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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

10lb Shore Caught Bass - Cooden - 17th September 2017

Glyn and Kev from Anglers Den fished the Bexhill Festival of the Sea Bass Competition on Sunday evening. The pair fished at Beaulie Rd, Cooden. Glyn is pictured with an 80cm (10lb) bass and also with a 58cm (4lb) bass that won him the comp. Well done Glyn  

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In second place was Kevin Morgan, pictured below with a 66cm (6lb) bass and a second of 58cm (4lb). Well done Kev 
 
  
 
Glyn and Kev's bass were caught on fresh lug, and mackerel head.
 
In third place was Mark Rogers with a 30cm Bass.
 
All fish were returned alive. What an action packed evenings fishing - Fantastic.

 

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. 

 

Bass from the local Eastbourne/Pevensey shoreline - 25th August 2017

We have had lots of reports over the past week of good sized bass being caught from local beaches, including this 9lb 14oz bass caught on Wednesday at Langney Point by Bill Simms on mackerel head (left) and this this 8lb 2oz (73cm) bass caught on Monday night by Philip Burke (right) from a local beach - Well Done!!

 

And there's more!! Pictured also with bass caught from the local shore are Peter Cornwell with a bass caught on Monday night (left) and Roy Springall (right) with a 3lb 2oz bass caught this week from a local beach. Great bass fishing πŸ˜€

  

Bass off Pevensey - 7th August 2017

Josh Kingaby caught this impressive 11lb 2oz bass at around 9 last night from the Pevensey shore - well done Josh. 

Smoothound Eastbourne - 5th August 2017

Barry Roberts caught this 7lb 9oz smoothound from a local beach at the weekend. Well done Barry. 

School Hoiliday Fishing Trips in Normans Bay - 3rd August 2017

Jo Burr sent us this fab picture of daughter Hollie 9 yrs (left) with her catch of smooth hound from the shore at Normans Bay. The smile says it all - Well Done Hollie!!
Well done also to Luca and Ruben Langer (right) who look very pleased with this catch from the local shoreline, at Normans Bay.

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

  

Sea 'Boiling with Mackerel' at local shoreline - 1st August 2017

We had reports this evening of 'so many mackerel, they were beaching themselves' off local beaches, and catch pictures sent below from Gez Gold (left) and Barry Roberts (right) - action packed summer holiday fun, bring it on :)

  

More Bass off local beaches - 30th July 2017

Day and night time catches of bass have continued from the local shore - Ollie Franks is pictured below left with a 3lb 10¾oz bass caught from the shore yesterday at Normans Bay. Ollie was fishing close in, and using lugworm bait. Below right is Ben Payne with a bass caught  near Pevensey Bay. The fish was caught very early morning on mackerel and weighed 7lb 1oz. 

   

Dover Sole, Bass, Ray off Pevensey/Eastbourne Beaches - 29th July 2017

A good variety of summer species have continued to be caught from local beaches. Dennis Errington is pictured below left with a 1lb 10oz dover sole caught in daylight locally on Anglers Den frozen lugworm and below right is Peter Cornwell with a 4lb (56cm) bass, one of four caught on Tuesday evening from the Eastbourne shore. We have also had several reports of bass caught locally during daylight.

   

Barry Roberts sent the picture of Perri Sims (below left) with her first dover sole caught just in front of Treasure Island this week on her first fishing trip for something other than mackerel. The pair had another sole both about 10oz each, a little bass and a nice eel too and all fish returned alive.

Below right is James Day with a 10lb thornback ray caught in eastbourne last night, using Anglers Den lug worm and squid. Thanks to all for sharing your pics. πŸ˜€

  

Smoothound, Ray, Dover Sole, Bass - Specimen Hunt Comp Catches - Pevensey/Eastbourne Beaches - 16th July 2017

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

Pictured below is (top row left) David Tame with and a 1lb 14oz dover sole and (right) Damion Chant with a 44cm Thornback Ray. Also pictured below is Wesley Sargeant with a 1lb 6½oz dover sole caught this week. 

