Extreme heat hits catches
The extreme weather conditions have been playing havoc with the fishing.
The sea fish are well off shore and in freshwater, mixed up about spawning.
In some lakes, the fish have spawned twice, or at odd times and that was the case at Palmarsh fishery, Nicholls.
All the carp gathered up in the shallows in recent weeks and as everyone knows they get extremely hungry after spawning and if you know the location, that’s the place to cast a line.
Dymchurch angler Martin Myland and Folkestone’s Paul Goss found the right spot and landed 67 carp between them, including two that topped the 30lb mark and with a best of 34lb 12oz. The fish were all caught on Matrix Premier bait.
Freshwater competition results include the Cinque Ports Angling Society event fished on the tidal River Rother at Rye. Winner was Steve Ryan of Hythe with 4.65kg, second was a tie between Laurie Webster and Neil West both of Hythe on 1.44kg.
Sea angling events have also hit the buffers with the fishing tailing off badly due to the hot, humid and thundery conditions.
The Folkestone Sea Angling Association members found the going tough from the Shepway beaches, with dusk the time the fish started to feed with Sandgate the top spot. Winner was Martin Jenkins of Dover with a dogfish total of 2.280kg.
Others in the frame also landed final-hour dogfish with Luke Hutton from Dover the runner-up with 2.020kg and Danny Jarman third with 760grams.
The biggest fish was a dogfish of 910grams for Hutton and the best flatfish a sole of 140grams for Mick Howland of Folkestone.
The next Folkestone SAA event is a pier competition and has been moved to August 9. Meet at the pier cafe from 6pm onwards.
The Fountain’s Sea Anglers also found the fishing patchy from Samphire Hoe, although several good pollack were landed among pouting and dogfish. Match winner was Ray Smith of Folkestone with 2.860kg.
Second was Michael Warne of Hythe with 2.40kg and third John Wells of Hythe with 2.170kg.
The Dungeness Angling Association competition was fished at Galloways and proved a struggle for most, although winner Steve Harvey included a bass of 2lb 9oz in his 2lb
latest 14oz total. Second was Jim McMurray of Folkestone with 11oz and third John Smith of Ashford with 6oz.
This Saturday there is an Invitation event at Chequer Tree Fishery, near Ashford. England match international Grant Albutt will be there to defend his record of 320lb in a five-hour competition.
Match anglers from Maver UK and Browning will also be fishing. Everyone is welcome, with food and drinks available all day.
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