Dan The Fish Man

Phone 07970 932566 for latest choice of landings

STOP PRESS! I’m sorry to disappoint my regular customers and friends, but I won’t be at Tavistock Market this Saturday. I’ll be just down the road in Plymouth at the Seafood Festival, held on the Barbican on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a terrific event, held in a totally fishy atmosphere, where you’ll be surrounded by Devon fishing boats. If you love fish like me you’ll find it an inspiration. There are stalls all around packed with delicious seafoods, and demonstrations where you can learn how to make the most of our county’s wonderful fish harvest – plus me, cooking up a storm! I hope to see you there. And once again, my apologies to my Tavistock regulars.


Here's a familiar face! We’ve all seen Dan Garnett selling his fish at markets all over North Devon. There’s not much Dan doesn’t know about fish, from catching them to cooking them. Local fisherman, a Clovelly lifeboat crew member, and unapologetically fanatical about fish and fishing, Dan conducts his own one-man crusade for the North Devon fishing industry. He's committed to sourcing and selling the freshest local fish of the finest quality, straight off our local boats.

Turn up at Dan's colourful barrow at one of his weekly markets and you'll go away with more than just a fillet of cod in your shopping basket. Make sure you’re not in a hurry – Dan’s bound to buttonhole you about the wonders of fish and the delicious dishes you can cook up with them. If you’re lucky, he may even divulge one of his  famous recipes.

So why not visit Dan at his barrow and buy the very best locally caught fish and shellfish? And don't forget to go along to the popular Farmers' Markets now in full swing on Bideford quay. Make sure you try Dan's fabulous (and addictive!) smoked trout pate.

Appledore Quay, outside Johns shop, Wednesdays, April to September, 9am-1pm

Tavistock market - Tuesdays 9am to 1pm

South Molton Market – Thursdays 9am to 1pm (outside, at the rear of the pannier market)

Bideford, Mill Street – Fridays 9am to 1pm

Crediton Farmers Market – first and third Saturday in the month 9am to 1pm

Tavistock Farmers' Market – second and fourth Saturday in the month 9am to 2pm

Dulverton Farmers' Market, last Saturday in each month, 10am-2.30pm, April to September

or by arrangement at Appledore Fish Dock. Phone Dan first to agree a time.

Contact Dan on 07970 932 566 or email dan@clovellyfish.co.uk

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