Fish Care & Cutting

fillet fish3AFTER YOU CATCH A FISH
The first step in cleaning fish is the fish care given between catching the fish and the fish cleaning table.

FISH CLEANING STATIONS
What is the best set up, a complete fish cleaning station or a simple fish filleting board? It all depends on the size and number of fish you are dealing with.

FILLET FISH CLEANING PART I
Find out how to fillet a fish and get the second fillet off as easily as the first. 

HOW TO FILLET A FISH PART II
Filleting fish doesn't get easier than this. The first side has been half removed and left in place to support the second side.

HOW TO FILLET A FISH PART III
The second side is completely removed, the fish flipped back on the first side for the last cut. This way of filleting a fish was certainly easier!

HOW TO SKIN A FISH FILLET
Fish skins can be removed without risk of cutting the fish skin by holding the knife still and moving the fillet from side to side instead of the knife.

DE BONING A FISH FILLET
Many consider the hardest part of fish cleaning deboning the fillet. The fish back bones are removed in the filleting stage. The remaining fish bones are easy to remove.

GUTTING & SCALING FISH
If you are cooking whole fish, the fish needs to be gutted and scaled. Find out more about gutting and cleaning fish for baking whole.

*Thank you to Paul's Fishing Kites for the information!