Torridge Marine Fishing Trips

Fishing Trips Leisure Trips Boat Maintenance

Come aboard "Fender" my 18ft open boat. A family boat for many years, which now caters for small groups for either a few hours out cruising the river Torridge on a leisure trip or a fishing trip with everything supplied right down to the hook!

Fancy something a little different? A real family favourite of ours is an evening trip to Weare Giffard and we wanted to share this experience with you. We stop at Bideford on the way so you can get a famous "Hockings ice cream" (made in Appledore). We carry on up the river Torridge to Weare Giffard where the trees overhang the river banks and as the river narrows, it moves away from the road noise – a little piece of Devon heaven. A camera is a must as there is usually plenty of bird life such as herons, eagrets, ducks, swans, shags and cormorants and if you are really lucky, the occasional kingfisher. This is Tarka the otter territory, so fingers crossed that your trip will include a glimpse of an otter. On the way back we can stop at Bideford so you can get fish and chips or just a cup of tea before heading back to Appledore.

So come and join me in the sheltered waters off Appledore where the picturesque river Torridge and river Taw meet the Atlantic. As an active crew member of the RNLI for over 20 years you're in safe hands with all life jackets provided. I can organise trips to suit just you or you, your family and friends. I look forward to welcoming you onboard soon. 

Gary Stanbury

P.S. New to the area? On holiday with your boat? Just got your first boat? Need a local knowledge trip? Let me help you and show you the local area…Where to go on the river and what to stay away from. This is not a RYA course with an exam but is practical advice from someone who knows the area to help you get confident on the river with your own boat. Please note Gary still recommends that you do an RYA course, as well as this knowledge trip. Please call for prices, if you have any questions or would like to book: 07866 314260
Gary also recommends that you use the RNLI free service that looks at the safety aspects of your boat.


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