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Doing the hard yards...( 21 September)
I had this in tonight from Anthony on Peganina (07989778361) out of Mevagissey...
"A very frustrating day at sea today but after 9 hours of perseverance and seeing tuna most of the day we finally hooked up resulting in a very happy Dave with a 270lb beastie! Still got space this Sunday, Cheers Ant and Steve"


Slowly finding our feet...( 19 September)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony on Peganina (07989778361) out of Mevagissey...
"Got to be one of the most amazing fisheries - every day so different, some days you can see them but can’t catch one, other days you don’t see them but then catch one, and then there are those magical days where everything works! Still can’t believe this world class fishery is in England. Had our best day of the season tagging and releasing 5 bluefin tuna up to around 430lbs. Empty boat this Sunday 25th if you fancy going Ferrari fishing, drop me a text. Cheers Ant and Steve"

















Searching for a good'n ( 19 September)
I saw this email posted yesterday by Jem Oiller...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Not alot going on today, but we tried our hardest, the water was cloudy even 4 miles off, due to the North, North West winds we have had recently making strong Ebb Tide.
Only 1 Mackarel all day plus a few Horse Mackarel. Andrew Buss managed to boat a nice Bass, going just over 7 lb on a live bait, could not find the Bream any where. Ended up scratching out 1 or 2 Thornback to end the Day.
Happy Days."



Getting better and better...(13 September)
I had this email from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Mevagissey...
"What an amazing although very challenging three days, we literally went through the whole play book on Saturday's trip - used every size and colour lure we had. Resulted in 14 strikes, 2 hook ups but only made one stick. On Sunday we managed to get one more alongside, tagged and away then on Monday we got 3 alongside, along with probably one of the most amazing sights in my 32 years at sea! We only had the mother of all threshers in our spread trying it’s best to stun our lures! It’s really starting to switch on literally fish everywhere, alas they are on the small side…….. (didnt think I’d ever be saying a 150lb fish is small lol!). Weathered down today so doing bookings and gear maintenance ready for tomorrow!! Very special shout out to Beckie Barham - Peggy’s first ever female angler to tame an 150lb blue fin another truly epic three days on the boat long may it continue πŸ€™πŸ€™πŸ€™"


Wow what a fish...( 9 September)
I had this email from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Mevagissey...
Record breaking day for the boat and a day I’ll probably never forget….. our smallest fish ever 56” around 100lb and our biggest fish ever 103” around 750lb!! I've never seen anything like it - it was huge and Stuart did an epic job bringing the beast along side the boat. We had to chase it down as it emptied over half the reel then having to manoeuvre the boat round fishing gear and then just seeing it break the surface was an unbelievable site!! Me and Stevey still have some weekends left this season and a fair bit of room mid weeks. £750 for the boat £200 an individual space drop us a text if you fancy it. Cheers Ant


Cracking triple shot ( 5 September)
I had this email from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Mevagissey,,,
"Managed to sneak out yesterday in a small break in the weather and we were rewarded with 3 very healthy Bluefin’s and a very happy Dan and Foggy! Weathered down for a couple of days but hopefully we'll be back out at the end of the week. I have spaces on individual trips coming up next week if any one is interested, drop me a text Cheers Ant"

Its been tough going...( 31 August)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Mevagissy for the summer...
"Another hard week in the office last week, boat wasn’t playing ball again!!! Completely stripped the stern gear again but with some more modifications I am writing this with full confidence that we have it right now!! In regards to fishing it was nails! We took her to the moon and back looking but not really seeing that many fish until Saturday when we landed this beaut, and saw more fish than we had over the full two weeks we'd spent in Cornwall. Alas we couldn’t hook them - the weed was a very big pain but onwards and upwards, we'll let this weather pass through and me and Stevey will be out there!! Still have space the season for full boat charters (£750) individuals (£200 PP Max of 4 on the boat) drop me a text  Cheers Ant"


The first of many...( 16 August)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony...
"Tremendous effort from Kev at the young age of 75 landing a 350lb bluefin!! Fishing at the moment is very tough to say the least but we got there!! We have space on the 27th and 29th of this month. Cheers, Ant and Steve"


Plenty of beautiful  bass...( 1 August)

I saw this post from Jem Oiller...some great fishing...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Father and Son, the two Joe s aboard today, managed to scratch out a few Bass in a roaring Ebb Tide, all caught on Live Mackerel, well done the two of you. Happy Days."


Enjoy a taste of summer...( 23 July)

Just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"Plenty of Mackerel in the bay which is lovely to see! I have some potential dates coming up for morning or evening mackerel trips (2 hours per trip). Take the whole boat for £150 for up to 6, although the boat can take up to 12 people for an extra cost. Cheers Ant"

Great days...enjoy...( 21 July)

I had this report in lunchtime from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"Not done a report in ages as I've been flat out, but just a quick update - fishing is improving every day, the congers are getting bigger and bream are turning up in full force. Unfortunately I am fully booked in the days till tuna season, but I do have some space for evening conger or mackerel trips tho! Cheers Ant"


So much fun in the sun...(18 July)

I saw this report posted by Jem Oiller yesterday...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Local Lads in the Boat today, Monty with a couple of nice Bass, both about 7 lb, Andy with 4 lb er, Bass caught on live Mackerel, Plenty of Bream on the wrecks boated 30 or 40 plus 7 small Codling only kept one. ....Hot Hot Hot ! Happy Days."


The countdown has started...( 7 July)

I had this report in from Anthony of Peganina (07989778361) fame...

"Meet The Crew

So me, David (Owner of the Legendary Charter boat Che Sara Sara of Newquay, my old boss, old owner of Peganina and the man who pretty much gave me a chance to get in to the job) and Steve (aka Tuna Steve πŸ˜‚, another tuna nut and very good friend of mine who I fish with regulary) completed our compulsory tuna training in Falmouth Yesterday! Massive thank you to #cefas for a very well run course, also a special thank you to Irish tuna legend Andrain Molloy (Deep Blue), Mark Jury (Fortuna) and Chris Gill (Cutty Shark/Aquila) for sharing their amazing wealth of experience and knowledge!!! A brief run down of the course: Day 1, Tuna History, aims of the Project, ICCAT Regulations, Tagging & Data Collection, Tagging Practical and Recovery/Release. Day 2 Therory of the gear, Multiple Practical sessions on literally everything there is to know about tuna fishing, a bit of boat handling and crew welfare! Second time I have done the course and I still learnt plenty!! Sizing up to be again a truly amazing project and honestly don’t believe it matters what boat you book on it will be a trip of a lifetime roll on August the 15th!!"



You see miracles happen ( 4 July) 
I had this report in from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361)...
"Lovely to see these still coming to the net!!!"

Countdown started...( 2 July)
I had this update in from Anthony lunchtime (Peganina 07989778361)...
"Very exciting few hours in the yard yesterday, fitting her out ready for the CHART22 Bluefin Tuna season!! Out rigger mount’s been measured and is being made up, and her little crow's nest/tuna tower is being measured up!! Our best day last year without these mods was 11 hook ups, 9 tuna boat-side, tagged and away. So with these mods we will be able to turn faster and see further so game on to tag more than 10 in one day!!! We are now taking bookings for the season in Mevagissey Cornwall that starts on the 15th of August though to the beginning of December! For our standard Tuna trip it will £750 for the whole boat max of 4 on the boat. We will also be running mixed individual trips too at £200 a head! Cards will be drawn for first in the harness! No experience is needed, the crew and me will guide you through everything. Please get in touch if you fancy a trip, Cheers Ant"


God...its beautiful out there...
I had this report in from Anthony today...beautiful weather...
"So not been posting to much recently been busy fishing and preparing the boat for the big Mackerel season! Saying that this fish needed to be shared! As Ling goes its not a monster at all but for the South East it’s a hell of a fish!! Lovely to see - you still can never tell what will come to the net! Cheers Ant"
Wow...game on says Ant ( 17 June)
I had this report in from Anthony this morning...great news...
"Little bit of exciting news - Peganina has only gone and got a tuna license for CHART 22! Give us a shout if you fancy a trip of a lifetime - fishing for the Rolls-Royce of the fish world!! We will be working out of the beautiful port of Mevagissey for the season. Cheers, Ant"



Nice double for 'Fairchance'...( 28 May)
I saw this posted by Jem Oiler this evening...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Not alot going on today, tried a few wrecks only 2 or 3 Pollock the best going about -10lb, a job to catch a Mackarel for Bait , A strong Flood Tide and a Chatter of North East wind dose not help. ......Well that's my excuse. Happy Days."


Gareth did the treble...(28 May)
Another report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) this afternoon from Rye...
"Young Gareth was top rod today, give him his due he fished his socks off great effort!!! Also still got space tomorrow, wrecking boat leaves at 12(noon) £75 a head! Cheers"

The seas are getting warmer...( 28 May)
I had this report in from Anthony this morning out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye. I checked the sea temperature in Rye bay...13.4 degrees and rising...
"Some decent fish yesterday still got space on tomorrow’s wrecking trip leaving at noon till 2030. Cheers"

Wow....better and better...( 23 May)
Another report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Gav pulled an absolute blinder today, think he had the best pollock I've ever had on the boat - his best 3 fish were all in double figures biggest going 89cm’s!! Amazing to see there is still the odd monster lurking around! Unfortunately due to more cancellations the whole boat has now become available Saturday and Sunday (28th & 29th) please text if you want to go, either mixed trips or boat booking I don’t mind. Fishing options are drifting the wrecks for pollock/ cod, congers, plaice, tope or I’d love to try for a thresher if any one was keen!!"

It was a lovely weekend...( 23 May)
This report came in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Few photos from the weekend."

 
What a cracking selection...( 20 May)
These came in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Not done a report for a while so here’s a few photos of last few trips!! Congers have definitely woken up, seeing more codling every day too!!"

Some pollock...What a whopper...( 10 May)
I had this report in last night from Kevin Hicks...
"Hi Tony ,
Managed to get out from Rye today flat calm seas all day , plan was to go wreck hopping to see what was about,  had a great day we ended up with box full of nice size pollock and late in the day this one turned up went like a train after numerous dives managed to net it we were shocked how fat it was and hit the scales at just under 20lb brought back memories of 30 years ago when we used to regally catch that size out of Brighton on the deep water wreck's , also had small codling, mackerel, scad and of course the good old wreck pout"


Some great bass fishing...( 3 May)                   I saw this report on facebook from my old mate Dave Eveson...
"Bass were jumping on the boat today....unbelievable days fishing."


It's that time of year again...( 1 May)
I had report in from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"More exciting news - my long slimy friends have woken up - think we got into double figures today with the number of fish!! Roll on conger season!!"


A great start to the holiday ( 30.04.22)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Summer coming now had this lovely tope today!"


What a cracker...( 28.04.22)
Another report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Best pollock fell to Kieran today. I also had a cancellation for Monday so the boat's now available for either a short wrecking trip or an inshore trip on the plaice."



Some great fish showing...( 26.04.22)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"My A-team pushed though the rock and roll today and were very well rewarded!! Still have space on a mixed wrecking trip this Friday!"


