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Fishing at Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne

Fishing in Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a great place for beach fishing; even during the busy tourist season there are some fantastic places to bag a good catch.

Fishing in Eastbourne

In this section we have put together some information to help you find the right place for you.

Langney Point and either side of the harbour are the most popular sites for anglers. If you are a novice this is a great place to start as you will find plenty of willing anglers to offer you advice.

Contact Seafront Office

The Seafront Office is located next to the Bandstand on the lower promenade.

Seafront Office
6 Lower Parade
Grand Parade
BN21 3AD

01323 410611
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Beach Fishing Zones

Langney Point

Large reef rock at the very eastern end of the seafront and Sovereign Park offers great fishing and the ease of parking with pay and display car parks on either side and some limited free on street parking.

A short distance to the east you will find a reef of boulders near the Martello Tower, this is a great area for mackerel and bass in the summer months. Away from the rock you will have the chance to catch some flat fish.

Good Points:

Easy Parking, Refreshment Kiosk and toilets nearby.
Good area for mullet with a chance of pollack
Plenty of mackerel and bass in summer months

Be careful with your footing on the rock as they can be very slippery
Tides can rise quickly; don't get cut off on the rocks
Ground can be snaggy


Redoubt to Pier Beaches

Fishing from the beach is very popular in this area both day and night times and all year round. During the summer months the beaches directly behind fortress are favoured as these have traditionally been great fishing beaches and you can avoid other sea and beach users.

Wider variety of fish can be had at this location, from huss, pouting, to flounders, mullet and some good bass.

Good Points:

Easy Parking, refreshment kiosk and toilets nearby.
Wide variety of fish

Steep shingle shelving can be present
May encounter the occasional simmer in summer months




Pier to Wish Tower Beaches

This area is the main resort beach and is very busy in the summer with tourists and bathers, so we ask that you avoid this area during the months of May to September.

During the winter you can get the occasional good catch of dabs, huss, pouting and cod, plus conger (all year).

Good Points:
Refreshment kiosk and toilets nearby.
Wide variety of fish

Steep shingle shelving can be present
Not suitable during the summer months


Wish Tower to Holywell Beaches

Park your car on the road and take the zigzag paths down to the beach. This area is very rocky at low tide but a great area for bass.

During the winter you can get the occasional good catch of dabs, huss, pouting and cod plus conger (all year).

Good Points:
Easy Parking, refreshments and toilets nearby.

Steep shingle shelving can be present
Rocks at low tide
Occasional swimmers


Useful info

Code of Conduct

We ask you to abide by the following:
  • Respect all other beach users' space and safety
  • Fish elsewhere if the beach is crowded or people are swimming
  • Use a shock leader, check all around before casting and keep rigs out of reach
  • Take all rubbish away including unwanted tackle and bait
  • Only take fish to be eaten and carefully place other fish back in the sea
  • If anglers clean their catches please take the waste off the beach
  • Be considerate to local residents when parking or leaving late at night

Tackle Shops

A range of shops for getting the best fishing tackle in Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Nomads

Possibly the longest running beach fishing club in the South of England, Eastbourne Nomads Angling Club welcome all anglers from novices to experienced competitors.

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