Andy Cumming is a lifetime angling fanatic. He had his first boat at age 11 and started commercial fishing as a teenager in Islay, Inner Hebrides. Andy has 20 years experience fishing off Dorset and in mid channel. As a competitive angler Andy has reached the final stages of several major competitions including the TVS and Wessex champion of champions. He has fished widely overseas including, Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Tortola. Andy is certified by the RYA and is a member of the Professional Boatman’s Association and Poole Charter Skippers Association.
Sam Cumming spent his childhood fishing with Andy at home and abroad, when he was eight he was Wessex NFSA Junior Champion and the same year he landed a 26lb blonde ray. At 16 he decided he wanted a career in the fishing industry and applied and was accepted as an apprentice at the Whitby School of Sea Fishing. He completed his fishing apprenticeship on a trawler in some of the toughest waters in the world, the North Sea, and was awarded Apprentice of the Year in 2007. Sam has now completed all the theoretical and practical training to gain his Yachtmasters certificate (RYA) and is qualified to Skipper the Silver Spray. He has made an impressive start to his chartering career and has already pushed up several boat records.
Alison Cumming has joined the Silver Spray team in 2010. Alison often answers the phone to take bookings and crew’s for Andy. Alison is a keen angler; her best achievement to date was two 8lb turbot in one drift. Top catches include a 17lb ling; 35lb conger and 15lb Pollack.