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Whiting, babs and flounders among catches
10:00am Thursday 31st January 2013 in Sport
SEA ANGLING: Southend Pier: Whiting, flounders and dabs are making up bags for anglers.
Southend beaches: Mostly under-sixed flounders plus the odd schoolie and whiting are being caught between Westcliff and Chalkwell. The stretch from Chalkwell to Jubilee Beach is producing pinhead whiting and schoolies.
Barge Pier: Schoolies and flounders have been caught at the Shoebury venue.
River Crouch: Good bags of whiting are still being caught.
River Roach: A few schoolies and eels have been landed, but there are no reports of flounders.
Grays: Flounders and the chance of a whiting.
Stanford le Hope: Lots of pinhead whiting and under-sized flounders are being caught.
Thamesmead & Erith: It’s flounders only at both venues, according to Eddie Sharp.
Gillingham Pier: Flounders and smelt have been landed.
Medway Estate: Whiting only at the Rochester venue.
Gravesend: Graham from Dolphin Angling reports whiting, flounders, bass to 2lb and rockling.
Greenhythe: Bass and flounders are showing, with the largest bass around the 3lb mark.
Dagenham Market: Flounders and the occasional smelt have been landed.
Walton Pier: George Gentry had four codling on Sunday night, the biggest weighing 6.5lb. He also had whiting and dabs.
Holland on Sea & Clacton Pier: There are still codling being taken at both venues.
Dungeness: Plenty of dabs are being landed.
Boats: There are no Essex boat reports this week due to the bad weather. But Kent angler Roland Blackwell, who regularly brings his vessel, Invader, round to the Essex coast, reported a large amount of cod and codling at Dymchurch.