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.