Baywater Anglers
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.
I have been asked to give the website addresses of where to buy my fishing books, which are in either paperback form or Kindle formats as e-books. These links will take you straight there if you are interested. I have also just released Make Fishing Fun - Tips, Trips, Techniques and Tackle.
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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.
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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
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.
Some of our Kind Sponsors...
Link to Kiddy Wholesale, one of our kind sponsors, which is situated in Torquay.
Steamer Quay Open Charity Competition - Currently suspended while the council decide what to do in the future.
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Click on links below for webcams.
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Torquay Harbour
Livermead Beach
Paignton Harbour
Brixham Breakwater
Click here for Torbay Guide
Cover of 'The Challenge of Sea Fishing' (Kindle e-book or available as a paperback) Link to Tackle Trader website Link to page of information on Brixham Bait and Tackle Cover of 'Why Sea Fishing with Lighter Tackle Rocks'.
(Kindle downloads can be read on any device - see book links for details.)
Handbook (Download as pdf)
Sea Fishing 4 Fun
Handbook (Open on Screen)
Devon Fishing Guides
Fishy Inspirations
Something Nice 4 Gardens
Books by Martyn
Martyn's Other Websites
Species Hunt
Steamer Quay Competition
Application Form
Specimen Weights & Minimum Sizes
Contact Us
by Martyn (Lindsey) Green
Welcome to, 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.
Click on the pictures for more information...
Picture of a mackerel and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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...
Picture of a bass and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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.
Picture of a cod and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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.
Picture of a garfish and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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.
Picture of a plaice and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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.
Picture of a pollack and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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.
Picture of a ballan wrasse and link to several articles on fishing for them.
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.
Picture of a silver bream and link to article on fishing in Portugal.
Recently, we took a trip to Portugal. This article contains some of the things that we found out about the fishing during our visit.
Useful Tackles
Hatchlands Trout Farm
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Club Handbook