The keen early morning bargaining around the kaikia along the quays proves that the fishing fleets of Skopelos are still a going concern. Restaurants and even individual households buy direct from the boat, as do some visitors. Some holidaymakers even bring or buy a rod to catch their own supper along the beaches and quays, and chartered deep-sea fishing trips are also an option here. A few words of Greek will win you new friends wherever you go.