Fishermen are well catered for in the Dengie Hundred with two Rivers and the North Sea providing sea fishing and mainly disused sandpits offering freshwater sport.
Fishing from the Sea Wall
The Crouch has the advantage of being narrow with access along the whole of the North Bank allowing fishing from the bank to reach much of the river.
The most common catches are Bass, eel, flounder, mullet, dab, whiting, codling depending on the season while rays are the most sought after of common fish.
There are several deep holes which provide the chance of more unusual fish and are popular with anglers.
Another favourite site is Holliwell Point where the River and Sea merge.
Down river North Fambridge is another favourite location.
The Blackwater as a much wider river than the Crouch meaning that fishing from the banks is much more limited especially as the river tends to be shallow near to the banks with deeper water further than casting is possible..
The favourite location on the Blackwater is near to the Power Station at Bradwell. This has the advantage of car parking at the power station and then a footpath around the perimeter.
Other locations are Stansgate, although there is very limited parking, and St Lawrence.
Not as popular as river fishing as access can be difficult with long walks required.
The sandy beach accessed from Deal Hall Farm, Burnham on Crouch is popular as is the area accessed via the lane at Munkins farm, Bradwell on Sea.
The best way to land big fish is to use a charter boat which are available from Burnham on Crouch and Bradwell on Sea.
Bradwell boats hold the British record for Tope and Stingray.
The boats are operated by experienced skippers who can take you to the best place offshore to catch fish using their years of experience and their fish finding radar.
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Bradwell on Sea
Burnham on Crouch