Welcome to Brixham Trawler Agents Ltd.
We are a private company with some 130 shareholders, mostly from the local fishing industry We operate the premier fish auction in England
We supply fuel and ice to fishing and commercial vessels
We provide a first-class agency and settling service
We welcome fishing vessels from other ports and other countries.
Brixham Fish Market started in the late 1800’s with sailing smacks landing their catch on the Old Fish Market Quay before the present market was built in the early seventies. This market is now in the process of a major development with the existing offices and market being modernised; and a new quay and state of the art market is also being built, which will bring us up to European standards.
Brixham fish is well known for its quality in England as well as Europe, with a large percentage of our fish being exported, we are very fortunate to have good fishing grounds around us 9 to 10 months the year. There is a variety of mainly modern fishing boats in our fleet, with larger Beam Trawlers who go to sea for 7 to 10 days, catching the majority of prime fish i.e. Sole, Turbot, Brill, Plaice, Monk and Escallops, also Cuttle fish in the winter months which although is not classed as a prime fish makes up a large percentage of a beam trawlers trip. Cuttle fish is very popular with our continental friend’s especially Italy. The smaller day boat fleet catch a variety of fish; most fish being caught are species such as Red Mullet, Squid, Seabass, Mackeral, Cod and Lemon Sole. The fish is landing on a daily basis and is very popular with shops and local deliveries because of its freshness and quality, which has made Brixham the top earning port of England and Wales. We also have a small pelagic fleet that catch Sprats, Herrings, Pilchards and Anchovy’s (Aug – Feb).