 

There have also been several smoothound caught, up to the 90cm one caught by Tony Kirrage. Pictured below is Peter Cornwall with an 85cm smoothound caught earlier this week  πŸ˜Š

 Also pictured is Ed Howarth with an 8lb 14oz bass, caught locally over the weekend on mackerel head at close range - Well Done EdπŸ˜€

   

 

Dover Sole, Black Bream, Gurnard, Eels, Smoothound and Mackerel - Pevensey/Eastbourne Beaches - 7th July 2017

Enzo is pictured during a beach casting lesson this week with a black bream caught off the beach at Pevensey Bay. Local beach competitions have seen catches of dover  sole, gurnard, bass and eels off local beaches with some reports of smoothound from Langney Point.

Pictured also are young Bradley and Joey with the mackerel they caught at Langney Point this week. There is great sport to be had when the mackerel start to show off local beaches!!

 

Thornback Ray, Bass, Smoothound, Dover Sole off local beaches - 23rd June 2017

Pictured is Ryan Smart with a fantasic Thornback Ray caught on bluey bait from an Eastbourne beach on Friday night 23rd June.
The fish measured 65cm across the wings and with the point system this comes out at about 10.5lb. However, our recent experience suggests it probably weighed well over 11lb - which Ryan also thought when he picked it up!

Although several local anglers caught thornback rays up to approx 9lb earlier this year, this is definitely the biggest thornback ray we have heard about caught from the local shoreline. Well Done Ryan!

Also pictured is Philip Burke with a bass caught at Herbrand Walk, Cooden on 21st June, and Luke Ripley with an 8lb smoothound caught at Langney Point, Eastbourne on 21st June.

 

There have also been catches of dover sole, mostly at night and generally from the shoreline at Pevensey Bay/White Horses, like the two sole (largest 1lb 4¼oz) caught in Pevensey Bay during an Anderida match by Trevor Rooney pictured below. For local shore fishing mark information Click Here

                                                                            

Shore Caught Bass - 12th June 2017

In recent weeks there have been catches of Bass day and night off local beaches. Darren Chapple is pictured left with a 7lb 1oz bass caught on 6th June off Eastbourne, and Peter Cornwell right with a nice bass caught on 12th June off Eastbourne.

 

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

There have been plenty of nice plaice and good sized dover sole being caught off local beaches during the day recently, alngside other summer species starting to show.

Pictured (below left) is Gerald Sargeant  with a 45cm plaice of 2lb 9oz caught in a charity beach comp last Sunday, and also pictured is junior angler Ollie Franks with a  42cm dover sole caught in the same match.

 


There have also been plenty of small smoothound, and some larger ones around the 7lb mark, like the one of 7lb 12½oz  pictured below from Wesley Sargeant caught last week during a Nomads Beach Fishing Comp and returned to the sea alive. 

         

Plently of small bass are also being caught, and the occasional sizeable one like the one pictured below caught by Peter Cornwall (below left) last week and entered into the Anglers Den Bass Catch and Release Comp for May.  Remember current restrictions mean that all bass need to be returned to the sea alive.

Also pictured (below right) is Ash Cornish with a lovely mullet  caught locally on lug about 30 yards out last Sunday - mullet usually take ragworm fished around the pipes or bread off the rocks or harbour, so this was quite an unusual catch with lug off a local beach.

                 

Plaice and Bass off Eastbourne and Pevensey Beaches - 21st May 2017

Several reports of locally caught plaice this week - pictured below (left) is Tony Fitch with a 2lb plaice caught in Pevensey Bay and also Michael Moule (right) with a 1lb 8oz plaice caught at Langney Point on smelly frozen lug. Great to see .

