Wild Harbour White Fish

Fresh Wild Cornish Whiting

Wild Harbour

Cornish Sustainable Whiting

A fish in the cod family which can be identified by the fact that adults have no barbels and the way the three dorsal fins have combined into two. It is similar to haddock, but is smaller and doesn’t have the dark mark above the breast fins. A whiting has an overbite and a pointed nose.

Our local fisherman catch Whiting, usually with mackerel feather tipped with fresh bait. Good places to catch whiting in Cornwall are Falmouth, the headlands in the Padstow area, Port Isaac, Perranporth, Penzance, Porthleven.

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


Whiting Information

A smaller fish from cod family, with a silvery grey body and rounded belly, and rarely found over 2 kg. This is another overlooked fish but, like Coley, Whiting fillets are really great value and rick in flavour 

Catch Method
Many of our boats use handlines and rods to catch our wild Whiting. 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 – Mar / Sept – Dec

Did you know? Whiting is often confused for Haddock.

Fish Seasonality Guide

Despite its diminutive size, this is a tasty fish with similar properties to cod. The lovely, white flesh easily falls apart, making it ideal for mincing, au gratin cooking, and coating, making it easier to handle.

A whiting fillet is typically tiny and thin. You may achieve nearly the same effect by just rubbing the fish with salt an hour/half an hour before cooking.

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.


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.