Smooth­hounds on the move

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

It’s the thriv­ing mini sharks that con­tinue to make the news with a few bet­ter sized smooth­hounds start­ing to show amongst the dog­fish, writes ALAN YATES.

Best of the smooth­hound venues in­clude the ex­ten­sion sec­tion of the Ad­mi­ralty pier at Dover, which has re-opened af­ter work on the walk­way was com­pleted.

An­glers fish­ing the pier please note, trol­leys, brol­lies and rod rests are barred from the pier be­cause of the re­stricted room.

On Folke­stone pier, Alan Rickards won the lat­est Folke­stone Sea An­glers Vet­er­ans com­pe­ti­tion with 7lb 2oz, sec­ond was Mick How­land with 5lb 13oz and third Pat Rum­sey with 1lb 4oz.

The other sea venue worth fish­ing at present is Dun­geness where the surf, pro­duced by an on­shore wind, has pro­vided a num­ber of bass. The fish are mainly schoolies, that’s bass un­der 3lb but the odd big­ger fish have been landed.

Fresh­wa­ter fish­ing re­sults in­clude the third Cinque Ports Angling So­ci­ety Will­ing Cup match which is a se­ries of Wed­nes­day com­pe­ti­tions fished in the Royal Mil­i­tary Canal Hythe and other CPAS wa­ters.

Win­ner of the lat­est Canal event was Neil West with 1.66kg, sec­ond was Paul Musson Paul with 1.21kg and third, Ayr­ton Stone with 1.10kg. At Folke­stone’s Rad­nor Park Lake, Mick Mil­ton of Folke­stone won his sec­ond event in a row with 28lb of carp from peg one.

The lat­est news from Bewl reser­voir at Lam­ber­hurst sug­gests a trout fish­ing ses­sion might be worth­while with over 900 blue trout of 2-3lbs and 200 rain­bows of 2lbs be­ing stocked this week. Best flies have been green buzzers, blobs, boo­bies, cor­morants and damsels.

If you have caught a big fish, won a match, fresh­wa­ter or sea, why not let us know about it. Con­tact Alan Yates on 01303 250017, 07790 132656 or email alanky­

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