Smoothhounds on the move
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 firstname.lastname@example.org