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Bass for Logan at Pevensey - One Happy Angler :) 11th May 24

Bass for Logan at Pevensey, Happy Angler! May 24

Tracey reports her son Logan is a very happy angler after catching a 43cm bass at Pevensey - Great to hear!!

Rays at Eastbourne - Thornback, Smalleyed, Blonde - April 2024

Rays Eastbourne, Thornback Smalleyed Blonde, April

Sussex Rays April 24 - thornback, smalleyed and blonde Rays at Eastbourne, and undulates at Shoreham

Thornback Rays - Eastbourne Beach for Maggie and James - 28th March 2024

Thornback Rays - Eastbourne Beach, Maggie & James

James Reports ' Not Monsters, but they certainly made us smile', and a PB ray for Maggie!

Conger Eel Catches Eastbourne March 2024

Conger Eel Catches Eastbourne March 2024

Congratulations to Mark Almeida for smashing the Anderida Beach Fishing Club record with this 20lb+ conger catch!

Small Eyed & Thornback Rays, Eastbourne Beaches, March '24.

Small Eyed & Thornback Rays, Eastbourne, March 24.

As well as catches of thornback ray, we are seeing more small eyed ray catched from Eastbourne beaches!!

March 24 - daytime flatfish, rays at night, and a PB Ray for Tony!

March 24, still flatfish by day & rays at night!

Great local beach fishing continues - Tony Wright is pictured with a PB thornback of 10lb 3oz caught from an Eastbourne beach.

February 24 - flatfish off local beaches daytime, rays at night!

February 24 - flatfish daytime, rays at night!

Great local beach fishing this February. Dabs, plaice and flounder during the daytime and thornback rays at night!

A PB Plaice for Jason, plenty of Flatfish - and Thornback Rays in the Bay!

A PB Plaice for Jason, flatfish and thornbacks!

Jason Carter pictured with a 42cm PB plaice. Plenty of flatfish being caught, and thornback rays in the Bay!!

Eastbourne - Sunday Session for Jo (6yrs) - 28th January 24

Langney Point Eastbourne - 28th January 2024

Young Jo (6yrs) enjoyed a busy session ay Langney Point catching dab, plaice, dogfish and whiting.

Plaice at Eastbourne - after a Week of Flatfish Reports - 18th January 24

Plaice at Eastbourne - 18th January 2024

Pictured is Shane Pullen with plaice caught yesterday at Eastbourne. Shane also caught a 31cm dab,

Eastbourne and Pevensey Fishing - January 24

Eastbourne and Pevensey Fishing - January 24

Generally local fishing has improved recently with plenty of flatfish being caught - dabs, flounders and some nice plaice:)

Eastbourne Bass - November 2023

Eastbourne Bass - November 2023

Ollie Franks and Luke Ripley are pictured with bass caught from a local Eastbourne beach.

Eastbourne Small Eyed Ray - November 23

Eastbourne Small Eyed Ray - November 23

Catches of small eyed ray off Eastbourne this November.

Bass Fishing Local Beach - Oct-Nov 23

Bass Fishing Local Eastbourne Beach - Oct-Nov 23

Luke Ripley, Kevin Morgan and Gary Willis on a short bass fishing session over low water in the local area.

Cod at Pevensey for Alan - 14th October 2023

Cod at Pevensey for Alan - 14th October 2023

Alan Mitchem is pictured with a catch of cod from White Horses, Pevensey Bay, caught while staying in the area.

Normans Bay Rays for Chris - October 23

Normans Bay Rays for Chris - October 23

Chris Voller pictured wit catches of Small Eyed and Thornback Ray from Normans Bay this October

Cod - Local Beach for Shane - 14th October 2023

Cod - Local Beach for Shane - 14th October 2023

Shane Pullen is pictured with a catch of cod from a local beach.

5lb 2oz Cod for Stuart, and a good mixed bag!

5lb2oz Cod for Stuart & good mixed bag 2nd Oct 23

Fishing from a local beach, Stuart reported bass, rays, congers, dogs and a few codling biggest 5lb2oz!

