HOW TO JOIN
There are a number of simple ways to join the Newbiggin Sea Angling Club.
The first is to attend any of the club matches. Registration is at the Club House to the left of the Bank House Club one hour – 1/2 hour before the published start time. Alternatively you can speak to any of the club members during any of the opens, or write or ‘phone any of the committee members and we will sort things out for you. We look forward to seeing you at the next competition.
We are particularly keen to promote and encourage junior members to join the club. Juniors have their own competitions every club match, with a number of trophies awarded every year for one off competitions and league positions. Help and advice is always freely given from all of our club members.
The simplest route to Newbiggin is by the Spine Road, which is the A189 out of Newcastle. There are three main access routes:
The A189 out of Newcastle, via South Gosforth heading towards Cramlington. Follow the A189 North from the Sandy Lane Roundabout.
Follow the A19 from the Tyne Tunnel to the Cramlington Roundabout, turn right up the A189 and head North.
If you are on the Western Bypass heading North, turn right at the A19 roundabout and head for the Tyne Tunnel until you reach the A189 roundabout, turn left and head North.
Follow the A189 until you reach the Newbiggin/Ashington roundabout and turn right. Follow the road into Newbiggin centre where there is a large car park at Church point. From here you can walk to all the marks at Church Point, walk Northwards to the Beacons and if youre feeling fit, walk around the promenade to the South and access the Green Rock, the Quarry and the Cliffs.
To get to the Cresswell marks, head back to the A189 Newbiggin roundabout. From here head towards Lynmouth until you reach a mini roundabout @ a T junction and turn right. Follow the road along the coast and you will pass Lyne Burn, the North Tip, Bog Hall, Flat Rocks, Snab Point, Private Beach and Cresswell Carrs.
After that you are running alongside Druridge Bay where some of the popular marks are the Compound and the Green Skeer. If you turn right after a couple of miles into Druridge Bay itself you will come to the Plantation immediately on your right and at the top of the road, which is a dead end, the Pipe.
To get to the Amble marks get back to the main road and follow it through to the roundabout at Widdrington. Turn right and follow the Amble road, turn right for the Hadstone marks after a few miles, this is opposite the towns of Hadstone/Red Row, and Head North for Hauxely and Amble. Details on how to access these marks are in another part of this web site.
There are a few tackle shops in the area where you can buy good quality tackle and bait and get up to date advice on where’s hot, and where’s not. If you are new to the area it is worthwhile having a chat to the owners who are always happy to point you in the right direction. The closest ones are:
McDermotts: 112 Station Road, Ashington. Tel: 01670 – 812214 Ask for John.
Sports and Leisure: 7 - 8 King Street, Blyth. Tel 01670 - 365980
Amble Angling Centre: 4 Newburgh Street, Amble. Tel 01665 - 711200
If you want live or frozen bait let them know in advance and they will put it aside for you. There is always a large choice of baits on hand including rag, lug, crab (when available), mussel, fishbaits, squid etc. As well as sea fishing gear there is also a large selection of coarse and game fishing tackle and baits and advice on all types of fishing and the provision of freshwater licenses. We look forward to meeting you at the next competition.
The club would like to thank the club members who contributed material for this web site including:
Dave Wilkinson for telling us about Cambois;
Dave Swift, Steven Smith, Terry Patinson and Alan Charlton for the photos;
Bob Ferguson for his knowledge of the Northern Boundaries;
Joe Lindsay for sharing his favourite shots in the Cresswell area.
Dave Swift for the Newbiggin marks and for putting this website together.