Fishing at night (South Shields riverside)


  1. Overview
  2. What you need to know
  3. Penalties
  4. See the Public Spaces Protection Order


There are rules around fishing at night in some 'restricted areas' around the South Shields riverside. 

There is a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place.

This is in place to reduce anti-social behaviour, crime, and to improve the quality of life of people living in the area.

This PSPO was valid for three years from May 2021 to May 2024 but has been extended for an extra three years until May 2027.

What you need to know

You must not fish between 10pm and 6am in the 'restricted areas'.

Restricted areas

The restricted areas are around the South Shields riverside area, and are marked clearly with signs.

These areas are highlighted in red on the map below.

Anti-social behaviour map


If you ignore this PSPO, you are committing an offence and could be fined.

The fine (or 'Fixed Penalty Notice') is £100, or £50 if paid within 7 days.

PSPOs can be enforced by the Police, Police Community Support Officers and any authorised officer of the Council.

If you don't pay the fine, you could be prosecuted. 

More about Public Spaces Protection Orders.

See the Public Spaces Protection Order

Fishing at night (South Shields riverside)