Sea Fishing Locations in South West of England



Bristol Channel: Bournemouth is a beautiful south coast seaside town. Situated in Dorset it nestles between the New Forrest to the East and the Jurassic Coast to the west. Bournemouth provides a large number of excellent fishing locations. I have included some of my favourite spots. The area I am concerned with runs between Hengistbury head to the east up to Branksome in the west.



Cornwall: Christchurch is situated on the eastern border of Dorset and Hampshire. It has a rich fishing heritage, and has the Royalty and Throop fishery very close by. It also boasts excellent sea fishing, especially for bass, mullet, sea trout and flounders. I have included 5 of my favourite places to fish in Christchurch, but there are inevitably more. From beaches to estuaries to harbours Christchurch seems to cater for all.



Poole homes the world’s second largest natural harbour. This allows for some fantastic fishing locations. The bass, mullet and flounder fishing is some of the best anywhere. The area also allows a tremendous variety of fishing. Studland is a beautiful stretch of beach, owned by the National Trust, with the iconic Old Harrys Rocks to the West and the mouth of Poole Harbour to the East. All in all this is an excellent place to come fishing, and is where I have caught several of my personal best fish.


Somerset: The Purbeck area of Dorset is famous for specimen size fish. Whether it be large congers, bass or winter Cod the beaches of the Purbeck coast, with their spectacular scenery offer a tremendous amount to the shore angler. With the majority of the coastline being high cliff tops fishing on to ruff rocky ground fishing can be a challenge. This however is one of my favourite places to fish, and it is of particular interest for my shore lure fishing with marks such as Kimmeridge and Durlston often producing. I have given my top venues below and trust they will be well received.