Upgang Slipway (Whitby – Yorkshire)

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Upgang Slipway (Whitby – Yorkshire)

Upgang Ravine Whitby

Access to the Ravine Slipway at Upgang Beach can be made via a track from the main Whitby to Sandsend road. A key is needed to access the track and this can be obtained by leaving a deposit of 10 pounds at the Golf course on Sandsend road.

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Once down the track parking is free and the slipway gives easy access to the water. Fishing in this area is mainly over sand and Bass are a potential target at this relatively under exploited area of the coast.

Roughly 1000 yards from the shore is a large Kelp bed where cod can easily be targeted in both summer and winter, also there is a possibility of other species here including Pollock and Bass.

This Kelp bed is one of the few places I have seen whilst kayak fishing that produces summer red cod. Most of the other venues I have fished only seem to produce fresh run white tidal cod.

If you get a slight surf running, this area is also excellent for larger than average coalfish which can be found by casting a plug or abu Toby just behind the breakers. OK these fish arent massive but on the couple of occasions I have fished here so far I have had coalies to 4lb.


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By | 2018-03-23T08:52:52+00:00 May 1st, 2008|North East|2 Comments

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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.

2 Comments

  1. Eddie April 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Hi there, if I want to launch my boat at night will be anyone at golf club bar to give me key? Thank you.

    • Glenn Kilpatrick April 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Mate, the gate seesm to be open all the time these days.

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