Thames Wholesale Fisheries

The fish shop located prominently on the wharf has been a Thames Icon for the last 25years, historically a fish wholesaler that offered a selection of fresh fish and related seafood products from the front of the shop still exists today. These days there is less emphasis on Fish Wholesaling but the retail shop is popular with locals and travellers alike and is well known for its selection of fresh fish, and array of seafood products including scallops, oysters, kinas, mutton-birds, mussels and a selection of smoked fish that is smoked on site. With ample room for parking with a boat in tow, a variety of bait as well as salt ice are also available on site. Thames Fisheries also offers fresh fish n chips that can be ordered at the fish shop and enjoyed on the outside BBQ tables overlooking the water and Marina area. Alternatively, the fish n chips can be eaten in the Wharf Coffee House and Bar a quaint little coffee house that was established for exactly that purpose. It is common to hear the customers complimenting their meal and proclamations of the best fish n chips ever. All in all, a visit to Thames is not complete without stopping at Shortland Wharf.

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For fresh fish n chips and the best view in town

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Wendy C

Great Takeaways and good variety of wet fish/shellfish available also. The café attached is my weekly haunt for a great glass of good quality wine at a reasonable cost. Sitting watching the tide roll in or out cant beat it. Plenty outside tables and lovely friendly staff. A must on a trip to Thames.


A great pit stop with friendly staff. Yummy fresh fish and chips, even fresh fish to take home with you. Easy to park and a toilet too. We'll worth a visit.


These girls always have a big smile on their face and always seem happy to welcome customers. Service is great and the fish fresh - what more could you ask?

Bait & Salt Ice

For all your Bait and Salt Ice requirements Thames Wholesale Fisheries is open everyday at 6am to 7am for the keen fisherman. Offering a good Selection of bait which is available in small and large quantities to suit everyone's needs. Salt Ice is sold by the fish bin offering great value for money. There also ample parking for the boat.

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