Fish Types in the Cornish Sea

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Fish Types in the Cornish Sea
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The County Cornwall is located on the peninsula at the southwestern point of England. It is surrounded by the Celtic Sea to the west and the English Channel to the east. Sea fishing can be done from beaches or the rocky outcroppings. Also, a boat can be chartered for deep-sea fishing.

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Beach Angling

Flatfish, dogfish, mackerel and rays can be found off the beaches of Constantine, Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay, Crantock, Holywell, Perranporth, Widemouth Bay, Crooklets, Northcott Mouth, Maer, Bude Breakwater and Crackington Haven.

Rock Angling

Flat fish, rays, mackerel and pollack can be found at Trenance, Trevose, Park Head, Rumps Point east of Padstow, Daymar Bay, Godrevy Point, Navax Point and Rumps Point near St Agnes.

Sea Fishing

From Falmouth, Mevagissey and Looe, boats will take you to ideal spots for mackerel, pilchard, red and grey mullet, pollack, ling coalfish, cod, sea bass, pouting, wrasse, John Dory, whiting gurnard, squid, cuttlefish and dogfish.

Reef and Wreck Fishing

June commences conger eel and shark season. A large special boat is required as the eels can weigh over 45.4 Kilogram and the sharks can measure around 36 feet. The eels like to live near rough ground, such as reefs and wrecks create. Sharks arrive in this area of the British coast each summer and are tagged for research.

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