World Sea Fishing Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Sole Man!
Joined
·
1,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all
I'm normally on the South Wales forum.
I'm visiting family in Horsham on the weekend & fancy a spot of fishing.
I'll be bringing a Mike Ladle travel spinning rod & a fixed spool loaded with 12lb line.
I'll have some 3 hook flappers with me & some spinners but I need some advice as to where to go , what bait to use & where to get it from.
I am quite new to fishing so I do have some floats as well but not a clue how to use them or set them up.
I'll have family with me & so will either need disabled access or somewhere where we don't need to clambour too much to get to.
Thanks in advance for your help
best wishes
brolly
:)
 

·
The people's moral compass
Joined
·
12,846 Posts
hi brolly,

i'd've suggested around here, eastbourne / pevensey, but there's nothign really in the way of disable access, depending on the dissability i guess, if it's a walking frame or similar, then most of our beaches are an easy walk, like park, take 10 steps forward, and you're on the beach !

alernative easy fishing can be had at newhaven from the carpark, check the tides though,

possible option is either shoreham west arm, it's a bit of a walk, not too rough, again, it'll depend on the disability as to whether or not you'll gain access across the 5min walk.

only other place i can think of is worthin pier, garfish are about, so float sandeel or macky strips for them, best over hw iirc, i'm sure there's ramps to the side of the pier to gain access, then it's just a case of fish either side.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,335 Posts
i think shoreham will be the best bet, its the closest to horsham, free, easy parking, 100 yard walk to the arm.

if i were you, and the weather carries on being carm and sunny, i would float fish some mackerel for the gar. also some schoolie have come up lately so spinning may be productive.

i think i will be very busy this weekend, but if you decide to go to shoreham P.M me for directions and advice or ask guys on the SAS thread.

Jamie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,988 Posts
Its a bit more than 100yds, Jamie. And defo not suitable for wheelchairs.

Worthing Pier might be a good bet. Straight down the A24 from Horsham and marginally closer than Shoreham. There is disabled parking pretty close to the pier and access to the prom and along to the pier is pretty easy. If you don't have a blue badge though the parking costs a blinkin' fortune except after 6pm or all day Sundays when street parking anywhere is free. Fish for gars a couple of hours either side of high tide between the tea hut and the southern pavilion on the east side. Standard sliding float set up for gars but there is quite a flow so you can fish a fixed bottom rig with two or three hooks flapping set very high in the water. Mackerel strip for bait.
 

·
Sole Man!
Joined
·
1,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Its a bit more than 100yds, Jamie. And defo not suitable for wheelchairs.

Worthing Pier might be a good bet. Straight down the A24 from Horsham and marginally closer than Shoreham. There is disabled parking pretty close to the pier and access to the prom and along to the pier is pretty easy. If you don't have a blue badge though the parking costs a blinkin' fortune except after 6pm or all day Sundays when street parking anywhere is free. Fish for gars a couple of hours either side of high tide between the tea hut and the southern pavilion on the east side. Standard sliding float set up for gars but there is quite a flow so you can fish a fixed bottom rig with two or three hooks flapping set very high in the water. Mackerel strip for bait.
Maybe I over emphasised the disabled bit , we're all mobile just not super fit.
They inlaws seem to like Littlehampton {or is it little Haven?}
brolly
:fish:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,988 Posts
In that case, Brolly, either the West Arm at Shoreham or Worthing Pier are probably worth a go. You could fish into the river at Littlehampton virtually from your car but the tide is pretty fierce and I'm not sure how you'd get on with a spinning rod.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top