Local angler Matt Clark with a bass
26 Jun 2017

Bass and Sole Keep Essex Anglers Busy

Plenty of small bass for the shore angler and some bigger fish for the anglers that fish the evening tides when the beaches are that much quieter. Most of those fickle thornback rays have moved out into deeper water leaving just

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Darren Peel with a good bull huss
22 Jun 2017

Darren Gets Among The Huss

Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished last Sunday at Sunderland Point. Despite the fact that it was the best day of the year with not a cloud in the sky the turnout was not great. Probably due to the fact

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Mark with his Walton Pier hound
19 Jun 2017

Essex Anglers Advised to Fish Evening Tides

Soaring temperatures this week have hit 30oC and with only a slight breeze it has felt very tropical on our part of the coast. Beach anglers have seen a slowdown on the thornback ray front during these bright, daylight hours but the bass don’t

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Nat Mills with his thornback ray
12 Jun 2017

Summer Species Hit the Essex Coast

A strong onshore breeze has curtailed boat fishing somewhat, although there are still plenty of thornback ray, smoothhounds, bass and tope on the further out marks. The smooth hounds have increased in size with hounds reported to 18lb plus some bass

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Bev on right presenting trophies
10 Jun 2017

Skegness Pier AC Stalwart Passes Away

Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) lost one of their longest serving members last week, when Bev Faithful sadly passed away in hospital after a short illness, at the age of 74. SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble says that Bev has been

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Jordan with his 54lb tope
08 Jun 2017

Tope Notch From Jordan

Jordan Russell enjoyed a brilliant first trip out on his SIB just one mile off Redbank Road. Highlight of a great session was a 54lb tope which was landed after a 40 minute fight with the assistance of Steve Morgan,

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Paul again, with his silver eel
05 Jun 2017

Dodsworth Cup Success for Paul

Anglers struggled to catch in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match, held at Moggs Eye . Corby’s Paul Marshall showed his adaptability, by fishing most of the match very close in with lugworm baits, catching two flounders, two small bass,

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Match 9 – Match winner Paul Marshall with his silver eel
31 May 2017

Fishing Looking Up For Skegness Club

Catches have started to improve in recent Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) matches, with warmer weather encouraging the larger summer species to appear. After a quiet spell by his standards, Dave Burr came good in Match 8 at Chapel Point,

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Ben with his stingray
29 May 2017

St Osyth Beach Stingray Enjoy the Warm Weather

The warm, sultry weather continues this week which provide conducive conditions for stingray fishing. They move into our shallow waters on the evening flood tides and we are now into that early summer time when the stingray are feeding. Ben Critchley

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John Popplewell with the the biggest bass from his seven bass haul
23 May 2017

Essex Smoothhound Run the Boat Gauntlet

At last Summer is here, it has taken some time, but those chilly easterly winds have gone and now we are in a gentle warm southerly breeze. The Summer species are now arriving and the long awaited Essex smoothhound packs are gradually

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