Absolutely! When selecting each fish, you can choose exactly how you'd like us to send it, whether whole or filleted. Our amazing team of filleters then expertly prepare your fish the following morning before packing it in your box.
Pesky's Fishermen's Marketplace
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How it works
The Morning Market
The sea is unpredictable. There are so many elements that determine whether fishermen are able to get out to fish - let alone what they catch in their net each day.
At Pesky, it's our job to do everything we can to create both the best markets and the best experiences for our boats and buyers.
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Frequency Asked Questions
Can I have my fish filleted?
How do I know how many people each fish will feed?
As our fishermen land fish of all sizes, we've gone through each and every one to work out roughly how many people a single fish (or pack) would feed and detailed this information in the product description.
Do I always buy a whole fish from a fisherman?
Yes! As you're buying your fish directly from the fisherman, that whole fish is yours! However, instead of sending a metre long whopper, we can fillet and prepare the fish to however best suits you.
Will my fish always be the size that I've bought?
As our boats catch all shapes and sizes of fish each day, we can never be prescriptive on the exact size. However, knowing how many people buy a certain amount of fish to create their meals - and how frustrating it is when you're left short - we've labelled each fish close to the bottom of the size boundary so that when it arrives, more often than not you'll have the bonus of more fish!
There is a 16% tolerance so there may be the odd time when it's a little bit less than the weight you've chosen, but we always keep it to less than 75g of filleted meat.
What is the cost of delivery?
If you buy over £35 of our fishermen's catch, overnight delivery from port to door is free! However, if you're just after a few little treats from the day's landings, a smaller box only costs £6.
Can I track my delivery?
Yes! Once your order has been packed and handed to our overnight courier partner, you will receive a text from DPD with your tracking number so you can follow your fish all the way home. If you have not received this message, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much of the value of my order goes back to the fishermen?
On average, fishermen earn an additional 30% vs selling at their local market and up to 500% more for abundant, sustainable species that have previously never had a market. As Pesky is a 100% transparent market for fishermen to sell to all points in the chain, the full value of the fish, after distribution costs, is returned back to boats. Therefore, by buying direct, you are actively supporting the people who put in the effort to catch your fish!
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Supporting the Fleet
Seasonality of species; the height of the waves; the strength of the tide - there are so many factors that impact fishermen and their ability to catch fish on a daily basis. On days where the weather takes a turn, going to sea can be a gamble for their lives as well as their livelihoods.
On average, fishermen earn an additional 30% by selling their catch directly to households vs selling at their local market. For more abundant, sustainable species that previously never had a market, this can leap to up to 500% more.