Fill a large, high sided, heavy based pan 2/3rds with the oil and place over a high heat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the Waterloo Blond beer and self-rasing flour into a batter with the consistency of thick double cream, making sure there are no lumps. Place the batter mix in the fridge.
Rinse the chips and thoroughly in cold water and dry on a kitchen towel. Toss the dried chips in a few pinches of salt.
When the oil has reached a sufficient temperature (a cube of bread should brown and crisp in approximately 5-7 seconds) add the chips to the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes or until soft but still pale in colour. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chips and place on absorbed kitchen roll.
Remove the batter mix from the fridge. Sift the reserved flour, season with freshly ground salt and pepper and add the pinch of smoked paprika. Turn the Pollock or Cod fillets in the seasoned flour to thoroughly coat.
When the oil has once again reached the desired temperature, dip the fish fillets in the batter mix and ensure there’s an even coating. Carefully place the fillets into the hot oil and cook until the batter crisps and turns a deep golden colour. Once cooked, remove the fillets and place on a wire wrack to rest.
Increase the heat on the oil and return the par-cooked chips to the pan. Once golden and crisp, remove the chips.
Sprinkle liberally with salt and malt vinegar and top with the fish fillets. Ladle lashings of tartar sauce on the side and enjoy while hot.
Serving: Serves 2+