Charter Boat: Bluefin

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 mile C.O.P.
Hours: 2hr / 3hr / 4hr / 6hr / 8hr / 12hr Trips
Type of Fishing: Bass, Pollack, Tope, Wrecking, Lundy Island trips, Shark fishing. midweek reductions new for 2014 bass and pollack fishing with live sandeels
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 25 knot blyth cat, live bait tank, huge deck area, cooker, twin 315 hp yanmar engines
Facilities: Toilet. Undercover seating area. Jbarbeary the rowans 8a warfield villas ilfracombe ex349nz
Additional Description:

22 Species have been caught on the Bluefin during its first season chartering:

Conger, Blonde Ray, Small Eyed Ray, Thornback Ray, Spotted Ray, Bull Huss, Tope, Smooth Hound, Spurdog, Bass, Pollack, Coal fish, Cuckoo Wrasse, Ballan Wrasse, Pouting, Whiting, Cod, Red Gurnard, Ling, Mackerel, Trigger Fish, Dog fish.

Bluefin Skipper John Barbeary's Photo
About the Skipper:

35 yrs full time fishing bristol channel and Lundy Island,compare prices before you book else where specialist wreck, bass and Tope trips from june to October, Lundy pollack coal fish wrasse, tope etc . spurdog fishingcatching as many as 150 spur dogs per day between october and may, also general fishing for conger, ray, huss mackerel , pollack bass etc also swimming with seals as seen on big blue uk

This Charter has been listed as Suitable for Diving Trips. Contact the Skipper for full details.
This Charter has been listed as Wheelchair Accessible. Contact the Skipper for full details.

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Reviews

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  • 5-star STEVE DAWE (17/02/2017)

    Another excellent trip out on Bluefin, loads of Spurdogs and big Conger cant wait till the march trip out with Holsworthy Sea Anglers. John knows his stuff and

  • 5-star Paul Murray (28/10/2015)

    My daughter Lucy had an amazing experience just a shame I was feeling ill, but it is all for her, John was brilliant and explained everything easy to understand!

  • 5-star Colin Shearsby (17/07/2013)

    Went out with John and took several new members of the club. What an excellent day both in terms of the weather and the fish caught. The skipper ensured that everyone caught fish by placing us exactly where they were and also drifting "one more time" to make sure we got maximum benefit. He supplied weights where we were short (all returned) and assisted with the numerous Tope brought aboard. All in all, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending "Bluefin" to all anglers, no matter what standard you are at.

  • 5-star nichola bullingham (20/04/2013)

    first time on board, newbie to sea fishing, it was a fantastic day, caught so many fish we couldn't keep count, we had dog fish, bull huss and spur dogs all of good size, even a star fish..... the boat is a good size easily catering for 12 anglers, the skipper and his mate were very helpful and made the day so much better, would use this skipper again such good fun.

  • 5-star nichola bullingham (20/04/2013)

    first time on board, newbie to sea fishing, it was a fantastic day, caught so many fish we couldn't keep count, we had dog fish, bull huss and spur dogs all of good size, even a star fish..... the boat is a good size easily catering for 12 anglers, the skipper and his mate were very helpful and made the day so much better, would use this skipper again such good fun.

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 152 photos uploaded

STEVE DAWE

17 lb 4 oz Spurdog

Feb-2017
STEVE DAWE

55 lb 8 oz Conger Eel

10-Feb-2017
Unknown

55 lb 8 oz Conger Eel

10-Feb-2017
Toby

8 lb 8 oz Pollock

8-Jul-2016
John

15 lb 8 oz Smooth-hound (Common)

4-Jul-2016
Andy

38 lb 8 oz Tope

4-Jul-2016
Craig

37 lb Tope

4-Jul-2016
Toby

31 lb 6 oz Conger Eel

3-Apr-2016
Kyle

17 lb 6 oz Spurdog

3-Apr-2016
Dave

19 lb 6 oz Spurdog

3-Apr-2016
Unknown

17 lb Spurdog

3-Apr-2016
John

34 lb 8 oz Tope

19-Sep-2015
Dave

33 lb 8 oz Tope

20-Sep-2015
John

7 lb 8 oz Bass

20-Sep-2015
Unknown

8 lb 80 oz Bass

20-Sep-2015
Malc

36 lb 8 oz Conger Eel

8-Mar-2015

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 29/04/2011 Fishing Report by Sue Smith

