Fish For Free On The River Hull

Great redfin sport on the tidal Hull
The tidal River Hull Isn’t often the first running water venue which springs to mind when choosing a river to fish in Yorkshire but this under-rated fishery offers a great days sport and will barely cost you a penny.

The recent River Hull Championship match saw some terrific roach nets over 30lb being caught from the shipyard area with individual fish to 1lb being landed. With the river being tidal and with a pacey flow, many local anglers like to opt for stick float and maggot tactics. Set your rig, which should be as light as you can get away with to just off bottom and trot it down, loose-feeding 10 maggots or more every cast for redfins averaging around 6oz.

Generally the venue doesn’t respond to the balling-in approach but the pole is still a deadly tactic on the right day as you can attack the far-side boats at around 14-16m more accurately. Here you will find quality fish including bream to 4lb and skimmers which average around 1lb. There are also some nice perch over 3lb lurking amongst the steel of the small ships that dock here and these can be caught fishing large pieces of worm or maggot.

The whole stretch fishes well but the hot pegs are generally the 3-4 pegs immediately above the bridge.

Prices: Free fishing
Location: River Hull, Beverley, E Yorks, HU17 0HQ 
Contact: Hull Angling Centre, 01482 374201
Rules: No fires, no litter, no carp in sacks