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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!

Bass, Thornback Ray, Dover Sole and Smoothound all off Eastbourne/Pevensey beaches

Bass, Ray, Sole, Smoothound - 9th June 2019

The Anglers Den Specimen Hunt and other local comps this week have seen a great mix of species being caught from local beaches, inc bass, thornback ray, smoothound, eel and sole

Dover Sole Pevensey Bay - 2nd June 2019

Dover Sole Pevensey Bay - 2nd June 2019

Jason Scott caught this lovely dover sole at White Horses, Pevensey Bay on Sunday night

Local Shore Caught Bass - 1st June 2019

Local Shore Caught Bass - 1st June 2019

Mick Hinson and Andrew Vine are pictured with bass caught from local beaches this week.

May Boat Catch News Monster Tope and Brill Eastbourne - 23rd May 2019

May Boat Catch News Eastbourne - 23rd May 2019

John Little with his first brill of the year and Tim Goble with a tope, estimated about 60lb plus, both caught out of Eastbourne.

Bass from local beaches - 23rd May 2019

Bass from local beaches - 23rd May 2019

Kevin Morgan is pictured with a 4lb+ bass caught last night at the Woodyard, Cooden Beach on bluey bait.

Rays and a Mixed bag from an Eastbourne Beach - 18th May 2019

Rays and a mixed bag - 18th May 2019

Ollie Franks caught his first ever ray fishing Eastbourne Saturday night and Peter Cornwall had a busy session with a mixed bag inc ray, dogfish, plaice, bass, dab, rockling and smoothound

Match winning Thornback Ray - Normans Bay - 16th May 2019

Match winning Thornback Ray - 16th May 2019

Glyn Morgan is pictured with a match winning thornback ray of 47cm, 4lb 2½oz caught in the Anderida Beach Fishing Club competition on Thursday 16th.

Thornback Rays off local beaches!! - 6th May 2019

Rays off local beaches!! - 6th May 2019

Several reports of thornback ray being caught from local beaches, as well as a good mix of species - from Cooden through to Langney Point and Eastbourne

3lb 12oz Plaice Seaford - 24th April 2019

3lb 12oz Plaice Seaford- 24th April 2019

Chris Tingley caught this 3lb 12oz plaice from a Seaford beach, caught on bluey strip

Mix of Species from Local Beaches - 21st April 2019

Mix of Species from Local Beaches, 21st April 2019

A good variety of fish species have been caught from local beaches over the past week inc rays, dogfish, conger, dover sole, bass, flounder, plaice, smoothound, ling, even a small codling.

Conger Eels from Local Beaches - 2nd April 2019

Conger Eels from Local Beaches - 2nd April 2019

Harvey Shelley caught conger eels two nights running from a local Eastbourne beach - an unusual catch from local beaches in recent years

Kayak Fishing for Plaice - 30th March 2019

Kayak Fishing for Plaice - 30th March 2019

Gary Willis sent this report from a recent trip out on his kayak fishing for plaice

8lb One-Clawed Lobster Given a New Home! - March 2019

One Clawed Lobster - 29th March 2019

Charlie Clark was shocked to catch this one-clawed 8lb lobster out of Eastbourne whilst fishing for plaice!

DAILY REPORTS OF THORNBACK RAYS FROM EASTBOURNE BEACHES!! - 27th March 2019

DAILY REPORTS OF THORNBACK RAYS - 27th March 2019

Thornback rays are again being caught in numbers from Eastbourne beaches this March!!

Boat Catch Report from Manx Belle - 22nd March 2019

Boat Catch Report Manx Belle - 22nd March 2019

Following a visit to the shop to collect bait, John Little reported a great couple of days fishing from his boat Manx Belle

More Bass - Pevensey Bay - 5th March 2019

More Bass - Pevensey Bay - 5th March 2019

David Tame won the Anderida Beach Fishing Competition last night with this 6lb 12oz catch and release bass caught in Pevensey Bay!

6lb Bass Pevensey Bay - 3rd March 2019

6lb Bass Pevensey Bay - 3rd March 2019

Ian Hopper is pictured with a 67cm bass of 6lb caught today in the Saxons Sea Fishing Club match in Pevensey Bay

Great Plaice Fishing Continues - 24th Feb 2019

Great Plaice Fishing Continues - 24th Feb 2019

A week of fantastic plaice fishing off the local beaches Pevensey Bay, Eastbourne and Seaford - in the sunshine!! Happy Days!

Plaice at Langney Point Eastbourne - 12th Feb 2019

Plaice at Langney Point Eastbourne - 12th Feb 2019

Peter Cornwell is pictured with one of the 9 plaice he caught yesterday (up to 41cm) at Langney Point, Eastbourne in a calm sea.

Mixed bag Normans Bay - 26th Jan 2019

Mixed bag on a great days fishing at Normans Bay

Stuart Draper caught dabs, flounder, rockling, plaice and whiting at Normans Bay today, all on Anglers Den bait. Great to hear there's a mixed bag of fish to be caught from local beaches!

Fishing Legends trip to Normans Bay - 24th January 2019

Fishing Legends trip to Normans Bay

Chris Clark, Ian Golds and Steve Lawrence came to Normans Bay to shoot for the March Edition of Sea Angler magazine. Ex-England team mates Chris and Ian are pictured...

