Henry Gilbey (Sea Angler contributor, writer and photographer)

“A seriously professional guiding operation. Wow”


 R. Varney (Guided client Sep 16)

Hi Mark,
Thank you for an amazing tour and tutorial, I have been trying to catch bass now for some time and always thought they were just very rare…your knowledge and guidance has taught me that it’s not that difficult once you can read the conditions and signs. Now I just need to book in for more time with you to allow me to achieve this when I’m on my own. I highly recommend this to others it is an eye opening experience.


 T. Finch (Guided client Sep 16)

Marc delivered a fantastic day of fishing in a beautiful setting on the South Devon coast. His knowledge was incredible and he knew all of the best locations as well as being able to provide me with excellent tuition. In addition to the beautiful and relaxing scenery, Marc fished at my pace and made it very enjoyable day but I also learnt a lot too. I would highly recommend his knowledge of bass fishing and It made me realise how different it was to other types of sea fishing that I had done in the past! I would highly recommend Marc and South Devon Bass guide to anybody else either living in or visiting the Devon area- it really was a great day!

Once again, thank you for a great day of fishing Marc- I hope to be back soon!


D. Proto (Guided client Sep 16)

I arranged a days lure fishing with Marc for the end of September. We arrived, after a short walk to an amazing looking mark full of rocks, gullies and white surf. The whole day just flowed and the venues and weather were fantastic, but for me the best part of the whole experience was Marc’s helpful and intuitive manner that taught me a lot about why we go fishing. Already looking forward to our next trip!


J. Gunning (Guided client Nov 16)

Bloody brilliant day! Great guiding and great company! Fantastic Birthday present and can’t wait to put into practice again next time – definitely see you again in the Spring.


J Arthurs (Guided client Dec 16)

Just wanted to say a massive thanks to Marc for a great mornings session and a whole new insight into bass fishing in the south west I’d highly recommend him for a truly professional friendly efficient service.


Will Anstis (Guided client Dec 16)

Great day fishing Wednesday with some very rough conditions but learnt a lot with a very experienced guide. Thanks again Marc. Will definitely be coming back again next year to try my luck again.


George Rhone (Guided client March 17)

Had a fantastic day out with Marc Cowling yesterday, I’ve done many many hours lure fishing but wanted to learn some more water craft first hand from someone who clearly knows his stuff.  I can’t recommend Marc highly enough as a guide, both his knowledge and personality.


Andrew Price (Guided client Sep 16)

Marc is A1 on safety, he knows his stuff and I learn’t loads about what to look for. His knowledge is vast and he answers your questions. A really nice guy who wants you to catch bass.


Tom Lambert (Guided client May 17)

I’ve holidayed in South Devon for over 30 years and have fished the area for most of that time. I thought I would book a day out with Marc to try and learn new marks in the area. We fished areas I wouldn’t even thought of going to before. I learned a whole lot more than I ever knew about the area before and fished some super looking spots. Top bloke and top guiding service, can’t wait to get back down there.


Mark Sinclair (Guided Client May 17)

Decided to have a try at bass fishing and Marc was recommended to me as a guide for South Devon.
His knowledge of this coastline and fishing with lures is second to none.
This is a very addictive form of angling and will definitely be booking again


Ben Knight (Guided client May 17)

Had a great time being guided by Marc!! Would recommend to anyone who wants to try Bass fishing!!


Dave Rich (Guided client May 17)

Me and a friend went out with Marc for a 4 hour session, keen to learn about marks, conditions, lures etc for catching bass. Marc was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about lure fishing for bass. We both came away with a vastly increased knowledge in what to look for, so we’re more than happy, and confident that we’ll be getting amongst these awesome fish on our own adventures. Marc knows the South Devon coastline as well as anyone. I can’t recommend Marc’s services highly enough.