Fishing in Bude, Cornwall

This information was edited by Dick Turner (a local at the Brendon Arms, and a previous Relief Manager). Dick is a keen angler himself and is a member of the Bude Canal Fishing Association. Dick works at Waterfront Fishing and Shooting, the Wharf, Bude (01288 359 606) which supplies all fishing and shooting accessories.

They provide an extensive range of coarse, carp, spinning & boat tackle. Live coarse bait available all year round, all frozen sea baits, peeler and rag in season.

Shore and beach fishing information: Bass, Ray, ,Mackerel, Whiting and Dogfish can be caught from Bude Breakwater. Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay are good beaches. Crooklets, Maer and Northcott Mouth are better fished 2 hours lower water up. Please ask at the Waterfront Fishing & Shooting for advice. Please see below for more fishing information.

Sea Fishing Trips Location Contact Details Description
Clive PearsonClovelly Devon01237 431405Bass, Ray, Pollock, Huss, Conger, Tope and
AllanBude01288 354240Aurora offer friendly boat trips from Bude
Coarse Fishing
Bude CanalBude Cornwall01288 359606Bude Canal Angling Association Rules apply Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Perch, Carp. Day tickets available from the Crescent Post Office
Legge FarmHighampton Devon01409 231464Carp to 20lb, Tench, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Bream
Day Ticket Open All Year
Upper Tamar LakeKilkhampton Cornwall01288 32126240 Acres Carp Bream Roach Rudd
Day Ticket Open All Year
Trout Fishing
Bude Anglers AssociationRivers Taw & Claw01288353986Several miles of bank fly fishing, worm no spinning. Rough banks March – September
Rose ParkAltarnun Cornwall01566 862278Rainbow Brown – Fly Only
Open All Year
Orchard LakeBoscastle Cornwall01840 250070Rainbow Brown – Fly Only
Open All Year