Hello, St.Abbs head and Coldingham bay are areas that many on this site will have fished or visited and even if you have not yet had the pleasure to do so I'm sure that everyone that has seen photos of the area will agree what a fantastic place it is...just look at Big Cliffs great post and photos. However, just like the situation with Flamborough head, there are those that do not want us to enjoy fishing this area and indeed many others, (Fife Ness, Flamborough Head.....). St.Abbs head has for a long time been a voluntary nature reserve but now there are plans afoot to stop us altogether by making the area a "Marine Protected Area". Have a look at the following link....very worrying :suspious: http://www.yourseasyourvoice.com/mpa/?region=10&site=73 You can also look at other areas around the uk that have also been proposed, there is also a chance to vote for your Marine Protected Area!!!!!.....I have voted against these proposals but all I got back was an email inviting me to join the Marine Conservation Society!!!! Please have a look. Regards Ian.