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“Good fun with the kids”

West Bay Fishing Trips
Ranked #7 of 9 things to do in West Bay
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Owner description: West bay fishing trips run from west bay, come on down and enjoy the Dorset sea fishing experience. Suitable for all ages and all anglers from novice to expert.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We went on the one hour mackerel trip. We didn't catch anything but who cares! The sun was shining, the view was great and the crew were really friendly. My boys (age 10 and 11) really enjoyed it even though they didn't catch a fish and want to do it again.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We did the 1 hour trip on Dawn Mist and thought it was a good choice as we were beginners. It is good for beginners as it requires little skill and would be good for children too. It was a little disappointing as none of the 9 people on the boat caught anything and the skipper was not at all surprised. In fact, he told us that we should expect for it to be a nice hour long boat trip and if you catch anything, it's a bonus. I don't disagree with this but it's not at all how it was sold to us. It's worth doing but prepare yourself to come back empty handed!

1  Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We did the one hour trip which is done with hooked lines. This is perfect for families as the skill required is minimal. Team was friendly and helped out. Everyone got at least one fish and the view of the Jurassic cliffs is stunning.

2  Thank kittybloom
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lots of car parking spaces at sensible fees. The harbour attracts lots of families doing their drop net fishing. There are plenty of fishing opportunities and the town has a more than adequate supply of restaurants. The beaches are also expansive and you get the chance to explore the two cliffs either side of the beach. It is well worth going for the ease of parking and eating if travelling around Dorset.

1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

My husband and our 11 year old son did this fishing trip together. No-one on the trip caught a single fish, so very disappointing for the money they paid.

1  Thank 1970karen
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Sam T, Public Relations Manager at West Bay Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

We are sorry you are disappointed with your experience. Even the most experienced anglers will tell you that fish are not guaranteed. I can assure you this is a very rare occasion, you just have to look at our amazing portfolio photos to see that. Sometimes the fresh air and a day out to spend with family and friends is all our customers will catch. Kind regards Sam Toms. (The Skippers Son)

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