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Fresh Wild Herring

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Cornish Herring

Our Herrings are caught off the south coast of Cornwall and are a good size wild-caught Atlantic herring.

They are very versatile, tasty, and healthy. You can steam them with potatoes and herbs or fry them for a snack. When the fish is boiled soft it can be pickled with onion to make a herring salad or you can add it to stews and soups.

FLAVOUR: Bold | TEXTURE: Medium | SEASONAL: July To September


Herring Information

Herring is an oil-fish, high in omega 3 – great for grilling or baking.

Nicknamed ‘silver darlings’ herring possess a sleek, slender body and silvery skin with hints of green and blue. There are over 200 different species of herring found around the world – however, it is the Atlantic herring that is most readily available in the UK.

Seasonality: July to September

Fish Seasonality Guide

Rich In:

Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D

Herring range in size from 100g–450g and are best grilled or baked whole.  Most readily available during the winter months, if herring is unavailable mackerel offer a good alternative species for many recipe ideas. As with all oil-rich fish, herring benefits from a sharp accompanying sauce. It is a popular fish in various smoked and cured forms – and as avruga, which is a substitute for caviar.

It’s best to eat it right away.

Refrigerate between -0C and -5C and consume within 2-3 days.

We’re pleased to work with many top chefs, restaurants and cafés, across the UK, who share our passion for the highest quality, sustainably caught Cornish seafood. Orders are taken and collected daily to bring the freshest produce from the boats to the kitchen, meaning not just more memorable meals for diners, but important investment in the Cornish fishing community.

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If you’d like to place an order, please contact our offices on 01736 448668 or email orders@wildharbour.co.uk

Wild, Fresh & Fair 

Cornwall’s leading sustainable fishery, headquartered in the beautiful Cornish fishing town of Hayle Cornwall, providing the freshest Cornish seafood and shellfish, landed daily in Cornwall’s local harbours.

We’re a local business with strong relationships to the local day boats, we’re proud of our produce and its provenance, and we’re always happy to answer your questions and offer helpful advice.


Fresh from the day boats of Cornwall and delivered straight to your restaurant in as little as 24 hours.


The Cornish coast supplies beautiful wild fish all year round, so choose the best of what's in season.


Wild Habour is a community business, proud of our produce and its provenance, with strong ties to the local fishing fleet.

Today's Fresh Catch

It all begins at sea. Each morning, we receive fresh fish from our trusted community of in-shore day boats.

We Prep & Pack

Your seafood is expertly filleted & prepared to order and packaged within a temperature controlled eco-friendly box.

To Your Kitchen

Nationwide delivery direct to your kitchen within 24 hours of the day boat catch landing here in Cornwall.

from sea to kitchen

Wild harbour seafood

The clear waters of the Cornish coast are home to Britain’s finest seafood and shellfish. The daily catch from local day boats lands fresh Cornish crab and lobster, magnificent line-caught sea bass in season, mackerel, pollack, sole and place. Wonderful Cornish native oysters, mussels and hand dived king scallops. But with over 40 local species, from  Cornish Sole to Sardines, the truth is we never know what the tide will bring in.