How to Freeze Fresh Fish in 6 Easy Steps

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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > November 2019 > How to Freeze Fresh Fish in 6 Easy Steps

Harvesting your own catch is one of the great joys of fishing. As our ancestors did, there is a primal satisfaction in having the ability not only to find and catch fish successfully, but to prepare and serve them as nourishment for your loved ones. Once you’ve mastered the art of filleting (or cleaning) the fish, you’ll need to know how to freeze fresh fish properly. This is key for preserving the flavor and quality of every fillet. Read on to learn how to freeze fresh caught fish in six easy steps.

When ready to eat, thaw with cold water or in the refrigerator overnight. Knowing how to freeze fresh caught fish properly will ensure you don’t let any of your catch go to waste and can provide a fresh, wholesome, and tasty meal for your family. Now that you know how to freeze fresh fish, dig up that family recipe and put your new skills to the ultimate taste-test!

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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at or on Instagram @tideandtale.

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