Cod to be had if you’re hardy

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

BY ALAN YATES THERE have been mixed for­tunes for an­glers with the fluc­tu­at­ing tem­per­a­tures and chang­ing air pres­sure pro­duc­ing some on-off fish­ing for coarse an­glers, while the strong­est on shore gales are pro­duc­ing cod for those brave enough to fish in all weathers. Rad­nor Park Lake ral­lied in the lat­est Milton evening event fished in the dark with Stu­art Joy of Ash­ford winning with 30lb of carp on mag­got from the reed bed. Sec­ond was Dar­ren Plum­mer of Cheri­ton with 13lb 14oz and third, Kevin An­gus of Folke­stone with 13lb 7oz. At the Ni­cholls Leisure lakes at Pal­marsh, Paul Watts pulled out six big slab bream on the feeder for a winning weight of 21lb 12oz in the lat­est open com­pe­ti­tion. Carp catches at the wa­ter in­cluded a best of 19lb 12oz for reg­u­lar Chris Dewey and five carp to 17lb 11oz for Hast­ings an­gler, Tony Clark. Other fresh­wa­ter re­sults around the re­gion in­clude a back to form victory for Deal matchman, Tim Fagg in the lat­est event at Cot­ting­ton Lakes at Deal. Fish­ing in the Blean Open, Tim top scored in the Match Lake with 47.7kg (105lb). Sec­ond was Ian Ritchie of Can­ter­bury with 36kg and third, Martin Wa­ters of Deal with 34kg. Lo­cal club sea angling evening events saw fewer codling recorded de­spite the rough weather. Chris James of Ash­ford won the Ash­ford Sea Match Group event with 5.02 kg, in­clud­ing the heav­i­est fish, a cod of 2.62kg (5lb 12oz) he landed from Sandgate beach. Sec­ond was John Wigston of Ash­ford with 4.50 kg. Saul Page of Deal won the lat­est Dover Sea Angling As­so­ci­a­tion event fished from Dover’s Ad­mi­ralty pier in a gale with eight dog­fish. John Wells of Salt­wood topped the weights in the Foun­tain Inn Sea An­glers lat­est beach match with 6.130kg, mostly whit­ing from Sandgate beach. The Folke­stone Sea An­glers As­so­ci­a­tion fished their club event at Folke­stone War­ren. Win­ner was Phil Tan­ner of Har­bour Tackle with a 680gram dog­fish. Free­lance catches around the re­gion in­cluded a 12lb cod for Folke­stone an­gler Chris Causer at Hythe. Eng­land’s young sea an­glers put in a medal-winning per­for­mance in Spain dur­ing the CIPS World Ju­nior and Youth shore angling Cham­pi­onships fished at Castelle­fels, south of Barcelona. The Fox-spon­sored Eng­land Youth team took the sil­ver medal be­hind Spain, with Dover’s Rob­bie Tay­lor pro­duc­ing the best in­di­vid­ual fin­ish, in eighth. Sand­wich young­ster Daniel War­man, 15, was fourth as the ju­nior squad also fin­ished run­ners-up be­hind Spain. Steven Rath­bone (16) from Dorset col­lected in­di­vid­ual gold. The big match this week­end is the Sheer­ness Steel’s Kent Clas­sic on Shep­pey.

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