If you count yourself to be something of a fishing addict, then a holiday in Cornwall is just the thing for you. With a coastline over 400 miles long, you’re bound to be able to find a spot where you can set up shop for the day, but nothing can beat actually heading out onto the waves to try and land a catch, and Falmouth is the perfect place for doing just that.
What can you catch in Falmouth?
With a huge range of habitats such as wrecks, reefs and bays all in close proximity to Falmouth, the seas around the town are teeming with a variety of fish for you to catch. So with the help of some local knowledge, we’ve prepared a list of some of the species you can expect to land when fishing in Falmouth along with their seasons:
- Pollack – All year round
- Cod – All year round
- Dabs – All year round
- Ling – All year round
- Mackerel – April-December
- Plaice – April-December
- Gilthead Bream – April-December
- Whiting – April-December
- Bass – May-December
- Haddock – May-December
- Conger Eels – May-December
- Blue Sharks – June-October
Fishing Trips from Falmouth
There are many companies offering an assortment of fishing trips from Falmouth, so no matter whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, you’re bound to find an option to suit you. To give you a bit of a hand, we’ve picked out a few of the local operators for you to have a look through:
Falmouth Sea Fishing
First of all we’ve got Falmouth Sea Fishing and their boat: the Carrick Lee. Falmouth Sea Fishing is based right in the Falmouth Marina, which not only makes the company easy to find but also gives customers access to all of the facilities, including free parking and showers for when you get back. Falmouth Sea Fishing has one simple objective for all of its trips, and that’s to get the guests out on the waves and enjoying a great day of sea fishing. Catering for both individuals and groups, Falmouth Sea Fishing is perfect for holiday makers.
Prices: £35.00 per four hour session starting at either 9:00am or 1:30pm
Fishing Trips Falmouth
Or, alternatively, you could head down to the Prince of Wales Pier and pay a visit to Fishing Trips Falmouth. Their boat, the Medina Mist, and its skipper, Mike, run three trips out onto the high seas every day and do their best to track down the best catches for their customers. With no experience required and tuition on offer for those still learning the ropes, Fishing Trips Falmouth is the perfect company for families who are looking to try out something a bit different on their holiday.
Contact: 07737305608; www.fishingtripsfalmouth.co.uk
Prices: 2hr session = £16.00, 3hr session = £20.00, 4hr session = £30.00
Blue Pointer Charters
Operating from Helford, a short distance from Falmouth, the Blue Pointer and its skipper Dan specialise in fishing for private groups, and offer the utmost in flexibility to their customers. Whether you’re after a spot of serious fishing and landing yourself a bass, cod or even a blue shark, or you just want to try it all out, the Blue Pointer will be able to cater for you. They only fish in the calmer waters (unless you’re comfortable out on the choppier waves) and so are perfect for family groups as well as practiced anglers.
Prices: £330.00 for a half day for ten people – contact for more information.
There’s no need to worry if you don’t have all of the equipment needed for a fishing trip, or if there’s not enough room for your beloved rod in the car, as all of the companies can provide all of the equipment that you’d need for a successful haul. If you need to pick up some supplies whilst you’re in Falmouth you should head over to the Tackle Box on Swanpool Street where you’ll be able to find everything from rods and reels right the way through to your bait.
So there it is; Sykes’ short guide on how to enjoy a fishing break down in Falmouth. But make sure you check out some of our other guides listed out below to make sure that every day of your Cornish break is a fun filled one.
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