• Return of the native

    Not so long ago, the native oyster came close to extinction. But thanks to the hard work of oystermen like Richard Haward, this prized delicacy is back on the menu, writes Dan Tapper.

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  • She’s coming home

    John “Tush” Hamilton talks to Louise Bell about the rescue and restoration of the Cyril & Lilian Bishop, a Hastings lifeboat that saved dozens of lives and also took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

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  • Dreckly revisited

    Dreckly Fish made quite a splash when they started selling their sustainable catch direct via social media. And they’re still thriving, finds Mike Warner, as he goes out lobster fishing with newest recruit Louis Mitchell.

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Latest articles


Features

Flashing blades

Posted on September 23 2016

Every September for more than two decades, Britain’s best shuckers have battled for the title of oyster opening champion. Mike Warner goes along to watch the craftsmen at work....

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Recipes

Tush & Pat’s fishermen’s roll

Posted on September 16 2016

Tush Hamilton and wife Pat’s fishermen’s rolls are the stuff of Hastings legend. The recipe couldn’t be simpler – or more delicious....

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Billingsgate insider

Spot on

Posted on September 16 2016

Top-notch cod, haddock, pollack, whiting, lemon sole, plaice, halibut and queen scallops are the pick of an outstanding British line-up at Billingsgate this week....

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