Eels, bass, flounder and mullet caught in south east

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First published in Sport

SEA ANGLING: Eddie Sharp reports, Thamesmead: Flounders and bass.

Erith, Morrison Jetty: Flounders and bass.

Belvedere: The travellers have now left this fishing site. Eddie Sharp had 13 flounders in one session on small rag plus a few bass.

Barking Creek (near the barrier): Some decent eels. Lots of undersized flounders.

London Bridge: Lots of eels being taken. Bait digger Bill Rich, who used to be a dab hand here in his younger days (and could earn a living from eels then) caught plenty - which were all returned.

Graham from Dolphin Angling reports: Gravesend: Flounders, eels, soles, and bass to 2.5lb.

Greenhithe: Bass to 6lb plus soles and eels.

Woolwich Ferry Terminal: When the ferry is not running it’s good for big eels and flounders.

Lee from Southend Angling Centre reports: Southend Pier: Schoolies, flounders, and eels on the inside by the station (30 plus mackerel. At the Pier Head big mullet at low water (on sweetcorn or maddies).

Barge Pier: Mackerel, mullet and flounders.

The Garrison’s concrete shelther: Flounders and mullet.

Shoebury Boom (left hand side): Mullet and the odd bass.

Beaches, Thorpe Bay slipway: Codling on night tides.

Leisure Centre Westcliff (right hand side): Flounders and chance of a decent bass.

Chalkwell: Mullet to 4lb.

River Crouch: Bass, flounders and eels.

River Roach: Increasing numbers of flounders, plus eels and schoolies.

Richard Holgate reports, Walton Pier: Codling, whiting, bass, soles and thornacks.

Frinton Town beach: Thornbacks and codling.

The Naze, Hipkins Beach: Big bass and codling.

Holland-on-Sea: Brighton Road: codling and whiting.

Clacton Pier: Big thornbacks, codling and whiting.

Pier Information, Walton Pier: Closes at 10pm, be off by 11pm. Clacton Pier: Off at dusk. Night passes can be obtained at the pier office for £75 for the season.

Charter boats, Misty Lady (out of Walton): Mixed bag of codling, whiting, thornbacks, bass, pouting and smoothhounds.

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