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Plaice - Seaford, Langney Point, Pevensey Bay - 19th Feb 2018

DOUBLE SHOT OF GOOD SIZED PLAICE - First Cast of the Morning!! Michael Adamson sent us this picture (below left) of Ken Filtness fishing the Railway Tavern Beach Fishing Comp at Seaford yesterday morning who caught this double shot of good sized plaice - in his first cast of the comp - stunning catch, Well Done!
There have been lots of plaice also being caught in recent days at Langney Point and Pevensey Bay.

Pictured right is Kevin Morgan with a fantastic catch of this 3lb 5oz, 55cm plaice caught today at Seaford. On the next cast, Kev caught another 45cm plaice! Well Done Kev!

Happy Days 


Bigger Plaice off the local Shoreline - 16th Feb 2018 

PLAICE OFF THE LOCAL BEACHES!! Numerous Plaice (50cm+, similar to the one pictured left below) have been caught over the past week or so from Seaford beaches, but also now good sized plaice are being caught off Eastbourne and Pevensey.
Rachel Richardson sent this picture of a 45cm, 1½lb plaice (below right) caught at Langney Point on Wednesday. Thanks for sending Rachel :)
The best time to fish is when the weather is settled in the daytime, the sea is flat and when winds are either slack or northerly, so it's looking good for the weekend.
We have also had reports of some dabs, flounder and even early sole being caught off the local shoreline. Keep your catch reports coming :)

More Plaice off Local Beaches!! - 27th Jan 2018 

Nice sized plaice have continued to be caught off the local Eastbourne/Pevensey shoreline this week, up to 2lb. Pictured below ia a 30cm/almost 2lb plaice caught by Clive Parsons opposite the Water Treatment works at Langney Point Eastbourne yesterday. Thanks for sending Clive - Nice to see!!

Great to see Plaice off Local Beaches!! - 22nd Jan 2018 

HOORAY!! Several good sized plaice (up to 2lb, similar sized plaice to the one pictured below!) have been caught off local Eastbourne/Pevensey beaches over the past few days by competition and leisure anglers!! 
Keep us posted on your catch news!


Dogfish, Dabs, Whiting - a mix of species off local beaches - 5th Jan 2018

Bigger whitings are now showing off local Eastbourne/Pevensey beaches, and dogfish are also being regularly caught in local beach fishing competitions, along with dabs, pout and also the odd flounder.


Flounder, Dab, Plaice and Whiting off local beaches - 1st Dec 2017

Flounders, dab and the occasional plaice are being caught off the local shoreline, as well as whiting, in recent weeks. Joe Plumstead is pictured with son Harvey below with a plaice caught off the local beach last week - lovely pic  :)

Dover Sole, Plaice and Whiting off local beaches - hoping for Cod!! 9th November 2017

Dover sole are being caught at Langney Point during the day as well as at night. There are also reports of plaice when the weather is calm and clear in daylight. Whiting are being caught at night off local beaches. There are also reports of cod off boats relatively close to the shore, so we are hopeful to see them off the local shoreline soon.

Bass, Dover Sole, Plaice and Mackerel this week off the Local Shoreline - 20th October 2017

Reports of locally shore caught bass have continued this week. Ricky Diamond (left) sent this pic of a new pb bass of 5lb 7oz caught earlier this week off Langley point. Ricky was using a coarse fishing float rod with float, fishing 20-30 yards out, 5ft deep with fresh lug and says the fish put up a great fight on 8lb line, and was returned alive. Thanks for sending Ricky.

Also pictured below right is another bass caught by Peter Cornwall, this one weighing 3lb and caught off Eastbourne yesterday. Thanks Peter.



  Also below are several pictures of dover sole  caught during a daytime Over 50s beach fishing comp today. Sam Sampson pictured left came second in the match and also pictured right is Paul Christopher also with a nice sole. 

The settled weather this week have also meant that plaice and mackerel have also been caught off local beaches. With a period of unsettled weather forcast for over the coming days, it will be interesting to see what is caught off the local shoreline.


Bass, Plaice, Dover Sole and even some Mackerel! - 12th October 2017

Peter Cornwell is pictured left  with a 6lb 5½oz bass caught from the shore at Eastbourne last weekend on live bait. Well Done Peter!

Pictured right is Tom Strudwick with son Josh who looks very pleased with the 1lb 8oz plaice caught by his dad at Pevensey Bay also over the weekend. This is one of several reports of locally shore caught plaice over the past week or so. Well done Tom!

There has also been the odd mackerel being caught off local beaches - and with the settled weather forcast over the weekend,this increases the chances of seeing some mackerel off local beaches.

Dover sole also continue to be caught at night. Happy Days :) 


Bass, Whiting and Dover Sole - 5th October 2017

Bass are still being caught off local beaches, some sizeable like the one pictured below caught by Mark Robinson at Langney Point at the weekend, along with bigger whitings. Dover sole are also still being caught at night

Plaice during the day, Dover Sole at night - 22nd September 2017

Lots of plaice are being caught off local beaches during the day, with anglers reporting good numbers in their catches, as well as the odd bass. The settled weather has also seen a return to decent catches of sole at night


 Cod along the Sussex Coast - 14th September 2017

There has been an early start to the cod season along the coast. John Humphrey is pictured with a 14lb 15oz cod caught on lugworm bait from Worthing Pier. There have also been reports of cod caught at Seaford last weekend. With big tides due this week, lets hope they show off local beaches soon. 

