SALT WATER FLY FISHING:

Independent charters offers Salt water fly fishing as well as spinning with light tackle for Bass.

We offer a unique experience with light tackle, bass fishing in the surrounding waters off Clovelly which are a perfect habitat for large bass.

Gullies kelp beds and a huge house-size rocks not only make for spectacular scenery but also some heart stopping takes as well, you can expect other species such as mackerel, pollock, garfish occasional black bream and sea trout, all prove to be great sport on light tackle.

We accompany the Mitchell 31 Mk 11 mother ship with a 4.3 metre inflatable which is fast and very manoeuvrable and is also fully licensed and insured. The inflatable is used to access the rugged shallows and secluded bays where the bass lurk and where larger vessels dare not go, these areas are inaccessible by shore and rarely fished.

Having the mother ship in close proximity not only provides extra safety but also a platform for the other anglers to fish from and used for refreshments and lunches which you can either bring or we can provide if ordered in advance.

There is a maximum of four persons. This means two anglers can be in the inflatable inshore fly fishing, or spinning and the other two anglers can be fishing off the Mitchell, alternating every two hours.

A typical day starts at the picturesque village of Clovelly where parking is free at the fisherman's car park at 8:30am and arriving back at Clovelly harbour for approximately 17:30, spinning rods and reels can be hired, which are top of the range Shimano but not fly fishing tackle. Maximum take home is one bass per person and any bass over 6lbs must be returned as to help keep breeding stocks healthy, we also like to use barb less hooks.

All fishing trips are subject to sea conditions and sea states we would ask our clients to phone the night before for an up date on the weather.

For a standard days charter for four persons for fly fishing or spinning the cost is £400.

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