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Fishing Breaks

 If you’re hooked on fishing and looking for somewhere in the UK to indulge your passion, South Devon may prove to be just the kind of destination you’re angling for.

The English Riviera has a long history as a Devon seaside resort, and is as popular with those looking for fishing breaks as it is with beach lovers. The area around Torquay, Paignton and Brixham has over 22 miles of coastline, and many of its beaches and headlands offer unrestricted sea fishing.

Fishing Holidays in Devon

One of the most popular spots for locals and those on fishing breaks is Brixham Breakwater, close to the area’s only remaining active fishing harbour. Float fishing and bottom fishing are common here, and species that are often caught include mackerel, dogfish, conger eels and pollock.

As well as the many popular fishing locations dotted around South Devon, there are also numerous spots that are quieter and off the beaten path. One such is Elberry Cove near Broadsands beach in Paigton. After a short rural walk through fields and country paths you’ll come to a prime location that’s a favourite amongst locals. Fish caught there regularly include Mackerel, Bass and Flounder, with the occasional cod making an appearance.

Shore fishers will also find good fishing to be had from the piers in Torquay and Babbacombe. Meanwhile, all of the local harbours offer regular excursions out to sea for anglers of all experience levels and persuasions, ranging from family orientated fishing to deep sea shark fishing.
The towns of the South Devon coast also cater well for fishing breaks, with plenty of bait and equipment shops whose owners will be happy to advise you on the best fishing spots on the Riviera and the types of fish that are out there.

Accommodation for fishing holidays in south Devon

As a popular seaside resort, the English Riviera has a wide selection of accommodation suitable for fishing holidays ranging from guest houses and B&B’s to hotels and caravan parks. To find and book accommodation in the area, or to learn more about fishing breaks in Devon, simply continue to browse our website.

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  1. Tor Dean - Traditional family run licensed accommodation .

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    Nicola and David welcome you to The Tor Dean . An award winning 4 star Guest Accommodation and is the ideal location for anyone wanting to enjoy your Fishing holiday on The English Riviera.

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    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...

  3. Torquay Mackerel Fishing - The Sea Witch

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    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 &

  4. New Barn Farm Angling Centre Paignton

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    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.

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