More quality fish...( 25 April)
I had this report from Anthony this afternoon out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Not as many fish as yesterday - took a bit more searching πŸ‘€ but we got there in the end! Boat's empty Friday, can do a mixed trip or a charter. Tide is good for a wrecking trip. Times are midday till 2030 Cheers Ant" 


Crash...bang...wallop...( 24 April)
I had this in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Plenty of crash diving fun today and a cheeky codling!! Just a quick reminder of my boats prices http://www.seagullfishingtackle.com/p/blog-page.html?m=1 at the moment I have held fast for another year, hopefully the fuel prices come back down!! Also still waiting to hear from Cefas and defra about the Tuna program, I've been promised any day now we will find out!!! Although I am not taking bookings for this I am collecting a list of parties that are keen for big mackerel madness trips so get in touch if you fancy a go!!!


The 'spotties' are getting bigger ( 21 April)
I had this report in from Anthony yesterday out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Late report from Yesterday, the plaice are slowly getting bigger!!"

Spoilt for choice...( 15 April)
I had this in from Ant this morning out on Peganina ( 07989778361) from Rye...
"I am now full for Saturday’s wrecking trip but have space on Sunday’s trip leaving at midday - if you fancy it drop me a text, also I think there is one or two space ‘s left on Monday's plaice trip. Cheers Ant"


Lovely calm seas...( 14 April)
I had this report in this evening from Ant out on Peganina ( 07989778361) from Rye...
"Best fish from todays wrecking trip. I have spaces on a wrecking trip on Saturday, leaving at midday, also room on Sunday and Monday’s trips too. Cheers Ant"


Great to see a dinghy out...( 11 April)
I saw this posted by Sean Brooks yesterday...
"Nice day out on the boat with Jack Feaver great to see my slow jigs working"




Jem got afloat today...( 8 April)
I saw this post from Jem Oiller today...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Seven or Eight Pollock in the Boat today, For Hastings Angler Richard Charman, nice plump fish, also a small coal fish sml codling, macarel and Tub Gurnard, caught on the drift with side winders.
Happy Days."


You got to say he gives it a go...( 8 April)
I had this report in this afternoon from Ant out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Plenty of pollock today no monster tho and loads of herring which was lovely to see!! I still have a couple of space’s on tomorrow wrecking trip leaving at half 7 Cheers Ant"


Est-ce que tu parles français ( 5 April)
I had this report in this evening from Ant out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Went exploring new honey holes today, to be honest it was a little bit disappointing but still a cracking day at sea and we did find a few fish just not the numbers I was hoping for, although I think we definitely get 10 out of 10 for effort!!! I have individual spaces this Saturday (9th) on a wrecking trip also space over Easter bank holiday to. Cheers Ant"



You did the right thing...( 30 March)
I had this report in today from John Whitten...
"Afternoon seagull
Not sent a report in for years as we have been fishing out of Brighton, but always looking at your reports to see what’s happening!
Went out from Dover Monday from our old/new home port to fish the varne/ ridge for flatfish ,we fished for about a hour on the south varne to hear a mayday call from Dover coastguard 3 people in a small boat near north east varne bouy  we responded as we were only 4 miles away ,after arriving in area and some help from a charter boat we located the boat which turned out to be a inflatable with engine problems and 35 cold men , women and young kids.
After a  while the border forces turned up and carried on with the rescue!

I know that this happens a lot with people coming from france but 3 people in a boat is different from what was going on , next time I go out would you respond to a mayday which might be a genuine fisherman in problems or another boat load of people from france???
We found some nice did smoothhounds close in 🎣🎣"


Jacks out of the doghouse...( 27 March)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"A very happy Jack with his best plaice of the day, it was an expensive trip for him though as he was only allowed to go if he bought the wife a puppy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! Moving forward I still have a couple of spaces on tomorrow's wrecking trip leaving at 9!  I think Ive caught up on my diary but if I have missed you I apologise please get in touch and I’ll sort it out! (We all know I am a better boatmen than a secretary) still plenty of mid week spaces, but weekends are nearly full tho so if you do fancy a trip get in touch!"


It has all gone a bit flat...( 17 March)
Another report in today from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Final day of the boys 4 day trip and it was just a short one as half the crew had gone home, but we again pleasantly surprised by a steady amount of plaice in the bay no monsters but decent table fish. Also long range looks good for next week drop me a text if you fancy a trip. Cheers Ant"


Spring has sprung...( 15 March)
I had this report in on this fine spring day from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Our first plaice trip of the season was a great success no more monsters but I was able to dial in to them as the day went on having multiple treble shots. Boys done well!!!"


Lovely weather for it...( 14 March)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Plenty of Pollocks today to 10lbs and the first spring codling too. Also I have empty boat for this weekend, can do a charter or mixed crew I don’t mind. Cheers Ant"

Another day in paradise...( 05 March)
Another report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"No monsters today but still good eating size stamp of fish."


What a cracking fish...( 04 March)
I had this report in from Ant tonight on his latest trip today 'hit & run' out of Rye on Peganina (07989778361)...
"Best fish from today’s short turn and burn trip the joys of working the River!!"


I thought the sea was empty... ( 26 Feb)
I phoned Ant...any chance of a report I can't repeat the language...and then I get this report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Rye...
"Rolly old day offshore today first 5 wrecks coming up snake eyes - just pouts, then full cup of coffee fell over on my super clean dash board! Luckily it was at this point we actually found some fish other wise the dummy and toys were about the leave the wheel house! Best fish just creeping in to the double figures after a stressful start it all came good in the end - actually shaping up to be good, and great to be back out there too"


Some great weather...warm seas ( 28 Jan)
Yes it is a bit weird...end of Jan!...here is a report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Rye...
"Offshore Reef fishing was the order of the day - on the hunt for black bream! Which we did find - not loads (15 between 3 lads) but on one part of the reef we found a large shoal of black jacks. Not very big but at 3 at a time they were putting up a fun little scrap on the light rods!!



The south east 'little' battleship...( 24 Jan)
Ant has been 'battling' away out there today on Peganina (07989778361) out of Rye...
"It was a proper grind today - the normal honey holes werent producing, forcing me to go the distance but it payed off in the end!! I have now discovered how to use Instagram πŸ˜‚ posting plenty of sunset videos and just a good way to get updates on the life of the charter boat Peganina “peganina_fishing_rye” Also the diary is starting to fill up so if you do want a trip out drop me text. The year's plan is to fish in Rye till mid august then steam west on the hunt for the big mackerel!! Cheers Ant"

Plenty of good pollack...( 24 Jan)
I saw this posted by Jem Oiller yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Andrew Buss with a fine Pollock, hard going today, plenty of dogfish and Whiteing but not alot else, flat calm sea and good company, better luck next time . Happy Days."

Some nice fish out there...( 23 Jan)
I just had this report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Actually left my Wendy house today and ventured out on deck - it was quite nice, had a little dangle, caught some fish lol"


Spring is on the way ( 22 Jan)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"The spring fish are on their way!"

Some cracking fish...( 17 Jan)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"A challenging weekend as normal, awkward tides for Rye. Still managed a few fish though! I don’t know if gurnard fishing is a thing but by its by far the best fishing at the moment and some proper lumps being caught!"


Looks like Summer...( 14 Jan)
I saw this posted by Anthony today on Southeast Sea Fishing...
"Mackerel are in boys" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Another lovely day...( 14 Jan)
I saw this report from Jem Oiller posted yesterday...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
A Beautiful day on the water today, Tried the Gills for the first time this year, water clarity was perfect for Angler Dan P, one or two Pollock nothing big , around the 4 lb mark, twenty or so Tub Gurnard, jumbo Mackarel large Whiteing and a few big Pout, for the last hour we Squid jigged, resulting with 3 or 4 good Squid.
Sunshine all Day. . . . . Happy Days."


And the sun came out...( 13 Jan)
What a great day...flat calm and sunny...here is a report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"So finally managed the first trip of the year today, as normal it weren’t easy but did manage a good few fish in the end, here’s Deano with best pollock of the day!! "


13 lucky for some ( 10 Jan)
I saw this report from Jem Oiller posted last night...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today,
A Chilly start early this morning for, Dan, Ben and Foggy Robinson. Target Species Thornback Rays, The first one took only 15 minutes to Boat for Ben, then a steady trickle through the Ebb Tide, 13 in all. Dan boated a Blond Ray just over 12 lb ,Foggy had a couple of small Congers, 1 or 2 good Whiteing and plenty of dogfish ! . A BEAUTIFUL Day to be afloat. Happy Days."


A nice start to the year ( 6 Jan)
I saw this report posted last night by Jem Oiller...

Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Dave Foggy Robinson, Braved the Cold Arctic conditions today, managed 2 or 3 Thornbacks, a small conger and to many Dogfish, the Skate fell to Lug and Squid, not a bite on the Fish Baits and we had them all. But not a cloud in the Sky all Day ! Happy Days.


A Christmas Cracker ( 24 Dec)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina I07989778361) from Rye...
"So we managed to sneak another cheeky one in before Christmas. Fair play to the boys they were there for half 4, we slipped over the bar for quarter to 5 and was met with no Ebb. Was a hell of a pain but we worked round it. Plenty of Conger action, bit slow on the pollock front but was still a fine day at sea!! Merry Christmas and all that Jazz hopefully see you all in the New year, lots of love Ant"

Its that time of year ( 21 Dec)
I had this report from Jay Williams...out on Sunday with Trevor Bunney as the seas start to cool and the congers start to move...
"2 of us set out on the Elizabeth jane from dungy 19/12/21 for our 1st go at conger fishing. Started off uptiding catching dogs, whiting an pout waiting for the tide to build an set us in position. Baits down and instantly being hit by pout. After a run of dropped baits from conger i finally hooked into my 1st boat conger, followed quickly by another. Then Martin hit into his 1st conger just before the cold wind picked up an the tide eased. A great day, top skipper, look forward to a return next year."

A bit 'nippy' afloat ( 19 Dec)
I saw this report posted tonight by Jem Oiller...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
A cold misty mercky day today on the water, the sea conditions were perfect ,The Fishing was hard going, one or two Thornback to be had along with the usual, Whiteing, Dogfish and Pout. Must say they tried their Hardest. Happy Days."

A good mixed bag ( 19 Dec)
I saw this posted last Thursday by Thomas Packham...after a day out on Peganina from Rye...
"Good day at sea with Ant Hills Gareth Dixon Jason Parrott Mick Randall plenty of fish and a good laugh"


The eels are on the move ( 21 Nov)
I had this report in yesterday from Jason Adams out on Sea Otter from Dungeness...
"Had a good go for a cod today but unfortunately no fruits for our labour! We did however have a few eels, 7 in total. Here’s Carl with a couple, best one went 24lb. A lovely day to be afloat!"
Nice to see Ant back ( 20 Nov)
I had this report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...nice to see some quality black bream still about...
"Plenty of bream still good stamp too "

They were squids in ( 19 Nov)
I saw this posted by Simon Newman This evening...after a great day afloat with Jem Oiller on Fairchance launching from Dungeness,,,
"Out first squid fishing boat trip of the winter today. We tried 3 areas and caught in all three but the fishing was steady rather than hectic.... Apart from one crazy 5 minutes when Andy Moxon caught 3 in one go (3 jigs on) , Colin had a double shot and I had one... All at the same time!
In all we caught 25 between us. A good average size probably averaging 350 grammes with the biggest about 500g. We also caught 2 good cuttlefish, one of which re painted the side of Jerry's wheelhouse a lovely mottled black πŸ™‚
All in all a lovely day afloat and I'll be booking a couple more dates for the next set of neap tides."

