Hornsea Mere


The Mere, Hornsea, HU18 1AX, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Regarded as the largest inland natural freshwater in Yorkshire, Hornsea Mere offers fishing from the banks or a boat. However, fishing is not allowed from jetties. This beautiful water is home to carp to big carp, perch to 3 lbs, rudd, roach, eels, tench and pike to 32 lbs.

Opened to the public in 1885, this venue is also a centre for birdwatching and a tourist attraction that offers rowing, boat trips and sailing. A designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area for birds, Hornsea Mere accommodates many bird species throughout the year and is of international importance for a migratory population of gadwall.

This water is 2 miles long and covers 467 acres. Its depth reaches up to 8 feet.

Permits are available for this venue and can be purchased from the boatshed where rowing boats are available for hire.

What size do the fish go to?

Perch to 3 lbs and pike to 32 lbs.

What tactics work well?

We couldn’t find any information about the tactics that work well for fishing on site.

What facilities are on site?

Parking, boating, café and leisure facilities are available on site.

Is parking available?

Parking is available on site.

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1 thought on “Hornsea Mere”

  1. 50 pound carp. NO WAY does Hornsea Mere have 50lb carp. I dough if it has any, only pike and eels and a few odds and ends.


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