After spending twenty years at sea as a commercial fisherman, James had a brief stint of working on land, which quickly confirmed his belief that he belongs on the sea! He bought a 21ft Cygnus, Dolores in 2012, and put up a sign offering himself up as a skipper for mackerel fishing trips. He quickly gained a reputation for his friendly, welcoming manner and knowledge of the local waters. James has been running his fishing trips out of St Mawes since 2012, and has gathered some nice reviews from happy customers along the way (as well as a few mentions in the national papers!).

Here’s a small selection of reviews so you don’t have to take our word for it!

Within minutes of the lines going into the water, the fish came on thick and fast to the delight of our two youngest. We lost count after about 25 or more… I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience a short trip afloat.
Stuart P

Would definitely recommend ….. superb fun, excellent rates ….. and very memorable !! The boys were beside themselves with joy. They’re still talking about it now. “When can we go back fishing with James…?” is all we hear. So, thanks again, James, and we recommend without hesitation.

Thank you James a great experience, great value for money, you are a true ambassador for Cornwall and UK tourisum. We will be back!
Mark and Donna

James made it an absolute pleasure with his relaxed and extremely professional character. If I every come back to St. Mawes I will definitely go again!
Tim Arntz

If you want to read more about James Brown and his fishing trips aboard The Madeline Rose or his previous boat you can also head to the links below;

Lobster please, and make it snappy – Financial Times travel review

Holidays in Cornwall – The Daily Telegraph

Trip Advisor – #1 Attraction in St Mawes, Cornwall!!

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