News May 2021

Campaign to save angling on Dover’s Admiralty Pier The Dover Harbour Board are threatening to close one of the best sea angling venues on the South Coast. Admiralty Pier in Dover has been a mecca for sea anglers for over 100 years. Since 1903, the Dover Sea Angling Association have held events on the pier….

Burnham on Sea May 2021

Burnham on Sea Report by Richard Saxby Burnham Boat Owners Sea  Angling Association This is my first report since January and with a relaxation of the lock down rules there has been a bit more activity from the boats. A few of the local boats had made the odd trip out this year but most…

Chesil Report May 2021

Chesil beach report by Gareth Mayers Personally I love this time of year, purely because the water and air temperature start to rise which in turn draws in the summer species that Chesil can provide. The beach has to be one of the only venues that could possibly chuck up a vast variety of uk inshore…

Bristol Channel boat May 2021

Bristol Channel Boat Report by Tom Wright April has been a fantastic month out of both ports of Watchet and Minehead with lots of fish being caught daily and many specimen fish being brought to the gunwales. The ray fishing has been exceptional. Blonde rays exceeding the specimen weight of 17lbs have been caught across…

Poole May 2021

Poole report by Philip Higgins The Plaice fishing has been phenomenal during the month, the fish have been of varying sizes and the best to date fell to a young lad fishing onboard Terry Allen’s boat Danny Boy 11 weighing in at 3lb 3ozs. Local angling club Albion SAC landed 84 Plaice along with Mackeral,…

LRF Report May 2021

LRF Report by Richard Salter It feels good to finally be able to write my first LRF report of the year. Its been a while! Lockdown has meant my fishing trips for the first quarter of the year were limited to my local canal and as much as I enjoy my freshwater fishing, for me,…

East Sussex May 2021

East Sussex Diary by Kevin Morgan TONY HONEYSETTE MEMORIAL BEACH SPECIMEN HUNTThis match was a charity match as a tribute to local Angler Tony Honeysette with £10 of the entry going to The Samaritans !! The competition was fished as a specimen hunt during April with 6 named categories. Plaice, Bass, Dogfish, Dab, Ray and…

North Devon May 2021

North Devon report by Wayne Thomas I’m not one to grumble about the weather as it tends to do its own thing each year and grumbling will not change it. But it’s been a touch colder than I would like with cold North Easterly winds prevailing throughout April. This has undoubtedly impacted upon the fishing…

Lymington May 2021

Lymington report by John Skeggs, Last Laugh Charters The summer species are being held back by a recent cold spell, strong E -NE winds and low water temperatures. Everything is on the doorstep ,the odd shoals of Bream, Mackerel, Bass and Smoothound, during the coming weeks, these should increase in numbers. The Plaice have moved…

Langstone May 2021

Langstone report by Neville Merritt April is always one of those “transition” months where the arrival of the Spring run of species happens – or not, depending on weather and temperature. This April was exceptionally cold, coupled with prevalent northerly to easterly winds. Fishing is not only poor in these conditions, it’s less pleasant for…

Poole April 2021

Poole report by Philip Higgins Thanks to some fine weather coinciding with neap tides we managed to push offshore, this proved very lucrative for Ian Napier who landed plenty of Spurdogs to 19lb, Rays, Congers and dogs which kept him busy all day and me running around unhooking fish. Closer to shore the Plaice have…

Roving Rods April 2021

Roving Rods – Spotty and Thorny by Martin Wood With the weather now changing and spring starting to creep in seeing green shoots on trees in the garden and plants coming out, I figured it was time for a fresh approach to my fishing. Fishing now for a while with not much effort put in…

East Sussex April 2021

East Sussex Diary by Kevin Morgan ANDERIDA FISHING CLUB  Competitions are now allowed to resume as from 29th March and it so happened that Anderida had a match scheduled for that evening. A good turnout of 29 anglers fished in calm conditions over low water in Pevensey Bay. Fishing approved to be hard, but despite…

Langstone April 2021

Langstone report by Neville Merritt I’m not sure where March went but that’s probably just as well. Those oof us living a distance from our boats couldn’t travel to the coast so we had to be content reading reports on social media about what local anglers were up to. Not a lot, it would seem….

North Devon April 2021

North Devon report by Wayne Thomas Whilst reports have been suppressed by lockdown some stunning specimens have been landed from the North Devon shoreline. Several specimen ray have been tempted from North Devon beach and rock marks including a stunning thornback of 15lb 2oz caught by Dan Spearman that sets a new club record for…

Chesil Report April 2021

Chesil beach report by Gareth Mayers Finally lockdown restrictions have lifted allowing anglers to get back on the mighty shingle bank and pursue the rewards Chesil can provide.  Unfortunately the beach has recently seen some strong S/W winds leaving the water coloured and with big tides this doesn’t help matters. Especially when people are planning…

Lymington April 2021

Lymington report by John Skeggs, Last Laugh Charters Good to be back ! What seems to be an eternity, we are gradually coming out of lockdown, a relief for both skippers and customers, as a skipper that now means we can now take up to 6 passengers fishing again. Spring has arrived with the first…

Weymouth April 2021

Weymouth report by Paul Whittall There was an air of definite jubilation when the first charter trips took place out of Weymouth and Portland at the end of March. Prior to that there had been the occasional ‘jolly’ when skippers couldn’t resist having a quick trip to sea and sampling the fishing with inshore marks…

News April 2021

Angling News from around the web April 2021 Angling Trust Orvis anti pollution campaign Angling Trust – Success for Angling & Nature Conservation Angling Trust – Anglers will not face a hike in the cost of running their boats Angling Trust challenges Ministers over Conservative ‘Anti-Angling Report’ Angling Trust – Orvis UK joins Anglers Against…