End of term report from Anthony ( 17 Nov)
As the first Chart (Cefas) Tuna season ends...here is Anthony's summing up from Peganina (07989778361)...a wonderful experience...
"So what a weekend the boat has had - smashed our new target of 30 by 3 fish!! Amazing team effort, on Saturday we hooked 11, leadered 9 and had two double hook ups. Nigel has fished all around the world and he said that was the best tuna fishing he has ever seen! The fish were literally everywhere you looked! Sunday we leadered 7, the fish weren't feeding as hard but by then me and Geoff were in full swing after what I can only describe as what has probably been the best 9 days charting in my life!! CHART has been an amazing project and a real team effort, proving what can be achieved if we work together moving forward. Hopefully they will run it next year and it will be bigger and better again!"





Well yesterday was the last day...( 15 Nov)
I saw this report in from Ant last night. Driving Peganina (07989778361) down west was a bold idea...but it certainly paid off!...
Well that’s it JD season finished, me and my legendary borrowed crew man Geoff managed to leader and safely release 33 blue fins in 9 trips, hopefully we are allowed to fish for them next year πŸ™πŸ™

It just gets better...and better ( 12 Nov)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) down west yesterday...
"So yesterday I had Jed and Huw on, some lads that regularly fish with me. We decided to go the distance unfortunately we were met with the birds looking just as hard as we were, so we started heading back west. Came across a very small amount of birds dancing, turned on them, deployed the gear, booom picked one out, unfortunately we dropped him whilst on the lip hook so no tagging or measuring was done but we still unhooked so definitely was our fish! Then Murray the skipper of the Swallow from looe shouted on the radio that he found the mother load! Gear back in, now steaming on hard to be greeted with the amazing sight of birds working, diving and tuna busting everywhere!! Deployed the gear again, and although we did pull the hooks on two fish we did manage to tag 3, bringing the total up 6 hook ups and 4 boat side! We desperately wanted to stay on but deteriorating weather meant we called it again on fish safety - leading 450lb fish when it’s flat calm is challenging at the best of time’s, let alone when the boat is bucking and rolling! Great effort by the boys and Geoff again, this really is a world class fishery!!! Me, Peggy and Geoff are now up to 17 fish in 7 trips and being the ambitious men we are have now set our sights on 30, so roll on what we hope will be a mental two days before the season closes on Sunday!!"

A nice report from Jem Oiller ( 12 Nov)

I saw this report from Jem Oiller yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
A Beautiful day to be afloat, The Fishing was hard going, 2 or 3 Thornbacks for Dave Foggy Robinson, a few Mackerel, Tub Gurnards, Grater Weavers, Squid and dog fish, the only thing there was plenty of were illegal immigrants, they kept coming all day. Happy Days."

You won't believe it...( 11 Nov)
What Joe Thomas (Dungeness Commercial Fisherman) saw today...
"Had the tuna jumping round the boat today 4 mile off the point"


You're not going to believe this ( 11 Nov)
Fantastic report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) down west...
"Another insane day on Peggy yesterday! Craig the lone angler, under the careful guidance of Geoff, managed to get 6 blue fin along side, best being 426lbs measured, absolute heroic effort!!"





It just gets better ( 9 Nov)
Another report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) down west...

"Another 3 to the tally"


Ant is smashing it !! ( 8 Nov)
I had another report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) down west...

"‘magic hour’

West county update: after a rough trip on Saturday which was cut short for fish safety (if we hooked up lining it might have damaged the fish), we steamed out yesterday for another go with my good friend, and old boss, David the former owner of Peganina! A very frustrating first half of the trip, birds working, fish busting everywhere but we were unable to hook up. Then at 14:14 that changed! It was one of the craziest hours I have seen on the boat! 3 blue fins were hooked, leader, tagged, recovered and released in an hour and 28 minutes. Measured weights were 350lb 297lb 226lb. The Alutecnos Albacore 50/80lb rods and 50W avets are really proving themselves! Unfortunately we aren’t getting too many photos as it’s bit hectic on deck but I’ll do my best to keep you updated as the week goes on!! Also big shout out to my crew Geoff who is on loan from Team Aquila who coincidentally managed to tag their 100th tuna for the season yesterday too so congratulations for that too boys smashing it!!"


At last some good luck...( 6 Nov)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361)...not this time from Rye...
"A massive congratulations to Simon for landing Peganina's first blue fin tuna (measured 300lb)! It was recovered, tagged and released under our licence with the CHART programme, and swam away lovely and strong. It was a very special day for the boat!! Thank you to everyone who has helped me and the boat get to this point - I couldn’t have done it on my own! Unfortunately the tuna didn't come from the Rye area though - we have gone west a bit. Normal operations will resume after tuna season ends on 14th!"


Last of the summer wine...( 15 Oct)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...nice to see a few late summer species...

"Well what can I say my Sunday best crew on a Friday, absolutely on fire today heavy fishing from the off, lovely to see there are still fish around!"



Slow start...hot finish ( 25 Sept)
I had a this report from Jerry this afternoon....
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Early Start for us, in the water just before 6 this Morning, a bit gloomy and Misty to start with, struggled with the Mackerel but managed enough for Bait, once the ebb Tide got going so the Bass came on the Feed, Several Boated, even the Skipper caught 3 all caught on Live Baits, Best one going just over 6 lb. Happy Days."

What a weekend for Ant...( 19 Sept)
I had this report in tonight from Ant out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Epic weekend of fishing!!! 100+ bream on Friday, with loads of cuttles and coal fish. Saturday's crew wanted go plaice fishing again resulting in triple figures, although not the best stamp of fish. Sunday's crew wanted tope - the one day we wanted mackerel they decided to be a little elusive but with a bit of steaming round we found them in heavy numbers. Around 10 tope runs only decked 3 losing 3 right at the net, with a few little improvements this could really be an exciting winter fishery!! Still behind on my diary πŸ“” but will hopefully catch up this week - you have not been forgotten if you have texted me, I have just been distracted chasing tuna lol, catch ya soon Ant"

Cracking Predators ( 19 Sept)

I saw this posted yesterday by Jerry Oiller...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Two man crew on board today, Nathan Levi Smith ,and Gary Diggery, tried for a Bass for the first 3 hours, but not enough Tide, in my opinion, had the Hook over managed a couple of Tope, Nathan landed one just over 30 lb, and Gary s just over 20 lb, not alot else going on, 2 or 3 Cuttlefish and Mackerel. But a Nice day to be afloat with good Company.
Happy Days."


Against all odds ( 13.09.21)
I had this report in from Anthony tonight...out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye.
"Soooo what I can I say - today it was our first day on a CHART trip!! It was just a crew trip/shake-down trip really and believe me when I say we were fully taken by surprise when the starboard side reel screamed off and went in to melt down unfortunately. I will take full responsibility - I was to eager to slow the fish down resulting in pulling the hook but a real reminder of the actual size of the fish we are going for and that they are in Rye Bay. What a crazy a couple months ahead I feel! Let the Games begin! Ant"
Cracking day for Peggy (7 Sept)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Some cracking pollock started show now."

Nice day for Jerry...( 7 Sept)
I had this report in from Jerry last night...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
So after having 6 days ashore due to the North East winds, we had a go today, the water was the colour of Soup not a Bream to be had a job to catch a Mackarel but managed to get 8 or 9 for Bait, had a few Bass takes, only conected with 2 and a small Tope, a nice day to be afloat, you can't win them all. Happy Days."

Plenty of quality Fish for Peggy ( 3 Sept)
Nice to Ant out on Peganina From Rye 07989778361 after a long break...
"So the boat is finally back in the water - ironed out some small problems, had the camera fitted yesterday for the chart program and the boat's license has been issued from the MMO so we are now allowed to start to fish for the Blue Fin which are slowly moving East all the time. Had a very reliable report that they have been seen off Lyme Regis today and with the amount of bait balls in Rye bay it’s an extremely exciting time!! These fish are nomadic so 140 miles is nothing for them and we've definitely got enough feed for them so fingers crossed!!! As normal I am behind on my bookings, but will hopefully catch up over the next few days and the fishing is GOOD! Treble shots of bream to 45cm’s, mackerel, some lovely bass too, tope, congers, coal fish, pollock, plaice, brill, codling, gurnards, scad and some lovely brown bream. Hopefully catch ya soon, Ant"

Lots of big bass on Fairchance ( 28 Aug)
I saw this from Jerry out from Dungeness yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Bass Bonanza, for the crew of 2 today, Nathan Levi Smith and Rob live Baiting the wrecks, You Fished hard, and deserve the Reward, well done. But you did have a good Bait Boy."


Nice pollack on Fairchance (14 August)
I saw this posted this evening by Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. Local Angler's aboard today, 2 or 3 Bream , Rob with the best Pollock going just over 12 lb caught on a live Macarel while fishing for Bass. Happy Days"

A real busman's holiday...( 23 July)
I saw these photos posted by Ant of Peganina fame whilst his charter boat is being repaired in Rye. He took his small boat to Scotland, fishing for a common skate to test out his tuna gear. Guess who got lucky...and it put a bend in his rod...

Another good bass session ( 3 July)
Another report from Jerry dated 30th June.... 
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
A Grey Gloomy Day, with a light North Westerly Breeze and Roaring Ebb Tide, but still a good show for a Bass, all fish taken on live Mackerel. Happy Days."

Bass beautiful bass ( 2 July)
Another great catch from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame a couple of days ago...launching from Dungeness
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. The Three Amegos aboard today, Rob, Twig and Nathan Levi Smith, Drifting the wrecks today, with live Macarel. Found a Wreck with a nice few Bass on it. Oh Happy Days."


When its good its very good ( 26 June)
I saw this report yesterday from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"One or two Bass making a show today, problem was catching the bait six Mackarel all day, but you can t have it all, Blue Skies, Calm sea's and good company. Happy Days"

When the going gets tough ( 20 June)
I had this report in today from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361)..."So after a very frustrating day yesterday (and not for lack of the boys or me trying!) I decided to mix it up a bit today! And voilΓ  - success! We were rewarded with some lovely crash-diving pollock. Photo of Andy with the best one of the day."
Sharks!!! ( 8 June)
I had this in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361)...
"So there have been a few sightings of threshers around the coast, one by my good friend and fellow charter skipper Jason Adams (Sea Otter) off Dungeness this Saturday!! I am very keen to put some time in to catching one of these magnificent creatures! I am offering the boat for £400 for 4 anglers. These trips will be at least 10 hours long. In other news if you want to book the boat for a Tuna trip the season starts on Monday the 16th of August. Cost will be £550! Hope you're all well, tight lines, Ant  P.S fishing at the moment is ok with a steady flow of pollock and coddling coming off the wrecks, and plaice on the ground too."


