The uppermost sections of the River Fowey, not far from the historic town of Lostwithiel, are excellent areas in which to practice the tricky art of fly-fishing, and produce brown trout, sea-trout, and salmon galore. Fishing licenses can easily be obtained from Lostwithiel, which also offers a range of tackle shops if you're looking to upgrade your fishing gear.
Situated just outside of Newquay in the parish of Colan, Porth Reservoir is one of the best coarse fishing reservoirs in the UK. The 40 acres of water are brimming with skimmers, roach, and perch, and it's a very popular site with local anglers. The reservoir is at its deepest at the end towards the car park, where the water reaches up to 6 metres deep. Regular fishers to Porth Reservoir recommend using groundbait in this area.
Like many Cornish beaches, Holywell Bay is a great sea fishing spot, and is a pleasant sandy beach backed by sand dunes. The area produces excellent bass and all species of flatfish, as well as codling and whiting during the autumn months. If you've brought the little ones with you, explore the rock pools and stream running through the beach for crabs, small fish, and other exciting sealife.