Mackerel Fishing at Beer

Beer, Devon

Take a sea fishing trip in Devon.

The town of Beer, once famous for smuggling, but now known for its fantastic fishing and beautiful cove - a suntrap sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds, with shingly beach nestling below the chalk cliffs, is the ideal take off point of a bit of mackerel fishing.

While the sleek silvery Mackerel swim in deep water around 300m deep over winter, they return to the shallows off the coast in the summer months to spawn, often in fast moving shoals numbered in their thousands. This is where, with the aid of locals that have been fishing these coasts for generations, you can get your hands on a fresh catch of these salty morsels.

A mackerel fishing trip on the Susie B usually last for one to three hours and is ideal for children or groups wanting something a bit different for a day out. Not only do the kids get a fair chance of catching a mackerel (with bait, lines and expert tuition all provided) but a couple of hours on the high seas also provide the chance to see dolphin, whales, turtles, and sea birds frolicking in their natural habitat.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Seaton Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address
  • Contact Details 01297 21660

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