Chapel Point sea fishing mark

This long sandy stretch of beach has easy access and is an ideal location for anyone wanting some summer action.
It fishes best on a flooding tide after a calm spell and better if high water is early morning, as the sun is rising.
Winter months are best after a rough sea when the water is coloured and from low water up to high.

Paul Fenech

SPECIES
Winter sees codling, whiting, dabs, flounders, rockling and perhaps a bass, but it’s the summer months that provide some super action.
Bass, thornback rays and smoothhounds are why anglers come to Chapel Point as the days become longer and warmer.

BAIT AND TACKLE
Yellowtail lugworms will catch almost anything in winter, but try tipping with squid, mackerel, bluey and razorfish.
Peeler crabs during the summer will be the top bait, especially if you want to bag a smoothhound. Sandeels, squid and bluey’s will certainly catch thornback rays and bass.
A standard beachcaster rod and reel capable of handling a 6oz sinker and large bait will be best, but use strong leaders and rig bodies if you target smoothhounds.

GETTING THERE
From the A52 to Skegness, carry on to Ingoldmells and follow the signs to Chapel St Leonards.
There is a car park at the point that has a café and public toilets and the fishing marks are short walk on to the beach.

TACKLE SHOPS
Tackle 4-U, Midland Buildings, Skegness Rd, Ingoldmells, PE25 1NP, tel: 01754 874950.
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sunday 9am-4pm.
Bait: Fresh baits daily (best to order) plus a wide selection of frozen baits available.

George’s Tackle Box, 88 Middlethorpe Rd, Cleethorpes, DN35 9PR, tel: 01472 693771.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 8am – 5.30pm. Closed Sunday.
Bait: Lug, Rag, Peeler crabs when available plus frozen baits.