That one's got teeth ( 1 June)
I saw this was posted last night by Trevor Bunney...
"Gary Greenhill with a fine Tope on board Elizabeth Jane today, the lads also had some action on the candy king lures at the end of the day with young Sam mcloud landing a nice bass just shy of 7lbs and his Dad getting in on some nice pollock, Well done guys , good effort!"
 good day for Jerry ( 29 May)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame last night...
"A nice day to be afloat, Dan and Foggy Robinson aboard today, a show for a Pollock and 1 or 2 Codling Drifting the wrecks today, Macarel are becoming more abundant, and the Tope are making a show at Anchor. Things are starting to look up. ....
Happy Days.

After the big one...( 24 May)
I had this report from Anthony of Peganina fame (07989778361) from Rye...
So the mighty Peggy has been selected as 1 of the 15 charter boats in the country for the amazing (if not daunting) opportunity to be allowed to fish for bluefin tuna in the English Channel by Cefas as part of the chart program(providing we pass the inspection and the training!). We will be able to offer these amazing trips to try and tag one of these monsters! 

Miles of smiles ( 17 May)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Plenty of smiles"


What a great way to start (16 May)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
So after a week off due to awkward tide times finally got back out here today and actually just had our first proper Cod of the year knocking on the door of double figures. Hopefully A sign of a good summer also plenty of pollock and codling come over the rail to!! Cheers Ant 

A cracking day for all ( 9 May)
I had this report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Cracking days wrecking, the boys fished their socks off, although currently steaming home through a lighting storm is not so much fun!


It's picking up but still cold ( 2 May)
I had this report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye, the sea is still cold but now starting to move upward..."Seb with best plaice of today."


It's just great to get out... (9 April)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Tim with one of the better pollock’s from today’s trip"

When the wind is in the east... (9 April)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller tonight...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. Hard work today, 1 or 2 fish on the wrecks, for Dave Foggy Robinson but very slow at Anchor, air pressure dropping quickly, maybe the Fish know that the Winds going North Easterly again. You can't win them all. .....Happy Days."

Great day to get out (4 April)
I saw this posted by Jerry Ollier this evening...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544
Today, A Beautiful Summer's Day on the water today, Tried Drifting the wrecks today water was a good colour for the Gills , managed to scratch out 9 or 10 Pollock, nothing Big, 3 to 5 lb but good sport on light gear. Happy Days."

What a cracker...(31 March)
Great report from Anthony out on Peganina ( 07989778361) from Rye..."Early bird catches the worm....very good to be back offshore this morning!! First double figure pollock of the year!!"

In spite of everything...(24 March)
I saw this posted up the other day by Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544.
"Dan the Man in the Boat today, Drifting the wrecks managed to boat 8 or 9 Pollock, quite a few takes that came to nothing , a Beautiful day to be afloat, a gentle Breeze and sun shining. Happy Days"

We will get afloat...so book now.. (22 Jan)
I had this report in today from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361)...
"Took the boat for a run today - again more amazing bream fishing! I have finally started my diary for this year! Unfortunately we are going have a slight price increase. Inshore is staying at £300 but offshore is going up to £420 for the boat, for up to 6 anglers. I can cater for more anglers as the boat is coded for 12 passengers - this will be priced at £50/£70 per individual! On my mixed trips I will try to aim for max of 7 on the boat so there will be plenty of space!! Look forward to hearing from you! Ant"


Well here we are again (11 Jan)
I had a report in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361) he got afloat yesterday and had a great bream session with his customer...but he sent me a photo going afloat...so jealous...lockdown three...


And then there was one...... (30 Dec)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller posted this evening...
Fishing Fairchance Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. One Man and his Rod, Dave Foggy Robinson aboard again today, a chilly start early this morning, and a Beautiful sun rise. Started off very slow early on, but as the Flood Tide eased they came on the Feed, 5 Thornback Rays, 4 Bass, 20 lb Conger a Fine 16 lb 8 oz Spurdog returned Alive., a few Mackerel, Whiting and dog fish also caught, a Beautiful day to be afloat.
Happy Days.

Cracking bream to end the year... (30 Dec)
I had this report in yesterday from Mark...what a cracking way to end the year with Christmas bream...
"Little report for your page...Mark sent Yesterday at 13:08. Had over 30 bream with one pollock nice clear water 20 mile run offshore thanks mark Bostock"...

What a year...we carry on... (21 Dec)
I have had this end of year report in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361...
"So what a fun year this has been and unfortunately groups of anglers chartering appears to be stopped again!! I am still running the boat but with individual anglers £200 inshore £250 offshore. Last trip out I managed to find some pollock and the congers are still on the bite. I suppose the one slight bonus is the grounds are getting a well deserved rest! Anyway have a lovely Christmas, stay safe hopefully see you next year cheers Ant "


Covid strikes again...with Tier 4 (20 Dec)
Yes shut down again...I will let you all know when Seagull will be reopen....

So many thornbacks...( 09 Dec)
I saw this report in from Jerry Oiller posted tonight...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today,
What a Beautiful day to be afloat, not a Breath of Wind and the Sea like Glass, not a normal November Day, and the Bass were on the Feed, the best going just over 8 lb with 4 or 5 Bull Huss thrown in. Happy Days."

What bends your rod (11 Oct)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"More really good sport yesterday"

Turn out nice... (11 Oct)
I saw this report by Simon Newman of Jerry Oiller's trip out on Fairchance (01797 363544) on Wednesday launching from Dungeness...
"Squid and big skate today.... A lovely day apart from the cold, wind and rain! Lol"
The smile has it (11 October)
Todays report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Some decent sport today! 


Great mixed bag(11 October)
I saw this report from yesterday Jerry Oiller out on Fairchance from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today,
Challenging Conditions today, with a stiff WNW Breeze and not a lot of tide ,but the crew of three tried there hardest, resulting in 1 or 2 Thornback, Smooth Hound, sml Congers a couple of plump Bass for Foggy Robinson caught on live Mackerel, Dogfish and Whiting plenty of Mackarel to be had, we were joined in the East Bay by Rye's Top Skipper Anthony Hills. Happy Days."


We live in hope.(10 October)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina ( 07989778361) from Rye fishing Dungeness..."A Glimmer of hope on today’s trip and a very happy Ben!!!"



Another autumn fish...( 04 October)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller posted yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
One Man and his Rod, Target Species Caught, a nice autumn day with a light SSW Breeze, Nathan Levi Smith aboard today tried his hardest to catch a Cod, result one 4 lb er, too many strap Congers to keep a bait on the bottom for more than 5 minutes.
Happy Days."


Only one...but...( 02 October)
I saw this report posted by Jerry Oiller today, keep the faith, more to follow...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Target Species Caught,
Bisley Sea Angler's aboard today, First try in the East Bay today for a Cod, Tony Hudson managed to boat one of 6 lb 6 oz, caught on 2 squid down tide, also caught 3 or 4 sml Congers, 3 Thornbacks, Macarel, Dogfish and Whiteing.
A nice day to be afloat in a stiff S W Breeze. Happy Days."



More bass for Fairchance...( 24 September)
I saw this report yesterday from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
A nice fine Summer's Day to be afloat, The Trio worked hard and got a result with a nice few Bass, the best going about 8 lb, well done tight lines. Happy Days"

Cracking fish for George...( 13 September)
I had this report in from Ant this morning out on Peganina from Rye 07989778361...fantastic...
"Massive congratulations to Young George (12) smashed his pb with a conger tipping the scales at just over 50lb (half his own body weight lol) it was an absolutely Herculean effort bringing the monster to top almost unaided- top angling! He now has his sights firmly set on the 100lber!!"

Some cracking pollock...( 12 Dec)
I just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361)...
"Another tough week searching around on the hunt for fish but it ended in sucess with the boys having a pretty decent day on the pollock. Still got some space over Christmas hopefully the winter pollock season is now in full swing!!!"

So many thornbacks...( 09 Dec)
I saw this report posted to night by Jerry Oiller...
Fishing Fairchance Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Foggy Robinson, on the Sea again today. .Plenty of Thornbacks to be had, a good show for a Mackerel and 4 or 5 Squid throw in, A Beautiful winters Day a light Breeze from the North West and very clear waters for the time of year. Happy Days.

The 'Lone Ranger' strikes again...( 28 Nov)
I saw this report posted by Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame 01797 363544 launching from Dungeness...
"One Man and his Rod, Dave Foggy Robinson aboard today, mixed fishing, a nice plump Turbot a couple of Thornbacks a Bass, garfish, Macarel tub Gurnard 4 or 5 Squid, even a Pilchard, Fished Live and caught a Turbot. Well done Dave. Happy Days.

60lb + of pure sport...( 26 Nov)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye 07989778361...
"Russel made it in to the 60lb club today with his new Pb conger - well done mate!!! Also more good news, from next week I can take small parties of up to 5 out again so if you fancy a Christmas party trip on some snakes give us shout!!"

Anthony out 1on1...( 26 Nov)
Here is a report just in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye 07989778361...
"Young Craig with his PB pollock 10lb 8 on Monday."....and it looks flat calm

Great day to be afloat...( 04 Nov)

A nice pair of bass...( 6 September)

I saw this report in from Jerry Oiller last night launching from Dungeness beach...

"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness Maidstone Angler Glen Carter, with a fine pair of Bass, one just shy of 8 lb the other just over 6 lb, Target Species, 15 Bream a Tope and Mackarel also caught. A nice day to be afloat. Happy Days."

Nice to see some bull huss...( 30 August)
I saw this posted by Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' face launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness Just the odd Fish to be had today, Managed 3 Bass on live Mackerel, but dropped another 3 by using to smaller Hook! , Two good Tope around the 40 lb Mark, and 5 Bull Huss, kept one returned 4, Stewart topped his day off with a 6 lb Lobster. Happy Days"

Nice thornback...plenty of species...( 08 August)
I had this report in from Kevin Hicks a week or so ago...but as I said we have had computer problems...but better late than never...

