Fishing from Ilfracombe Pier

Fishing from Ilfracombe Pier

 

The difference between tides by the pier is large, the seawater comes up a long way, yet in fair weather, fishing from the pier can be a joy. There is easy wheelchair access and that there is no distance casting required, it makes the pier a good spot for the disabled angler

The pier at Ilfracombe can be fished with both light or heavy tackle, big baits cast out towards the sea can bring in dogfish or conger eels. Fishing towards the harbour will be suitable for lighter gear, for those species that are attracted to the cover provided by the pier itself and the moored boats.

You will lose some gear, best be prepared.

Float fishing near to the pier can be fun during the summer, with mackerel, whiting, pouting, garfish caught. Out on to the sandy areas, toward the harbour wall is more likely to be small sole or whiting.


'Just back from a 3 night stay. Our first time at this site and we were very impressed .. friendly staff, 1st class facilities and a perfect setting, an ideal base from which to explore Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. Fantastic weather made for a pretty good Easter weekend!. Will be back again!!' .. The Lloyd family

 


We came the 1st week of the school holiday's 2006. This was our 1st year staying at a new camp site. We have been to coming to Woolacombe for nearly 25 years as children and now as parents. The camp site was excellent, very clean with fantastic amenities. The weather was hot and we are hoping to have the same weather this summer please!!!!!!!

Tracey Attwood

Holiday perfection!

Having had a fantastic holiday at Warcombe farm last year, we couldn't wait to go again. We were not disappointed. It was even better than last year despite the weather not being quite so good. Where do you start reviewing such a fantastic site and amazing people.

We unfortunately had a problem with our inflatable awning and it had somehow sprung a leak. Anyone that has read any previous reviews will have come across Glyn. I am pleased to say that I met the legend and he couldn't have been more helpful. He helped us temporarily fix our awning and made regular checked through out the weeks to make sure it was ok. He really couldn't have been any more helpful. He also taught me and the family to fish and spent time with my 2 young children patiently explaining what to do. It is little touches like this that really make this site so warm, friendly and welcoming.

I am not saying anything that hasn't been said before but the facilities are exceptionally clean and well serviced, the site is immaculately clean and tidy, the shop is well stocked and reasonably priced, the staff are engaging, helpful and are always keen to offer advise should it be needed and the pitches are of a lovely size and well maintained.

For anyone that is not sure where to go camping or caravanning next I urge you to go to Warcombe Farm park- you will not be disappointed.

Thanks again Christine and everyone else at Warcombe for making our holiday so special.

The Burrows

P Burrows