Start Bay Fishing

People who live in the area and the thousands who visit here marvel at the wonderful coastal scenery surrounding Dart harbour and Start Bay. However, the scenery and marine life of this area under the water is visited by relatively few. Read more

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Charter fishing may seem like an unusual occupation for a woman but Hilary Hemsley is in her element taking eager anglers out to sea. Read more


Husband and wife team Hilary and Alan have been running charter fishing trips out of Dartmouth from their historic 67-year-old Dickens Class II vessel African Queen for 13 years. Read more

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Dartmouth Charter Angling boat operator Owen Mallia has been fishing since he could walk and earned pocket money during his school holidays working on Cornish mackerel fishing boats. Read more

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Start Bay encompasses the great sweep of sea between the Dart Estuary in the north and the jagged headland of the imposing Start Point in the south. Read more

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