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Stanford sea catches
9:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Sport
SEA ANGLING: THURROCK anglers prepared to travel for fish have had plenty of opportunitry to get among the catches this week.
River Roach: Mullet are not regular visitors to the Roach but the occasional one has been caught this week alongside the flounders.
River Crouch: Bass, whiting, eels and flounders are been caught.
Southend Pier: Pinhead whiting, flounders and the occasional bass have offered sport.
Southend beaches: Flounders, pinhead whiting and one or two school bass. When the wind drops it is worth fishing West Beach at Shoebury for the chance of a codling or two.
Thamesmead: Eddie Sharp reports flounders and pinhead whiting, with the same species being caught at Erith’s Morrisons Jetty.
Belvedere: Big bags of large flounders are being taken, along with pinhead whiting.
Gravesend: Graham, from Dolphin Angling, reports whiting, bass, sole and flounders being caught. The Gravesend Open takes place on Sunday, November 3. The match is pegged and runs between 10am and 3pm. Booking in is at the Ship & Lobster pub at 8am.
Greenhythe: Soles, bass and flounders are providing sport.
Hythe: Bass to 2.5lb plus dabs and whiting have been landed at Fishermen’s Beach, but anglers are advised to be careful of an influx of weaver fish at the venue.
Dagenham Market: Flounders, eels and pinhead whiting have been caught.
Stanford le Hope: Anglers have landed flounders and school bass.
Rainham: It is flounders only at Coldharbour Lane.
Walton Pier: Richard Holgate, of Metcalfs, reports skate, dogfish, whiting and the occasional big codling falling to big baits.
Holland on Sea: Codling and whiting are being caught on night tides at Brighton Road, with the beaches either side of the Slab offering the chance of a large codling as the venue fishes well after strong winds.
Boats: Skippers who have got their vessels out of Wallasea and Bradwell have reported catches of dogfish, codling, whiting, pouting and bass.