Fowey is situated on the west side of the beautiful Fowey Estuary. With stunning scenery and lovely atmosphere this is a great location for anybody.
As well as being a commercial port for the nearby china clay industry, the estuary is also used by fishing boats and also by local and visiting yachtsmen as the natural harbour provides a safe haven.
The river is tidal and can also get busy with commercial craft so care should always be taken when planning water activities.
Fowey has several quays from where ferries across to Bodinnick and Polruan operate and also the water taxi that runs yachtsmen to their boats.
Fowey Regatta week takes place in August and is extremely popular. The photo top right shows one of the working boat races that take place. All sorts of other festivities usually take place including a carnival and a show by the Red Arrows.
Polruan is opposite Fowey on the East side of the river Fowey. It is tucked inside the entrance to the river and it’s fortification once helped protect the Estuary.
Polruan has it’s own harbour area for boats that provides lovely safe moorings that are completely sheltered from the prevailing southwesterly winds.
Bodinnick is a village situated on the East side of the Fowey Estuary. The ferry that travels back and forth from Fowey operates from the quay here, giving the pub it’s name of the ‘Old Ferry Inn’. The ferry slipway is a popular fishing spot.
Sea Fishing in the Fowey area
The entrance to the river is a great place to fish and fishing from the rocks on either the east or west side should produce mackerel, bass, dogfish and flatfish.
Some decent sized mullet can be caught around here, especially in the river. You could also catch yourself a congor.
If you prefer river fishing to sea angling then the Fowey river has plenty of salmon and trout too but make sure you have an appropriate licence.
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