Available late June through to October, ensuring the warmest sea temperatures.
Shark fishing is the nearest that you will get to big game fishing in UK waters. The main species we target locally is the Blue Shark. Porbeagle, Mako and Thresher sharks have also been caught, but are rare.
A typical day usually starts early with a 12 to 20-mile steam out into the English Channel in order to reach the Gulf Stream. On the way out, we normally stop to catch fresh mackerel for bait.
On arrival to the fishing grounds, a chum trail is set (rubby dubby). This is bags of mashed up fish hung from the side of the boat which creates a scent trail to attract the sharks. We then set up the shark rods at a variety of depths and distances from the boat. Now the waiting game begins!
While waiting for a shark to bite, you will be given a rod for general fishing to give you a full fishing experience with the chance of catching your tea.
When a shark takes the bait with the sound of the screaming reel, the fun begins… now comes the fight to get the shark to the boat! This can take a while with the shark making many dives and runs. Once the shark is alongside, it is brought aboard the boat with care, unhooked, measured and a quick photo before being safely returned to the water.
No sharks are killed during this trip and are all released unharmed.
Maximum of 5 shark rods out.
All rods, tackle and tuition included, keep all you catch.
The 2-hour mackerel trips are a perfect introduction to angling and great fun for all the family. The trip is ideal for all ages and a great way to try and catch your supper.
Fishing is normally within a 2-mile radius of the harbour where the mackerel shoals frequent during the summer. Beginners needn't worry – you'll get all the help you require!
Available during school holidays from Fowey.
All rods, tackle and tuition included.
Trips can be booked individually or as an exclusive boat charter.
A typical day starts by stopping on the way out to catch some mackerel for fresh bait. Then heading off to the many reefs within a 10-mile radius of the harbour.
Fishing with baited hooks either at anchor or just drift fishing for pollack, cod, ling, whiting, pouting and conger. These trips are ideal for all those wanting to give deep sea fishing a try or just spend half a day fishing.