Kiril Mischeff are pleased to be able to offer Glenryck pilchards and sardines in tomato sauce and sunflower oil for the independent trade.
Since 1937, Glenryck has been the UK leading brand of oil rich canned fish products.

Nutritious, tasty, and convenient are perfect as part of balanced diet, as including two portions of oily fish a week can have a significant impact on wellbeing. They are packed with protein, essential fatty acids (like the heart-helper omega-3) and other fats your body needs for sustained energy and to maintain good health.

They are pretty versatile too, and can be used in a number of delicious, healthy recipes such as stuff peppers with pilchards, pilchard salad, and pilchard and spinach bake to name just a few.

Please see below some of the frequently asked questions:


Is Glenryck committed to sustainable fishing practices?

We have been in business since 1937, and it has always been in our interests to ensure that our products are sustainably caught, by well-managed fisheries, from around the world. Our fish are wild-caught, which means that they were born and have grown free in the ocean. We only use wild-caught fish because they contain higher levels of omega-3 and protein than farmed fish. You say that all Glenryck fish is rich in natural-occurring omega-3 fatty acids. Why are these good for my health?
Omega-3 fatty acids protect your heart from cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure, reducing arterial inflammation, and helping your heart to beat at a steady rhythm. You can find out more about the health benefits of including at least two portions of oily fish per week in your diet here.

What is the shelf life of canned fish?

Generally, the shelf life is three to four years for products in tomato sauce, spring water or brine and five to six years for products in oil. The ‘best before’ date printed on the cans serves as a guide.

Why are my pilchards different sizes?

Because we source our fish from different parts of the world depending on seasonal availability, sizes may vary. For example, fish from Peru may be larger than the smaller subspecies from Morocco.

What are the corrugated rings on the outside of the can for?

Glenryck fish is cooked in the can. These rings give the can added strength, which helps to ensure its integrity, despite expansion and contraction during the heating and cooling phases of the cooking process.

Why are there different countries of origin for the same product?

The fish we catch generally live in large migratory shoals, meaning they will be available to us at different times of the year, in different parts of the World. To ensure the freshness of our products, we can them a close to their source as possible.


Glenryck has a rich heritage and a proud track record of providing high quality canned fish; always sourced as sustainably as possible. Glenryck products first appeared in UK shops in 1937 and over the years demand for the brand has expanded to a wide number of countries in Europe and beyond.

We have an overarching philosophy called ‘From Sea to Shelf’, which governs every stage of our production and supply chain and is designed to ensure that our fish will always be as fresh and nutritious as it can be. However, over-fishing can threaten marine populations, so we also make sure that our sourcing methods are amongst the most sustainable in the industry. We respect the ocean and understand the delicate balance that needs to be maintained.

Commitment to the environment, as well as to our customers, is at the forefront of everything we do. So, no matter what the activity, from fishing to canning to distribution, we always strive to take the approach that utilises natural resources in a sustainable, efficient and environmentally-responsible manner