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Hi folks I will be in East Portlemouth / Kingsbridge area middle of May and would like to target bream (both black and gilts) in the estuary. Looking at the arial pics I can see quite a lot of bottom is exposed at low tide is it safe to walk across this or could I sink into the mud? Also what is the best state of the tide to target bream here and are any areas better than others? Thanks.
 

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Don't try crossing any mud, no need to anyway.

Fish the beaches at East Portlemouth side. You can park and fish at Mill Bay.

Salcombe side try North and South sands. Carpark at North sands, small carpark at South sands.

Higher up the estuary try the water pumping station which can be found as you leave Kingsbridge towards Charleton on the right down a small slip road. (If you get to the bridge you have gone too far).

Get an OS map and fish Holwell Point, its a bit of a yomp but I see a lot of people fishing it so It must be worthwhile.

Heard of Bass caught off the slip at the end of the main carpark on the quay at Kingsbridge.

Bait and advice available at Devon Angling in Chillington but check opening hours.

Lug, razor, peeler etc.

Torcross may be worth a go for something different.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Cider
 

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Thanks Cider, the beaches at East Portlemouth are certainly easy to get to for me. Have you caught bream from there? I know how to get to the pumping station mark so will give that a try but have heard it is mainly a flounder mark? Thanks.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Thanks and yeah I will be posting catch reports in this forum when I'm there, hopefully with some fish pics in them :)

The reason I ask about the mud is because Giltheads are likely to push up the creeks and at low tide the creeks are a lot narrower so if they still hang around in the creeks at low tide then the fish would be more concentrated in a smaller area. If the mud is dangerous to walk on though I will forget that idea?
 
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