D Spink and Sons Fishmerchants

D Spink and Sons Fishmerchants
51–53 High Street, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1AN
  • Telephone 01241 875732
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 8.30am–5.30pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.derekspinkandsons.co.uk
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Housed in purpose-built premises – complete with distinctive ‘smokie’ iron railings – at the back of the family residence, this fish shop includes a closed-off area at the rear where the filleting and smoking takes place. Traditional smokies, prepared over beech shavings and to a secret recipe known only to Derek and his two sons, are available along with a range of fresh and smoked haddock, smoked salmon and shellfish. A second branch in Broughty Ferry, Ferry Fish, opened in 2013.

Reviews & features

The story behind Arbroath smokies

9 Jul 2012

Its name now protected by law, the Arbroath smokie is one of Angus's enduring food emblems

Nowadays in the Fit o’ the Toon, the area of land given to attract fishermen to Arbroath in the 1800s, there are still many artisanal fishmongers making smokies in their backyards to their own subtly different family methods.