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Sea fishing hit by Arctic blast
7:27pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Sport
SEA ANGLING: SPORT should have improved this week because of the big tides. But with the snow and fresh water flowing into the rivers – the sport looks a bit bleak.
Southend Pier: There are still whiting and dabs being landed, plus the occasional schoolie.
Southend beaches: Just a few flounders have been caught on some beaches, with other venues blanking.
Barge Pier, Shoebury: A few flounders and undersize flounders have provided sport.
World’s End, Tilbury: Flounders and whiting have been landed, along with the occasional codling, although most of these have been undersize.
Grays Wharf: A few small codling and whiting have been reported.
Thamesmead & Erith: Eddie Sharp reports that there are still a few flounders at both venues. Eddie and one of his friends fished Sandgate Castle in Hythe and caught 10 plaice on lug between them.
Gravesend: Graham, from Dolphin Angling, reports schoolies, whiting and flounders.
Greenhythe: Whiting and a few small codling have been caught.
Dagenham Market: The venue is still improving with better numbers of flounders being taken.
Rivers Crouch & Roach: No reports of catches this week.
Clacton & Walton Piers: Richard Holgate reports that dabs,a few codling and mostly undersized whiting have been caught at both venues.
Boats: Skippers of those vessels which ventured out to inside marks reported just sizeable codling and whiting.