We’ve been here for nearly 20 years, and we’ll serve you for many more to come.
We've got the best tail in town!
How it all got started
The Fishermens Catch is owned and operated by Bill Coppersmith Jr and his wife, Whitney. Bill has been around seafood his whole life. Not many people have the experience and knowledge he has about the industry. At an age he could barely hold his head up, he was out lobstering with his father in Casco Bay, on his fathers second lobster boat “the Triple J.” As he got older he worked full time lobstering during summer vacations, repaired traps and built buoys at home while he was in school. Years later he worked the seafood markets that his parents owned starting from the bottom, picking lobsters for lobstermeat in the back room, eventually purchasing the landmark red-roofed A framed building in Raymond for his own location. After some much needed remodeling – the old building became the Fishermens Catch.
The Fishermen’s Catch prides itself at being the best in the lakes region, from its restaurant, to its fresh seafood market, to catering and wholesale. In the 2014 August issue of Downeast Magazine The Fishermens Catch was recognized for having one of the best lobster rolls in the state, and for 2012, 2013 and 2014 was recognized for being one of the best seafood restaurants by Lakes Region Weekly. More recently the Fishermen’s Catch obtained its liquor licence to serve ice cold local beer along with your favorite seafood dish. If your looking for the best and freshest experience in seafood then stop in to the fastest growing seaood market and restaurant in the lakes region.
We appreciate your patronage –
Bill, Whitney, Eli, & Haddie Coppersmith
Lincoln The White Lobster
Bill Coppersmith says the traffic in his fish market here has never been so intense, ”what with visits by curious folks and the television and newspapers.”
”It’s the white lobster,” he said. ”There’s none anywhere else and now I’ve caught it and the whole world wants to have a look.”
At the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, Robert Bayer, the director, said that albino lobsters were extremely rare. He said he had seen one other specimen, near Kittery on the New Hampshire border, about 15 years ago.
Mr. Bayer, a professor of marine sciences at the University in Orono, said that the albino was the product of two lobsters with the albino trait and possessed a recessive gene trait that amounts to an absence of pigmentation.
— Jack Milton/The Portland Press Herald