Cornwall is renowned for fishing - both sea fishing around the beautiful coast and game fishing in the rivers, as well as the many ponds and lakes offering coarse fishing.
Our nearest river is the River Fowey, which rises from high up on Bodmin Moor and travels down through Lostwithiel to its long estuary. Salmon and trout can be found in the River Fowey; Lerryn is the largest tributary of the river.
Other popular rivers for fishing locally are the Camel, which also rises on Bodmin Moor, but heads up to the north coast at Padstow, and also the East and West Looe rivers.
There are many marks in and around Fowey itself that can be excellent at the right time. There are also fishing trips available and boats for hire. Along the coast from Fowey there are manyplaces to try your luck such as Gribbin Head and Par. Nearby, Mevagissey and Looe are both very well renowned for fishing.
There are lots of good websites with information about fishing in Cornwall and the local area, and it is well worth doing your homework before you come, to get information about the best places to go and the visitor permits or fees that may be required.Most permits are available from local tackle shops or angling associations. Some of the contact information below will be useful,although by no means exhaustive!
From Fowey Town Quay you can take mackerel fishing trips on the Luna Blue, licensed to carry up to six people. The boat goes out most days from early April to early October. There are up to four trips a day, each lasting about two hours. To book a place contact Steve Perrin on 07853 201596 or the Fishing Tackle Shop in Fowey on 01726 833327
This boat offers fishing as well as recreational boat trips.Private bookings are welcome. Contact Dan on 07792 625908.
This is a spacious, stable boat offering shark fishing, and reef and wreck fishing. Contact Murray Collings for more information and to book.
Tel: 01503 265837 or 07831 616316
Enjoy two hour mackerel fishing trips or three hour evening conger fishing. All rods and tackle are provided. Phone Rob Davies on to book or see the board at East Looe Quay.
Tel: 07887 875726
Mackerel, reef, conger and and shark fishing, with all equipment provided. Contact the skipper, Patrick Davis, for more information and availability.
Tel: 07853 391090
Shark Angling Club or Great Britain
Offers shark fishing full or half day reef fishing, two hour mackerel fishing trips and evening conger fishing. All rods and tackle are provided. Find them at East Looe Quay.
Tel: 01503 262642
Snowland Angling Centre
Snowland Angling Centre is located close to Penhale Park, in Par, and has two lakes of mixed fishing, with another in the process of being completed. Fish include tench, bream, carp, perch and roach. The lakes are in a woodland setting and there is a cafe on site. Day tickets are available.
Snowlands Angling Centre
Tel: 01726 825058 / 07598 392278
Distance: 2 miles
Innis Fly Fishery
Innis fly fishery is a three lake complex spread over 15 acres, situated near to the Eden Project. The lakes are freshly stocked each week with home grown rainbow trout, and tuition and boat hire are available.
Innis Fly Fishery
Tel: 01726 852382
Distance: 6 miles
Temple Trout Fishery
At Temple they have two lakes of 2.7 and 4.5 acres, with depths of between 11 and 20 feet. Positioned in a sheltered site on Bodmin Moor, the remains of an old china clay pit, you can see remnants of the industrial past such as an old Beam Engine Pump hidden amongst the trees.
They offer rod and tackle hire, tuition and a well stocked fishing hut with a cooker and drinks making facilities.
Temple Trout Fishery
Tel: 01208 821730/07787 704966
Distance: 17 miles
Mevagissey Shark and Angling Centre
Tel: 01726 843430
Lostwithiel Angling Centre
22 Queen Street
Tel: 01208 873392
Rogers Tackle Shop (Stan Mays Store)
Higher Bore Street
Tel: 01208 78006
11 Market Street
Tel: 01579 343 177
1200m of single bank. Day permits for Trout, Sea Trout and occasional Salmon. £5 per day.
Tel: 01579 372140
23 miles of the Rivers Fowey, Lynher, Inny, Seaton and West Looe. A map of the waters are provided with the ticket. Salmon and sea trout. Visitor tickets from: Tremar Tropicals Shop, Liskeard; Rogers Tackle Shop, Bodmin; East Looe Chandlers, East Looe; Fishing Mayhem, Liskeard; Osborne and Cragg, Plymouth. £20 per day or £55 per week.
Tel: 01503 220503
2 miles on the river Fowey, with permits for trout and salmon fishing. £15 per day or £30 per week. There is also about a mile of free fishing south of Respryn bridge, near Lanhydrock.
Tel: 01208 265950