Fishy Tales

At The Stable Bar

This year, we are pushing the boat out in celebration by including a brand new attraction: 

Fishy Tales - the first live and interactive celebrity sea food discussion panel, where our panel of famous guests will discuss a smorgasbord of personal fish related topics, from catching and cooking, to conservation to poacher-policing.

This exclusive 40-seat event will be held over both days in a private room at the Stable Bar overlooking the historic Weymouth Harbour.  

A sparkling line-up of well-known TV personalities, fish chefs and industry experts, including TV star and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman and top seafood restaurateur Mitch Tonks will be giving intimate insight into the favourite fish in their lives, while the Commissioner for Dorset Police, Martyn Underhill, will be talking about the post-Brexit policing of our inshore waters.   

Nick Fisher will be chairing the event and encouraging the audience to ask questions of our celebrity guests. 

Nick FisherNick is a BAFTA-winning scriptwriter and series creator with a diverse range of writing credits in film, radio, stage, journalism and books. He is currently working on BBC1’s top-rating prime-time hospital drama Holby City, for which he has written over 30 episodes. He also created and presented two fishing series Screaming Reels for Channel 4 and Dirty Tackle for BBC5Live.

He is a much-published expert in fishing and fish cookery having co-writen the River Cottage Fish Book with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Nick also wrote the River Cottage Sea Fishing Handbook and is one of a handful of contributors to the latest River Cottage title An A - Z of Ingredients

Nick’s debut novel Pot Luck, a dark and twisty murderous crime thriller set against the back drop of the Weymouth commercial crab fishing industry was recently published to critical acclaim by Peridot Press.

Tickets will be on sale in advance, at £10 per seat, which includes a welcoming pint of local cider. Booking link coming soon.

The next best thing to catching and eating fish, is talking about catching and eating fish!

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission