Catch of the day

All photography © Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson 2012

The weather last week was a bit unsettled, with a distinct feel of autumn in the air, but the day I chose to pop out and buy fish for the weekend was bright, sunny and warm, perfect for a cycle along the seafront.

The best place to buy fresh fish in Brighton is the aptly named Fish, near Hove Lagoon. Fish have their own fleet of boats at Shoreham Harbour, and the catch is unloaded straight into the market within hours of being caught.

Fish supplies most of the best restaurants in the local area, as well as further afield, and they stock an amazing array of products, from scallops, sardines & mackerel to live lobsters and crab – I even spotted a tray of beautiful fresh samphire.  The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, testimony to how highly they’re regarded in the local area.

Get yourself along there – if you time your visit right you might even be lucky enough to see them unloading latest catch from the boats. Watch out for the seagulls though!

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