The sea wall defences stretch as far as the eye can see and provide plenty of spots for the sea angler. As any pier or sea wall venue Tilbury can be snaggy in places.
The tide run can on big tides be fast, and is best fished three hours up and just over high water.


During the summer flounders, eels and bass are caught. The winter fishing produces whiting, codling, flounders, bass and soles.


Tilbury Fort is situated approximately one mile past Tilbury Docks. The World’s End pub sits back from the road and there is plenty of parking available.


Harbour ragworms and ragworms for flounders and Dover soles. Peeler crabs for eels and bass during the summer. Whole squid works but can be a waiting game although worth it if the bass show. During the winter lugworms on their own or tipped with squid for codling and whiting.
Standard beachcaster or bass rod, multiplier or fixed-spool reel using 15lb line and 60lb shockleader. Use a grip lead and two or three-hook paternoster.


Tilbury Tackle and Guns, 197 Dock Rd, Tilbury, Tel: 01375 845150.
Opening times: 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. 10am – 4pm Sunday.
Bait: Lug, rag plus frozen baits.

Brainwoods Angling Centre, 57-59 Clarence Rd, Greys, Tel: 01375 374080.
Opening times: 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday, 9am – 1pm Wednesday, closed Sunday.
Bait: Lug, rag plus frozen baits.