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ABOUT VEASEY & SONS

Back in 2009, Eastbourne fisherman Chris Veasey had an idea to cut out the middleman and start selling his locally caught fish direct from his boat to customers at East Grinstead Farmers Market.

 

His fish was greatly received and so fisherman Chris and chef Dan decided to join together and open a wet fish shop in Forest Row.

 

A lot has happened since we opened in April 2010; we now have a great reputation for quality and service and a loyal following.

CARING FOR OUR SEAS 

Traceability, sustainability & fishing for the future

Our locally caught fish can be traced right back to the hands of the fisherman who hauled it in. We pride ourselves on our locally caught seafood such as rod & line caught Sea Bass from Eastbourne, day boat netted Soles from Newhaven and our pot caught Lobster & Crab from Poole.

 

To provide for the families of our fishermen & fishmongers we need to do what we can to ensure the stocks of fish in the UK are managed to be able to provide for our future generations. We choose our wild seafood that has been caught using low impact & fuel efficient (LIFE Fishing) and targeted methods such as hand diving, rod & line, pots & traps, static nets & demersal otter trawls.

 

We promote responsible fishing with regards to “ghost fishing” (lost fishing gear at sea) and fishing gear recycling when equipment reaches the end of its life.

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MEET THE TEAM

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CHRIS

Favourite fish and why?

Dover Sole, simple to cook and tastes so good.

Favourite Tipple?

Dark Rum

How long have you been a fishmonger?

12 years

What are your Hobbies?

Renovating my house in Normandy

Favourite Film?

Jaws

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DAN 

Favourite fish and why?

John Dory, fantastically tasty and reminds me of trips to Italy.

Favourite Tipple?

A Bloody Mary

How long have you been a fishmonger?

12 years

What are your Hobbies?

Chilling with family, DIY, cooking & tinkering with cars

Favourite Film?

Back To The Future

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NICK

Favourite fish and why?

Brill, great flavour, texture and versatility. Also it's sustainable.

Favourite Tipple?

 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

How long have you been a fishmonger?

9+ years

What are your Hobbies?

Travel, cars, music and target sports

Favourite Film?

Blazing Saddles

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CALLUM

Favourite fish and why?

Cod, a simple classic, the loin is the best!

Favourite Tipple?

Cider

How long have you been a fishmonger?

Almost 5 years now

What are your Hobbies?

Classic Cars, watching Netflix, listening to Music

Favourite Film?

Quadrophenia

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WILL

Favourite fish and why?

Lemon sole. I like it’s sweetness

Favourite Tipple?

Ale

How long have you been a fishmonger?

10 years

What are your Hobbies?

Music, pub, pool

Favourite Film?

Krull

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STEFAN

Favourite fish and why?

Halibut.... it's versatile

Favourite Tipple?

 Vodka

How long have you been a fishmonger?

3 years

What are your Hobbies?

Photography

Favourite Film?

Dune

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JEMIMA

Favourite fish and why?

Monkfish because it’s nice in curries.

Favourite Tipple?

Apple sourz

How long have you been a fishmonger?

Roughly 5 years

What are your Hobbies?

Songwriting, acting, singing, playing piano, shopping

Favourite Film?

Coyote Ugly

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TIM

Favourite fish and why?

Tuna and Halibut, they are versatile and I spent years catching them.

Favourite Tipple?

A nice white wine that goes well with fish and seafood.

How long have you been a fishmonger?

 I've been selling fish since 1988

What are your Hobbies?

Travel, cooking and walking.

Favourite Film?

 Goodfellas

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STEPHEN

Favourite fish and why?

Skate - simple & very fresh!

Favourite Tipple?

 Gin & tonic

How long have you been a fishmonger?

18 months

What are your Hobbies?

Beekeeping - quite new Skiing Shooting

Favourite Film?

Indiana Jones & the last crusade

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ARCHIE

Favourite fish and why?

Lemon sole, most satisfying fish to fillet and it's delicious.

Favourite Tipple?

Timothy Taylor’s Beer

How long have you been a fishmonger?

4 years

What are your Hobbies?

Photography and going to the pub.

Favourite Film?

 Pulp fiction

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ADELE

Favourite fish and why?

Crab.

Favourite Tipple?

Vodka and diet coke.

How long have you been a fishmonger?

I haven't but I have worked in Marketing since 2009 and have been managing social media and marketing for Veasey & Sons since 2018.

What are your Hobbies?

Spending time with my family, walking my dog Phoebe and anything 90s.

Favourite Film?

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WHERE OUR FISH IS LANDED

The map below shows where we land our products locally, if you select the icon you can see what we catch where.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"Oh my goodness. We had an absolutely fantastic seafood platter for our Christmas Dinner from Veasey & Sons. Top quality and beautifully presented and very good value. Just yummy."
JANET W

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