• 400ft abseil down cliffs – just to go fishing

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    A group of extreme anglers are regularly making a terrifying climb down a 400ft cliff face to go fishing The men, all members of Whitby Sea Anglers, abseil down the cliff face at Bempton, near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, then climb down a series of seven ladders attached to the cliff to reach a remote rocky beach. They also fish the highest cliff in England, the 664ft Boulby Cliff in Whitby. The fishing must be extremely good… Full story here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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