Angling in Alderney
Across its three square miles, Alderney has the ideal topography for angling; there are a multitude of undisturbed, sheltered bays and rocky outcrops just waiting to be explored. Platte Saline beach is worthy of being any angler’s first port of call, and is home to one of the UK’s most famous granite breakwaters — a sight not to be missed.
Alderney’s waters are home to many species of fish, from turbot, plaice and bass to the more exotic red gurnards and gilthead bream. Different fishing abilities are well catered for, and as a fishing license is not needed for sea fishing, it couldn’t be easier to cast a line and try your hand at hooking a record breaking fish!
For the more keen angler, autumn is a fantastic time to visit Alderney. The annual Alderney Angling Festival begins on the 6th October 2018, which attracts over 150 competitors from all over the British Isles. There is a real camaraderie surrounding this event, and you can fish alone or in pairs. The locals are always there to offer some friendly advice. Autumn also brings other species not found at other times of the year, such as conger eels and rays.
Furthermore, whilst Alderney is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for saltwater angling in the UK, there are also good opportunities for inland fishing on man-made lakes, such as at Corblets Reservoir. There are several types of carp in the reservoir, but please note fishing here is strictly on a catch and release basis. Day tickets need to be purchased locally.