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... in Seaham.

I've heard people say that it's rocky and full of kelp but can turn out some big fish.

How do I get to it? Anything I should watch for?
 

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... in Seaham.

I've heard people say that it's rocky and full of kelp but can turn out some big fish.

How do I get to it? Anything I should watch for?
It's located at the bottom of the south pier. Follow the coast road south and you'll see the piers on your left hand side. You'll come to a bridge that goes over the dock companies road. Park there and walk down the bank. You'll be fishing on the sea defense rocks so be careful. A look at low tide will show you the numerous holes and gullies that are accessible over high water. This is very rough ground so rotton bottoms and strong gear are a must. Crab, mussel, and worm baits will all take fish.



 

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Bloody hell that hasn't half changed in the 20 years since I used to fish there. Back then there actually was a wall of sorts with a bit of beach in front of it. Tackle graveyard but could be a cracking mark, especially in a dieing sea.

Actually I can't believe how much the whole stretch from the South Pier to the Blast has changed. I remember the Chemical Beach being an actual beach, with the Chems Heap in the middle where they used to dump all the colliery waste. A mate of mine (Steve (?) lost touch since I moved away all those years ago) used to hold the Seaham Angling Club record Cod with a 14 lber that came in broad daylight off the Chems in a club comp, that was in winter 1989 I think.

Jeez I'm getting old :wheelchai:help:
 

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Thanks for this.

I'm going down to check it out on one of the low tides and then have a session of spark plug baited lines and some floating / shallow lures and see what comes up.
 

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best to watch people fishing there during a comp to see what goes on. not easy to get fish out with big boulders put in place, usualy fishes well beginning of season crab being the best bait. tackle gravyard not an easy fishing venue but big fish mark yes if you can get them out.fished this area for 30year.
 

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It doesn't look easy however I'm looking for a couple of marks that I can experiment with and that one looks like it could be interesting; something a little different to just a beach or pier.
 

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Bloody hell that hasn't half changed in the 20 years since I used to fish there. Back then there actually was a wall of sorts with a bit of beach in front of it. Tackle graveyard but could be a cracking mark, especially in a dieing sea.

Actually I can't believe how much the whole stretch from the South Pier to the Blast has changed. I remember the Chemical Beach being an actual beach, with the Chems Heap in the middle where they used to dump all the colliery waste. A mate of mine (Steve (?) lost touch since I moved away all those years ago) used to hold the Seaham Angling Club record Cod with a 14 lber that came in broad daylight off the Chems in a club comp, that was in winter 1989 I think.

Jeez I'm getting old :wheelchai:help:
Best marks used to be below the staithes steps or the $hitpipe. A bit further South was the blocks, fishable in a big sea, as was the North heap. But in a fishable sea from the chems, you couldn't beat the rock. Used to be to the left of the heap.
 

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I have lost a couple of half decent fish there in the past. I also recall fishing just down from John Topliffe a few years ago in the Easington district open and he won the match with a 16lb+ cod and he lost a better one on his next chuck.
 

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... in Seaham.

I've heard people say that it's rocky and full of kelp but can turn out some big fish.

How do I get to it? Anything I should watch for?
sorry to be off topic but trying to help ,have you not tried the flat rock hawthorn point best north east mark imho bit of a walk but well worth it along with seaham north pier the drum head,as previously said green wall has changed like a lot of the coast round here due to the pits closing. imo difficult mark to fish the green wall ie chemical beach due to blocks been put in ie sea defences.
 

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Best marks used to be below the staithes steps or the $hitpipe. A bit further South was the blocks, fishable in a big sea, as was the North heap. But in a fishable sea from the chems, you couldn't beat the rock. Used to be to the left of the heap.
Hi 'Bow, Steve's fish came from the right of the heap, between there and Noses Point. Like I said, flat calm and broad daylight. I didn't fish with him that day as I drew a good peg on the South Pier. Needless to say I blanked that day! I was one of the scales men for the club comps and I remember doing the weigh in and the rumours of a good fish being caught. The look on his face when he brought the fish to the scales was priceless.

I'm planning on coming up and fishing the open at the end of November. Not sure where I'm going to fish yet but looking forward to going back to the weigh in and seeing if any of the old faces from the club from 20 years ago are still around.
 
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