There is great sea fishing to be had just walking distance from the backpackers in the picturesque harbour area. The pier is a top place to catch fish such as bass and mackerel and a good place to get top tips from the local fisherman!
Fishing charter boats can be hired from Ilfracombe Harbour and you can go as a group or join a group for a half day/ full days fishing. The most popular trip for young families is the Mackerel fishing trip which last 1.5 hours. Next is the deep-sea fishing trip. A four hour trip which fishes for a variety of species including rays, conger, whiting, huss and Tope-a fantastic fighting fish. You are welcome to take your catch home for supper! All boats are available for private hire for birthday parties, stag/hen do's, survey work, filming and photography etc. All vessels are strictly licensed and are fully insured for passenger carrying. All skippers have full maritime qualifications and a wealth of experience for fishing the Bristol Channel.