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The Freshest Fish

Walter Purkis have always made the effort to source the best quality fresh fish we can find and to that end both shops have day supplies coming in from Billingsgate Market, Cornwall, Devon, Grimsby, Aberdeen, Fraserburgh and many other fishing ports around Great Britain. There is also a Twice weekly delivery from Europe with some of the more exotic fish and shellfish.

Our Typical Wet Fish Selection

Cod Fillet, Cod Cutlets, Codling, Haddock Fillets, Herrings, Mackerel, Coley Fillets, Huss, Plaice, Best Plaice, Small Plaice Fillets, Pollock, Lemon Sole, Slip Dover Soles, Dover Soles (various sizes), Monk Fish, Skate Wings, Skate Middles, Skate Knobs, Farmed Sea Bream, Wild Black Bream, Wild Sea Bass, Whitting, Huss, Grey Mullet, Red Mullet, Anchoveys, Comger Eel, Snapper, Tuna, Sword Fish, Sardines, Sprats, Red Fish, Farmed Salmon Steaks, Farmed Salmon Fillets, Farmed Whole Salmon (various sizes), Wild Scottish Salmon(seasonal), Halibut, Hake, Turbot, Farmed Rainbow Trout, Wild Sea Trout (sewing), Brill, Gurnard, Red Mullet, John Dory, Melva, Esparda, Carp, Squid, Cuttle Fish, Octopus, Whitebait, Cod Roe (fresh and boiled), Haddock Roe, Soft Herring Roe

Know where your fresh fish comes from

We always want to have the best quality and selection of fish on our counter for our customers. Because catches vary with each boat and with regional and seasonal differences we source from a variety of different markets and suppliers. This can make it hard for the consumer to know where their particular fish has come from.

If you want to know more about  the fish you are buying in our shops please take a look at the information on our shop labels or talk to our staff who will be happy to help.

On this tuna label you can see exactly what species it is from the latin name. The numbered area tells you exactly where it was caught, using what method and the “Wild” tells you it is not a farmed fish

fresh fish label

On this Lemon Sole label you can see that  it has been caught by a line fishing method.  The “Wild” tag tells you it is not a farmed fish. The numbered area tells you exactly where it was caught in this case Atlantic Area 27 which is the North eastern segment and applies to waters around the UK.

lemon solel label
Farmed salmon label

With these two salmon examples you can see that the one on the right is a farmed salmon from a Scottish Loch whereas the other on the left has been caught in the most traditional way, direct from a Scottish river. Wild salmon have official tags on the mouth or gills as proof of origin.

Wild salmon msc label

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