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Best sea angling spots in Thurrock and South East Essex
10:37am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
SEA ANGLING: Thamesmead: Flounders, eels and the occasional sole have been caught.
Erith: Flounders and bass have been landed on worm bait.
Belvedere: Bass, large eels and flounders have provided sport.
Gravesend: Graham, from Dolphin Angling, reports soles, eels, flounders and school bass.
Greenhythe: Bass to 3.5lb and flounders have been caught.
Purfleet: Flounders and the occasional school bass have been reported.
Dartford: Bass to 2.5lb and one or two small whiting have been landed from underneath the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.
Grays Wharf: Flounders and bass have been making up catches.
Stanford le Hope: Flounders and school bass.
Canvey: Southend angler David Keys had two sizeable bass and three small whiting while fishing at Scars Elbow.
Chalkwell: John Mascall improved on last week’s mullet catch by landing a fish of 4.25lb, although he lost a much larger one.
Westcliff to West Beach: Flounders, schoolies and the occasional small whiting are providing sport.
River Crouch: Whiting have put in their first appearance, along with bass and eels.
Paglesham East End: Bass and flounders.
River Blackwater: Bass and flounders have been landed at Goldhanger.
Bradwell Power Station: Bass and a few roker have been landed.
Walton Pier: Richard Holgate reports that only whiting have been caught this week.
Holland on Sea: Walton Sea Angling Club fished their beach final. Well-known matchman Craig Buy won with 13 whiting, with Richard Holgate second with 13 whiting in his his first match for a year. Douglas Allen had 10 whiting for third, while a pleasure angler fishing nearby had a 3.5lb bass.
WELL-known former Thames bait digger and Lady Anne charter skipper Kevin Smith, from Rochester, has died from a brain tumour, aged 52. His funeral will take place at Medway Crematorium at 10.20am on Tuesday, September 17.
For Sea angling see the THurrock Gazette every Friday