Sea Fishing in England

Experience the world of sea fishing by the quaint English seaside

Sea Fishing in England

Who knew that the UK coastline provided terrific opportunities for sea fishing related to the enormous variety of habitats and species? All of this because there are warm waters of the Atlantic in the southwest to the northern North Sea's cold waters.

If you would like to go sea fishing, you need to know that Summer is one of the busiest seasons for fishing in the UK. On the other hand, early autumn offers the best of both worlds for anglers because often there will be overlap between both summer and winter species.

England has its share with seaside towns where fishing is a part of its culture and heritage. Surrounded by the sea, beautiful scenery and hoping to make a catch are what makes this such a stimulating activity. Why not embark on your own adventure and see if you've got what it takes to be an angler? Try something new on your Private Tour of England.

Try something new on your Private Tour of England

Here you can find the top five spots for sea fishing in England

1. If you like exploring a seaside town and adding sea fishing to the mix, then Poole is the place to be. Out on the water you can find various species like bass, mackerel and more. It might even be possible to spot dolphins out in Poole Bay from April until November so make sure to keep an eye out.

Where to stay
Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa is one of southern England’s finest hotels. Facilities include a newly refurbished spa, cooking school with relaxed dining. Stay in the famous tree-house accommodation or luxury suites. The Dining Room high-end restaurant has been running for fifty years. Chewton Glen is 45 minutes from Poole harbour.

2. Brighton is not only a stunning coastal town in East Sussex. It also offers some fantastic fishing locations and opportunities to take a boat out of Brighton Marina to stay on land and fish off the harbour wall or the beach. The catch can vary between pollock, cod, flatfish, even mackerel and more.

Where to stay
The Star Hotel at Alfriston is a restored ancient inn brought back to life by Alex Polizzi, niece of Rocco Forte and Star of the British TV show The Hotel Inspector. The Star with 30 bedrooms is 35 minutes to Brighton. South Lodge Hotel and Spa is only a 25-minute drive to Gatwick. Add on a world-class spa and three restaurants, and you have the perfect retreat after fishing off the south coast. South Lodge is 35 minutes drive from Brighton.

3. There are loads of fishing opportunities that are just waiting for you in Scarborough. Either fish from the beach or the rocks for mackerel, dab and wrasse or head out on a boat and catch pollock, cod and ling. You could even take on pike and perch at a local fishery lake, make sure to take advantage of the endless possibilities.

Where to stay
The Grand York is our recommended premium hotel in the centre of historic York. The hotel is 1 hr 30 minutes from Scarborough and your sea fishing adventure.

4. Newquay in Cornwall is well-known for its surfing, but truth be told, this was a fishing town long before that. Here people get the opportunity to fish over sunken warships for pollock, ling and conger eels. Or take the chance to catch a cod, sea bream or bull huss around the reefs while surrounded by the beautiful Cornish cliffs.

Where to stay
The famous chef Rick Stein has a selection of vacation properties in Padstow, a half-hour drive to Newquay. However, sea fishing is also available from Padstow Harbour. The Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes is our recommended south Cornish coast hotel. Again, fishing can be arranged from St Mawes Harbour. 

5. Known for its aquarium, Great Yarmouth in Norfolk has much more to offer when it comes to fish. You can find massive pike on the Norfolk Broads' calm canals, as well as carp, perch and roach. This place has something to offer for everyone.

Where to stay
It is wonderfully casual and relaxing when staying in a very well run gastropub. The Brisley Bell is just that, cosy and welcoming with fabulously decorated large rooms.

Who wouldn’t want to stay at The White House? Tucked away, the White House is a gorgeous mansion house on the North Norfolk coast. A cross between a luxury B&B and a small exclusive hotel. The White House is located ideally for visits to The Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s winter home. 

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