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I guessing our bookings to Spain during the summer  will be cancelled pretty soon so it’s time to start thinking about plan b

 

looking for recommendations in Cornwall, somewhere I can launch a small inflatable boat and go fishing

 

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Plenty of places to push a boat in Cornwall.  I think there's a quay in St Mawes in The Roseland Peninsula.  You can then sail around the Carrick Roads, and its safe if you don't have an engine.  Its usually pretty quiet there (or used to be).  But other than that, there's plenty of small jetties that you can use in Cornwall.  Also, some campsites are on the beach.   Does your boat have an engine, as you will need to know the tides, ie, when they turn, and if you have an engine, will it be powerful enough to not be swept out to sea.  Your engine will need to be stronger than the prevailing currents that could be stronger than the engine.  We had a four HP engine, and we knew it would not be quite strong enough, so we kept to the inlets and rivers.  Looe is another good place to use.  We used our boat mainly in lakes, ie, Lake Annecy in France, and in the Lake District as well

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I would not hold your breath on being able to visit anywhere this summer!

But, I suppose it does no harm to plan..........

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We have written it off until September at the earliest when we have just one fully serviced  booking which is a postponed one from March. We decided 6 months is a sensible period to get past the risk.  

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1 hour ago, The road toad said:

I would not hold your breath on being able to visit anywhere this summer!

But, I suppose it does no harm to plan..........

I know, but Cornwall’s on the to do list anyhow, so just planning ahead in case were allowed back to normal but Spain keeps the borders closed

 

2 hours ago, Babstreefern said:

Plenty of places to push a boat in Cornwall.  I think there's a quay in St Mawes in The Roseland Peninsula.  You can then sail around the Carrick Roads, and its safe if you don't have an engine.  Its usually pretty quiet there (or used to be).  But other than that, there's plenty of small jetties that you can use in Cornwall.  Also, some campsites are on the beach.   Does your boat have an engine, as you will need to know the tides, ie, when they turn, and if you have an engine, will it be powerful enough to not be swept out to sea.  Your engine will need to be stronger than the prevailing currents that could be stronger than the engine.  We had a four HP engine, and we knew it would not be quite strong enough, so we kept to the inlets and rivers.  Looe is another good place to use.  We used our boat mainly in lakes, ie, Lake Annecy in France, and in the Lake District as well

Yes I’ll be buying a suitably powered boat, we won’t be going far anyway just get a few mackerel for the bbq

 

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Please be careful, buying a boat and launching and navigating in coastal waters isn't trivial...  All too many people who just buy a boat and fling it into the water end up as RNLI Casualties...  You need Lifejackets, VHF, Flares, and alternative method of propulsion.  You need to understand tides, and that's not just how high, they run around parts of the coast at many knots.

 

My qualifications for the warning? Over 50 years sailing and Yachtmaster Instructor....

 

 

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Carrick Roads is some of the best and safest boating waters in Cornwall for sailing, power boating, canoeing etc. We have a RIB and a Canadian canoe (with a 2 hp outboard when you are feeling lazy) Mylor has a great municipal slip (10 mins from Falmouth) from there the worlds your oyster. Turn left out of Mylor to Restronget creek for a beer or 2 at the Pandora inn, or past the King Harry ferry to Roundwood Point for a bbq.

 

Turn right out of Mylor and you have Falmouth harbour to your left or St Maws to your right, if time, tide and weather is in your favour keep going straight into open water for some seriously fishing.

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hi Chris, worth having a look at Pentewan Sands. It has direct access as per your OP.

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6 minutes ago, Allan Guest said:

hi Chris, worth having a look at Pentewan Sands. It has direct access as per your OP.

 

 

+ 1 for Pentewan Sands

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4 hours ago, Guzzilazz said:

Please be careful, buying a boat and launching and navigating in coastal waters isn't trivial...  All too many people who just buy a boat and fling it into the water end up as RNLI Casualties...  You need Lifejackets, VHF, Flares, and alternative method of propulsion.  You need to understand tides, and that's not just how high, they run around parts of the coast at many knots.

 

My qualifications for the warning? Over 50 years sailing and Yachtmaster Instructor....

 

 

Excellent advice.

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Chris, no need to buy a boat specially or find somewhere to launch it - all the small fishing ports like Looe and Mevagissey have boats to take visitors out on fishing trips - they range from two hours of  family fishing inshore for mackerel with bait and tackle provided, up to specialised all day deep sea shark angling. Choose any campsite that suits you and drive down to the harbours.

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15 hours ago, chris76 said:

I’ll be buying a suitably powered boat, we won’t be going far anyway just get a few mackerel for the bbq

14 hours ago, Guzzilazz said:

Please be careful, buying a boat and launching and navigating in coastal waters isn't trivial... 

 

 

I would encourage anybody intending to sail or use a powered boat in coastal waters to undertake appropriate training. I have done this for my boat (below) and found that the information learnt has proved essential to ensure safety on the water. The training not only included instruction on how to handle the craft but also the rules of seamanship, basic navigation,  and the correct use of two way radios.

See this link

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I would always encourage people to get out and enjoy the water but stay safe by undertaking appropriate training, and don't forget each time you venture out to tell someone on shore where you are going and approximately how long you will be.

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21 hours ago, chris76 said:

I guessing our bookings to Spain during the summer  will be cancelled pretty soon so it’s time to start thinking about plan b

 

looking for recommendations in Cornwall, somewhere I can launch a small inflatable boat and go fishing

 

thanks

Have a look on WSF world sea fishing forum for the shore fishing in Cornwall. There are plenty of places to fish without going out to sea. 

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thanks for the suggestions guys I’ll check it all out, sorry I should have said Iv already got a 17ft bayliner, so am not a total newcomer to boats although it will be My first inflatable,I just love the thought of being able to take a boat away In The caravan and being on the beach

 

iv got all the safety gear and my radio and powerboat licences 

 

 

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Hi Chris, are you really are going to buy an inflatable and cart it to Cornwall?  And pay for an an outboard too ? Then launch the boat into the surf from a Cornish beach ? Just to catch a few mackerel for supper?

 

Mackerel are very cheap and fresh from Pengellys  fish stall on the quay at Looe.

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10 minutes ago, moorgate said:

Hi Chris, are you really are going to buy an inflatable and cart it to Cornwall?  And pay for an an outboard too ? Then launch the boat into the surf from a Cornish beach ? Just to catch a few mackerel for supper?

 

Mackerel are very cheap and fresh from Pengellys  fish stall on the quay at Looe.

😂yes 

 

I’m guessing your not a fisher, lol it’s about taking my 8 year old out and spending some quality time with him, lol

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35 minutes ago, chris76 said:

😂yes 

 

I’m guessing your not a fisher, lol it’s about taking my 8 year old out and spending some quality time with him, lol

Can't beat that, but there are loads of shore marks to take your lad and be safe. And if you don't know Cornwall very well you need to ask advice. It can be a dangerous place on the sea or on the shore. 

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