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Small but well served

Lots of car parking spaces at sensible fees. The harbour attracts lots of families doing their drop... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Robert W
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Mackerel fishing - with not so many mackerel!

We did the 1 hour trip on Dawn Mist and thought it was a good choice as we were beginners. It is... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
katiedJ1465GM
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London, United Kingdom
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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!

Date of experience: April 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2015
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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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Reviewed 31 August 2015

New to fishing went on the dawn mist and it was brilliant. I caught alot of fish and even took a few home to eat. Thank you for a good day out.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank David H
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Sam T, Public Relations Manager at West Bay Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Hi David, we are thrilled you enjoyed your day! We look forward to having you back on board in the future.

Kind Regards

Sam Toms (The Skippers Son)

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