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

 


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We could not believe how good the amenities on this sight were. From the spotlessly clean underfloor heated shower block to ones own water tap, drainage point, barbecue and picnic table plus bike stands, and fire extinguisher. Also I could get WiFi in the caravan. There was a nice view of the fishing lake and ducks.

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From our pitch we had stunning views of the rolling Devon countryside and the Sea, which was amazing to sit and stare at whilst having breakfast and evening meals.

Our pitch also had its own water supply, bike racks, BBQ stand, Picnic bench and lighted electric point and was of a good size - all of which made things that little bit easier and much more enjoyable.

The camp site is perfectly located with easy access to the Stunning Mortehoe and Woolacombe bay.
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