News From the Top Deck


Ever since one of our favourite local restaurants added beer battered lingcod (from Skipper Otto!) and chips to their menu, we’ve been fully sold on lingcod as the ultimate fish and chips fish. You know we love to cook with beer, so you can imagine how excited we were to make this ourselves. If you … Continued

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Interview With Bruce, Pilar & Rex Martinelli!

January 7, 2020

Bruce, Pilar and Rex Martinelli are back for an interview to talk lingcod and tuna fishing, favourite recipes, family life on and off board, and why they love working with Skipper Otto. If you missed their last story, Pilar writes to us about having their toddler, Rex, on board, the link to that story is … Continued

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Baby on Board – Fishing is a Family Affair!

May 24, 2019

Pilar Martinelli, one of our lingcod fishermen, sent us this story about fishing as a family. Pilar describes the joy of including her toddler on their commercial fishing journeys! I find that most people are puzzled, worried, or shocked by the idea of taking a toddler on a working commercial fish boat, but for the … Continued

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Lingcod Cheeks

May 15, 2019

Lingcod cheeks are such a rare treat and we’re always excited when Pilar phones in to say they have a load of them ready for our members! Bruce and Pilar catch your lingcod while trolling — a fishing method in which lines of baited hooks are dragged slowly behind a boat in mid-water. Bruce hand-picks … Continued

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Operation Pomfret

May 10, 2019

Pilar Martinelli, from one of our lingcod fishing families, sends this report from their ongoing lingcod fishing trip this month. This month’s story depicts the journey of a school of Pomfret fish along the Klaskino Inlet. Fishing is fishing. Day in, day out, there isn’t much variance outside the seas, winds, and weather. Some days … Continued

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Chipped lingcod another easy-to-make, family-friendly recipe in our line of “Simple Seafood Suppers.” Using a small portion of potato-chips makes this dish seem like a decadent treat while providing great nutrients that improve brain power. Our lingcod is sustainably caught and selected carefully by our fishermen, who are paid fair wages right here in British Columbia.   … Continued

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Jacqueline

Member since 2017

"Love the people, love the concept and really love the fish. Long live Skipper Otto!!"