Angling and Fishing

Recreational Fishing in the Estuary is regulated by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA)

Fowey Harbour Commissioners do not allow rod fishing from pontoons in the estuary for the safety of other harbour users

No nets are allowed in harbour area (Harbour Byelaw 52)

Anglers should be aware of the Bass Regulations within the estuary

Download Bass Regulations 2017

Crab Catching

Crab catching is a popular activity, we allow crabbing from the shore linked pontoons but please be aware of other users, especially boats which take priority.

Please keep a close watch over children near water and lifejackets are advisable.


Bait Digging

Bait digging should not take place within 6 metres of any mooring, pile, beacon, hard, causeway, jetty, wharf or similar structure or on the foreshore between signs indicationg areas of no digging (Harbour Byelaw 102)

We ask that you also adhere to the Bait Digging Code of Conduct adopted in this estuary

Bait Digging Code of Conduct


Cockle Harvesting

The harvesting of cockles is regulated in Cornish Estuaries with a Byelaw

Download Cockle Harvesting Byelaws


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