Sea fishing

Whiting galore in sunny Aldeburgh

Off for a week to the posh and pretty seaside town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast: For reasons too complicated to explain here there wasn’t enough room in the car for my sea fishing kit, but fortunately the tackle shop down the road in Saxmundham had gear for hire, so I grabbed a rod […]

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Another day, another dab

Up to Sandsend again on a crisp, clear, frost-bitten December morning. High tide was due at around 11.30 am and I arrived at about 10 am. Ominously there was no-one else fishing and I was on my lonesome: I suspect the locals know something that I don’t. Maybe the bright conditions keep the fish away. […]

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Yabbadabba…dab

With the river fishing knocked on the head because of all the rain recently I headed up to Sandsend on the North Yorks coast to have a go at the marine life. What a gorgeous day! Turquoise sky, low sun casting long shadows, barely a breath of air. The carpark is not the most glamorous […]

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

To Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast for a family holiday. I managed to persuade my wife that of course we could get my sea fishing kit into the car, together with luggage, dogs etc. The tripod is so long that it had to rest horizontally across the top of the seats, with the pointed ends […]

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A load of old pollocks (well, one anyway)

Up to Staithes, a ridiculously pretty fishing village nestling between the cliffs of the North Yorkshire coast: My pal Rob and I are off for a six-hour boat trip bouncing lead of the bottom of the North Sea in the hope of picking up a fish or three for the plate. If fly fishing is […]

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Blankety blank. Again.

Another forlorn trip to Sandsend. A lovely day and a surprisingly high sea with a fair old swell on it. Arrived around 3 pm. In the distance a sunlit Whitby was magnificent: The sea pulled and jerked at the rod tip with some violence, making bites all but impossible to discern. I reckon I got […]

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The cruel sea…

River flooded out so it’s on with the longjohns and off to Sandsend on the North Yorks coast to see if I can fare any better than in the past. Have been here maybe eight or nine times and for all those hours’ effort have produced two small flatfish. This is hardly the most challenging […]

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