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#210360 - 02/08/04 10:20 PM Buying fish in San Pedro
Nick Barton Offline
Water water everywhere and not a fresh fish in sight!

We were down for several days recently and wanted to buy some fresh fish - as suggested we went to the lagoon side at the back of town at about 8.30 a.m. one day and all we found was one fish stall selling not very much at all.

All the restaurants and hotels get fresh fish from somewhere (well, I assume it is fresh) - Were we just unlucky? Did we go at the wrong time? Did we go to the wrong place?

Please tell us the secret for future trips - I can only eat so much pasta in tomato sauce!

Thanks

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#210361 - 02/08/04 10:50 PM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
captjeff Offline
call capt bicho when he takes people out fishing people catch a lot of fish ..more than they can eat some leave him some fish he will sell some if he has the chance ,you can call him at 2062191 his pink home is on the lagoon side you will see his big white sign fishingsanpedro.com he gets back at 12.30 to 1pm from half day trip or around 5 pm from the all day call his house he will sell you some cheap and they are still alive !!!!! but call his wife neri first ,.. she will know when he will be back also some days he has lobsters !!!!!
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#210362 - 02/09/04 12:54 AM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
Diane Campbell Offline
You were in the right spot. Somedays the catch is good and that means lots of fish for sale, other days it's not a good catch and therefore not so much filet to buy. Try again and maybe a bit earlier in the am - 7:30.
Thunderbolt also has fresh fish.
Fresh-frozen filets are almost always available at The Greenhouse and are excellent.

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#210363 - 02/09/04 04:54 PM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
ChrisW Offline
7:30AM? When do the fisherman fish? At night? 3 in the morning? Or is this fish from the previous day? Just curious.

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#210364 - 02/10/04 04:26 PM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
Diane Campbell Offline
The fishermen tend to grab a cup of coffee together at 4:30 am, and reach their fish-traps at first light. It's easy to be back by 7:30.

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#210365 - 02/10/04 04:28 PM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
ChrisW Offline
Ahhh, fish traps, that explains it. I was thinking handlines. Thanks.

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#210366 - 02/10/04 07:21 PM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
Nick Barton Offline
Thanks everyone -that is very helpful!

With the jetlag from the UK, getting from our place at Buena Vista to town by 7.30 a.m. will be rather easy! Meeting someone for a drink at 9 p.m. tends to be more difficult and involves match sticks to keep the eyes open!

Nick

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#210367 - 02/28/04 01:13 AM Re: Buying fish in San Pedro
fandango Offline
Just make friends with any of the fishermen/guides and they'll be more than happy to help you out... Walk down to Cholo's on the reef side and watch them clean fish.. They are usually happy to sell you a couple...

and the other possibility is to catch them yourself... sit on any of the piers that allow fishing and catch a couple early morning or late night...
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