Most, if not all, of the waters surrounding the Bailiwick are at some time fished by sea anglers both recreational and commercial.
There are numerous commercial and recreational fishing activities that utilise the waters around Guernsey, but due to it being an Island nation sea angling is an especially large use of the resource.
Taken as a group, angling represents a significant area of economic activity, directly and indirectly supporting many aspects of the Island's retail and service industries, and contributing to public funds.
For example, there are an estimated 5000 plus small craft based in Guernsey alone, ranging from kayaks to cruisers, RIBs to racing yachts, dinghies to day cruisers. Many of these will at some time or other engage in recreational fishing activities, even if only towing a set of mackerel feathers whilst in transit to the next port. There are also shore based rod and line anglers and they can be numbered in their hundreds.
- Except for restrictions on angling and bait digging in the main harbours of St Peter Port and St Sampsons, there are no specific regulations relevant to sea angling as a method.
- Only fish caught from the shore or from unpowered boats may be sold locally unless the fish is caught from a registered and licensed fishing vessel.
For further information on sea angling or other fisheries related matters, please revert to the contact details provided in the box below.
Sea FisheriesPO Box 459, Raymond Falla House, Longue Rue, St Martin, Guernsey, GY1 6AF, Channel Islands
Tel: +44 1481 234567 Fax: +44 1481 235015