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Withernsea Fish Trail Opens


Primary School Fish Trail Project becomes a reality – Thursday 19th March 2020


A school project turns into reality this week as a new Fish Trail and crab sculpture is unveiled by Withernsea Town Council, thanks to funding from FLAG and ERYC the children’s fish trail has finally hit the streets of the East Yorkshire town.

An imposing crab sculpture, by local sculptor Emma Stothard, will sit proudly on the promenade to mark the start of the trail. Visitors will be guided around the Fish Trail by 12 illustrated plaques, the stone plaques carved by another East Yorkshire sculptor Stephen Carvill. Each plaque depicts a species of fish caught off the Holderness coast by local fishermen. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, in conjunction with Withernsea Primary School pupils worked to produce an information board and leaflet to inform and guide visitors. 

The aim of the Fish Trail is threefold, to:

  1. Highlight the heritage, scale and quality of the Holderness coast’s fishing industry,
  2. Enhance Withernsea as coastal town tourist destination,
  3. Give everyone, young and old, locals and visitors a reason to get out, exercise and enjoy the East Yorkshire coast.

Pick up a map from various locations around the town and find the plaques along the route.


Dr James Wood, Chair of the Holderness Coast FLAG and Fisheries and Research Manager at the Yorkshire Wildlife

“The new sculpture trail has been a fantastic example of local collaboration bringing together school children, artists and Holderness FLAG partners to deliver a real celebration and showcase of Withernsea’s fishing heritage”


Councillor Terry Dagnall, Mayor of Withernsea commented,

 “The Fish Trail is a wonderful addition to Withernsea’s coastal town attractions. Emma’s sculpture will certainly draw the visitors’ eye.”


For More information head over to the Withernsea Fish Trail page

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