Humber Fishing Marks Pictures

Fishing Marks On The River Humber, An Illustrative Guide By Dave Jacketts

1. Hessle foreshore.

This mark is probably the furthest upstream that most would consider,I know a few lads fish North Ferriby but I ll start here.
The mark has very easy access found by coming off the A63 for the Humber Bridge then following signs for the foreshore viewing area.
Fishing is from infront of your car and the odd codling does show but mainly flattie bashing and whitings from here.

2. Hessle Haven (Dunstons ship yard).


(Not far to wlak for some rock fishing)

The Haven area is very silted/muddy but from the corner easy fishing is found into the faster deeper running channel. Similar fishing to the Foreshore and a lot quieter than the marks further downstream. This mark is found by following the ssigns for the foreshore but instead of turning off down the the viewing area,carry straight on along Livingston Road until you reach the  “San Luca” restaurant. There is parking very nearby,car security on a night time might be an issue though so probably a daytime venue.

3. St Andrews Quay/ Makro.

This mark is probably the most popular venue with both pleasure anglers and the odd match on this stretch.
It is again very easy to find by turning off the A63 at the St Andrews Quay junction and then driving past B & Q til you reach the end of the road at some metal gates. The fishing is then along the whole length both before and if you want to walk after the metal gates.
Does get very busy at times so expect some line platting if it is busy. Produces lots of winetr codlings and flatties year round.

4. Victoria Pier/Hull Marina.

To find the Pier you need to get off the A63 near the Myton Bridge and look for Queen Street.
There are several options when you get to the Pier,except for the pier itself ,there is no fishing off the wooden decks.
To the right of the Pier is the Minerva jetty and also the Marina basin heads,all give comfortable fishing into the deep fast water and fishing is at less than 70yds range or holding out and weed becomes a problem.
To the left of the Pier there is the corner near to the green statue that does fish and again no distance casting is needed.Opposite in front of The Deep the corner there used to be known as Sammys Point ,when the area was still docks and Dock/ABP workshops,now The Deep is there fishing doesn’t appear to be allowed, not quite sure where we stand on that as the footpath infront is still a public footpath.

5. Victoria Dock Estate.


Access to the Victoria Dock estate is found near to the Myton Bridge and just off the A63 road.Once off and just entering the estate you come to a roundabout,straight on is down Plimsoll Way and then park alongside the duck pond.

The walkway infront of the parking area.



The corner spot at the lock basin,a good spot usually busy cod to well into double figures have regularly shown here.Cast towards Paull and about 80yds max.

Across the old basin and the opposite corner is another hot spot,the front after that is accessed by Maldon Way and again gives easy fishing,beware of casting too far the gully at 60 yds can be a tackle graveyard,drop just short (so I ve been told) ;D

6. King George Dock car park.

Head for the Ferry Terminal Riverside and you find a small car park near the tractor compound.
Used to be a great winter venue for the cod running close in,but a few years ago a new ferry roll on roll off terminal was built right next to it and that has killed the car park off for the tide running cod.It would appear they now run out round the terminal and probably stay out til further up at Victoria Dock.
Some anglers park here and walk further along past the ferry to fish the lock head but leaving a car has to be an issue at this venue unfortunately.

7. Paul Car Park and Cranches.


Find Paull village (on the Withernsea road out of Hull near to the BP Chemical plant. Then look for the tall metal radio masts,the entrance is next to them.

The fishing at Paull can be very good but it is also very very busy,the home of the “Floatation suit and trainers” brigade  ;).
There are four rock outcrops,two small ones near the car park and football field.Then two further much bigger ones a short walk down stream. The cranches are rocks covered in mud and bladderrack and are very very awkward to fish off but in a good southerly wind over low on a big tide can fish very well.
The fourth and final cranch is right in front of the Thorngumbald Lighthouses.
The smaller lighthouse that can be seen in the second picture is the lower boundary for most of the Holderness open matches.

8. Old Hall.

Old Hall probably the hardest to find and the most effort needed to get to it.Head for Sunk Island then Old Hall Road. Park before the houses then look for the dyke with some bushes near it. Walk along the left hand bank of the dyke for about 20-30 minutes til you reach a plank over another dyke then you walk up onto the flood bank.The fishing is all along the front from the Sluice (clue) til just past the mile marker post on the floodbank. Can be very muddy and the rocks slippery so studded boots an advantage at this mark.





