Please look at the list below and feel free to contact us for further advice.
Itchenor is well positioned within the Chichester Harbour as our departure point. There is paid car parking 2 minutes’ walk away and there are excellent B&B's and hotels in the area.
Please check the weather and dress accordingly. Take into account a mixture of boat fishing as well as wading sessions (when tide allows).
What to bring:
Wading boots without studs
Waders (not essential)
Rods (8 or 9 weight fly-rod preferred for bass)
Saltwater lines (floating, intermediate and sinking recommended)
Warm and waterproof clothes
Suncream, hat, sunglasses
Please provide your own snacks/ packed lunch
List of items that we provide:
We offer a comprehensive tackle pack for Bass fishing. The packs contain everything you need for fly and lure-fishing. Please let me know in advance if you require this service
Flies - a selection of flies will be available on board for purchase
Lures - all lost or broken lures must be paid for when lure-fishing (at replacement cost)
Lifejackets, First-aid kit and all safety equipment
Flask of tea or coffee/ soft drinks
(For corporate days and special arranged events catering can be arranged)
Fly-rods recommended: sizes 8 or 9 weight fast-action rods for bass fishing paired with any quality saltwater reel loaded with enough backing.
Fly-lines: for the 8-9 outfits we recommend intermediate and sinking lines in different densities. I recommend Rio outbound short WF 8 or 9 with intermediate sink tip. On sinking lines DI 3 and 4.
Lure-fishing: Lure-rods in the 8-9 ft range between 10-40g loaded with 20lb braid.
When fishing for European Sea Bass bear in mind they are the UK saltwater game fish of choice and have a reputation for eating anything from slow-swimming crabs to superfast mackerel. They will attack your fly or lure with incredible gusto and will swallow the largest of flies with ease.
Mobility is crucial when keeping up with the fast moving shoals of fish. With this in mind when wading make sure that you don't overkit yourself. Wearing a fly vest or chest pack when wading is recommended.
With a catch-and-release policy and conservation in mind, please remember that barbless hooks are the norm. If you have your own fly patterns please make sure they are debarbed.
We endeavour to go out come rain or shine except in severe weather conditions. You will be notified if this happens and another date scheduled for your fishing trip. If we are unable to provide you with a suitable alternative date, a full refund will be given.