Fishing from Ilfracombe Pier

Fishing from Ilfracombe Pier

 

The difference between tides by the pier is large, the seawater comes up a long way, yet in fair weather, fishing from the pier can be a joy. There is easy wheelchair access and that there is no distance casting required, it makes the pier a good spot for the disabled angler

The pier at Ilfracombe can be fished with both light or heavy tackle, big baits cast out towards the sea can bring in dogfish or conger eels. Fishing towards the harbour will be suitable for lighter gear, for those species that are attracted to the cover provided by the pier itself and the moored boats.

You will lose some gear, best be prepared.

Float fishing near to the pier can be fun during the summer, with mackerel, whiting, pouting, garfish caught. Out on to the sandy areas, toward the harbour wall is more likely to be small sole or whiting.


'Just back from a 3 night stay. Our first time at this site and we were very impressed .. friendly staff, 1st class facilities and a perfect setting, an ideal base from which to explore Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. Fantastic weather made for a pretty good Easter weekend!. Will be back again!!' .. The Lloyd family

 


Lovely place, probably the best we have stayed at

Stayed at Warcombe Farm this weekend (Friday-Sunday) and the positive reviews I have read surely stood up. Such a clean, friendly well organised site with the best pitches I have seen.

We stayed on the premier pitch next to the lake, it's massive with a brick stand for your own BBQ and your own bench/table.

You get private access to the lake so can fish right next to your van. the weekend was designed around fishing which turned out to be very successful! Any keen fishers give it a go, the lake is flooded with carp and tench and we caught about 50 carp over the 2 days. (They love crab paste pellets) the toilets and showers where spotless and modern.

Staff where very friendly, especially the guy who took us to our pitch and cuts the grass he's a top bloke. I would definitely stay here again and advise you do so too. Thanks very much

Lewis B

A brilliant site! The welcome was warm, the site was immaculate and the facilities were the best of any site I have visited in the UK. We visited as a family of four and as a parent I felt the site was very safe and the kids loved the play area.

Our pitch was very quiet and set in a pretty little woodland alcove with a sea view.

The site is located close to a number of top beaches and is the ideal place stay if you want to explore the area.

If you don't want to cook in the evening no problem! Independent food vendors visit the site and sell everything from fish and chips to stone baked pizzas. All food is fresh reasonably prized and tasted great.

I have already recommended this site to my friends and I would recommend this site to anyone else thinking of staying in North Devon.

Jason Curtis