4lb 5oz Cod Pevensey Bay for Damion

4lb 5oz Cod Pevensey Bay for Damion 1st Oct 23

Damion Chant with a lovely 4lb 5oz cod caught in Pevensey Bay

Bass and Small Eyed Ray - Pevensey Bay 21st September 23

Bass and Small Eyed Ray - Pevensey Bay 21st Sept

A daytime session at Pevensey Bay for Andy Smith produced plaice, bass, conger and a lovely small eyed ray :)

Lure Fishing for Bass from the Sussex Shore - September 23

Lure Fishing for Bass - September 2023

James Cowley and his son are pictured with early morning bass, caught on the lure, at the weekend, from the Sussex shore.

Catches of Cod from Eastbourne and Pevensey Beaches September 2023!

Cod from Eastbourne and Pevensey Beaches Sept 23

Ed Holyoake and Jay Carter pleased with catches of cod from local beaches.

Good Mixed Bag Fishing inc Tub Gurnard - 1st September 23

Good Mixed Bag Fishing inc Tub Gurnard 1st Sept 23

Harvey Shelley and Lewis fished from a local beach catching dogfish, sole, strap conger and tub gurnard.

Joe's Birthday Mullet Catch at Pevensey Bay 27th August 2023.

Joe's Birthday Mullet Pevensey Bay 27th Aug 23

Joe Barlow was on a birthday fishing trip after a visit to Anglers Den for advice and bait and caught mullet, ray and mackerel

Stingray!! Normans Bay - 22nd August 23

Stingray!! Normans Bay - 22nd August 23

Thomas Messum caused quite a stir when he caught this nice sized stingray from the beach at Normans Bay.

Great Mixed Bag Fishing - Eastbourne 18th August 2023

Great Mixed Bag Fishing, Eastbourne 18th August 23

Dover Sole, smoothhound, eel, bass, flounder, plaice and ray - a great mixed bag for Jay Carter from a local Eastbourne beach!

Thornback Ray, Eastbourne & Pevensey Beaches Aug 23

Thornback Ray Eastbourne & Pevensey Beaches Aug 23

Brandon Maendel (9years) is pictured with thornback ray caught on frozen lugworm bait at Norman's Bay by Alice's Pipe.

Smoothhounds Eastbourne for Jason and a new 15lb Personal Best - 18th July

PB 15lb Smoothhound for Jason 19th July 23

Three nights fishing from an Eastbourne beach brings great results for Jason Carter with a new PB 15lb smoothhound.

The Smoothhounds are in! Pevensey - 8th & 9th July 2023

Smoothhounds! Pevensey 8th & 9th July 23

Night and daytime reports of smoothhound catches from local Pevensey beaches - great sport fishing :)

14lb Conger Eel Pevensey Bay for Gavin - 6th July 23

14lb Conger Eel Pevensey Bay for Gavin 6th July

Gavin Croft is pictured with a 140cm/14lb 13¼oz conger eel Pevensey Bay on squid bait - new PB and new club record!!

Gilthead Bream caught from the Sussex Shore for Jim - 5th July 23

Sussex Shore Caught Gilthead Bream for Jim

Jim Whippy caught this lovely gilt-head bream from a Sussex beach.

Bass at Cooden, inc Fin's First - 23rd June 23

Bass at Cooden, inc Fin's First - 23rd June 23

Thanks Phil West for pictures from a Friday night mixed bag session, including some lovely bass, at Cooden with James Macname and his son Fin.

PB 14lb Smoothhound for Pete - Pevensey Bay - 17th June

PB 14lb Smoothhound - Pevensey Bay - 17th June

Pete Cornwell pictured with a PB 14lb smoothhound 'measured, weighed and put back after pic - love seeing them swim off'

12lb Smoothhound for Andy - Pevensey Bay - 17th June 23

12lb Smoothhound a PB! Pevensey Bay - 17th June 23

Andy Reeves with an 12lb smoothhound caught in Pevensey Bay on lugworm and squid bait

Smoothhounds at Pevensey - and a First for Lewis - 16th June 23

Smoothhounds at Pevensey - 16th June 23

Andy Smith fishing in Pevensey Bay with his two sons Lewis and Tyler caught smoothhound up to 9lb 2oz - and there was one that got away!

