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Jersey Sporting Facilities A - H


Angling/Fishing 

 
Freshwater

Trout fishing is available in certain reservoirs and  day and season tickets are available from tackle shops. Three reservoirs are set aside for game fishing; these are Val de la Mare, Grands Vaux and Queen's Valley during April through to October.


Coarse anglers are able to fish at Dannemarche and Millbrook Reservoirs. Here you will find plenty of stocks of bream, tench, roach, perch, common carp, rudd and common eels. There is also carp fishing at St.Catherine's and you will also find the Island's largest natural fresh water fishery at St.Ouen's pond with fishing permitted between 1st June and 31st March (these two locations are not open to visitors).

Overseas membership is available which allows fishing on all the Association's waters. Millbrook and Dannemarche reservoirs are available on Day and Weekly permits.
 

Contact:

The Jersey Freshwater Angling Association for subscriptions, permits and information: 

Tel: 01534 701162 or 861083.

Sea fishing

Surrounded by clear waters and many coves, the island is an angler's paradise. Fish from the shore or take a guided boat trip and fish further out. Black bream, mackerel and rays all migrate into Jersey waters in the summer.Jersey is famous for its fishing and conger fishing in Jersey was recorded in the Doomsday book.

Take a charter boat trip from St Helier and catch red bass, turbot and brill

North and North West Coasts

There are many spots along the coastline of rugged 400 foot high cliffs ideal for deep water shore fishing. Look out for Garfish and Congers. There are also bays and small harbours for shallower fishing and these include Grève de Lecq Bay, Bonne Nuit Bay, Bouley Bay and Rozel Bay. Many also enjoy fishing from the various piers.

West Coast

Here you will find the island's finest surfing beach with Atlantic rollers. It is also an ideal bay for Bass and Wrasse in the outer gullies at the rocky ends of the bay.

South West Coast

The South West coast with its flat beaches is less challenging than some of the other parts of Jersey but still offers splendid fishing opportunities, including Grey Mullet, Pollack, Wrasse, Conger, Bass and Mackerel. 

East Coast
With the tide falling back around two miles, there are plenty of opportunities for anglers. The rock pools make it interesting for the children while Dad enjoys the solitude of fishing for Bass and Mullet. However keep an eye on the tide as it travels up the beaches at a fast rate.
St Catherine's Breakwater

On the north east coast is St Catherine's breakwater and offers deep water fishing with species such as garfish, pollack, wrasse, black bream, conger and mackerel being most common, particularly in summer. A tackle shop is located on the pier.

Link to the Jersey Angling site

 

 

Bird Watching 

A large number of species stop off in Jersey during their migration south and these include Wheaters, Swallows and Yellow Wagstaff. Other visitors include sand Martins, Swifts and Cuckoos

Contact:

Tel 483140 for more details



  

Canoeing

Enjoy canoeing from various points of the Island all year round.  Equipment provided except wetsuits.

Contacts:

Ecole D'Activites
Tel: 873074. British Canoe Union member with fully qualified instructors .
St Brelade's Windsurfing and Sailing School
Wayside Slip, St. Brelade's Bay, Tel: 07797 717564/853250



Clay Pigeon Shooting 

Contacts:

Crabb Clay Pigeon Club,
Greve de L'ecq
Tel: 854022 or 876588. 



Croquet 

Four international standard courts and a club house are situated at Les Quennevais Sports Centre, St. Brelade

Contacts:

The Jersey Croquet Club
Tel: 499932.     Website:
http://www.mnlg.com/jcc



 

Cycling

A network of green lanes has been developed for cyclists and walkers alike and where cars are restricted to speeds of just 15mph (24 kph)

 

 

Flying

Although Jersey is one of the busiest airfields in the British Isles it welcomes private pilots and fuel is a lot cheaper than in the UK. Flying lessons and private flying is available

Contact:

Jersey Aero Club, St Peter, Tel: 743990.



