Guided game fishing in the stunning locations of Devon and Cornwall
KERNOW GAME FISHING
Many thanks for your enquiry about Chris Ogborne Flyfishing and Kernow Game Fishing.
Our business philosophy is and always has been based on personal service of the highest
quality. Only the very best is good enough.
Apart from the basic cost of renting our North Cornwall cottage we have no price
list, no fixed pricing scales and no pre-set conditions for your booking. Every element
is customised to individual needs. The daily charge listed below gives an outline
only and is intended purely as a guideline.
The pristine environment of Devon and Cornwall is one of the last places in Britain
where the committed angler can enjoy true wilderness fishing. We offer sport of the
very highest calibre for the truly dedicated fisher.
You will have the option of fishing the wild and rugged north coast of Cornwall ,
through to the intimate and softer south Devon coastline. You will stalk Bass in
the surf on Atlantic beaches, seek them at dusk in the salt marshes, or catch them
from the rocks in sheltered bays.
The river options are too many and varied to list holding salmon, sea trout and wild
brown trout. Although there are many options our trips are usually focused on the
beautiful River Camel, which is arguably one of the prettiest and most productive
freestone river systems in Britain . On one day you may fish above the wood line
amongst the granite outcrops and gorse bushes of the moors, whilst on another you
will be secluded in an intimate, tree-shrouded valley with a leaf canopy overhead.
We make no apology for stating that our services are not for novices or beginners.
Only established fishers, those who seek specimen, wild fish in immaculate surroundings
will be able to fully appreciate what is on offer. Very simply, if you need help
with your casting then please look elsewhere – we are here to teach you to fish,
not to cast!
Chris Ogborne needs little or no introduction. Gaining a record number of caps, he
represented and captained his country on the international flyfishing stage for over
twenty years. He has been English national flyfishing champion (twice), European
champion, and was part of the hugely successful gold-medal winning England teams
for three decades.
Chris is an established author and journalist and a long-serving angling Consultant
to Hardy & Greys, probably the best known tackle company in the World.
He has pioneered his own unique style of saltwater flyfishing for Bass, although
with his local knowledge you are likely to catch up to four or five different sea
fish species in any one day – all on the fly! What to expect -click this link
We also employ the services of top class local guides, many of whom are fully fledged
In North Cornwall our cottage has a fixed price of £850 per week for the summer season.
Cottage takes up to six persons (large double, twin and occasional double/single).
Larger parties or ‘overflow numbers’ are accommodated in an adjoining property on
a B&B basis.
Weekend or long weekend breaks may be available.
Smaller groups can be hosted in private accommodation, with the added option of gourmet
dinners or barbecues.
A variety of packages are available. They range from a single day’s fishing through
to a full, two week angling holiday, Typically, the ‘wild fishing’ package combines
one day each on the moorland brown trout, the middle river for trout/sea trout,
and beach flyfishing for bass and mullet.
Fishing packages may be combined with a holiday weeks rental, selected high quality
pub accommodation, or taken on a ‘fishing-only’ basis.
Chris Ogborne can be booked as your guide for fishing, walking or bird watching.
He will show you the ‘secret’ Cornwall amongst the moors and valleys, take you birding
along the cliffs, or introduce you to flyfishing in the ocean, the beaches or the
Camel estuary. Saltwater flyfishing is subtle, delicate art and Chris will steer
you through the intricacies and show you his favourite spots, sharing two generations
of local knowledge.
All guiding bookings are on the ‘full day’ basis, from £250. This minimum fee is
for two rods (so you pay a minimum £125 each) and includes your guiding, transport,
lunch and drinks. The timing of your day will be variable, according to tides, weather
and time of year.
Food can be geared entirely to your needs and will range from a Champagne breakfast
through to packed lunches, BBQ, or a full dinner party. Fresh West Country seafood
is second to none and a lobster or bass on the BBQ can make for the perfect end to
the perfect day.
Chris has many years of experience in the wine trade and will always be able to find
that unusual or special bottle to compliment the gourmet food.
These can include any or all of the above, tailor made to client requirements.
We have over fifteen years of experience in Corporate Entertainment and our client
list, which includes many blue chip companies, is an enviable one.
All the fishing tackle you may need can be supplied as part of your package.