Darren’s Fresh Fish Ltd was established over 30+ years ago by local Fleetwood lad Darren Wakefield, His Grandfather and Father were Icelandic skippers of many Fleetwood Trawlers, so it was inevitable that Darren would choose this path of life as his chosen career.
Joining Darren into the business in 2003 was his wife Sam, Sam has brought a woman's touch to the business providing fresh ideas and sea food recipes which are changed on a regular basis. Sam is the daughter of Ex Icelandic Skipper John Whalley and has gained her knowledge from her fathers vast experience at sea for over 50 years.
The married couple certainly do provide a fantastic, reliable service to the people of Lancashire and never stop striving and looking for ways to make the business go forward.
He has been supplying Stocks Hall nursing home group in Burscough, St. Helens, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale for the past 25 years, specializing in individual skinless and boneless portions for the residents with disabilities and visual impairments. You can also try the Fresh local catch at the Hopvine Public House, one of Lancashires busiest pubs with a 3-4 week waiting list for a table booking on a Friday or Saturday night due to the fact of the high quality of Fish, Meat and Local sourced Fruit and Vegetables. Darren also supplies the new Kozi contempary restaurant in Rainhill with deliveries everyday to ensure quality and freshness of the fish for the highest standards of A La Carte Dining.
Darren also specializes in local caught Wild Seabass, Skate, Cod, Shrimps, Dover Sole and Plaice. The Wild Seabass, Skate and Cod are caught by Fleetwood Fishing boat JKADASS skippered by Steven Newsham the son of famous Fleetwood skipper Joe (The Whip) Newsham who sells all his catch directly to Darren. This catch is only a few hours old when Darren takes delivery to his wholesale unit and is left to chill until Darren returns and is very often still alive. Also supplying Darren directly is another local Fleetwood skipper Skip Frith known as one of Fleetwoods best Shrimpers and catches of Plaice and Dover Sole. These Fish are very often flipping around in the box when delivered to Darrens unit. Skipper Friths shrimps are cooked on-board in seaaswellwater and taken for shelling/picking in Fleetwood and then taken directly to Darrens unit. In the summer months Skipper Frith also works fleets of Lobster pots and any Lobsters of Crabs caught are deposited directly into Darrens tank in Fleetwood Harbour. These are available live or cooked and can be ordered by Phone, Text, Facebook or Twitter.
All Darrens Fresh Fish and Seafood Vehicles are refrigerated and are fitted with freezers for frozen products. They all carry the 5* Hygiene Award backed by the local councils & The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). They really are ‘Fish Shops’ but on wheels.
Darren’s famous saying “If you cannot see it – Just ask.” This really is true, we can supply nearly any sort of Fresh Fish or Seafoods. All fish can be professionally skinned, boned and prepared ready for you to cook. If your not sure about anything just ask, that’s what we are there for.
“If you cannot see it – Just ask.” This really is true, we can supply nearly any sort of Fresh Fish or Seafoods.