Species


With 30 species realistically possible in a day, you never know what’s coming next


Species fishing on the Blue Pointer in Cornwall


We love working from the Helford as we have some really great inshore fishing close to home. We have great reefs and banks 45 minutes from the mooring, where we have caught most of the non-flat species. If we go round to Kennack bay we have clean sand in 45 to 120 feet of water where we catch many of the round species of fish plus we have marks for Plaice, Dab, Small-Eyed Ray, Spotted Ray, the odd Megrim and sole, Turbot and Brill. As well as the flat ones, Kennack holds Gurnards, Cod, Pollack, Wrasses, Coalfish, Couches Bream, Haddock, Whiting, the odd Dory, Spider Crabs, Octopus, Squid, Dragonets, Red Mulllet, Bass…… 

 

Species fishing on the Blue Pointer in Cornwall

 

Inshore or Species fishing is probably Dan’s favourite; you have no idea whats going to come up next and even when the fishing is slow and you’re just picking away on the usual Gurnardy suspects, it only takes a 4lb John Dory or a 6lb Brill to really make the day.

Long drifts over clean sand in shallow water with light gear make for a really relaxing day regardless of age, experience or physical ability.

 

Species fishing on the Blue Pointer in Cornwall


The rods we supply are good for inshore fishing and are rated at 12-20lb. Please feel free to bring your own though, 6lb class is about minimum as we sometimes have to use 8oz leads on the deeper ground.

 

Species fishing in Cornwall from the Helford River

 

Late May/June until early December is best for for species fishing, with the last species to arrive (Red Mullet) coming up in October.

 

Species fishing on the Blue Pointer in Cornwall



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"