Flatfish off local beaches, including plaice!! - 14th Jan 2019

Flatfish, inc plaice!! -14th Jan 2019

Flatfish including dabs, flounder and plaice are being caught from local beaches, a great sign!

Mixed Species Off Local Beaches after Recent Rough Weather

Mix of Species off Beaches - 22nd Dec 2018

The recent rough weather has resulted in a mix of species are being caught from local beaches, including bass, dogfish, dover sole, flounder and dabs, as well as whiting and pout.

18lb Thornback Ray caught off Eastbourne

18lb Thornback Ray off Eastbourne - 11th Dec 2018

Paul Stonestreet is pictured with a thornback ray caught from his boat 'Last Dollar' off Eastbourne on Tuesday 11th December.

Dover Sole Pevensey Bay - 10th December 2018

Dover Sole Pevensey Bay - 10th December 2018

Colin Sargeant caught a lovely 1lb 9½oz dover sole in the Over 50s Beach Fishing Competition held in Pevensey Bay today.

Bass Eastbourne - 1st Dec 2018

Bass Eastbourne - 1st Dec 2018

Darren Chapple again shows that if you put in the time, the big fish are out there... 9lb 6oz bass caught in Eastbourne

Thornback Ray and Bass off Eastbourne Beach - November 2018

Thornback Ray Bass Eastbourne - November 2018

Darren Chapple sent this picture of a 10lb ray caught - first cast - from a local beach last night, and is also pictured with a lovely bass caught second cast!

Bass, Mackerel, Plaice, Flounder, Pollack - Exceptional Late Season Fishing - 25th Oct 2018!!

Exceptional Late Season Fishing - 25th Oct 2018

The fishing has been excellent off local beaches this week with reports of mackerel, bass, plaice, flounder and pollack!!

Kayak Fishing Langney Point - 27th October 2018 - plenty of mackerel, bass, dabs and plaice.

Kayak Fishing Langney Point - 27th October 2018

Gary Willis went kayak fishing off Langney Point Eastbourne last weekend and sent these great pictures

Bass, Plaice, Sole and shoals of Mackerel are back!! - 21st Oct 2018

Bass, Plaice, Sole & Mackerel - 21st October 2018

Bass, plaice, dover sole and... the return of LARGE SHOALS OF MACKEREL, particularly at Langney Point where very good catches are being reported!

7th October 2018 Beach Fishing Eastbourne, Pevensey.

7th October 2018 Beach Fishing Eastbourne,Pevensey

A nice 1lb tub gurnard for Tony Rose off the beach in Pevensey Bay this week. Also plenty of plaice, a few sizeable bass and mackerel as well as dover sole at night.

Cod, Plaice, Sole, Bass - Eastbourne - 29th September 2018

Cod,Plaice,Sole,Bass-Eastbourne - 29th Sept 2018

More cod are being caught off the local shoreline, mostly around 2lb, as well as dover sole and the odd bass at night, with plenty of plaice off local beaches during the day.

Cod, Sole, Plaice Eastbourne Langney Point- 15th September 2018

Cod Sole Plaice Langney Point- 15th Sept 2018

Richard Pedder caught this 5lb+ cod at White Horses this week. Also catches of dover sole and plaice this week.

Eastbourne Boat Catch News 30th Sept 2018

Eastbourne Boat Catch News - 30th Sept 2018

The plaice fishing from boats out of Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour has been described as 'epic' over recent days :)

Cod Langney Point Eastbourne - 28th August 2018

Cod Langney Point Eastbourne - 28th August 2018

Gerald Sargeant caught this codling (estimated to be about 2 - 2½lb) last night at Langley Point, Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Boat Catch News - August/Sept 2018

Eastbourne Boat Catch News - August/Sept 2018

Bullhuss and undulate ray catches from boats fishing out of Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour

Mackerel, Dover Sole, Plaice - 24th August 2018

Mackerel, Dover Sole, Plaice - 24th August 2018

Mackerel, dover sole and plaice have continued to be caught from Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches this August as we head into the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Bass & Dover Sole from Local Beaches - 18th August

Bass & Dover Sole from Local Beaches - 18th August

Andy Baker is pictured with a fantastic 12lb 5oz bass caught last night from a local East Sussex beach

Mackerel Pevensey Bay, Langney Point, Eastbourne - 9th August 2018

Mackerel Pevensey, Langney Eastbourne -9th August

Sea alive with mackerel along the coast as people begin to turn out in numbers and dozens being caught!

Dover Sole Pevensey Bay - 6th August 2018

Dover Sole Pevensey Bay - 6th August 2018

Stewart Wicks caught this 1lb 9oz dover sole in Pevensey Bay on lugworm bait.

Bass - Pevensey Bay 29th July 2018

Bass - Pevensey Bay 29th July 2018

The current spell of bad weather after the recent heatwave seems to be bringing in the bass - they are obviously out there!!

Mackerel - Langney Point, Eastbourne - 25th July 2018

Mackerel - Langney Point Eastbourne 25th July 2018

Young Thomas Chapple is pictured with a monster mackerel caught this morning at Langley Point, Eastbourne.

Bass off Eastbourne & Pevensey Beaches May/June 2018

Bass Eastbourne & Pevensey Beaches - May/June 2018

The annual Anglers Den Bass Catch and Release Competition ran throughout May and June 2018, with anglers registering to enter pictures of sizeable shore caught bass into a competition draw.