Overstrand Beach Sea Fishing Mark

The wooden barriers and groynes from Mundesley through to Overstrand are broken only by a short concrete sea wall at the bottom of the access slope.

The beach is very flat with a few gullies and, depending on the weather, some large flints may be exposed. It is always worth checking the beach at low tide to spot any features.

The northern end of the sea wall has a sewer pipe, which is good for bass. Two hours before and after high tide is best, although low tide can produce bass.

SPECIES

A well-known beach for bass. Smoothhounds usually show in May and June, with codling in January and February. Some big flounders are caught in the autumn if the sea has a good swell and colour.

BEST BAITS

There are plenty of yellowtail lugworms that can be dug or pumped in the soft sand during spring low tides. These and blow lug will catch most species. Peeler crabs fish well in the rocky areas in summer, but use a cocktail of lug and mussels in winter. The big bass are caught on whole squid or mackerel fillets at night.

TACKLE

Pulley rigs are worthwhile to keep fish above the rocks. A rotten-bottom attachment can be used among the rocks. Standard beach rods are fine, but a fixed spool or large multiplier is a good idea to keep the rig up in the water when retrieving. Use 18lb to 22lb mainline for added security. Normal 15lb mainline with a 50lb shockleader can be used in the sandy areas.

GETTING THERE

Overstrand is a small village located a few miles east of Cromer. The turning to the beach is signposted and there is a pay and display car park on the cliff top. The access slope is adjacent to the car park.


Directions : Overstrand is a small village on the B110 a few miles east of Cromer. The turning to the beach is signposted and there is a car park on the cliff top
Season : May and June for smoothhound, flounder in autumn, codling in winter

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