our boats fishermen & women
As the wife of a local fishermen i am 100% proud in what we do. For many years i have worked in a office and decided to take a leap into the great ocean a few years ago, by supporting my husband in what he does! Fresh From The Boat was born, i had goals and a vision but nothing prepared me for our achievements so far.
It's not easy working in the fish industry and its full of difficult times, long hours and political battles, many of which i didn't know would even exist. But it is the most rewarding industry, one of the largest families i am part proud of been part of.
Fresh From Boat started by supplying a few local business's with our fish, the list of people who stock our fish is now huge, i sell our Fish at Tuppenny Barn, Local Fish Mongers, Stansted Park Farm Shop, Restaurants and Pubs. Our fish box has over 150 members and our home deliver service is growing.
We have been involved in many community events including the lobster pot Christmas tree, Seafood Lunch on The Emsworth Quay, We created an award winning film, we attended The Queens Patrons Lunch, have worked closely with the Fishermen's Mission and most importantly have an amazing community who support us through the highs and lows of running a Fish Boat & Fish Business.
April 2016 we was presented with Havant Overall Business of The Year and Family Business of The Year an achievement which i am proud of, one that proves that my main goal of connecting local people with their fisherman has been achieved!
Peter Williams is the local Hampshire fisherman. He prides himself in sustainable caught fish. Peter is involved in fishing on many levels including the first fisherman to be involved with the start up of Catchbox, Peter is also a trustee of Fishing into the future. Peter has had the pleasure of meeting Prince Charles and Monty Halls. Peter is the proud owner of boat Sarah C - SE121, she is a Cygnus GM under 10 meter boat, Peter pushes her to her limits working 7 days a week in all weathers when physically possible.
Marcus is a local fisher based in Selsey, he has fished for over 30 years. Marcus has helped Peter on a number of occasions and they fish daily together each on their own boats. Marcus has an amazing fishing boat, a 9.2 Cheetah, it can reach speeds of up to 22 knots and is fitted with twin Yamaha 70hp engines. Marcus will be fishing up to 50 mile round trips, potting and drift netting around Selsey, the Nab and the south side of the island. He too prides himself in locally caught sustainable fish.