Fishing Guide to the North Coast of Cornwall
Cornwall Fishing Guide
Rock Fishing in North Cornwall
There are many places where good rock fishing can be found on the north coast, with an abundance of different species for the fisher to catch.
Good marks for ray and turbot are Trenance and Trevose, 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 nut 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 in North Cornwall
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 tow hours before low water and on the incoming tide, mostly skate and flat fish are caught here. Contact Mr D Harris (see above)
Beach Fisherman should note that in summer the beaches are very popular with bathers and holidaymakers so beach and times should be chosen with some care.
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 and late evenings and early mornings will give excellent sport.
Sea Fishing in North Cornwall
The North Coast has an abundance of charter boats available, particularly in Padstow, Port Isaac and Newquay.