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
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
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
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
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.