Salmon and Trout Fishing
More properly called gamefishing, using either the fly or spinner, and never purists say the worm.
Several of the County's rivers boast runs of salmon and sea trout.
The most well known is that offered by South West Water's man-made Lakes. Some are in really beautiful surroundings. Argal near Falmouth, nestles in a wooded valley, and is a superb stocked rainbow trout fishery. There are a few privately owned waters too. Temple Trout Fishery, Bodmin, two lakes in a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor of 2.7 and 4.5 acres holding stocked Rainbow, and Brown Trout Averaging 2lb, though club record is well over 10lb .
Coarse Fishing. There are ponds and lakes offering coarse fishing dotted all over the County. Many of theses are owned by South West Water. 40 acre Porth, near St Mawgan, is the largest coarse fishery in the County. Both Upper and Lower Tamar Lakes near Bude, as well as being coarse fisheries, are an important winter stop over for migrating birds. The privately owned Dutson Pond near Launceston holds some nice carp.
Whether you fancy an hours mackerelling from a boat in the still calm of a summer evening, or an all day wreck fishing trip, or surfing casting off the beach. there's plenty of choice along and off the Cornwall Coast.
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