Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Buying fresh fish in Picton

My World for this week, do check out all the other lovely posts on this Meme from all around the world.



Buying Fresh fish in Picton.
It is illegal for the fishermen to sell their catch off their boats to the general public, they must sell to the Fisheries so it can all be counted against their Quotas, but This Lady fisherman is different, she has applied for and got a special liscence to allow her to sell from her own boat to anyone. We are amoung her good customers, from our house we can see when her ship leaves port and when it returns so we are always there to buy fish for our dinners..
Caroline not only catches and sells the fish she also fillets it while you wait. The fish is stored in the pale blue bin, you can choose your own fish from there. She usually has many different species to choose from at all different prices, but none of them too expensive. Butterfish is one of the more expensive because it lives among the kelp and rocks so is more dangerous to catch. It has green bones which is quite interesting and pretty.

Here she is weighing our fish, there is a red Parrot fish, 2 Kelpies and a bigger Butterfish., we dined well for several days from this catch.

21 comments:

Linnea W said...

Yummy...that's really fresh fish. Love to eat it but hate to cook it...'cause I don't know how!!

lilasvb said...

thanks for visit my blog and those nice comments, i would love to visit new zealand it is look beautifull

magiceye said...

that is so nice that you have a ready supply of fresh fish!

Jama said...

That's really fresh!

claude said...

Over here for buyin very fresh fish we must drive 2 hours and more. Fish I can buy in my town is not as fresh as in Picton.
When we go on vacation in Martinique Island in West French Indies, we go to a port and buy very fresh lobsers. Sometims we are waiting for the fishmen.
Thanks your your comment on my last post, Glennis.

rainfield61 said...

That is fun to know that. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Why is Caroline so special? Is she Maori?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Glennis: That was a neat story with wonderful photos. I can't believe she is on the boat in bare feet. I would never consider doing that.

Nancy said...

How fresh is that?! Looks yummy, and fun to boot.

Sakura said...

ohhh
fish
I love fresh fish
:D

L. D. Burgus said...

Thanks for sharing such a nice experience. The fish was a healthy one, and you had some great meals with it.

Bestemor Drillo said...

Thanks for nice comment and visit ! My puppies coming to me first in februar ! And i look forward to that !

Have a nice day !

Marie Theron said...

A blogging friend in New Zealand! Yippie! And what a lovely place and wonderful photos! I live next to the ocean and may also find things for the pot, but at the moment we hope that somebody will teach us about what is edible!

Sakura said...

Thank you for the comment
I give you the award from Scooter
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Please accept it
Best
Sakura

Marja said...

Oh you are so lucky Fresh fish. I like fish but find it quite expensive in NZ

Lucy Corrander said...

An enlivening blast of colour from your header, Glennis, when the page came up.

I really enjoyed this post. It is short enough for me to enjoy and to concentrate on in the brief moment I have for blog reading this morning but I have come away knowing much more about the world than when I arrived . . . about fish, cooking, the law, politics, entrepreneurship, enterprise and imagination.

The images will stick in my head for further reflection.

Lucy

Wolynski said...

Now that's lovely - buying fresh fish off the boat... mmm

Love the photos. Stop, you're making me hungry.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

glennis,
you are so lucky. we also can buy fresh fish. i live in a port town on lake huron, but im not sure if its right direct off the boat. and this is fresh water not salt.
i like buying it smoked.
~laura

T and S said...

Fresh fish, wow, they look delicious...Thomas

Jo said...

Hi Glennis, now that is really fresh fish. I love that Caroline walks in bare feet. Why is she allowed to sell directly to the public? To answer your question about the shofar on my post today : I personally think it sounds like a cow moo-ing! It actually sounds a bit like a trumpet - only much louder. John has had it since August and can blow it very well already. He takes groups of people up the mountains as part of his job and the sofar is part of his ministry during the hikes. I LOVE this blog of yours and will add myself as a follower if I can.

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