Rye Harbour is a popular venue for boat anglers situated on the River Rother- it has one of the few slipways along the south coast for lauchcing boats (along with Newhaven and Shoreham).
The harbour bay is a large expanse of flat sand but Dungeness is close by and there are many very productive wrecks within half an hour or so of the harbour. Boats can only launch and land when the tide is three hours either side of high tide and the mouth has sand bars and can be dnagerous for people unfamiliar with its currents.
Beach fishing can be productive in the summer with the river full of mullet and bass caught on the fly as well as bait fishing at the river mouth and on adjacent Camber Sands.
The river fishes well for flounders in winter although access can be tricky and the tide comes in vewry fast at the estuary mouth.
There are two charter boats operating out tof the harbour contact details can be found in the panel below.
Tackle Shops and Bait supply
Unit g44, Atlas Business Park, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TE
Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy yachting centre, a fishing fleet and some commercial shipping. The village has a lifeboat station with a long and noble history, two public houses and a village shop. There is also a holiday village for those who wish to explore the area.