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Good, safe fishing for juniors, Cornwall?

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:22 pm
by Jeffb
Hi all,

I'm taking the family down to Truro, Cornwall for a couple of weeks in the summer and want to take my son sea fishing for the first time. He'll be 7 years old by the time of the trip (August) and ready for an introduction.

I'd really appreciate recommendations of suitable and safe summer venues for juniors where he'll get his string pulled without too much waiting around (you know how quickly kids get bored), ideally float fishing to give him something to focus on, obviously he'll need ease of casting and will be using somewhat lighter tackle so I'm thinking jetties, breakwaters, piers, harbour walls or safe rock marks... Bait and tactics advice most welcome.

To narrow things down I'd say North Coast from St Agnes to Padstow, South Coast Mevagissey down to the Helford Passage...

I know it's months away but I'm one for lots of planning to get the best out of our trip, so any help and local knowledge will be very warmly received.

Cheers in advance!
Jeff

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:50 pm
by Jeffb
40 odd views and no reply... is there any other sites you might recommend that could help?

Cheers,
Jeff

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:07 pm
by wannacatch1
Hi m8 not my area but have fished helston by the ship wreck arms and had some good mullet on bread using my spinning rod.And the pub done a good pint and the best steak I have ever had :D Hope your son enjoys the fishing m8 sorry I cant help any more.


DAZ B-)

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:02 am
by Jeffb
Cheers DAZ,

that sounds nice with the pub and steak on offer too! I might get him on the mullet but we know how fussy they can be, i'm honestly thinking Mackies and Gars with float fished sandeel (hopefully live)

but thanks for the heads up, nice to get some feedback. ;)

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:59 am
by rabbi2
For what its worth my mate quite a lot of views are from guests who can't reply and from Bots.
Unfortunately not my area.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:09 am
by Iknowagoodplaice
Falmouth is a good place for quays and jetties. A long long time ago I floatfished off the quay with bread. Caught tiny pollack and a weaver fish. Not too far from Truro, so worth a try.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:04 am
by wannacatch1
Jeffb wrote:Cheers DAZ,

that sounds nice with the pub and steak on offer too! I might get him on the mullet but we know how fussy they can be, i'm honestly thinking Mackies and Gars with float fished sandeel (hopefully live)

but thanks for the heads up, nice to get some feedback. ;)
As we know those mullet can do your head in but it's a more active way of fishing and would keep your young lad interested.We did see mackeral bubbling up the estuary but did not fish for them,they were only 20/30 yrds out easy casting distance.

DAZ :D

Fishing Cornwall

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:11 pm
by dannypanter
Hi Jeff,

If you google, fishing truro cornwall and go down about 9 links there is a lovely web page that guides you to fishing areas around the cornwall coastline, i would have added the link with the maps and info ect... but it wont allow me to as its locked.
there is some lovely safe spots for fishing with kids that offer some good fishing to

Good Luck

Danny

Your holiday with Your Family

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:43 pm
by jonthecourier
Hi my friend yes take your family down to mylor yacht harbour and marina, when I was last there the children were catching Mackerel by the score that was last September. Or if you prefer the resort of Newquay there is a place which we call Fly Cellars its just around the corner from the harbour. I hope you enjoy your holiday, if you want any more please get back to me.

Regards

John

Falmouth

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:53 am
by TimA
Iknowagoodplaice wrote:Falmouth is a good place for quays and jetties. A long long time ago I floatfished off the quay with bread. Caught tiny pollack and a weaver fish. Not too far from Truro, so worth a try.

I agree, spent most of my youth fishing Greenbank pier or Prince of Wales Pier.

Mackerel, Garfish aplenty in summer.

Pollock to.

Cheers