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Hawsker ? Where To Fish, Where To Park And How To Get Down

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Chris j, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Chris j

    Chris j Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    hi ,i am looking for a bit of info on iron springs and green springs at hawsker any info would be appreciated .parking ,getdown .anything ,,thanks
  2. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Parking is a difficult one. Probably the best option is to park at the Caravan site. It will cost you £1 but its best to stay on the right side of them and then they will look after you too. There are other slightly nearer options for parking but I refuse to put them on the open forum as it could cause problems for others if all and sundry try to pack into a very small and private area. If you park at the caravan site then walk onto the Cleveland way and walk for about 5 minutes back towards Whitby.

    The get down is difficult to find if you are not already familiar with it. Maybe one day someone will take a gps of it and post it up. Basically, if you look on an OS map. Find Knipe Howe Farm and run a line straight from there to the cliff top then you are not far away.

    The get down itself is not too bad, but all things are relative and if your scarred of heights then forget it. The get down involves an initial steep decent then a long traverse across the cliffs before dropping down again to a sheer bit with a ladder of about 20-30 foot in length. Then its a gentle rope supported climb to the base of the cliffs. Once down there the ground is very large boulders - no scar and very few flat rocks to stand on.

    Fishing is anywhere and over the years I have seen fish pulled from just about everywhere down there. Its all deep water so there is no reason why you cant catch fish from any piece of the coast from Green spring upto maw wyke. The favoured hot spots are : the area at the bottom of the rope, green spring, Back of iron spring, Snot hole, middle way, and Maw wyke.

    Warning : Be very careful, the decent is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but if your reasonably fit and have no fear of heights you will find it ok.

    Because of the deep water nature of the venue it can be dangerous and if you go when its too rough then you will get washed away. I have seen the sea come right to the cliff edge (Fortunately I had already climbed up the cliff to fish).

    For some reason, when the sea comes from an easterly direction (SE, E,NE) the swells at Hawsker are twice as large as they would be if the same swell was coming from the North or North west. Quite why this happens I am unsure but if you go down there on easterlies be prepared for a massive sea and often a lot of loose weed.

    The marks that are past Iron Spring (Snot hole etc) involve walking around the back of Iron spring hole and across some very big boulders about the size of a car. This is often easily done at low water but be careful if coming back at high water as big swells wash into the back of the hole on the far side and you could easily be trapped around there or washed away.

    Thats about as much as I can say really. Im sure others will add some more. I hope I havent put you off. If you take care and learn the area you can fish it well with ease. It is never my intention to scare anyone away but if you dont respect places like this then they will take your life.

    Heres a picture to wet your appetite. If you have more than 50 posts on the forum then you can get some more info here : http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11168.0

  3. Chris j

    Chris j Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    thanks for the time you have took its appreciated,i have been reading an old copy of sea angler and this place looks fantastic ,planning on a visit next week .i don't think I've done enough posts on here but I've loads on the sister site does that count?.thanks again ..
  4. captain cod eye

    captain cod eye Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Where is this place sounds like a place worth trying and anything that means absailing down cliffs most be worth a go
  5. robq

    robq Rockling

    An awesome place to fish. Not a spot I fish a lot because of the travelling time for me.

    A few more pics

  6. ducky

    ducky maybe one day...

    best fishing place in the world to fish there :yes: :yes: where i got my first codling.

    if i can get up and down most people should be able to, but when i first stood at the top and moley said were going down there :scared: :scared: but worth it :yes:
  7. greg.t

    greg.t Blenny

    l'm glad you put some info up l've wanted to fish there for years but never knew where to get down or park. l did ask on here but got no replys so thanks for the info glenn.
  8. Chris j

    Chris j Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    looks like it will be a day session .don't really like fishing in the day but it sounds tricky so it'll be safer first time,cheers again
  9. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Just a couple more pics:
    Looking at Green Springs from the midway traverse of the get down.

    Looking into Iron Springs from below the get down.

    Looking down in to the boiling couldren of Iron Springs with some sea running

    Looking up the bottom of the get down at the ladder.
    Showing how the swells wash right in to the backs of Iron Springs

    A couple of fish to wet your appetite from there .
  10. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

  11. bigcod

    bigcod Rockling

    Glen i went down pleasure fishing first 6 cast 6 fish for 35lb weighed them back at whitby angling i was only down for a couple of hours and only 9 baits with me in the flask dropped 1 off 7th cast and missed one 8th cast the same day chris france had 54lb down hayburn wyke if a remember right i ws fishing off the front got down low water dont what the hell i would have had if i had stayed down and fished upto high and gone in the back.

  12. Chris j

    Chris j Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    fantastic stuff lads cheers .i think everybody will want to go now :hungry:
  13. bigcod

    bigcod Rockling

    One of my favourite marks it has been good to me in open matches over the years no need to chuck it over the horizon the fish are often just in front of you funny thing never had loads of really big fish from there but upto 10lb can be anytime.

  14. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Next time you tell me that the fishing has been knackered for 20 years I will remind you of this one.
  15. bigcod

    bigcod Rockling

    The last 5 have been hard from the shore its now all about been in the right place at the right time years ago it didnt matter where you went after a swell there was fish everywhere it very hard these days for the lads who havent been at it that long especially without knowledge been passed there way.


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