Fish Market Tour with Rockfish Breakfast
Early risers won’t want to miss the opportunity to get a fascinating insight into behind-the-scenes operations at England’s largest fish market.
In support of the Fishermen’s Mission and now in its 11th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours are back and still proving to be very popular under the watchful eye of Rockfish who have taken over the running of the tours. Whilst at the helm, David and Christine Hodgetts from Brixham Tourism Partnership raised over an incredible £10,000 in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission.
Rockfish have released the dates for this year and in the past they have always sold out quickly. The lucky few will witness the operational side of the daily fish auction process, have the opportunity to see up to 40 different species of fish and get an insight into how this fascinating process works. After the tour a delicious fish breakfast awaits the attendees at Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish restaurant, situated right next door.
Local Area Officer for the Fishermen’s Mission, Helen Lovell said “We are delighted that the team from Rockfish are able to offer the tours and the breakfast again. I must thank David and Christine Hodgetts who ran the tours for so many years and made them such a success raising thousands for us. It was always a highlight in the diary to come down and speak with those who took part. It’s generous of the Rockfish team to put these on again and volunteer to get up especially early and donate the proceeds to the work of the Fishermen’s Mission. Every £1 generated, 88p will be spent on providing services for the local fishing community. Fishing remains the most dangerous occupation in peacetime and our role is to support the self-employed fishermen both active, retired as well as their families.”
The tours are very popular and with only 25 people on each session, Rockfish recommend that you book well in advance. All profits raised from these tours go to support the practical, charitable work of the Fishermen’s Mission.
Dates for Brixham Fish Market Tours are:
April: 20th & 27th
May: 4th & 18th
June: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
July: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
September: 7th, 14th, 28th
October: 12th, 26th