Dan The Fish Man

Easter News – South Molton, Tavistock and Lobsters

Well, it's a huge relief winter's out of the way – we hope! I have to confess I didn't enjoy the early morning plodding journeys through snow and slush to reach my weekly markets. But today was sunny, and I'm hoping spring is now well on the way. And it's Easter this weekend and the clocks have gone forward – which always puts a spring in my step.

You won't see me on my barrow in North Street, Bideford this Good Friday. But if you're hoping to buy fresh fish and seafood for the Easter holiday you can catch me on Maundy Thursday (that's this Thursday if you've forgotten your Christian holy days!) at South Molton market.

I'm off to Tavistock for an extra market on Easter Saturday. Tavistock is turning out to be a great success for me, and I'm building a following of loyal, enthusiastic customers who expect the very best in fish cuisine. They're a terrific crowd, and I love talking fish with them at my stall. Last week at Tavistock I enjoyed my best day of the year. So, thank you, Tavistock!

First of the season lobsters

Our Devon inshore fishermen have been out tending their creels over the past few months and they're starting to land the first lobsters of the year – always an exciting time for anyone who enjoys fine seafood. I'll be pleased to take your orders at Tavistock, and to pass on some mouthwatering ways of cooking lobster - it's all part of my mission to 'bring the coast to the country'.

A sincere thank you to all my regular customers and friends across the West Country. I look forward to seeing you all soon.