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Sea Fishing

The Peganina – 01840 250527 - based in Boscastle offers 2 hour mackerel fishing trips and a longer wreck and reef trip. Can accommodate up to ten people at a time..

Clive Pearson – 01237 431042 - visit Lundy Island, swim with seals, fish for mackerel or just go out for the day. Clive offers charters on Jessica Hettie based in the picturesque village of Clovelly. www.clovellycharters.wordpress.com

Padstow – Emma Kate – 07970595244 – Celtic Warrior – 01841 532639 – both boats offer daily trips from Padstow. Trips include wreck and reef, bottom fishing and family mackerel trips. www.padstowboatrips.com

Rock Fishing

There are many places where good rock fishing can be found on the North Coast, with an abundance of different species for the keen angler.

  • Good marks for ray and turbot are Trenance and Trevose where good quality pollock, mackerel, wrasse, garfish, plaice, dabs and conger can also be found.
  • Park Head is well known for a wonderful variety including gurnard, ray, pollock and wrasse.
  • Rumps Point to the east of Padstow for gurnard, ray, pollock and wrasse. Daymer Bay and the wave cut platforms at Pentire are both good marks but require caution.
  • Godrevy Point offers mackerel, pollock and wrasse, which also abound at Navax Point. Rumps Point at St Agnes for gurnard, ray, plaice and dabs.

Beach Fishing

It should be noted that in summer the beaches are very popular with bathers and holidaymakers so beach and times should be chosen with some care.

  • The Bude breakwater and Crackington Haven are good marks for codling, flat fish, mackerel, whiting and dogfish.
  • Widemouth Bay also offers good fishing.
    Crooklets, Maer and Northcott Mouth are good beaches fished at two hours before low water and on the incoming tide, mostly for skate and flatfish.
  • Perranporth offers several miles of good beach for all flatfish as does Holywell Bay and Crantock.
  • Watergate Bay is fine for ray, turbot and plaice as is Mawgan Porth and Constantine.

Beware of weed which is sometimes brought onto Portreath and St Agnes. Chapel Porth is good for ray and turbot with other beaches providing plaice, dab and flounder. Perranporth Beach is also popular with holidaymakers so avoid busy times: late evenings and early mornings will give excellent sport.

Sea Fishing

The North Coast has an abundance of charter boats available, particularly in Padstow, Port Isaac and Newquay.

Tamar Lake Fishing

Brown trout, grayling, and the occasional dace can be taken by fly on the Upper Tamar between Kingford Mill and Bridgerule while the lower Tamar lake offers budget fishing for rainbow and brown trout. A South West Water reservoir, day permits are available from the self-service unit in the Lower Tamar car park. Season is from 1 5th March to 12th October from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. The Tamar Lakes Water Park has good car parking, picnic area, Peninsula. Gift shop and tea room, children's play area and choice of walks.

Other Lake Fishing

Roadford – Okehampton – 01409 211507
Siblyback – Liskeard – 01579 346522
Colliford – Liskeard – 01409 211507

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"Hi Nick Thanks for recommending Hot Dog we did buy a wet suit there . Just wanted to say what a great holiday we had , not sure where to start. Thanks so much for the Prosecco and the very good welcome pack including some milk was brilliant . We just loved the house the first floor balcony with views of the ocean and the sunset was amazing. The location could not have been better it really was just minutes to the beach. The house was beautiful and the attention to detail was fantastic not sure what we liked best ,clothes lines in the garden and garage for hanging up the wetsuits ,the children were in love with the ice dispenser ,comfortable beds and blackout blinds but the most luxurious touch was the outdoor shower. Please let us know what the cost would be for the week of 9th July 2016 as we are already thinking about next years holiday . Do hope we may catch your singing then as got caught up in the Tennis final on the TV this year. Best Wishes Susan"

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