Bass Fishing UK

Bass fishing

Booking a 6-hour bass fishing guided trip in Chichester harbour/estuary with Salty Dog is quick and easy.

Salty Dog allows 3 anglers per trip, but with a single supplement, you can have the boat to yourself.

Bass fishing logistics

The meeting point is at the harbour of Itchenor,  in the heart of the Chichester Conservancy on the pontoon directly in front of the Chichester Harbour Office, PO20 7AW. Paul meets his clients at the Salty Dog vessel at the end of the pontoon.

Look out for the car park on the slip road to your left just before The Ship Inn. There is a pay and display car park (£5.00 for a day’s parking, 2019).

Our departure time depends on the lunar cycle and varies between 06:00 and 09:00. You will be notified a week before of the exact time. Afternoon sessions, when available, will start no later than 14:15.

If we have to cancel a trip due to severe weather conditions, which happens sometimes, you will be notified before 19:00 the previous day. You will be offered either an alternative date, or you will be issued with a full refund. If you have to cancel or rebook for any reason, we would appreciate a minimum of 10 days notice; otherwise, unfortunately we won’t be able to refund you.

Paul is a top skipper and all round good guy.  Like the best guides, he’s as bothered about the ecosystem and wildlife as he is the fish.  The tackle available for use on board is top notch. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Salty Dog for a great day on the water. Dan Gazzard

Bass | Seabass | Dicentrarchus labrax

“Bass are a highly sought after fish, and bass angling attracts some of Britain’s most committed anglers due to the fighting qualities and high reputation of this striking looking fish.

A bass of 10 lb or more would be a landmark catch for most anglers, although fish much smaller than this still provide plenty of sport. Smaller bass (those under 2 lb) are known as school bass. They stay in shoals in and around estuaries, while larger bass live in deeper water and become solitary hunters. School bass will feed on worms, crab or fish while older fish are extremely selective about the bait they will take and can prove a challenge for even the most knowledgeable and experienced angler to catch.

Dusk and dawn are key feeding times for the bigger bass. They will often search for food around a specific area, usually just behind the breaking waves on big sandy beaches. Plenty of rock marks and estuaries will also hold bass.”

Read more about bass fish on the British Sea Fishing website.

Bass fishing with a group, or want to make a weekend of it with the family?  Here are some suggestions of places to stay in the area.

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