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Ranked 4 of 9 facilties in ranked in East Riding of Yorkshire

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This popular seaside town not only has a thriving retail free port, but can offer you some excellent sea fishing.
This area fishes better on the higher tides. Known for its cod fishing it can be also good for bass, especially from early summer and into the autumn. Long stretches of beach offer the angler a good choice of marks and it usually the holes and deep gullies that will hold the fish.

 

SPECIES

Cod and whiting in the winter, while dab and flounder help to make up the catches. Expect occasional ray and bass In summer.

 

BEST BAITS

Crab can be good in the spring for the late run of cod and into the summer for bass and ray. Black lug tipped with either squid or ragworms can be very successful especially in the colder months.

 

TACKLE

Use a standard beach rod and reel, but it must be capable of allowing you to cast a fair distance at times, although the fish do tend to come in at close ranges at various stages of the tide. Use 15-18lb mainline on either a 6500-size multiplier or fixed-spool reel. Rigs should be paternosters containing two or three hook snoods, with hook sizes to suit the species you are seeking.

 

GETTING THERE

Hornsea is located on the Holderness Coast between Bridlington and Withernsea. Turn off the A165 onto the B1242 through Catwick and Seaton and on to Hornsea. You will come to the main sea front and the choice of fishing spot is yours.

 

TACKLE SHOP

East Coast Tackle, 18 Willows Drive, Hornsea, tel: 01964 535064.

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    Staff helpfulnessrating is 4
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    Quality of fishingrating is 4
    Surroundingsrating is 2

    Many happy memories of fishing Hornsea (don't get down there anymore), under Marine Bar and further North was usually good in right conditions. Two black lug tipped with mackerel chucked about 80 yards out would do the trick for most species with a good swell on and a north westerly. It is a place that will fish it's head off or you will stand there for six hours and get nothing, ring the tackle shop listed before making a journey from say Doncaster or the like. If rockling abound you will catch nothing else so move on to somewhere like East Newton or Ringborough (but only if you have chest waders to get down the cliff and through the clay, as I remember). Another species which signifies the end of decent sport here is something we used to call a 'lumpsucker', all mouth and skrawny tail, a real cow to reel in, and when you finally did it would growl and snarl like a dog whilst you tried to unhook it! Many a night the cry would ring out from the darkness up the beach, "Throw that twat a bone!" Happy days. Still haven't identified what they are in any book or publication to this day. You get them on Brid' North and Reighton too. Anyway, with the right local knowledge Hornsea is a good mark that will fish all year round. Easy access, good parking, a few fish and a pint in the Marine afterwards. Good days. They never minded anglers drinking back then. Is it still so? I might make a day and an evening out of it down there if computer says yes.

    28 September 2010 16:30

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