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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."


There are a few about...fit fish...( 25 Nov)
I had this report in this morning from Elizabeth Jane out yesterday...
"Trevor on Elizabeth Jane Dungeness reports seeing a couple of codling yesterday Best one of 7lbs falling to James Miller from Sussex."

Anthony...Pushing the envelope...( 25 Nov)
I had this in from Anthony this morning out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye last night on a late season conger hunt...
"Absolutely tremendous effort from the lads last night in torrential rain! 6 eels landed - top 3 weighing in at 26, 46 and 48lb"

Tough going...tough conditions...( 17 Nov)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Much tougher today due to weather But still managed some cracking fish, the boy’s weren’t feeling very photogenic so just took a couple photos of the better ones next to the rule (wrasse 44 bream 37). I was lucky enough to have another cracking pollock of 8lb"

Amazing what you can do...( 16 Nov)
I had this brilliant report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye, he said "amazing what you can do when the weather lets you"...
"Blinding day today’s biggest pollock went 11lb and biggest squid was 3.12lb had few bream as well! Well happy boy’s did well and great fun watching the squid chase the fish up!!"



Plenty of fish offshore...( 15 November)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Finally got back offshore today. Me and the boys worked very hard and managed to produce a good feed of bream - biggest going 3lb! Along with lots of gurnards, mackerel and a squid. Other news: I have next years tide table and am now taking bookings for next year."

Nick (No Fear) you will be missed ( 14 Nov)
We said good bye to Nick (No Fear) Burton today, Nick was one of the good guys, fishing 
as his passion beach and boat...he never moaned about the lack of fish, there was always
tomorrow...he worked hard played hard. He had a great send off thanks to Beth (his partner and soul mate)...the crematorium and church were packed...standing room only...

Plenty of congers...on the feed...( 5 Nov)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
"14 congers today no monsters dropped plenty more too!!"

Climate change...tuna not cod...( 5 Nov)
I had this report in lunch time from Anthony out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
"Out here congering today just waiting for the tide to start. Boys are mackereling away for a bit of fresh bait and I hear the cry of tuna shouted on deck!!! A big well done to Ian Hewett - first Bonito Tuna Ive ever had on the boat!!"

Now what is that...( 3 November)
I saw this report in today from Jerry Oiller out on 'Fairchance' from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness,
A Breezy Day afloat today for anglers Diggers and Nathan, Scratched out 7 or 8 small Congers, 2 Thornbacks, and a very rare 3 lb Codling. Maybe a sign of Better things to come. HAPPY DAYS."



What a pair of pollock's...( 22 October)
This report came in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
"James showing off his lovely brace of pollock from today’s trip."
Peggy on manoeuvres...( 22 October)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
"SPACES this week - the boat is empty on Thursday and Friday - loads of mackerel around so if you've got any kids who fancy a trip give me a shout. Or we could run an inshore trip - don’t mind! Also had 3 people drop out of Sunday’s trip so we have space on that too. 

So another eventful day yesterday for Peggy. Me and the lads attended the mayday for the missing diver and were stood down after an hour and half of searching. Lads were spot on - all of them kept a great look out. Unfortunately the diver is still missing though. Fishing wise we had a good day - loads and I mean loads of mackerel close in first thing then as we steamed off 20 bream, couple of congers (biggest 32lb) and loads of gurnards and pouts. We weren’t where I wanted to be because of the morning's events but still a good day"

As the sun goes down...( 21 October)
I had this report from Anthony this morning out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
"Great night on the conger last night, 5 landed, top 3 weights were 46lb, 43lb and 24lb"

Brilliant weather and fishing...( 21 October)
I had this report in yesterday from Anthony out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
"Plenty of bream today top rod boating 11 to him self also had couple of red mullets too as well as gurnards, Mackerel and pouts."
  They are getting bigger....( 20 October)
I saw this on facebook posted by Jerry Oiller yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Essex Boys like Blonds, Managed to boat 8 Blond Rays today, the Best Hitting the Scales at 25 lbs 5oz another at 24 lbs, also caught pollock 4 Thornback Rays, smooth hound, 2 sml Turbot, Gurnard and Mackarel. Happy Days."


A very pretty 'unicorn'....( 19 October)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07898778361) from Rye...
Ant called and said he has had 2 drop out for tomorrow...offshore wrecking leaving at 10am...
"So the plan today was to go breaming and then come back inshore to start old Peggy’s winter Cod campaign. Now the plan was successful - we did have few bream (though not as many as I would have liked but not my favourite wrecks) and I had a cracking 8lb pollock . We also did had a superb conditioned codling, but the tide didn’t make an appearance - think if it had we would of have seen a few cod! - hopefully we might actually see a little run this winter after all fingers crossed!!!" 

Beautiful day beautiful blond ( 17 October)
I saw this from Jerry Oiller posted this evening...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Managed to scratch out 6 Blond Rays and 8 Thornbacks, Foggy Robinson landed the best Blond at 15lb, Tope, Bream, Gurnard, and Wrasse also caught, a Beautiful Summer's Day in mid October, Happy Days."

Great weather...great bream ( 17 October)
Another report in today from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Good day on the bream!"

Offshore heaven for Peg...( 17 October)
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"So was back offshore yesterday cracking little day 9 species plenty of bream and some lovely pollock. Saturday crew are a looking for couple more people to make the numbers up and I have spaces on Monday too both are wrecking trips. Also running a conger trip on Wednesday the 24th max of 4 on the boat £75 pp. cheers Anthony"
   Ant struck silver today...( 10 October)
I had this report in from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"So on an inshore trip today happily catching whiting and day dreaming about catching codling and shoal of these little bad boys come though happy days didn’t want a codling anyway!!! Lol"

The craft of anchoring...( 9 October)
I had this report in from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Another highly emotional night eeling and another two PB’s for my customers!!! I decided to fish a new wreck so I am having to learn how to anchor it which meant we did catch it few times!! We lost some cracking fish too but the tally was 11, Hooked 8, boarded the top three going at 36, 41 and 50lb!!!"


Hard work pays off...again...( 8 October)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Tough day in the office for me and the lads had to work hard with it being wind over tide!! Hooked 13 landed 8 mostly straps but did land a 42 and 48lb."

  Hard work pays off...( 6 October)
I had this report in from Anthony this morning...
Tough day yesterday plenty Of steaming around but found them in the end also interesting was few plaice around the wrecks too.

What a cracker for Micky...( 4 October)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Micky had the best bream of today. Had one lad pull out tomorrow - boat leaves at 10am give me a text if you wanna jump on. Cheers, Ant"
Beautiful fish in great shape...( 3 October)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Another cracking day afloat, plenty of sport from some very hard-fighting bass to 5.8lb, pollock to 5lb and plenty of bream, the biggest nudging just over 3lb. All fish are in amazing condition after what looks like a good summer of feeding."

It pays to keep trying...( 2 October)
I had this in from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Sorry for being a bit slow with sending Monday’s report unfortunately we had to come inshore as it was too rough outside so we only had those 2 lovely bass, 5lb and 6.5lbs. So then we went chasing plaice, they took some finding but we persevered and found a few of them in the end and also had another 3 bass - all around 40cm on the plaice rigs. I still have space on Fridays offshore trip as well Cheers Anthony"
Mine is bigger than yours...( 2 October)
I almost missed this post from Jem Oiller...fishing Sunday out from Dungeness...
Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Local crew aboard today, plenty of Bream on the inshore Wrecks. .....Happy Days.



Bass back on the menu again ( 1 October)
I saw this posted by Anthony this morning out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
Happy 1st of October boys on the 2nd drift of today on the Peganina!!!

More 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."

Some very sad news...( 29 September)
I had a phone call this morning from Steve Savage, concerning his fishing partner Nick Burton...Nick had a massive heart attack last night and died.
Nick was a very keen angler beach and boat, a good customer and friend, his only weakness, he was a 'Spurs' supporter. Nick was only in his early fifties...he will be missed...Nick is the one with the cod, Steve the bass.

A beautiful pollock( 28 September)
I had this report in from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"I managed to snatch another lovely pollock off the wreck yesterday on my super light spinning rod really good sport. I have spaces on Tuesday and Friday next week  cheers Anthony"

Good day to be afloat... ( 26 September)
I saw this posted tonight by Jem Oiller of Fairchance fame...Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Essex Brother's Chris and Bob along with Mr Newman, aboard today, Looking for Tope, slow going only landed 3 the best going 25 lb and a Thornback Ray. Good day to be afloat.

Going the extra mile... ( 26 September)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"On an inshore wrecking trip today - little bit of a struggle, plenty of adjusting the anchor and moving to different parts of the wreck, but still produced some good fish!!"

So much fun in the sun... ( 25 September)
I had this report in from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Great day on the bream and for the last half an hour we fished for the congers as we lost the light had one of 49lb! Still have a couple spaces tomorrow on and inshore wrecking trip targeting bream £50 per person leaving at half 9 forecast looks amazing too."

Great fishing in the wet ( 22 September)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony...
"Good afternoon afloat boys done really well considering it raining for most the trip!!"

Cracking specimen eel...(17 September)
I had this report in from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Young Taylor on his second boat trip just smashed his PB conger by 20lbs landing lovely Eel of 51lb’s today!! Bream, pollock, gurnards, scads and loads of mackerel on today’s trip too!!"
A nice mixed bag+ codling (17 September)
I saw this last night from Jason Adams was was out yesterday morning on Sea Otter out from Dungeness...
"Day 2.... more or less the same fishing today with the odd drift chucked in. Weather conditions were some what challenging but the crew of 6 done very well. Simon Newman and nick opted for mackerel baits on a flowing trace In the hopes for a Tope whilst the rest of the gang fancied a bream again. It really was a mixed species day with Tope, Bream, red and grey gurnard, mackerel, codling, plaice and pollock. Simon had the biggest Tope at 10lb ish and Clive had a lovely 5lb ish codling. A great weekend with a great crowd, looking forward to the next time!"

Loads bream for 'Shirley' ( 15 September)
I saw this post from Jem Oiller out on Fairchance from Dungeness this evening...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Shirley Breaming, Scratched out 19 himself, red mullet, Gurnard and Mackerel, well done Shirley Codling.

Plenty of species...( 15 September)
I saw this report from Jason Adams out on Sea Otter from Dungeness this evening...
"The Colliers are back in town! A long day with its challenges but we did scratch out over 20 bream and 10 other species! Everyone had their chance at the bream at some point throughout the day. Unfortunately the horse mackerel took a likening to Clive meaning his baits weren’t in the water long enough as they were being savaged. Simon Newman put a lot of effort into trying for a squid but the conditions made that a struggle. Let’s see what tomorrow brings! Sea otter out.."

What a start for Taylor...( 15 September)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony of yesterdays trip out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Congers were going like steam trains yesterday in the tide - hooked 6 landed 3, young Taylor on his first ever boat trip had two eels one just under 30lbs and one just over. Paddy also had a little codling - hopefully they're on the move inside!!! "
Another great pollock...( 13 September)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye... "Tough couple of days on the congers, only landed a few straps, lost all the better fish, but Ian did have this fine pollock today." 

Brilliant wreck pollock...( 9 September)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Had this absolute beauty today just shy of 11lbs on size 1 Varivas J hook testament to how good those hooks really are and well played to Tom for not bullying the fish and losing it!!! More pollock today then I seen I ages and few bream too! Happy days now I got a couple days off ideal cheers Ant"

A nice range of species...( 9 September)
I saw this report in last night from Jem Oiller out on 'Fairchance' from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Local Angler's aboard today, plenty of Bream to be caught, 1 or 2 small Pollock, and a fine Red Mullet for Larry, plenty of Mackerel. Happy Days."

Quality fishing inshore...( 8 September)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Amazed my self today, how good the inshore fishing was, maybe dad was right telling me not to steam so far!...the crew had a great day."

What a cracking bream...( 6 September)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Back on better numbers of bream today 50 plus I lost count in the end photo of the best one"

Working at it...challenging ( 6 September)
I had this report in from Anthony this morning of yesterdays trip out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Boys done really well yesterday little bit more wind making positing the boat a challenge still managed a dozen bream and few other bits as well"

The next one could be... ( 4 September)
I had this report in from Anthony this afternoon out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...

"10 species today! The mackerel are hellish thick out here, couldn’t get through them to get to the bream for most of the day, but still managed 30 plus bream tho! We were also getting the mackerel and scad smashed on the way up, by tope I think - landed a couple of small ones too! Its really exciting out here at the moment because it feels like you got the chance to catch anything!!! Next week thinking I’ll try for an early Cod on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th as there massive tides if any one fancies it! Also have spaces on wrecking trips on the 13th (leaving at 5am) and the 14th (leaving at 6am). Cheers, Ant"
Another cracking bream... ( 3 September)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Another shiny trip biggest bream 3lb 4oz I fished my self for congers had 3 biggest of 42lb"

Quality bream keep coming ( 3 September)
I just had this report in Anthony of yesterdays trip out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Fantastic trip yesterday loads of bream up too 2.5lbs loads of mackerels 4 congers up too 32lb. Really encouraging that we been seeing lots strap congers too and best bream on today’s trip just went 3lb 4oz I’ll report later! cheers Ant"
 Good weather, good plaice ( 2 September)
I had this report in tonight from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame (01797 363544) out from Dungeness...
"Tried for a plaice today, with the Crocken Hill Boy's, the going was slow, with 1 or 2 better ones for Neil and Big Cliff, a number of Dabs, Gurnard and plenty of Greater Weaver! Cliff managed to land a 14 lb Tope on his Plaice gear. Stopped for a few Bream on the way home on the wrecks. Beautiful day to be afloat."

