Catch, the story so far
Back in 2008, our 'Fairy Codmother', Hayley Elston, put her passion for supporting our declining fishing industry and protecting the diminishing fish stocks into action and the Catch brand was born!
Starting her 'sustainable revolution' on the Isle of Wight, Hayley started out selling the now legendary 'Festival Fish Finger Sandwich' at Bestival, made entirely from the catch of the Yarmouth Fishermen’s Association (now the Needles Fishermen’s Co-op, a bone-fide co-operative).
Such was the success of the famous fishfinger that at the beginning of 2012 Catch began manufacturing fish cakes, crab cakes, crab bisque and other fish delicacies for the retail and restaurant trade, under the Catch label, all proudly 100% caught and cooked and supporting local and sustainable fishing.
Now happily located at a beautiful coastal site in the New Forest, Catch continues sourcing sustainable fish from along the South Coast, and supply their mouthwatering wares to gourmet restaurant and retailers across the South, as well as being a regular favourite at farmers markets across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Somerset, Devon, Sussex and beyond.
Catch won its first Great Taste Award in 2013 for its Proper Posh Crab Bisque and has continued to scoop awards year on year into 2019 which has seen us honoured with a coveted 2 star award for both our Crabbie Crabcakes and our Mac 'n' Hari Fishcakes.
The Catch vision is simple; to produce the finest handmade, sustainable UK produce possible and to make your taste buds happy!