The Crystal Sea catches the lemon sole all year round; this beautiful orangey, brown skinned fish has a great flavour and is a much sort after fish indeed.
We catch the lemons by using long ropes in front of our nets which creates a sand cloud which herds the fish into our net.
We catch the lemons all year round but the spring and summer months are the usually the best catches. Our Dad every now and again makes sure we save some out for him as the lemon sole is our mums favourite fish to eat.
Storing the catch
When the catch comes aboard the Crystal sea we sort then gut the fish, then we cool the fish a quickly as possible by dipping them in slushed ice sea water to bring the tempreture down as quickly as possible to ensure the fish retains its just from the sea look. We then send the fish down to our re-fridgerated hold where we place each fish in a box on a layer of ice and when each box is full it has a layer of ice placed on top then it is safely secured in the hold. We keep our fish hold at a constant plus 1 degree Celsius to ensure the fish arrives in the freshest condition for auction at the market.