Plenty more bream...( 1 September)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Good day afloat plenty of bream, 6 congers (biggest 32lb didn’t get a photo as it escaped out the back door) unfortunately the congering got interpreted by a 'mayday' which we attended - a small commercial boat sunk, luckily all the crew were OK but the two hours on that cost us the best of the tide! Plus a bonus tope." 


Would you 'Adam and Eve it'...( 31 August)
Just had this in from Anthony...
"The Peganina (from Rye) has just been let down by a whole boat booking - trip tomorrow leaves at 6am, going for bream and conger. Give me a text on 07989778361 and I will call you back. Also to every one who’s been trying get hold of me - I am very sorry, been flat out and I am much better at driving the boat than bookings I will try harder! Cheers, Ant"
It's great just to get out...( 28 August)
I had this report in from Tommy Ashford out on his own boat from Dover...with Steve Savage of New Romney...
"Steve with a nice little bass on today’s trip . Nice fit fish returned for another day."

Zane...nearly the big one...( 28 August)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Another exciting and emotional night on the eels! fished a new wreck - boarded 3 (2 at 36lb and 1 at 32lb) lost 4!! Young Zane, only 14, lost a monster eel just under the suface - hook pulled. I think this one would have been a new boat PB (70lb biggest so far) - it had one of my conger rods bent double and the tld 25 on full drag still taking line - gutted for him as it would been his first conger!!!"

Ant is after the big one...( 28 August)
I had this report in last night from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Josh with new PB 45lb plus eel was job to weigh as boat wouldn’t stay still also lost two others 1 snapped 50lb mono main line other one bite through 200lb can’t be long before we land a monster eel!!"  

More bream on the menu...( 25 August)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Some photos from today's bream trip."
Ant going the extra mile...( 22 August)
Another report from Anthony tonight out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Bream bream and more bream tried going a bit further find some bigger ones, but no good had a 5lb pollock And small boot lace too!"
 Anglers love a challenge...( 22 August)
I had this report in from Anthony lunchtime out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Real mixed bag yesterday in very challenging conditions again but the boys done very well."
  I do like bull huss...tasty...( 21 August)
I saw this report in from Tommy Ashford fishing their own boat out of Dover...well done Terry Snr...
"Well days plan didn’t go by the book but the old man did have a 6lb bull huss not massive but for Dover that’s a good size"

Cracking weather out deep...( 21 August)
Yesterdays trip out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye harbour...
"Tope 12.8lb steve’s bream 2.4lb"
Best bream Steve Harvey, besides bream Rusty Carter also had a small conger and Darren Brooks 
this male tope...me pouting king!

Early codling and a few tope... ( 21 August)
I saw this post last night from Jem Oiller...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, After a Tope today, the going was a bit slow, had 6 or 7 on, managed to boat 4 the best being caught by Simon Newman around 24 lbs, a couple of Codling 3 lb ers caught on the Tope Baits, also plenty of Mackerel. ..."

A nice bass for Robbie... ( 18 August)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Best fish of today fell to Robbie and was safety Returned!"

Another top day for Peganina ( 17 August)
I had this brilliant report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Interesting day on the boat good mixed bag of 7 species and a large pod of Dophins. We had couple of nice tope and eventually found the bream - they started feeding hard just before we came home. We also had a couple of good congers mine was 46lb and Tim had one of 70lb smashing the boat record by 20lbs. He also had a lovely Cuckoo Wrasse which got me very excited but sadly only went 2lb 2oz when I got it on calibrated scales but due to some poor advice given by a certain tackle shop the fish was in a box dry for at least two hours before they rung me back informing me that the British record was actually 2.7lb not 3.8lb (he weighted that record fish in his shop lol). He then suggested that I might want to put it in water and get it weighed properly so it definitely lost bit of weight but don't think it would have beat the record anyway!!! Hopefully another good day tomorrow!"

What a beautiful bass...( 15 August)
I saw this on Facebook posted by Roger Lennon...
"!Congratulations to crew member Daniel Taylor on your new pb bass, 
12lb 9oz, 
Caught on a single live prawn just Now on board SkerryBelle charter boat Ramsgate, 
Top angling young man,you should be chuffed with that, I know I would be, but hey the skipper should take some credit don't you think ๐Ÿ˜
Bookings 07805250427 Www.ramsgatefishingcharters.co.uk"


Dungeness crew on travels...( 12 August)
I had this report in today from David Kingsman...a 41lb cod...
"Hi Tony,
Just a quick update. Still a couple of days to go. Lady Luck smiled on me today. Hopefully more to follow. Becky had first Halibut but I’ll let her update you..."
I should have said...he is in Norway

Good fishing...at a pinch...( 11 August)
I had this report in from Anthony out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Bream where little bit harder today due to the tide still managed a few fair few though and a token lobster!!"

Ready to go...first come...( 11 August)
I had this 'news flash' in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Just been let down by tomorrow’s crew the trip was 1pm till 10pm going for tope and congers(could also fish for bream)! Forecast is flat Calm tomorrow evening as well and I got the blue dogs out ready as well!!"

Happy days for Jerry...( 5 August)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller out on Fairchance from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Local lads in the Boat today, Foggy Robinson, with a 10lb Tope, Shirley Codling with a fine Plaice, ,Darren with a 8 lb Bass , ,Returned and Vince had an 9 lb Lobster, 18 Bream, 3 Tope, 2 Bass, a Smooth Hound plenty of Mackarel also caught. Happy Days."

Brilliant bream 'busting' hour...( 5 August)
Today's report from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"So tried for a plaice on first half of the day, only had a couple so canned that idea then we went after bream and they were feeding hard! We’re not sure how many we had, we think over 50 but it was such a crazy hour -they were coming two at a time most of the time, plus a couple of unicorns too. Another good day for Peganina            - top fishing lads" 


A great day 'Breamin'...( 4 August)
Another great report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye..
"Cracking day on the Bream again Biggest was 3lb 4oz but well over 30 boated along with pollock, tope and a couple of congers." 

Great mixed bag for Jerry...( 4 August)
I saw this report tonight from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Ashford crew aboard today, a good mix of fish caught today, 30 Bream, 3 Tope, 3 codling, a Thornback, Plaice, Dab, Gurnard and plenty of Mackarel. Happy Days."

Big conger to start the month...( 1 August)
I had this report in tonight from Garry Bristow, out on Peganina (07989778361) with Anthony from Rye.
"Thanks again. Brilliant days fishing. Garry"

Plenty of fish for 'Fairchance'...( 28 July)
I saw this post from Jerry Oiller yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, The Bream Team, Peter, Bob and Cliff aboard today, plenty of Bream to be had, also caught pollock, bass and codling, lot's of Mackerel about."

Bream bonanza in the sun...( 26 July)
I had report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Fantastic day on the bream must of been over 40 boated and cracking token pollock on the bream rigs too!"
Another ten of the best...( 24 July)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Cracking day afloat steady trickle of bream all day and 10 species Loads of mackerel too."
Grappling with the conditions...( 22 July)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Much tougher conditions today wind over tide still managed a few fish tho!"

Going for the big one...( 21 July)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony on Peganina ( 07989778361) from Rye...
"Back on my home turf today and we had some lovely Bream. The Congers are definitely moving around more now - chucked a sleeper rod out not expecting much and within minutes the bait was picked up and the fish was going for the wreck. I managed to stop it and slowly it started coming up but then took another massive dive and snapped the braid. Changed rods - straight back down, almost straight away another eel on got this one about mid way up before hook pulled on me. I’d say these are the best fish Iv'e seen hooked on boat. I don’t think I seen that ugly stick bent up like that before and made the 30lb eel caught on same rod other day look small. Saying all that we did land two eels one of 30lb and small strap looks like if I want that 100lb plus I got go bigger again with the rods and reels 30-50lb class won’t be enough! Cheers Anthony"
Flat calm of Dover...( 20 July)
I had this report in from Anthony this evening out on Peganina ( 07989778361) from Rye...
"Fished out of Dover today hard work although Paul was bit of a magpie!!"
Thames estuary boat comp...( 20 July) 
I had this report in this morning from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Cracking day yesterday fishing the Thames estuary boat competition. Unfortunately we didn’t win but still very pleased with how my crew did we boated 15 hounds biggest of 106cm already looking forward to the next years competition! Big thanks to the organisers!!! Cheers Ant "

Hoping for tope...result...( 18 July) 
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller this evening out on Fairchance from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Essex Boys and MR NEWMAN, IN THE Boat today, fishing for Tope, managed to boat 15, missed quite a few. The best going to Chris at around 30 lb, Happy Days."

What puts a bend in your rod...( 15 July)
I had this report in today from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye Harbour (07989778361)...
"Bream and congers today."...I can't think of anything better in the sun...nothing puts a bend in your rod like a conger...

How to put a smile on your face ( 13 July)
I had this report in from Anthony tonight after being out on Peganina from Rye (07989778361)...
"Best day on the bream so far this year"
And a couple of blondes... ( 9 July)
I had this report in tonight from Anyhony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye Harbour... "Lovely day to be on the water!!!"


Nice mixed bag for Jerry... ( 8 July)
I saw this from Jerry Oiller tonight...out on Fairchance from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness, Darren Brooks, with his first ever Blond Ray, also caught a Bass Pollock, Tope, Codling, mackerel and Thornback Rays."

Wow what a cracker... ( 8 July)
I just had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Monster Alert...A fella just landed a 4.8lb black bream cracking fish!!"
The traditional specimen size (NFSA Area G) is 3.1/2 lb...
A perfect '10' in the sun... ( 7 July)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Boys enjoyed the amazing weather today and had a few fish too, species list was bass, blonde ray, turbots, brill, plaice, dabs, mackerel, scads, weevers and doggies cheers Ant"

Banking on a decent fish... ( 6 July)
I had this report in this afternoon from Anthony out on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Young David with the best turbo of today’s trip."

Looks more like winter ( 6 July)
I had this report in from Anthony this morning...
"Some of the better codling during yesterday’s trip in the fog."

What a cracking plaice...( 27 June)
I saw this posted from Jerry Oiller on Sunday...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Local Angler's aboard today, Monty with a fine 4 lb 5oz plaice, also boated 10 Codling 4 or 5 Pollock, a coal fish and Bream. HAPPY DAYS."


What a great start...( 27 June)
I had this report in Sunday night from John Chappell
"Hi Tony
Thought I’d drop you a quick email to say thanks for the advice and boat gear. Attached is the thorn Ray we caught on our first day fishing back in May.
We had quite a few mackerel and a sea bass today (it went back in)."


A mixed bag for Peganina...( 24 June)
I had report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye harbour (07989778361)...
"So more pollock and coddling today but only 1 lonely bream! Although more mackerel then I seen in a while! The Photo is of Dan with one the better pollock!"

Fairchance finds a few codling...( 23 June)
 saw this report from Jerry Oiller...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness Shirley Codling, lived up to his name today, with 5 codling the best about 6 lb, along with Foggy Robinson who landed a couple and 1or 2 Pollock."


Cracking fish on Fairchance...( 21 June)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller this evening...things are picking up!!!
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544. Drifting the wrecks today, Croydon angler, Kevin Coyne with a fine Pollock 14lb 5oz, one or two 3 lb Codling and smaller Pollock also caught."

It's all kicking off for Ant... ( 21 June)
I had this report in from Ant tonight...out on Peganina from Rye harbour (07989778361)
"Exciting times first silver darlings of the year on Peggy today!! Plus codlings congers wrasse and mackerels!!!"

Rays saved the day... ( 21 June)
We had a challenging day out with Ant yesterday from Rye Harbour on Peganina (07989778361)
The weather didn't play ball, we wanted to go for a conger but when we anchored it was going to be to tough for us. Ant said to move inshore to get some calmer water...so we ended up ray fishing with our superb mackerel bait (thanks Cerion)...we had about twenty...good fun on light gear...and it saved the day.

Ant's boat is 'turbo' charged... ( 13 June)
You have got to give Ant points for trying, out on Peganina from Rye Harbour (07989778361)...
"Another hard day at the office, but at least a couple of the lads were pretty happy slowly tracking them down!!!  Other species was slow too...a bass, plaice, mackerel, sand eels, weevers...and lost a cracking tope, who was doing laps around the boat, but didn’t see it though ...can’t be much else it could have been! Cheers Ant.
p.s that my metre rule those 'turbos' are half metres long, couldn’t weigh them as my scales got beat up by a 'spur' the other day and new ones not here yet!!"

Its a tough life being a fish... ( 13 June)
I had this in on Sunday from Stooey Griffin...
"Thought i'd tell you a fishy story , My mate and i , fishing out of hastings , last sunday ,. My mate caught a decent size Gurnard , but in the landing net with it , was a 3 inch long Dover sole , how did that happen ??. Off went the dover sole back to the depths of the channel, when i gutted the gurnard , there was an identical sized dover sole in it's stomach. So , we reckoned it's a case of the hunter becoming the hunted ! , and lucky ol dover sole !."
Spot on Stooey...out there its one big food chain...everything predates on something and in their turn gets eaten...if you can work out where the food is you will find the fish!

Wrecking off Dover...payday...( 5 June)
I had this report in this evening from Phill Mace...
"Hi Tony, had a good trip on Sunday looking for pollock, the weather played ball and some great action followed." 

