Russell's Plaice, Sea Corner
Russell is a local fisherman and member of the RNLI crew at Mudeford Quay where he keeps his fishing boat. He went to Arnewood school in New Milton and has been a commercial fisherman since he left at 16. Prior to that he was involved with various local angling competitions and even graced the front pages of a few of the UK fishing magazines!
He started Russell’s Plaice in 2013, with a small fish stall outside Dave’s fruit and veg shop in Highcliffe. Later that year he moved to the old ice cream parlour outside the Paddle restaurant. He is there every Saturday morning selling sustainable fresh fish and shellfish, most of which is caught by him and his crew.
Russell will be specialising in dressed crabs, lobsters, cockles, whelks and jellied eels for the Festival.