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Fishing has an important place in the English Riviera, and is a large part of the region’s cultural heritage. Many of the local people have generations of fishermen in their families, and it continues to be an important part of life in the area to this day.

Go Fish!

You can learn all about the South West’s fishing history in Brixham Heritage Museum or why not try fishing for yourself? The Geopark ‘Catch and Cook' discovery package is a great way to discover traditional mackerel fishing methods, and catch your own supper too with some help on hand in the shape of the sous-chef from Torquay’s Michelin-starred Elephant Restaurant who will give you a seafood prep demonstration. For the more adventurous there’s a chance to go shark fishing without having to travel to the Caribbean, although we can’t promise you’ll hook a Great White.

If you haven’t got your own kit, there are plenty of shops in the area ready to provide you with all the necessary equipment. There is a long list of beaches such as Babbacombe Beach and various headlands all offering unrestricted fishing. There is a variety of different species lurking below the waters, including mackerel, pollock, bass, mullet and even conger eel. For freshwater anglers, South Devon also has some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the region

Take a Trip

Sea angling excursions regularly leave Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, and many of the boatmen are local fishermen themselves, so you’re sure to make a catch.

So if you’re looking for something fun and relaxing to do, spend a peaceful day fishing on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.

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  1. Catch and Cook

    Catch and Cook Group Excursions

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

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    Torquay

    Have you ever fancied catching your own dinner and then cooking it? Now's your chance to become Bear Grylls! You'll be taken out sea fishing to catch mackerel in the waters of Tor Bay, then you'll take your haul back to Occombe Farm where you'll...

  2. Torquay Mackerel Fishing - The Sea Witch

    Torquay Mackerel Fishing - The Sea Witch

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Torquay

    Operating within areas of Torbay, Lyme Bay and Start Bay , Sea Witch Fishing Trips offer you a unique experience in Boat Mackerel Fishing, Angling and Wreck Fishing. Sea Witch caters for all types of fishing, small to large groups, including Stag &

  3. Ashleys Fishing Trips

    Ashleys Fishing Trips

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Paignton

    A 2 hour mackerel fishing trip - searching the local waters onboard the 'Boy Richard'.

  4. Watcombe Beach

    Watcombe Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    If you're looking for a pleasant, idyllic spot for somewhere to relax then Watcombe is the beach for you.

  5. New Barn Farm Angling Centre Paignton

    New Barn Farm Angling Centre Paignton

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    Activity Centre

    Location

    Paignton

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, we are always pleased to welcome you. At Newbarn Farm, we provide expert advice and rental equipment at our angling centre for a top-class fishing experience.

    Our site consists of 6 lakes and...

  6. Brixham Sea Anglers

    Brixham Sea Anglers

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    Activity Centre

    Location

    Brixham

    Brixham Sea Anglers Club is a great place to meet with people who shared the same interests. The club is licensed which is great for thier various evening events. They are Holders of world record for Conger Eel at 133lb 4oz.

  7. Paignton Sea Anglers Association

    Paignton Sea Anglers Association

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    Activity Centre

    Location

    Paignton

    P.S.A.A. one of the largest and most successful angling Associations in the UK, formed in 1956 it has around 750 members, and since 1985 has owned an impressive two storey clubhouse which overlooks Paignton Harbour on The English Riviera.

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