Bass Fishing in South-West England

Dorset >> Devon >> Cornwall

The south-west counties of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall boast some of the UK’s best bass fishing, with miles of coastline encompassing every type of terrain imaginable. Offshore you’ll find wrecks and reefs, but the inshore waters are equally productive, with open beaches, estuaries aplenty and no end of rocky outcrops where the bass love to hunt. See below for a selection of area’s best bass guides.


Bass Fishing Cornwall - Porthleven, CornwallBass Fishing Cornwall – Porthleven, Cornwall

Austen Goldsmith is the skipper or Zen 2 and a renowned local bass guide, covering locations all around the Cornish coast. Find out more

Devon Bass Guide: Ed Schliffke, Padstow Angling CentrePadstow Angling Centre – Padstow, Devon

Ed Schliffke is your resident bass fishing expert at Padstow Angling Centre, offering a range shore and boat trips in search of everything from bass to mackerel. Find out more

West Country Bass Fishing Guide: Nick Hart Nick Hart Fly Fishing – Various West Country

Renowned West Country fishing guide Nick Hart specialises in fly fishing for wild trout on the area’s streams, but also targets bass on fly and lure. Find out more

North Devon Bass Fishing Guide: Joel Soul Joel Soul – North Devon

Fully insured guide specialising in light-tackle lure fishing for bass along the North Devon coast from March to January. Tackle can be supplied if required. Find out more