Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly offer
huge opportunities for fishing with something for every angler.
From sea fishing around the magnificent
Cornish and Isles of Scilly coastlines to excellent well stocked lakes,
pools, reservoirs and rivers throughout Cornwall's interior for game and
Many of the harbours around Cornwall and
the Isles of Scilly offer boat trips for wreck fishing.
With the variety of angling available
there is fishing on offer throughout the year.
For anglers using a wheel chair or who experience a mobility problem, an
initiative has been set up to provide a 'buddy system'. Their website is
Coarse Fishing is available on all major
rivers in Cornwall in addition to the many productive stillwaters and
Most of the usual species of fish are
included, plus some unusual ones:
Golden Orfe, Blue Orfe, Pike, Golden Tench
, Green Tench, Crucian Carp, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp, Grass
Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Golden Rudd Dace, Gudgeon, Barbel, Chub, Perch.
Rivers included are: Camel, Fowey,
Lynher, Seaton, Tamar plus reservoirs and many stillwaters. Salmon fishing
is available on the Fowey River. Wild brown trout can be found in Bodmin
Moor's rivers and streams.
Species include Sea Trout, Brown Trout,
Rainbow Trout, Golden Trout and Salmon.
Permits are required to fish.
River fishing for trout or sea trout is
available from mid March to mid October, and the growth of winter rainbow
fisheries means that you can cast a fly to trout every month of the year.
Winter salmon fishing is available.
Fly fishing only at top stocked
fisheries - Trout, brown and rainbow.
Siblyback is a Troutmaster water.
Stocked Rainbow Trout. Fly fishing only 1st April to 31st October.
Colliford - Brown Trout Fly fishing
only. Season 15th March - 12th October Stithians - Intermediate Rainbow
Trout. Fly fishing only. 15th March to 12th October.
Before Boat angling for the first time
it is beneficial to have a free RNLI Sea Check. The RNLI can be contacted
on: Tel: 0800 328 0600.
The South West is world famous for it's
quality sea fishing. Most species of sea fish can be landed within the area
including sharks, bass, garfish, mackerel, wrasse, pollack, coalfish,
mullet, flatfish, conger, scad, gurnard, tope, ling, whiting, pouting, red
bream, dogfish, skate, ray, monkfish.
When Sea Fishing from shore or rocks
always consider your safety. Take into account any hazards and risks and
prepare for them. Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions and state
of the tide and make sure you don't get cut off by an incoming tide. Have
the right warm and waterproof clothing and equipment.
Fishing / Angling events
Map of Fishing / Angling locations in Cornwall
Use the + scale on the left of the map to zoom in on an area. Click on a marker to see the name of the location and click the box to go to the information about that place. To zoom out click - on the scale. (Google Map integrated by www.choughmountain.eu)