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