Black Moon Sportfishing

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Today’s Weather in Falmouth
Fair
07:0217:05 GMT
Feels like: 5°C
Wind: 12km/h NE
Humidity: 72%
Pressure: 1024.2mbar
UV index: 0

Welcome to Black Moon Sportfishing

At Black Moon Sportfishing, we’re dedicated to taking our clients out on exciting day charters catching large fish. We fish for all types of shark, and other fish such as bass, pollock, cod, conger, ling – anything that puts up a good fight! We’re always looking for the next challenge.

Black Moon Sportfishing has partnered Cefas and Exeter University for the last two years ( 2018/19 seasons ) on the Thunnus UK research programme tagging Atlantic bluefin tuna from Falmouth. In the 2019 season we have tagged over 20 fish and the programme has gathered pace with over 30 fish tagged in total. During this season a number of volunteer recreational fisherman have joined our second boat assisting to catch more fish for the programme.

To see the feature on tuna tagging on the BBC’s One Show please click here.

Get in touch to book a fantastic sportfishing experience with Black Moon.

Welcome to Black Moon Sportfishing

At Black Moon Sportfishing, we’re dedicated to taking our clients out on exciting day charters catching large fish. We fish for all types of shark, and other fish such as bass, pollock, cod, conger, ling – anything that puts up a good fight! We’re always looking for the next challenge.

Black Moon Sportfishing has partnered Cefas and Exeter University for the last two years ( 2018/19 seasons ) on the Thunnus UK research programme tagging Atlantic bluefin tuna from Falmouth. In the 2019 season we have tagged over 20 fish and the programme has gathered pace with over 30 fish tagged in total. During this season a number of volunteer recreational fisherman have joined our second boat assisting to catch more fish for the programme.

To see the feature on tuna tagging on the BBC’s One Show please click here.

Get in touch to book a fantastic sportfishing experience with Black Moon.

Before getting on the boat, our experienced and extremely knowledgeable skipper will plan your day with you and make sure you not only have the best chance to catch the big fish but have the best possible time doing it.

THE SKIPPER

Skipper Craig Hall, has sea water coursing through his veins. He is undoubtedly the most experienced big game fisherman available for charter in the UK, and he has brought that extensive experience to Black Moon. Craig loves every aspect of fishing. He has fished all over the world, covering everything from big game fishing to smaller fish, but his real passion is sportfishing. He describes it as the most extreme fishing, where you are pushed to your limits both mentally and physically.

Hailing originally from the small South African resort town of Warner Beach, he has been fishing his whole life and gained his skippers’ ticket at just 17 years old. Craig learned all about safety at sea during his time as a rescue boat skipper for the South African Navy. Later on, Craig concentrated on fishing for large sportfish, catching hundreds of tuna and marlin. When the opportunity arose to take part in the Exeter ICCAT Tagging programme, the lure of the largest and most expensive of the tuna species brought Craig to Falmouth.

His respect for the fish is evident, and he ensures a responsible and ethical approach to fishing. This isn’t about trophy hunting. If caught, big fish stay in the water, which keeps mortality rates low.

THE SKIPPER

Skipper Craig Hall, has sea water coursing through his veins. He is undoubtedly the most experienced big game fisherman available for charter in the UK, and he has brought that extensive experience to Black Moon. Craig loves every aspect of fishing. He has fished all over the world, covering everything from big game fishing to smaller fish, but his real passion is sportfishing. He describes it as the most extreme fishing, where you are pushed to your limits both mentally and physically.

Hailing originally from the small South African resort town of Warner Beach, he has been fishing his whole life and gained his skippers’ ticket at just 17 years old. Craig learned all about safety at sea during his time as a rescue boat skipper for the South African Navy. Later on, Craig concentrated on fishing for large sportfish, catching hundreds of tuna and marlin. When the opportunity arose to take part in the Exeter ICCAT Tagging programme, the lure of the largest and most expensive of the tuna species brought Craig to Falmouth.

His respect for the fish is evident, and he ensures a responsible and ethical approach to fishing. This isn’t about trophy hunting. If caught, big fish stay in the water, which keeps mortality rates low.

Born in 1960 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, Steve started fishing at the tender age of 4, going out with his father in a 10ft open boat that launched from the surf beach at St. Agnes on the rugged North Cornwall coast.

Today, Steve’s experience of boat fishing from a surf beach has given him a very healthy respect for the sea as well as the knowledge and ability to adapt to most sea conditions, and when to head for home and when to stay on dry land.

Over the last 54 years, he has maintained his love for fishing and has fished all over the world. So far, he has fished Tasmania, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Barbados, Senegal, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Zanzibar, Canary Islands, Texas, South Africa & Cape Verde islands.

