Our guide to the best fishing locations in Cornwall
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Our guide to the best fishing locations in Cornwall

Whether you consider yourself an expert angler or you just love the thought of heading out to sea on fishing expedition, then Cornwall is definitely the place to come for a break or even longer.

The county has lots to offer keen fishing enthusiasts and Trevella itself has developed a strong reputation as a destination for fishing holidays in Cornwall.

But, if you like to mix it up a bit, where are the best locations around the county for sea and coarse fishing? To help inspire you, we’ve put together a mini guide to some of the best fishing, all of which are not too far from our Cornwall holiday park.

Sea fishing in Cornwall

There are many fantastic places where you can go sea fishing off the Cornish coast. And, lucky for us (and you) one of the best places to try and hook a monster is off the coast of Newquay, which is just a few miles from Trevella. There are several companies that offer sea fishing trips, including FishNewquay, which owns the Mystique which can carry up to 12 passengers and is purpose built for deep sea fishing and angling. The Atlantis is another vessel that can be hired from Newquay, which can also carry up to 12 people.

Further afield St Ives is another great location for sea fishing in Cornwall. Here companies like Bluefin Charters will take you on the water and show you the best places to hook all manner of catches, from sharks and pollock to cod and haddock.
If you’d rather fish from the shores then the waters around Newquay are home to many sheltered bays and harbours when you can still catch a wide variety of fish.

Coarse fishing

We can’t really talk about coarse fishing in Cornwall without mentioning our own lakes! Here at Trevella we have two lakes for you to enjoy. Trevella Lake has an abundance of carp, tench, bream, roach and rudd while Springfield Lake has more than 150 carp, including some at 24lb-plus.

Should you need any other help or guidance during your stay with us then our resident warden is here to guide you. You can also buy all the equipment you need from our shop, including rods, hookes, line, float and bait.

Just a short distance away is Porth Resevoir. Spanning some 40 acres, this lake is stocked with bream, rudd, tench and carp. Season open all year (24 hours). Self-service permits are available in the car park.

A little further afield is Stithias Lake, which is a popular location for fly fishing. This majestic water, one of England’s most westerly Trout fisheries, is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout and contains a natural head of Brown Trout. Fly fishing only, from both bank and boat.

For more information, take a look at Visit Cornwall’s page on fishing lakes in the county.