Beaches around Montrose are great for flatfish with flounder and dab especially showing to worm baits, and there is also the chance of a good bass from this mark. Areas around the power station have been known to produce school bass as well as mullet to stealthy tactics and bread, earthworm or tiny fish baits. View this area on Google Maps here. Dornoch – Brora beach offers dab and flounder through the day will bass also a possibility, nearby Embo Beach is a flatfish hotspot with flounder, dab, plaice and turbot all possibility. Dundee and River Tay Estuary – Riverside Drive offers ease of access for fishing with whiting, dab, flounder, codling and silver eel, coalfish and pollock all probable catches. View this area on Google Maps here. The winter months through to early spring sees anglers targeting porbeagle shark which can get up to 500lbs so make sure you have the right tackle! View this area on Google Maps here. Pollock also show mostly in summer around the rock marks to bottom fished baits or lures and spinners. Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Felixstowe, Cromer, Skegness Topics Replies Views Last post Hi tide yesterday by Arbroath – Best Time: April through to October. please contact the Glasgow Angling Center directly on 0871 716 1670. Fishing at the bend or straight out to sea from the very end a few hours either side of high tide offers best chances, especially if good sea is running. Scrabster on the north coast sees possibly Scotland’s best fishing with cod, pollack & ling to double figures with coalfish, wrasse and dab being plentiful and occasional catches include cuckoo wrasse. Ayrshire Boats from Troon, Ayr & Girvan target pollack & wrasse from around the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig, and drift for cod, ling, & flat fish from the inshore marks. Crawton rock marks offer great cod fishing in the winter, and pollack, bass, mackerel and coalfish all going for lures throughout the summer. If you require more information on what fishing tackle is best for any of the above areas then please call the Glasgow Angling Centre on 0871 716 1670, Clyde Outboard Services Limited This can also be a very snaggy venue. View Fraserburg on Google Maps here, and Peterhead here. Cellardyke – Cellardyke Harbour and piers are a good mark for winter cod with large specimens reported, and coalfish caught as well to baits such as black lugworm, mussel and squid. View this area on Google Maps here. One of the most rewarding elements of exploring off the beaten track of the North Coast 500 is the abundance of charming fishing villages which lie just a short distance from the main route, particularly along the east coast. Orkney Islands – Kirkwall Harbour Bay fishes well at all stages of the tide for flounder, cod, dab and whiting, while Tingwall Pier good for fishing for similar species with large amounts of mackerel taken in the summer to spinners, feathers and daylights. Moray Firth Catches can be varied with cod, ling, dab and plaice being targeted regularly. Rock marks around Kirkcaldy good for cod in winter, bass show in summer and flounder can be caught throughout the year, with the biggest flatfish again caught in autumn. Edinburgh/Musselburgh – Granton Breakwater/Harbour for general fishing for cod, coalfish and wrasse, with a range of baits from ragworm and lugworm to peeler crab and squid all producing. Inverbervie Beach is made up of shingle and offers good fishing with a gully around fifty yards out which is certainly worth targeting. View this area on Google Maps here. Aberdeenshire – Mouth of the River Don holds flatfish, especially flounder which will go for worm and crab baits, with other species such as cod, whiting and silver eels also picking these also caught on these baits. This mark can be a snaggy venue, especially when casting outside the pier, but cleaner ground when casting into the harbour. Email us: Mackerel are caught from piers using feathers, daylights or spinners in summer. Float fishing a mackerel strip or sandeel in the summer can produce wrasse and possibly pollock as well. Check your inbox now to confirm your subscription. Over on the east coast in Aberdeenshire, there’s Cruden Bay, Sandford Bay and Peterhead Harbour, all well-known for their shore fishing for ling, conga, dab, turbot and sea bass. Please note: For what to use advice including baits, rods, lines etc. Best fish to target: codling inshore with flatfish from the clean ground further out. Bass are also here in numbers but are often all schoolie size. Explore the fishing villages along the east coast! The beaches at Castletown and Keiss also offer flatfish to worm, crab and shellfish baits and the chance of a decent bass to ragworm, lugworm or peeler crab baits. Scrabster on the north coast sees possibly Scotland’s best fishing with cod, pollack & ling to double figures with coalfish, wrasse and dab being plentiful and occasional catches include cuckoo wrasse. The usual species of flatfish such as plaice and flounder can also be caught on all worm, crab and shellfish baits. Wick – Longberry rock marks offer coalfish, pollack and wrasse to baits and lures, plus good cod fishing in winter – fairly accessible as rocks are flat but can be slippery so take care if it begins to rain when fishing there. Scrabster Harbour also offers good fishing opportunities for flatfish such as flounder and dab as well productive lure fishing in the summer and will also produce some decent sized cod and whiting in the winter. Solway Small boat anglers have been having good success with bass and smooth hound which are increasingly being fished for as they offer a more sporting option to sea angling in Scotland. Bridge of Don; fishing at the mouth of the river Don is popular spot for flatties and you can pick up some eels, cod and whiting. Gourdon Harbour fishes best at high tide for big cod and coalfish all year round with a rough, choppy sea churning up the seabed and providing the best conditions but bear in mind that it is unsafe to fish here when weather is very bad. They can be caught on a variety of baits and will also take spinners and lures. The usual big cod baits of black lugworm, mussel and squid are the best winter choices. Anstruther – There are two piers at Anstruther, the white pier (so called because it has a white lighthouse on the end), and the red pier. However, take care in bad weather as waves can sweep over fishing points. View this area on Google Maps here. Tay Estuary also good for sea fishing with flounder caught in great numbers. Boats here make the most of the giant skate fishing. 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