Great fun in the sun for Kevin...( 5 June)
I had this report in from Kevin Hicks who was fishing out of Rye harbour, who did well in spite of the 'may water' down below...
"Hi Tony had a day wrecking on Sunday the sun was just rising as we left the harbour at 4.45 and shone all day the sea was like glass although the water was mostly clear on top there were lots of signs of plenty on May rot (gulley water) at the bottom we still manage a good few pollock to 10 lb, 4 over 8lb and about a dozen codling to 5lb but feel we were clearly hampered by lack of tide and May rot but great day to be and always better than work"


The 'pinball wizard' of the channel ( 2 June)
I had this report in tonight from Ant out on Peganina from Rye Harbour (07989778361)...
"So its been busy few days at sea and maintenance on the boat but here few pictures!"

Tough conditions, mid channel...( 27 May)
I had this report in last night from Ant out on Peganina from Rye Harbour (07989778361)...
"Today's report...Another challenging day mid channel but the crew did amazing considering the conditions did see a cod and a pollock before the tide beat us and did manage an eel mid 30’s! Still got space on special trip on Monday leaving at 2am targeting conger and spurs!! Cheers Anthony"

  Nice mixed bag for Fairchance...( 26 May)
I saw this report from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness on Thursday...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544 Dungeness. Croydon crew out today, after leaving all their Bait on shore, managed to catch a couple of Mackerel, a nice plump 5 lb 8 oz Turbot for Paul Sarkie, Thornback Ray and a 4 lb Codling also caught.

Great day...on the plaice...( 25 May)
I had this report in from Ant out on 'Peganina' out of Rye (07989778361)...
"On the plaice today! We had great day too most were small but about 40/50 boated and out of them I think we had around 15 keepers but great sign for next couple of weeks!!! I have spaces though the week and I am running a special trip on Monday 2am till half 10 looking for spurs and congers. Cheers Anthony "


Sharks!...great day for Simon...( 24 May)
I had this report just in from Ant out on 'Peganina' out of Rye (07989778361)...
"So bit of fun day today I actually fished my self with Paddy and Simon. Me and Paddy only found thornbacks  but MR Newman was on fire with an 11lb thorny two spurs biggest on 18.8 (his pb spur) plus two tope, 20lb plus, biggest 23.8lb!! All fish returned Heathly and well!!" 

The 'fishfinder' at it again...( 21 May)
I had this report from Ant tonight out today on Peganina (07989778361) from Rye...
"Great day dogging on the Peganina. Was meant to be congering but they were not playing ball but the spurs were! Biggest weighing in at over 22lb (only 3lb off the British record) the others were 14,15, 19lbs and a bonus tope! Hopefully be back out there soon - that’s 3 spurs over 19lb in two weeks landed on the boat all were released as quick as possible after being photographed and weighed!! Cheers Ant"

Great day to be afloat...( 20 May)
I saw this last night posted by Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544, A Beautiful day to be afloat, the crew managed to scratch out 10 Pollock to 7 lb 3 or 4 codling, and 1 small Bass returned."

Hard work but worth it...( 11 May)
I had this email in this morning from Ant Hills of Peganina out of Rye Harbour...
"A few photos from the last few days fishing not amazing but there is fish to be caught and it’s been great so see the little codling. I have a couple spaces left for Sunday wrecking. Then empty book for next week so if any fancy a bit of fishing give me a shout forecast looks great! 07989778361 Cheers Ant "

More from Dover...( 8 May)
I had this report in from guys at Dover...no names but what great weather to be afloat...
"Hi,Sending pictures directly of privat boat .Two of us Left Dover harbour for wrecking fishing today 7 of May 6 am.Caught 5 lovely cods between 3 and 4 pounds.Now is 10:35am and we still on the water. Boat name Wave Warrior . Many TNX "


Nice codling off Dover...( 7 May)
I had this in from some guys out of Dover it came in yesterday...
"Hi,Sending pictures of privat boat catches report.Two of us Left Dover harbour for wrecking fishing yesterday 5 of May 6 am.Caught 8 lovely cods between 4 and 6 pounds,20 mackerel+whiting+6 atlantic horse mackerel and 6 gurnards. 
Boat name Warrior Waves. Many TNX "

Last minute trip...in the sun...( 7 May)
I had this in from Anthony by phone just now...
"I have a couple of spare places for this afternoon...4pm to 8pm...sorry for the lack of reports been very busy."
So if you fancy a quick trip out on Peganina from Rye, call Ant on 07989778361


A tasty bit of saltwater fun... ( 28 April)
I had this report in tonight from Ant out on Peganina (07989778361) launching from Rye harbour...
"Group of carp lads out with me today steady steam of pollock and the odd cod till the tide beat us!!"


Codding and chips ( 22 April)
I had this just in from Ant out on Peganina (07989778361) launching from Rye harbour on his way in...
"So I started my day steaming off in to the distance wondering why I wasn't going skate fishing like every one else, am I just burning all my diesel for nothing and this feeling stayed with me all morning until the 5th wreck when we finally started hitting a few. They're not big (biggest was 5 and half lb) but still they're coddling along with pollock, pouts, gurnards and couple of strings of mackerel!! The Customers were made up which is all that matters it’s tough fishing but you got to be in to win it!!! Next wrecking trip with space on is Friday and still got couple places plaice fishing tomorrow leaving at 8. Cheers Anthony"

Rays in shallow water...light line ( 22 April)
I saw this posted yesterday from Jason Adams of 'Sea Otter' (07772708317) launching from Dungeness beach...
"Slightly rolly day with the north east wind gracing us with its presence! 12 or so rays caught by Nigel BeaneyMatt Beaney and Johnny. All caught on the usual fish baits. Forgot my rod so set up a hand line! Caught a couple on it and in 7ft of water with next to no lead was good fun" 
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 
A happy days drifting...( 21 April)
I had this report in this evening from Jerry Oiller launching from Dungeness today...
"Dungeness Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544
Glen Carter, and friends aboard today, landed 17 pollack and 7 codling, drifting the wrecks, 1 or 2 mackerel and tub gurnard also caught".



Gurnards...a very tasty summer ( 21 April)
I had this  report in from Ant this morning of yesterdays trip out on Peganina (07989778361) out of Rye harbour..."So few less plaice yesterday afternoon but had some lovely gurnards instead. Have spaces plaice fishing on Monday all day."

A very 'happy chappy'...( 18 April)
At last some positive news from Ant on Peganina (07989778361) running out of Rye Harbour...

"I am a much happier skipper steaming home today as the plaice in rye bay have finally started to feed plenty boated the bigger ones measured 45cm. I am running plaice trips Friday and Sunday afternoon if any one fancy’s it. Cheers Anthony "


I hate spider crabs...some love ( 15 April)
I was this posted on facebook from Jason Adams of 'Sea Otter' launching from Dungeness beach...
"Becky LeeMark Gaunt, John and Ian onboard Sea Otter yesterday. A very foggy start to the day however the sea was as calm as it gets! We was close in for the first few hours catching a few plaice at anchor on worm baits. The tide really didn't come to much and slowed the fishing down so we headed out a few mile and anchored again but this time for a skate. Nothing happened for the first hour or so other than a spider crab ๐Ÿฆ€. The last hour of flood tide made a difference to the ray bites. Roughly a dozen or so rays came out in the end and made a pleasant day even better.
The sun eventually made an appearance! Well done gang for good fishing and for jumping on a last minute trip"

Nick is feeling a bit pirky... ( 15 April)
I had this in from Steve Savage this morning...
"Hi Tony photo of one of four We had on Nicks boat out of Dover yesterday.Regards Steve." Well done Nick Burton...stay positive...they are out there somewhere...

The sun is shining on Darren... ( 14 April)
Another good day for Jerry Oiller, out from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544, Darren Brooks with a fine Plaice, 33 in total were landed, plus 4 Thornback Rays."

Plenty of fish with Jerry... ( 11 April)
I had this report in last night from Becky Lee out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fair Chance' fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony
Here is a report from today’s trip on Fair Chance.
So today was day two of the weeks fishing adventures. I was picked up at 09:30 by Simon and we headed to Dungeness and Fair Chance skippered by the very experienced and knowledgeable Jerry Oiller. Today’s target was Plaice and Skate. We headed to our mark armed with fish baits of all sorts (Mackerel, Sandeel, Herrings and Bluey) as well as plenty of worm, or so we thought. It turned out that Chris had left the 4 score of black lug in the car ๐Ÿ˜†. So we had to share three score between 4 of us. Luckily we got away with only using half worms for the Plaice. We managed a quite a few Plaice in close to 1.5lb with most being a good condition and around the 14oz to 1.2lb mark. We also tried for skate on this mark to no avail. So after 3 hours we moved out further to some rougher ground and hopefully some skate. As we arrived Trevor was there already and had a few skate. We persevered at our spot for a good hour or two with no skate so as Trevor packed up we moved to just the other side of where he was anchored. After about 30 minutes and into our last hour we saw the first skate which went to Chris. After this we saw a steady stream of Skye and in the last hour we boated 20 skate to 11.5lb. All in all a great day and we all managed the target species for the day. Great company, weather and fishing. Looking forward to Friday when we will be out again. Also managed most Plaice, biggest plaice, most skate and biggest skate as well as most species. We also had Dabs, Whiting, Smooth Hounds and Dogfish." 


Some cracking pollack fishing... ( 10 April)
I had this report in from Kevin Hicks yesterday...having a great trip out of Rye...
"Hi Tony managed to get out from Rye on Sunday we went wreck hopping, ended up with 25 pollock best two went 12 1/2 & 10 1/2 lb also had 1 codling returned to grow for another day and too many pout to count was joined for a while by some Dolphins swimming right by the boat made our day so nice to see this time of the year regards Kevin"

Jerry the old master...on it again ( 8 April)
I had this reported yesterday...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544. Ashford Angler Larry Harper and his sister Sue, Drifting the wrecks today, boated 10 pollock to 5 lb and 1 3 lb codling, 1 or 2 Mackerel starting to show."

Catching a few rays... ( 7 April)
I had this in from Ant out this morning on Peganina from Rye...
"On the way home now after my all day trip ready for the evening trip. Plenty of Rays to be had today best tipping the scales to just over 11lb. Cheers Ant"


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"

Fishing for leave... ( 5 April)
Ant emailed me this today...
"The Peganina from Rye will be going Hasting on her way home after wrecking on Sunday I still have space if anyone wants to jump on give me a shout on 07989778361 cheers Ant p.s spaces on Saturday’s wrecking trip too!"

Lovely early season bass... ( 2 April)
I saw this posted on the 'Dungeness Charters' page...
"Chris Evans with a superb 10lb 5oz Bass caught on "Elizabeth Jane" 31/03/2018

The fish was weighed, photographed and released."

Its nice to be appreciated... ( 2 April)
I had this in this morning from Michael...
"Hi mate, I went out with my son Lewis on Anthony's boat, Peganina on April 1st. The fishing was a bit tough but that's how fishing goes. What impressed us was Anthony's enthusiasm and skill in manoeuvring his boat around the wrecks. We had loads of fish, admittedly mostly pouting but we also had some decent sized whiting, a pollock and a nice strap conger. Anthony is a decent bloke,who really went the extra mile to make our trip memorable and we will definitely be going out with him again. We've fished out of Ramsgate, Dover and Brighton but never Rye and it's a great location that's easy to get to.  Please feel free to pass this on.
Kind regards, Michael Nicholas"

Here is Ant's 'take' on the session...
"Lost a much better fish as well, snapped my braid the congers seemed to only want mackerel which we didn’t unfortunately have many on board not to interested in scad or cuttle or the fresh herring. Although it’s certainly a good sign for weeks to come!!!!"


Good Friday for Ashleigh... ( 1 April)
I had this in from Ashleigh Donnelly out with Ant on Peganina from Rye in very challenging conditions...
"Caught this on ants boat on Friday woooo"
16:50

Jason cuts it short... ( 31 March)
I saw this posted by Jason Adams out on 'Sea Otter' launching from Dungeness...
"Short and sweet. Mixed crew on board today. Headed down in the bay for a smooth ride at anchor with the high chance of skate and smoothound. We was joined by "Elizabeth Jane" and "Fairchance". Once at anchor the rods were straight out and the first skate was landed. Unfortunately a couple of the crew were overcome with sea sickness and was decided by all that we should return home."

Tough going but... ( 31 March)
I had this in this morning from Ant fishing on 'Peganina' out of Rye...
"Best fish from yesterday’s wrecking trip caught by my self was a 'rolly'old day tho I have space on tomorrow wrecking trip and it’s a great forecast the times are 12 noon till 10pm. Cheers Ant"

Great day to be afloat... ( 26 March)
I saw this report from Jason Adams out on Sea Otter from Dungeness beach...
"Sea Otter" Catch Report 25/03/2018
A touch of spring in the air at sea today. Few rays, smooth hound and a plaice for Algis and crew. "Elizabeth Jane" was anchored next to us and had 4 smooth hound. Worth fishing with a bit of crab next trip????

Steaming miles...but worth it... ( 25 March)
I had these photos in from Ant out on 'Peganina' yesterday from Rye (07989778361) who went a long way out trying the wrecks to find a decent fish...
"Boys done well definitely not easy fishing but it was a slightly better stamp of fish!!"

What a cracking day to be afloat ( 24 March)
I saw this catch report from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544. Nathan Levi Smith aboard today, managed to boat 16 Thornback Rays, 3 or 4 over 10lb. Well done Nathan"


If you can't afford Norway...( 14 March)
I saw this posted by Ant Hills (of Peganina out of Rye 07989778361)...
"Caught in Rye bay today!!!"
It just goes to show whats out there...this halibut was caught by a 'commercial' in Rye bay!


