Popular Louth market trader to feature in TV documentary

Andy Fytche at the market
Andy Fytche at the market

A stalwart of Louth market is to feature in a pilot episode of a cooking documentary, set to be filmed in Louth this week.

‘Three Men and a Fish’ is being produced by local television channel Estuary TV and aims to encourage more people to eat fish.

Andy Fytche, well known on Louth’s Friday market as the ‘Fish Man’, will join the team as they cook tasty fish dishes on a camping stove and barbecue. Filming will take place in the market place this Friday (April 11), and customers will be asked to sample the fish dishes produced.

Mr Fytche, who has been in the fish industry for over 25 years, will be cooking with sea bass. He said: “Fish is a good healthy choice and very easy to cook. On average is takes just 20 minutes to cook a piece of fish. The health benefits of eating fish are much better than eating meat.”

Mr Fytche was nominated to take part in the show by East Lindsey District Council’s Markets Manager Esther Belton who knew he would be perfect due to his popularity locally and knowledge of the fish industry. She said: “The filming of this documentary in Louth is a great advert for the town, and it will help raise the profile of the market and its traders.

“Andy will be a great addition to the show and his knowledge of fish and shellfish will no doubt become invaluable.”

Mr Fytche will be joined by presenter Martin Samuels, local chef Steven Bennett and fellow fishmonger Nathan Godley. The 40-minute show will be aired on television in the autumn.