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Rye Harbour

Rye HarbourIn medieval times Rye was pretty much an island with the sea running inland as far as Bodiam. Today the inlet has silted up except for the tidal channel of the River Rother which flows past the Town Quay. The bottom is sandy at the river mouth but becomes progessively more muddy towards Rye. The approach to the Harbour is through a long straight channel. Take a break from fishing at the 'William The Conqueror' pub in the harbour.

Type of ground

The sandy foreshore at the harbour mouth gently shelves and doesn't offer much scope for beach fishing. However, it is possible to cast into the entrance channel from the harbour wall and you could try float fishing when the tides not running too fast.


Bass, Mackerel, Mullet.


Rye is on the Sussex/Kent border. From the west it is approximately 14 Miles from Hastings along the A259. From central London follow the M20 to Ashford, then take the A259 to Rye.

Nearest tackle shop

G R N Tackle
7 Coastguard Cottages
New Lydd Rd
East Sussex
01797 225302

4 Cinque Ports Street
East Sussex
TN31 7AD
07946 852971

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