Plenty of rays inshore...( 14 March)
I saw this posted by Jason Adams of 'Sea Otter' off Dungeness (07772708317) at the weekend
"Barry and crew from Tonbridge on today. Biggest fish went to George with a 9 1/2lb. Bit of sunshine and calm sea's making a very enjoyable day! Sometimes its best to fish for what is around. Skate fishing can offer easy fun sporting fishing not far from home!"

Out on the hunt...( 9 March)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"More pollock today still no monster’s tho."


A top skippers funeral...( 7 March)
I had this advice in from Ant he ask me to post this...for those who remember the 'top skipper' out of Rye harbour...back in the day...

Brian Joslin who sadly died recently, I have his funeral details as follows...
Thursday 15th of March,
2.00pm at Charing Crematorium ( TN27 0EB). Then at 3.00 pm at the 'Park Gate' PH on the A20 near Leeds Castle. 

In search of unicorns...( 7 March)
I had this report in from Ant, out today on Peganina from Rye...
"So first trip of the year for Peganina from Rye today it wasn’t easy fishing but we still managed 7 species included a unicorn, a coal fish and a few mackerel I am trying to put a wrecking trip together for Friday if any one fancy’s it 07989778361 cheers Anthony"

I hope he's got a heater...( 22 February)
I had this in from Anthony...he's back...
"Alright Gents I am now back from my adventure's unfortunately I broke my phone early in to the trip only just got it fixed so I apologise if you have been trying to get hold of me. The boat will be ready to go to sea by the middle of next week, if anybody fancies it. The boat is also going to the Brighton pollock comp on the 8th of March and the Thames Estuary Boat Competition on the 21st of June...couple of spaces left on both comps Cheers Ant 07989778361"


Another pair of blondes...( 17 February)
I saw this yesterday from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544. Two Blonds aboard today 17lb and 15lb with 2 or 3 Thornbacks thrown in, for Essex anglers Barry Took and friends."


Now that's a better fish...( 10 February)
I saw this report in today from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544 Ashford Angler Larry Harper, with a fine 18 lb Blond Ray, with 1 or 2 Thornback s thrown in."

Caught off Dungeness...not...( 14 January)
I had this message from Ant of 'Peganina' fame...he made it across the Atlantic (I believe in St, Lucia) to the Caribbean...and he had a nice fish on the way...
"Wahoo we made it 2950 miles in just under 20 days.... Rum time!! Lol"

Plenty more fish in the sea... ( 13 January)
I had this email from John Whitten last night...
"Evening tony
Came over to dungy area today from Dover in aristocrat,I thought all the fish had gone looking at your reports.
๐ŸŽฃwell lost count, 25 Thorn backs up to 16lb smoothhounds up to12lb ,a 5lb tub gurnard plus the usual ๐Ÿ™‚"

Good going John...yes plenty of fish about...and now we're getting a few codling...but if you look at facebook they all believe there is no fish out there...so no one goes fishing...so no catch reports!

Getting excited... ( 12 January)
I saw this post yesterday from Jerry Oiller fishing out of Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today 01797 363544. The codling are coming."


Not long to go...welcome 2018 ( 31 Dec)
Happy New Year to you all lets hope the year gets of to a fast start with a few cod.


Go west young man...  ( 22 December)
I had this report from Becky Lee on holiday down west...
"So today was the day I managed to get out with Chippy on Bite adventures out of Penzance. As I am down here with the family visiting my mum and dad for Christmas it would be rude not to go fishing. I have been eagerly awaiting this day and keeping everything crossed hoping the weather would play ball. Today everything came together and we headed out about 3 miles off the land towards Lands End. We were chasing whatever came along to take our squid and fresh mackerel baits. To cut a long story short I had my first of 5 uk octopi. A PB Spurdog of 16lb as well as one about 10lb. My first winter Codling of 3lb, a PB Red Gurnard of 1.5lb, a Uk PB Haddock of 4lb not big by Chippy standards but still a PB nonetheless. Loads of Mackerel and some stonking whiting of 2lb. Also witnessed a Red Gurnard of 2lb 14oz only 4 oz short of the British record and whiting up to 4lb all whiting were over 1.5lb. We were also treated to a display from a local pod of Bottle Nosed Dolphins with a young calf. All in all an amazing trip with some very good fish but still better to be had down this way. An excellent skipper and excellent area to fish. If you want top quality fishing get down here. Chippy has another boat running this coming year fishing the same marks and same price to keep up with the growing popularity of this areas excellent fishing."
Nice Xmas present for Nathan  ( 22 Dec)
I saw this yesterday on facebook from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544 Nathan Levi Smith aboard today with a 13 lb 3 oz Thornback Ray."

It's your last chance for a while ( 14 Dec)
I had this in from Anthony of Peganina out of Rye tonight...
"Hi all, This weekend are the last trips of the year for the Peganina I have a few places left there’s a small debate on whether we are wrecking or skate fishing. If you would like to come along give me a ring on 07989778361. I hope you have a great Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the new year. The boat will be fishing again from mid February. For booking next year ring the shop (01797 366837)and Dad will pencil you in, as I’ll be crossing the Atlantic - can’t see me having much phone signal for a month or so, cheers Anthony" 

What swims over wrecks ( 3 December)
I had this report in last night from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...
"Pollock and squid today I have space on Monday if any one fancies it. Cheers Anthony 07989778361"

Happy Birthday Alex ( 2 December)
I saw this from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame, launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544. Shirley Codling ( Alex ) Cod Fishing at Dungeness. BIRTHDAY BOY ."

At least we gave it a go... ( 26 Nov)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye harbour...
"So fishing is very hard inshore at the moment but we still went out and had a go... amazingly had a lovely pollock in 8m’s of very thick water but that really all to talk about...but at least we tried!!"

After the 'blow'...feeling lucky? ( 22 Nov)
I had this message from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"Hi all I have spaces Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  will be trying for cod got to be worth ago after this blow!! If you fancy a run out give me a shout on 07989778361. Cheers Anthony" 

Good weather = eels ( 20 November)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye last night...another great trip with 3 specimen conger...
"Making the most of the last day of good weather biggest eel went 37lb had 4 of them 3 over 30lb really putting up a good fight in the tide! Also had a few pollock too didn’t land any squid but had them along side the boat a few times!!"


Seeing is believing ( 19 November)
I saw this report from Dave Eveson...sadly not Dungeness, I guess its his home port Brighton..."COD ON CATFISH II ...GOOD TO SEE A FEW STARTING TO SHOW"

Still big fish to be caught ( 17 November)
I had this report in from Anthony out today on Peganina from Rye...
"So the wrecks have slowed up a bit but still a good show of fish pollock, bream and the congers are still playing ball!!"

Caught a couple of 'snakes' ( 14 November)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony...
"Today’s trip again was a challenging one, managed two congers (30lb biggest) 8 lovely squid biggest of over 3lb two Cuttle plus loads of bait fish."

What a beauty...( 10 November)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of Fairchance fame launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance Today The first 20 lb er, for us this winter. Caught by Gary Dynamite Diggery, well done !"

Reserve date for cod open...( 8 November)
I had this update from Doug Martin...the reserve form for the D&DSAC...after last weekends cancellation...

Summer species still about ( 6 November)
I had this report in from Anthony...another great day for the 'target' species...
"Great days sport for the Peganina from Rye. Bream and conger where the target fish today! Spaces on Wednesday call 07989778361 cheers Anthony"

Peganina Wrecking Trip...( 5 November)
I had this message from Anthony...
"Trying throw a last minute wrecking trip tomorrow as it's flat calm leaving at 12 back at 10. Any interested call 07989778361 cheers Anthony"

Getting snapped up...( 4 November)
I had this report in from Anthony today out yesterday on Peganina from Rye...
"Still bream and pollock on wrecks lost two congers both snapped the main line!! 30lb braid and 50lb mono. The one that snapped the mono made the 50's caught the day before look small fish some big eels swimming on some of those wrecks!! Also had a lovely ballen wrasse and lobster but lobster was berryed so we put her back spaces on Tuesday and Wednesday next week congering 07989778361 cheers Anthony"

Talk about putting a bend in your rod...       ( 2 November)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony...what a brilliant report...
"Started slow but a quick wreck change ended up with 11 eels two at 50lb caught aboard the Peganina today! All were put back alive! To book a trip please call 07989778361 I have spaces on Monday and Tuesday next week. Cheers Anthony."

Going the distance... ( 2 November)
I had this report in this morning from Ant out on Peganina from Rye out yesterday...
"So yesterday's we pushed off looking for new conger wrecks no luck but found some on the way home! Plenty of bream out side tho."

Big smiles all round... ( 27 October)
Just had this report in from Ant out today on Peganina from Rye...
"Bumpy old trip hard anchoring due to the conditions as well but we still found the fish!!"

At the end of the day... ( 26 October)
I had this update from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"Another cracking day aboard the Peganina out of Rye 80 plus bream, 7 bass and few pollock biggest going 11.8lb. All bass that were lip hooked went back along with lots of bream! I still have spaces tomorrow heading out on the wrecks again 07989778361 cheers Ant"



Bashing the bream... ( 26 October)
I had report in this morning from Ant out on Peganina from Rye early this morning...
"Bream are flying aboard the Peganina this morning I have have spaces on tomorrow on a bream trip if you are interested call me on 07989778361 cheers Ant ๐Ÿค™"




The weather got in the way ( 23 October)
I had this report just in from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...
"Unfortunately again we were beaten by the weather, but before we 'throw in the towel'...a very happy Lee boats this lovely little cod I think we might have seen few, but there you are, safety first and all that!!! Cheers Ant"

A great mixture of species ( 16 October)
I had this report in tonight from Anthony out on Peganina from Rye...
"Another quality day on the wrecks, 40 plus bream, plaice, pollock, gurnards and loads of mackerel. I got space Thursday and Friday. 07989778361 cheers Ant"

Some quality fish today ( 15 October)
I had this facebook from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544 
Dave knot, with a 12 lb Spur dog, and 1 of the 3 thornbacks he landed 2 day, Darren Brooks ,with 2 fine Bass."


Great fishing on Peganina ( 15 October)
I had this report in from Anthony about yesterday's trips...
"The Peganina from Rye had more fantastic bream fishing again yesterday with the second wreck producing a bigger stamp up to 3 and half lbs (50/60 bream for the day) and even managed to scratch couple of cod out on the evening trip too. I have some spaces on Tuesday all day if anyone interested give me a shout on 07989778361. Cheers Ant"

It's that time of year again ( 15 October)
I had this update from Doug Martin of the forthcoming Dymchurch 'bring your own boat' cod open...

Never mind the weight... ( 14 October)
This photo just came in from Nick Burton fishing on his own boat out of Dover...it looks like Steve Savage got 'lucky' with a nice (very thin) cod...no idea of the weight...but it be nearly double in two months...

Red letter day for Peganina ( 12 October)
Amazing report from Ant out today on Pegania from Rye...
"So where do I start about today. The trip that nearly didn't happen due to a bad weather forecast turned into probably one of the best day's fishing I've ever had on the boat. We boated over 80 bream up to 3lb, could have caught more but decided to try for Bass instead. Also had a total of 11 species as well! If you fancy booking a trip aboard the Peganina please give me call on 07989778361. Cheers Anthony" 
More smoothounds... ( 9 October)
I had this posted to me by Paul Woodfine...there was quite a few boats fishing the Dungeness area yesterday, some from the Varne club more from Dymchurch plus charter boats...not many cod...but it's still early in the season...
Paul off "Sukey" from Dymchurch club had a good day yesterday a good few double smuts and a bonus bass but no cod...




Congers on the move ( 8 October)
I had this report in from Ant Hills out on 'Peganina' launching from Rye...
"Tough weekend aboard the Peganina on the cod front, we have been hampered with lack of tide then too much tide, even 2lb of lead on braid couldn't hold bottom yesterday!!! The only saving grace has been the congers that are moving across the open ground at the moment providing some great sport!! To book a trip call 0798977836 cheers Ant"

Dungeness cod for Simon ( 8 October)
I saw this on facebook posted by Jason Adams of 'Sea Otter' launching from Dungeness beach...
"Simon from Colchester with his 11lb Cod, caught today on board Sea Otter"

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"


More cod for 'Fairchance' ( 5 October)
Had this in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame out from Dungeness...some great fishing...
"Fairchance Today 01797 363544 
Nathan Levi Smith aboard today with Phil Edwards, Nathan landed 2 fine Cod. The best going 17lb the other at 11lb, Phil managed one of 3 lb, .Cuttlefish Bait, in a good flood Tide."


Peganina does the conger ( 4 October)
Yesterdays trip out on Peganina from Rye with Ant Hills...
Great day (and night) The crew wanted to try for a conger...and Wayne Lees got his wish...a cracking fish over 6' long from a mid channel wreck...bottomed the scales...estimate 45 to 50lb...species caught Tope, Pollack and of course Conger. PS loads of mackerel about for bait!

