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"Bait to Plate" Shore Fishing, Cookery & Chef's Table Experience Day

  • Location Brighton
  • Price from £180.00
  • Culinary
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure
  • Epic challenge


Fantastic fun for those without sea legs. This is our "Bait to Plate" signature experience. Starting with nothing more than a hand net our aim is simple... Catch our bait from the rock pools\\\*, then use our freshly gathered bait to catch our lunch. Simple!


You will be greeted outside Zizzi by Fins & Forks' fishing guide & chef Michael King before (tides permitting) we take a leisurely walk along the undercliff path to the rockpools. Here starting with nothing more than a hand net we will first aim to gather our bait from the tidal rock pools before heading to Brighton Marina to fish comfortably and safely from the marina arm, here we will fish predominantly for Bass & (if in season) the mighty Sussex Squid, we may also be lucky enough to pick up a variety of other species such as Pollock, Mackerel & Cuttlefish. Once our session concludes and with our freshly caught lunch we will head over to the Fins & Forks kitchen for a hand’s on master class covering the preparation and skill needed to turn your catch into something ready to dazzle anyone lucky enough to get a dinner invite, Following the preparation you get to sit down and enjoy your catch as part of a Chef's Table dining experience at the end of a rewarding day. We stock a selection of Sussex's finest still & sparkling wines & craft beers which are available to purchase to compliment your meal.

Much like our other experiences, in the rare event we do not manage to catch our lunch don't worry! Our kitchen is always stocked with freshly landed Sussex species ensuring you get to enjoy the remainder of the day. 

PLEASE NOTE\- The rock pools can be incredibly slippery, quite a challenge, and not suitable for everyone. Should you not wish to gather bait we will happily get it on your behalf. Equally we can only access the rockpools for a short period over low tide so again if that is not possible, we will have everything ready to go as soon as you arrive and we can hopefully use the time gained to add an extra fish or 2 to the bag.

National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Food Just bring your appetite
  • Equipment All fishing & safety gear is provided, as is all kitchen equipment including aprons.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing If its cold. Layers are best
  • Waterproofs If it looks like rain
  • Drink
  • Other Sunscreen for the hot ones


Moderate Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Fins & Forks

Fins & Forks

Fins & Forks is the experience provider for "Bait to Plate" Shore Fishing, Cookery & Chef's Table Experience Day