Emily Banham and Cathleen Sugden show the variety of fresh seafood available over the Easter break at Gator’s Seafood and Takeaway in Brassall.
Emily Banham and Cathleen Sugden show the variety of fresh seafood available over the Easter break at Gator’s Seafood and Takeaway in Brassall. Rob Williams

Gator's set for Easter rush

THE EASTER rush for fresh seafood is set to see plenty of Ipswich residents lining up for their fish today and on Good Friday.

Gator's Seafood owner Kevin Roil is gearing up for the busiest day of the year with more than r 200 pre-orders already taken.

"The rush starts Thursday afternoon and goes all day Friday," he says.

Giant fresh king prawns, oysters, live mud crabs and a complete range of fish is available

Mr Roil gets his seafood "straight off the trawler" so patrons can be assured it is as fresh in Ipswich as you can get anywhere on the coast

"I was waiting this morning at Southport when the trawler came in and I'll get them straight off the trawler again tomorrow," he says.

"I deal with an old bloke down there who is 74. He's been doing it for 50 years and I find his seafood is the best."

Sales over Easter are "as good as six to eight weeks" of normal trade.

Mr Roil is gearing up for a big day of trade tomorrow from 8am until 8pm.



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