Fishing Marks On The Holderness Coast.
Fishing Marks Around Bridlington
Shore angling at Bridlington is perhaps not the best to be found on the Holderness coast. The best marks are the piers where anglers can target : Mackerel, flounders, coalfish and the occasional bass through the summer. Cod and Whiting make up the majority of catches through the winter period. Good whiting sport can be had from both the north and south piers, best catches usually fall to mackerel and bluey baits on a size 2/o double hooked flapper rig.
Tackle and bait
Fresh and frozen bait and first hand advice on the current state of the fishing can be found at North Bay Angling shop in Bridlington.
From hull take the A165 and follow straight in to Bridlington harbour
Barmston Sea Fishing
Barmston is located south of Bridlington and is a clean sandy beach which is very shallow in places. Looking for any depressions in the sea bed is the key to catching the fish here. This area produces some big cod every season but tends to be a “hit and miss” on most tides. Choosing the larger tides appears to be the key at this venue as it gives more depth of water.
Fish Species Found At Barmston Include : codling,cod,whiting,bass,rockling,dabs,flounder,dogfish and thornback ray
Tackle and bait
Standard beach casting gear 12-13ft rod 6500 size mutiplier reel with 12-18lb line 4-6oz breakout leads and a 50-60lb shockleader.2 hook patternoster rigs for small fish clipped down distance/pennal rigs for cod and rays. use squid,lug,rag and peeler crab
Directions to Barmston
From hull follow the A165 to bridlington and make a right turn at the sign marked at barmston caravan park just after the village of lissett park in the car park on the cliff top
Skipsea also offers some reasonable shore fishing. In Summer it is a great mark for dabs, flounder and a handful of plaice to be caught and angling is quite popular in this area because of the number of caravan sites around. Skipse is is located about 6 miles north from Hornsea and has a long straight flat beach with a fish holding gully at about 50 yards. Skipsea tends to fish on a biggish tide with a good sea running and has produced some good bags of quality fish in the past
Codling, cod, whiting, bass, flounder, dabs, thornbacks, dogfish and occasional sole.
Tackle and bait
standard beach tackle is all that is needed here with pennal rigs and flappers
or a carp rod for close range fishing.squid rag,mackrel,lug and sandeel
From hull follow the a165 to beeford turn right onto the b1249 and follow the signs for the beach in skipsea
Sea Angling At Hornsea
Head south from Sipsea and you come to the marks at Hornsea which fish well in summer with the resorts North and South beaches giving good dab and sole fishing with codling from Autumn into late Spring.
Hornsea North End is one of my favourite spots in Winter where the beach is relatively steep and during, or just after a blow there can be some very productive daylight codling fishing. This is is also a reputed mark for producing the odd ‘biggie’. It is a good area with easy beach access, no cliffs to climb – the perfect place in fact to spend an all-night session in comfort, as you park your car and just walk down to the beach. There are several places along the promenade at Hornsea where private boats can be launched.
Hornsea is also home to one of the regions largest fishing clubs – Hornsea SAC. More information on this club can be found here
Cod, bass, Whiting, Thornbacks, Dabs and Rockling
Tackle and baits
standard beach casting gear 12-13ft rod 6500 size mutiplier reel with 12-18lb line 4-6oz breakout leads and a 50-60lb shockleader.2 hook patternoster rigs for small fish clipped down distance/pennal rigs for cod and rays. use squid,lug,rag ,peeler crab and sandeel
From Hull follow the a165 to Bridlington then in leven take the B1224 this will take you in to Hornsea town centre. Then follow signs for sea front.
Mapplton is a popular venue as it has very easy access and a car park at the cliff top. This venue produces lots of thornbacks and dogfish in season but is hit and miss during the cod season as it is not really a deep venue. Mappleton is said to be a very good bass mark though.
There is some fish holding holes and gulleys which should be fished on a flooding tide during calm conditions. Best times are on a biggish tide with plenty of colour in the water. This venue often fishes better on night tides
Thornbacks, dogfish, bass, whitting, codling, flounder and eels
Tackle and baits
Standard beach tackle 6500 size reels loaded with 15lb line 60lb shock leader 12-13ft rods 4-6oz leads “up and over” rigs are used for the thornys and dogfish with sandeel, peelers and squid as bait clipped down. Pennal pullys also do well when the cod are running . This venue can fish well over low water. The deeper water is located to the left hand side of the rocky sea defence wall as you walk down the ramp.
Follow the A165 from hull and take the B1244 to hornsea then the B1242 to mapplton turn left into the car park.