Wild Harbour White Fish

Fresh Monk Fish


Wild Harbour

Premium Monk Fish From Cornwall’s Day Boats

The versatile monkfish, an unattractive fish with inner beauty, is a fine-dining favourite, with firm, meaty, bone-free, white flesh that comes from the tail part of the fish. It’s low in fat and has a delicious, sweet flavour that’s akin to langoustine or lobster, and because it’s dense, it works especially well in stews and fish curries.

FLAVOUR: Sweet | TEXTURE: Firm | IN SEASON: All Year


Monk Information

Monkfish can be found in the waters of Cornwall, albeit in small numbers. So, while we land some local fish, the vast majority is sourced directly from local day boats landing into Newlyn, depending on quality and availability.

Catch Method
Our Monk fish is landed on the shore of Cornwall, caught using traditional day boat trawlers. 

Seasonality: All Year – Best quality Oct – May

Did you know? Monkfish are a species of angler fish, having a growth on their heads that resembles a fishing lure and dangles above their large jaws. The decoy draws prey’s attention to needle-like teeth, diverting them just long enough for the monkfish to pounce.

Fish Seasonality Guide

Nutritional information per 100g:

KCAL: 76 kcal
FAT: 2g
SALT: 0.05g

Rich in vitamin B12, vitamin B6, selenium and phosphorous

ALLERGENS: Contains fish

Monkfish can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilling, baking, pan-frying, and poaching. The flesh is substantial, and its delicate flavour pairs well with rather strong flavours such as paprika and curries. The sweet, meaty lightness of the fish complements the inherent salty of the meat exceptionally well. Before cooking, a thin, purple membrane behind the skin of monkfish must be removed.

Best eaten immediately.

Store in the fridge between 0ºC-5ºC, and eat 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.
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.