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'Bait to Plate' Boat Fishing, Cookery & Chef's Table Experience

  • Location Brighton
  • Price from £245.00


Get afloat with a 3hr inshore fishing trip before heading over to Fins & Forks HQ for an afternoon in the kitchen, learning how to prepare and cook fish with confidence as you cover a selection of species and recipes with celebrated Chef Director, Michael King. The day culminates in a 6-7 course tasting menu at our Chef's Table with your catch taking centre stage.

Available from March-November each year, 2-4 persons


Your day starts by being greeted at the marina before embarking on a 3hr inshore sea fishing trip aboard Brighton's premier leisure fishing vessel - BIF1. Captained by the one and only "Fishy Rob". Robin is Brighton's resident sea angling expert and writer of a top 10 UK sea angling blog. With his guidance & tuition, you WILL catch your supper.

Seasonal species will almost certainly include bass, with squid, plaice, mackerel and Neptune willing, maybe a few surprises during various times of the year. The best thing about going out on BIF1 is that fishing using lures (artificial imitation baitfish) = no bait. No bait = no stinky bait fingers!

Once you are back on land you head over to the Fins & Forks kitchen where the day concludes with a preparation and cookery masterclass centred around whatever you have skilfully plucked from the channel. Here you can expect to learn the secrets of how to get crispy skin EVERY time and how to make our squid pakoras, plus some other seasonal favourites depending on your catch.

Even if you don't manage to catch (which is a genuine rarity for Rob's clients), the Fins & Forks kitchen is always stocked with freshly landed Sussex species ensuring you always get to prepare and cook some of the freshest seafood around before sitting down to enjoy it as part of a Chef's Table dining experience at the end of a rewarding day. Here you can sit back and relax whilst feasting on a tasting menu centred around your earlier efforts. We stock a selection of Sussex's finest still & sparkling wines & craft beers which are available to purchase to compliment your meal.

PLEASE NOTE. Sailing times vary throughout the year. If weather means we cannot sail we will switch your booking to our fly fishing package unless advised otherwise 

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    What's included

  • Food You will cook and eat your way through the afternoon on a culinary journey through Sussex's coastline and waterways
  • Equipment All fishing, safety and cooking equipment is provided, along with aprons.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing layers are beneficial,
  • Waterproofs Spray is not uncommon given Rob's eagerness to get to the fishing grounds
  • Food Should you need a snack onboard
  • Drink


  • Moderate Policy