This wild line-caught sea bass is a world away from its farmed cousin. One of the finest fish available around our coastlines and as such is highly-prized. A very special treat for a special occasion.
With juicy, succulent white flesh, it's fantastic pan-fried to provide delicious crispy skin (a great source of nutrients) and can also be oven-roasted, steamed, grilled and barbecued - so versatile is sea bass, it can also be used for carpaccio and ceviche.
We can supply wild sea bass in a range of sizes to suit the number of people you're serving - it is supplied as a whole fish to cook on the bone. We can also supply this as a filleted fish.
If you would like your fish filleted, please add a note where it says "Any special requirements?" when viewing your basket before you checkout).
Here's a quick guide to buying:
Small: 1.5-2kg = 2-4 people
Medium: 2.5-3kg = 4-6 people
Large: 3.5-4kg = 6-8 people
The weights above are for whole fish BEFORE gutting or filleting.
If you would like your fish supplied whole (head and tail on, scaled, gutted & cleaned to cook on the bone), the weight of the fish will be around 75-80% of the starting weight above:
i.e. a gutted 1.5kg fish will arrive weighing 1.1-1.2kg
i.e. a gutted 3.5kg fish will arrive weighing 2.6-2.7kg
If you would like your fish supplied as two boneless side fillets, the weight of the fish will be around 40%-50% of the starting weight above:
i.e. a 1.5kg fish should provide around 600-750g of boneless fillet meat
i.e. a 3.5kg fish should provide around 1,400-1,750g of boneless fillets
Weights are approximate - fish size varies at different times of the year
Subject to availability (if your chosen fish is unavailable on the day, a full refund will be issued)
Allergy advice: Fish (100%)
Wild sea bass (line-caught)
Our wild sea bass are mostly from our local Sussex waters, but sometimes from elsewhere in the UK, depending on availability.
The Sussex day-boats land their catch within hours of capture, to ensure the fish is of the highest quality. When these fish are temporarily unavailable from the local sea area, we will only source them from sustainable stocks within the UK.
When we deliver your order, put it straight in the fridge. Fresh fish is best enjoyed the same day it's delivered or within 2 days. Each pack features a label with a 'Use By' date which will be 2 days after the date your fish was packed. If your fish is wrapped in paper, this is compostable, so it can go in your food waste bin or composter.
Alternatively, if you're planning to eat your fish 2+ days later, freezing is recommended to maintain freshness. Ideally freeze your fish as soon as possible on the delivery day. Remove all of the packaging and place in a freezer bag (remove excess air) or airtight freezer container. Defrost thoroughly before use and eat on the same day. Do not re-freeze. Best within 2 months of freezing.