"Hi Tony see you have not had many boat reports lately

We went Thursday left early as sun was rising what a great day to be afloat weather forecast was spot on for once
Started off wreck hoping had pollock & Bass then the plan was to anchor up and enjoy the flat calm seas for once with Black bream the target started well then the Pout came and destroyed any bait that hit the bottom time for a move, waited till the tide turned and anchored another wreck we had bream the rest of the day with a mixture of bass, pollock, mackerel, Scad, skate biggest 15lb, Whitting, pout, Lance lovely day to be afloat. Sent from my iPhone"
Sun, sea, plaice...and more plaice( 08 August)
I have had a few computer problems...so I have some catching up to do...here is a report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) last week from Rye...
"Just quick report to keep dad happy!! Well the fishing..... it’s definitely been a case of fishing and not catching lol it’s up and down although we've had a fantastic day on the plaice today, there weren't any real monsters but we got well into treble figures! The Congers are steady with plenty hard fighting sport although again a bit on the small side! The bream fishing is improving by the day and last year they stayed in good numbers til early November. In regards to booking it’s very very busy with only a couple of days left in September, but we have a lot more space in October so drop me a text if you fancy a trip and I will get back to you at some point! Saying that I might be able to do an evening trip for congers sooner as long as it’s flat calm!!! Tight lines, Ant"

Great day...11 species boated...( 19 July)
This report I saw posted yesterday from Jerry Oiller... 
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. A Day of many Species, Shirley had the best Codling, 5 or 6 Pollock caught, 12 Bream, ,Skate, Tope, Smooth Hound, plaice, 11 species in all. Happy Days"

Fairchance is Turbo powered...( 19 July)
I saw this post from Jerry Oiller on Friday...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Dave Foggy Robinson aboard today along with one other, Dave on good form as usual, landing a nice plump Turbot ( Target Species ) and a 5lb Bass, a couple of Pollock and Black Bream also caught, Mackerel were hard to find for Bait. Happy Days.
Playing with the big girls...( 12 July)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...
"Absolute beast of fish no bite just a click click then a screaming racket as she picked the bait up and went for her house!! After finally stopping her with my doubled up zippy, tld 25 on full clutch and my thumb, she slowly started to come to the boat, deciding to swim in to the tide staying as deep she could. After multiple crash dives she was in the net - A very happy skipper!! Quick wrestle for a photo and then gently slipped through the stern door to watch her swim off strong!! Now thinking I might have go even heavier on the tackle to land my 100lber πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£


A nice mixed bag for Jerry...( 11 July)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness Beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. A Beautiful day to be afloat, The Harper family aboard today, with a mixed bag of Fish. 3 good codling, 12 Pollock, 14 Black Bream and 2 strap Congers, Mackerel were a bit scarce but managed to get a few, another 5 smaller codling were also caught, but returned to fight another Day. Happy Days."
More fun in the sun...( 27 June)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Beautiful day to be afloat, the Fishing was hard going, but Foggy Robinson tried his hardest as usual, resulting in a good Blond Ray, 3 Thornbacks and 2 Tope. Happy Days."

Enough is enough...( 19 June)
Well after twelve weeks of 'lockdown' I have decided to open Seagull Fishing Tackle from tomorrow. Back to Friday, Saturday and Sunday...we will see how it goes.

So many beautiful codling...( 16 June)
I had this report in from Ant this afternoon out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"A very happy David with a lovey plump codling. Fishing wasn’t easy - as normal! But with lots of hunting around we still managed 10 different species."

Good mixed bag...( 13 June)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller today out on Fairchance launching from Dungeness...

"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today

The Three Amegos aboard today, Dan, Shirley and Foggy Robinson, managed 3 plump
Codling about 3 or 4 lbs, on one Drift, also caught 5 or 6 Pollock on the last of the Flood Tide. Anchored for the ebb, Tope, Bass, , Thornback caught. Happy days"


Hello boys...I'm back... ( 13 June)

I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"So finally back to sea today, and a good steady flow of fish all day! Very encouraging to see was the half dozen or so codling in between the pollock. As normal I am behind on my diary so if you have messaged me about a trip I will get back to you soon! Obviously with the current situation we are not running at full capacity and I only really want take small whole boat booking but as the weeks go on I will start running mixed crews again! Cheers Ant"

Dawn patrol...some great fishing ( 09 June)
Just seen this posted by Jerry Oiller taking out Fairchance launching from Dungeness....

"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Dave Foggy Robinson aboard again today, Early start this Morning in the water by 5 50 am, a Beautiful Summer's Day, managed to boat a couple of nice Bass on live Mackerel, a couple of Thornbacks, Tope, and a show for a Mackerel. Happy Days."

What a load of pollocks ( 03 June)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller launching from Dungeness
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Self Isolating Dave Foggy Robinson aboard today, tried 5 or 6 Wrecks, hard going managed 6 or 7 Pollock and 1 small Codling, not a Mackerel to be had. Happy Days"

Cracking weather...Cracking fishing ( 27 May)
I had this report in this afternoon from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
Another Happy Angler, Self Isolating Stewart Drifting the wrecks today, a rare 4 lb codling. 
Happy Days."


Jem in front...Dave at the back... ( 21 May)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame (01797 363544) launching  from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
Dave Foggy Robinson, Distancing on his Own Today, Caught a Fine 40 lb Tope, and the Mackerel have turned up. A Beautiful day to be afloat. 
Happy Days."

Another report this time last year...we can dream...
Return of the plaice... ( 05 May)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Much better day on the Plaice this afternoon. Tim was top rod with around 20."


Another report this time last year...we can dream...
Summer come early... ( 02 May)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) yesterday from Rye...
"Hooked three and landed 2 small straps. Had some cracking bites considering the time of year - very encouraging also had a couple of codling and 7 pollock!!"


Another report this time last year...we can dream...
Cracking weather...lots of miles ( 29 April)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Lovely day afloat but fishing was a bit depressing if I am honest lots of miles of searching for turbots with no joy, still managed 9 species lots of mackerel, skates, a hound, pollocks, greater weevers, gurnards, herring, pouts and whiting tho."

Another report this day last year...we can dream...
Beautiful day for a plaice or two ( 20 April)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Few more plaice yesterday unfortunately I picked a rope up at the start of the trip so was restricted to 4kts making the day hard work. I have a couple of spaces on tomorrow's Plaice fishing trip if any one fancy’s it. Cheers"



I had put up on the beach page my story about a 'Winters Tale' and my fish of the week 'cod'...has generated some interest... here's Peter's story...


Another Dungeness Cod story:
Forty years ago on a cold winter morning my dad (Bob), my son (Darren) and myself (Peter) set off from Sevenoaks. We met Bob Tanner, the skipper, on the beach by his boat. After greasing the skids we slid the boat into the sea.
 We set off around to the front of Dengemarsh about two miles out then Bob looked through his half binocular (he was blind in one eye) to get his land marks - no fish finders then.
We anchored, baited up and started. Large cod straight away - we caught seventeen over 8 lbs and we were putting codlings back for another day. All for £40 for the boat. 
They were good days fishing with my Dad and Son and Bob Tanner.

Peter Cruickshank
As a point of interest Bob Tanners boat broke the Pollock record in 1987, a fish of 29lb 4oz...it still stands to this day.



I know we are going through very difficult times...but to try and cheer you up I thought I would post "what was published this day last year" just to give you a bit of a fish fix...so enjoy...
Tough going but fish are there ( 09 April)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) launching from Rye...
"Russel with his best plaice from today’s trip" 


I know we are going through very difficult times...but to try and cheer you up I thought I would post "what was published this day last year" just to give you a bit of a fish fix...so enjoy...
Another sign, summers coming ( 07 April)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) launched from Rye...
"Had some lovely big Grunters (tub gurnards) on today’s trip - another species I’d associate with summer. Won’t be long until the bream are on their way!"


I know we are going through very difficult times...but to try and cheer you up I thought I would post "what was published this day last year" just to give you a bit of a fish fix...so enjoy...

Wall to wall thornies... ( 6 April)
I saw this on facebook yesterday posted by Jerry Oiller...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544. Derby Dynamic Duo, and Birthday Boy Nathan Levi Smith aboard today, managed to boat 26 Thornback Rays, well done, and Happy Birthday Nathan"

Will 'Mr Spiky' came out to play...( 04 April)
Well its good news from April the first until the last day of October we can take one (sizeable 42cm) bass a day so lets see if the bass come out to play this weekend...
Just in case you have forgotten what a bass looks like, here is a picture of one caught on Anthony's boat Peganina last year...



I know we are going through very difficult times...but to try and cheer you up I thought I would post "what was caught this day last year" just to give you a bit of a fish fix...so enjoy...
More superb pollack...( 30 March last year)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Some of the pollock caught on today wrecking trip."


Corona-19 update...( 20 March )
I thought I would update you all on the current situation at Seagull Fishing Tackle due to Corona-19 virus...I have had to go into isolation for three months so the shop is closed. My son Anthony (of Peganina fame) said he would help where he could phone 07989778361.
The blogsite and facebook page will continue as normal...so please send me your catch reports as usual. Stay safe Tony Hills.


Great to be back out... ( 19 Mar )
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Pegania (07989778361) from Rye...
"So after all the bad weather we finally got back out - it wasn’t easy but we did the grind and it payed off!! Top rod on was John with a cracking codling and pollock."

At last, a change in bass regs... ( 29 Feb )
Tomorrow (1st March) the bass regulations change...yes you can take two sizeable fish a day...This from the Kent & Essex IFCA (Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority) website...

"Recreational bass regulations for ICES areas in the KEIFCA district (IVc and VIId):1 January 2020- 29 February 2020 and 1 – 31 December 2020, only catch-and-release fishing with a rod or a handline for European seabass shall be allowed. During those periods, it shall be prohibited to retain, relocate, tranship or land European seabass(a) 1 March 2020 – 30 November 2020, not more than two specimens of European seabass may be caught and retained per fisherman per day; the minimum size of European seabass retained shall be 42 cm."
Perfect day for Trevor...(09 Feb)
I had this report in last night from Trevor Bunney out on 'Elizabeth Jane' from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony,cracking day on the Rays today, local angler Steve from Ashford kent with a superb 14LB 6OZ Blonde ray, next up was Glen Stephenson with a Blonde just over 10LBS,the lads had plenty of thornbacks to 9LBS, to round off a perfect day, Martin from Ashford had a nice plump 3LB Codling, Well done guys !
Regards, Trevor"


Jerry shows them how to do it...(06 Feb)
I saw this report from Simon Newman out with Jerry Oiller on Fairchance (01797 363544) from Dungeness beach...
"Mr O with the best squid of the day on our exploratory squid trip. We're not with Stephen Collins, I have no idea why Facebook is saying he is here and I can't find out how to change it!
 — with Jem Oiller and Stephen Collins."

The last flat calm day tomorrow...(06 Feb)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Champagne weather...crisp and calm...
"Had another one of these again today, pollock are bit shy still, some cracking gurnards, plenty of brown bream and you could have filled the boat up with rays - lovely day afloat!!"

The quiet before the storm...(05 Feb)
I had this report in from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Marvelous conditions, flat calm, and guess what...
"Tough day today but we still found a few fish!"

He just loves to get afloat...(01 Feb)
I saw this photo Ant posted on line last week...of a nice blonde ray...he was out 'freelancing' in his commercial rod and line boat...when he had no 'Charters' due to bad weather...he just loves fishing.

