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Catch Report: 11th September 2016
With the sea temperatures bordering on 20°C some unusual fish have been caught from the Pier and beaches. Several red mullet, a favoured fish eaten by the ancient Romans, have been landed from the lower deck of Deal Pier. Also reported are a few black bream caught from around the Pier piles that are home to small crustaceans and molluscs which attract the fish to feed on. From the beaches, tub gurnard are making an appearance, as was seen in the Margate AC club match fished at Walmer Flats. Top weight was a single gurnard of 10 oz, caught by
, just beating
' 8 oz gurnard. Third place was
with a 7 oz flounder.
Fishing along the local shoreline has not improved in the last month and many anglers are speculating that they have had the worst sport for many years. Fortunately, anglers are always full of optimism and anticipation, knowing that things will improve with the coming of autumn.
, did find a few fish in Sandwich Bay during a night session - he caught a couple of school bass and dogfish along with a fine 36 cm plaice.
Deal Pier all-night rodsters had their fishing cut short when the Pier closed at midnight on Saturday. The reason being, that the Dover District Council are short of Pier attendants; however, they are advertising for new job applicants.
Current local sea temperatures: inshore (beach and Pier) 18.3°C, offshore (Downs) 19.1°C.
Catch Update: 9th September 2016
The Pier Attendant informs me that two sizeable red mullets were caught yesterday by an angler fishing "down the side" … bass, rays and smooth-hounds also continue to make an appearance.
If you are planning a fishing trip to Deal this weekend please remember to:
before you set off, call me at
(01304 239191) to book your bait;
carefully return any fish which is not sizeable; and
send me photos of the fish you catch in and around Deal for the website, together with brief details of where, how and when you were fishing.
Catch Report: 4th September 2016
Deal & Walmer Angling Association held their annual sole-only match in near perfect conditions on Walmer beach recently. On a moonless night, with a calm sea and humid weather, the twelve intrepid rodsters were full of expectations. However, as usual with angling, things did not go according to plan. At the cessation of the comp at midnight, word had got back that only two soles had been caught.
had landed both, to win the event with no other challengers. His best sole went 38 cm and weighed in at 0.490 kg. This latest win puts
a gnat's todger in the lead in the Club's annual league table with 369 points, just ahead of
(362) and, with three matches to go (the Xmas match carrying no points), it's shaping up to be an exciting finish.
Deal Pier saw a few mackerel, pollock, smooth-hounds and school bass being caught throughout the week days. Nevertheless, Saturday night anglers on the Pier fared much better.
and his angling buddy,
, landed and returned seven smooth-hounds up to 5 lb. The successful bait was peeler crab fished from the Pier's lower deck.
Fish-of-the-month for August was won by Guston angler
, with a thornback ray of 2.450 kg which he caught on the first day of the month. This month's contender is a magnificent 3.100 kg bass caught from the third shelter on the Pier's promenade deck at 1.30 am on Sunday morning.
, from South Ockendon, Essex, was fishing the flood tide from the north side of the stem at long distance when he hooked into the bass using herring as bait presented on a pulley rig. This is now the current fish to beat in September.
Current local sea temperatures: inshore (beach and Pier) 18.3°C, offshore (Downs) 18.7°C.