Most of our fishing takes place within 10 miles of the mouth of the River Exe in Lyme Bay. Our lobster and crab pots are approximately 6 miles out, laid along rocky ridges in the middle of the Bay. Depending on the time of year, we lay gill nets by the many wrecks in the hope of catching deeper-water fish like pollock and cod. We also lay nets closer into the shores of the Jurassic Coast to try to catch bass, flat fish and rays.
As the Compass Rose is a day-fishing boat, we can fish considerably closer to the shore than the big multi-day trawlers. It also means that our fish arrives on the shore just a few hours after leaving the water, rather than being at sea for up to a week as on the bigger boats.