So lightning strikes twice...(24 Jan)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"So it wasn't a fluke - I have actually found them again!!! The lads had plenty of bream today also got in to the eels as it came dark!! I have spaces next weekend on offshore trips targeting bream, pollock and conger. Cheers Ant"

The sea is still warm...like July...(20 Jan)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Unbelievable yesterday I was congering today I ended up bream fishing!!! I've got spaces on offshore trips targeting bream and pollock end of the week. Cheers Ant"

Sunny day...catching a few rays...(19 Jan)
I saw this report posted by Jerry Oiller who was out today from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. Plenty of Thornbacks, landed on the Deck today for the Tenterden Crew caught 24, kept 15, the best going 12 lb, Dabs, Whiting and, dog fish also caught. Happy Days"

Climate changing...amazing...(19 Jan)
I had this report in Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Unbelievable really to still be congering in the middle of January, think we decked 9 and dropped a few more on the way up. Photo is of Garath with his new PB conger. I have spaces tomorrow on a wrecking trip leaving at 9 give us a shout if you fancy it 07989778361 Cheers Ant"


Well, well a tasty start to the year...(18 Jan)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina ( 07989778361) out from Rye...
"Think Arthur's face says it all!"

Start 2020 with mackerel, squid...(05 Jan)
I had this report in this evening from Jerry Oiller out on Fairchance from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
The 20 20 Squid Season is under way, a nice day Drifting mid Channel for the Squid today, managed to boat 27 good sized ones, plenty of Mackerel and Tub Gurnard also caught ,a nice day to be afloat. Happy Days".


Kicking off the New Year in style...(05 Jan)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye this afternoon...
"Some photos from the last week at sea - it’s been tough going, lots of steaming around looking although today was considerably better on the pollock - over 25 plus boated!!"


Happy New Year to you all...(31 Dec)
Welcome to the start of 2020...will the fishing be better or worse...with the changing climate only time will tell...but I'm looking forward to the 'roaring twenties'.


Good mixed bag for 'Foggy'... ( 19 Dec)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today. Dave Foggy Robinson aboard today along with Mr Newman, Dave tried for a Thornback, managed to scratch out 5, he also had a good Spurdog. ..returned, ,,and a reasonable Smooth Hound, Mackerel and Large Whiting also caught. Mr Newman fished for Squid and Turbot, with no success. Happy Days."

Nice sunny day...nice brace... ( 9 Dec)
I had this report in today from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Garath with his brace of pollock from Saturday’s wrecking trip."


The day turned out well... ( 6 Dec)
I saw this from Jerry Oiller last night...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
The Three Amigos, in the Boat today, Also known as the Goddard Brother's, Hard going today, but managed to boat 7 Thornback, the best going 12 lb, a good Spurdog Mackerel Tub Gurnards Some good Whiting and plenty of dogfish! A pleasant day to be afloat, with a cheerful Crew. Happy Days."


Gone with the wind...just check ( 5 Dec)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Sorry for the late report, Tuesday's conger trip and Wednesday’s turbot trip were both very challenging days due to the absolutely none existent Ebb tide, although saying that we still managed 4 and half’s eels (I lost mine at the leader) Tuesday and on Wednesday after 3 hours of waiting for the tide and no turbots we went for plan B, I had 8 squid myself and the other lads had a few too and loads of monster Tub Gurnards so they still went home with loads for the Pot. Looks like few days off now looking at the forecast."

Now for something different... ( 3 Dec)
I saw this report in from Jerry Oiller this evening...


"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
New Horizons
With the lack of Cod at the moment, we thought of trying something Different , Squiding, Hey Presto 32 squid and 6 good Cuttlefish, well done Chris Bob and Simon you tried Hard.
Happy Days."

Sunset at Rye...2c rather than 20c ( 3 Dec)
I had this photo from Anthony last night out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Not a catch report just a cracking photo...
"Yesterday at 15:48Rye"

Full of turbo's and silver ladies...( 2 Dec)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Thought we would try something different today, no monsters but plenty of fish and as many bass as you wanted (shame we can’t take any), a few turbots as well and the added bonus - not a whiting or dogfish in sight!!! The photo is of a very happy Bob with his tea."

A cracking Tope for Dave...( 19 Nov)
I had this report in this evening from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Dave Foggy Robinson aboard today, A Beautiful winters Day, Sea like a sheet of Glass and Fish to be Caught, Dave with a 38 lb Tope, caught uptide in a 120 ft of water, 4 Thornback Rays to 10lb, strings of Jumbo Mackerel, 3 or 4 Tub Gurnard, Greater Weavers. Dogfish and Whiting. Happy Days are Here Again.
A frosty start...great mixed bag...( 19 Nov)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Bream, pollock, mackerel, scad, pouts, gurnards and a lovely turbot off the wrecks today."

Great fishing...but not easy...( 17 Nov)
This report came in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"Around 12 congers best one in the photo. Also had pollock, mackerel, scad, gurnard, squid, whiting, pouts. Strange old day 0415 start lots of lump in the water, rain till day light and then the tide never really got going so all in all great effort from the lads!!"

It's beats catching whiting ...( 17 Nov)
I saw this report posted by Jerry last night...
Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Foggy Robinson and Shirley Codling, in the Boat today along with Vince and Dave Knot, managed to boat 6 Thornback Rays and 4 or 5 Strap Congers, the Best Thornback caught by Shirley, around 10 lbs.
A nice day to be afloat.

The 'thorny' question...cod? ...( 14 Nov)
I saw this report from Jerry out yesterday from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Cod fishing in the East Bay. Not so Happy Days."


Quality pollock still to be had ...( 10 Nov)
I had this report in from Anthony this afternoon out on Peganina (0798977361) from Rye...
"Jack with a cracking pollock from yesterday’s trip."

The hard work pays off...( 6 Nov)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"The Lads smashed it today weren’t an easy day, fish took some finding but we had it off in the end!!! Frank had best bream of the season well over 3 and half lb"

Plenty of bream keeps you warm...( 6 Nov)
I had this report in from Anthony this morning out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Still flying aboard yesterday"


A beautiful autumn day for Jerry...( 29 Oct)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame last night...
Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today
Foggy Robinson and Colin Burden in the Boat today, managed to boat 4 Thornback Rays, The best going 14lb, and 6 strap Congers to 18 lb ,a Beautiful Autumnal Day.



Things that go bang in the night...( 28 Oct)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"13 year old Harley smashed out two eels on last night's eel trip - amazing effort, especially considering how cold it was too!!"

Breamin as the sun goes down...( 27 Oct)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Plenty of bream for us today I have space on tomorrow trip leaving at half 11 doing the same, playing offshore on the wrecks. Give us a shout if you fancy it! Cheers Ant"

Nice autumn conger...( 23 Oct)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Russ smashed his Pb conger - well done mate! Still good numbers of plump bream but it was slower than yesterday."

 Another 'black' day for Peganina..( 23 Oct)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"What a day yesterday was, the weather was amazing with plenty of very stroppy, plumb black bream being railed as well as squid, cuttle, pollock, mackerel, scad, John Dory and of course those little brown darlings!!"


Jem skating in the East Bay ( 21 Oct)
I saw this from Jerry Oiller posted last night...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 Today.
Skating in the East Bay, Local lads in the Boat today, managed to boat a Dozen Thornback Rays to --12 lb, a couple of small congers plenty of Whiteing and dog fish and still a few Mackerel. Happy Days."
The sea 5 degrees warmer than air( 20 Oct)
I had this report in from Anthony this afternoon out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Back on these little beauties today."

There is still time for Mrs 'Big'...( 19 Oct)
I had this report in from Anthony today out on Pegania (07989778361) from Rye..."4 eels for us today no monsters but nice to get back out."

Fish with attitude...and teeth... ( 13 Oct)
I had this report in from Trevor Bunny out on Elizabeth Jane launching from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony, Kent angler Gary Greenhill with a 42lb Tope and Essex angler Dave Parkin with a 36lb Tope fishing on board Elizabeth Jane today, Regards Trevor"

The bream machine rolls on... ( 7 Oct)
I had this report in today from Anthony out on Peganina (079897783361) from Rye...
"Good feed for Terry today!"


Red letter day for Peganina ( 5 Oct)
This report came in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye..."Amazing bream fishing at the moment - Over 150 bream today between 4 lads, most over 2lb best going just over 3lb!!"

Cracking thornback for Fairchance ( 5 Oct)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance Launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
Only 2 crew aboard today, the going was a bit slow, not much ebb Tide, managed to boat 4 or 5 Thornback Rays, The Best going 15lb, dog fish, mackerel and Whiting also caught, 
Damp Days."

Working hard for...quality bream ( 22 Sept)
Just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Made the most of today’s tiny weather window!! Absolutely no ebb tide meant that our only option was to anchor, with the wind resulting in having to re anchor the wreck 4 times as the wind veered round - although it was worth it as we had more lovely Black bream, pollock, brown bream and a shed load of mackerel!!"


A nice mixed bag for Jerry... ( 22 Sept)
I had this report from Jerry Oiller last night...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. A mixture of Fish today, Robbie with a plump Turbot, Tope, Smooth Hound, Thornback, gernard, Plenty of Bream and Mackerel. Happy Days"

When it's tough going... ( 18 Sept)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Bloody hard work today Because of the short sharp sea the boat was constantly pitching and rolling, she bounced her anchor out twice, after the third move we finally got a good hold which meant the boys finally got on the fish producing bass, pollock, skate, brown bream and good numbers of stunning black bream!! Great effort all round!!"

A perfect dozen for Jerry... ( 16 Sept)

I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544.
FISH OF ALL SORTS.
Glen Carter and friends in the Boat today, Managed to boat 40 Bream, 2 Thornbacks, a couple of plump Turbot, Pollock, Smooth hound, plaice, Gurnard, plenty of Mackerel 12 Species in all. Happy Days"

A lovely day for a conger... ( 14 Sept)

I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"A very Happy Chris last night with his new PB conger."

Superb bream fishing... ( 11 Sept)

I had this report in tonight from Anthony of Peganina (07989778361) out of Rye...

"Lots of bream yesterday back in the 50/60 numbers again."

 A nice mixed bag for Jerry ( 09 Sept)

This report came in tonight from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame...

Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 The Boss, Mr Newman and the Essex Duo aboard today, Simon with a 4 lb codling, that was released, also caught a 30 lb Tope 4 Thornback Rays 10 Bream and a few other odds and sods, No Ebb Tide at all today wich affected the Fishing, in my opinion.                                                             Not so Happy Days. — with Simon Newman.


Plenty of fish for Fairchance ( 09 Sept)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness beach..."Fairchance fishing Dungeness 01797 363544 North Kent Boy's in the Boat today, managed to boat 8 Thornbacks, 1 Blond Ray and a nice Plump Turbot 5 lb 6 oz, Plenty of Bream and Mackerel also caught. Happy Days"





Great charity event...great result ( 27 Aug)

I had this report in from Anthony on Peganina out of Rye...


"Me, Sally and the boat went to Ramsgate to fish the RNLI kids competition on Friday! What an amazing little event it is! The weather was amazing and the fishing wasn't bad either - my little troop of 5 youngsters managed 112 bass (all returned unharmed) winning Peggy the best charter boat of the day!! Already looking forward to going again next year!! Massive shout out to the organisers Jason Parrott and Dawn Parrott, and to the companies who donated prizes as well!!"




