Seafood hamper worth £200 up for grabs in Emsworth-based fishmongers’ pun-based cartoon competition

AN AWARD winning fish retailer has teamed up with a cartoonist to host a competition offering a £200 seafood hamper as the main prize.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 2:23 pm
Updated Friday, 30th July 2021, 9:40 pm

Based in Emsworth Yacht Harbour, the team at Fresh From The Boat is asking customers to guess the fish puns behind six cartoons.

For 12 years, husband and wife team Peter and Chantelle Williams run Fresh From The Boat as joint owners, and Peter also does the fishing in Emsworth Harbour.

Guy Venables, who lives in Chilgrove, is a cartoonist working for Private Eye and The Spectator and has a daily cartoon in the Metro.

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Business owner Chantelle Williams and artist Guy Venables launch Fresh From The Boat's competition to win fish. Readers are invited to spot the puns in Guy's fishy cartoons. Pictured at Fresh From The Boat seafood shop, Emsworth Yacht Harbour. Picture: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 290721-35)

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He said: ‘I knew the couple through the village fish delivery they used to do as I bought fish from them.

‘We got chatting and it went from there.’

Peter and Chantelle recently asked Guy to do some cartoons for the fish shop, for which he was paid in lobsters and oysters.

Picture: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 290721-38)

Guy said: ‘I thought it would be fun to make them sort of mysterious - you often find yourself in a shop staring at the posters.’

Each poster in the series features a seafood pun – some based on a famous identity - and customers are invited to guess each of the puns in the cartoons to be in with a chance of winning the grand prize.

Chantelle said: ‘We thought it would be a really good thing - I find Guy’s work really quirky and fun.

‘The artwork brings a bit of life and colour to the shop. It’s a bit of fun and we hope it lifts the spirits of a few people.’

Picture: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 290721-37)

Everyone who enters the competition will have their name put into a system, from which a winner will be selected.

The prize will either be a £200 seafood hamper, or can be a £200 voucher to break the prize up over a longer period of time.

Guy added: ‘It’s a big prize - their fish hampers are massive.

Business owner Chantelle Williams and artist Guy Venables launch Fresh From The Boat's competition to win fish. Picture: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 290721-36)

‘You’re guaranteed to get food straight from the sea from Fresh From The Boat, which is quite something. The food miles are about 50 yards, from the quayside to the fish shop.’

Application forms for the competition are available to pick up in Fresh From The Boat, and the competition will run until August 18.

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