Summer Update – Squid, Herring and Scallop news


It has been a great squiIMG_2360d season this year with good catches and meeting up with old and new friends. Some people were lucky enough to get some of our squid through Amanda at New England Fishmongers. Hopefully next year the availability will increase! It’s all fun and very healthy making local seafood accessible. Think new recipes to try! check out Thanh’s Kitchen Sauteed Squid!

Now the bad news…. NOAA/NMFS shut down the scallop season as the annual quota was reached for the northern Gulf of Maine. The new season starts March 1, 2017. Yes, that means we can not go scallop fishing until then…unless, the State of Massachusetts requests an exemption to fish state waters. This may, or may not happen…probably not in time if at all.

In the meantime, on the Rimrack return to Rye, we will give it a go for herring fishing. Stay tuned to the website or facebook for further updates as they happen.

Photo: “Work like a captain, play like a pirate”. We manage to do both at the same time, riding the duck we found floating around, in a pen full of squid.Zach says “life doesn’t get any more… Continue reading

Bait Herring available


The bite is starting!

We have fresh bait at the dock in coolers marked RIMRACK. $30/bag.

Next herring trip early next week. Text 603.436.4444


Good Luck!

Herring Recipes

picled herring

Although it is not herring season here (until July), it is in California. San Francisco restaurants, markets and clientele are finding ways to go ‘hyperlocal’…..  Check out some of the great information on herring nutrition and benefits, as well as some cool recipes to try when our Herring season arrives.

Bay Area’s Herring Run Is On — Go Hyperlocal in Your Seafood Eating


Photo – Our pickled herring from last August :)

Herring @ ENZO – yum, Yum !

Enzo Herring appetizer

Photo left: Rimrack Herring at ENZO Restaurant in Newburyport MA this past week! We love it that innovative chefs are offering customers some of New Englands’ best kept secrets of ‘underloved’ and ‘lesser known’ fish and seafood!! (We never like to refer to any fish as ‘trash’  fish :)  ENZO has long sent their staff to pick up seafood off the Rimrack on landings :)

Mike and I had some pan seared herring fillet s (skin on) last week and absolutely fell in love with our new best fish friend. (See Aug 30th capts log)picled herring

Next week, Silver Hake (Whiting) (maybe some Butterfish too) will be on the target list for dinner!!


Photo Right:  My first pickled herring attempt in fridge brining . Can’t wait to try this!!