The first of many...he hopes ( 1 October)
I saw this from Ant Hills on Peganina out from Rye on facebook...out yesterday chasing cod...
"Just going to leave this here...........she went 15lb caught on the Peganina out of Rye 5 minutes ago!! To book a trip call 07989778361 cheers"


A big fish down west... ( 27 September)
I had this report in from Peter McGrady of Solent Tackle Portsmouth...
"Chris adams with a lovely 39lb cod would be a lot heavier in spring with roe...put back alive"













Real cracker to start with ( 27 September)I had this report in today from Paul Castle...
"Hi Tony,
First for me this season (26th sept) from dungeness. 
And what a beauty she was !! All 17lb 04oz of her.
Happy days
๐Ÿ˜€"


Open for business ( 26 September)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina...
"Firstly I would like to apologise to anyone who has tried booking with me, I have been very busy but I have finally caught up with my diary and I'm back on top of it. But, if I haven't got back to you, please ring me and I will sort it out, apologies again!!! I have also been told that I am not needed to skipper this weekend on the project I have been working on all summer, so boat is free to go to sea. This also means it's back to business as normal, full time chartering (WHOOP WHOOP), Sunday nearly full but Saturday still has some places, plus the tides are great for an evening trip. Tides are good for 'wrecking' if anyone fancies it. Please give me a call for more information on 07989778361 cheers, Anthony"




First of many...we hope ( 23 September)
I had this report in from Jason Adams out with 'Sea Otter' launching from Dungeness beach...
"First winter cod for the Dungeness charter boats, had 3 in total so far today. A few hours fishing time yet. Fingers crossed for a couple more."


Nice early codling ( 23 September)
Jim Quinn 'popped in' yesterday and showed me this photo...the Cokers aren't wrong...
"A Rare sight last week - Jim smiling!"...the Coker charter boat site out of Dover...nice early season codling...


Great day at Dover ( 18 September)
I had this report in this morning from Paul Buckingham...
"Hi Tony,
Had a Great day out of Dover 
A good run of bass 10 in total, 3 keepers (1 each) smaller ones returned
Half a dozen Pollock and a nice double figure.
Loads of mackerel, scads, pouting and the compulsory dogfish."


Great mix of species ( 17 September)
I had this report in this morning from Trevor Bunny of 'Elizabeth Jane' launching from Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony, James Miller from Tonbridge Wells and crew had a great day out today on the species ,skate,Tope,Smoothound, Black Bream, the crew had 11 different species in all but fish of the day had to be this fine Trigger fish, a first for the boat, Iv'e never had one on rod and line in 27 years of chartering ,great to see, Regards Trevor "

Beautiful bass ( 16 September)
I saw this on facebook from Julia Robinson...I guess Dave was fishing out of Ramsgate...cracking fish..."Dave's gone bassing."

The east bay...it isn't ( 16 September)
I had this report in from Darren...I think he's making me jealous...
"Hi tony 
Recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica her are some photos of a roosterfish jack and Sierra mackerel caught by Ruby and Marley Cruickshank fantastic place to go fishing lost a few monsters as well so we will be going back again for fun in the sun 
Darren Cruickshank"


What a mixed bag... ( 7 September)
I had this in yesterday from Jerry Oiller launching from Dungeness...
"Fairchance fishing today. 01797 363544. Hastings Skaters, part of a 30 skate Haul for the Hastings Boys, smooth hound, plaice and Mackerel also caught."

Nice bunch of pollacks... ( 3 September)
I saw this on facebook from Julia Robinson...who kindly let Dave go fishing today with Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Dave's been out with Jem Oiller today. Looks like Pollack fish cakes"

Getting the best...nice day ( 3 September)
I saw this facebook posted by Dave Eveson...another lovely day out of Brighton...
"Plenty of bass about again today plus a few other bits & pieces"

Newhaven bass hunt ( 3 September)
I had this report in from Paul Castle today...
"Hi Tony,
Took my boat for a day out socialising with a few of the old fellow varne boys now at Brighton. Launched from Newhaven and joined them trolling inshore.
Wasnt easy fishing by any means but hard work paid off with 2 including this cracker , a best for me 7:2 1b"


Lots of fun...in the sun ( 2 September)
Another report in from Zal...twice in one week!...
"Hi Tony
This is second time in a week now... People start talking soon... 
Out on the varne bank on an all dayer yesterday. 
Sitting pretty looking the thunderstorms hugging the coast line whilst basking in sunshine all day. 
Caught all odds and sods but nothing much worth keeping apart from some mackerel for the freezer and a couple off bass on the wrecks the way home. 
Best Zal"

We can all dream ( 1 September)
This came through today from the BBC...wow what a catch...could this happen off Dungeness...
A huge bluefin tuna weighing about 500lb has been caught in Welsh waters off Pembrokeshire. 
Andrew Alsop, 49, spent two hours and 15 minutes to bring the 226kg "monster" in after it was accidently caught during a fishing trip from Neyland. Mr Alsop described it as the "fish of a lifetime". He returned the 7ft 7in (2.3m) tuna, which is an endangered species, back to the water afterwards. In a Facebook post, Mr Alsop, from Rhoose in Vale of Glamorgan, wrote: "Well what a day!! "I caught a fish of a lifetime today after a 2hr 15min pain locker battle on my own... "This bluefin tuna is now the biggest fish ever landed from Welsh waters." "I'm hurting now," he added. Speaking after the catch, Mr Alsop said that he was out shark fishing with five others and did not intend to catch any bluefin tuna. "Out of the blue, one of the closest [fishing] lines went off like a rocket," he said. "After two hours we finally got a glimpse of the fish and realised it was a giant tuna. We couldn't believe it. "The boys were pouring water on me to cool me down, it was hard work. "It's one of the hardest fighting fish in the sea. We were just praying the rod did not break." Bluefin tuna are named on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of threatened species. The UK government's Marine Management Organisation advises it should not be targeted and if caught accidentally, must be returned to the sea, alive and unharmed to the greatest extent possible.

Keep calm...and think of what's to come!... ( 30 August)
I had this report in from Zal down at the Varne Boat Club...
"Hi Tony,
Broke my long dry spell as far as being able to catch a fish goes.... 
Also there are small codling at most wrecks we fished - good sign. 
Yours truly Zal"


Cracking weather & fishing ( 28 August)
I saw this posted on facebook today by Dave Eveson...the ex Varne BC 'mudlark' is now I think fishing out of Brighton...
"Samuel on the Bass, 1 of 7 landed yesterday."


Signs of whats to come ( 26 August)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of Dungeness fame, launching 'Fairchance' from Dungeness beach..."Hi Tony, The CODS are coming, 3 today on cuttlefish, all around the 5 lb mark, photo of an original Dungeness Allstar, Tony Cullam, been coming out with me for 37 years, plenty of Bream landed also. Regards Jerry. O"


What a cracker ( 23 August)
I saw this posted by Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching off Dungeness beach...
Fairchance Today. Glen Carter, with a 3 lb 6 oz Tub Gurnard, pollock ,codling, mackerel, and plenty of Bream also caught.

This morning ( 20 August)
I had this photo sent in just now by Nick Burton...
A very nice pollack...caught I assume by Steve Savage (holding the fish) I guess out on Nick's boat out of Dover.

Absent friends ( 18 August)
I had this report in yesterday from Cliff Hamblin out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame from Dungeness beach...


  "ABSENT FRIENDS
Hi Tony out with Jerry wednesday to the Bullock minus one of our crew members
Pete Foster (fozzie to his friends). He has been going out with Jerry
for many years but was unable to make this trip as he is recovering
in hospital, I'm sure all who fish with him will wish him well. Hope 
this mention will cheer him up.
          As seems the case these days wonderful weather but not a 
lot biting. Bob the bank had fish of the day with a nice Thorn Back
and young Malcolm had a couple of nice plaice. I managed a small
Spur Dog. Not sure what the fourth member was doing ''The Doc''
but he had time for a quick nap, couple of pics to tell the story.
Regards Cliff"


What a beauty...I mean the fish ( 6 August)
I had this report in this morning from Terry Ashford...out today on his own boat with his dad (Terry senior) from Dover...Dad caught this cracking blonde...
"Live from the boat 
The old man finally broke the his pb with this 32lb blonde 
Photo taken and weighed then released 
Hope there's more to come 
Regards Terry" 

What a pair...from Dover ( 6 August)
I had this photo come in this morning from Nick Burton...out on his boat from Dover Harbour yesterday...a nice pair...Steve Savage with the bass...Nick with the cod...

Nice blonde...guess the weight ( 5 August)
I had this photo sent in from Nick Burton caught last week out on his boat from Dover...Steve Savage holding up a cracking blonde ray...no more info...so lets guess the weight?

Great time for tope with Jerry ( 3 August)
I saw this on 'facebook' posted by Jerry Oiller...fishing on 'Fairchance launching off Dungeness beach...some brilliant tope...put a real bend in your rod...
"Fairchance Today. Brother's Chris and Bob ,with a pair of 30 lb Tope, 6 landed in all"

Great pair of 'blondes' ( 22 July)
Tommy Ashford showed me this photo from last week fishing the Varne bank out of Dover on their own boat....
"Hi Tony, Terry Ashford senior(oap) and Terry Ashford jr with 2 blonde rays of 28 and 29 lb ."

Beautiful and I don't mean Darren (17 July)
I had this report in from Darren Brooks, cracking fishing out on Jerry Oillers boat 'Faichance' from Dungeness...very rare...Darren is smiling...
"Tope between 25-30lb on my new light weight zziplex today with Jerry Oiller on Fairchance"
It's not Dungeness...but... ( 11 July)
I had this report in from Darren...something the kids will never forget...
"Hi tony 
Fishing out from Littlehampton with myself nick plum and Ruby and Marley Cruickshank fantastic day loads of smooth hounds tope bream a couple of mackies a thornback as well all returned to fight another day great summer fishing for all to enjoy I know it's not dungeness but nice to spread your wings 
Darren Cruickshank"

 Just great to be afloat ( 11 July)
I had this report in from Ben May, out Sunday...
"Hi mate another report from me out on the kayak! Ventured down to hythe today with my mate Rick! Started fishing out in deep water and fishing was really slow but Rick had a nice sized dogfish. Baits coming up untouched every cast after that! Switched rigs to try tempt a fish but nothing so we decided to move to shallower water where I decided to chuck some feathers about and managed mackerel! Not the greatest fishing trip but it was a good day overall"๐Ÿ™‚

Glorious weather...and fishing ( 6 July)
I saw this report from Simon Newman out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame from Dungeness beach...
"Costa del Dungeness.... Off for a bit of rough ground fishing for a change. The technical term is shit or bust.... Tope, Bull huss, ling, conger with a chance of a cod or turbot. Very hit or miss but worth the risk for a proper sized fish...
A selection of today's fish.... Conger and tope to. Mid 30s, skate and a 2 lb codling caught on half a mackerel! On the whole a most enjoyable day."

I think he needs bigger scales ( 2 July)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"Bream, pollock and conger was the order of the day hard going but had a few fish." 

Can you do the conger ( 1 July)
I saw this report from Marc Jennings on facebook out with Ant...
"Great day wrecking and conger fishing with Ant Hills on the Peganina out of Rye. Fantastic day, cheers Ant. Highly recommended skipper and boat. Pete Mansfield with the fish of the day."

The bream have arrived ( 27 June)
I saw this report posted on facebook yesterday by Jason Adams out on 'Sea Otter' from Dungeness beach...
"The first of the bream showed up today, I think they've been catching them down the west for a few weeks now but they've finally made their way east just 3 miles off dungeness point. Given the wind we had today which wasn't forecast the crew done very well, loads of mackerel, pollock, black bream and various other species, 13 in total. I also had a first today, a sight of a sun fish! Didn't get any decent photos as it kept swimming away!"

Superb summer fishing ( 22 June)
I had this report in late night from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"Wednesday evening trip was a success we landed 4 conger and lost two more, had a bass couple nice pollock and token thorn back. Great evening on the water."

That's three this week ( 21 June)
I had this in last night from Anthony last night out on Peganina from Rye...
"Round three"

Wow...it can't get any better...( 20 June)
I had this report in from Ben May...that sea...remember that come December...
"Hi mate! Went down to hythe this morning on the kayak, water was flat calm! Beautiful views out there but the sun was scorching hot! No wind which made it worse but came back without blanking so it's all good ๐Ÿ™‚ had 5 doggies and 6 whiting"

Great summer fishing...( 20 June)
Great fishing with the heat...not easy but if you can find the fish...here is a report from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"Summer fishing is here for the Peganina!! Congers to 42lb, ling to 12lb and plaice 2lb 12 oz. Please remember my last day in Rye is 3rd of july as I am off chasing blues in Cornwall for two months back early September ready for the COD!! For a trip please call 07989778361 cheers Ant p.s Working in Newquay Cornwall so if your down there give me shout for trip."

What a great fathers day  ( 18 June)
I had this report in late tonight from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"So after a hard weekend on wrecks steaming all over the channel looking for pollock and cod i was pleasantly surprised that tonight's 4 hour trip produced some of the best fishing of the year so fare with Becky Lee being top rod boating over 30 plaice best being over 2lb!!! I have another evening trip running tomorrow 5 till 9 please call 07989778361 cheers"
Gorgeous channel weather  ( 17 June)
I had this report in from Ant out today on Peganina out of Rye...
Ant is thinking a plaice trip tomorrow evening...4.30 to 8.30...if anybody fancies it call Ant on 07989778361...
"Hard going biggest Codling was 7lb and biggest pollack 8lb." 

Long way round...  ( 16 June)

I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye harbour...

