A Mersey sea fishing venue with great potential. It can be fished at high or low tide, that in mind it has a big gulley that will fill in behind you.
A bit of safety advice. It’s doesn’t gain depth quite as quickly as the town hall steps stretch, so it is a tad shallower at high tide but not by much at all. The channel fills in at the same rate as THS beach, it is quite quick too. Make sure, especially at night when visibility can be poor you are off before it fills in behind you. I have fished this beach at low tide when rolling fog came in, its quite unnerving.
The vale park section is similar to most Marks on this stretch of the river Mersey. It can fish well through out summer at high tide with the usual species available.
Low tide gives access to the deeper Mersey channel and throws up good sport, Thornback rays, smoothhounds and a few doggies. Winter gives you access to the usual whiting, dabs and sometimes decent size codling. Never had a Rockling here yet though.
I would suggest a minimum of a 5 ounce gripper lead, 6 ounce will make fishing easier. The strong tidal pull quickly has lighter lead weights rolling up and down the Mersey.
You can park for free adjacent to the Ferry pub and walk to the mark, I have not parked on the prom at night in this section. I do park on the prom at night when fishing the Town Hall Steps mark, can’t see why there should be any issues on this section. The Town hall steps section does appear to be the more popular area with regular club matches taking place.
Species Available (not exhaustive)
Whiting, Cod, Dab, Flounder, Smoothounds, Thornback Rays, Dogfish, Rockling. Occasionally the odd bass.
Park in front of the pub, post code CH44 8DF
The closest fishing tackle and bait shop is Bonners which can be found at 114 Victoria Rd, New Brighton, Wallasey, CH45 2JF. Phone ahead for fresh bait as it goes out as quick as it comes in on 0151-638-0883. There is also a good selection of frozen baits in store. Plus anything else you need for fishing in the area.