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Elie Lighthouse

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How To Get There

To get to Elie Lighthouse,head for an area of the village known as Ruby Bay.This is a well signposted picnic area of the town and has parking and toilet facilities.Last summer,04,they charged 1 for all day parking,but this summer they haven't bothered with a charge.
 
When you are parked at Ruby Bay,you will see the lighthouse with no problems.Just head out the footpath,go right past the lighthouse,and follow on to the rock edges.Although a rock mark,it is very safe as it's nice and dry and reasonably flat.

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Lightouse viewed from Ruby Bay car park.

This mark produces a variety of species but is probably best known in the summer for mackerel.Using a spinner and light gear,you can easily pull out 50 or more an evening at the right time. Best times are may/june to aug/sept,depending of course on when they arrive in the area.Best tides are large,evening high waters,when you can fish the dropping tide into dusk and darkness.Rising tides don't seem so productive.

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Elie Lighthouse from Earlsferry,showing proximity to granary.

As well as as mackerel,you can expect flounder,coley and codling in the summer,with larger cod and pollack in the winter.The ground is 80% clear with kelp edges and patches giving a good area to fish without losing much tackle.