Rob dazzles with carp catch
COARSE fishing news from around the region shows that the commercial fisheries are the most consistent. Sandwich coarse fishery’s, Victory Lake continues to produce despite temperatures dropping with a best mirror carp of 25lb 2oz for fishery regular, Rob Dalzell. Mike Stroud of Canterbury fished ground bait feeder and maggot netted bream to 4lb. The Sandwich Coarse Fishery Christmas open is to be fished on Saturday, December 6. Entry is £15 with the winner receiving £100 plus a year’s membership to the lakes. To book, call Kevin on 07936 409912. At the Cottington fishery at Sholden near Deal, the best carp was a 28lb mirror for Reg Witt fishing Lake Pepper. Lake Christine produced a best of 27lb and that was a mirror banked by Deal’s Andy Wall. There is an open competition on Black Lake at Cottington on Sunday, draw 9am, fishing 10am-3pm. Information on 01304 380691 Other coarse fishing results include the final table for the Mick Milton Series at Radnor Park Lake at Folkestone. The series winner was John Williams of Cheriton with 46 points. Second was Kevin Angus of Folkestone with 27 points and third was Peter Joiner of Lyminge with 22 points. Junior winner was Kevin Foley of Cheriton with 37 points with John Williams junior runner up with 30 points. The Folkestone and Shepway coarse anglers have their members-only Christmas competition at Radnor Park on Sunday. The draw is at 9am at the Radnor shelter, fishing 10am until 4pm. The Seabrook members’ Christmas match was won by Kevin Bowles with the best cod of the year caught in the club’s beach events. The fish, which weighed in at 5lb 11oz, contributed to his winning bag of 12lb 10oz. Second was John Wells of Saltwood with 9lb 14oz and third Hayden Whitford of Dymchurch with 9lb 9oz. At Deal on Sunday, the Deal and Walmer Angling Association’s Christmas Turkey Shoot was won by local, Mac McDonald with four codling plus dogfish, dabs and whiting to take the top turkey hamper with 10lb 6oz. Second from the beach was G Constable with 10lb 2oz and third, also from the beach, was Simon Harrison of Deal with 9lb 15oz. The biggest cod went to Deal’s, Kevin Scott with his 5lb 3oz cod taken from peg 2 at Sandown Castle. The boat anglers have also been among the cod with some bigger fish reported when the boats could be afloat. In the Dymchurch SAC’s cod competition, 117 cod weighing 461lb 6oz were caught. Top boat was North Quay with Dave and Alan Wood Bignall on board and they landed 29 fish for 108 lb 1oz. Runners-up were Andrew Fisher and Steve Piper in their boat Halcyon with 12 fish for 51 lb 10oz. The heaviest cod prize was taken by Dangler II with Andy Gausden and Dougie Mooring of Folkestone landing a cod of12 lb 8 oz. Colin Burden, Paul Burden from Ashford and Dave Robinson from Whitstable fished aboard Jerry Oiler’s Fair Chance charter boat off Dungeness and landed 57 cod and codling with the biggest a 15lb 6oz specimen for Robinson. The round of Christmas competitions continue with the Dover Sea Angling’s Christmas Open event on December 14 from the Dover Southern breakwater. Organiser is Bob Duffield (01304 822645). The Deal 1919 Angling Club’s turkey Bonanza Christmas Festival is also on December 14. Fishing from 10am until 3pm. Entry forms are in the local tackle shops. For details contact 01304 361248.