"So the Peganina fished the Thames estuary boat comp yesterday firstly I'd like say what great day and it was really well organised too well worth the steam. The fishing was pretty tough going we started really well with couple of bass three smooth hounds and a thorny then It went really quiet so we started moving around we finally found few more hounds and another ray. Paddy took the prize for biggest smooth hound weighing over 15lb and measuring in at 112.6 cm. Mark missed out on biggest thornback by a cm and missed on overall length by only 8 cm's. We left it as late as we could hoping for anything decent fish but it didn't happen but it did result to a flat out steam home making the finish with just two minutes to spare! (thank god paddy would of killed me if I got us disqualified for being late lol) !  Like I said great day, really enjoyed it and special thanks to Steve Harris and Gareth John for organising it!! Plus The competition raised £630 Demelza!!! Cheers Ant "

Great fishing...great weather ( 13 June)
Another great report from Dave Robinson
"Oops fish for tea again! Still gutting fish....had a bumper day. The lads filled their boots."

Lovely fish in the sun ( 13 June)
I saw this on facebook from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness beach today..."Fairchance Today ,two's up for Bob, 25 plaice 3 Turbot."


Enjoying long summer days ( 13 June)
I had this report in from Ant on Peganina who managed to fit in an afternoon trip out of Rye today...when does he sleep...
"So I took 4 lads that are down on holiday for 4 hours this afternoon loads of plaice in the bay not as big as the ones on the banks but still great eating size."


What 'cracking' weather...to go ( 13 June)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye this morning...dawn patrol but what a great day to be afloat...
"Great days plaice fishing...still got spaces this Sunday." 

Wrecks back on the menu ( 13 June)
I had this report in tonight from Ant out on Peganina from Rye on Sunday...
"May weed is starting to clear few fish starting come off the wrecks again now." 

What a beautiful hound ( 11 June)
I saw this posted on facebook today by Steve Dentex charter skipper of Dentex 2 out of Queensborough...what a cracking fish...
"A good customer mark Stevens on his trip saw this beauty of 17lb 2oz well done matey."


Lovely day to be afloat ( 11 June)
I had this report in from Ant out on 'Peganina' from Rye...
"Back to it, some lovely plaice, massive weevers and token pollock on the way home."

Great day at a 'pinch' ( 5 June)
I had this report in last night from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame, launching from Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony, Drifted the wrecks today, the fishing was very slow 8 or 9 small pollock, 1 small codling, Gurnard and mackerel, anchor over and this fine 4 lb  8oz  Lobster, for Ashford angler  Paul  Harper." 


Great day to go 'kayaking' ( 4 June)
I had this report in from Ben May out on his kayak on Saturday...
"Hi mate just a little report! Me and my mate Jay ventured down to Hythe for some fishing on the kayak! We got out at low tide and it was as calm as a mill pond with a few bites here and there but nothing being caught so we decided to head out a bit further to the deeper water where we come across a buoy that we tied up to and fish from on the flood tide! It got very choppy in the end but with the change of tide came the fish! Ended up with 6 doggies, 1 whiting and a flattie! Great day! Great weather and were sun burnt all over! Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚"

Playing hide and seek in the sun  ( 3 June)
I had this report in from David Kingsman out with Anthony on Peganina from Rye harbour...
"Had a day out with Ant Hills on Pegannina yesterday.
Really lovely sunny day. Flat calm.
All the fisherman opted to do  the Christopher Columbus bit so Ant took us all over the place searching for the holy grail full of fish.
No luck on this occasion unfortunately. 
Ended up with a few Plaice a piece with Becky Lee taking top honours for a couple of bigger ones. Great day out and looking forward to the next trip. 
Best regards, Dave"


Do you fancy going for a 'drive' ( 2 June)
Ant sent this to me to post...
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A charter boat wanting to enter the competition has spaces available for the day. £50pp for the space on the boat not including the entry money. If you would like book a space then call ANT HILLS 07989778361

Loads of plaice yesterday ( 29 May)
I had this report in from Ant last night out on Peganina from Rye harbour...
"Today aboard the Peganina out of Rye we had 70 to 80 plaice some over 3 pound a tub gurnard of 3.12 And half dozen big weevers. Individual places available Wednesday and Friday this week. Cheers Anthony 07989778361"

Best ray season ever? ( 28 May)
I had this report in yesterday from Kristian Walker...
"Hi Tony,
Just to let you know I went out with Jason on the Sea Otter off Dungeness today and had 18 dogfish , 2 whiting and the 7 pound Ray photoed below. Thanks. Kristian"

What a beautiful day Mk. 2 ( 28 May)
I saw this photo posted by Ant out on Peganina on facebook...it can't get much better than that...what a great day to be afloat...I wouldn't care if I blanked!


What a beautiful day ( 27 May)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina out of Rye...
"Some quality fish today again and an amazing sun rise...still have some spare places for Monday" 


Get your rods out ( 26 May)
I had this notification from Ant on Peganina out of Rye

"Got space on Monday and the boat is completely free on the 2, + 10/11 of June. Also plenty of space mid weeks plus I'll do a 25% off for kids under 16 for next two weeks. 
I am planning to be in Kent till 3 July and I'll back again by the 8th of September ready for the cod season. 
Cheers Anthony" 

Call Ant on 07989778361

Great day to be afloat ( 23rd May)
I had this report in from Ant on Peganina out of Rye...what a great day...
"In the right place today."

A very pretty picture ( 21st May)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"12 species, biggest plaice over 2 and half pound...got spaces in the week still."


A interesting catch ( 15th May)
I had this report in from Ant last night of Peganina's trip yesterday from Rye...
"So another tough day fishing due to the wind not playing ball we where forced to take shelter behind Dungeness, producing a lot of dogfish skate and a small bass. On the way home we did assist a yacht that had lost rudder taking him in tow until Dungeness lifeboat turned up." 
Stars in their eyes ( 14th May)
I had this report in this morning from Ant out on 'Peganina' from Rye...you can't win them all...
"So yesterday started off very promising boated two hounds straight away and losing a good double on the surface...then the tide came though they went, and didn't come back for the day! Suppose that's just the way it goes! On my way to banks today so hopefully they fish a bit better."
  Lovely spring day on Peganina ( 7th May)
I had this report in from Ant out on 'Peganina' from Rye...
"Was out trying new ground again today Pollock, wrasse and plaice still no conger tho! Got some spaces on Tuesday cheers Ant"

Plenty of fish...plus a 'Larry' ( 4 May)
I had this report of todays fishing from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"So plenty of pollock to be had still but everything else was bit of a struggle today although we did have a bonus Larry on a conger rod! Saturday gang of old boys have dropped out due to bit to much wind for them but it's still good to go if any one fancies it. Plus I got spaces on Monday! Cheers Ant"




Loads of rays for Ash ( 28 April)
I had this report in from Ashley Brown... "Hi Tony. Me and a friend went off Dymchurch today half mile off, had 18 Ray's and a surprise turbot. Ash"

Great day on Peganina ( 23 April)
I had this report in from Ant tonight, out on Peganina from Rye...
"8 Turbos loads of plaice, gurnard, whiting, sand eels, mackerel, scad and a couple of weever fish."



Codling are on the up ( 17 April)
I had this report in tonight from Ant out on 'Peganina' out of Rye...
"Sorry for late report 6 codling yesterday plenty of pollock with it too plus I found the colour settings yesterday."

What a beautiful bass ( 15 April)
I had a report of this 'giant' bass caught yesterday from Ramsgate...here is the report from Dave Barham Fishing...
"Massive 19lb 4oz bass caught and released just now by Wayne Milton, onboard Roger Lennon's charter boat 'Skerry Belle' out of Ramsgate.
Wayne was uptiding with a big crab bait when the monster bass hit him like a train.
Officially weighed onboard with calibrated Reuben Heaton scales at 19lb 4oz and witnessed by 10 anglers and the skipper.
Massive congrats lads, that's the fish of the Century."

Bonanza of Bass ( 13 April)
I had this report in today from Alex Whittlesea (AKA Shirley Codling) from a trip last week out with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance' from Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony. Went out Gilling on Fair Chance on the 2nd.
Had to wait for the fog to lift so started off for some skate, Dan, Dave and Darren managed one apiece.
Once the fog lifted we hit the wrecks hard. Lots of quality pollack and a load of Bass (Gutted they had to go back and into the waiting gill nets, but that’s the stupid rulings for you). Between us we had well over 40 fish to around 6Lbs. 
Regards Shirl"

Some have a real 'taste' for it ( 11 April)
I had this report in this evening from Anthony out on 'Peganina from Rye 
"So the high light of my day was watching a bloke put bits of sausage on his hook in addition to his jelly worm I kid you not he had one of the biggest pollock of the day 9lb10oz still can't believe it! I had lovely plump codling which was photographed and put straight back and also one lad and a fine 2 and half lb tub gurnard. Cheers Ant"

 Great weather to chase wrecks ( 9 April)
I had this report in tonight from Ant on Peganina out of Rye...
"Fished right in to the dark today, steamed a long way looking for wrecks that weren't there...very annoying but still ended up with good feed. Only 3 codling today." 

Plenty of fun in the sun at Dover ( 8 April)
I had this report in from Andrew Fisher on his own boat 'Egret' out of Dover...
"Tony, the weather has been too good this last week not to take advantage of and we have managed to sneak in a couple of short trips out of Dover on my own boat.

 A few mackerel are already showing offshore as well as gurnard, plaice, dabs and turbot on the Banks. Happiest crew member was Sid Homewood who bagged a fine 3lb 4oz plaice and a healthy 4lb turbot yesterday afternoon. 
Catch up soon. Regards, Andrew "

It can be a waiting game ( 8 April)
I had today,s report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"So a few more codling on the wrecks today, had 4 kept 2 of them all around 50cm and had enough pollock too, although it did take a while to find the fish."
  Some cracking fish...cracking day ( 7 April)
I had these photos sent in tonight...I wonder what Dave Robinson has been up to today?

Back on the fish, great day... ( 7 April)
I had this report in from Ant on Peganina out of Rye today...
"Another Great day afloat with a few summer fish showing up to, we had plaice, gurnards, plenty of pollock, TWO codlings and a lovely wrasse. Also attached some photos of the 3D in action, works well for me, a very happy skipper! Cheers Ant"

Brighton away day... ( 6 April)
Ant took Peganina down to Brighton, to fish the pollack comp...what great weather... 
"So we fished the Brighton pollock comp today although we didn't win it was a great day out awere best pollock was had by John and got weighted at 9lb 8 oz. The comp was won by a 14lb pollock so room for improvement but very pleased with the result still we be going again next year." 

Great weather to go wrecking... ( 5 April)
I had this report in from Anthony out on 'Peganina' from Rye...what a great day...
"Plenty of Pollock again all tho they were not as big as yesterday."

A good day on Fairchance...  ( 4 April)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller out on 'Fairchance' off Dungeness beach today...
"Hi Tony, Bisley Old Boys in the boat today, managed to land 28 Pollock to 6 lb 6 oz, 1 Coalfish 3 lb 5 oz, 1 Codling 3 lb 8oz, and 10  small Bass, all returned. A good day had by all. Regards. Jerry. O."
More fun afloat...  ( 4 April)
I had this report in from Anthony another decent day's fishing...
"Another good day gilling biggest pollock was over 8lb"

What a great day wrecking  ( 2 April)
I had this report in from Ant after a long day on the wrecks...
"Great days Wrecking aboard Peganina today fishing out of Rye pollock over 10lb, bass and gurnards too. I still have weekends available at the moment please call me for on 07989778361 Cheers Ant"...plus Ant has spare places this Tuesday...flat calm!!!

What a beautiful blonde ( 1 April)
This report came in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame out from Dungeness today... 
"Hi Tony, a crew out from Ashford, today boated 12 thornbacks to  10lb, Angler Shaun Cotton AKA Slip Knot, managed to land a fine 23lb Blond Ray."


Great day to bank on ( 1 April)
I had this report in this afternoon from Ant out on Peganina from Rye harbour...
"First trip to the banks today Had a lovely little bass to start the day off then a dozen place, half dozen pollock and spider crab on the way home." 

Looking good for summer ( 27 March)
I had this report in from Ant...cracking fishing...in lovely weather...
"So the experiment today was to see if we can go wrecking on bigger tides and over high water, this proved to be highly successful! 
The end result was plenty of pollock varying up to 8lbs with just myself and Jim on the boat. 
So this now opens up some more tides for wrecking.
I have spaces available on Friday, Saturday 1st, afternoon trip(14:30 - 18:30) and a couple of spaces on Sundays extended all day wrecking trip. Leaving at 06:30 if any one is interested. Cheers Ant" If you want to book 'Peganina call Ant on 07989778361.
Down the bay...flat calm ( 12 March)
I had this report in from Paul Fowler...well done Paul, I sold you herring Paul not sardines...
"Good mornings fishing, 10 skate, 5/11lb . 50lb total. Used one pack of sardines, thanks Tony"

Wall to wall rays with Jerry ( 11 March)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony  , part of the 40 plus haul of Skate, The Crockenhill boy's managed to catch today, only kept 24, plus 12 Plaice. Regards Jerry O"
The hard work pays off ( 9 March)
I had this report in from Ant out in 'Peganina' from Rye...a very long way out to find a decent fish...
"So me and Kev went on jolly today wrecking had some great crash diving sport my biggest was 8 and half with Kevin's best going nearly 10lb!!"
call Ant on 07989778361


Do you want some easy fishing ( 9 March)
I had this report in from Jason Adams out on 'Sea Otter' from Dungeness beach...
"Hello mate,
Forgot to send this in on Tuesday. Had a play in the east bay. Few fish baits out and was into skate minutes after we dropped the anchor. We thought a drift out back of Hythe range might be worth a go. we landed a few plaice which was nice as I've never drifted that part of the bay for plaice before. Unfortunately I lost a lovely one on the surface which was gutting! Always next time I suppose, the weather was beautiful as you can see from the photo, clear blue skies. If anyone fancies some easy fishing for skate or plaice drifting, give me a call on 07772708317. Cheers mate. Jay."

