GT Fish was founded by George Theze at age 15 in 2017.
'At the beginning it was just a young boy delivering fish throughout his hometown on his bike with a large Nike dufflebag containing boxes of fresh fish. 3 years later we're delivering across the whole country.'
GT Fish is a Whitstable based company offering the freshest local fish and seafood caught by our very own fleet of day boats. We offer nationwide delivery and hand prepare our catch on the day of the delivery.
We source the best part of our fish from local harbours using a fleet of upwards of 30 boats. These small vessels land into us daily.
All of the boats in our fleet are day boats reaching up to 10m in length; this means they fish for shorter periods, going in and out daily with the tide and providing a much higher quality, fresher fish. Our large fleet strengthens the supply and gives us the ability to keep up with the high demand for fresh, locally sourced seafood.
Why is this better?
This is much better than purchasing from larger organisations and operations as the quality of our fish is much better. Many other companies use larger vessels to source their fish. The larger vessels go further out into sea and fish for much longer periods. This means the fish caught at the start of the trip is not going to be of the highest quality and freshness by the time the one/two week round trip is over.
With our boats all being under 10m long they only fish for a matter of hours at a time. They go in and out with the tide daily. Once the boats are back into their moorings, we collect the fish and weigh it into the correct gradients and fully hand prepare it. By this point it is only up to 12 hours old. All fish is then packed and distributed.
Sometimes we have to put the fish through a sitting process in which it cannot be prepared or sold as it is 'too fresh' and will not cook well.
Having strong supplier relationships enables us to purchase from other places around the country and world. Therefore bringing us the freshest fish from other parts, enlarging our product base and allowing us to cater for more people - creating a better service.
We Look After Our Oceans.
We're not pirates. We look after our ocean and its stock, protecting the environment and our future.
Delivering Nationwide, Wednesday - Saturday
innovative packing solutions
All of our fish is vacuum sealed and packed sensibly and professionally in fully recyclable boxes. The vacuum seal removes 99.6% of oxygen from the bag; dramatically reducing the rate in which bacteria can grow on the fish and make it go off - Therefore prolonging the shelf life of the product.
The vacuum bags simplify freezing by protecting the product and making it easier to handle. You can also boil the product in the bag.
Each and every product we sell is labelled up with the product name, pack date, use-by date and any other information we feel necessary to add to that particular product. Whether the product can be frozen or not will also be displayed on the label with a tick box. Some fish we do not recommend freezing due to a variety of factors such as its meat or skin. In light of the current situation following covid-19; some of our products may be frozen due to a dip in the supply or error in sourcing - for more information on this, see the terms and conditions page.
We use a very reputable shipping company to distribute our products. Everything that leaves our depot is sent in a polystyrene box; we use these boxes as they are great insulators. The boxes used are 100% recyclable removing polystyrene from the waste chain and reducing littering, recycling these boxes ensures that this valuable resource is not thrown away and doesn't end up entering our seas and oceans.
Our unique passive cooling gel formula uses an FSA & FDA approved non-toxic polymer that has been through 6 stage filtration, UV sterilisation, softening and a chlorination process making it food safe.
Our gel formula allows to gel ice packs to remain a more uniformed shape when freezing and offer a more prolonged thawing process than some water based ice packs on the market, making them gentler on your fish.