Category: Sea Fishing

Workington

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Fishing is both sides of the harbour on the north or south beaches. It can be rough ground in places mixed with slag – a legacy of the towns industrial heyday. There are patches of cleaner ground particularly on the south beach. Both areas tend to fish best in a southwesterly on rising tides but ….  Read More

Whitehaven

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Whitehaven harbour is a very popular venue offering fishing for a range of species through most of the year. Plaice, flounders, dabs, cod, whiting, coalfish, and mackerel can all be taken during their seasons along with the odd bass, pollack, mullet and conger. The north pier is the main venue with a good wide stone ….  Read More

Walney Island

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Walney Island offers any amount of good fishing marks, not only on the seaward shore but also in places along the channel that runs between the island and Barrow in Furness. Bass, plaice, flounder and cod are the main species sought by anglers. Mullet can also be found in quantity, particularly around the gullies in ….  Read More

St Bees

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The rocky sandstone outcrop of St Bees Head is the sum total of sea cliffs for Cumbria and as such offers a very different type of fishing to most other areas. Access to the cliff marks can be rugged and difficult. Although it is possible to descend in one or two places this is ill ….  Read More

Silloth

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Welcome to the Costa del Solway. Although Silloth’s glory days as the top holiday resort resort of the Cumbria coast may have faded a little there is still¬† interest for the sea angler. Fishing is mainly for flounder and plaice although there is always the chance of a bass or two over the summer months. ….  Read More

Silecroft

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This is a very popular and accessible beach just north of Millom. The beach is steep shingle at first but soon changes to sand with odd patches of broken ground. At low water its a long walk and it can flood quickly on the bigger tides. Over the summer months and into early autumn most ….  Read More

Seascale

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Seascale is a large village just south of the giant Sellafield complex. A big car park, fish and chip shop and easy access to the beach are some of the plus points and at times the fishing can be quite reasonable too. It can be a busy place over the summer but on a good ….  Read More

Parton

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The shoreline between Workington and Whitehaven offers the best cod fishing in the area. Harrington is the northerly end while Parton, just outside Whitehaven gives access to the marks at the south end. This can be rough ground in places with more substantial rock outcrops and you can expect to lose some tackle. Not really ….  Read More