Free Filleting Service
At our purpose built Processing Unit, we offer a professional processing, packing and refrigerating service free of charge.
How it works:
When you catch you’re fish, take it/them to the processing unit (only 25m from the lake side), and leave your fish with a post-it note on stating your name, and how you would like it processed e.g. gutted & head off or filleted. Notes & pens provided!
We will have you’re fish processed and neatly packed in a heat sealed polystyrene tray within an hour, and leave it in our fridge for you to collect when you leave.
A lot of anglers tell us that their families have only started eating their catch since they started getting them filleted, which we are very pleased to hear.
Having the fish filleted also allows them to be cut easily into chunks to use in all kinds of dishes. See our recipe page for ideas.
The processing service is available until 3pm in winter and 5pm in summer. Please allow an hour for this service.
How to pin-bone your fillets:
Once you have your fish filleted, you can either
a) carefully eat the fish avoiding the line of pin bones
b) cut a V-wedge out of the fillet along the line of the pin bones and thereby removing them, or
c) leave your fillets in the fridge for 48 hours to allow the flesh to soften enough to release the pin bones, then remove them with pliers. If you try to do this too soon the bones will break off, so do remember to wait 48hrs.
Clink the link below to see how to pin-bone the fillets: