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Guide to sea fishing marks in TORBAY
As most of our fishing is done in Torbay, we thought that it might be useful to include a guide to some of the more popular sea fishing marks. We have also built in links to the various webcams around the bay, which can be very useful if you want to have a quick peek at the sea before actually going fishing. If we have missed any, please let us know.
Wrasse are often one of the first species caught by sea anglers, hugging the rocks close to shore so that distance casting is rarely necessary. We look at several unusual sea fishing strategies, like pole fishing from the shore or using a variation of the flying collar rig from boat. Articles include fishing for wrasse from shore, fishing for them from boat, prawns and background information on the fish itself and, for those who like to experiment, pole fishing, including both methods and setting up a pole for use in the sea.
Pollack can be great fun for sea anglers, whether it be miles from the shore, drifting slowly over a wreck, or casting out from a rocky headland. Here we offer some advice on some of the most popular sea fishing strategies for these wonderful fish, including fishing for them from shore, boat and wreck fishing and fly fishing together with a peek at some of the most successful artificial lures.
Masterline Walker Family Festival - Click here for details of the 2015 event.
Plaice may not be one of the most sporting sea fish but, given the right tackle, they can put up a game scrap. Baitcasters and light sea fishing rods especially will give them a superb chance to perform. Here we show you how with articles on the fish itself, ragworms, shore fishing, including tandem traces and finally boat fishing techniques, including the highly successful predator rig.
If mackerel grew to double figures, many British sea anglers would not bother to fish for anything else! These hard fighting sea fish are fun to catch, great as bait and respond to a variety of sea fishing techniques. Click on the link to find out more...
Garfish may not be everybody's cup of tea but catch them on light tackle and they may well surprise you. Personally, I think that they are one of the most sporting of the British sea fishing species and very much enjoy fishing for them using ultra light tackle. Click on the link to find out more about fishing for them from both boat and shore.
Bass are one of the most prized of the sea fishing species, being a handsome, silver fish that fights hard and is tasty to boot. It also responds well to light tackle, whether it be fishing from boat with light baitcasters or float-fishing from shore with a match rod or similar. This link will take you to articles on bass fishing from shore, bass fishing from boat, estuary fishing, fly fishing, sandeels and bassing at Lannacombe.
Link to page of information on Town Parks Fishery, Paignton Link to page of information on Brixham Bait and Tackle Link to Tidal Tackle website at Torquay Link to Tackle Trader website Link to Masterline Walker website
Cod are one of the angler's favourite fish, with the capture of a large specimen a red letter day in almost every angler's diary. In this section, we look at shore fishing for cod, wreck fishing for cod, uptide boatcasting and also a quick peek into its lifecycle.
Link to page of information on Euro Angling, Torquay
I have been asked to give the website addresses of where to buy my latest books - The Challenge of Sea Fishing and The Challenge of Inshore Boat Fishing - which are in Kindle formats as e-books. These links will take you straight there if you are interested.
Thanks to an Active Devon grant, we have just finished a third training course on sea fishing at KEVICC, Totnes. To help the students, we have left some useful pdf files in this area for them to download as necessary. In the Autumn term, we will be running another block with details of this to follow shortly.
Course Registration Document
Information on Course
Species and Tackle for Steamer Quay
Tackles and Knots
Species, Strategy & Bait
Species caught while float fishing
LRF and HRF Rigs
Family Fishing Event
Personalised Message
Signed paperback copies of 'The Challenge of Sea Fishing' are available to UK mainland addresses at 12.99 including postage and packing. If you would like a short message and a signed copy, please use the text field (right) to tell me.
Recently, we took a trip to Portugal. This article contains some of the things that we found out about the fishing during our visit.
Website of Baywater Anglers,
created by Lindsey Green
Contact Us
Picture of a mackerel and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a bass and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a cod and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a garfish and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a plaice and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a pollack and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a ballan wrasse and link to several articles on fishing for them. Picture of a silver bream and link to article on fishing in Portugal.
Click for more information...
Welcome to www.seafishing4fun.org, the website of Baywater Anglers, a sea fishing club based in Totnes and Torbay. We are a family club committed to encouraging others into the sport of sea angling and helping those who are already involved. As you browse the site, you will find information on shore fishing, rigs, boat fishing, bait and other areas that tickle our fancy, such as the occasional sidestep into the world of fly fishing in saltwater - often referred to as 'saltwater rodding'. Each of the photographs at the side of the page opens up several articles on the species in question. Just click on either the picture or label to access them.
Mackerel
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Bass
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Cod
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Garfish
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Plaice
Course registration documents can be edited, e.g. with nitropdf, and then emailed directly to me at Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk .
KEVICC
Documents
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Pollack
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Wrasse
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Portugal
Link to tackle reviews and other items
Tackle Zone
Tackle Zone is an area where we look at articles of sea fishing tackle that tickles our fancy. It includes reviews on tackle and a guide to some of the tackle shops in and around Torbay.
Link to articles on useful terminal rigs
Useful Tackles
Although our articles have detailed pictures of rigs in them, sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly refer to specific tackles. This link takes you to information about the pulley rig, up and over leger and running leger.
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Tidal Tackle
Brixham Bait
& Tackle
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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company
Some of our Kind Sponsors...
Link to the Masterline Walker website
Baywater Anglers is proud of our association with Masterline Walker. Recently we had the chance to visit their head office at Tewkesbury and have a look at some of their exciting new products. Click here to find out more.
Link to Kiddy Wholesale, one of our kind sponsors, which is situated in Torquay.
Steamer Quay Open Charity Competition - Click here for information
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Link to www.devonfishingguides.co.uk Link to information on the Steamer Quay charity match Cover of 'The Challenge of Inshore Boat Fishing' (Kindle e-book)
Click on links below for webcams.
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Torquay Harbour
Livermead Beach
Paignton Harbour
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Brixham Breakwater
Click here for Torbay Guide
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Timetable
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Masterline Family Festival
(Postponed to 23rd August 2015)