West Bay Charters for all your Boat Fishing trips in and around West Bay, Dorset. The sea fishing here is fantastic all year round and both experienced and first timers will enjoy sea fishing at it's best in Lyme Bay. We also welcome clubs as well as individuals and are happy to offer our experiences and knowledge to all who ask
Bass and Pollack trips are run in the summer with the large number of wrecks in the bay we can offer excellent fishing opportunities with only a short journey time. Anchor or drift fishing for Whiting, Rays, Turbot, Bull Huss, Ling, Bream, Tope and Plaice, can also be offered for a more relaxed and leisurely trip. Deep wreck and Conger fishing is available on the offshore sites where you will need good heavier tackle.
Wrecks, reef and flat ground fishing trips are 3, 6 or 8 hours. Rod and tackle hire is available.
Our 1 hour Mackerel trips are very popular, often non-stop action and suitable for first time anglers. Great for families with children who want to catch some great tasting fish for the BBQ. Mackerel fishing is exhilarating and the easiest fish to catch. All you need is a rod, a weight and a set of 'feathers'.
For those who have never been this is a perfect introduction to boat fishing as you drop the line over the side, lift the rod up and down and "hey presto" all your hooks have mackerel on them.
Mackerel is also a fine bait for many species of fish, so an hours mackerel fishing could fill your freezer for a whole years worth of bait! All necessary tackle is included.
For deep sea fishing you will need good quality bait or lures depending on the time of year and sea state, please ask Keith on what is best at time of booking. We would also advice that if you are uptiding, please use the appropriate strength line and shock leader to avoid any mishaps, usually 10 times the weight i.e. 8oz weight will need 80lb shockleader.
When you look in our gallery page you will see the fantastic sizes of pollock that has been caught so make sure you empty your freezer before coming fishing with us! If you have ever caught pollock or cod from a boat you will understand the feeling of the adrenaline rushing through you when you get that first knock. These fish have an amazing strength and power which will give any angler the goose bumps.
Conger fishing is an experience of it's own. These fish can weight up to 250lbs although the boat record is 133lbs from Brixham in Devon, but beware, strong footwear is essential as they can bite!
Over the wrecks you can find fantastic hauls of Cod with bags of 20 to 30 fish with the biggest Cod recorded on the boat is 18lb 6oz! So there's a challenge for you to beat! In clear waters the Cod enjoy some bright coloured jelly worms and in murky water, mackerel or squid.
If you have a specific fish you would like the best chance of catching please drop Keith a line who will advise you on the best time of year. Generally Bass is best from May to September, Cod is from early spring along with Pollock and flatties. Most other fish seem to be caught all year round.
Telephone 01308 421800
Situated next to the harbour Air & Nitrox is available to 300 bar. One of the largest tackle shops on the South coast.
West Bay sea angling club was founded in 1951, and since then has gone from strength to strength. We are lucky to fish many of our matches on the famous Chesil beach which runs from West Bay to Portland.