Kayak Fishing At Filey (Yorkshire)

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Kayak Fishing At Filey (Yorkshire)

Launching A Kayak At Filey – Country Park, Filey Dingy Club

Great parking (a couple of quid for all day), toilets, cafe, shop and camping/caravan site close at hand. Easy launch down steep boat ramp of about 100 metres (take a yak trolley) onto the sands of Filey bay.

This is an easy and sheltered launch site. At present there is no charge for launching a kayak here. On the fishing front there are Bass and flatties in Filey bay making nice safe paddling/fishing.

To the north its a two mile paddle to the end of Filey Brigg where the fishing can be much better with cod, pollock, bass, coalfish and wrasse all possible, but pick your tides/ weather VERY carefully, don’t paddle to the Brigg alone.

Kayak fishing at Filey Brigg is not a place for novices or without a guide. Paddling towards the south past the town centre there is good fishing around Hunmanby Gap but you do get more swell here so again be careful.

Coastguards are on hand surveying the bay during seasonal times. Follow signs for Filey Country Park, parking next to the kids play area opposite the shop, The ramp is directly opposite.

There is an annual kayak match held at this venue, you can read about it here.

Filey Kayak fishing



By | 2018-03-23T08:52:27+00:00 April 12th, 2009|North East|4 Comments

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  1. Ken Oliver February 27, 2010 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Absolutely adore Filey, the Bay and the Brigg………..funny enough so does my 6 year old son, he is really keen to get back up there with the caravan to Country Park.

    Only thing I would say is that the Brigg does deserve a certain amount of respect, there are others on here who are much more knowledgable of the headland than I am – CPS, Mart, Ziggy, Smokey. All I could say is that big tides, an ebbing tide and swell coming from north to east needs lots or respect and more often than not a rescheduled launch….. Even westerlies and south westerlies have to be taken into consideration as me and Spawney found out last year after an afternoon sheltered behind the Brigg….


  2. admin February 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Yes I really love this venue to, there is a lot of potential here. I had my biggest kayak cod from this venue in 2009. Not a massive cod but at 10lb it was enough to nearly pull me of the yak. I would agree with Ken that you need to be careful at this venue. Whilst the inside of the bay appears tranquil, once you cross the brigg end and into open water it is another story entirely, a bit like round cape horn I would say. Joking aside, there is a very big tide rip here and you should be very very very careful. Seek local knowledge if you intend to fish the outside.

  3. Ken Oliver February 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    No problem Glenn, not wanting to put anyone off as I think as kayakers its an amazing launch site offering so many varied types of fishing. Within 20 minutes paddling you have some of the regions best angling including pollock, bass, cod, thornbacks, mackerel, coalies, whiting, plaice and dab. There just has to be tope in that bay too

  4. Graeme Peattie August 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    I am wanting to fish from my kayak in the bay at some point soon. I would be very grateful if you could give me advice on what bait, lures etc work and any known techniques that would be worthy of a try. I am new to this, only ever caught makeral of the rocks in Scarborough, so it would also be good to know what time of year the fish are around. Many thanks.

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