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Have you seen the tv ad for morrisons if so is it true that they never freeze any of there fish? If so does this mean there macky will be as good or even better than the frozen ammo that i buy. Does anybody on the site work or knows of anyone that works at the super market so there claim can be backed up.
 

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Dont believe everything you see
Go into most supermarkets you will see fresh prawns which you can freeze but you pick them up they are already frozen defrosting in the chiller cabinet so you cant refreeze them this is a right health hazard which i have pointed out many times but nothing is ever done
DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE :giveup:
 

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a friend f mine used to work on the fish counter at one of the morrisons stores, he swears that the fish is never frozen that is put on the wet fish counter. if i dont have any macky in the freezer then i will always and have always gone and got it at morrisons for that reason and to date never had a bad one, the same cannot be said for the other supermarkets as i have tried them all and their macky is just mush on the hook as it has been frozen prior to being sold. mine have always worked out cheaper than buying ammo stuff too.
 

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Same here, if i havn't any mackerel in the freezer I'll always pop into Morrisons for a couple, they're pretty good for bait unlike some other supermarkets
 

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The 'fresh' mackerel in the Bude store is unfit for human consumption imho. You never get to your nearby venue without the belly exploding and fish falling apart. Morrisons fish counter is a running joke here. Not sure if other stores are the same.
We often comment that pensioners (for example) must buy the stuff to eat. Terrible when you consider it's not fit for bait!
 

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Went into bodmin for "fresh mackerel" on sunday wanted some for sushi. Was assured it was fresh when they started gutting it the rib bones were pulling out on the knife . On closer scrutiny the fishmonger admitted it was due out of date the following day! Dont trust them if i hadnt queried it i could have poisoned someone. It might be worth asking when they put out their new stock!
 

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I have never understood why they gut things like Trout but sea fish are left with the guts in. We all know that the guts taint the fish. The only supermarket worth buying fish fit for bait is Waitrose. A lot of the time the Mackies still have green backs. However they vary in quality from day to day.
 

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my brother-in-law works at tesco and i asked him for some old mackky for bait.......he says its repacked and frozen for days until its sold..........so i was very upset about that....had to use lug insted......still blanked.
 

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The 'fresh' mackerel in the Bude store is unfit for human consumption imho. You never get to your nearby venue without the belly exploding and fish falling apart. Morrisons fish counter is a running joke here. Not sure if other stores are the same.
We often comment that pensioners (for example) must buy the stuff to eat. Terrible when you consider it's not fit for bait!
correct, ive pointed out to them that it is not fresh and infact passed its best, the lady replied to me cheeky boy these are fresh, at this pint she held up the fish and its stomache burst open and guts spilled out! she then went on to say well this one isnt, they were all the same, they have sold me mussels that would have piosened people for sure, they were stinking, they even stoped me the next day and appologised as they knew i had bought them!
 

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IMHO a lot of people just don't know what fresh fish is. I notice a major difference between any I bring home and the quality of fish in the supermarkets.
 

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I won't eat fish from a shop anymore. There's no comparison to fish I've caught myself.
 

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as a chef for 26 yrs the definition of fresh fish is any thing that has not been frozen and can be up to 3 weeks old :yucky:
You are correct.

The legal definition of fresh fish is: "Fish that has not been previously frozen and has been kept on ice for no longer than 21 days"
 
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