Fishing in North Devon

For many people visiting the North Devon coast, the beautiful coastline and the opportunities to catch a variety of saltwater fish makes for the perfect setting for a spot of sea fishing, while the rivers and lakes around Exmoor and nearby areas provide great opportunities for fly fishing.

Whether you’re someone looking for a day of serious sport or just something to do for a few hours with friends, North Devon is a must for fishing. It doesn’t matter whether you have lots of experience or are just giving it a go, the beautiful and varied landscape will take you to some of the loveliest places in the region.

Sea fishing in Devon

All along the coastline you’ll find the ideal spots for finding dogfish and bass among other species. If you want to spend some time out in the ocean and seeing what you can catch, try the waters around IlfracombeAppledore or Clovelly. Just be aware that some of the waters in North Devon are protected, like those around Lundy Island where fishing is prohibited. Before you head out make sure you have all the correct paper work and check signs in the area so you know the regulations for each area.

Fly Fishing in Devon

For a calmer fishing experience, why not indulge in a bit of fly fishing? Many of Devon’s rivers are popular for fly fishing and a great many of the outdoors attractions offer it as one of the activities that you can join in with onsite. The lakes and rivers in and around North Devon offer some of the finest spots for fly fishing in the West Country with the River Taw being a particular favourite among anglers.

While the actual act of fishing can be exhilarating when you finally get a bite, as an activity it is a great way to get out and about and explore the great landscape. As well as fish, there are an abundance of animals living near the waterways including otters and deer as well as birds which makes this a great sport for anyone who likes being out in the open. Going fishing is also a great way to turn your holiday into a mini adventure, especially if you plan to camp out.

Because of how tranquil fishing can be, it is a popular thing to do during your holidays, it is easy to transport fishing equipment if you want to bring your own and for those that choose to go fishing on a whim, there are plenty of places to hire equipment from.

Perfect relaxing activity for the whole family

Beginners, pros, children… just about anyone can get outside and do a spot of fishing, just make sure that you have the right licences and that you check any regulations before getting started.

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