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Steetley Pier

Steetley Pier – Fishing At Hartlepool.

Steetley pier at Hartlepool is one of the north east’s top fishing marks for a range of species including: cod, whiting, whiting, mackerel, flounder and coalfish. The best months for Mackerel fishing at Steetley pier are May Through August although in recent seasons the prolonged summers have seen mackerel here right up to October. The best cod fishing at Steetly pier is usually found in the autumn and winter months.

steetley pier at hartlepool - top fishing mark for cod bass mackeral and whiting

steetly pier fishing meet up

Directions to Steetley pier : From the Hartlepool Headland continue up Old Cemetery road to the end. The security guard charges £5 entrance fee and £2 to look after your car, or you can pay £30 for the year membership. It is recommended you pay to have your car looked after whilst fishing on Steetly as in the past cars have been damaged in this area.

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steetly pier at hartlepool steetley pier at hartlepool cod fishing from steetley pier mackerel fishing at steetley pier steetley pier whiting fishing

Health and safety

Angling from the shore in the UK is very hazardous to say the least. Every year lives are lost whilst pursuing our fascination with sea angling. Anglers of all levels of ability need to be very very careful indeed – having fallen badly myself last year I’m as aware as anyone of the dangers of rock fishing. 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.

Thanks go to Big Paul from north east top marks for letting me use his picture.

By | 2018-03-23T08:52:01+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Marks|8 Comments

About the Author:

Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.


  1. treva January 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    steetley pier info needed catch reports,dangers,tidal info,baits etc,would be much appreciated,,ta

  2. Wallythefiah May 22, 2011 at 12:40 am - Reply

    its a waste of time you cannot access this pier safely now, shame it was an excellent pier in its day ;-(

  3. Alex June 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I was fishing there last summer of my kayak, the pier was burned.
    But it never was too safe place up there, wouldn’t advise to go there, too risky.
    I am looking for kayak anglers interested about fishing in Hartlepool area, to keep the company (except kayakers wearing waders)…

  4. Ruth Savage August 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    We are a group of people either living in Hartlepool (or our roots are in Hartlepool) who are desperately trying to save Hartlepool’s promenade from being demolished by the local council.

    Any help you can give us would be appreciated.
    Below is our Facebook group page and website:

    Please reply to the email address on the website
    Many thanks in advance


  5. Martin Roberts August 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Steetly pier hasbeen demolished at the shore part .we couldnt save it

  6. liam galloway October 16, 2011 at 10:29 am - Reply

    only 1 word for this pier “amazing” its a shame they cut it.

  7. melvin schofield March 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    sadly missed destroyed by idiots

  8. stewy October 31, 2012 at 1:14 am - Reply

    its fubar

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