December 15, 2010
fishmonger competes in televised competition
Burnham-On-Sea fishmonger sharpened up his knife to take part
in a televised competition where the title of 'Young Fishmonger
of the Year' was up for grabs on Tuesday evening (December 14th).
Murray, 24, who worked at Sea Foods on Burnham High Street
for six years, won the coveted title last year.
he had high hopes of repeating the success again, but was up against
some strong competition this year during the 'Young Fishmonger
of the Year' competition, which was broadcast on BBC Three.
showed off his skills at speed filleting some of Britain's finest
fish and also made a delicious seafood platter alongside three
However, the two judges - fishmonger to the stars, Rex Goldsmith,
and the owner of an online fishmonger, Paul Trudgian - were
unimpressed with Matt's filleting and at his decision to throw
away a crab that he felt was not properly cooked.
Viewers saw him get knocked out in the first round of contest.
Matt said afterwards: "I am kicking myself because I could
have done things differently but hindsight is a wonderful thing."
Sea Foods owner Stephen Wright told Burnham-On-Sea.com that Matt, who recently left to start a new job, has been a superb staff member: "He was always a model employee
and was unlucky not to do better. He deserved recognition."