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Flounders and whiting at Stanford
3:00am Friday 16th May 2014 in Sport
SEA ANGLING: Southend Pier: Lee, from Southend Angling Centre, reports mullet, small codling, whiting, herrings and eels being caught.
Southend beaches: Sport is really bleak with only pin whiting and the occasional flounder being landed.
Chalkwell: There is the chance of a mullet.
Thamesmead and Erith: Eddie Sharp reports lots of flounders being caught, plus a few soles and bass.
Charlton and Fulham: It’s mostly eels being caught, with some being around the 2lb mark. All the fish are being landed on lugworm or squid bait. Anglers are reminded that all eels have to be returned to the water.
Barking Creek: The tidal section of the River Roding is producing flounders for anglers who can get through all the crabs there.
Rainham: It’s flounders only at Coldharbour Lane and most of them are being tempted by lugworm.
Stanford le Hope: Flounders and the occasional pin whiting are showing.
Isle of Sheppey: Good bags of plaice are still being caught, mostly on harbour ragworm bait.
Folkestone Pier: Whiting, dogfish, dabs and the first of the smooth hounds have been caught.
Greenhythe: Kent angler Terry Lynch had a 3lb codling on peeler crab from the Cowpatch, but it was the only fish he landed during the session.
River Crouch: Roker are still being caught from Fambridge to Wallasea, along with the occasional flounder and eel.
River Roach: The flounders have made a comeback this week.
Walton Pier: Angling newcomer Gavin Jackson bought a new rod and after some tutoring from Richard Holgate, he landed an 8lb skate and a bass of 2.5lb. Other anglers have caught dogfish and small codling on the pier.
Walton on the Naze: Bass of between 4lb and 5lb have been caught at Hipkins Beach.
Aldeburgh: Dave Cook had two codling for a combined weight of 10lb, while Paul Hart had a 10lb 4oz codling.
Boats: Anglers aboard Misty Lady, out of Walton, had lots of skate, dogfish and whiting.