Duo find road leads to fish
PRODUCTIVE TRIP: Kerton Road proves a profitable venue for New Romney duo as they land 36 cod
THERE has been little action from many of the local coarse waters with most anglers going sea fishing with lots of cod being landed from the region’s beaches, piers and boats. The best of the boat catches off Shepway went to Dave Knight and Steve Savage, both from New Romney, who went afloat in Dave’s Warrior 175 Kraken. They fished the Kerton Road, to the east of Dungeness Point and landed 36 cod to 10lb on lugworm and squid cocktails. Hythe fishmonger Cieron Bull beached a personal best specimen cod of 10lb 3.5oz from Hythe ranges (the venue for the forthcoming cod championships). Other hot venues locally include the Admiralty pier and Breakwater at Dover and Folkestone pier which is also starting to show its usual crop of New Year dabs. Of the beaches, Dungeness remains consistent during the early flood and over high tide with visiting angler Clive Richards of Linford among the many finding quality fish – he landed five to 6lb and lost a double figure cod in the surf. Sea angling events competitions coming up include the SAMF Cod Championships which are being fished on Hythe Ranges on Sunday, December 28. Fishing is from 9.30am until 3pm. Entry fee is £25 all in with all the prizes based on catches of cod. The event has a limited entry of 120 and more than 70 pegs have gone already. For more details or to book a place, contact Mick Sullivan on 01303 266334 soonest. The following day, December 29, the Dungeness Sea Anglers host their cod-only event. Fishing is 10am until 2pm with a £10 entry. Details may be obtained from Stephen Field on 07525 271063 Another event coming up is the two-day Folkestone Big Fish festival being fished on Folkestone pier from January 3-4. There are a lot of sponsored prizes on offer at this one plus a 100 per cent payout of all entry fees and pools. Entries at Harbour Tackle, Beach St, Folkestone. Tel 01303 220763.
BEST of the coarse angling reports are coming from the commercial lakes and it is Cottingon Lakes at Sholden, near Deal, that are producing the best carp in the region. Deal angler Sean Scott banked three carp from Lake Christine on the venue favourite Premier boilies. His best fish was a mirror carp of 21lb 14oz. Fishing in Lake Pepper, regular Cottington carper, Rob Porter netted a 29lb 4oz common carp that was previously unknown. In the matches at Cottington, Steve West of Canterbury won the Canterbury and District Christmas event with 16lb 12oz of skimmer bream from Black Lake.
IF YOU have caught a big fish, won a match freshwater or sea. Contact Alan Yates on 01303 250017 or 07868260430 or e-mail email@example.com
Steve Savage from New Romney with the two cod he caught from the boat off Shepway