. This painting now hangs in the Manchester Art Gallery.
My father was a fisherman and my mother still works in our shop in Newlyn. If you’re in Cornwall why not pop in and see her? She’s great to have a chat about recipes with. She will also prepare your fish for the plate whichever way you want it.
I was born in Newlyn and have worked here for over 25 years in the fishing industry. I have been buying fresh fish from the market for over 20 years and I will personally select the fish for your box.
If you’re wondering why our fish is significantly cheaper than other websites you may have looked at, the answer is simple.
I personally go to the market and select your fish straight from the fisherman and then send it to you. There’s no middle men. I don’t fill my fridge and then attempt to sell it.
We don’t use unnecessary packaging. Your fish will be placed in an insulated, sealed box with ice packs then into a delivery bag. Once it arrives you can portion up and store your fish as you wish. We don’t vac-pac our fish (with the exception of the smoked fish)!
Fresh-Cornish-Fish.co.uk believes in sustainable fishing methods and so whenever possible we only buy from small, day boat fishermen. There are two very good reasons for this:
- Hand line fishing is the most sustainable form of fishing there is. Undersized, immature fish are returned to live another day.
- Day boats are just that – they land their fish every day. (Not going to sea for weeks at a time, a method some supermarkets use to source their fish.)