Eastbourne Dover Sole and a Mixed Bag - 3rd June 2023

Eastbourne Dover Sole and a Mixed Bag -3rd June 23

Peter Cornwell is pictured with a lovely 1lb 9oz dover sole caught last night from an Eastbourne beach in a session also including smoothhound, bass and ray.

Tope from the Beach 3rd June at Normans Bay? - You decide!

Tope from the Beach 3rd June at Normans Bay?

Thanks Phil West for these pictures from an early evening session on the beach at Alices Pipe, Normans Bay over the weekend. A tope? You decide!

Smoothhound at Cooden for Oscar - 30th May 23

Smoothhound at Cooden for Oscar - 30th May 23

5 year old Oscar is pictured with a catch of Smoothhound from the beach at Cooden.

Fantastic Mixed Eastbourne Weekend Fishing -  28th May 23

Fantastic Mixed Eastbourne Fishing!! 28th May 23

Pete Cornwell and friends fishing Eastbourne beach and pier this weekend reporting catches of bass, smoothhound, flounder, plaice, sole, dogfish, conger and silver eel and rays.

Bass Smoothhound and Ray for Logan - 27th May 23

Bass Smoothhound and Ray for Logan - 27th May 23

Logan Chant fishing with dad Damion from Eastbourne, with catches of bass, smoothhound and ray.

Thornback Ray, Smoothhound for Tony, Eastbourne 26th May 23

Thornback Ray and Smoothhound for Tony 26th May 23

Another great session for Tony Wright from an Eastbourne beach this weekend with catches of smoothhound and thornback ray

Bass, Smoothhound, Normans Bay for Ollie - 24th May 23

Bass, Smoothhound, Normans Bay, for Ollie 24th May

Well done to Ollie Franks who this week caught smoothhound and bass at Normans Bay! Great to see :)

Great Mixed Bag Fishing - Eastbourne 20th May 2023

Great Mixed Bag Fishing - Eastbourne 20th May 2023

Young Logan with a lovely conger eel, and great mixed bag Eastbourne fishing from dad Damion with buddies Pete and Sala.

Smoothhound for Simon - Eastbourne - 15th May 23

Smoothhound for Simon - Eastbourne - 15th May 23

After calling into the shop for local angling advice, Simon caught this smoothhound from a local Eastbourne beach.

Thornback Ray and Smoothhound - Eastbourne - May 2023

Thornback Ray and Smoothhound - Eastbourne, May 23

Tony Wright with catches of thornback ray and smoothhound from an Eastbourne beach.

6lb Bass Pevensey Bay Anderida Fishing Competition April 2023

6lb Bass Pev Bay Anderida Fishing Comp April '23

Nine sizeable bass were weighed-in in a Pevensey Bay fishing comp, as well as plenty of dogfish and several flatfish (dabs and flounder).

Conger Eel for Connie - Pevensey Bay April 2023

Conger Eel for Connie Pevensey Bay April 2023

Connie Knight with a 11½lb conger eel caught in Pevensey Bay on squid and bluey wrap.

Tony - Ray Fishing - Eastbourne Beaches - April 2023

Tony - Ray Fishing Eastbourne April 23

Great catches of thornback ray from Tony Wright from Eastbourne beaches on Anglers Den bait :)

Boat Angling 'Blackbird' Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour March 2023

Boat Angling Eastbourne Harbour March 2023

James Blackford with codling, pollock and bass caught from 'Blackbird' out of Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour

March 2023 Sea Angling Eastbourne - Plaice and Thornback Ray!!