Next up is Spurn to Hornsea. Please see seperate article.

Cheers Jellyworm.



23 Responses to Humber Fishing Marks Pictures

  1. Bassman October 22, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Excellent pictures and information, thanks Dave for taking the time out and sharing them with us

  2. admin October 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Great posts guys. The site is starting to look good with lots of great content building up. Thanks to you all for helping out.

  3. frank ,leeds October 22, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    what a brilliant report ,super informative for anyone wanting to fish or just to see what these marks look like ,the man deserves a medal for taking the time to do this for mere mortals like myself who need info to improve our days fishing.
    thanks again ,keep up the fantastic work on behalf of fishing .

  4. ian from hull November 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    very good article, in fact one of if not the best local fishing news i have seen in years, well done, hope you keep up the good work, i would love to see more of these articles, ian

  5. ben November 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    fished albolough 19 whiteing 2 flats and 1 powting just be carful on the cliffs but great days fishing

  6. Phil November 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Great write up Dave, great pics and very informative. Thank you very much for your efforts. Love to see same thing about the south bank marks from someone in the know. flipin phil

  7. ken December 2, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Hi everyone
    Ken here new member just looked at the post & pictures for humber fishing marks very good report and very informative.
    Well done and Thanks Jellyworm.

  8. John E January 3, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Great Info and Photos thanks for sharing the venues Mark, Top Man.

    Are there stages of the tide when some of these venues are not fishable ?

  9. mel January 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    thanks for some good pictures and infomation

  10. team.s.a.w.k.w.a May 4, 2010 at 9:47 am

    HAD SOME CRACKING SESSIONS OVER THE YEARS IN THE RIVER.BUT LAST TWO SEASONS THINGS SEEM TO HAVE DRIED UP.GREAT PICKS THO. FIND BACK OF MAKRO ONE OF THE MOST PRODUCTIVE VENUES AT MID TO LOW WATER.ALTHOUGH SECOND CRANCH AT PAUL HAS ALWAYS PRODUCED DECENT FLATTIES..OLD HALL TABBED ALL THAT WAY AND NOT A SNIFF.EVEN A CHORE IN ROCK BOOTS.

  11. nev June 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    question dave do you need any licence and are there any other charges. what you have said is very satisfying thank you

  12. Jellyworm June 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Hi there Nev, fishing for sea species at any of the marks shown does not require a licence.There are no charges for parking at any of the marks but oviously keep any access clear for farmers/ residents etc. Once down as far as Spurn then there is a nominal fee to drive onto the Point.

  13. nev June 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    thanks to both of you for the info much appreciated i sh all be giving it atry

  14. Richard August 20, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Good info mate just starting back after 25 year break taking teenage sons thanks again

  15. Phil October 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Just getting into sea/river fishing after been a pond fisher for years, I wish more people did articles like this, it really helps, anybody fancy doing one about rigs?, been fishing 3 times now all at the King George dock carpark, and so far I have 9 flatties and 2 pin whiting

  16. Bassman October 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Hi PHil just click onto tackle at the top of the page and go to 5 essential Holderness rigs, you will find a very helpfull article by forum member MikeR

  17. SheffSean November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    What a fantastic set of pics, thanks for taking the time Dave, save so much time and trouble for travelling anglers like myself who dont get enough fishing assaults in during the year, thanks mate.

  18. Darren February 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Hi, new to the site, i found the site through whitby sea anglers, great pictures and info, will be fishing some of these marks in the future,

  19. Mark April 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Hi
    Im new to fishing i am going to have a fish on the Humber before i go to Bridlington
    can you tell me the best bait to use in the Humber
    thanks in advance
    mark

  20. Top class info' September 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Absolute top class info’, my mate and I have just started beach fishing and this is as good as it gets for us to make a good start with some local knowledge.
    I have made a PDF file of this and a TomTom Sat Nav POI file. With the writers permission I can host and share these.
    Ken

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  23. Tom March 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Has anybody ever fished the ouse near Blacktoft?

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