BIF is a guided fishing service running from Brighton Marina specialising in close range fly/ lure/ lrf fishing for bass, cod, pollock, wrasse, plaice and species hunting. Designed purely with the lure angler in mind, she is equipped almost bare boned. Comforts have been sacrificed for the sake of pure fishability.
Driven by results...
The sheer delight in hooking big predatory beasts in sub fifty feet of water, on 28gm class lure tackle, or #9 fly gear, simply cannot be expressed with any amount of creative writing. As a successful salmon anglers once said "The bug is in the tug". Well, the bug is also in the crash diving, reel screaming effect of bass, wrasse and pollock trying to make it home again. And the variety is endless. In the three years of research leading up to this project, as well as the usual suspects. Fly and lure caught turbot have features, as well as plaice on big shads, undulate rays, all the gurnard species etc etc. Smiles Guaranteed on faces...
THE BIF Beginnings...
BIF originally comprised of a partnership of 2 skippers. Recently qualified for commercial skippering, but with many years both afloat and ashore between them. Robin Howard, a.k.a. Fishyrob, and Bruce Dickinson, former lead guitarist of the rock group “Little Angels” and a very successful businessman in the world of music education with an MA in education management.
It was a strong desire to give something back to the world of music, that saw him launch a new college with WATERBEAR. It was an immediate success, but the cost was on Bruces time at the helm, which sadly had to be given to WaterBear, , which is now his full time focus. Happily, Bruce is still to be found on board, in his rare free moments.
Insured and Legal
"B.I.F. 1" carries full indemnity insurance, with third party cover to £3 million.
Skippers are certified for passages up to 3 ,miles from nominated port, in fair weather conditions in daylight.
"B.I.F. 1" is certified coded to category 5 of the Maritime and Coastguard agency code of practice.