Last year he was a key member of the Petina May fishing team for the Exeter University Bluefin Tuna tagging program, Thunnus UK. Steve has recently obtained his Day Skippers ticket to allow him to skipper the Petina May for the 2019 season. With his vast experience, Steve has a lot to offer to the Black Moon team.

OUR BOATS

Our durable, purpose-built luxury sports fishing boats ‘Black Moon’ and ‘Black Moon 2’ are a Rodman 1250 and 1040 respectively. Both are powered by twin Volvo engines, with their unique marine torque and rapid acceleration they are capable of getting to the fishing area faster than most. The engines are situated under the stern deck, so on both boats, it’s quiet enough to enjoy a conversation in the large, comfortable cabins if you so wish.

A day’s charter on either boat will be comfortable, safe and fun. Your safety is our primary concern, closely followed by doing everything we can for you to catch the fish of your dreams.

Black Moon

· Rodman 1250
· 41 ft
· Custom built and bespoke set up for Sportfishing
· Twin Volvo 370 Turbo diesel with Latest IPS technology
· Outriggers
· Shimano 80 reels matching Shimano sport fishing rods

Black Moon 2

· Rodman 1040
· 34ft
· Custom built and bespoke set up for Sportfishing
· Twin Volvo Penta 260 Engines
· Outriggers
· Shimano 80 reels and Billfisher boat rods

Our equipment

THE EXPERIENCE

Whether you are a complete novice or an accomplished angler, Black Moon Sportfishing promises to make your day an unforgettable fishing experience. You and your Skipper will discuss beforehand what you would like to do and what his recommendations would be. Every trip is different; it’s a fully bespoke experience with one thing guaranteed – exciting fishing. It’s usually a full day’s charter, and we’re fully aware that it’s your day, so we’ll do everything in our power to make it a success. As with every fishing trip, success isn’t guaranteed and sometimes we return empty handed – this just makes us more determined to succeed the next day.

When you book with Black Moon Sportfishing, your Skipper will have a good chat with you planning your day to make sure you get the exact experience you want. The Boat is yours for the day, and we want you to have an experience you will never forget.

Black Moon is licensed to carry up to 10 guests.

We’ll provide everything you need for the fishing.

Our Skippers are highly experienced and well-respected in the sportfishing world. As you would expect, they take a responsible attitude, being conservation focussed and environmentally aware.

Our charter trips start in May and run through to December. This is the season when the waters are full of baitfish, and the predators come in from deep water to feed.

We have a relationship with a great local hotel – the Greenbank – located right on the water near the marina. For our guests staying there, we can pick you up from the Greenbank’s private pontoon in the morning and drop you back there on our return.

www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk

What’s included in the trip?

  • A full day sportfishing (8 am – 5 pm) in Falmouth Bay and beyond
  • All bait and fishing equipment
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • A light lunch made by the skipper (dietary requirements and special requests can be catered for)

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks, although we would recommend limited alcohol for safety reasons.

Cooking your catch

To be able to catch and eat your own fish is fantastic and, if you would like to do this, we can include it in your day. Craig can help you target pollock, bass, mackerel, sardines, whiting or cod. He can even help you cook it on the boat’s barbeque when you return too.

What we’d recommend you bring with you:

  • Warm, wet weather gear
  • Sun protection: cream, hat with brim & sunglasses
  • Footwear with grip (no high heels)
  • Photography equipment
  • Your playlist if you’d like to fish to music (Bluetooth speakers are available)

Family and friends are always welcome. We also provide charters for photographers and film crews.

We can provide exclusive Black Moon merchandise that can be personalised for you.

GALLERY

FISHING FOR BLUEFIN TUNA IN THE UK

At present it is not permitted for recreational fishermen to target bluefin tuna in the UK unless taking part in an official ICCAT tagging programme. Since 2018 the Black Moon team has been selected to fish for Bluefin tuna as part of the Thunnus UK bluefin tuna tagging programme – this programme is officially supported by ICCAT.

Taking part in the programme is an amazing experience and numerous fish have already been caught, tagged and released.

Outside of the tagging programme Black Moon do not target bluefin tuna.

FISHING FOR BLUEFIN TUNA IN THE UK

At present it is not permitted for recreational fishermen to target bluefin tuna in the UK unless taking part in an official ICCAT tagging programme. Since 2018 the Black Moon team has been selected to fish for Bluefin tuna as part of the Thunnus UK bluefin tuna tagging programme – this programme is officially supported by ICCAT.

Taking part in the programme is an amazing experience and numerous fish have already been caught, tagged and released.

Outside of the tagging programme Black Moon do not target bluefin tuna.

CONTACT

For more information or to book a fantastic sportfishing experience, just get in touch.

Or give us a call on
07885 066 357

CONTACT

TRIPS STARTING MAY 2019

For more information or to book a fantastic sportfishing experience, just get in touch.

Or give us a call on
07885 066 357

Black Moon Sportfishing