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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!! 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 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 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

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

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

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

Bass Sussex Beaches - 1st August 2019

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

Shore Caught Mackerel - Garden Smoked- 13th July

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


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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

One Clawed Lobster - 29th March 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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, inc plaice!! -14th Jan 2019

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

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 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

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

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 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!

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Eastbourne Boat Catch News - July 2018

Plaice and bass caught boat angling off sunny Eastbourne during the heatwave!

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.

5lb Conger Eel - Eastbourne - 15th May 2018

Chris Voller fished off Eastbourne and caught this 5lb conger eel, and a mix of species.

Thornback Ray - Eastbourne & Pevensey Bay May 2018

Great to see a number of thornback rays being caught off Eastbourne and Pevensey beaches this May.

Mix of Species Langney Point April 2018

Smoothound, Bass, Dabs, Plaice, Pout, Whiting - good to see a mix of species off local beaches.

Emily Morgan Dogfish Wins Biggest Fish April 2018

Emily Morgan is pictured with her 1lb 7¾oz dogfish caught in the Anderida Beach Fishing Match

3lb Black Bream Langney Point Eastbourne April 18

Chris Eyre caught this 3lb, 46cm black bream off the beach at Langney Point today.

Flatfish Galore - Pevensey Bay -29th March 2018

Still plenty of flatfish being caught in Pevensey Bay through March

Plaice February 2018

Throughout January and February we have had reports of plaice off local beaches, especially Seaford, Langney Point and Pevensey Bay.

November 2017 Beach Fishing Eastbourne Pevensey

Flounders, dab, pout and the occasional plaice are being caught off the local shoreline, as well as whiting and dogfish in recent weeks.

Sole Plaice Bass East Sussex Beaches October 2017

With the recent settled weather, dover sole, plaice, bass and mackerel have continue to be caught off local Eastbourne, Langney Point and Pevensey Beaches.

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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