Coarse Fishing Cornwall

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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. As does Tinney Farm between Bude and Boscastle. Coarse fishing is also available on the Bude Canal.

Lower Tamar Lake, (35 acres) built by the Bude Canal Company , opened in 1823, to act as the feeder reservoir for the Bude Canal System. Only 3 miles from Kilkhampton, off the beaten track, a nature lovers and coarse fishermans delight. For over 50 years mainly sea sand was transported in tub boats to farms inland, to be used as a fertiliser. With a slow down in demand the Canal fell into disuse. A hundred years the Lake became the main water supply for nearby Bude, remaining so until the constrcution of the much larger Upper Tamar Lake (75 acres) in 1976 .

Lower Tamar Lake with its reed beds and unspolit waters edge, and rich feeding grounds has been a Nature Reserve since 1951. Most notable of the brid species is the Great Crested Grebe, a summer resident , and a pair of which usually breed on the Lake. Early Spring you may be lucky to witness the bird's courtship display- including head shaking, penguin dancing and preening. Visitors can enjoy walks along its southern side to the Bird Hide, or across the grassy dam crest to the Bude Aqueduct.

Fishing at the Tamar Lakes. Both lakes are now are coarse fisheries.

Lower Tamar is a Club Water , and holds carp, eels roach rudd and bream as well as being a natural rainbow trout fishery.(fly only from bank) Upper Tamar in addition to carp ( up to 28lb), bream, rudd and roach (to 3lb) also holds a few tench and a few residual trout from the days when it was a trout fishery. The local club will be more than happy to offer carp fishing tips.

Permits are available from the kiosk on site site. For the watersports enthusiast canoes may be hired, dinghy sailing and wind surfing.

In the West of the Cornwall are several superb fisheries. At St Erth, Marazion Angling Club have ponds holding bream up to 13lb, tench, roach rudd and crucian too. Ponds at Middle Boswyn Farm Near Helston hold yet more carp, roach, rudd, perch too.

For more details, sea and coarse and fly tackle, maggots, and tickets for St Erth try Atlantic Fishing Tackle, branches at Helston.

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