Do I need a licence to go fishing?
No you don’t, but you cannot sell your fish. Keep
migratory fish such as sea trout or salmon, or fish
in bass nursery areas. If in doubt, ask your local
How do I set up my nets?
Either on the beach if you have a large range of
tide, or from a boat as either a floating or sinking
net. These will need to be anchored and buoyed for
later retrieval. Avoid areas where there are
swimmers, divers and seabirds.
How do I set up my pots?
Either as singles or several joined together. Set
them on rough ground for lobsters or anywhere for
crabs. Mark with floats for later retrieval.
When is the best time to use my pots?
Part-time or pleasure fishermen generally only fish
during the summer months. Our pots will withstand
rough conditions but it is best to check catches at
least every other day.
What bait should I use in my pots?
Fresh fish bait for crabs and smelly bait for
lobsters. Hard bait such as gurnards, ray backs or
wrasse is good if there are lots of sea lice.
Can I sell the fish that I catch?
Unless your boat is a registered vessel you should
not sell your fish.