1. Are there any forms to sign?
All clients will be required to complete a Client Booking Form in order to ascertain your contact details, current levels of experience, what equipment you require, the set date you have chosen and what specifically you would like to learn.
A Health & Safety brief will be emailed to you in advance of the session whereby you’ll be asked to sign a liability disclaimer (stipulated by my insurers) declaring any medical conditions or injuries that may increase the likelihood of an accident/incident. Additionally, in signing this form you are accepting the risks involved with participating in activities within a potentially dangerous environment.
2. What is the booking process?
Once you have chosen one of the set dates from our Available Dates section and Contacted us – in addition to the forms mentioned above, the email will contain details of where to send the £100 deposit (required in order to secure you’re booking). Once this has been completed you will receive an email confirming your booking with us.
One week before the session, I will contact you with an early ‘weather call’ just to inform you that the session is going ahead based on the forecast conditions. Approximately 48 hours prior to the session, I will contact you again with a specific meeting place and time from which the session will commence.
3. Do I need to bring any of my own equipment?
Please bring your favoured set up (rod, reel, lures etc.) but you’re more than welcome to turn up with no actual fishing equipment as Henry and I have the latest modern rods, reels and lures available – there is no additional charge for this. However, as per our Terms and Conditions any loses or damage will be charged at cost. If you would like a list of lures to bring with you, then please do not hesitate to ask once a booking has been confirmed.
Furthermore, you will need to bring your own water-proof jacket, a hat suitable for the conditions, sun-cream, food and water (fluids), head torch, Polaroid sunglasses and preferably – your own waders. I do have PVC/rubber and neoprene waders in all sizes available, but for your own comfort I would strongly recommend attaining a pair of breathable waders as there is very likely to be a fair amount of walking (some minor wading) involved in these activities.
4. Where do I send the deposit once I am ready to confirm a booking?
Details of where to send the deposit will be on the email sent to you following initial contact. A BACS transfer is the preferable method.
5. How and when do I pay the remaining balance?
The remaining balance needs to be paid in cash at the end of the session, whereby a signed receipt will be issued (for HMRC purposes). The final balance will be calculated by taking into account the number of anglers completing the session alongside you (if you’re participating in one of our ‘Exclusive’ Group sessions) and whether any damages or loses (lures) have occurred.
Please see our Packages and Prices section for details of how the number of anglers affects the final balance.
6. What happens if the weather or conditions are not suitable on the day?
The safety of our clients is paramount therefore, if the weather or sea conditions are considered unsuitable or dangerous, then a call will be made at the earliest possible opportunity.
Following this, an alternative session will be arranged with you, or a full refund can be administered.
7. Is there a suitable Hotel or B&B that you’d recommend?
The Buckland Tout Saints Hotel just outside Kingsbridge is centrally located, competitively priced and has an excellent reputation.
8. What does ‘charged at cost’ mean in relation to lost lures or damaged equipment?
If you lose a lure or damage a piece of equipment, then you will be expected to pay the amount it will cost me to replace it at the end of the session.
9. Why offer Co-Guided sessions?
With my extensive local knowledge of bass fishing around south Devon coupled with Henry’s technical knowhow, experience of fishing with guides all over the world and, of course, his reputation as a superb photographer, we believe that our collective knowledge and passion for bass and saltwater lure fishing can best be imparted by facilitating these sessions.
Our aim is to accelerate your learning and provide a thoroughly memorable lure fishing experience – something a bit different.
10. Can we fish at night?
If the conditions are conducive to doing so, then 100% yes! Sessions that are completed solely in darkness will be reduced to 6 hours (to take into account fatigue) however, we anticipate that many sessions will either commence or end in darkness due to the fact that it is such an exciting way to lure fish.
Moreover, this particular activity will be conducted from beaches (sand or shingle) – not from rocks due to Health & Safety reasons.