The Cornish Season
This far West I am lucky enough to have great fishing 12 months of the year. The bass fishing season runs from 1st of April right through to the 31 st December ! I have a description of the Months and my approach to fishing on this page
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January & February
The Cod and Pollack close to shore in fly fish able depths. The bass are still here . If you find them you may well find large fish in shoals. High pressure systems make for great boat fishing on the right day. Winter days are best booked at short notice .as and when the conditions are suitable.
Bass = 7 Pollack = 10 Cod =10
Plenty of Cod and pollack but now the Bass will have other things in mind. I would fish lures and then grab the fly rod if the fishings good. Soft Plastics on Jig heads fished deep or dredging with the fly rods.
Bass = 1 Pollack = 9 Cod = 10
The second set of Spring tides heralds a change. The Bass may well start to return from Spawning. Cod and Pollack are still in the shallow water 20 – 40 foot . Mackerel will be here in large numbers. A good time to fly and lure fish. The estuaries are very quiet at this time of the year. Top water lures – Soft Plastics and fly fishing .
Bass = 4 Pollack = 4 Cod = 7
Bass will be starting to show up in numbers and also start to chase whitebait in the estuaries. Cod will still be here in shallow water. I have had a few epic days this time of year. If we can access the North coast then we can intercept large shoals of post spawning Bas around Newquay / Padstow area then the skys the limit. I now have the kind of boat that will take on the challenge! Top water lures – Casting Soft Plastics and fly fishing .
Bass = 6 Pollack = 6 Cod = 4
Plenty of Bass around although sometimes Falmouth Bay can go off the boil. In which case i tend to look toward Mounts Bay launching from Porthleven or the North. Top water lures – Casting Soft Plastics and fly fishing .
Bass = 7 Pollack = 6 Cod = 3
We are now into prime season. Bass are here in numbers and will be the main focus. If we have lots of boiling hot weather then Falmouth Bay suffers from Algie Blooms. These kill the fishing stone cold dead. In this case scenario I switch my Focus to Mounts Bay and the North Coast. Top water lures – Casting Soft Plastics and fly fishing .
Bass = 8 Pollack = 6 Cod =3
Ok were now cooking on gas ! We are now heading into prime season anything goes. Large Bass will head inshore. I have landed many of my best Bass in September over the years. I don’t care if its a neap or spring tide I just want to be fishing ! All locations are in prime. = Top water lures – Soft Plastics and fly fishing . Vertical Jigging
Bass 10- Pollack= 8 Cod = 4
Just as exciting as September a little more prone to Low pressure systems . That said the last couple of years October has been stunning weather wise. We have so many sheltered locations that I can nearly always get out and fish in safety and comfort. Cod may start to head into shallower water . Top water lures – Casting Soft Plastics ,ultra light Vertical Jigging and fly fishing .
Bass =10 Pollack = 10 Cod = 6
Very similar to October . The most annoying thing about November is the lack of clients that will travel to Cornwall to fish. This is a great time for shore fishing . Big Bass month . Low pressure systems can obviously hamper fishing. Fortune favours the brave in November = Top water lures – Soft Plastics and fly fishing . Vertical Jigging
Bass = 9 Pollack = 10 Cod = 7
Once again a great time to be here fishing. The Cornish commercial bass fishermen are out there while recreational anglers watch re run s of Henry Gilby on SKY TV!! These are the days I love to try and get out on the water. If you can fish at short notice when the weather allows then give me a call. Im sure we can come to an arrangement !! = Top water lures – Soft Plastics and fly fishing . Vertical Jigging
Bass = 9 Pollack = 10 Cod = 9