Just because we’re in a national lockdown doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy incredible fresh fish and seafood, and Weymouth based fishmongers, Weyfish can even deliver straight to your door with their new online shop!
Being on the coast, you would rightfully assume that Dorset is full of incredible fishmongers and seafood producers – a trip to the coast is so much more than just cod and chips, it is crab from Portland, langoustines, prawns and lobsters, it is brill, plaice and halibut… Simply put, Dorset’s fishmongers and seafood producers are the first stop for any foodie wanting a real taste of the Dorset coast.
One producer who is continuing to supply the region with fresh fish and shellfish is Weyfish, based in Weymouth. Fishing has been central to Weymouth’s economy and culture for generations and the Weyfish name has been connected to that industry for years. The Weyfish Boat Company, their fishing fleet, is part of that industry, as well as supporting other local fishmongers, fishing for bass, crab, lobster and inshore flat fish all while running modern, well equipped vessels. Gone are the days of tiny boats being endlessly thrown about while drenched fishermen wait all day for a bite, today, the fleet provides a comfortable and (mostly!) dry way to bring the community the very best in fresh seafood.
Not only do the team at Weyfish support the fishing community and work with them to bring in the local catch of the day, but they also help bring the fish from the ocean to your plate. Their fish market on the harbourside is open six days a week, Monday to Saturday from 9am-4.30pm and their freshly stocked seafood trailer, the Seafood Shack, continues to supply the region with delicious fresh fish and seafood every Wednesday and Friday from 10 am until 4pm. The harbourside fishmarket can be found in Weymouth Harbour, while the Seafood Shack is located in the Curry’s PC World carpark on Weymouth Avenue in Dorchester.
For those of you who want the finest Dorset seafood straight from the harbour without leaving the house, they have you covered too! The new online shop provides a user friendly site and guarantees hand packed orders ready for nationwide delivery! What’s more, local residents with postcodes DT1-5 can join their Weyfish Local programme and enjoy extra discounts on all their online orders!
As Robert Summerhays, Secretary of the Weymouth and Portland Fisherman and Licenced Boatman’s Association, says: “Weyfish has become the heart of the fishing community, providing a community facility where everyone is welcome and their catch is gratefully received. The shop has a real buzz about it… Everyone has a smile on their face and everyone is here to help.”
Want to find out more about local deliveries? Give the team a call on 01305 761277 – their contact free home delivery service runs daily throughout the week covering Dorset postcodes DT1-5, while the website has options for nationwide delivery. Visit them online here.
Recently had your delivery arrive? Make sure to check out our recipe for a tasty fish pie, the Dorset way here.