Grangetown Promenade is predominantly an autumn and winter venue which fishes equally well at both high and low water.

In moderate swells expect codling, whiting, coalfish, flounder, dab, bass. At low water, look for the holes after a storm, which will almost certainly hold codling to 5lb and over. At high water during rough conditions, be careful where you park, sometimes stones can get thrown up by the waves.

Fishing at range during daylight hours can be an advantage, but as night falls, the fish move close in.

September through to January will be the more productive months. Usually half tide up and half tide down, but in calm conditions, last 3hrs of the flood tide to high water. In rough conditions, low water up and back down again, if the fish are feeding well.


Codling, whiting, coalfish, flounder, dab and bass.


Yellowtails and snake whites are by far the best. Blow lug, ragworm, mackerel, peeler crabs and mussel will all catch fish.


Beachcaster, such as Century Carbon Metal, coupled with Penn 525 Mag and 15lb line and leader are ideal.
Two-hook clipped rigs with size 2 Kamasan hooks for whiting and flatfish in calm conditions. In rough conditions, a Pennell-pulley rig armed with size 3/0 Kamasan short-shank hooks for the codling.


Anglers Choice, 8-9 Murton Street, Sunderland, tel: 0191 514 0000.
Opening times: 9am to 4.45pm Monday to Saturday.
Bait: Lug and rag, plus frozen bait.

Fishing Republic, Woodbine St, Hendon, tel: 0191 567 9770.
Opening times: 9am to 5.30pm Monday – Friday. 10am to 8pm Saturday. 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Bait: Lug and rag daily. Yellowtail lug and peeler crab when available. Wide selection of frozen baits.

North East Tackle, Ryhope Rd, Sunderland, tel: 0191 510 3573
Opening times: 9am to 5.30pm Monday, Friday and Saturday; 9.30am to 6pm Tuesday and Thursday.
Bait: Rag, lug and crabs, plus frozen bait.

Rigs Angling Supplies, 72 Church St, Seaham, 0191 581 7915.
Opening 9am—5pm Mon-Sat, except Wed 9am-1pm.
Bait: Live rag and lug, occasionally black lug, plus frozen bait.

Rutherford’s Angling Ltd, 125 Roker Ave, Sunderland, SR6 0HL, tel: 0191 565 4183.
Opening times: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday (closed Wednesday), 9am to 1pm Sunday.
Bait: Fresh lug and rag daily. Peeler crabs when available. Wide selection of frozen baits.

The Trading Post, 40 Hylton Rd, Sunderland, tel: 0191 565 4626.
Opening times: 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to noon Sunday.
Bait: Lug, rag and crab, plus frozen bait.

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Directions : Leave the A19 at Seaham and take the A1018 through Ryhope. Join the B1522 along Commercial Road and take the turning under the railway bridge. Follow the road onto the promenade.