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

 


A lovely weekend break

We booked this last minute and wasn't disappointed. We were greeted by friendly staff in the reception area and shown to our nice sized pitch. We needed a longer lead to reach the hook up but ours was a bit worse for wear so one of the wardens took it away and fixed it for us!

We took two dogs and we and they loved the walks through the fields at the back.

The toilets with their spaciousness and underground heating were fabulous.

The shop sells basic supplies which is fine as we take our own stuff anyhow.

The site is very clean and tidy, with super staff going that extra mile to help.

The only negative for us is that it was quite a distance to walk down to the beach but that wouldn't deter us visiting again.

Springer Girl

Just returned from a three night break. Campsite was surprisingly empty, possibly due to poor weather recently. Couldn't fault site in any way. Staff friendly without being overpowering, not too many rules and regs, large, well cared for pitches. Showers immaculate and warm. Fishing lake well stocked ( too many tiddlers for my liking).

Visited Grampus PH at Lee on Friday night, which was entertaining. Walked to Bennetts Mouth via dog field and returned via Mortehoe - superb in the Spring sunshine. Cream tea at Sandleigh Croyde excellent. Thought Ilfracombe very tired and scruffy - sad, as I spent many happy times there as a child. Looking forward to returning to Warcombe already.

Mr Jones