 Also pictured right is Taffy Lewis with  a bass caught night fishing at Holywell which has been entered into the Anglers Den May Bass Catch and Release Competition - details Here  - Well done Taffy πŸ˜Š

   

Thornback Ray!! Langney Point, Eastbourne - 20th April 2017

Another locally caught thornback ray, this one 7lb 8oz and caught by Dave Moule on bluey bait at Langney Point. Well done Dave 😊

More locally caught Thornback Ray Normans Bay/Cooden - 16th April 2017

Pictured below (left) is Jim Whippy with the thornback ray he caught at the Woodyard, Cooden on Saturday, and also (right) Joe Plumstead with the 3lb 9oz thornback ray caught at Alice's Pipe, Normans Bay in the Pevensey Bay Angling Club beach fishing comp on Sunday 16th.  Thornback ray continue to be caught in increasing numbers from Eastbourne/Pevensey beaches! Happy Days πŸŽ£πŸ˜Š

   

 

Thornback Ray - 13th April 2017

Dennis Puttock caught this cracking 7lb 13oz ray last night off a local beach, with another angler catching a PB ray of 5lb 8oz in the same session.  Thornback ray have been increasingly caught off Sussex beaches and many local anglers are keen to be the first to catch a ray in double figures!!

Thornback Ray off Eastbourne  Beaches - 1st April 2017

Thornback ray have been caught in increasing numbers over the past few weeks off Eastbourne beaches. Pictured below is - Aaran Aghilli with a 9lb 1oz ray and Joe Plumstead with a 5lb 8oz ray. Also pictured right is the 3lb 4oz ray caught on bluey by Kevin Morgan last night. 

    

After a new Anderida Beach Fishing Club record was set last year by Glyn Morgan with a 9lb 7oz ray caught off an Eastbourne beach, many local anglers are keen to be the first to catch a ray in double figures like the one pictured below caught recently in Hampshire by local angler Chris Voller.

Chris headed to Hampshire with a few boxes of calamari on March 14th in the hope of a thornie and caught this fantasic 13lb 1oz undulate an hour before high tide on a drop down pennel rig. Well done Chris, hopefully they are heading this way  πŸŽ£πŸ˜Š

More Plaice off Eastbourne and Pevensey Beaches - 17th March 2017

Large numbers of sizeable plaice have continued to be caught for weeks now off local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches. Pictured below are Mathew Love  and Andrew Vine during a session at Langney last weekend, when a number of plaice were caught, as well as flounder and dabs.

As a sign of the number of plaice being caught from the local shoreline - at the  Annual Anglers Den Open Beach Fishing Comp held on Sunday 12th March in Pevensey Bay, a 75 peg catch and release comp, the main species caught was plaice, with a total of 175 sizeable plaice being caught  (and returned) during the comp πŸŽ£πŸ˜Š

  

Plaice Galore off Eastbourne and Pevensey Beaches - 19th Feb 2017

Darren Chapple​ sent us some fantastic pictures from a session spent beach fishing for plaice with his family yesterday which proved very fruitful with 15 fish caught, most between 1 -2 lb, the biggest of which was 2lb 4oz.

Fantastic report - thanks Darren - keep your catch pictures coming. 🎣😊

Sea Alive with Plaice Langney Point - 18th Feb 2017

Taff Lewis sent us these pictures of plaice caught yesterday at Langney Point, the biggest of which was a 41cm 1lb 6 oz. Taff said the sea was 'alive with them'.
Lots of reports at the moment of good numbers of plaice being caught all along the coast. Happy Days πŸŽ£πŸ˜Š

5th Feb 2017 - Plenty of flatfish caught at Anderida Beach Fishing Club's Comp, including Plaice, Flounder and Dab.

Mick Lowe is pictured below with a 1lb 3¼oz plaice caught in today's Anderida Beach Fishing Club's 'Big Fish Bash' Comp. It was great to see lots of quality flatfish caught, including plaice, flounder and dab.

Details of Anderida Beach Fishing Club, inc 2017 competition dates can be found at https://goo.gl/xzqo7I

Plaice Langney Point - 23rd Jan 2017

Kevin Vine was very pleased with a catch of plaice at Langney Point last night, on what was just his third time ever sea fishing.

Today's Anderida Beach Fishing Club's Big Fish Bash Comp was a great success with 26 anglers fishing.There were lots of Quality flatfish caught, including Plaice, Flounder and Dab.