Loads of fish ( 5 March)
I had this report in from Shaun Cotten out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fair Chance'; fame out of Dungeness...
"Had a brilliant day out with Jerry on the fair chance today we had 4 thorn backs all about 5lb loads of dog's easy over 20 and bags of whiting all on big fish baits looking forward to going out next month"

West bay plaice ( 5 March)
I had this report in last night from Jason Adams out on 'Sea Otter' from Dungeness...
"Hello mate,
Change of scenery today, went round the west bay for a go at plaice drifting. Was there on the 1st April last year for a try and it was good so thought I'd try it today on the off chance there was a few fish there already. Was wind over tide to start with on the ebb which didn't make it easy. Fishing normal plaice rigs baited with a bit of lug worm and started to catch one or two plaice. Hit one spot where 2 guys came up with 2 fish each. I had my rod out and landed one at 43cm which I thought wasn't to bad for an inshore plaice. It was a great day and exciting to think the spring fishing may have arrived! If anyone would like a fishing trip from dungeness, please get in touch on 07772708317 or have at look at my Facebook page "Sea Otter Charters"
Thanks mate Jay"

More codling about ? ( 19 February)
I had this report in today from Jason Adams of 'Sea Otter' launching from Dungeness (very pretty boat) beach...thanks for the photo...lovely sky...and you know I have a 'soft' spot for seagulls...
"Hello mate, had a trip out today. Foggy to start with on the steam out, cleared up nicely by 10am with an appearance from the sun. Had 4 guys on board plus I fished myself. Had my uptider out for a skate, alternated between Mackerel, Bluey and Herring each cast, ended up with a couple of rays when I ran out of bait at lunch. The customers were out for quantity not quality, they spent their day baiting mackerel feathers and landing 4 whitings at a time, not my cup of tea however they chartered the boat and that's what made them happy! I spoke to one of the other charter boats next to me, he also found a few decent whitings as the tide started to run. He had landed skate and a codling when I spoke to him towards the end of the day. Out again in the morning (Sunday) the boys are coming prepared to hopefully have a codling out. Will let you know. Jay Sea Otter"

Foggy...I hope you got radar ( 19 February)
I had this report in from Nick (com'on you spurs) Burton fishing on his boat 'Aurora' out of Dover...
"Fishing in the east bay with the three amigos. Caught a few plaice and a couple of pollack. A very enjoyable day .then the fog rolled in which made the ride back to Dover a wee bit challenging to say the least"

At last a catch report ( 18 February)
I had this report in from the Varne boat club from Zalan Pasky...
"some pollock started showing in the bay..your truly Z."

Yes it is boring ( 9 February)
I had this email from John Whitten...yes its pretty boring that we have had no boat reports in for nearly a month...is it no fish...or nobody going fishing???
"Let's have a new picture mr hills. This was caught roads bank 2015 it was proper heavy never put it on scales j Whitten aristocrat Dover . Hope they got there boat back back!!"


Stolen...lets get it back! ( 13 January)
I had this report from Derick Cripps copied to me from Doug Martin...
"Stolen from Kent this morning.
Warrior 175 export - Cattfish
100hp suzuki
Sbs trailer with S5000 superwinch loaded with dyneema.
Lowrance 9" downscan/plotter and 5" elite plotter.
Simrad vhf
Plus various rods and reels.
Please make this to hot to handle!!"




Are bass spawning early? ( 10 January)
I had this very interesting report from Melvyn, yes times are changing...I think it is far more complicated that just sea temperatures (7.8 degrees today at Folkestone buoy) the sheer erratic changes from one week to another...changing food sources and currents I think have a part to play...locally we have had one of our best beach bass seasons in recent years...
"Hi tony 
I know it's not Dungeness but went on a charter boat from hayling island Sunday beautiful day a fair distance out no bait fishing only lure fishing with shads, in total the boat between 12 caught 140 bass fishing didn't stop all day only when the tide eased, bass in January on this scale maybe that's why there's no cod waters too warm ! Regards Melvyn Thomas"


Well done...keep trying ( 9 January)
I had this report in last night from Alex Whittlesea who was out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame off Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony,
Was out with Jerry on Fair Chance today (Sunday 8th Jan) and after a cod blank in November, 3 in December and one on New Years Day, I finally caught one.
Went 11 Lbs. Foggy’s went 10 Lbs and a conger of 25-30 Lbs to Dave Knott 
Regards Shirl"



Knee deep in rays ( 9 January)
I had this report in yesterday from John Whitten...
"Out on aristocrat today from Dover caught 30 plus thornbacks 2 which were over 15lbs 
put over 20 back mostly ladies, lost some nice congers"



First report of the year ( 3 January)
I had this report in today from Edward Doorey out with Trevor Bunney on 'Elizabeth Jane' off Dungeness during the festive period..."Caught of Dungeness on boat skipper trev caught 12lb and 6lb thornback rays 28/12/2016"


So hello 2017...goodbye 2016 ( 31 December)
Lets hope 2017 can build on 2016...wishing you all 'tight lines'

End the year in style ( 31 December)
I had this report in from Ant out today on Peganina from Rye...he told me that he had cast his last bait of the day, using the remainder of lug & cuttle...started his engine, looked round to see his slack line heading astern...tightened up his line...felt the 'nodding' brought in the fish lightly hooked with a 'circle' in the lip..."Skipper strikes again...So my last cast of 2016 went well 14lb 10oz!!!!!"


Nice cod to end the year ( 30 December)
I had this report in from Jerry Ollier out on 'Fairchance' from Dungeness...
"Hi  Tony, Gary Dynamite Diggery, out 2 day, managed to land 
This 17lb 5 oz Cod, his mate Roger boated 2  Thornbacks.
Regards  Jerry. O." 


Nice mixed bag to end the year ( 30 December)
I had this report in this afternoon from Kevin Hicks...enjoying the end of year weather...
"Hi Tony 
Had a trip out from Rye the other day on hunt for the elusive cod but no luck on cod,had a few skate, plenty of dogs and this nice eel 
which went about 30lb photoed and returned, lost a few more as we were not tackled up for them,but you have to be in it to win it nice day 
out though in winter sunshine Kevin"


Lovely late season cod ( 28 December)
I had this report in this evening from Jason Adams out on 'Sea Otter' from Dungeness
"Alright Mate, 
Couple of decent fish caught on today's trip, both of which were caught by Phil Edwards. First was a 15lb+ spur dog, photo and release! Second was a cracking bite on his downtider just as the flood was easing, after being assured during the fight that he was into a cod I got the net as it came to the surface. It was a lovely cod. Back on the beach we weighed it and was pleased to see it coming in at 20lb 8oz! Not a bad day."...Phil at it again, well done...the best cod reported for a while...well done!


Flat as your hat... ( 27 December)
I had some nice shots of Peganina sent in today by Paul Wealend..."Don't know what they caught , but I got a toot and a wave so have some" 
...I asked Ant what was caught...just a few rays he said...but what a cracking day.

Great fish...back to fight again ( 27 December)
I had this report in today from Mark Bostock, fishing on his own boat out of Dymchurch...
"Hi tony had this today did not get a weight but least a double got it on cuttle as we was fishing for cod good fight and went back to fight another day"

Have great day tomorrow...( 24 December)
Wishing you all a merry Christmas tomorrow!

There is a Cod... ( 22 December)
I had this report in this evening from Jerry Oiller out on 'Fairchance' from Dungeness beach...
"Fairchance finds a few,
Hi Tony, North Kent, angler  Philip Edwards managed to land 3 doubles 2 day, 2 at just over  13lb and 1 at  10lb 8oz, Regards  Jerry. O."

Hard work pays off ( 20 December)
I had this post on facebook come in yesterday from Mark Bostok fishing in his own boat out of Dymchurch..."Hi tony had this Sunday went 12 lb in club scales" a cracking fish seeing how slow its been.


Seek and you shall find ( 19 December)
I had this report in from Trevor Bunney of Elizabeth Jane out from Dungeness today...                          "Hi Tony,  Kent angler Steve Crimmins from Herne Bay with a well earned 8LB Cod he caught uptiding on " ELIZABETH JANE " today, Regards Trevor"





Its all gone a bit flat... ( 18 December)
I had a email from Ant Hills out on Peganina from Rye...catching skate of Dungeness...
"10 in total up to 9lb" 


It could be summer... ( 18 December)
I had this report in from Trevor Bunney who was out on Elizabeth Jane from Dungeness yesterday...
"Hi Tony, south London angler Chris Evans out on "Elizabeth Jane" today with a nice Bass which weighed 5LBS 80Z, the fish was taken uptide and gave a good scrap in a strong flood tide, a welcome sight as the fishing is slow at the moment,
Regards Trevor"

Roll on the new year... ( 16 December)
I saw this from Ant on facebook...
"WRECKING TRIPS on the Peganina out of rye!!! Hi all Starting to take bookings for wrecking trips from Feb onwards it's £350 for the boat or £60 each for individual (max of 8 on the boat) please call 07989778361. Merry Christmas Ant"
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Fancy a trip out ...again ( 15 December)
I had this email from Becky Lee Hodges...I'm thinking of charging commission...but hey its Christmas...

"Hi Tony
All spaces full on 28th December now thanks, however I have 3 spaces for the 29th of December available. 
Please let people know and to contact me on 07909523840. 
Regards Becky"


Fancy a trip out with Jerry ( 14 December) 

I had this email in today from Becky Lee Hodges...
"Hi Tony
Please can you post up the spaces that I have available on Fair Chance. 
Wednesday 28th December 
1 Space. Regards Becky"

Still hunting cod!!!! ( 12 December)             

I saw this on Ant's page from last night...its been tough going...but you got to be in it...to win it...


Breaking news... ( 9 December)
I had this report just in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...a cracking cod...
"Ben king with this 18lb plus cod"...Ant told me he has some spare places on Sunday, due to a cancellation, call Ant on 07989778361...

Dreaming rather than catching ( 1 December)
I had this report in tonight from John Whitten...
"Fishing today on aristocrat Dover 8 rods out had cuttle Fresh dungie Dirty squid the wind was in the west The water was cod brown the tide was proper good went to our normal cod hole in off the ranges hut hbay fished 6hrs and guess what. Caught a 6 inch bass. And feed the crabs and what was left the seagulls had still to keep hoping . Got to say in London working hard always checking everyday and night looking at your website For any new news keep your hard work up Codless john cheers"
Well John your not alone...lots of people are waiting for for that 'magic' report...the beaches are deserted...boat anglers are giving up...but keep the faith the cod are out there somewhere...and you never know what might turn up...get prepared for...you should have been here yesterday! So just enjoy your fishing...remember the fish are a bonus?

A nice plump cod ( 29 November)
I had this report in this evening from Trevor Bunney of Elizabeth Jane out today from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony, Sittingbourne Kent angler Ben Sheehan with his first ever cod a nice fish of 11 LBS 9OZ, the fish came downtide on a lug and squid cocktail, it was in prime condition, the Cod we have had this year have been in poor condition but this one was a nice plump fish, there is still time yet....... Ben and crew had a coulpe of decent skate also, one was just shy of 13 LBS, Regards, Trevor Bunney"

Peganina working hard ( 26 November)
As the sun goes down down...Peganina working hard...the cod hunter.


The K&E IFCA Bass proposals (22 Nov)
I had a email in today concerning the proposal for bass management next year...here is the link...
http://www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Agenda-item-B5.pdf


Quality...pure quality ( 19 November)
I had this report in from Ant...the best so far this year on Peganina...a very nice Dungeness fish...
"Hard fishing again today, I was fishing uptide, I had tiny little bite reeled like crazy until felt the weight and then the rod started nodding!! 17lb best of the season so far!!



A nice 'stamp' of fish ( 18 November)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...nice to see Russ getting afloat...and I can't get used to Darren smiling...
"It's not easy but they are there a 14lb and a 10lb!" 



Bluey wrap...the bait ( 16 November)
I had this report in from Alistair Crisci who was out with Trevor Bunny out on Elizabeth Jane...
"Hi Tony, Alistair from Dartford, fished off Elizabeth Jane on Monday caught this lovely 11lb cod on lug and bluey rap, only one other cod caught of around the 4lb mark."



Still cod to be caught ( 15 November)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame of today's trip out from Dungeness...
"Hi Tony,  Shaun Penford, from  Guildford SAC, with a 12lb Cod caught today, ,two other cod landed 6 lb ish, a  Thornback and a Bass also caught. 
Regards. Jerry. O."
Perseverance, time & effort pay off ( 14 November)
I had this report in from Becky Lee Hodges of yesterdays trip on Peganina...
"Hi Tony
Fished yesterday on Peginnia all day for a Cod. 6 of us attempted a day on the Cod. it was a struggle from the off to even get the smallest of bites. I managed one about 2-3 hours in of about 9lb and the only other one that was caught was right at the end when we were packing up that fell to a straight lug bait. That one weighed between 5-6lb.
I stayed on into the night to fish and again it was very slow. 8 anglers on board this time and this time plenty of Whiting and Dogfish as well as the odd Pouting. About 2 hours in I noticed the smallest of taps on my rods. Left it for a bit and as i usually do picked it up to move the bait back a tad more and as i did the rod lurched over and landed a Cod of 11lb.
Being on a boat all day also leaves one with needs so with about an hour to go I needed the loo. Whilst in there I heard one of the crew say to Ant that She has a bite on one of her rods. When i returned there was nothing happening so I left it and watched for a minute. With nothing happening I thought I would just wind in to see if there was anything there. Bang!!!! the Uptider went right over and began giving that tell tale nod nod of a good Cod. The rod was only a very light 10-12lb Ugly Stick and playing the fish took a little time. When netted by the skipper Ant it weighed 12lb.
All three fish were nice and Fat and the two caught in the evening were well on their way to developing their Fish Rowes.
Ant has the pictures by the way. Regards Becky
See below for Becky's photo...

