Holiday-makers wanting to try a spot of fishing are spoilt for choice for places to try along the nearby coastline and in the extensive inland waters of the Fal estuary.

If staying in Falmouth, one of the most popular marks is Pendennis Point, a rocky headland at the mouth of the Fal estuary. The main species caught in the summer months are mackerel, garfish, pollock, occassional bass and ballan wrasse.

Coloured traditional feathers are good for pollock while the brighter shiny sets of lures are very productive for mackerel.

Spinning is also very popular with most lures catching when the mackerel are in.

The bottom here is rocky so float fishing is often successful. Fish strips will catch garfish and mackerel, while crab and worm baits, fished just above the rocks, will catch small pollock and wrasse.

A full Falmouth fishing and wildlife guide, written by an experienced local angler and wildlife photographer, aimed at helping visitors get the most from their stay, will shortly be added to InCornwall.info soon.

Falmouth shore fishing marks: Pendennis Point
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