Dates for 2017 are 8th & 9th July. The content within this website currently relates to the 2016 festival and remains online to give you a flavour of the event.

From Sea to Plate

Visit the Seafish Marquee to learn the story of how to catch, prepare and cook the wide variety of fish and shellfish  around the coast of Dorset.  

Local fishermen will be on hand to  demonstrate how fishing gear is made and explain how they catch fish at sea using nets and lobster pots. Professional fishmongers will demonstrate how to fillet and process the fish and shellfish caught by our local fishermen and what to look for when buying your fish.

We will be showing off some less common species found in and around our coast such as Dab, Cuttlefish, Smoothhound Shark and Spider Crab so keep your eye on our chalk board throughout the weekend to see who’s demo-ing next. Your seafood will be then cooked by BBQ specialists Ben Bartlett and Simon Dyer using a range of novel tricks and techniques.  

Come and try some of the best fish Dorset has to offer!

Seafish    Samways

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