GUIDED BASS AND LURE FISHING WITH HENRY GILBEY AND MARC COWLING IN SOUTH DEVON, UK
I have hooked up with Marc Cowling of the outstanding South Devon Bass Guide service, and together we are offering fully co-guided bass and lure fishing days here in the UK along the stunning south Devon coastline.
Why south Devon?
A long, varied and breathtaking coastline, south Devon has got the lot when it comes to lure fishing - open coast rock marks, loads of beaches and numerous estuaries, and whilst we can’t control the weather, it’s rare that we are not able to get out lure fishing and have a good chance of connecting with a few fish. I learnt the bulk of my saltwater fishing along the south Devon coastline whilst Marc has lived close to Kingsbridge nearly all his life and knows every nook and cranny.
Why offer co-guided trips?
Marc and I want to offer something a bit different, and between us we feel we have got all bases covered when it comes to giving our clients a thoroughly memorable and rewarding guided lure fishing experience. We take a maximum of four clients out fishing at a time so that we can give everybody the benefit of our combined knowledge and experience, plus I will always have camera gear with me to record your day and provide you with photographic memories that will live with you forever. Marc and I are complete and utterly addicted to saltwater lure fishing and we feel strongly about how we can best impart our collective passion, knowledge and love for fishing across to anglers - running these co-guided lure fishing trips is our answer.
We are keeping our pricing nice and simple and easy to understand:
- Two anglers - £400 per day
- Three anglers - £500 per day
- Four anglers - £600 per day
A £100 deposit per angler secures your booking.
A day is eight hours from the time we first meet up to head out fishing, but please rest assured that if after eight hours out on the coast we suddenly have a heap of fish wanting to crawl up your line then we are of course open to bribery!
And if you want something different - say Marc and I on your own for example - then please do talk to us.
The clothing etc. that you need to bring with you
Proper clothing (please don’t forget a waterproof jacket), plus whatever food and drink you want for the day. Suncream as required and a pair of polarised sunglasses are very useful. A headlamp if you are indicated that you are up for some night fishing if needs be. In an ideal world you will have a pair of breathable waders and wading boots, but please do not worry if you don’t - Marc can supply them, but bear in mind that they are not top of the range breathables. Some of the places we might take you involve plenty of walking and scrambling, so dress accordingly and please tell us if you are not able to do the hard yards so that we can plan accordingly - we are here to put you on the best fishing we can, and we want you to enjoy it.
What fishing tackle do you need?
Please bring your favourite lure fishing rod and reel setup, but you are more than welcome to turn up with no actual fishing tackle if you don’t have any, because Marc and I have rods, reels, lines and lures available - no charge for the use of rods and reels, but any breakages to be paid for. We will be carrying a selection of hard and soft lures for you to use, and again, lost lures to be paid for. We imagine that most of you will be in the same boat as us - hopelessly addicted to lures and lure fishing, and we are to help with information on the best lures you might want to bring along with you.
Night lure fishing
Please tell us if you are into the idea of going out lure fishing at night for bass, and if Marc and I feel that conditions on the day would be better suited to darkness then we can plan accordingly. Casting lures in the pitch black is incredibly exciting, and can often produce really good bass fishing when daytime conditions could be a struggle. Night sessions will be a maximum of six hours from the time we meet up. Please do not worry about stumbling across difficult terrain in the middle of the night as we don’t need to for night fishing.
So you’ve read all this and decided that you want to come out lure fishing with Marc and I - what’s the next step? Well you can contact Marc here, or fill out the contact form further down this page, click on Submit, and that comes through to me. Either way works.
GUIDED BASS AND LURE FISHING WITH HENRY GILBEY AND JOHN QUINLAN IN KERRY, IRELAND
I am working with one of the finest bass fishing guides in Europe, and together we are offering some rather unique guided bass and lure fishing trips in Kerry, one of Ireland’s most beautiful and unspoilt corners.
John Quinlan and his wife Lynn have run the successful Thatch Cottage Fishing Lodge business for many years now - they overlook the breathtaking Ballinskelligs Bay close to Waterville in Kerry. Closest airports are Kerry, Cork and Dublin, and ferries come into Rosslare and Dublin. Thatch Cottage Ireland is full board accommodation, and the food is excellent!
What do we fish for?
I am hugely proud to be working with John Quinlan at Thatch Cottage Fishing Lodge - we are offering a select few trips together that are based around four days fishing/five nights full board accommodation, and whilst bass are at the top of the list, there are plenty of other options when it comes to the fishing and weather - salmon, trout, mullet, pollack, wrasse, sea trout etc. A crash-diving pollack hooked from some quiet rocky outcrop takes some beating, and without a doubt Kerry in Ireland has some of the best shore fishing you could hope to find. Please get in touch if you would like to know more, and let John and I help put you onto some fish in a truly magical corner of the world.
When is the best time?
John and I are offering these co-guided fishing trips in summer and autumn. Bass fishing in Kerry is a long season, and the beauty is that whatever the weather does there is always a viable fishing option. Summer and autumn tends to offer the most variety of fish species. I am also here to help you out with all things fishing photography related.