Town Hall Steps (THS)

A nice easy venue with parking at both ends and in the middle via the Guinea Gap, paid parking only down by the tunnel vents. It’s a nice comfortable venue, I like that I can leave my tripod behind, don’t get me wrong its a short walk from wherever you park but its saves carrying to the mark, getting out of the shed, putting in / taking out the car…yeah I know its sounds lazy but its good information for the less mobile. Talking of less mobile Anglers, I wont and don’t accept any responsibility for what I am about to say?! I have parked on the prom at night with no problems, car tight to the wall. The police patrol the prom it would seem on a quite regular basis, several times they have been down whilst I have been fishing and they have not batted an eye lid. Keep your car close the wall, don’t be driving silly and you should be fine, maybe. I have done it at night and will continue until I am told differently.

Species wise it is pretty much the same as a little further up towards the mouth of the Mersey at Perch Rock, all the same species available. The main difference is you can fish it at both high and low water, Perch Rock being a low water mark only. It makes for quite comfortable fishing, at high water it is pretty much snag free. The closer towards the vents you go however it does get snaggier, is that even a word? Low water fishing can often find snags but nothing to worry about. 80lb braid should get you a few free weights….

I normally find plenty of flatties and whiting whilst fishing high water here and have had a few decent cod in winter all to black lug, bigger baits can tempt some decent fish (squid, mackerel, peeler crab). Low water during spring and summer ads Smooth Hounds and Thornback Rays to the mix.

As I said nice easy venue to fish, no toilets close apart from in the Ferry Pub by unless anyone knows any different. Toilets for customers only. Bloody cold in winter too so wrap up warm.

Some decent views of the Liverpool skyline at night, with quite a busy shipping lane which can be nice to watch at times. The reason I put THS in the title is simple…I didn’t have a clue when looking for venues, what or where it referred too.

Parking on the road above, walk down Guinea Gap

Riverview Rd, Wallasey

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Parking above the groyne

Wallasey CH44 8DF

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