Mackerel Fishing Aboard
The Dolly P.
From May till October, St Ives Bay is visited by vast shoals of Mackerel moving to the natural flow of the ebbing and flooding tides in a
North-East and South-West direction
The Mackerel are the main catch of the small St Ives fishing fleet and Cornish Mackerel are landed daily on the harbour-side for distribution throughout the country. Strict rules for the conservation of fish, mean that professional fishermen use hand-lines for catching the Mackerel, a traditional method of fishing and a skill passed down through generations of St Ives fishermen.
Mackerel is an oily fish, high in Omega 3 and Vitamin B12. Easy to cook, Mackerel can be barbecued, grilled, fried, poached or oven-baked. Mackerel with it’s unique strong taste makes a healthy, tasty, appetising meal.
St Ives Boats offers both 1½ and 2 Hour Mackerel fishing trips using traditional hand-lines, which is a great introduction to fishing for youngsters or novices and a fun expedition for those with more experience.
The trip to Seal island, aboard Dolly P, lasts around one hour and is suitable for all ages.
• Seat price £15 for 1½ Hour Trip
Departures are from St Ives Harbour.
Phone us on 0777 300 8000 to book your places.
Mmmm… Mackerel for tea.
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