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July 2020 Sea Angling Catch News

July Sea Angling Catch News

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7th July
This 14lb smoothound from a local beach for James Wood in the Anglers Den Week Long Species Hunt, also won him a new Anderida Beach Fishing Club record - Well Done James !!
'Fantastic Session ...fish were biting as soon as my bait hit the water...'
Thanks to Jason Scott for this great report and pictures:
'Had a fantastic session at a local Eastbourne beach Monday night to start my anglers den species hunt week 
The evening started slow with a few micro fish !
Then it got better and better
I had 7 species:
Bass, smoothound, sole, pout, silver eel, dogfish, conger eel
Fish were biting as soon as my bait hit the water ! I had to bait up 6 rigs to keep up with the fishing on the 2 rods !!!!!
The conger was 2 or 3 cm out of the 91cm needed to count which was gutting it came out at 3lb 5oz
One of dogfish I had weighed in at 1lb 6oz which I weighed in 
Fantastic start to my species hunt !'
Thanks Neil Blackford for this picture of James Blackford with one of two smoothounds, the biggest being 8lb, caught this week at Langney Point, Eastbourne on Anglers Den black lugworm. Bass and dover sole were also caught in the same session.
Well done - thanks for sending!
James Blackmar is pictured with the 1lb 14¼oz dover sole caught from a local beach which got him on the Anglers Den Week Long Speci Hunt board (for the time being!) Well Done James!!
11th July 2020

Ed Howarth caught this bass on mackerel bait head at close range from an Eastbourne beach on Saturday night (11/7). It went 6lb 8oz and was safely returned. Well Done - Thanks Ed!!

Pete Cornwell also sent this report from Saturday night:

' unfortunately didn't win on the anglers den speices hunt but got very close. Fished with my friend Sala. Nice to finally get a calm night. I also saw some of the smallest mackerel I have ever seen. So as follows....

Sala.... 2 x sole..... Small 4x bass...... Small 1 x plaice..... 27cm 6 x mackl

Me..... 1x smoothie.. 3lb 3x bass.... 2lb 3oz 1x sole..... 36cmn 1x Black Bream...15oz 3x mack 1 x plaice...Small.'

Thanks Pete for sending!

STOP PRESS - Mackerel starting to show in numbers from local Eastbourne/Pevensey beachs!!

18th July 2020

Bob Sandalls is pictured with a 5lb bass and a 6lb smooth hound caught from a local beach and both released safely. Nice one - Thanks Bob!!

20th July 2020

Glyn Morgan is pictured with a 10lb smoothound that won him the Anderida Beach Fishing Competition.Well done Glyn!!

Jim Whippy also has the biggest flatfish with a dover sole of 7½oz in this match with 23 anglers fishing.

21st July 2020

Garry Willis took son George Kayak Fishing for mackerel off Langney Point, Eastbourne - great pictures - Well Done George :)


23rd July 2020

Thanks Jason Scott for these great pictures and report:
'Went out last night with Luke Ripley off the beaten track completely was a amazing night took me to some top secret marks
Amazing time. Lost 1 fish and 2 lost slack lines, last fish of the night this awesome 47cm bass ? great fun and thanks to Luke will deffo be going again although think I need some studded boots !!!!!'
24th July 2020
Pete Cornwell sent this report from fishing an Eastbourne beach:
'a very warm, breezy, damp night... Fished Eastbourne with fishing buddy Sala.
So as follows Sala 2x hound pups 5 x Bass including a 43,45 cm Me 7x hound pups 3x bass including a 46cm!'
Thanks Pete!!
30th July 2020
Well done Sophie Boast with this catch of a 58cm bass and a 5-6lb smoothound from the beach at Pevensey Bay.
Well Done Sophie - Thanks for sending!!

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