Mackerel Fishing in the English Channel!

on July 26, 2016

So Father’s day was, what? A few months ago? But when my dad visited all the way from the USA in July, I had to treat him to a classic (belated) father’s day treat – fishing! And Mackerel fishing in the English Channel no less!

Fishing has been a big part of my life – and my relationship with my dad! He gave me the knot tutorial for spinnerbaits and taught me how to lure on the fishing line. Both my parents are biologists, and my dad studies fish (to put it simply).  I grew up fishing in the lakes in Michigan, off of docks and canoes and row boats. I learned to fly fish in the local river park when I was 7 years old.  When we travel we love to fish as well – we’ve caught salmon in Alaska and each time we visit my Grandparents we go fishing in the lagoons and briny rivers of Florida. I remember being 8 and catching a lady fish in Florida, and taking a photo back to show and tell in my fourth grade classroom.

So fishing seemed like the perfect way to celebrate a belated Father’s day, and get some sight seeing in for my parents as well! Luckily, there are some great charter fishing companies in Plymouth that are easy to find through Focus Fishing. I opted to go with Plymouth Fish ‘N’ Trips Mackerel and Deep Sea Fishing 3.5 hour trip. Their prices are really reasonable, and they also have a reduced “spectator” price (which my non-fishing mother was pleased about).


Fishing: £25.00 per person

Spectator: £15.00 per person

We had a slow start to our fishing morning…  after being promi

Sarah xx

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