How To Get There
Follow instructions for White Pier,but head along to the opposite end of the harbour
by the lifeboat shed.Surprisingly enough,the Red pier is the one with the Red lighthouse.
Red pier viewed from car park
In the above picture I have highlighted the summer marks to fish on this pier.The
furthest left is known as 'The Blocks' and is reached by climbing a ladder at the bend of the pier.It's a concrete buttress
fitted to the pier in the 30s and although not hugely wide when you get up to it, 2 or 3 people can fish it comfortably.It's
better here to hold your rod as there's not a lot of room for rod rests,and fulmars zoom in extremely close and it's not the
fist time a rod has gone over here. Good red cod and good wrasse are common here,with coleys to keep you occupied.The ground
is pretty rough so be prepared for it,but if you don't fish into the kelp,you're not gonna see a red cod.
The next mark is known as 'In The Corner' and is nice and sheltered in an easterly
wind. The other highlight just denotes the rest of the point of the pier where cod,wrasse,coley, pollack and conger can be
caught at any time of year,but much more comfortably in the summer.Fine for the kids too with coley,small wrasse,and flounder
down the side. Again,ground is heavy but productive.
Red pier showing winter marks.
These marks highlighted can be extremely productive given the right conditions of
spring tide,and easterly swell.The ground here is rocky but not too heavy.One afternoon last winter I saw 4 cod of approaching
double figures come off here in 10 minutes.It's one of those marks though that is either great or rubbish.The weather's the