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Richards Brothers Seafoods (Qld) Pty Ltd - Pilchards for human consumption.

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Please note:

As at 01/08/2016 we are not carrying any stocks of Pilchards. This decision may change but at this point in time we do not have the room to store this product.

We at Richards Brothers Seafoods (Qld) Pty Ltd supply quality Western Australian pilchards.

I.Q.F. eating quality Western Australia Pilchards are available from Richards Brothers Seafoods (Qld) Pty Ltd in 15 kilo cartons. The Australian pilchard or sardine is the same species that is found off California, Peru, South Africa, Chile and Japan, and it is also related to the European sardine.


"Sardines, or pilchards, are common names used to refer to various small,oily fish within the hering family of Clupeidae. The term sardine was first used in English during the early 15th century, and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia around which sardines were once abundant."

Only $5.67 per kilo for Quality Pilchards

Supply is now good and the size as at 19th May 2015 is medium. The current cost is $85.00 plus G.S.T. for a 15 kilo carton.

Pilchards purchased for human consumption do not attract GST so contact us for a special price for quantity buys. Also known as Millies.

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Sardines or pilchards

Extract from Ausfish.com.au

"Re: pilchards

I went and bought some pilchards from Richards Brothers today for the first time.

They were very friendly to deal with. They welcome the public. "Anyone with cash" is what they said to me when I asked if they were happy to be selling small quantities such as one box of pillies to the public.

...and you will need cash. They don't have eftpos facilities. "The margins are too slim," they said.

Anyway, I have yet to open the box of pilchards but once I walked into their cold room and saw the range of stuff, I just had to get more than bait.

So I bought:-

15 kg box of pilchards $65
5 kg box of smoked cod $50
1 kg vacuum pack of sliced smoked salmon $30
5 kg box of green banana prawns $70

The pillies and the prawns will be used as bait but it is all food quality stuff. All but the smoked salmon was frozen in boxes and the smoked salmon was refrigerated (ie not frozen)

I do like smoked cod and am often disappointed with what we buy in the supermarkets because it is thawed and sometimes it seems to have a limited shelf life when we get it home. So I am delighted to buy it frozen in bulk and just take some out of the freezer when needed. The smoked cod is in individually blue plastic wrapped pieces.

Many thanks to Straddie and Cheech for making these guys known to us.

Buying pillies at $4.33 per kg is much better than buying them retail if one intends to hit the bay often. "

Many thanks Charlie - 'Charleville'


Fishing with high quality pillies results in more hits as they don't explode as bait pillies do with the first touch.

More information - Wikipedia


Crumbed sardine fillets

Austral Banana Prawns

Austral Fisheries - Whole Gulf of Carpentaria

Wild caught frozen at sea - Raw Banana Prawns.


Smoked Salmon

Seven Seas Smoked Salmon Packaging.

Giant Cod Swains

Hand feeding Giant Cod

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Terms and Conditions Pilchards

Cast Netting Pilchard Bait from the Beach

Unloading a catch of pilchards