Golf

The Island, although measuring just nine miles by five, has an excellent selection of golf courses including the 18 hole championship courses at La Moye and Royal Jersey and also at the Jersey Recreation Grounds, Les Mielles Golf and Country Club, Les Ormes and Wheatlands.


The two 18-hole championship courses La Moye and the Royal Jersey Golf Club, require proof of handicap. Other golfers who do not belong to a club can play at Jersey Recreation Grounds, Les Mielles Golf and Country Club, Les Ormes and Wheatlands Golf Clubs.

 

Jersey Recreation Grounds

Grève d'Azette,St. Clement.Off Victoria Road at the junction with Green Road/La Grande Route de St. Clement.
Tel: 01534 721938

9 holes, with par 3 and 4 holes.

Putting green, crazy golf, bowls, boules, tennis and restaurant.

LA MOYE GOLF CLUB

La Route Orange, St. Brelade, off the A13, Route Orange next to La Moye School.
Tel: 01534 747166

18 holes - par 72. 72 white - 72 yellow.
Handicaps men 24, ladies 30. Length Gents - 6664 yds. Ladies - 6416 yds.

Golf shop, clubhouse, restaurant, driving range and putting green.

Open to visitors who are members of a recognised club - proof of handicap required. Contact course ranger for reservations.

 

LES ORMES GOLF AND LEISURE CLUB

Mont à La Brune, St Brelade; turn off the B36, Avenue de la Commune at the sports field next to the airport.
Tel: 01534 499077

9 holes - par 33. Length 5018 yds

17 bay covered driving range, practice green and practice bunker.
PGA tuition and video facilities.
Golf and tennis shop, bar/restaurant.
Health and beauty salon.

Golf shoes must be worn.

 

LES MIELLES GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

La Route de la Marette,St Ouen's bay, St. Peter; centre of St. Ouen's Bay on the B35, La Grande Route des Mielles.
Tel: 01534 482787

18 holes - par 70 gents, 71 ladies. Length: Gents - 5,705 yds, Ladies - 5,172 yds.

2 practice putting greens and bunker,70yd practice green and chipping area, 30 bay covered driving range.
Jons Pro shop, resident PGA pro for tuition.
Overseas membership available.
Bar, restaurant,patio & barbeque

 

ROYAL JERSEY GOLF CLUB

Le Chemin au Greves, Grouville; before Gorey Village, turn right off the A3, La rue de la Ville as Renauds.
Tel: 01534 854416

18 holes - par 70.
Handicaps men less than 28, ladies less than 36. Length Gents - 6059 yds.
Ladies - 5431 yds.


Open to visitors who are members of a recognised club, proof of handicap required or membership card to be shown.

Golf shop, clubhouse, restaurant and putting green.

WHEATLANDS GOLF COURSE

Les Grupieaux, off Le Vieux Beaumont, St. Peter: off the C107, Le Vieux Beaumont.
Tel: 01534 888844

9 holes/18 tees - par 3/par 54. Length: 2767 yds,

Normal standard of dress and etiquette required.
Suitable for regular golfers.Proof of handicap is not required.

Golf shop, practice putting green, bar, light snack lunches and garden terrace.

 

Horse Racing

Meetings are held between April and September at Les Landes racecourse, St Ouen, overlooking the sea.

Contacts:

Tel: 863484

 

 

Horse Riding

Visitors have the chance to ride along country lanes, or a fast gallop along the beach although beach rides are only available to experienced riders. Hats and boots may be hired and tuition and escorted rides are available.

Contacts:

Bon Air Stables
La Grande Route de St. Laurent, St Lawrence (Mrs J Sebire)
Tel: 865196.
Le Claire Riding and Livery Stables
Sunnydale, Rue Militaire, St John (Miss G.Le Claire/Mrs D. Galloway)
Tel: 862823.
Multina Riding School
La Rue de la Ville au Neveu, St Ouen
Tel: 481843.
Rossmore Farm Riding School
Valle des Vaux, St Helier Tel: 726210.
Sorrel Stables and Saddlery Centre
Mont Fallu, St Peter Tel: 742009.

 
 
 
 
 
 

  

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