Fish Store Opening Alerts
Jason has been fishing on and off for most of his life having previously run a large fishing boat from Lympstone in the nineties. He bought the hull of the Compass Rose in 2005 and using his skills as an experienced carpenter and joiner, re-built the boat in his spare time between his work as a local builder. He began fishing commercially in 2010.
Jason’s wife Sue meets the boat as it comes in – often early in the morning following an overnight fishing trip. She is regularly at the Fish Store when it is open, taking the orders and helping locals decide what to eat.
Son Toby is also regularly at sea, either accompanying Jason, or skippering the boat with his own crew. You’ll often see him down at Lympstone Harbour clearing the gill nets and preparing them for their next shoot. Toby has 2 years experience skippering a 100-foot schooner in the Grenadines. The boat takes up to 40 guests on day trips around the southern Caribbean islands.
The whole family is passionate about rekindling historic village-based fishing; educating residents on the best ways to prepare locally caught fish, and establishing a visit to the Fish Store to pick up dinner as an integral part of village life.