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Hi,

We are staying near Ilfracombe this week and hope to get in some fishing. The times we were hoping to go out seem to all be at low tide.

So was wondering whether there were any good low tide marks in the area and any tips would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

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The locals seem to favour low tide on the pier at Ilfracombe, there's usually a rush to get to the end as that lower level uncovers.
 

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Hi mate, sorry, forgot to reply to this.

As said, you’ve got the pier, can fish at all states of tide.
I’m not a huge fan of the place but you can pick up various species fishing on the bottom. Lugworm is a good choice to try, with chance of the odd flattie.
Or try mackie strip.
Float fishing is worth a go for pollack (usually small) and there might be some gars about now, mackie strip under a float fished shallow, 3-4 foot.
(For gar, deeper 12 ft or so, for pollack)

At the back of the pier you’ve got rock ledges that can be fished at low as long as there aren’t big waves coming in. Could try for wrasse with rag or crab baits, fish baits likely just to throw up dogs, rockling, eels, this time of year.
It’s probably better after dark there, though as I say, dogs are the most likely result (daylight for wrasse)

Capstone at Ilfracombe can fish well, but be careful as the rocks can be very slippery and it’s dangerous in rough weather.
At low, fish on Flat Rock to the right of the main fishing area, where you first get down from the harbour side.
Can chuck up anything but not the busiest time of year, though there’s a chance of a ray (better after dark) and the usual dogs, eels etc.
A 45 degree cast to the right will put you on clean ground.
Capstone is a good spot for float fishing, for pollack, wrasse, gars (baits as above). You’re better fishing off the front of it into deeper water rather than the shallower right though, if float fishing.
It’s all a bit early yet, but you might pick up some bits and bobs.

If further afield, the surf beach at putsborough is very worth trying for ray. After dark only, no good in daylight and too many surfers anyway.
Use sandeel, two hours either side of low, walk to the right and try in front of the houses, but anywhere along there can throw up ray.

Hope that helps? There’s a tackle shop in town too, has most baits including live worm. At the entrance to the high Street, by Fore Street.
 

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Hi mate, sorry, forgot to reply to this.

As said, you’ve got the pier, can fish at all states of tide.
I’m not a huge fan of the place but you can pick up various species fishing on the bottom. Lugworm is a good choice to try, with chance of the odd flattie.
Or try mackie strip.
Float fishing is worth a go for pollack (usually small) and there might be some gars about now, mackie strip under a float fished shallow, 3-4 foot.
(For gar, deeper 12 ft or so, for pollack)

At the back of the pier you’ve got rock ledges that can be fished at low as long as there aren’t big waves coming in. Could try for wrasse with rag or crab baits, fish baits likely just to throw up dogs, rockling, eels, this time of year.
It’s probably better after dark there, though as I say, dogs are the most likely result (daylight for wrasse)

Capstone at Ilfracombe can fish well, but be careful as the rocks can be very slippery and it’s dangerous in rough weather.
At low, fish on Flat Rock to the right of the main fishing area, where you first get down from the harbour side.
Can chuck up anything but not the busiest time of year, though there’s a chance of a ray (better after dark) and the usual dogs, eels etc.
A 45 degree cast to the right will put you on clean ground.
Capstone is a good spot for float fishing, for pollack, wrasse, gars (baits as above). You’re better fishing off the front of it into deeper water rather than the shallower right though, if float fishing.
It’s all a bit early yet, but you might pick up some bits and bobs.

If further afield, the surf beach at putsborough is very worth trying for ray. After dark only, no good in daylight and too many surfers anyway.
Use sandeel, two hours either side of low, walk to the right and try in front of the houses, but anywhere along there can throw up ray.

Hope that helps? There’s a tackle shop in town too, has most baits including live worm. At the entrance to the high Street, by Fore Street.
That’s great info there mr fish , nice .
 
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