Blue Anchor sea fishing marks

Fishing is from the wall beside the road, the beach in front of the chalets or from the rocky reefs. The wall and beach fi sh best on tides over five metres, the bigger ones being more productive, with fishing two hours either side of high water. Fish the reefs on the mid-range tides below 5.6m, usually one hour after low and two or three hours back. The tide retreats over a mile at low water revealing soft mud and quicksand. The water reaches the bottom of the cliffs at the reefs so leave well before high water. Some areas of the wall are banked with boulders so avoid these.

 

SPECIES
Cod, whiting, pouting, rockling and some flounders in winter. Thornback rays, dogfish, conger eels, bass, silver eels and pollack in summer.

BEST BAITS
Crabs, lugworms, ragworms and squid in winter. Rag, squid, mackerel and sandeels in summer.

TACKLE
Use a multihook rig for smaller species and a large Pennell rig for bigger fish.

GETTING THERE
Leave the M5 at junction 25 to Taunton, taking the A358 to Williton. Turn right into Williton, then left by the supermarket carrying on past the school on the B3190 to Watchet. Turn left into the town and carry on past the harbour on the B3191 coast road to Blue Anchor front. The beach is to the far left by the chalets, the wall is along the front and the reefs to the far right beyond the slipway. There is parking along the sea front.


Directions : Leave the M5 at Junction 25 to Taunton, A358 to Williton, turn right into Williton, left by the supermarket, carry on past the school on the B3190 to Watchet. Turn left into the town and carry on past the harbour on the B3191 coast road to Blue Anchor front. The beach is to the far left by the chalets, the wall is along the front and the reefs to the far right beyond the slipway
Season : Winter for cod, whiting, pouting, rockling and flounder, summer for other species