Fish on Friday
Every Friday, between 10:00am and 2:00pm, Paul Wakeling, who runs Paul's Fresh Fish, will be parked up outside the entrance to Lobbs Farm Shop, supplying a selection of fresh Cornish fish, crab and shellfish. We don't have Salmon in Cornish waters, so that's one of the few species sourced outside of the county.
He can supply many species of fish whole, or prepare and fillet for you. We have an amazing variety of species in our coastal waters and Paul sells Bass, Cod, Lemon Sole, Haddock, Dover Sole, Monkfish, Hake, Pollock, Whiting, Brill, Mackerel and Bream. Salmon and smoked Haddock are also available, as are Scallops, both white and brown Crab meat, as well as Smoked Salmon, Smoked Mackerel and Crab pâtés.
Paul moved to Mevagissey in 1981 and worked on various fishing boats operating out of the harbour until 1991 when he found a market selling Cornish fish from his van up in Surrey. Demand was such that he eventually opened a fishmongers shop there, which he and his father ran for 10 years. Paul returned to Mevagissey and after a period spent installing wood and multi-fuel stoves, he returned to what he knows best. Surrey's loss is our gain!