Braystones Sea Fishing Mark

This beach is mainly fished from half tide up over high water. Fishing is from steep shingle on to sand with patches of broken ground.

From half tide down the sand is exposed and at low water it tends to be shallow, but fishing into the holes and gullies can give some excellent fishing especially during darkness and a southwesterly wind.

 

SPECIES

Winter produces cod, whiting, flounders and dabs. Spring and summer give bass, dogfi sh, plaice, flounders, dabs, eels and odd coalfish and turbot.

 

BAIT AND TACKLE

In early winter crabs will still be best for cod with lug taking over as the crabs disappear from the beaches. In summer crabs take most fish, while lugworms and ragworms catch plaice. Most fish baits catch the dogfish.

A standard beach rod and reel loaded with 20lb line will cover most situations. Fish are taken at all ranges, so a two-hook clipped-down rig or flapper will suffice, with a 5-6oz grip lead weight.

 

GETTING THERE

Take the A595 south to Egremont and at the end of the main street turn right at the war memorial to Nethertown. At the end of this road turn left, then after 50 yards turn right onto a narrow road through Middleton to Nethertown. At the road junction in Nethertown, turn left to Braystones. On entering Braystones turn right to the railway station and park in the lane near the station. It's a short walk over the railway crossing to the beach.

 

TACKLE SHOP

Cumbria Angling Centre, 5 Tangier Buildings, George St, Whitehaven, tel: 01946 693233.
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-2pm.
Bait: Fresh and frozen.


Directions : Take the A595 south to Egremont and at the end of the main street turn right at the war memorial to Nethertown. At the end of this road turn left, then after 50 yards turn right onto a narrow road through Middleton to Nethertown. At the road junction in Nethertown, turn left to Braystones. On entering Braystones, turn right to the railway station and park in the lane near the station. It's a short walk over the railway crossing to the beach.
Season : Winter for cod, whiting, flounder and dab, spring and summer for bass, dogfish, plaice, flounder, dabs, eels, odd coalfish and turbot