Sea Fishing Locations in Essex

Essex is one of England’s most iconic and famous counties which offers some brilliant fishing locations for all anglers of all abilities. Whether it be the jaw dropping cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches or hidden harbours Essex has the fishing for you.

As with every county I have handpicked the areas that offer the biggest variety of fishing options, whilst being close to large towns for access and convenience,these include;

Burnham on Crouch:
A small quaint town on the tidal banks of the river Crouch, Burnham is more synonymous with yachting than with anglers. Despite this there are a number of fantastic sea fishing locations within easy access of the town with good sport throughout the year.




Clacton on Sea:
Arguably one of Essex’s most notable coastal towns Clacton has long been a popular place to visit. The large pier is one of the most notable places in the town and this is a great place to begin exploring the areas fantastic sea fishing. We have also listed a number of our other favourite locations close to the town.  




Harwich: A small coast town with a population no more than about 20,000 Harwich is a beautiful location in the north of the county. There are again a large number of local fishing spots close to the town that offer great sport throughout the year for the shore angler.




River Blackwater: Runs across a large portion of Northern Essex. The river is famous as a carp water in its non tidal stretches. Our focus will be looking at the tidal stretches of the river as well around where it deposits in to the North sea. This is a classic estuary  fishing location with locals predominantly targeting bass in the summer months and flatties once it cools down. 



Southend on Sea:
  Is the counties most famous coastal town. Southend is famed for its enormous pier and celebrity chef who has residence on the pier. Still an incredibly popular tourist town Southend is a great place to visit. The shore fishing in the area is also fantastic with a number of easily accessible marks close to the town itself.