Winners of the Clacton Pier Charity Shield Match
08 May 2017

Clacton Pier Charity Shield 2017

Strong north-easterly winds over the last couple of weeks have curtailed the angling somewhat, but luckily the weekend saw the very cold wind drop to make the fishing that more pleasant for anglers including those fishing the Charity Shield. Clacton

blonde ray for Patrick Mckennor
24 Apr 2017

Big Rays and Spurs Hit the Essex Coast

It really is all change this week with a variety of summer species turning up on our part of the coast, from those giant stingrays to spurdogs. Colchester Angling Club held the second of their Colchester Bait and Tackle sponsored

Essex beaches thornback ray
17 Apr 2017

Bass are Showing on Essex Beaches

At last we are seeing some bass starting to appear for the shore anglers on the Essex beaches and piers. It has also been great to see the massive amount of thornback rays over the last few months, especially with

Sandie Davis with one of her thornback ray
11 Apr 2017

Thornback from Essex Shore and Boat

The weather warmed up very nicely for the weekend and brought the anglers out in force. A slight on-shore breeze made for a choppy sea but not enough to stop the boats from launching. Once again this week it is

Matt Clark with one of his rays off of St Osyth beach
02 Apr 2017

St Osyth Beaches Produce

The St Osyth beaches are once again the place to be, with some incredible catches of thornback rays being caught. Local angler Matt Clark chose the long hike to the Nature Reserve boundary and landed a staggering haul of eight

Steve Yallop with trophy
20 Mar 2017

Colchester Sea Angling Club AGM

Strong winds at the weekend saw most of the boats either not launch or stay in close, and those that did fish once again reported plenty of rays to be caught plus whiting and dogfish and the first of the

Martin Smyth with an early season 6lb spurdog
14 Mar 2017

Thornback Ray Perform in the South East

A slightly quieter week with not so many ray caught from beaches and boats although our local piers still seem to be producing plenty. It’s not often that calm weather arrives at the weekend for our boat fishermen, but once

Martin Smyth with a ray from his own boat
06 Mar 2017

All at Sea – 06-03-2017

Again, this week it is all about the thornback ray invasion, every year we seem to be seeing more and more of these fish.  It’s probably just as well as we seem to be short of anything else to catch.

John with two thornback ray
28 Feb 2017

All at Sea – 27-02-2017

A touch of Spring in the air and it’s all change on the angling front with the sudden arrival of the thornback ray.  Boats and shore anglers alike are enjoying the great sport that these heavyweights can provide. On the

Walton Sea Angling Club winners
13 Feb 2017

All at Sea – 13-02-2017

We really are now in the throes of winter, with an icy blast blowing off the North Sea. Boat reports have been minimal, but those that have managed to get out have seen a few more thornback rays being caught