Well done Kevin, it is good to hear of some early season plaice starting to show off the local shoreline🎣😊

 

Flounder, and a mix of species in Anderida Club Competition Pevensey Bay - 11th Jan 2016

Anderida Beach Fishing  Club held a comp on Weds 11th Jan in Pevensey Bay. A number of species were caught during the comp, including flounders, dabs, pouts and ling which was encouraging. Pictured is Glyn Morgan with the 1lb 2oz flounder that won the comp and the superpool. Well Done Glyn πŸŽ£

Details of Anderida Beach Fishing Club, inc 2017 competition dates can be found at https://goo.gl/xzqo7I

 Eastbourne Boat Cod Championship - 27th Dec 2016

The Eastbourne Boat Cod Championship took place on Tuesday 27th December in lovely flat calm conditions, and was sponsored by Eastbourne Angling Association and Tronix Pro, Although cod have been scarce this season, a few were found by the 18 anglers fishing inshore.

The biggest fish wins and so the winner with a nice 18lb 2oz fish was Andy Croft. Second with 14lb 15oz fish was Phil Metcalf and third with a 14lb 1oz fish was Dave Jones - all pictured below.

Taff Lewis Bass, Langney Point, Eastbourne - 22nd Dec 2016

Taff Lewis is pictured with one of the late season bass (biggest was 3lb 2oz) caught, as well as dab and whiting, at Langney Point at the end of last week. Thanks Taff

Gerald Sargeant - 1lb 7½oz Pollack - Pevensey - 11th Dec 2016

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

Taff Lewis Cod, Eastbourne - 5th Nov 2016

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

Lets hope as the plaice move out, they are replaced by more of these beauties!!

Mackerel still plentiful off the beach for Lucas, Langney Point - 30th Oct 2016

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

Lucas had a busy time and proved himself a budding sea angler, catching lots of mackerel.  

Well done to Lucas, who is already planning his next fishing trip with his dad πŸ˜„

 

Late Season Bass, Pevensey/Eastbourne - 30th Oct 2016

Bass have continued to be caught off the local Pevensey/Eastbourne shoreline, a sign of how late the season is running this year.

Pictured below is Tony Rose (left) with a 3lb 12oz bass he caught this weekend with a lure, and Roy Springall (right) who caught this 3lb11oz bass on squid bait. Great Fishing  πŸŽ£

 

Flatfish Galore, Eastbourne - 29th Oct 2016

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

With mackerel still about, lots of plaice, but also the odd dab and flounder, shore fishing is particularly great for children at the moment (big and small) - never a dull moment, plenty being caught  :)

 

Glyn Morgan Plaice Langney Point Eastbourne Kate Morgan Plaice Langney Point Eastbourne

Plaice and Mackerel off Eastbourne Seafront - 28th Oct 2016

Lots of good-sized plaice and plenty of mackerel have continued to be caught throughout this week from all along the local Eastbourne coastline  (Langney Point, Sovereign Centre, Splash Point, etc) by day.  Also lots of whiting being caught by night.  

We have had many daily reports, all week - Happy Days :)

Pictured below is Gary Banfield  with two of his good catch of plaice from yesterday. Well done Gary  ><)))°>

 

Gary Banfield Plaice 27th Oct 2016

Bass, Pevensey Bay - 23rd Oct 2016

Roy (The Bass) Springall is pictured with the 7lb bass he caught from the shore in Pevensey Bay on Sunday on mackerel bait.  Well Done Roy :)

Roy Springall Bass Pevensey Bay 23rd Oct 2016

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

Mackerel have continued to be caught all week off the local shoreline when the water is clear. There have also been several reports of plaice and good sized dover sole, including this 1lb 11oz dover sole caught last Thursday by Kevin Morgan in Pevensey Bay in an Anderida Beach Fishing Comp.

Also pictured is Peter Cornwall with a 4lb 8oz bass caught on Sunday night at Langney Point and (below) Kevin Merner with his winning 4lb 5oz bass caught during the Railway Tavern Beach Fishing Competition in Pevensey Bay also on Sunday. 

