Fishing in Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe is a great place to fish as it offers a variety of different fishing conditions within a small area. Within walking distance of Ilfracombe harbour you can fish on the beach, off the pier or from rocks, making it ideal for a large variety of fish and tactics.
Most people head straight for the pier when they first come to Ilfracombe as not only is it a great place to catch fish, but also a hot spot to get tips from local fishermen. The pier is also used for a fishing competition, one of many held throughout the year in Ilfracombe.
Fishing charter boats can be hired from Ilfracombe Harbour. You can join a group or go as a group and all details are on display boards along the harbour wall. There are only a handful of fishing charters operating from Ilfracombe, so it is essential to book early during busy times.
Top Spots in Ilfracombe include:
o Behind the Sandpiper Pub
o Capstone Hill
o The Pier
o The Harbour
o Behind the Theatre