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

May 2021

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31st May 2021
Lorcan caught this thornback ray, the biggest of three at Cooden today, all caught on whole squid wrapped in fresh lug. Thanks Lorcan :)
30th May 2021
Tony Wright reported from a session on a local Eastbourne beach:
'Best fish of a mixed bag of sole, dogs, bass, and 8 lb conger was this 98cm hound caught on Anglers Den double squid' Thanks Tony!
James Wood is pictured with a PB smoothound caught from a local beach - Well done James - top angling!!
A big Well Done also Sophie North pictured with her FIRST EVER SMOOTHOUND caught on lugworm bait yesterday at Langney Point, after a visit to Anglers Den for bait and rigs!
Fantastic Picture!!  That's one for the girls!
Thanks Mark Saxby for sending.
28th May 2021
Chris Voller sent these pictures of himself and dad Colin this week saying:
'15 ray caught last night between 2 of us in the bay, as well as the usual dogs and pout. All taken on peeler or sandeel. Ranging in size from butterflies to 7lb Good fishing to all those out over the weekend.'
27th May 2021
Jim Whippy caught an 11lb 12½oz thornback ray last night in Pevensey Bay, a new Anderida Fishing Club record - Well Done Jim!!
25th May 2021
Les Glazzard is pictured with the 6lb 4oz thornback ray caught in the Anderida Beach Fishing Competition held in Pevensey Bay on Tuesday night, that won him biggest fish of the match - Well Done Les!
22nd May 2021
Tim Ripley is pictured below with a 12lb 8oz conger recently caught off Eastbourne's Beachy Head on Anglers Den joey mackerel. well done Tim!
17th May 2021
Thanks Luke Ripley for this lovely picture with a smoothhound caught at Eastbourne Beachy Head this week on Anglers Den bait.
16th May 2021
Thanks Matthew Gifford for this lovely picture of daughter Darcey (5yrs) with 2lb 8oz bass caught from a local beach during a local fishing comp at the weekend - Darcey went on to win the match!! Well done to Darcey, and to dad!!
15th May 2021
Thanks Pete Cornwell for these pictures and report:
'Catch report from sat night, fished Eastbourne, fished with Sala. Breezy night but not to bad, fishing was steady, with a few good fish. Felt sorry for the bloke on the next beach having a nightmare of a night but we hav all been there. Fish as follows... Sala.. 2 X eels to 1lb 8oz 1 X dogfish Me.... 1 X pout 1 X sole - 34cm 1 X ray - 5lb 10oz 4 X bass - 3lb 6oz (51cm) 4 X smoothies 2 X 2lb, 6lb 6oz(88cm),. 8lb 4oz(94cm)'
15th May 2021
Thanks Jason Scott for this lovely picture of daughter Olivia with a 40cm bass. Jason reports:
'Olivia Scott caught her first bass last night of 40cm
Was a good session catching also sole, pout, plaice, dogfish, smoothound pup, and a spider crab!
Olivia is not confident in casting, reeling in and baiting up using various baits.
she is now hooked! All fish were safely returned.'
Jason Scott'
10th May 2021
Peter Cornwell is pictured with an 8lb PB bass caught from a local beach this morning! 
Keep your catch news coming please :)
Jim Whippy is pictured with one of the three smoothounds caught last night from a local beach, the biggest being 104cm/12lb12oz, also 100cm and 80cm, all caught on squid bait. Great picture Jim!!

8th May 2021

Well Done Tony Rose - pictured below outside Anglers Den with a magnificent bass of 9lb 2oz caught today in Pevensey Bay, on old lugworm bait!!

Thanks also Barry Roberts for pictures from a session on a local beach.
'Had a really good night last night...ended up with 7 rays including these 2 crackers at 7lb 7oz and a new pb of 9lb 4oz' Nice One Barry! Keep the catch news coming please.
7th May 2021
Thanks Matteusz David for sending this picture of a PB 12lb smoothound caught in Eastbourne on two small squid wrapped together. What a catch - Well done Matteusz!