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Snow and ice does not stop the borough's sea anglers
2:00pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in Sport
SEA ANGLING: The snow and ice has not put off the region's sea anglers, who have been making catches throughout Thurrock and up the Essex coast.
Southend Pier: Weather permitting, anglers are catching whiting and bass.
Southend beaches: Anglers are landing mainly undersize flounders and codling.
West beach: Still the chance of a codling.
Shoebury: Whiting and eels are showing at East Beach.
River Crouch: Lots of whiting are being caught, plus the occasional roker and bass.
River Roach: Bigger flounders than of late have been landed. There are also lots of eels, although they are mostly bootlace sized.
Thamesmead: Eddie Sharp reports flounders only.
Erith: Flounders, eels and smelt are showing at Morrison’s Jetty.
Gravesend: Graham from Dolphin Angling reports codling, whiting, flounders and smelt.
Greenhythe: Codling to 3lb and whiting to 1.5lb have been caught.
Dagenham Market: The flounders are back on the bite. Most are sizeable and anglers are averaging six to seven fish a session.
Rainham: Dagenham angler Dave Banks had seven flounders, an eel and a smelt during a daytime session at Coldharbour Lane.
Thurrock Lakeside: Flounders only.
Tilbury: Whiting and the odd flounder have been caught at the World’s End.
Grays Wharf: Codling, whiting and flounders are providing sport.
Walton Pier: Richard Holgate reports codling, dabs and whiting.
Holland on Sea: Codling are being caught, with the bigger ones on the night tides. Most are being taken inside the groynes.
Felixstowe: Codling and undersized whiting are being caught.
Aldbrough: Codling are being caught on night tides and mostly whiting on the day tides at the town beach and Dirty Wall.
Orford Island: There are codling in the river, with larger ones on the sea side.
Boats: Charter and private vessel skippers are reporting good bags of codling, whiting, skate, dabs and pouting.