Problem isn't so much the price, it's that fishmongers are very few and far between. Those that do exist (Borough market mostly) are expensive, and can lack variety (Applebee only ever seem to have Sea Bream and Plaice).
would love to see fresh gurnard, pollock etc etc...
Wow !that's amazing i bet you pay out the teeth for it aswell. I recon you could all do with someone who sells a large variety of good quality fish at a resonable price !i always find that londoners love there fresh fish
Boss St Bloke. I'm a Londoner too, but now I live in Devon and I can get gurnard, pollack, pouting, sand sole, pilchards, Exe mussels, live crabs and a whole load more at good prices. On good days, when the sea allows him to get out and back, you can buy it from Dave on the beach in Budleigh Salterton, but I guess that's a bit far for you. So why not get down to East St or Brixton Market? They're not too far and until I moved in September they had great fish & didn't charge the Earth for it.
Sorry for the late post,been at work
i have to be carfull not to advertise
i have a little bussinss, mobile fishmonger
the van at the back inside is done out in stainless steel shelving and all the fish lay on a bed of ice
so when it is conviniant for you i give you a knock ,you come out and select what you want its like having your own peronal fishmonger counter outside your front door how about that then
if i can genarate loads of intrest in se1 it will be worth a trip
My great grandfather had a horse and cart and he used to tour the pubs of south-east London on weekends selling sea food. He earned a darned good living out of it. I don't think the penchant for sea food has diminished, I suspect it's price and availability that has caused the demise. I suggest you carry on putting out 'feelers' and then, depending on the response, give it a go.
I know this site is not here for the purpose of advertising, but I think you are a special case and a 'good cause' which, judging by the above comments, will make a lot of people happy.
Subject to the response, give it a go for a weekend. Say where you're going to be on a particular day and then set your stall out. I can't speak for James Hatts of course, but I hope he would grant his blessing.