My name is Russell. I am a commercial fisherman on the south coast. Our boat ( JAFFA ) is situated at Mudeford or Lymington Quay depending on the weather and what we are fishing for.
I have been a commercial fisherman since I left school at 16 and soon after gained my skipper licence. Prior to that I was involved with various local angling competitions and even graced the front pages of a few of the UK fishing magazines!
I started Russell’s Plaice in 2010, with a small fish stall outside Dave’s fruit and veg shop in Highcliffe. I then moved to the old ice cream parlour in Highcliffe every Saturday. Selling fresh fish and shellfish, most of which is caught by me and my crew. We also support other local fishermen. We buy direct from their day boats. We source some of the freshest Mussels and other species that we do not catch in our local waters.
For every fish there’s a story!