    29 Apr 2011 by Sue Smith

    Fishing Trip, Friday 29th April
    Brilliant weather, primarily an Easterly wind starting off at 20+ knots but soon dying down to a pleasant 12knots for the rest of the day, mostly sunny and warm.
    Good crowd of “Lads” from Barnstable for the day, with a couple of Sea Fishing First Timers. To give everyone a taster and to get the new lads into “the zone” while waiting for the tide to ease in the offshore marks and to get the day going had a go at dog-fishing. The obliging doggies did not disappoint, after feeding them on some prime herring and mackerel baits for what seemed a micro second, there were a steady stream of the kennel club members flopping onto the deck. No doggies were hurt during this performance, all returned to their respective kennels to fight another day!
    After nearly an hour we set off to the rough ground offshore mark approximately 8 to 9 miles out of Ilfracombe; close to the one fished the previous Saturday, in the hope of hooking up to a couple of Spur Dogs. After setting anchor in a bit of a lively sea and beam on to boot lol! The results were initially surprising! Not a doggie in site but what seemed an endless supply of their close relatives Bull Huss! I think all of the lads caught Huss with one or two being quite good doubles. They were caught on a mixture of baits including Herring, Squid, Mackerel, Sand eel, Sardines and any mixture, in cocktailed baits. The Spur dogs were not as prolific as the Saturday trip however there were again a few touching the mid double figures. We did have a couple of surprise appearances with a healthy Rocking and a neat little Thornback ray. We fished the tide through the slack well into the afternoon until the tide picked up too much and went back inshore to do a bit of feathering for Pollock or the elusive Mackerel. We picked up Coal Fish, Pollock and again the plague proportion dog fish.
    One of the lads Dan; his first sea fishing trip, although he does do the Carp…..yep I said CARP thing lol; had a fabulous day, with 6 species caught and comments like “I will be def doing this again………Soon” “when are we going again” etc, methinks the Carp…hehe, will be taking the proverbial back seat!
    We all had an absolutely superb day’s fishing, very comfortable, clean and quick boat.

    Species for trip, Dog fish, Bull Huss, Spur dog, Thornback Ray, Coal Fish, Rockling and Pollock.

  • 23/04/2011 Fishing Report by Sue Smith

    23 Apr 2011 by Sue Smith

    Lundy Island Fishing Trip, Saturday 23rd April

    Fabulous weather, virtually no wind, sunny and warm all day.
    On way to Lundy Island stopped at a rough ground mark approximately eight miles out of Ilfracombe to try our luck fishing for Spur Dog’s and Bull Huss. We used Herring, Mackerel, and Squid in baits, these were sometimes cocktailed. Very successful mark, as we caught many Spur dogs up to 16lb and several Bull Huss. We fished the best of the tide for an hour or so, then moved swiftly on down to Lundy Island.
    The weather was like a summers day getting very warm (sun burn in April) lol! A different style of fishing as we use feathers some of the other anglers used baited feathers. After a few minutes of setting up the drift, caught several small Pollock most returned to fight another day. Tried further up the island again and after several different drifts caught lots of small Pollock again and some very nice Coal fish and then moved again further up the island where we added Ballen Wrasse and the first lot of Mackerel for this season to the species list, all mature fish; one of the mackerel actually topped the one lb mark!
    We all had an absolutely superb day’s fishing, very comfortable, clean and quick boat. The skipper John was helpful, knowledgeable and very patient with the less experienced anglers.
    Species for trip, Dog fish, Bull Huss, Spur dog, Coal Fish, Mackerel, Pollock and Ballen Wrasse.

  • 04/2011 Fishing Report by John Barbeary

    Apr 2011 by John Barbeary

    charter on 14/4 50 or 60 spurs to 14 lb approx 20 huss to 13, also 17/4 plenty of spurs to 15lb dozen huss to 13lb usual dogs, first pollack of year weather great both days

  • 20/02/2011 Fishing Report by John Barbeary

    20 Feb 2011 by John Barbeary

    Caught plenty of Spurdogs to 13lb, a dozen Huss to 11lb, Conger to 30lb, Codling, Whiting, Pouting.

  • 05/12/2010 Fishing Report by John Barbeary

    5 Dec 2010 by John Barbeary

    december 5th lots of spurdogs to 13lb conger to 35lb bull huss whiting and dogs