Get Sea Fishing at Babbacombe Pier, TQ1 3RT
Get Fishing events are fun, friendly and safe fishing days for families and individuals of all abilities
Come and try fishing at our quality assured angling events and discover the wonders of angling! Whether you’re fishing for the first time, heading out for a day out with the family, or getting back into angling, fishing is a great way to get out there doing something different and will teach kids new outdoor skills.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of bad weather forecast please call Martyn Green on 07704 602 180 prior to the event to confirm if the event is still going ahead.
IMPORTANT Booking Information: You MUST contact the Event Primary Contact before attending this event. Use their details on this page – see below. They will let you know about time-slots and booking-in procedures which follow distancing guidelines. Walk-ons will not be accepted.
Times: 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Babbacombe Pier, Torquay TQ1 3RT
Type of Fishing: Sea
Perfect for: Families and kids of all ages and experience levels. People under the age of 18, or vulnerable people under 21 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
What happens on the day: The angling activities on offer are designed to encourage adults, children and young people to discover what angling is all about and take up angling. You’ll find out how to use fishing fishing rods, reels, line and tackle to catch fish and return them safely. Get Fishing Volunteers will be on hand to help, give fishing tips and provide you with more info about your local club or fishery so you know how to go fishing again next time.
Tackle: For tackle, you could use beachcasters but there is no real need to go as heavy as all that; carp rods will handle just about everything likely to come up on such a tide. Nor will you need sophisticated tackle with running leger and flapper rigs quite capable of pulling in a few fish. As for bait, mackerel or squid strip should do the trick but you could also experiment with whole sprats, peeler crabs or blueys just to see what else comes along, like conger eels or three bearded rockling. There are also likely to be plenty of mackerel around on float and perhaps the odd garfish or two (or a lot more!) besides pollack as well. If you want to go really adventurous, then hybrid fly tackle might be fun provided there is room to cast safely.
Do I need to bring anything with me…? Outdoor events are weather dependent so please bring something to keep you dry and/or sunblock and a drink. For events including “game angling” we recommend that you wear a hat and glasses/sunglasses to protect your head and eyes while casting.
Disability information: Volunteers and coaches at Get Fishing events are provided with essential best practice guidance on working with and planning events for disabled and mobility impaired people. Please check with the venue contact about the facilities available.
Covid-19 Guidelines: If you have Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend. Walk-ons will not be accepted. Appropriate distancing measures will be in place and any equipment requiring cleaning will be cleaned in between sessions. Please see latest Government guidelines here.
1] EVENT PRIMARY CONTACT:
07704 602 180
2] ANGLING TRUST CONTACT
Angling Development Manager (South)
07854 239 731
The Angling Trust’s ‘Get Fishing’ campaign is proudly supported by
Shakespeare, Exclusive Tackle Partner and Angling Direct, Exclusive Retail Partner
as we all work towards getting more people fishing, more often.
The Get Fishing campaign to get more people fishing more often is funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income as part of the National Angling Strategic Services contract with the Angling Trust, and Sport England. Children under 13 do not need a licence, and licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free but you still need to register and receive a licence in order to go fishing. You can get a licence for the full year, for 8 days (ideal for holidays!) or just a day’s fishing.
NOTE: Although young children who are under 13 year old do not need a licence to fish, the person supervising them needs the proper fishing licence to take hold of the rod or to help the child fish with it.