March 2023 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne

Plaice in numbers during the daytime and thornback ray at night from local beaches - greatly improved local beach fishing - Happy Days :)

Jan 2023 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

Jan 2023 Sea Angling Catch News

Good mix of winter species, inc occasional cod and conger, and some thornback ray :)

10lb 7oz Bass at Seaford for Kev - 15th November 2022

10lb 7oz Bass Seaford for Kev - 15th November 2022

Well done Kevin Morgan pictured with a 10lb 7oz bass caught at Seaford first chuck!

'An incredible day and nights fishing' - November 22

'An incredible day and nights fishing' - Nov 22

Great to see codling, bass, conger and small eyed ray (including this 9lb 13oz beauty by Barry Roberts) being caught from Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches - November 22

Good Mixed Fishing, inc Small Eyed Ray and Conger Eel - Oct 2022

Good Mixed Fishing, inc Small Eyed Ray - Oct 2022

Good mixed fishing from local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches, Tony Wright with a 10lb 3oz small eyed ray and Jason Scott a 14lb conger!

Sole, Plaice, Bass, Ray, Flounder ... and Codling - September 2022 :)

Sole, Plaice, Bass, Ray, Flounder, Codling, Sept22

Great shore fishing variety this September with plaice, bass, ray, flounder, conger and codling.

Summer Species, and the Mackerel are in! Beach Angling August 2022

Summer Species & the Mackerel are in!! August 2022

Mackerel fishing brings great results, and so is a great way to get children to try out sea angling.

Smooth Hound, Bass, Eel - Beach Angling July 2022

Smooth Hound, Bass, Eel - Beach Angling July 2022

Smooth hound are a shark species and popular with catch and release anglers, smooth hound fight hard and strip line like few other fish!

Boat Angling - Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour - Manx Belle

Eastbourne Harbour Boat Angling - Manx Belle

A day's fishing on Manx Belle for the crew from Anglers Den on 12th July to celebrate Ollie Franks' (that's Ollie who works in the shop) 18th birthday!!

22lb Conger Eel Eastbourne Beach - July 2022

22lb Conger Eel Eastbourne Beach - July 2022

Ed Holyoake smashed his PB with this 22lb 4oz conger eel caught from an Eastbourne beach at high water.

June 2022 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

June 2022 Sea Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

Catches of ray (Inc stingray), smoothhound, plaice, sole, dogfish and more from local beaches.

Spring 2022 Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Boat Catches - ray, tope, pollock, bass, codling

Spring 2022 Eastbourne Harbour Boat Catch News

Boat catches out of Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour this spring - ray, tope, pollock, bass, codling.

May 2022 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

May 2022 Sea Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

Catches of ray, including another blonde ray caught at Eastbourne. Also conger eel and bass!

April 2022 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

April 2022 Sea Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

So far, it's all about the rays, including a 17lb blonde ray caught at Langney Point. Also plaice and bass from local beaches.

March 2022 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

March 2022 Ray and Plaice Eastbourne Pevensey

Thornback rays on bluey baits and plaice on lugworm from Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches, plus the odd bass!

February 2022 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

February 2022 Conger Eel & Ray Eastbourne Pevensey

Good sized thornback ray and conger eels from Eastbourne beaches, as well as dogfish :)

January 2022 Sea Angling Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

January 2022 Shore Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

Plaice, flounder and dab are the main fish being caught during the daytime from Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches, with whiting and dogfish being caught at night.

December 2021 Shore Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

December 2021 Shore Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

Jack Wiltshire is pictured with the 18lb 5oz conger eel, his biggest shore fish caught ever, that won him the final Anderida Beach Fishing Club Competition of 2021 held in Pevensey Bay .

November 2021 Shore Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

November 2021 Shore Catch News Eastbourne Pevensey

Great mixed fishing from local beaches this Autumn - bass, dogfish, dover sole, dab, plaice, rays, dabs, flounder and coalfish:)

October 21 Eastbourne/ Pevensey Shore Catches

Oct 2021 Eastbourne/Pevensey Shore Catches

Exceptional Shore Catches from local beaches - bass, conger eel, dover sole and thornback ray.

