Run on fish for Good Friday

A Cape Town fish shop owner is preparing for one of the busiest days on the calendar.

A fish shop owner says sales pick up ahead of Easter. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Kuils River fish shop owner says Thursday is his busiest day of the year as customers are clamouring to buy fish for Good Friday.

Many people are sitting down and eating parcels of stock fish and chips before heading off to do their Easter shopping.

The owner of Da Gama Fisheries said he expects to sell more than a ton of fish today alone.

More people are looking to buy snoek, but hake or stock fish are also popular.

A snoek costs between R40 and R70, while yellow tail sells for R36 per kilogram.

At least R1,000 customers will be fasting through Da Gama's door today.