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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: St Ives Cornwall Reply with quote

Hello all
I am off to St Ives for a week, is it worth taking my lure gear for a spot of sea fishing from the beach, rocks or jetty.
As always with a Cornish holiday rain is forecast everyday.
Pubs will be warm no doubt.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say yes Pete, mate on mine had some Macks and Garr last weekend down south.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fishing not so good down here as the tides are all early and late.
I am starting to think there is never any water in the port of St Ives during the day.
I may yet get to do a bit of fishing from the beach soon.
Oh we'll eating and drinking well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow you have a high tide of 0756 - decent timing allowing you to fish an hour either side of it and still be back in time for some breakfast Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than slightly stuffed.

Broke my rod casting from the beach, it must have taken a knock some how/where as it shatered in the butt section.
Oh well I guess I may have to buyer another at some point.
This is the same rod I cut down the handle and it had been working very well.

I had not caught much but there must be fish around as I saw a seal about twenty yards out.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from another Cornwall visit and did some fishing in the estuary at Hayle near St Ives at low and high tide.
Despite seeing lots of Mullet and sand eels I did not get any fish.
I fished lures but was told by the tackle shop in Penzance that peeler crab was what is needed to catch Bass.
It was a steep learning curve for me fishing salt water but Iwas starting to get a grip on it when it was time for me to head home.
Next visit I am planning to carry on with the lures but may bait fish for the mullet as there seemed to be some big ins in there.
A local said low tide is good for the Bass and they did seem to be activity there when I was fishing.
Does anyone have any tips for this area?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know about the Bass fishing but there is a small trout fishery just outside Hayle - I fished it last year and although you would not want to spend a long day there it makes a break from sightseeing. I even managed to winkle out a couple much to the chagrin of the locals.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mullet will do your head in Peter, and I have yet to catch one on a fly or anything else for that matter. Sad

I dont know much about the St. Ives area but if there are sandeels in the estuary then there are likely to be Bass. You will sometimes find bass feeding underneath Mullet so working a small surface plug that represents a distressed fish can be successful. I have seen small Bass take surface lures in backwaters that are not much larger than they are, although not my mine unfortunately! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tenet
I did not know about the trout fishery but I did find the coarse fishing lakes.
It is not often I get the chance to fish in the sea so I only took a bit of kit to do that.
I have been watching YouTube on sea bass fishing and I do not think I was doing any thing wrong.
I may ask around the local tackle shop to see if I can get a trip out with a local rather than the mackerel fishing trips from St Ives.
Looking forward to the next trip down there.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Allrounder
The tide rips through the estuary at Hayle and I would think fly fishing would be more than a challenge.
I have caught Mullet in foreign parts with coarse tackle and a loaf of bread which I will try next time I go down.
The soft plastics were used for the bass and I think if there were feeding fish around I may have caught one.
Looking forward to our next trip to St Ives.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hayle is a nice estuary, on low there is a pool up the top end which is worth a shout lure or fly, bass are hard to catch on lure in there, my dads mate does well on immation eel flyfishing,
if anyone is coming down this year i can give you more information at the time,
there is tackle shop in hayle behind garage near philps pasties, they do lot lure fishing in there
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