We asked Daily Echo readers to tell us their favourite fish and chip shop in honour of National Fish & Chip Day today.

Hundreds of you responded through our website and on Facebook.

We’ve compiled your responses and here are the shops most nominated by you.

Chez Fred, Seamoor Road, Westbourne

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This popular family-run fish and chip shop and restaurant first opened in 1989. It underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 and has been visited by the likes of Hollywood actor Jack Black and musician Jools Holland who said he'll often pop in when he's in the area.

And they're not alone as queues can often be seen out the door most evenings.

Reader Stephen Cattle said: "It has to be Chez Fred in Westbourne. The staff are so friendly and the fish is out of this world. The batter is light and the fish is so tasty. Got my vote."

Malvern Road Fisheries, Malvern Road, Bournemouth

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Malvern Road Fisheries received several nominations from our readers with people praising the quality and price of the food.

Posting on the Bournemouth Echo website, afcb4ever said: “In Bournemouth it has to be Malvern Road Fisheries, Good portions, Decent prices and Staff are friendly.

Lakeside Fish & Chips, Lifeboat Quay, Poole

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Boasting a restaurant and a takeaway, Lakeside offers chip shop staples like cod, haddock and plaice as well as whitebait, prawns and even ray wing.

It also got the thumbs up for its gluten free offerings.

Teri Talty McClelland said on Facebook: “Lakeside Poole by far are the best, always fresh and tasty”

Nick The Fish, Penn Hill Avenue, Poole

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Nick The Fish was one of two Dorset chippies to make it into a list of the nation’s top 50 in Fry Magazine in 2017.

The chippy, which is on a mission to serve “the best fish & chips you have ever tasted”, uses groundnut oil and had 19 nominations alone on Facebook.

As David Adams put it on Facebook: “Nick the fish...awesome fish and chips.”

Brown's Finest Fish and Chips, Somerford Road, Christchurch

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This fish and chip shop promises to cook your fish to your "exact requirements" whether in standard or light batter, breaded or steamed, which may be why it's such a hit with our readers.

Fresh fish, sustainable produce and food "that won't break the bank" are also high on chippies agenda.

Geoff Davis said on Facebook: "Browns at Somerford Christchurch. Perfection every time."

The Fish Plaice, The Square, Swanage

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It promises to deliver the "best fish and chips in the town" and given the number of nominations, it's living up to its reputation.

The Fish Plaice uses sustainable fish as well as locally caught fish and even makes its own fish cakes on site.

Debbie Hopper said: "The plaice in Swanage has by far the best fish & chips in the country let alone county - batter crunchy and chips are perfect - staff friendly and cheerful, helpful and efficient."

Smithsons, Seabourne Road, Southbourne

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Mentioned 14 times on Facebook, readers rated the shop's portion sizes, service and quality of food.

Rob McTaggart said on Facebook: "Smithsons in Southbourne, different class to all these, massive portions and a bargain. No contest."

Karsberg Fish & Chips, Turbary Road, Ferndown

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In 2016, Karsberg hit the headlines after opening the first drive-through fish and chip shop in Dorset and the second in the country.

The drive-through opened as part of a £35,000 investment aimed at improving trade and helping older customers. And it's clearly working as Karsberg earned itself several nominations from readers.

Adam Wills said: "Karsbergs Fish And Chips, Turbury road, Ferndown is a consistently excellent fish and chip shop - been going fortnightly for 3 years and never had a bad meal - good portion sizes too. Fantastic."

Robinsons Fish & Chips, King John Avenue, Bearwood

Bournemouth Echo: FRYING HIGH: Ian and Jeanette Robinson at Robinson's Fish & Chips

Robinsons was the second fish and chip shop in Dorset to be named one of the best in the country along with Nick The Fish in 2017.

Run by a couple who grew bored of retirement and went back into the fish-and-chip business, it's lucky their customers they did.

Carol Bevan who nominated Robinsons on Facebook said: "Unbeatable service, so much choice, wonderful value and heavenly food. Pensioners special incredible."

Sunny's Fish and Chips, Christchurch Road, Boscombe

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Serving fish and chips for the past 28 years, Sunny's uses groundnut oil and cooks to order.

Fans of Sunny's praised its pea fritters, chips and prices.

Wayne Jones said on Facebook: "Sunnys in Boscombe. Please tell me it's still open. Freshly fried chips and fish.. Brill and helpful polite staff."

Harlees Fish & Chips, The Quay, Poole

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With panoramic views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island, Harlees offers everything from rock to sea bass to more exotic delights such as squid.

Kirsty Pixie Harrington said on Facebook: "Harlees Fish and Chips on Poole Quay are by far the best chip shop/restaurant I’ve eaten in in Dorset."

Daniels Fish and Chips

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With seven branches along the south coast, the branches in Hamworthy and Broadstone both had special mentions from our readers.

Daniels prides itself on using 'frozen-at-sea' fish which is filleted and frozen within four hours of being caught and makes its own homemade tartare sauce.

Ricardo Zanelli said on Facebook: "Daniels fish and chips Broadstone. Best fish ever. Excellent service."

And don't forget, you can buy any large fish and get your chips free at Long John's with the voucher in today's Daily Echo!