Fishing in Falmouth

From Mevagissey to Falmouth the fishing is excellent with numerous open beaches and coves to explore. Fishing from Gorran Haven Harbour Wall is also good, and strange species turn up there, including Thwait Shad and Turbot, which are not usually caught on the South Coast. Gorran haven is very crowded in summer though, so best fish is in the evenings.

Fishing from St Mawes is very good, with fat pollack, bass and wrasse around. However, it’s not the most accessible stretch of coastline. Pendennis headland is good for fishing, as headlands often are when they are close to an estuary (in this case the Fal). Within Falmouth itself, the Prince of Wales pier and the Custom House Quay make for very good fishing for flatties and conger at night. Bass fishing out of Falmouth is exceptional and prize bass are not uncommon. Towards where the Fal meets the sea, the harbour entrance near Black rock offers access to large shoals of mackerel which move through in the summer months. Porthcuel river by St Mawes offers good mullet fishing and is very pretty and Mylor Creek and is another place where biblical numbers of mullet congregate – though as you’ll know, that doesn’t mean they’re easy to catch!

Spinning from the rocks outside of Falmouth is very good, explore these spots yourself and you will reap the rewards.

Fishing on the Lizard peninsula is as productive as it is jaw-dropping. You can also fish from Kennack sands beach and this spot turns out some fat fat bass. On the lizard, you will catch the standard pollack, wrasse, bass and mackerel as well as more exciting Congers. Fishing from Mullion cove is good from the pier and the rocks but is nothing special and other marks nearby are more promising.

Fishing loe bar towards Porthleaven is extraordinary for bass with beach casting gear. The water gets deep much more quickly than most other
spots but this spot is highly weather=dependent since a south-westeryly wind makes the beach voer-exposed. On a calm day float fishing in Porthleaven is as good as anywhere in Cornwall. Within Porthleven the harbour and long rocky coastline has deep water and plenty of places to fish. Again, watch out for those south-westerly winds as these spots can become dangerous quickly.