Sharks


It doesn’t get much more exciting.

Shark fishing in Cornwall

The Blue Shark population has really increased in our waters and we hope that everyone has a fish to play rather than wait all day for one shark.

 

If you want exciting fishing but aren’t too bothered about eating your catch, then Sharking has to be the most exciting. We fish lighter than we do for eels, using 20lb rods and braid, making  even the “small” fish great fun to catch.

Shark fishing in Cornwall from the Helford River

When sharking we start by knocking up some fresh mackerel for hook-baits and chum. We then steam out to about 15 to 20 miles before slowing down and chumming the water for the last two miles. We stop the boat and run out four floats with Shark baits attached and wait. More baits doesn’t result in more fish, just more tangles and lost fish as a result, so we normally fish 4 floats and take it in turns. A good run is so exciting that most people don’t mind whether they are holding the rod or just watching the fight!

 

 

 

 

 

All Blue Sharks are put back alive; don’t even ask to kill one. Blues do not taste good and you would do better eating the bait so it really would be a shame to kill what is probably the best looking fish in the sea for nothing.


There’s plenty of opportunity to do some bottom fishing in between the shark action.

Why Are We The Best?

If we are not the best charter outfit around, we want to know why!

Unlike some ports, Helford Village and Helford Passage don't have a huge amount of passing trade so we have to be good. We have great fishing and very sheltered waters meaning we get out more than most boats in Cornwall and fish in very good conditions only.

We think the reason people come back time and time again is not because we always fill the boat with enormous fish, but because of the way we run the boat and the business.

  • All bookings are confirmed in writing and can be receipted
  • We don't promise trips that we can't fulfill only to cancel in the morning we were supposed to go
  • We almost always call the weather the night before
  • We return ALL calls and emails promptly, whether we can help or not
  • We never short change anyone on time
  • Gear losses and fuel burned always come second to catching fish and having a good day
  • We take the business seriously but the fishing is always relaxed

"We can't control the fish or the weather but we can do our best to get the rest right"