Fishing on South Parade Pier, Southsea, Portsmouth

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 Pier Fishing | South Parade Pier, Southsea, Portsmouth

Fishing is currently permitted on the lower boat deck only.
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South Parade Pier Fishing

Fishing on the Pier

South Parade Pier is a fantastic for fishing and suitable for new and experienced anglers, young and old and also those with limited mobility.

This very popular fishing spot is good all year round. During the summer there's mackerel, garfish, pollack, bass, mullet, bream, smoothhounds, scad and flatties and in the winter, codling, whiting and flounders. All fishing works well off the pier, hence its popularity but the best fishing is during late evening / night at high tide. Generally a light spinning rod with a float fish or simple rig will suffice but if you want to catch something larger try some crab or worm bait!

Fishing Times & Prices

Open everyday.

Daytime Fishing (8am - 9pm)
£5.00 per rod or handline

Children 13 & under / OAPs
£4 per rod or hand line.
(For admittance after 10pm please Tel: 07497 932860)

Tickets available online

Food and drink is available from
The Best of British at the end of pier.

Other ammenities, toilets and refreshments
also available on the pier.
See for more information.

"The best days are spent fishing"


European Regulations on Bass

1st January to 29th February and 1st December to 31st December 2020: catch-and-release only.
1st March to 30th November 2020: not more than two bass per person per day may be retained.
Any additional bass caught must be returned immediately to the sea.
(Minimum legal Bass size 42cm

The European Commission has determined that bass stocks remain under pressure despite the measures taken in previous years. It has placed further restrictions on the commercial and recreational fishing sectors in order to address this. Eastern IFCA is working with DEFRA and the Marine Management Organisation to raise awareness of these regulations. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on bass fishing for the UK and the EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

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