Duo find road leads to fish

PRO­DUC­TIVE TRIP: Ker­ton Road proves a prof­itable venue for New Rom­ney duo as they land 36 cod

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

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 alanky­ates@aol.com

Steve Sav­age from New Rom­ney with the two cod he caught from the boat off Shep­way

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