Have you had trouble when trying to find your local Fishmongers in Dorset?
It wasn’t that long ago that finding somewhere to buy fresh fish outside of a supermarket was difficult, especially in East Dorset. Since the pandemic forced the first lockdown in March 2020, our local fishing industry suddenly had no restaurants to supply to and began supplying direct to the customer.
Since then, customers have began to taste how great local fish caught right on their doorstep is and sales have soared …and fishmongers have began seek permanent premises.
Now you can find fishmongers across Dorset, sourcing their fish right from the fishing boats coming into quays and harbours along Dorset’s coast – from Christchurch to Lyme Regis. If you are looking to buy some local fresh fish, then do see our list of Dorset fishmongers below.
I have also found a couple of fishmongers who are offering home delivery so you don’t even have to leave your kitchen to order!
I have tried a couple of the fishmongers local to me in Bournemouth, as well as having a Woods Fish delivery. I can confirm that the fish is cut in generous portions and tastes incredible! This weekend my husband also visited The Larderhouse’s new Kitchen Market with fresh fish counter and came home with some amazing scallops for our Valentine’s dinner.
I recommend checking opening times with the fishmonger’s listed below before visiting. You can also find them on our searchable map based Directory here. Find your local fishmongers in Dorset below…
Woods Fish – Ferndown (order online for home delivery only)
West Country Catch – Weymouth (online orders for home delivery only)
Russell’s Plaice – Waterford Road, Highcliffe
The Larderhouse – Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth
BH Fish – Market Street, Poole
Parkstone Fisheries – Bournemouth Road, Poole
T Greenslade Fresh Fish – Kingland Crescent, Poole
Cove on the Quay – Hennings Wharf, Poole (as well as The Larderhouse in Southbourne)
Bell’s Famous Fisheries – High Street, Wimborne
Swanage Bay Fish – Commercial Road, Swanage
Houghton Springs Fish Farm – Winterbourne Houghton
Weyfish – Custom House Quay, Weymouth
Weymouth Fresh Fish – Weymouth
The Dorset Fishwife – Mandeville Road, Weymouth
Dorset Shellfish – Portland (but often with pop-ups across Dorset)
Chesil Smokery – Bridport (smoked fish)
Samways Fish Shop – West Bay, Bridport
The West Fish Shop – Cobb Road, Lyme Regis
Images taken by John Grindle.