Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sports - By Wes­ley Shrub­sole

The sea an­gling at the mo­ment is much bet­ter than we nor­mally ex­pect in Fe­bru­ary – so make the most of it! The Folke­stone SAA mem­bers were busy on their last com­pe­ti­tion, held on Folke­stone pier, with Ray Coyne top rod with a weight of 3.810kg. Mar­tyn Reid was se­cond with 2.850kg and Dover’s Martin Jenk­ins a close third with 2.830kg. Pout­ing, whiting and dog­fish made up the weights. Martin Wal­ters An­gling Club have a match on Satur­day from 10pm-2am, so don’t for­get your torch! Folke­stone’s se­nior an­glers had a match on the pier and Mick How­land was top rod with 5lb 6oz. Salt­wood’s John Wells was se­cond with 3lb 11oz and B Wright third with 1lb 4oz. Dabs, dog­gies and whiting made up the weights. Lo­cal an­gler Les Foster had a dream ses­sion on his re­turn to sea fish­ing at Hythe af­ter many years. He bagged thorn­back rays, dabs, dog­fish and pout­ing. The Seabrook sea an­glers were among the fish on Thurs­day night with Paul Gun­ner bring­ing more 20lb of fish to the scales for top spot. Se­cond was Do­rian Par­tridge with 15lb 8oz, which in­cluded a su­per ray of over 7lb, while Glen Hib­bern was a close third with 14lb. Pout­ing, dabs and whiting were in the catches. The lat­est leg of the Dens se­ries, fished on Beach­bourgh large lake, went to Ash­ford’s Gra­ham Clifford with a catch of bream and skim­mers for 9.350kg. Paul Mus­son was se­cond with a bag of roach and skim­mers for 8.350kg and I was third with two carp and a bream for 7.860kg that in­cluded the best fish of 4.160kg. There are two matches to go and Gra­ham has a strong lead that will take some catch­ing.

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