Wightman Fishing Co
Our range of traceable and responsibly caught fish is sourced from wet fish merchants, based in Lowestoft’s historic fish market since 1937. Now headed up by Steve and Emma Wightman, they catch and deliver in true “net to plate” style – Skipper Steve operates the Georgie Girl LT 1042 from Lowestoft Harbour. Fish they cannot catch themselves are purchased from East Anglian inshore fisheries or other trusted fishermen. Every product sold can be traced back to the vessel and skipper who caught it with the exception of the farmed warm water king prawns (crevettes) which we have included as the only type of prawn large enough to smoke effectively.
Smoking takes place in Lowestoft too – the rich and deep flavour of their smoked fish is created by skilful brining and kiln-smoking over oak chippings and sawdust for up to 36 hours.