Gladstone Fish Market owner Simon Wittingham and his son Kyle, 9, were all smiles after a belter of a Christmas period despite the competition.
Gladstone Fish Market owner Simon Wittingham and his son Kyle, 9, were all smiles after a belter of a Christmas period despite the competition. Mike Richards GLASEAF

Fishmonger gills competition on third busiest day of year

GLADSTONE Fish Market had its third busiest day of the year yesterday to finish off a booming holiday season.

The fishmongers have been swamped with customers looking for fresh seafood since the week before Christmas, in spite of opportunistic hawkers popping up around Gladstone.

Owner Simon Wittingham said the number of people who wanted seafood allowed for more sellers in the area.

"There are only certain times of the year where it becomes advantageous for people to cash in on the high demand," he said.

"Our customers have been great, knowing we have a quality product and will be here for 12 months of the year."

He said it was a positive start to their 10th year of trading.

"I'm very happy with the growth we have had," he said.

"Any step forward is a good thing for our staff and our customers and we have seen that."

Mr Wittingham was proud of the success of the Australian prawns and the feedback they have had from their local customers.



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