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Jul 14, 2009 07:29 PM

Fishless in South Florida

So, I thought when I moved down to South Florida that I would be 'drowning' in options for fresh fruits and fish. Sadly, I can't seem find a satisfactory fish monger and have lost faith. Now I'm thinking that maybe sports fishermen may be my salvation for fresh feeesh. Anyone know where I can go, like piers or marinas, where I can find fishermen who want to unload their extra catch for scratch? Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale....

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  1. Welcome to South Florida! May you soon get sand in your shoes.

    For fresh fish from the docks, try the marina at Haulover Park on Collins Ave. (North end of Miami Beach, just north of Bal Harbour). Be there at dusk. Might be fun to go early take your kite--there is a nice park there where people fly kites. Be sure the fisherman you buy from is operating with a license. (Take mosquito repellent).

    I live near Ft. Lauderdale and enjoy shopping for fish at a market called The Fish Peddler on 44th Street, just west of University Drive. They carry a great variety of fresh delicious fish and seafood.

    This inquiry has come up before. If you search the boards, you'll find other suggestions.

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    1. re: h2Bn

      Awesome, I actually have a kite! I'll give the park a try. Thanks!

      1. re: hood024

        What the heck were the chances that you had a kite?! LOL!

    2. The Florida Dept of Agriculture has a web site with information on local seafood including this listing of SoFLA markets (and restaurants) that sell Florida seafood:

      In Hollywood, the Chowfather recommends Triar Seafood ( 2046 McKinley Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone (954) 921-1113.

      A little farther north and west is Two Bills ( in Dania Beach

      Hope this helps.

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      1. re: RickL

        Thanks! Triar looks cool. I'll give that a shot...

        1. re: hood024

          Have you made it to Triar yet? We were just there yesterday to pick up some really beautiful swordfish and grouper to grill this weekend. Great selections, as usual

      2. Also, here's a handy guide that shows which fish are not endangered:

        Newly updated!

        Be sure to try out some of the local catch, we like to blacken 'em down here.

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        1. re: dbarnard

          Definitely agree with Triar. Their fish is always fresh and delicious (or it wouldn't be on the week's list) and their prices are very fair.