On Saturday 20th October, The World Fish Pi(E) competition was held in Port Isaac. The idea for this popular event was to celebrate harvest with a local community event. With every ones love of eating together, combining fish and the community, a competition with a fishy theme seemed a winning combination.

Nathan has been one of the judges for a number of years and this year was no exception. Along with his fellow judges, Chris Lanyon (chef at Chapel Cafe) and Janet Chadband (best home cook in the village!), they judged over 12 entries. Each winner received a framed certificate, a hotly contested source of pride for the local business category, who all want to see the coveted certificate displayed in their shop window.

The 2018 winners:

Business: Tristan Halliday, The Mote, Port Isaac

Fish Pie General: Angela Sherratt

Fish Quiche: Angela Sherratt

Children’s Fish Cake: Harriet Miller

Fish Design on a Paper Plate: Ryan from Port Isaac School, reception.

A Fish PI(E) tea towel was printed and from the result of sales, should raise approximately £1,000 for this year’s charities:

  • The Fishermen’s Mission
  • PISCES (village historical group)
  • The Ideas Partnership (Kosovo), a charity that the village supports.

The competition will run again next year and it will be advertised in the local newsletter. The local school and chefs in the local area are always personally invited by letter. By combining it with a community lunch, means it’s fun and everyone in the community can get involved and enjoy the event.