Cracking weather...cracking fish ( 26 Aug)

Here is another report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"Well the fishing been pretty steady I must say, here are few photos from last few trips."

St Peters fish for Jack... ( 26 August)

I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"A special report for Jack and the first ever John Dory on the boat, well done mate!"

 Cracking fishing with Jerry... ( 25 August)

I saw this report yesterday from Jerry Oiller out on Fairchance from Dungeness beach...

"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Decided to leave the Bream alone again today, and try for a better fish, came up trumps with the Bass, Three Blond Rays, 2 Thornbacks and 2 sml Turbot also caught, along with plenty of Mackerel. Another Happy Crew."


Dave on the money... ( 22 August) 

I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance (01797 363544) fame...

"A Beautiful day to be afloat. Dave Foggy Robinson aboard today, wanting to evade the Bream today, we anchored on the Bank of many Species, 2 sml Turbot, 2 Thornbacks, a Tope, Blond Ray and a Bass, missed a few good bites ! Well done Dave. ......Happy Days."


The sun's out, bream out... ( 20 August)  

I had this just in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...                                                                      "Hi all, Lots of bream flying aboard today! Tomorrow I have space on a wrecking trip leaving at 6am then in the afternoon a short 4 hour trip in the bay leaving at half 2 perfect for the kids drop me a text If you fancy it. 07989778361 Cheers Ant" 


Oh yes he has been busy... ( 14 August)            I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...Sorry I have not been doing many reports been flat out here are a few of the fish we been having...off to Ibiza for few days so catch you all next week!!  

The very happy couple... ( 9 August)

I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness... "Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness What better way to spend your Honeymoon, than a day out Bream Fishing on the Fairchance, Lovely Day and Lovely Couple. Happy Days."


Loads of Bream, great evening ( 2 August) 

I saw this from Ant posted on facebook last night...Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye..."This little lady on fire tonight catching loads of bream I not even had to help lol"


Brilliant double on Peganina (27 July) 

I just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...Absolutely amazing effort from my lads today fishing wasn’t easy and for most of the day it was driving rain but perseverance payed off biggest pollock of the day 87cm and over 13lb!


Cracking 'sunshine' pollock (25 July) 

I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye..."Lost count of the bream but plenty to be had, also had plaice, wrasse, red Gurnard, tub Gurnard, coddling, pouts, mackerel, scad, red mullet, thornback, smooth hound, doggies and pollock! Fish of the day for me was this crash diving 84cm monster pollock tipping the scales at just over 13lb!!"


 Some nice bream and bass...(24 July) 

I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on 'Peganina' (07989778361) from Rye...  "Been an absolutely mental couple of weeks and I haven’t taken many photos but here are a few that I managed to take!!!"



Plenty of tope for Fairchance...(24 July) 

I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness..."Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness Simon NEWMAN and the Essex Duo aboard today, chasing Tope, Simon managed to land 2 30 lb plus specimens, only 1 other caught about 15lb, dropped a couple more a lovely day to be afloat. Happy Days."


Plenty of fish for Fairchance...(21 July) 

I saw this posted by Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness..."Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 DungenessLocal lads in the Boat today, and a good mixed bag, 7 Codling, 8 Pollock, 2 strap congers a Thornback and 21 Black Bream, Plenty of Mackerel. Eleven Species in all. Tight Lines and Happy Days. — with Darren Brooks.

Another cracker hauled in...(16 July) 
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"A very happy Scot with his new 72lb PB eel and a very relived MR Newman that his shock leader knot held!! Very challenging trip with an absolutely raging tide using 2lb 12oz of lead too just hold the bottom and resulting in a nail biting 10 minute battle - I actually couldn’t watch as the 50lb ugly stick bent double as the very pissed off eel made every attempt to avoid coming to the boat!! It was netted, weighed in sling and swam away lovely!!!

Not just bigger...plenty of them (10 July)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Well done Dennis and his gang for a tough two days of eeling best one today was approx 46lb!"

Yes they are getting bigger... (9 July)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Best eel of today was approx 51lb, lost a really good fish half way up too - can’t be much longer till we get in the three figure club...."

Mmm a 4lb Lobster...tasty... (9 July)

I saw this post last night from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame (01797 363544) launching from Dungeness...
"Bisley Old Boys, in the Boat today, Top Rod was Tony Hudson with 3 Pollock, 5 caught in all, and a Dozen Bream, also a nice 4 lb Lobster."

 What a cracking photo... (8 July)
I had this report in from Anthony today out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Paul with the best pollock from yesterday’s trip"

 A lovely hot day to 'chill' out... (7 July)
I had this report in late last night from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Last two days have been pretty tough on the wrecks. Our best conger yesterday was 45lbs and today we managed to find a few more bream along with small codling and pollock - hopefully it improves when the tide cuts again. Photo is of Nigel with a lovely brace of bream!"

Another great day for Jerry... (7 July)
This report came in last night from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame (01797 363544out from Dungeness..."Ashford s Bream Team aboard today, 16 caught in all, the best going to Sue 2lb 6oz" 

Wow...hot and calm all week... (2 July)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Another lovely afternoon afloat. I have spaces on wrecking trips going Thursday, Friday and Saturday! As some of you know rye is tidal so this means Thursday trip will be 1400 til 2230 Friday's will be 1400 til 2300 Saturday Is 0500 til we get bored! Give us a shout if you fancy a trip cheers"


The good weather just rolls on... (1 July)
This report came in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...
"Sorry for the late report, bit of a rough afternoon yesterday but fish didn’t seem too bothered! I have space on a wrecking trip tomorrow leaving at midday coming in at 2030 £60 a head max of 8 on the boat give us a shout if you fancy it 07989778361!! Cheers" 

 Gorgeous day...beautiful fish... (29 June)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Some cracking pollock on today’s trip"
 Tasty, poisonous yes...but tasty (28 June)
There have been a lot of reminders concerning the 'terror' of the Lesser Weever, this little fish that we find on the beaches can give you a nasty sting from its dorsal fin or gill plate covers. But its big brother the 'Greater Weever' we can catch afloat are not so poisonous. I saw this post from Doug Martin...
"While looking through some photos from last autumn I came across this one, it’s of a 30cm plus greater weaver that I caught off of Dover. It was caught on a fillet and release basis, the fillets were pan fried in butter seasoned with black pepper and sea salt. While filleting I would suggest a stout pair of gloves until the dorsal fin and gill plates are disposed of!"

Great day to be afloat... (25 June)
I had this report in from Anthony this afternoon of today's effort out on Peganina (0798977361) from Rye...
"7 eels and a nice little show of bream, bit slow on cod and pollock but still a lovely day on the water!"

Some great fishing to be had... (24 June)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (0798977361) from Rye...
"Some of the fish caught in last two days - I have space on tomorrow's wrecking trip leaving at 8am, £60 each max of 8 on the boat and couple of spaces on Friday's trip leaving at 10am. Cheers"

And yes they have teeth... (24 June)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
The Fishing was a bit slow today, Plenty of Ebb Tide, managed to boat 4 or 5 
thornback, and a Tope of about 20 lb, caught by Luke. Happy Days."



STOP PRESS...well Done Ant (23 June)
I just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"I just destroyed the boat record by 14lb landing this 84lb monster! Absolutely nails fight - took me from top to the bottom 4 times. My TLD25 full clutch and thumb to keep it out the wreck!! ABSOLUTELY BUZZING!!! Fish swam off lovely too! Plus massive thanks to the crew for netting it for me!!!"

Ant's been dreaming of breaming (22 June)
I had this report in from Anthony this afternoon out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Finally after a lot waiting the little silver darlings are here!!!!!! Also had strap conger, cod and pollock!!!"

The numbers are growing... (12 June)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Keith with the best codling from today - very encouraging to see them starting to make a bit of a comeback!!"

Jaws..Jason needs a bigger boat (10 June)
I had this report in last night from Jason Adams out on 'Sea Otter' from Dungeness...
"36lb Tope caught today by Brian on half a fresh mackerel downtide! Congratulations mate!"


What a cracker...beautiful fish (9 June)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye today...
"A very a happy Jack today - lovely 10lb cod. The photo doesn't do the fish any justice!"...Ant told me the fish was in immaculate condition and fought all the way up. 

Tom's smile says it all... (4 June)
I had this report in from yesterday from Steve Savage...
"Hi Tony, photo of Tom and his 11.5 lb pollock caught out from the Varne Boat Club on the 1st June."

Hard work pays off... (3 June)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye today...
"Best fish of a tough day afloat but we didn’t give up and found a few in the end!!"

So nice to see well done Quinton (28 May)
I saw this report in tonight from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness.
Only 2 crew aboard today, 1 or 2 Pollock a Bass and Quinton Taylor with a 5lb Codling."



Quality if not quantity...(28 May)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye today...
"Young Graham was top rod today cracking fish!"

Becky Lee...a Cornish holiday...(27 May)
I had this report in from Becky Lee yesterday evening...
"Slow day today on lo kie adventures out of Penzance with Kieren Faisey. But some very good fish none the less. Conger to 35lb, pollack to 10lb, cod to 8lb plus other species like smooth hound, poor cod, cuckoo wrasse, red gurnard, grey gurnard, dogfish, coalfish and a PB and my first ever Couches Bream of 7lb Caught on peeler which has made my trip. Third biggest ever on the charter down here and best fighting fish I have had in English waters."

A good day for Andrew, nice mix...(27 May)
I had this report in yesterday from Andrew Buss out with Jerry Oiller of Fairchance (01797 363544) fame from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony, I fished from the Fairchance today with local lads. I Caught my first tope estimated at 30lbs. It took head half of fresh mackeral. Also had my first boat codling. So 3 codling, 5 pollock, 1 tope a few mackeral and the usual whiting and doggies caught today. photos to follow if i can work out how."

A cracking fish...with teeth...(26 May)
I saw this report yesterday from Jerry Oiller...well done Darren lovely tope...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness Top Rod today was Darren Brooks, with a 35lb Tope.— with Darren Brooks.

Another beautiful bass for Cliff...(24 May)
I had this report from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Essex Angler Cliff Mills, with a 8 lb 8 oz Bass, a dozen or So Plaice also caught."
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What a cracking fish today...(24 May)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Best pollock from today’s wrecking trip."


More codling...getting excited (20 May)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance fame' fishing from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. 
They do exist ! .Top Angler today was Phil Jones, with a plump 4 lb codling, had 5 smaller ones, that were returned and 3 or 4 pollock on the drift. Happy Days."


Not every day is a winner (20 May)
I had this report in last night from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) out from Rye...
"Terrible day looking for early eels but did see more codling!!"


The smiles say it all...(18 May)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) today from Rye...six smiling faces says it all...
"Finally after lots of exploring we were finding them in good numbers today!! Great day on the plaice, some absolute beauties, the biggest just over 3lb and 55cm’s long!!! Lost count of the number’s but 70/80 plus easily!!!"


