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Fresh Wild Sardines

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Cornish ‘Line Caught’ Sardines

These small fish are loaded with lots of nutritions! Our Sardines are caught and landed in Cornwall. 

Did you know? Pilchards are the main ingredient of Stargazy Pie, a traditional Cornish dish which is recognizable by the fish heads of the fish protruding out of the crust – looking to the sky.

FLAVOUR: Bold | TEXTURE: Soft | SEASONALITY: Jan to Mar | July To Dec


Whole Sardines Information

Rich in omega 3, sardines and pilchards are actually the same species – smaller specimens are commonly known as sardines and larger, older ones, as pilchards. Sardines and pilchards range in size from 80g–150g and are sourced on the Cornish Coast in the warmer waters.

Catch Method
Many of our boats use handlines and rods to catch wild Sardines. We have an excellent knowledge of what makes a good hand line fisherman, and many of our fisherman have been practising this method for over 30 years.

Seasonality: Jan to Mar | July To Dec

Fish Seasonality Guide

Rich In:

  • Omega-3
  • Protein
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Iodine

Sardines and pilchards range in size from 80g–150g and are ideal for  grilling whole and serving as a starter, or for barbecuing. A true taste of summer! Grill or barbeque fresh sardines for a simple supper, or try canned sardines in tomato sauce on toast for a quick lunch!

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.

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.


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.