Codling, flounders and pin whiting at Grays Wharf

Who's catching what where in south Essex this week

Who's catching what where in south Essex this week

First published in Sport

SEA ANGLING: Southend Pier: Rory Coase, of Southend Angling Centre, reports mostly undersize codling being taken.

Southend beaches: There are flounders to be had on peeler crab bait.

Barge Pier: Flounders and schoolies have been landed from the Shoebury pier.

Thamesmead: Eddie Sharp reports flounders galore, although they are of mixed sizes.

Erith: There are lots of flounders here too but most of them are large fish.

Herne Bay: Lots of roker are being caught off the beach, while there are codling and roker being taken at Sangate.

Gravesend: Graham from Dolphin Angling reports the first soles of the season being caught, plus flounders, whiting and codling.

Greenhythe: School bass and flounders have been landed.

Grays Wharf: Codling, flounders and pin whiting have been providing sport.

Dagenham Market: Eels have been the only fish caught.

Rainham: Anglers have landed eels and the occasional flounder.

River Crouch: Roker are being taken but not in numbers. The best catches are at the Wallasea end of the river.

River Roach: Fair numbers of flounders are being caught, along with a few decent eels, although most are bootlace ones.

Walton Pier: Richard Holgate reports skate, dogfish, codling and whiting being caught.

The Naze: Bass to 2lb have been caught on lugworm, ragworm and squid baits from Hipkins Beach.

Boats: All the codling in deeper water seem to have disappeared but anglers aboard charter and private vessels have been catching roker, dogfish and a few decent bass to 5lb.

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