Strange can this be true...(16 May)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) today from Rye...he could be right..."Managed 4 more unicorns - very encouraging to see! The smallest was about 5 inches - are they making a come back???????"

You see...you never know...(15 May)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) today from Rye...lovely day..."Best unicorn of season today just over 5lbs".


Lovely day for a drift...(13 May)
I saw this report posted by Jerry Oiller last night...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness.
Bisley Angling Club, aboard today managed to Boat 10 Pollock, The best being caught by Tony Hudson at just over 7 lb, Thornback and Smooth Hound also caught."


Fun in the sun for the kids... ( 07 May)
I had this report in from Darren Cruickshank...
"Hi Tony 
Trip out on bank holiday Monday at Littlehampton with ruby and Marley beautiful morning for a couple of hours had 21 bream 2 gars 2 wrasse and a Mackarel many returned but some some for the bbq great day out nice to see the smiles when kids go fishing. Cheers Darren"

Return of the plaice... ( 05 May)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Much better day on the Plaice this afternoon. Tim was top rod with around 20."


Summer come early... ( 02 May)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) yesterday from Rye...
"Hooked three and landed 2 small straps. Had some cracking bites considering the time of year - very encouraging also had a couple of codling and 7 pollock!!"

Cracking weather...lots of miles ( 29 April)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Lovely day afloat but fishing was a bit depressing if I am honest lots of miles of searching for turbots with no joy, still managed 9 species lots of mackerel, skates, a hound, pollocks, greater weevers, gurnards, herring, pouts and whiting tho."


Is anybody up for it... ( 27 April)
I just had this in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Due to a cancellation I now have tomorrow free does anybody want to go try for a ray and some hounds (maybe drift a couple of wrecks) leaving at 10 am wind dropping away all the time!"
 Beautiful day for a plaice or two ( 20 April)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Few more plaice yesterday unfortunately I picked a rope up at the start of the trip so was restricted to 4kts making the day hard work. I have a couple of spaces on tomorrow's Plaice fishing trip if any one fancy’s it. Cheers"

Mixed bag for Kevin... ( 19 April)
I had this report in last night from Ken Hicks fishing out of Rye on Wednesday...
"Hi Tony got out yesterday 17/04 with fine sunshine as we left the harbour but fog got thicker the further we went out and stayed overcast and gloomy most of day (unlike bright sunshine in land !!, people don't believe you when you get back and they say you must have had a lovely day in the sun)
we went to several wrecks was hard going as seemed to be lots of May rot (gulley water down deep) had lots of small mackerel, pollock,Gunard, whiting,and a rare species for the area a codling!! tried live baiting with joey mackerel for a bass and landed up with A 12 1/2 lb pollock biggest of the day hard work but better than work !!
Thanks. Kevin Hicks"

It could be summer... ( 13 April)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Fine day at sea!"

  A bit 'nippy' but worth it... ( 13 April)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness beach today...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness 
Only 2 crew aboard today, Shirley Codling and Foggy Robinson, managed to boat 12 Pollock, and a few Thornbacks, Foggy could catch them 2 at a time, Happy Days."


It's nice to put one back ( 12 April)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) launching from Rye...it has been tough going...but well done Ian for putting one back...
"Ian with his new Pb squid on today’s trip didn’t weigh it as it was returned as soon as the photo was taken!!"


Tough going but fish are there ( 09 April)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) launching from Rye...
"Russel with his best plaice from today’s trip" 


Another sign, summers coming ( 07 April)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) launched from Rye...
"Had some lovely big Grunters (tub gurnards) on today’s trip - another species I’d associate with summer. Won’t be long until the bream are on their way!"

Plenty of plaice today...( 06 April)
I just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) launched from Rye...
"Sean was top rod today - the photo is of him holding his best two out of the 16 he caught."
Will 'Mr Spiky' came out to play...( 04 April)
Well its good news from April the first until the last day of October we can take one (sizeable 42cm) bass a day so lets see if the bass come out to play this weekend...
Just in case you have forgotten what a bass looks like, here is a picture of one caught on Anthony's boat Peganina last year...

More superb pollack...( 30 March)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Some of the pollock caught on today wrecking trip."


Some cracking pollack...( 30 March)
I had this report in from Kevin Hicks this morning...
"Hi Tony 
Managed to get out from Rye yesterday on a beautiful sunrise and day after a fruitless cod winter (1st time in 20 years not had a winter cod off Dungeness)  although did have thick fog mid morning for about 3/4 hour, went wreck hoping found pollock best going just over 12lb also had Gurnard, Whiting and of course the ever loving Pout !!, but no sign of Bass or the elusive Cod don't think they are ever going to turn up now ,  had to return early due to a bit of engine trouble 
but lovely day afloat. Kevin Hicks"

I do like blonds...( 30 March)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness
A nice Blond Ray, for Ian today, with 1 or 2 Thornbacks thrown in."

Summers coming!...( 29 March)
I had this report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...hard going but great weather to be afloat...
"Another tough day afloat trying different areas, but on the plus side we did find a few strings of mackerel - summers coming!!"

Flat calm...and more flatfish...( 28 March)
Anthony was out today on Peganina out of Rye (07989778361)...
"Few more spotty ones today and hit the absolute mother load of flat dog fish (thorn backs) in the middle of today's trip - one every drop! Still got space on tomorrow's plaice trip, leaving at 8am! Weather looks stunning like today not a breath of wind!"

Great spring (plaice) weather...( 27 March)
I had this report in from Anthony from last weekend...
"Bit of a late report from last weekend - few plaice starting to show, no monsters but the ones we found were in great condition! Have space Friday, Saturday and Sunday for offshore wrecking. Cheers"

What a cracking pollack...( 18 March)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361)...
"Best pollock of today’s nothing-really-went-to-plan trip! I have spaces Friday, Saturday and Sunday! I am slowly getting my diary together, if you fancy a trip give me a shout!"


Were in for a 'bumpy' ride...( 17 March)
I had this report in this evening from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame (01797 363544) out from Dungeness...
"A good show for a Skate in the East Bay today, 14 caught in all."


Colour matched...beard wise...( 03 March)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Ollier of 'Fairchance' fame (01797 363544) out from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony, Local lads aboard today, managed 6 or 7 small Pollock on the wrecks down East, 6 Thornback at Anchor and a fine Tub Gurnard  for Darren Brooks."

Rock & Roll on the way back ( 02 March)
I had this report from Anthony this evening...
"Boys did amazing today considering storm Freya was doing her best to ruin our day - good day afloat!!"

Great day for catching a few rays ( 19 Feb)
I saw this report posted on facebook this morning by Jason Adams out on Sea Otter (07772708317) from Dungeness...
A couple of photos from Saturdays trip with Clive and gang. A smooth day afloat and landed a few rays. Best fish going to Howard aka tipless,, with an 11lb Ray.

Jerry's right...spring is on its way ( 18 Feb)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame (01797 363544) out from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony , spring is on its way, crew managed to scratch out 7 Plaice in the West Bay, the best going 1 lb 10 oz, then a few drifts over the wrecks for 1 or 2 small Pollock, Luke landing the best at  4 lb 8 oz. Regards Jerry. O."

Early spring conditions, wrecking ( 16 Feb)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Hard work pays off best pollock was over 10lb"

Peganina has a new skipper...( 04 Feb)
This report came in to me last night from Kris Hatton...
"Hi Tony went out with your lad today great skipper but the fish where not there I think a lot of the boats out there had the same problem....Ant let my boy skipper the boat on the way home that made his day, also Ant had a lot of time for my lad even tho he was on Ants case all the time !!! I took some pics and a video thought you would like to see tell Ant thanks."


The first sign of spring coming...( 20 Jan)
I just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"So inshore trip today steady stream of dabs with few plaice throw in too! Bernie at it again boating the best one at just over 3lb"

Well done Jerry...in spite of the...( 13 Jan)
I had this report emailed in tonight from Jerry Oiller...out on 'Fairchance' (01797363544) from Dungeness toughing it out on some bracing weather...
"Hi Tony,  Dan P  Dave Knot, and Shirley Codling aboard today, Scratched out 6 Thornback and a Spur dog at just over 10lb Regards  Jerry O"


Well hello 2019...( 31 Dec)
Here's wishing you all a tremendous 2019, we all have our dreams of a great catch in 2019, that the fun of fishing...you just don't know whats out there...keep dreaming.



Last minute...dawn patrol ( 28 Dec)
I had this in from Anthony of Peganina (07989778361) a few minutes ago...
"Had 5 cancelled for tomorrow, now I have picked another 3 making 4 but still couple more spaces if anyone fancy’s it. Leaving at half 6 give me text if wanna go. Cheers Ant"

A bus mans Holiday... ( 27 Dec)

Anthony had his crew cancel today so went afloat with Zalan Pasky and his son Zane from the Varne Boat Club...out on Zalan's boat Sea Dog they had a great day wrecking...some brilliant Pollock fishing the best over 13lb... 

You would get a decent fillet off... ( 27 Dec)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye yesterday...
No cod but some decent whiting...
"Best whiting from Wednesday inshore trip nearly 3lbs"

  What a great Christmas present... ( 25 Dec)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...Great to be afloat with my boys on Christmas day, Anthony & Robert ideal present...
Very hard work and lots of tide today - got up to 2 and half lb of lead but perseverance paid off and we got our Christmas Day congers. Merry Christmas to all! P.s I've got a couple of spaces tomorrow still and on Friday/Saturday as well - might be wrecking at the weekend too. Give me a text on 07989778361 Cheers Ant

Better late than never... ( 16 Dec)
I had a message from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Sorry for late report, fishing on Friday was bit challenging due to there being a bit more wind than forecast. Highlight for me was a great run of channel whiting biggest going at 1lb 12oz, had a couple of thornys and lovely little blonde too And still catching mackerel. I have spaces next Friday, Saturday and Sunday too if any one fancies it."

Blonde rays make the day... ( 11 Dec)
I had this report from Simon Newman out with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance' ( 01797363544) from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony. A weather window saw us aboard Fair Chance today. We targeted cod and rays. The cod didn't play but we finished with 6 blonde rays to circa 15 lb and a couple of thornback plus a stonking whiting knocking on for 2 lb."

Wind makes fish, if you can get out ( 2 Dec)
I just snatched this photo of Ant Hills Peganina of his facebook page...looking at the current weather forecast...(except for Tuesday)...if you want to get afloat...keep an eye open for a 'weather window'.
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Just wait till the wind drops...( 26 Nov)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Making the best of the last day of fine weather. Loads of fish all day, unfortunately only the 1 codling caught by myself fishing uptide on straight lug, also had a lovely spur."

































bream for 'Peggy'...( 29 September)
I had this report in tonight in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"On the bream again today the ebb tide was phenomenal making life hard for the lads but the still found some."






























 























 


 

















 























































































































  
































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Nice ray in the bay ( 8 October)
I had this emailed to me this afternoon from John Whitten...looks to me like a nice blonde ray..."Just landed in Hythe bay on aristocrat by Porkie out of Dover"