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.