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Fishing in Cornwall

Base yourself at Crylla Valley Cottages for a versatile fishing holiday in Cornwall. Running alongside the River Lynher, we have two access points into fishing pools, boasting Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout. Elders love to while away the afternoons teaching the younger generation the finer art & patience of fishing. *

For the slightly more dedicated among you, besides Crylla there are many alternative-fishing options in our surrounding area. We have compiled a detailed list of local fishing hot spots, lakes, beaches, rocks, river including level access points, for you to discover and enjoy.

Fishing Locations

Map Star Number Name Contact Description Location Postcode
1 Crafthole 01579 342366 Water Open all year, night fishing possible. Surrounded by trees with depths to around 15 ft. very scenic with plenty of wildlife. Some good Perch 2lb plus and Carp way into the twenties and possibly a thirty and plenty of doubles. Try luncheon meat in a p.v.a bag with trout pellets for the bigger carp or maggot for perch. Torpoint Cornwall PL11 3BQ
2 Bake Fishing Lakes 07798 585836 Water Open all year, family freindly. This is a real favourite with course & fly fisherman that stay with Crylla Valley Cottages. Seven lakes set in 15 acres of open farmland and woodland. Clear water, depth up to 10 feet. Lake image in gallery above. Rainbow and Brown stocked weekly with fish averaging 2.5 lbs. Fishery records: 13lb 10z Rainbow, 10lb Brown. Natural flies include Damsels, Midges, Alder, Mayfly, Dragonfly and Sedges. Recommend using Damsels, Buzzers, Montana, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Daddies and Cat Whiskers. Trerulefoot PL12 5BW
3 Sibleyback Lake 01579 346522 End March – End October. Mainly Rainbow stocked regularly. Fishery record: 13lb 2oz Rainbow Common Moor, Nr Liskeard PL14 6ER
4 Plymouth   Perhaps the most famous trip out of Plymouth is to fish the reef around Eddystone Lighthouse, setting off from the Historic Plymouth Barbican, just like Sir Francis Drake himself. Crylla Valley is just a twenty minute drive away, in no time you could be heading out past Plymouth breakwater for a fantastic days deep water fishing, catching views of The South Devon and Cornish Coastline on your return to harbour.
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5 Bushfarm Lakes 01579 351102 Just minutes away from Crylla Valley, set in the picturesque Lynher Valley on an old working farm, Bushfarm Lakes offer fishing for the Course angling enthusiast, carp, tench, roach & rudd are on offer. Pillaton PL12 6QY
6 Looe   Take a day trip to the picturesque fishing harbour of Looe in South East Cornwall where you can go on a boat charter and fish for Blue or Port Beagle shark. There are many excellent marks where you can catch specimen ling, cod, bream and conger eel. There’s also fun for the whole family on one of the many mackerel trips available and of course why not enjoy fish and chips, a pasty or a dairy icecream on the quay side!! Cornwall  

Other suggestions for fishing in SE Cornwall

Disabled Fishing Access

Argal Reservoir, Penryn Rock Fishing Gribben Head, Black Head, Maenease Point, Goran Haven & Pencarrow. Special care to be taken at Rame Head, Queener Point & Whitsand Bay.

Beach Fishing

Garfish, Conger, Mackerel, Wrasse & Pollock can all be caught from the beaches Cawsand, Whitsand Bay, Seaton, Downderry, Plaidu Beach & Wallace Beach. For Flat Fish try Par (if fishing from the docks permit is required), Porthpean, Penetowan, Gorran, Haven, Penare & Boswinger Beaches.

River Fishing

The Tamar River offers numerous productive marks at Torpoint, Wilcove, Saltash pontoon & quay, Landulph, Holton Quay & Cothele Quay.

Alternatively why not organise a fishing trip from Plymouth Harbour Sea Angler II or Mirage Charters. Alternatively Looe Harbour, as pictured above; Looe Fishing Trips or one of the many other Charter operators.

*NB We do not make a charge for you to fish, but you must have a current National Rod Fishing Licence inline with the environment agency guide lines (seasonal restrictions apply); available online or Telesales Service: 0870 1662 662 or from any Post Office.

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