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Welcome to the Torbay Sea Angling Festival

The long established event attracts well over 200 entries from anglers drawn to some of the finest fishing in the country.


While the sheltered waters of the Bay are the focus of the Festival the actual fishing limits extend many miles in each direction to allow anglers to fish their favourite marks.


The Eastward limit is the Devon/Dorset border and the Western limit Bolt Head at the mouth of Salcombe estuary. This means that you can fish the tidal estuaries of the Axe, Otter, Exe, Teign, Dart and Kingsbridge. Boats fishing out of and returning to ports within this area can also fish the Festival.


The event covers the prime fishing grounds in the South West and the specimen fish landed each year are exceptional.


This year the prize fund is £9K comprising of tackle and approximately 70+ prizes for Senior, Ladies and Juniors in Inshore boat, Wreck and Shore Categories. Festival trophies have been donated over many years and make a glittering show on presentation night. 


But it’s not just the superb fishing which attracts anglers to the Torbay Sea Angling Festival every year. Torbay is the top holiday destination and many families accompany anglers to the resort to pursue their own fun.


Despite the tough competition it has always been a friendly Festival and the angling clubhouses at Brixham, Paignton, Dartmouth and Sidmouth always look forward to welcoming anglers as guests during the nine day Festival to hear the inevitable tales of the ones that got away.

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