10lb Shore Caught Bass, Cooden - 17th Sept 2017

Glyn and Kev from Anglers Den fished the Bexhill Festival of the Sea Bass Competition on Sunday evening

Great Bass Fishing Eastbourne Pevensey August 2017

We have had lots of reports through August of good sized bass being caught from local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches, including this 11lb 2oz one!!

School Holiday Fishing - 3rd August 2017

First Rod, First Trip, First Cast, First Catch - Wowzers - great summer holiday fun!!

Bass Off the Beaches Day and Night 30th July 2017

A good variety of summer species have continued to be caught from local beaches, including sole, eel, thornback ray and bass caught both day and night.

Specimen Hunt Competition Catches - 16th July 2017

During the Anglers Den Week Long Specimen Hunt there have been some great catches from local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches

Black Bream and Mackerel - 7th July 2017

Enzo caught a black bream during a beach casting lesson in Pevensey Bay this week, and there is great sport to be had with mackerel off the beaches!

11lb Thornback Ray! Sole Bass Smoothound June 2017

The biggest ray we have heard of so far this year from the local shoreline was caught by Ryan Smart. June has also brought a great mix of summer species

Bass Eastbourne June 2017

In recent weeks there have been catches of Bass day and night off local Sussex beaches

Summer Species off Sussex Beaches - 1st June 2017

Plaice, Dover Sole, Bass, Smoothound, Mullet - summer species starting to show off local beaches - 1st June 2017

Thornback Ray - Eastbourne, Pevensey - April 2017

Thornback ray have been increasingly caught off local Sussex beaches and and many local anglers are keen to be the first to catch a ray in double figures!!

Thornback Ray Eastbourne March 2017

A good number of Thornback ray have been caught from Eastbourne beaches over the past few weeks.

Plaice Eastbourne & Pevensey Beaches March 2017

Large numbers of sizeable plaice have continued to be caught for weeks now off local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches.

Plaice Galore Eastbourne Pevensey Beaches Feb 2017

Darren Chapple​ sent us some fantastic pictures from a session spent beach fishing for plaice with his family

Plenty of flatfish off beaches this February 2017

Plaice, flounder and dab are being caught aplenty off the shoreline this February.

Mix of species in Beach Angling Comps - Jan 2016

Beach anglers are seeing flounder, dab, pout, ling and early season plaice starting to show along the Sussex coastline.

Eastbourne Boat Cod Championship - 27th Dec 2016

Eastbourne Boat Cod Angling Competition 2016 took place in lovely flat calm conditions and biggest fish wins.

Pollack Pevensey Beach - Dec 2016

Gerald Sargeant set a new Anderida Beach Fishing Club record today with this 1lb 7½oz pollack off a Pevensey beach.

Taff Lewis Cod, Eastbourne - 5th Nov 2016

Taff Lewis fishing off Eastbourne seafront today caught this cracking 9lb Cod.

Late Season Bass, Pevensey/Eastbourne, Oct 2016

Bass still being caught off the local shoreline, a sign of the late season this year.

Mackerel still plentiful for Lucas, 30th Oct 2016

Keith Edmundson chose Langney Point last weekend as the venue for son Lucas'(6 yrs) second ever beach fishing trip, with very positive results :)

Flatfish galore, Mackerel, Eastbourne, Oct 2016

Glyn went plaice fishing at Langney Point with his daughter Kate, and the result was action packed right from first cast.

Mackerel, Sole, Plaice, Bass Pevensey Oct 2016

Mackerel, Dover Sole, Plaice and Bass off the Eastbourne/Pevensey Shoreline - 18th Oct 2016

Shore-Caught Thornback Ray, Eastbourne Sept 2016

Glyn Morgan caught this fantastic thornback ray off an Eastbourne beach last week

Dover Sole, Plaice, Bass Eastbourne Sept 2016

Recent reports of catches of dover sole, plaice and bass off Eastbourne beaches

Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Boat Catch News

Cousins Ben Hardman and Donnie Cecil, both aged 10, had a great day afloat with their granddad Jim Whippy aboard his boat 'Lucky G'out of Eastbourne.

Misty Blue Angling Charters - September 2016

August catches aboard Misty Blue included several good sized Rays and Turbot, and this 2lb 4oz Cuckoo Wrasse

Shore Caught Bass Pevensey 3rd September 2016

Bass from the Shore- 3rd September 2016

Taffy's Fantastic Bass, Shoreham ,19th August 2016

Local angler Taffy Lewis caught this truly magnificent 15lb 12oz bass from Shoreham Arm in rough conditions

Mackerel Langney Point, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay

Shoals of Mackerel off the shore at Langney Point, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay - July 2016

Mackerel - Langney Point Eastbourne 24th July 2016

Mackerel - Langney Point, Eastbourne - 24th July 2016

Thornback Ray Eastbourne July 2016

Thornback Ray being caught off Eastbourne Beaches July 2016

Amanda's Dover Sole - 2nd July 2016

Amanda Barnes caught this lovely 42cm dover sole off the beach by The Kiosk in Pevensey Bay

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