Where We Source
We’ve made a commitment to source our fresh seafood from local day boat fisherman who fish the inshore waters using rod, net, and pots for the past decade. We are pleased to be able to give comprehensive traceability, including the vessel, fishermen, and catch method used to obtain our fish and shellfish.
TODAY'S FRESH DAY BOAT LANDINGS
Wild Harbour Fish Company
We provide a broad assortment of high-quality, ethically sourced fresh fish and seafood at the Wild Harbour Fish Company, with a concentration on small Cornish day boats that catch fish and shellfish daily in the most sustainable ways and treat the product with care and attention.
We are conveniently located in Hayle, near to the busy A30. Our Wild Harbour HQ is the hub of all our activities, and has been for the past ten years. We consider ourselves quite fortunate to be in the harbour town of Hayle, and we are especially proud to be able to report that the vast majority of our fish comes from within a 15-mile radius of our headquarters.
Where Our Seafood Is Sourced & Landed
It is essential to us that the fish we sell is sustainable, not just for the sake of our environment, but also for the sake of our future generations of fishermen here in Cornwall. Fishing has provided a living for a millennium, and we want to ensure that our stocks remain abundant and intact for years to come.
The picture-postcard Mousehole harbour was the main port in Mounts Bay from the 13th to the 16th century before Penzance and Newlyn began to take over. Now the harbour is home to small day boat fishermen, who fish for excellent mackerel, bass, pollock, huge wrasse and pouting.
Situated at the mouth of the River Fal and the Fal Estuary, Falmouth has been an important port for hundreds of years, providing a safe haven for fishing boats and larger commercial vessels alike. Several of our mackerel boats land into Falmouth, and our Native Oysters are harvested further up the river.
Portreath is a small drying harbour now used by forty local day boat fishermen and pleasure boats and occasionally by visitors cruising along the North Cornwall Coast. It is the only harbour between Padstow and Hayle.
Newquay Harbour is a fishing and pleasure Harbour, there are tidal moorings, operating seasonal activities and all-year-round fishing day boats coming. It is the largest fishing port on the North Cornwall coast for the landing of shellfish.
St Agnes is a large village on the north coast. St Agnes has a choice of beaches. Trevaunance Cove is a great beach for rock pooling, while Trevellas Porth is quiet and secluded and popular amongst local fishermen for Sea Bass.
Home to a quaint harbour sheltering a small fishing fleet, Coverack shows that good things come in small packages. Wander down to take advantage of the views and make use of the abundance of shops and cafés that sit within easy reach of the harbour itself.
Porthoustock was originally a fishing village, but in the late 19th Century the main focus was as a port for the local stone quarries. This area is a big bass country. You can also catch large pollock, many mackerel, wrasse and garfish in this area
Cornwall has a few fantastic fish markets for fisheries. We do source some of our fish from Plymouth market, this bustling fish market provides the local daily catches of over 40 different species from hake to cuttlefish.
Boats At Sea
Live data coming in! Please see below for live fishing boats who are out to sea today, the smaller boats by the shores are our day boat fishermen. The larger boats out from the shore are larger, commercial fleets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is all your seafood sustainable?
Yes! At Wild Harbour we believe being able to source the most responsibility caught fish and shellfish is of the utmost importance, we also believe the transparency on catch method is crucial. We believe that by only catching and sourcing sustainably caught fish and shellfish, by their very nature, the fish will be of the best quality and by handling the fish onshore using our quality and fresh protocols, each fish will reach our customers in pristine condition.
What is Cornwall Good seafood guide?
We are proud to be recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide. We work closely with the fantastic team to help us ensure we are sourcing fish that are in season and sustainable. For more information visit: https://www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk/
Is all your seafood sourced in Cornwall?
Yes! The majority of our fish is sourced on the in-shore waters of Cornwall, by small independently owned day boat fishermen. We believe that the fishing community is a crucial part of Cornwall and by supporting smaller fishermen, the catch is very sustainable and offers by far superior quality.
What methods are used to catch your fish?
All of our fish is sustainably caught in-shore on the Cornish Coast by time served day boat fisherman, typically our fisherman fish with traditional methods such as hand lines, nets and pots.
is your fish traceable?
Absolutely! Every single fish that comes into our HQ in Hayle, Cornwall can be identified from the time & date of the catch to the boat, fisherman and catch method.
The species i'd like is unavailable, can you help?
Yes! If you’d like a specific species but have checked the seasonality and it’s not a suitable time to source the fish, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can suggest and advise you on other species that are available and have comparable flavour and texture. Please give our customer services a call on 01736448668 or email us at email@example.com
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, pollock, sole and plaice. 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.