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.