Fish prize win warms Carly’s cockles

Local fishmonger Carly Taylor finished in first place in the Fish Collage category at the prestigious British Fish Craft Championships held in Cardiff
Local fishmonger Carly Taylor finished in first place in the Fish Collage category at the prestigious British Fish Craft Championships held in Cardiff
Julian Brown (60) with his family (l-r) son-in-law Paul Saunders (29), daughter Sara Saunders (28), wife Karen Brown (60) and daughter Kate Brown (31).

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THIS amazing display of fresh fish scooped Carly Taylor first place in a prestigious competition.

The 25-year-old fishmonger, who works at Morrisons, in Horndean, competed in the Fish Collage category at the prestigious British Fish Craft Championships held in Cardiff.

Miss Taylor had to complete a series of challenges in a restricted time, with points awarded for performance, preparation, hygiene and also finished appearance.

Experienced fishmongers from across the UK judged the hard fought competition and bestowed the top prize on her collage.

Miss Taylor, who is Morrison’s fish manager and honed her skills at the store, was the only woman out of 60 experienced entrants.

She said: ‘I’ve wanted to be a fishmonger all my life but I’d never entered this before.

‘I was so nervous and didn’t think I stood a chance against people who’d been in the trade for 40 years. I was outside when they called my name and I just couldn’t believe it.

‘It was an amazing experience.’

Her ultimate dream is to open her own fish bar.

She said: ‘In the meantime I love working at Morrisons because all the fish is fresh.’