Watchet

Watchet harbour used to be a busy commercial port, it is now a busy angling port with several charter boats operating from here.

The Port is undergoing a major change at this time with the addition of a marina within the east side of the harbour. This will allow launching of small boats into the marina at any state of the tide. There will be the facility of a deep water berth along the outside of the inner marina wall to allow an early departure to sea for the charter boats, should they wish to. 

Easy to get to from the A39, follow signs for the harbour, turn left over the railway, follow the road down into the town, remain on that road along Swain St turn sharp left at the end then left opposite The Clipper P.H. into a public car park. There is an alley to the left of The Clipper leading onto the West Pier

As a shore location either pier can be fished but the west pier seems to be favourite,( handy public toilets on the west pier). This is a high water location only as the harbour is “dry” at low tide.

Fishing is over the harbour wall, which gives some protection from the prevailing SW winds.

The view of west pier as you approach on foot from the town. This now has a new slipway in the foreground.
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The west pier, easy comfortable fishing
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Watchet Harbour towards the town from the east pier, before the marina was constructed.
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The new look harbour with the inner marina wall cutting across the old harbour.
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This creates the marina. Charter boats navigate the Lock gate and sill to collect anglers on the west pier.