Autumn 2021 Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Boat Catches

Autumn 2021 Eastbourne Harbour Boat Catches

Boat catches out of Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour this autumn.

September 21 Eastbourne/ Pevensey Shore Catch News

September 21 Eastbourne/ Pevensey Shore Catch News

Bass, dover sole, plaice, bullhuss and mackerel showing from Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches this September.

Eastbourne Pevensey August 2021 Shore Catch News

Eastbourne Pevensey August Shore Catches

Conger, Bass, Ray, Dover Sole and Smoothound pups being caught from local beaches this August.

Bass, Ray, Smoothound, Bream - July 2021 Shore Catches

Bass,Ray, Smoothound, Bream July '21 Shore Catches

Eastbourne/Pevensey shore catches of bass, ray, smoothound, bream.

July 2021 Bass, Cod, Wrasse, Bream - Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Boats

July 2021 Bass, Cod,Wrasse,Bream- Eastbourne Boats

A report from Indio 2 on a recent fishing trip out of Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour

June 2021 - Ray, Dover Sole and Smoothound from local beaches.

June 2021 - Ray, Dover Sole & Smoothound.

Reports of ray, dover sole and smoothound from Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches.

June 2021 Tope, Cod and Pollock - Eastbourne & Pevensey Boat Catch News

June 21 Tope,Cod, Pollock Eastbourne Boat Catches

Catches of tope, cod and pollock from local Eastbourne boats.

May 2021 - Bass, ray and smoothound from local beaches.

May 2021 - Bass, Ray & Smoothound - Local Beaches.

Plenty of bass, ray and smoothound from local beaches :)

May 2021 Eastbourne & Pevensey Boat Catch News

May 2021 Eastbourne & Pevensey Boat Catch News

Codling, smoothound, pollock, black bream and thornback ray from local boats, as well as some colourful cuckoo wrasse.

April 2021 Sea Angling Catch News

April 2021 Sea Angling Catch News

Ray, plaice and bass from Sussex beaches, and cod and pollock off local boats!!

Jan - March 2021 Sea Angling Catch News

Jan - March 2021 Sea Angling Catch News

Thornback ray and plaice galore from local Eastbourne/Pevensey beaches this February/March!!

November 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

November 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

The late October storms have bought many specimen fish to feed close to the shore with reports of bass, dover sole, ray, dogfish, conger eels and a monster whiting! Bring it on!

October 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

October 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

There are conger eel, bass, plaice and the occaisional codling to be found amongst the whiting!!

September 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

September 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

Great September weather, and bass, cod, ray, plaice, garfish and dogfish from local beaches!

August 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

August 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

CODLING FROM LOCAL SUSSEX BEACHES, and 15lb 2oz smoothound!!

July 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

July 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

The Anglers Den Week Long Specimen Hunt (24hr Fishing Optional!) brings a 14lb Smoothound from a local beach and a whopper of a dover sole!

June 2020 Sea Catch News - #WeAreFishing  Again!!

June 2020 Sea Catch News #WeAreFishingAgain

The smoothounds are in - 'Hounds Galore' said one angler! Also a whopper of a dover sole!! Great catches from local beaches continue!!

May 2020 Sea Catch News - Post Fishing-Lockdown!!

May 2020 Sea Catch News - Post Fishing-Lockdown!!

#WeAreFishingAgain!! Catches are plentiful from the local shoreline and include bass, plaice, flounder, dover sole, dogfish and thornback ray

March 2020 Sea Catch News

March 2020 Sea Catch News- Thornback Rays!!

Already lots of reports of thornback ray from local beaches so far this March!

February 2020 Sea Catch News

February 2020 - Thornback Ray & Plaice!!

February is seeing an increasing number of thornback rays, as well as plaice, being caught from local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches.

January 2020 Sea Catch News

January 2020 Sea Catch News - Plenty of Plaice!!

An increasing number of plaice along with a nice mix of dogfish, pout, rockling, dab and whiting.

