The Salty Dog Blog

Do you want inside information about Salty Dog? Do you want some tips on how to get that catch of a life time, and advice on what gear to use? Want to have some fun on the water and get to know far off exotic destinations? Then the Salty Dog Blog is the right place for you.

We all need some down time sometimes: spending time doing that one thing we love most. At Salty Dog I can’t wait to get to the end of the week, pack up the gear, and head down to the boat to chase some bass. And equally, I cannot get more excited when I have a trip planned to an off the grid destination. To show clients the places Salty Dog loves to visit and fish the waters we get enthusiastic about. 

I especially love this quote by Henry David Thoreau and think it says it all:

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

This quote begs the question: why do you fish? I found a forum while Googling, and the participants estimate that there are around 220 million recreational fishermen worldwide! All those people can’t be wrong, right? Which of the following reasons are your reasons, or do they tick all the boxes?


To get outside and enjoy nature  

To be on or near the water  

Adventure Fishing is a new challenge every time you hit the water  

To dream…  

The unknown…

For me, it’s definitely a combination of all of the above. If you have any other reasons on why to fish, please let us know!

Well, if you’d like to find out more about bass fishing on the south coast of England, or travel fishing to West Africa, then keep reading. We want to take you with us.


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São Tomé & Príncipe

Preparations: São Tomé & Príncipe I’m really excited! But also slightly nervous. I grew up in South Africa, so I’m no stranger to Africa, but São Tomé & Príncipe is off…

How to tie a snell knot

How to tie a snell knot Watch Paul in this short video to find out how easy it is to tie the snell knot. A crucial knot in your armour…

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Ramblings of a fisherman

Going Going Gabon! ‘When cold autumn winds greet me from the north, my thoughts drift to tropics down south where the longitude and latitudes are stretched out wide and the African jungle…

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Building a boat, building a dream

Building Salty Dog: 23 ft Wilson Flyer I commissioned Salty Dog, a 23ft Wilson Flyer, from Brian Wilson in 2010. He was the designer and builder of the original Wilson Flyer,…

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The Story of Salty Dog  The story of Salty Dog started long before it actually started! As dreams usually do … First of all, a little background on Paul and where…