Fishing locations in and around Plymouth, Devon.
Close to the border of Devon and overlooking Plymouth Rame Head is a fantastic location to visit and to fish at. The area like most of Cornwall is deep and rocky with gulley’s and ridges running out from the head in to the open sea. This location requires a bit of a walk to get to but is well worth it. During the autumn months this is a big fish area with huss, bass and rays a real possibility if you study the tides and weather properly.
Summer Species: Ballan wrasse, conger eels, bull huss, bass, mullet, garfish and mackerel
Winter Species: Codling, rays, huss and congers
Bait: Live sandeels, live prawns, peeler crabs, worms, squid and razorfish
Tactics: There are endless possibilities when fishing this area. You can float fish with sandeel or ragworms for pollack wrasse and garfish and thus avoid the snaggy ground altogether. The alternative is to fish a large squid or fish bait in one of the gulley’s that run off of the headland during darkness in the hope of congers, huss, rays and bass. You will need fairly heavy beach fishing gear to fish the area and a reel with a good rate of retrieve. I would personally recommend size 4/0 hooks or larger fished on a minimum of 40lb mono hook link on 25lb mainline to stand any chance of battling a fish through the rocks and kelp.
Getting there: The can reach most of the fishing spots and platforms by parking in the small village of Rame and having a scout around of the local area.
Local tackle shops: Jack Bray, The Quay, East Looe, tel: 01503 262504 or Dave’s Tackle & Bait, Albert Rd, Plymouth, tel: 01752 500535