At the heart of Hayle is the harbour, established by the Victorians and now a UNESCO world heritage site. 
Hayle is a small, shallow estuary and harbour. The fishing here can be great for Mackerel, Horse Mackerel, Bass and Mullet. 
This fishing boat was coming back in after a very successful day. 

Hayle's position by the sea and its 3 miles of golden sandy beaches allowed it to develop as a holiday destination. The sand dunes or Towans are the favoured location for a number of holiday villages and caravan and camping sites. The Gwithian beach near Godrevy is picturesque and a popular area for water-related sports including surfing, windsurfing and body-boarding.


The artwork took approximately 35 hours to produce. I was tempted to create a dramatic sky but decided upon a flowing stipple effect to enthasise the motion of the sea as the boat travels along.



‘MACKEREL FISHING IN HAYLE’ Limited Edition Giclee Print

  • Matthew J. Kavanagh, 'Mackerel Fishing in Hayle, Cornwall'

    Edition: 50 + 4 Artist Proofs.

    Dimensions: 40 x 40cm (same as the original) 50 x 50cm (mounted).

    Giclee print on textured card 300gsm.

    Signed & numbered.

    £195 (Free UK delivery).

    For any enquiries about the original piece of artwork or commissions please contact me.