This popular seaside town not only has a thriving retail free port, but can offer you some excellent sea fishing.
This area fishes better on the higher tides. Known for its cod fishing it can be also good for bass, especially from early summer and into the autumn. Long stretches of beach offer the angler a good choice of marks and it usually the holes and deep gullies that will hold the fish.


Cod and whiting in the winter, while dab and flounder help to make up the catches. Expect occasional ray and bass In summer.


Crab can be good in the spring for the late run of cod and into the summer for bass and ray. Black lug tipped with either squid or ragworms can be very successful especially in the colder months.


Use a standard beach rod and reel, but it must be capable of allowing you to cast a fair distance at times, although the fish do tend to come in at close ranges at various stages of the tide. Use 15-18lb mainline on either a 6500-size multiplier or fixed-spool reel. Rigs should be paternosters containing two or three hook snoods, with hook sizes to suit the species you are seeking.


Hornsea is located on the Holderness Coast between Bridlington and Withernsea. Turn off the A165 onto the B1242 through Catwick and Seaton and on to Hornsea. You will come to the main sea front and the choice of fishing spot is yours.


East Coast Tackle, 18 Willows Drive, Hornsea, tel: 01964 535064.