Tobin Fish Tales

at 2/1 Rose St, North Ward, Townsville , 4810

We sell quality fresh seafood and fish and chips, and we care about it's source and 'story' i.e. preferably sustainable and local!

Tobin Fish Tales
2/1 Rose St, North Ward
Townsville , QLD 4810
Contact Phone
P: 07 4772 4662


Do you want to know where your seafood comes from? Whether it is from a sustainable or environmentally friendly source? If it is from the local area? We can provide that! As established fisheries researchers, we both have a lot of knowledge we can share.. Andrew is also a commercial fisher, and is looking forward to providing local fish, as fresh as it gets, whenever he gets a chance to do some fishing! We strive to provide high quality seafood, whether you want to purchase it fresh to take home, or have us cook it for you as 'fish and chips'. We cater for the budget conscious, as well as those who want a high grade seafood 'treat'. Come on in and ask for the 'tale' for your fish :)

Opening time

  • Mondays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 20:00


Services Tobin Fish Tales provides

Company Rating

26 Facebook users were in Tobin Fish Tales. It's a 91 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Restaurant/cafe category in Townsville, Queensland

511 FB users likes Tobin Fish Tales, set it to 72 position in Likes Rating for Townsville, Queensland companies in Restaurant/cafe category

Fresh octopus just in! Caught off Townsville - doesn't get much more local :-) What's your fave Octopus recipe? #tobinfishtales #freshseafood #octopus

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-04-27 07:57:42 GMT

Trying out a new crumb - yum yum!! #tobinfishtales #fishandchips

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-04-29 07:10:56 GMT

Crumbed prawn on a stick... The perfect snack? So crispy. So yum! In the hotbox now! #tobinfishtales #fishandchips

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-01 01:30:45 GMT

Perfect glass out day today! Bit jealous of Andy who is out there somewhere... Good day for fish and chips at the beach! #tobinfishtales #fishandchips #townsville

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-01 23:41:22 GMT

Just caught and straight to the shop - fresh whole coral trout and Spanish mackerel steaks. All caught off Townsville. Can you get any fresher or more local? Yum! #tobinfishtales #freshseafood

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-04 02:04:59 GMT

We have so many exciting things in store today - whole coral trout, fresh fillets of coral trout, red throat emperor and Spanish mackerel, coral trout wings, mackerel steaks, swordfish.... the list goes on! But we also have chilli marinated mussels that HAVE to sell soon so they don't go to waste! Priced to clear at $5! Come and grab 'em :-) #tobinfishtales

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-06 04:30:07 GMT

Just in and just cooked! Fresh mudcrab from the Burdekin. Yum!!!! Also some live ones out the back if you're keen :-) A great idea for mother's day lunch? #tobinfishtales #freshseafood #mudcrab

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-06 07:33:47 GMT

Making Spanish mackerel steaks. Yummo! Do you have a favourite recipe for this versatile fish? Please share :-) #tobinfishtales

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-15 06:21:32 GMT

Preparing for NQ Field Days.... Packing prawns, crumbing fish, crumbing prawn cutlets... And taste testing of course ;-) Gonna be a big week!

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-16 05:52:41 GMT

Been busy cleaning fish this morning - fresh whole reef fish now ready for baking! Almost felt like I should take the otoliths out while I was there ;-) #canttakethescienceoutofthegirl

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-18 04:55:03 GMT

LIVE award winning SA Kinkawooka mussels just in! Get in quick though - short supply and short lived.... but oh so yum!

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-27 05:31:17 GMT

Fresh as fresh reef fish just in! Some (coral trout, red throat emperor, spangled emperor, nannygai) has just been filleted and trimmed and is in the window ready to go. More to come early in the week. Come and grab it at its freshest! #tobinfishtales #freshseafood

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-05-29 05:26:10 GMT

Fresh Burdekin muddies just in! Thanks to Neil, Leanne and Sienna. Cooking now! So fresh and cooked available this afternoon, nicely in time for Origin 1. $28 each. Yummo!

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-01 03:37:42 GMT

Did we say Yum!!! Fresh cooked. $28 each.

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-01 04:19:05 GMT

Origin night!! Woot! Definitely a time for Queensland FISH AND CHIPS... Remember to get your phone orders in early, and set a time for pick-up! PLUS we have yummy fresh, just-off-the-boat large local TIGER PRAWNS - $28.50/kg for Origin night! And did you see the MUDCRABS??!! (posts below)

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-01 05:23:10 GMT

Cleaned, scaled, bake ready whole coral trout ready to go! $ 25 each. Just pop some herbs and lemon in the gut cavity, lightly season and oil, cover with baking paper / foil, and bake at 180ยบ until flesh pulls apart with a fork. Easy peasy, and very yum! Other recipes welcome please :-) #tobinfishtales #freshseafood

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-04 03:22:16 GMT

Just cooking the last muddies from this batch! Get in quick! $28 each or 2 for $50...

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-04 03:23:47 GMT

One year ago, almost to the hour, we bought this shop! What a year... We have learnt a lot, and still have much more to do... But we're pretty happy with this little adventure so far! Thanks to you all for making it so positive. Stay tuned for more improvements and more great seafood from great local fishers. :-) More to come about a big event here on Sunday June 19th...

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-05 07:36:00 GMT

Thank you to ABC Rural for their continued interest in supporting primary producers and fishers! This is what we're about...

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-06 00:46:51 GMT

This is "our local" where we get delicious grilled coral trout almost every Friday night. Great work Tobin Fish Tales!

Published Regional Business Services on 2016-06-06 23:48:56 GMT

wow Renae.. that is so great.. wish you all the success

Published Debora De Freitas on 2016-06-08 01:45:27 GMT

Andy went fishing yesterday! Now slicing the freshest mackerel in town for your Friday night fish and chips! Fresh available also (including Spanish mackerel, coral trout, red throat emperor, nannygai and cobia), if you want to cook your own :-) #tobinfishtales

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-10 05:02:25 GMT

just enjoyed a delicious lunch cooked by the Tobins! Absolutely the best and freshest fish ever.

Published Adella Edwards on 2016-06-12 04:57:10 GMT

Just caught and instore now! Fresh, wild-caught Burdekin barramundi. $15/kg whole or $31.50/kg fillet. Or duck in for $10 barra and chips for lunch! Today and this weekend... #tobinfishtales

Published Tobin Fish Tales on 2016-06-17 04:53:04 GMT

Do you care where you seafood comes from? We do! We are launching the QUEENSLAND CATCH brand at our store TOMORROW (Sunday 19th June), 12:30-5:30. Come on down and meet some of the local fishers who catch your seafood, and grab some freshly caught Burdekin barramundi - take it home fresh (fillets at $31.50/kg) or - get us to cook it for you with barra and chips just $10 - PLUS we have mixed prawns, just off the boat, for just $18.50/kg! QUEENSLAND CATCH is an initiative of the Queensland Seafood Industry Association, aiming to promote local seafood and fishers, and help consumer know when they're buying local seafood.

!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->