2.5 Hours

Helford is a very sheltered port so we frequently get flat calm conditions. It is also very close to open sea, deep water and some fantastic fishing


Mackerel fishing in Cornwall on the Blue Pointer


Sometimes we can catch the types of fish normally only caught on a full day charter. Ask Dan what is about and he can advise. Mackerel and whiting are the most plentiful so if you are after some BBQ fish it pays to take care of them before getting more ambitious. It is VERY rare not to catch enough mackerel to satisfy everyone!


A great result for our first “Mackerel” trip of 2012, nearly a stone of cod!  

Dan looks after his fisher-people very well. Regardless of age and experience, you will have a great time. The kids often get to drive the boat, help gut the fish and feed the gulls. If you want to take your kids out on their first fishing experience or if you have only been on a “cheap and cheerful” trip before, you can be confident of everyone enjoying the experience.

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"