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Fishing in Bude Nth.Cornwall


There are some fantastic fishing spots on the North Cornwall Coast. Bude canal is a pleasant place to fish and watch the wildlife while being close to town centre and all amenities.

Sea fishing from the local beaches and rocks around Bude and Widemouth is popular and catches of Bass, Codling,flat fish, mackerel, whiting and dogfish are possible.

A number of boats operate Sea Fishing & Sightseeing trips along the coast up to Lundy island,where one can often see dolphins, basking sharks and occasionally sunfish.

Coarse fishing is permitted on Bude Canal (Close season 1st April to 31st May). Stocked with carp, tench, rudd, perch and bream. Permits may be obtained from the Bailiff who patrols the canal bank.

South West Lakes Trust manage coarse fisheries and trout fisheries offering stocked rainbow, brown and natural trout.

South West Lakes Trust

South West Lakes Trust offers 27 fisheries across Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset.

Quality fishing in the most beautiful of surroundings. If you are a specimen hunter or just looking for a peaceful day out they have got a lake that will suit you.



This quiet lake is very well stocked with carp well over 30lb with a good head of 20's. The lake record is a 46lb mirror carp caught in 2007.It is recognised as a major match fishing competition water.

  • Species: Carp, Bream Rudd, Roach, Perch, Eels
  • Fishing Times: Open all year, 24 hours a day
  • Day Permits: Available on site or from listed agents
  • Contact: 01288 321712
Lower Tamar is a season ticket only water with restricted numbers. But offers great fishing and beautiful surroundings.
With carp to 35lb, bream to 14lb and roach to 3lb it offers excellent sport. Bags of 50lb are not uncommon on pole, feeder or float.

  • Species: Carp, Bream, Rudd, Roach, Tench and Eels
  • Fishing Times: Open all year, 24 hours a day
  • Season Day Permits: Available on 01566 771930
  • Season 24 Hour Permits: Available on 01566 771930
  • Contact: 01566 771930
Situated in part of the Bodmin Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest
Free wilderness brown trout fishing for wild fish from the bank is available to holders of a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence (non-migratory).
Permitted angling methods at this reservoir include spinning, fly or bait.
‘Catch and release' option available (barbless hooks to be used), otherwise up to 4 fish over 7" may be taken in a day.

  • Species: Wild Brown Trout
  • Season: 15 March - 12 October
  • Free car parking
  • Contact: 01579 346522
Set in the rolling Devon hills on the edge of Dartmoor, Roadford offers more than 700 acres of water and 8 miles of bank
Fly fishing only for stocked and wild brown trout.
We have a limited number of angling boats, so booking is a must.
‘Catch and release' option available (barbless hooks to be used), otherwise up to 4 fish over 7" may be taken in a day.

  • Species: stocked and wild brown trout
  • Season: 15 March - 12 October.
  • Day permits available from the self-service kiosk on site at the Angling & Watersports Centre
  • showers, toilets and cafe on site
  • free car parking
  • Contact: 01409 211507
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Higher Widemouth Farm, Cornwall,
Bude, EX23 0DE
Phone: 01288 361877
EMail: carolyn@widemouthfarmcottages.co.uk