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Fishing Breaks In Torquay And Devon

Article By: Jack Thompson

This article focuses on fishing in Torquay and Devon and where the best places are to visit to escape and enjoy your favourite past time. The article has some information on Day Trips as well as an accommodation suggestion and where to buy fishing equipment once on holiday.

Submitted:Apr 13, 2012    Reads: 7    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Torquay and Devon Fishing Breaks
There are some areas for fishing in Torquay with some great hidden gems to unearth and enjoy on the South Coast. Whether you like to get away and fish by yourself or like to go on day trips Torquay really has it all on offer. Most Day trips are un from Torquay harbour and signing up or booking in advance is normally a great idea. If you prefer to go it alone there are some fabulous places to visit.
It does not really matter what level experience you have when fishing as there are many different fishing choices on offer in Torquay. There is Deep Sea Fishing, Night fishing, Wreck fishing, Bass fishing. Shore fishing.
My favourite locations to visit in Torquay.
1) My favourite - Meadfoot Beach & Thunder Hole (Torquay) - A gorgeous beach located just a 10 minute walk from Torquay harbour and easily in the nicest part of Torquay you can enjoy some amazing sun rises and sun sets and stunning scenery. Jake's tip - stay at The Meadfoot Bay Hotel near Meadfoot Beach, family run. gorgeous rooms, great breakfast, fishermen friendly.
2) Princess Pier (Torquay) - Located next to the Princess Theatre on the harbour in Torquay. It is a popular choice for tourists and locals and is a great spot to access the local shops and restaurants as they are only 5 minutes away...or refill your tea and coffee.
3) Hopes Nose - This is in my opinion more of a professional area to fish and offers a mixture of bottom and float fishing.
4) Elberry Cove (Paignton) - A great place to catch spinning bass and bottom fish like flounder.
5) Babbacombe Pier - A great spot to fish BUT it does get a bit crowded. It actually put me off going back as it was too busy and noisy.
7) Oddicombe Beach - I always find I catch more here in the winter, nice little place to relax.
6) Brixham Breakwater - Most fishing records have been recorded in Brixham and it remains on of the UK's busiest active fishing ports. If you do not have transport this might be a bit too much of a mission to get to if staying in Torquay. There are hardly any accommodation providers in
Brixham so if you do not have a car it makes it a bit hard to access.
Fishing Day Trips
When visiting Torquay I have tried out many of the local day trips. I have always had a great time and met some great people on the way. I prefer to have a bit of a mix when I go to Torquay so I like to chill out on a beach by myself and fish but I also like to break up that alone time with the day trips. They are great value as well. Below are a few suggestions of a few you can try that I would recommend.
The Samuel Irvin 3
The Samuel Irvin 3 is a Blyth 33 Catamaran built to the highest specifications.
Kelly's Hero Charters
Kelly's Hero is family operated and a 335 HP Cummins powered 'Lochin 33'. Fitted out with a WC and onboard galley.
The African Queen
Owned and run by husband and wife team, Alan & Hilary Hemsley, both qualified, experienced skippers with over 20 years experience fishing out of Dartmouth.
Torquay is by far of one of my most favourite places to visit for fishing not only in the UK but in the world. As a resort I think it has everything from great access, great accommodation, great weather (most of the time) and things aren't over the odds expensive. The accommodation. I would recommend direct booking with any hotel you choose however as they can often better any price that you see on the big booking agencies. I never really like to pack a lot of gear either and treat my holiday in Torquay as an excuse to buy some new equipment, I have found a great little shop on Victoria Parade called Tidal Tackle. They are very knowledgeable and definately worth popping in to.


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