Posted on 01 Mar 2011

ICG PR joined Fleetwood fisherman Steve Welsh aboard his family trawler, The Colinne, to experience life on the Irish Sea, and find out what it really takes to bring this incredible produce to our plates.

Steve, of Welfish Ltd, supplies fish and shell fish to Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar, and we invited the team from Lancashire Life to come along too.

With the salty wind and rain in our faces, The Colinne took us on a two-hour journey and we discovered some amazing things about the Irish Sea.

Steve specialises in catching langoustine just off the coast of Cumbria, but his Dad also knows the best places to get scallops and also brings back beautiful fish such as turbot, sole and plaice.

Once The Colinne is back at the quayside, Steve and his team prepare the fish for despatch all over the UK and beyond, but for customers like Twelve, he delivers it directly to the kitchen at all hours of the day and night.

After a couple of hours on the boat, talking about fish quotas, Hugh's Fish fight and all things Fleetwood, it was back to Twelve for an incredible fish lunch cooked by Paul Moss and served by Twelve's Conference and Banqueting Co-ordinator Liz Connor.

We tucked into langoustine lightly battered with a caper mayonnaise, followed by melt-in the-mouth roast pork belly and scallop starter and, then for main course, turbot served with fennel, lardons and a celeriac puree.

To find out more about the incredible story behind The Colinne and Twelve, keep your eyes peeled for the April edition of Lancashire Life.

Pictured: Paul Moss, Chef Proprietor of Twelve Restauant & Lounge Bar with Julie Hackett from ICG PR. Also featured is Steve Welsh of Welfish. For more information about Welfish call Steve on 07970 676806.

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