Filey Brigg – An Exceptional Fishing Venue.
Beware, this venue just like all Rock fishing venues can be very dangerous.
Do not think of fishing Filey Brigg without the help and guidance of someone who has fished there before. Filey Brigg is notoriously dangerous and largely in accessible to most anglers except those with local knowledge.
Access is restricted and potentially dangerous for anyone who doesn’t know the area.
Filey Brigg is known to most anglers right across the UK – Brigg is a long rock ledge that sticks out into the sea to the north side of Filey bay and offers a whole host of fishing marks which can be accessed at varying states of tide..
Eassily accesible venues include : Binks, Ling Rock and Green Rock with deep water available at low tide.
These venues are very popular with all local anglers who fish them for a variety of species including mackerel, pollock, coalfish, wrasse and Codling. Flat scars referred to as Gulley run from Carr Naze to Brigg End off to the right offer good cod fishing in their heavy grounds.
On the Scarborough side of the end of Filey Brigg is an excellent venue renowned for throwing out the bigger double figure fish when the right conditions prevail.
The famous Crab hole is located on the Filey side of the Brigg this venue is often thought of as the best fishing mark upon Filey Brigg.
A wall of rock running almost at right angles creates a whirlpool effect when a big South Easterly sea is running and a 40 yard cast is all that’s needed to get among the cod. The crab hole usually fishes best on the ebb tide .
Filey Brigg is a very dangerous venue indeed and even the locals have been known to come unstuck here.
I have spoken to one person who had to be airlifted to hospital after being thrown against the back of the Brigg by a huge wave that appeared to come from nowhere.
Extreme caution should be taken at all times. If your unsure about this venue then my advice is to stay away.
British Record Coalfish Caught At The Brigg By Filey Angler Martin Camish
More Pictures Of Filey Brigg.
Filey Brigg Pollock Caught By Local Angler Phil Arnott
Ladder that gives access to the Brigg end
Filey Brigg Fished By The Locals
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More Information On Filey Brigg
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. 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 any doubt at all just do not fish these marks.