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while looking on Google earth like im sure we all do I spotted a spot at the far east end of Exmouth beach that looks interesting looks a bit of broken ground and sand easy parking as well

has anyone fished or know anything about this area ??

pm if you want to keep secret squirrel lol

thanks in advance
 

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really 40 views and no advice ????

its either really good or people don't like sharing anymore lol ??
 

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Hi delbert, I have fished this spot a couple of times with one being very successful. There is a rocky outcrop opposite the lifeboat station and on a low tide it is possible to walk out to the end of the rocks. Once you get to the end there is a deep drop of about 20 feet and then 40 yards or so out some more rocks. On a calm clear day you can see bass and mullet swimming by straight beneath you.
On one occassion it was a low tide at sunset and me and a friend took out some lures to go for a sneaky bass. We walked out and saw thousands of sandeels darting through the water with mackerell amongst them. We thought we woils give it a go with some shallow divers to go through the sandeel. We brought up a good sized Mackie and we were happy to catch lol. The next cast saw my friend hook into a 6 and a half pound bass 6 feet out! It was a beauty of a fish so close to shore. On the night everything just fell into place so we were only there half an hour before the sun went down and the tide started coming in. I have swen bass caught there in the day to with smaller schoolies quite common. I have also caught bass on the lure the other end of the beach 100 yards east out of the harbour. Hope this helps.
 

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really 40 views and no advice ????

its either really good or people don't like sharing anymore lol ??
Probably the latter, but someone will pop along I'm sure - not certain there are that many East Devon bods on here, many of the posters seem to be Cornwall or Somerset (or is that just cos they post more, I don't know...)

I'm afraid I can't tell you the first thing about Exmouth beach, never fished it or even been there, but sand/broken ground has got to be worth a look. Wrasse, pollack, bass, etc, in season.

Probably at the moment it's a case of nothing in daylight and then dogs 'n' vermin after dark, but it's that time of year.

Summer with wrassy/bassy tactics might be worth a crack, except of course in summer it'll be swarming with swimmers, sunseekers and jet skiers and really not worth bothering unless you're a masochist...

But there will be a window between all that somewhere! I'd assume they get plaice, smoothies and so on down there too?
 

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Hi delbert, I have fished this spot a couple of times with one being very successful. There is a rocky outcrop opposite the lifeboat station and on a low tide it is possible to walk out to the end of the rocks. Once you get to the end there is a deep drop of about 20 feet and then 40 yards or so out some more rocks. On a calm clear day you can see bass and mullet swimming by straight beneath you.
On one occassion it was a low tide at sunset and me and a friend took out some lures to go for a sneaky bass. We walked out and saw thousands of sandeels darting through the water with mackerell amongst them. We thought we woils give it a go with some shallow divers to go through the sandeel. We brought up a good sized Mackie and we were happy to catch lol. The next cast saw my friend hook into a 6 and a half pound bass 6 feet out! It was a beauty of a fish so close to shore. On the night everything just fell into place so we were only there half an hour before the sun went down and the tide started coming in. I have swen bass caught there in the day to with smaller schoolies quite common. I have also caught bass on the lure the other end of the beach 100 yards east out of the harbour. Hope this helps.
Ah well, there you go then, good info there by the sounds of it.
 

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thank you guys
 

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I always fish the other end. Good for mini species bass and pollock. Careful in summer months as it is a nursery and taking a string of schoolies home is frowned upon. Not sure of the laws on shore fishing but I know theres a hefty penalty if you get caught with them on your boat!! And ive been stopped by the fisheries a few times now. It looks fairly tucked out the way from an easterly wind though. Let us know how you get on if you go down there!! :)
 

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I've caught a fair few bass off the end of there on lures but I reckon there would be a short period right on low tide that you could fish on the bottom, live Sandwell are good off there too

is the current that strong even there then ????
 

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Hi mate, that area your talking about is known to us yokels as Rodney bay, right at the far end east of exmouth beach, it's good there in the later months of the year Sept onwards, fresh dug lug works a treat for the bass, odd flounder, even had a very very small turbot there last year, best place in the summer is straight off the old lifeboat station by the restaurant, fish down to low tide and an hour up!! The rib tide is immence on the flood, plugs and spinners there, bit further up on bend b4 the New life boat is very good, very shallow and can wade out bout 100 yards, very productive there with light gear, a ball weight and live eel or lug, you can get live Eels from a couple of lads down on the Docks.off the clock tower is good for flounder and bass aswell, crab is the bait in that spot, Again always fish the tide down, wasted trip if try and fish an incoming tide on exmouth beach, hope that helps mate.
 
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