This is very much like my family's recipe, except we use salt pork cut into lardons instead of the bacon. I like to add a can of peas, or sometimes a can of cream corn as well.
The soup was good but lacking in flavour - our fish was pike which was what we had on hand.
I am a born and bred northern New Englander and it is a pleasure to see a simple traditional Fish Chowder recipe shared that is made in the old Yankee manner without a lot of spices, etc. added. I, my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother made/make Fish Chowder exactly as jneen has shared here. If you want a true but simple and tasty New England flavor try this recipe.
This is a wonderful comfort food. We also make oyster stew the same way.