Where to fish in and around Sidmouth



Seaton is on the edge of the Dorset and Devon border and seems a good location to start East Devon with. Seaton is a mile long shingle shelving beach with all the usual beach species showing up here. White Cliff is to the west and Red Haven Cliffs to the east. The area is a popular location for anglers and holds many matches over the year. A good year round venue with good access and simple fishing.

Summer Species: Dogfish, ray, bass, mackerel, garfish, pollack, wrasse, smoothhounds and mullet

Winter Species: Codling, whiting and dabs

Bait: Peeler crabs, ragworms, sandeels and mackerel

Tactics: Casting between 80 and 120 yards should put you on the fish at Seaton although do not underestimate a short chuck in to the gutter for the bass. The ground is very clean along the beach so fish with confidence. Larger rigs with sandeels or peelers will catch the rays and smoothhounds with most other species falling to worm baits. Ideally fish with two rods so you have the option of having one close in and the other fishing at distance.

Getting there: Follow signs for Seaton off the A35 and make your way to the sea front. There is easy access car parking with just a short walk to the beach. Be advised though that the best fishing is usually at either end of the ebach.

Local Tackle Shops: Angling Centre West Bay, 10a West Bay, Bridport, tel: 01308 421800 or Potters tackle Shop, 32 South Street, Bridport, tel: 01308 428226