Fishing At Ravenscar.
Ravenscar is one of the top fishing venues on the north east and has produced many double figure cod over the years. This article offers information on the fishing venues at Ravenscar.
So I finally got my ass in gear and got my digital camera to take with me when I go fishing. I set off to the north east fishing venues atÂ Ravenscar atabout 7:30 this morning, grabbed some bait and odds and ends on the way from Whitby tackle supplies and arrived about 8:20.
Seen as I always find it hard to find new venues in the north east I thought I’d take a few pictures of the way to get there and what the walk down is like. You can park on the main road in, just before Ravenscar’s Raven hall hotel and opposite the National Trust centre.
From here wander towards the entrance to the hotel and take the track to the left hand side.
Follow this and you come to the golf course, as the track bends left carry straight on across the golf course. From here you get an excellent view of all the scars at Robin hoods bay , Stoupe Beck and Boggle hole.
Then just follow the path down, half way down it splits in two, Straight on for peak steal and right for Blea Wyke steal.
Once your down the ground is extremely rough and the way back up is a hell of a long way.
Theres also a hell of a lot of seals which are a pain in the rear but after a while the novelty of you being there seems to ware off and they tend to go away for a bit.
Anyways to the fishing, I was getting plenty of good knocks resulting in pulling into lots of snags and losing a few on the way in. I managed to Haul out on wrasse which I was well chuffed about as its my first, and wasnt a bad size, and also managed a red cod about 2lb which i didnt photo as my bag was halfway back up the scar.
Article By Phil – aka Rusty 51 on the World Sea Fishing Forums. This article can be viewed in full on wsf by clicking here. This information and pictures is copyright of Phil and should not be copied without his permisson.
Health and safety
Always remember when Rock fishing in the north east to take great care and do everything possible to ensure you stay safe.
Angling from the shore in the uk is very hazardous to say the least. Every year lives are lost whilst pursuing our fascination with angling in the sea. Anglers of all levels of ability need to be very very careful indeed. At this point I would like to offer a few words of advice to anglers.
Never attempt to fish a new area without the help and advice of someone experienced in fishing that area.
Always check the tide and ensure you will be safe to access and exit your chosen area. Watch out for cut off points. If unsure don’t go. Its not worth it.
Be aware of the weather forecast. Conditions can change fast.
Don’t access closed areas, eg piers whilst the storm gates are shut.
Carry some form of communication.
Tell someone where you are going and when you intend to return. Ask them to raise the alarm should you not return.
Do not fish heavy seas. Its very dangerous and your wasting your time anyway, fish don’t like really rough seas. Leave it a day or 2 until the sea is dieing.
If in doubt don’t go
Remember you can check weather conditions etc with the local coastguard who in the past have only been too pleased to offer help and advice to myself before fishing trips.