Recently five board members from Capitas Finance joined the Black Moon Crew for a team-building day. Jeremy Hartill, Chief Commercial Officer talked us through their experience.
What type of event were you looking for?
JH: Our senior management team were looking for a new type of team-building activity and thought sport fishing looked exciting. We like adventurous trips - and something which allows us to get a bit competitive! We could only really take one day out of the office and so whatever we decided had to accommodate this. Black Moon had been recommended to us, so we got in touch. They arranged a bespoke trip which suited us perfectly and it was excellent value too.
How did you travel to Falmouth from London?
JH: Well, we left the office the night before and boarded the overnight train from Paddington to Falmouth. The cabins were comfortable and we slept well during the journey. We took the same train back to Paddington the next evening, after fishing all day, so we were able to go back to work the next day refreshed and ready for a day of meetings.
How was the days’ Sport Fishing?
JH: Sean from Black Moon met us on the station platform in Falmouth and took us to the beautiful Green Bank Hotel for breakfast. It was delicious, with a varied menu from kippers to the full English. After we ate, Skipper Craig and Deckhand Charlie met our group at the hotel’s private pontoon. We boarded ‘Black Moon’, which was really smart and headed out to sea. The boat is luxurious and comfortable and Craig keeps it well stocked - we had all the food and drink we could want throughout the day.
None of our group had any sea fishing experience, but Craig was there to teach us what to do. It wasn’t long before we started to catch Mackerel. Everyone had great fun and there were loads of banter and comradery with both the Black Moon team and our colleagues. As the group got more competitive, we went on to catch larger fish such a Sea Bass and Pollock. The Cornish scenery was stunning and we were fortunate with the weather conditions. It was overcast in the morning but sunny all afternoon with a temp of about 18-degrees. The crew were excellent and all very skilled sea fishermen - we felt we were in very good hands.
What was on the evening agenda?
JH: After a great day’s fishing, we all got showered and dressed for dinner and met the crew back at the Green Bank for a well-deserved three-course meal. All described the food and service in the hotel as ‘first-class’. We all got to take our catches home too, so there’ll be some delicious fish dinners served proudly to friends and family very soon.
“Overall, it was a very well organised event with a very experienced team – it’s definitely highly recommended!”