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Catch Update: 21st August 2016 Dover angler Graham King conjured up three dogfish to win the latest Deal & Walmer Angling Association's beach match held at Cambridge Road (gardens). King has an uncanny knack of finding these fish when others cannot. Known as a 'dogfish desperado' he weighed in a total of 1.820 kg to beat Sam Collier into second place. Brian Smith and Sam located a shoal of scad and both managed to catch five apiece before the fish moved on. However, an extra dogfish boosted Collier's weight up to 1.160 kg against Smith's 1 kg. The only other fish landed were a pouting apiece for Andy Manning and Fred Leach.
Birchington AC did not fare so well in their night match held at Sandwich Bay. A solitary eel of 0.110 kg was hooked which put Julian Attwood into pole position as no other fish were caught. Two days later the Deal 1919 AC held their rover beach competition. It was left up to Dave Andrews to use his many years of experience to winkle out a few fish when the conditions are difficult. He brought four eels and three pouting to the scales to win with 1.660 kg. Steve Hackett came second with a 0.450 kg flounder which was the only other fish caught in the comp. Andrews beat Hackett for heaviest fish with an eel of 0.510 kg.
Although the present shore fishing is in the doldrums it will not be long before some large bass and whiting shoals arrive, especially if there are more gales as we had last weekend. In fact the gales did stir up a few bass and dogfish for the all-night Pier anglers fishing on Saturday.
Lake Pepper, from the Cottington Fisheries, is still producing some large carp. They are affectionately known as 'pond pigs' and Lewis Pearce banked a 27 lb common and 34 lb 9 oz mirror carp in a recent session.
The ninth D&WAA members-only competition of the 2016 campaign will be held at Cambridge Road (gardens) (51.202032, 1.402374) on Saturday, 27th August (8pm to midnight). This match is "flatfish-only (sole)" the rules for which can be viewed here. Please remember that all competitors should be present at the Cambridge Road (gardens) venue no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time i.e. by 7:30pm.
If you need an incentive, view the updated leaderboard here.
Current local sea temperatures: inshore (beach and Pier) 17.8°C, offshore (Downs) 18.1°C.
Catch Report: 18th August 2016 This 2 lb bass was caught on squid bait today from the beach at the north end of Deal by Alex Hayward. The bass was returned to the water unharmed immediately after this photo was taken.
Get your tackle out, give your rod a good polish and come to Deal - it's basstastic !
Catch Update: 14th August 2016 This good size bass was caught from the upper deck of the Pier at dusk on Saturday evening. Unfortunately, I don't have any other details about either the angler or the anglee …
Catch Update: 13th August 2016 Blake Murray from Deal, fishing with ragworm from the beach at the north end of the town on Friday evening, caught this lovely bass weighing 6 lb 1 oz (2.75 kg).