Dorset Bass Guide

Mark Padfield

Holidaying in Dorset this year? If you are, you might want to consider an early morning/evening session with lure fishing wizard Mark Padfield.

After a lifetime spent walking the shingle of Dorset's stunning Chesil Beach, Mark has, as the result of thousands of rod hours, established the annual routines of predatory fish along the huge shingle wilderness. Not just bass either, but Pollock, Squid, Salmon and Sea Trout that come to feast on concentrations of sand eel and brit.

An excellent communicator, Mark will explain everything about lure fishing that makes his catches exceptional. Why he has just six lures for all occasions out of the many thousands on the market. How to work those six lures in different conditions, to get the result you need. If you love the idea of lure fishing, but are struggling to get the results, a session with Mark will see you short-cut to success, and so enjoy future sessions with the real prospect of finding the fish you seek.

Mark's services are purely designed for visiting anglers. They are available to anglers living outside a radius of 60 miles from Weymouth.

Mark also would wish to point out that as a conservation measure, he operates a two sub 5lb fish bag limit per session.


Guiding Prices and contact information

Half-Day sessions

  • Single angler, from £110

  • Two anglers (max), from £200

Full days are available, please contact Mark for price, availability & details. 
All tackle and lures supplied. Mark reserves the right to postpone/cancel the trip at short notice in the event conditions are unsuitable/dangerous.

To book a session or for further information:

Call Mark: 07807 091818