Mackerel off the beaches - Cooden, Pevensey Bay, Langney Point - 9th Oct 2016

Reports of shore caught MACKEREL, in good numbers, right along the local stretch of coast at the moment - Cooden, White Horses, Langney Point, and the sun is shining! Also regular reports of bass, and plaice. Happy Days:)

Local shore mark information at https://goo.gl/k9Ykm5

Shore-Caught Thornback Ray - Eastbourne September 2016

Glyn Morgan caught this fantastic thornback ray off an Eastbourne beach last week. It was witnessed and weighed on the beach, before being returned alive. The fish weighed 9lb 7ozs and is the new Anderida club record. The fish took Bluey fished on a pulley rig and hopefully is a sign of things to come.

Dover Sole and Plaice caught off Eastbourne shoreline - 21st September 2016

Peter Cornwell caught this lovely 1lb 11oz dover sole off an Eastbourne beach this week, and there have been reports of several smaller over the past week, all caught at night.
There have also been several reports over the past week or so of good-sized plaice being caught along the coast from Langney Point right through to Splash Point/Redoubt, Eastbourne - Happy Days ><)))>

Catch News from Bay Charters New Boat 'Fortitude' - September 2016

Bay Charters new boat 'Fortitude' - a former RNLI Lifeboat had a busy first season with reports of sun, sea, plaice, pollock, whiting, mackerel and gurnard, oh and some more sun :) For information about Bay Chartersand other Charter Boats operating from Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Click Here

 

Bass off Eastbourne Shoreline - Paul - 12th September 2016

Paul Parsons caught this nice sized bass off an Eastbourne beach in a club competition this week - nice one Paul :)

Ben's Bass aboard 'Lucky G' Eastbourne - September 2016

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. Donnie had a double shot of 1lb black bream, and Ben, left, boated this 4lb bass on a white feather. They both insisted all the fish they caught were returned unharmed.

Some Summer Catch Pics from Misty Blue Angling Charters - September 2016

August catches aboard Misty Blue included several good sized Rays and Turbot, andthis 2lb 4oz Cuckoo Wrasse, just 3oz under the British record. For information about Misty Blue and other Charter Boats operating from Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Click Here

 

Bass from the Shore- 3rd September 2016

Roy Springall is pictured with cracking shore-caught 7lb bass landed on mackerel fillet and Les Glazzard is pictured with this lovely 3lb11oz bass caught from the shore on bluey bait.

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, pictured above outside Anglers Den.
The fish was caught on Bluey bait bought from Anglers Den. Well Done Taff.

The Mackerel Have Arrived - Langney Point, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay - 30th July 2016 - Happy Days :)

Shoals of mackerel have been showing off the Sussex Coast for over a week now with daily reports of catches of mackerel and scad (horse mackerel) right along the local stretch of Sussex coast- from Langney Point, right through Pevensey Bay to Normans Bay. Pictured below is Macauley Lambert with a string of Sussex mackerel, and young Oliver Pierce who enjoyed a beach fishing session with his family.

Mackerel - Langney Point, Eastbourne - 24th July 2016

Taffy Lewis caught these mackerel and horse mackerel at Langney Point tonight, and described the sea as 'boiling with fish'. Starting to hear more and more reports of local mackerel catches - great to hear :)

Thornback Ray off Eastbourne Beaches - 9th July 2016

Jim Whippy is pictured with a 6lb 3oz thornback ray caught this week off Eastbourne, and Kevin Morgan with another, just under 4lb. Also pictured below is Joe Plumstead with a 6lb ray caught on Fri 9th.

We are so pleased to see the rays show off Eastbourne beaches as they have at other places along the coast for some time - great news for local anglers :)

Amanda's Dover Sole - Pevensey Bay - 2nd July 2016

Amanda Barnes caught this lovely 42cm dover sole off the beach by The Kiosk in Pevensey Bay, on worm bait.

Nice one Amanda ><)))>

 

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