Who we are..
Down the Cove is a family run business based in Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula.
Roger, who you will see in many of the tuitional videos, has a fishing boat based in Newlyn. Roger was Deputy Station Officer of Mullion Coastguard Cliff Rescue team for over 20 years which is why you will see a lot about safety on our site.
We are always pleased to hear from people so please feel free to contact us anytime
Bev & Roger Pashley
Tel 01326 735017
How Down the Cove began…
Based in Mullion on the fabulous Lizard Peninsula we, like many other households in Cornwall, have had many visitors to stay over the years and we have also met lots of great people staying in local accommodation. Without question, each and every one of them has shown a great interest in catching and eating seafood.
In particular we have often been asked to show people how to prepare and eat shellfish as it’s something many people would like to try but are wary of ordering a seafood platter in a restaurant as they are not sure how to eat it and don’t want to look foolish.
Likewise, many people would love to have a go at catching a fish or would love to take the kids crabbing but are unsure where to start….
Hence www.downthecove.com was born.
The main aim of our website is to show people how to catch, prepare and eat seafood and with this in mind we have provided lots of information and video tutorials to make this achievable for everyone.
Being based in Cornwall, we also provide lots of information and images covering over 300 miles of stunning Cornish coastline and also give an insight into some of the traditions and festivals found in the area. That said, much of the information provided on the site regarding fishing, crabbing, preparing and eating seafood is relevant no matter where you live.
Having provided all the knowledge for people to experiment, we felt that a central place where any equipment required could also be purchased and our online shop therefore supplies fishing equipment, crabbing kits, cookware and utensils for preparing and eating seafood, smoking ovens and loads more including a selection of fabulous coastal related gifts.
We have developed our own bespoke products and are very proud of our crabbing kits and also our shellfish tools kits, both of which have proved very popular. We also provide home smoking kits which include smoking ovens, a variety of wood chips and books – these again are popular and very much on trend!
This is just a start and we have lots more pages planned!