Spurdog Boat Fishing Eastbourne December 2019

Spurdog Boat Fishing Eastbourne December 2019

Charlie Clarke sent this report following an unusual boat catch of spurdog, a species that was rarely seen for many years

Mixed Winter Species, Eastbourne and Pevensey Beaches - December 2019

Mixed Winter Species - December 2019

Good mixed bag results from local beaches - bass, dogfish, dover sole, flounder, dabs, strap conger, ray, whiting and pout.

Mixed Bag Reports from Local Beaches this Autumn - 30th November 2019

Great Mixed Bag Reports - 30th Nov 2019

Varied catches have continued from Pevensey and Eastbourne beaches and have included dover sole, bass, flounder, conger eel, dab and the occasional dogfish, as well as whiting and pout

Great Mixed Bag fishing this Autumn! - 25th October 2019

Great Mixed Bag fishing this Autumn! 25th Oct 2019

Dover sole, bass, thornback rays, plaice, dogfish, conger eel, as well as pout and whiting, and still the occasional codling!!

Conger Eels from a Pevensey Bay Beach!! 2nd October 2019

Big Conger Eels Pevensey Bay - 2nd Oct 2019!!

Damion Chant and James Wood are both pictured with 12lb conger eels caught from the beach at Pevensey Bay.

Rough Weather and a Dirty Sea - 30th September 2019

Rough Weather and a Dirty Sea, 30th September 2019

The recent rougher weather has stirred things up a bit meaning the sea is dirty and some nice fish are showing off local beaches!!

Bass, Plaice, Eel, Dover Sole, Smoothound, Gurnard, Ray- 8th September 2019

Great Variety late Summer Species - 8th Sept 2019

Bass, plaice, dover sole, eel, flounder, gurnard, thornback ray and smoothound being caught from local Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches!

Mini-Species Aquarium on Pevensey Bay Beach - 30th August 2019

Mini-Species!! Pevensey Bay Beach - 30th Aug 2019

6 year old Tori and dad Lee Thackaberry have been fishing, filming and creating a mini aquarium on Pevensey Bay beach this August :)

 Fantastic Mackerel Fishing Eastbourne Pevensey Beaches all August Bank Holiday Weekend!

Fantastic Mackerel Fishing Aug Bank Hol w/e !!

Great mackerel fishing, great weather and a bank holiday weekend provided an ideal opportunity for young anglers to try beach fishing, often for the first time...

Dover Sole, Bass, Plaice, Eels - 18th August 2019

Dover Sole, Bass, Plaice, Eels - 18th August 2019

Dover sole have continued to be caught at night from local beaches. Bass are being caught during the day, as well as plaice particularly at Langney Point.

Sussex Bass from Beach to Table - 7th August 2019

Sussex Bass from Beach to Table - 7th August 2019

Colin Etherington caught this bass at Langney Point Eastbourne whilst on holiday with his family and sent this report.

Dover Sole at Night - 6th August 2019

Dover Sole at Night - 6th August 2019

We have reports at the moment of dover sole being caught from local beaches at night (as well as bass during the day).

Kayak Fishing Off Eastbourne - 4th August 2019

Kayak Fishing Off Eastbourne - 4th August 2019

Garry Willis sent pics of another great day off the yaks for Sussex Kayak Fishing!!

Bass Sussex Beaches - 1st August 2019

Bass Sussex Beaches - 1st August 2019

Great pictures of good sized bass caught from local Sussex beaches over the past week.

Mackerel off the Beach - Smoked in the Garden - 13th July 2019

Shore Caught Mackerel - Garden Smoked- 13th July

Mariusz Darocha sent this report after a BUMPER MACKEREL FISHING SESSION IN SEAFORD at the weekend

SUSSEX SMOOTHOUND SUMMER!! - June-July 2019

SUSSEX SMOOTHOUND SUMMER!! - June-July 2019

Local anglers have been enjoying a boom of SUMMER SMOOTHOUND FISHING from local beaches over recent weeks.

Summer species off local beaches - 12th July 2019

Summer species off local beaches - 12th July 2019

Certain species being caught off local beaches tell us that summer has at last arrived!