American Sea Fishing is owned and run by Ben Hervey-Murray - a catch and release sport angler with over thirty years experience of fishing around the world, from fly fishing for Canadian Rockies trout to wrangling giant leopard sharks from the surf in California.

Ben started out fishing around his hometown of Cambridge, UK in the 80s and 90s, and was a successful competition angler for several years before turning his attention to specimen hunting and challenges abroad. 

After working as a reporter for Angling Times, sub-editor and digital editor of Angler’s Mail in the UK, and media manager in the tackle industry for a decade, Ben moved to the US and set up American Sea Fishing to share the amazing fishing opportunities the Pacific ocean Offers with other anglers. 

Some of Ben’s angling highlights include huge specimen arapaima gigas from South America, man-sized European wels catfish, specimen pike, zander and carp, plus numerous big surf species. 

Ben is a fully-licensed and bonded California Department of Fisheries & Wildlife surf fishing guide and lives with his wife - a kindergarten teacher - in Orange County.

He is extremely grateful for the support of his customers and clients, and the partners we work with. / +1 (714) 642-5770

Ben with his PB carp of nearly 50lb
Big predatory species have always featured in Ben's angling
A career highlight
Ben with a huge Leopard Shark
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"American Sea Fishing's mission is simple: to help anglers from any background succeed in catching (and releasing) the surf fish of their dreams"

Ben, American Sea Fishing

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