A mecca for fishing fans, Seaton’s mile-long arc of a beach boasts some of the best shore-casting conditions in the region and, when the tide is right and the fish are biting, you will see an army of anglers setting up their gear all along the pebbly foreshore, sometimes well into the wee hours of the night.
Small-boat and kayak fishing are both popular pastimes too. This coast is famous for its mackerel fishing, but other fish that can be caught here include bass, black bream, rays and smoothhounds. For seven years, restrictions on some of the more damaging commercial fishing techniques have been in place in Lyme Bay, and the result is a much healthier ecosystem – which hugely benefits recreational fishers.
Local enthusiasts formed the Seaton Sea Anglers in 1998, and the club meets at the Clarence, Harbour Road, Seaton, on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm, and holds regular competitions.