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If you’re in the southwest of England, chances are you’ll be visiting Cornwall. This is the birthplace of the Cornish pasty, a meat and vegetable pie that’s as British as fish and chips! Along the north coast of Cornwall is Newquay, situated 12 miles from Truro, 50 miles from Plymouth, and 83 miles from Exeter. Known as the surfing capital of England, it’s a tourist hot spot; people flock down here for the multiple beaches, the top surfing, and the fishing opportunities. Fishing trips here are popular, fun, and productive for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you’re coming down for a day trip or staying the week, you’ll want to set aside some time to go fishing in Newquay.

What to Expect

Newquay has a colourful history, including smuggling and pirates! During both of the World Wars, dozens of boats were sunk off the coast, some as close as 10 miles from shore. Today, this provides multiple species with habitats, which is great for anglers. There are also many wreck divers here, so be aware of your surroundings when fishing.

The weather in Newquay is more similar to Europe than England, and as such the fishing in the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean is varied and unexpected. You can expect to target Wrasse, Pollock, Bream, Ling, Mackerel, Conger Eel, Tope Shark, Smooth-hound Shark, and more. You’ll find these species in various locations, so book a fishing trip that specialises in your intended target for the best chance of reeling it in. 

Mackerel fishing trips are great for the whole family and beginners, as you’ll fish within 3 miles of shore. A full day Shark fishing trip will take you 20 miles from shore between June and September and is a lot of fun for the whole group.

You can also fish inshore on the River Fowley, which is great for experienced anglers to go fly fishing for Salmon, Seatrout, and Brown Trout. Some local lakes have also been stocked with four species of Carp and Catfish.

How to Prepare

You don’t need a fishing licence when sea fishing in the UK. If freshwater fishing, everyone over the age of 13 in your group will need to buy a fishing licence. You should bring your own drinks and food with you, along with sunscreen and a rain jacket – the temperature offshore is always cooler than the temperature on land.

With over 5,000 years of fishing history, Newquay is the place to fish when staying in England. Be a part of its history and have a top fishing trip down in the south!


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Winter fishing is in full swing now. Target Flounder, Pollock, and Wrasse this month.


This is the last of the winter fishing, with Pollock, Wrasse, and Flounder available to target.


There are not many species available during the spring. Wrasse and Pollock are still around to target.


Pollock and Wrasse are still around to fish for this month. Temperatures can reach highs of 12°C.


Garfish and Mackerel begin showing up this month. Pollock and Wrasse are still good to catch.


Tope Shark fishing is great in the summer as the sea temperature rises. Mackerel and Garfish continue to be good fishing.


Excellent Shark fishing continues in June. Numbers of Wrasse are increasing now, too.


Night fishing for Whiting is popular now. Shark fishing is great and Wrasse numbers are still good.


This is the last month to target Shark. The Newquay Fish Festival takes place in the harbour this month.


You can make a day of targeting Dogfish this month, along with Wrasse, Pollock, Mackerel, and more.


Wrasse and Pollock can be caught this month, along with smaller numbers of Mackerel.



The sea stays warmer here than the rest of the UK during the winter. You can target Pollock, Whiting, and Flounder.


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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Newquay

According to customer reviews, Newquay Fishing Trips – Atlantis is one of the most popular fishing charters in Newquay. Full list of top fishing charters in Newquay.

Newquay Fishing Trips – Atlantis received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Newquay.

The best way to experience fishing in Newquay is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Newquay.

The top 4 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Newquay are:

Tope Shark fishing is great in the summer as the sea temperature rises. Mackerel and Garfish continue to be good fishing. Check availability for local fishing charters in Newquay.