Andrew started fishing in 1978 at the tender age of 16 in Crowdy Heads. In 1998 Andrew became a Member of the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-operative and is currently the owner of the Starfish Prawn Trawler.
Andrew semi-retired 15 years ago but has a fabulous crew that work the vessel on his behalf and regularly bring in fresh prawns, bugs, crabs, squid for locals to enjoy. Andrew continues to be very involved with the day to day running, upkeep of the vessel and is a valuable member with years of experience within the Co-operative.
We came to buy a selection of fish and seafood for a BBQ later that day. The choice was first class, and the service good. The fish was very fresh, and we enjoyed the snapper cutlets, the marlin steak and the prawns. Delicious!
Best fish & chips we ever had. The Dinner Pack was just huge for two, but you just can’t stop eating! Lovely and crisp chips, and the fish was exceptional. Only draw-back was the very small decking outside, which was too crowded and hard to find a vacant table. Unless of course you take your fish & chips and eat them somewhere else. Everything was as fresh as seafood should be. Straight off the boat! Next time we’ll try the mixed seafood.
The fisherman’s co-op is your one stop shop for both a tasty seafood lunch and to purchase fresh seafood for dinner. Highly recommended the fisherman’s basket for two, it was easily enough to fill both our bellies. We then purchased a fresh kilo of prawns to take home.
Our family of 4 tucked into one of the better fish n chips we have had for a long time. Nice crisp batter (not soggy, oily, or smoothed). We had a selection trawler whiting, flake, calamari, sea scallops, potato scallops, and chips all beautifully cooked, and with great taste of the seafood