Quality if not quantity ( 14 November)
I had this report in from Ant out last night on Peganina out of Rye...
"Yesterdays evening trip we had this fine brace 11 and 12lb cod"
Ant has spare places tomorrow (Tuesday) good forecast, if your up for it give Ant a call on 07989778361.

No cod but a cracking bass ( 13 November)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame launching from Dungeness beach...
"Hi Tony,  lone  angler Peter  Foster from Crocken Hill, caught this  fine 11 lbs  8oz Bass aboard Fairchance  Today, not a Cod  in sight."

Good day...with a nice conger ( 12 November)
I had this report in last night from Jason Adams out of 'Sea Otter' off Dungeness beach...
"Evening mate, been out today with a group from North Wales. Great lads hopefully see them next year! 30-35lb conger caught by Keith. It put up a decent scrap before retiring for a photograph! It was released and swam off to fight another day. 2 cods were also caught on today's trip, 1 at 6lb and the other at 9lb. Cheers Jay"

They're getting 'chunkier' ( 10 November)
I had this report in from Ant tonight after this evenings trip on Peganina out of Rye...
"4 cods tonight 2 over 12lb a 9 and that tuna shaped cod didn't get weighed!! Good evening!!"
Ant told me that he is considering another evening trip on Sunday if anybody is interested...call Ant on  07989778361
What a beautiful day ( 9 November)
I had this report in last night from Tim Raymond...
"Hi Tony,
Couldn’t find any Cod at Dungeness today but did get some nice Whiting and the biggest Gurnard I have ever had. Tim R"

Lovely evening out of Rye ( 8 November)
Ant got out for a evening tip on Peganina...
"Lovely evening bringing 4 cod to the boat up to nearly 12lb."

Nice bright morning ( 8 November)
I had this report in this afternoon from Ant on his morning trip on Peganina out of Rye...
"Adam with his brace for the day."

Things that go bang in the night ( 6 November)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"They get bigger in the night a 12lb and 14lb loads of ebb tide, possible evening trip tonight (6 till 11.30)and I have space on Tuesday in that little break in the weather. if people want to go give me a ring on 07989778361"

Who let the dogs out ( 5 November)
I had this report in from Jason Adams out on Sea Otter from Dungeness...
"Evening mate, bit better in the east bay today, only had 2 anglers on board, had a rod out myself for a while. Had 5 smooth hound up to 8lb and 3 cods up to 9lb. All the cods were caught by Sam Jarvis on his downtider using a squid and cuttle mix.
Cheers Jay"


Not a bad morning ( 5 November)

I had this report in from Ant this afternoon out on Peganina from Rye...
"Another 7 this morning up to just shy of 13lb and a lovely hound to!! Refuelling and going again let's see what the night brings!!"

Year of the gurnard ( 5 November)
I had this photo sent in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...this has been a very good year for gurnard...another species on the up...


Much better day ( 3 November)
I had this report from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"What a difference a day makes lovely run of tide 7 boated biggest of 12.5lb I dropped  another one and another got snapped up right on the last knocking much betters day. Cheers Ant"


Working hard...pays off ( 2 November)
I had this report in from Ant out on Peganina from Rye...
"So after three moves, a complete lack of tide I finally had enough, fired the engine up to go home and I see a bite on my uptider!!... It had big cuttle bait on producing this lovely 10lb cod proving there are still here...just the clear water making it very hard work!!!...I have couple spaces on Friday if any one fancy's it. Cheers Ant"




Dymchurch cod open...hard work ( 31 October)
I had this report in from Doug Martin with Dave Knight's report of Sundays Dymchurch cod open...
great day...but hard going...
"Hi Tony,
Below is Dave Knights report from Sunday's Comp, many thanks for the rod and reel kindly donated by yourself and won by Paul Howard on Valkyrie out of Dover, his whiting weighed in at 1lb. 02.8oz.

Good weather prevailed and our popular Cod Open Competition was able to be fished. The format was slightly different this year with boats moored in the Dover Marina taking part. In all 37 boats were launched off Dymchurch Beach and 9 boats from Dover took part.In total 106 anglers fished the competition and in addition to the £100 donated by J G Duval Ltd and the £10 put in by Les Schweiso (President) and Bob Knowles (Secretary) who were unable to fish the competition we ended up with an impressive prize fund of £1180. A separate competition was also run for the heaviest whiting. The prize was £235 with £220 being donated to RNLI Dungeness Lifeboat.A prize of a rod & reel kindly donated by Tony Hills of Seagull Tackle was also awarded to the captor of the biggest whiting.
Fishing conditions were challenging to say the least with baits being continually attached by whiting,dogfish,pouting and even the odd mackerel and gurnard. James Bateman on Cloud 9 landed a Spurdog of between 14-15lb. Fortunately some of the boats found a few cod and 23 fish were weighed in.Special mention should be made to the person that took 5th place Sam Smee, a 12 year old so well done Sam.
On behalf of the club I would like to thank Doug Martin for organising the competition and Dave Catt for being Referee and generally organising the event for those launching off the beach at Dymchurch.
A very successful event so well done,

Position                  Name              Boat            Weight        Prize    Dymchurch/Dover

1stNick OldNick of Time10lb 11.5oz£440.00Dymchurch
2ndJim QuinnSeaker 210lb6.75oz£295.00Dymchurch
3rdKeith NeameRonbry10lb 4.75oz£220.00Dymchurch
4thMark BostockSeaker 210lb 4.25oz£150.00Dymchurch
5thSam SmeeBig Fish9lb 7.5oz£75.00Dover
Heaviest WhitingPaul HowardValkyrie1lb 02.8oz£235.00Dover

Read more: http://dymchurch-angling.proboards.com/thread/1595/dymhurch-district-angling-club-2016#ixzz4Oh2J4TLg

Regards, Doug"


These guys...clear winners ( 31 October)

I had this report in today from Jason Adams out on Sea Otter launched from Dungeness beach... 
"Hi Tony,
Good weather today, clear water which didn't make it easy. We had huge shoals of mackerel swimming just feet beneath the boat. Took advantage and hooked a couple of stone. Cod wise was hard! Ended up with a couple, one at 7 1/2lb and one at 11lb. Weather looks good for a few days so I'll let you know how we get on!"


Tough going on Sunday ( 31 October)

I had this report from Warren Knapp out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...

"Hi Tony the only cod caught Sunday aboard fairchance along with a skate caught by yours truly "


Well done Sam...( 31 October)

I had this report in from Martin Scholfield who was fishing the Dymchurch (D&DSAC) cod open yesterday...
"12 year old Sam Smee took part in the cod comp today fishing off Hythe aboard Big Fish. On what was a slow day he persevered and as the tide started to slow he hooked into his first ever cod just over 9lb. The picture tells you he was well chuffed with the fish and couldn't believe his luck when he learnt that he had come fifth overall in the competition and in the prizes. As you can see from the black staining on his jumper the bait was cuttlefish. Well done Sam and thanks for organising another cracking day Doug."
  Two days on the cod...( 29 October)
I had this great report in from Becky out with Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame who two days out from Dungeness beach...
"I had two days out with Jerry on Fair Chance Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th. On Tuesday Simon, myself, Adam and Chris headed out to try for the Cod. The day was very slow with only 5 Boated but Mr Newman showed us how to do it again landing 3 Cod. The best fish Simon had went 14lb, second went 12lb and the other was about 8-9lb. Chris managed one of about 9lb and myself I managed my first double of the season just shy of 11lb. All fish falling to lugworm and Cuttlefish cocktails. The wind and tide were against us and it was a difficult days fishing. Oh and I was awarded my own pink bucket.

Day Two and what a difference. Perfect sunny flat calm day. Clear water and Trevor Bunny catching mackerel behind his boat as we headed out to sea. On the last of the flood tide Vince showed us all how to do it. In the first 2.5 hours Vince had four Cod in the boat all between 7 and 10lb. The Steve Elliott netted his first ever Cod of about 10lb. Then Vince had another Lovely Cod of about 11lb. By this point I was wondering what I was doing wrong as on my side of the boat there were no Cod being landed. Then about 3.5 hours in my first Cod decided to take the bait and a nice fat cod about 10lb went into the net. Then Steve managed his second ever Cod after he landed his first ever Thornback ray of about 5lb. Then whilst I was showing Steve how to skin and fillet a ray Jerry shouts ‘Becky you have a good bite on your rod.’ I pick up the rod an there is a good fish on the end thumping away. Once it was weighed it went 16lb. Then in quick succession number 3, 4 and 5 all came down tide. Vince also had another Cod making the scores 6 for Vince, 5 for me and 2 for Steve. All of the fish were in good condition and out of the 13 fish we had 5 doubles and quite a few that were near double figures. Becky"


Every picture tells a story ( 29 October)
I had this report in from Ant out of Peganina from Rye...a rare photo...Darren Brooks with a big smile on his face...
"On the cod again up tiding was king!!"


Peganina...are you up for it... ( 28 October)
I had this report in from Ant on Peganina out of Rye...
"Another day on the cod but it was funny old day for the tide it never really turned up. Possibly evening trip tonight if a gang wanted to go or I would take individuals tomorrow evening Cheers Ant"

What great weather ( 27 October)
I just had this report in from Ant on Peganina out of Rye...
"5 for us today biggest around 9 still got a couple spaces left on Saturday."
If your interested call 07989778361

Cuttlefish clear winners ( 27 October)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller (of 'Fairchance' fame) this afternoon...
"Hi Tony, Gary Diggery and Glen aboard to day, managed to land 7 cod, 5 lb  to  10 lb, over the flood tide. Cuttlefish the bait to have, as water is very clear. 
Regards Jerry. O."

Last nights evening trip ( 26 October)
Report from Ant out of Rye last night on Peganina...4 hour evening trip...
"3 cod last night and a conger more tide needed."

A nice run of cod out of Rye ( 25 October)
I had this report in this afternoon from Ant out of Rye on 'Peganina'...
"12 in total biggest just over 12lb plenty of mackerel around still. Turning and burning so let's see what the evening brings!!!

Another good day ( 24 October) 

Here is a report from Anthony ...we had a great day today on 'peganina'...I had a rare outing (I had six...best 13lb)...
"12 cod in total biggest of 13lb, 2 put back because as they were lightly hooked. I got an evening trip going tomorrow 6 till 10 with 3 spaces on and a couple of spaces end of the week!! Next week the boat is empty apart from Monday so if any one fancy a trip let me know. Cheers Ant"


 
The fishing is improving ( 23 October) 

I had this report in from Ant this afternoon out on Peganina...
"So better fishing today 8 in total biggest over 11lb 3 over 10lb. I still have a couple of spaces for tomorrow! Also got some Weekend's free in December and space around the Christmas time. Cheers Ant"
Wow...what a cracker ( 21 October) 

I had this report in today from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...
"Hi Tony, a good day afloat today, 9 cod landed the best of 19 lbs 5 oz for Phil the fish from Reding, 2 others over 10lb top rod was  Glen  Carter, who caught 6 cod.
 Regards  Jerry. O."
A good day had by all ( 21 October) 
I had this report in yesterday from Paul Burden...
"Hi Tony report from today pictures will be next thanks Was on board with Jerry Oiller on fair chance dave foggie Robinson bagged up he had 6 we had 9 in total between myself Colin Burden and dave, dave having the best one off around 11ld caught by dave also had one skate and one conger all in all a brilliant day we all nearly fished out of bait good stamp of fish this year many thanks paul burden"

It looks as things are on the up ( 20 October) 

I had some photos sent in by Ant out on 'Peganina' with the cryptic..."Today"...as the message...I think the best went about eleven and half pounds...


Big tides can be a problem ( 20 October)   

I had this report from Becky Lee Hodges...not so easy...a bit erratic but it should pick up but we really need some south westerly blows..."Hi Tony
It was tough going today.
Hi all just thought I would let you all know how the trip on Fair Chance went today. We left a breezy shore heading for about 1 mile from the shore. We didn't go too far as there was lots of tide and would struggle to hold bottom. Baits were mainly fresh blacks, cuttlefish and some used squid. The fishing was very tough and slow going to say the least with only four Cod being caught all day ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”. I managed to winkle three out at 2lb, 4.5lb and 5.5lb. All of mine were caught up tide. The other was caught down tide on a large bait and was about 8lb ish. Here are some pics of the day. Regards Becky"


Six of the best with Jerry (19 October)   

I had this report in from Tim Raymond...out yesterday with Jerry Oiller and 'Fairchance'...
"Hi Tony,
It was hard going today but we caught six Cod.
Best Wishes, Tim"


A nice fish... (15 October)                                      I had this report in from Ant out on 'Peganina'...a nice Mr Spiky...
"Fine 4 and half pound bass!"


If we get a fair wind... (15 October)
I had this notification in from Doug Martin of this years 'Cod Open'...

Are you up for it... (15 October)
I had this notification from Becky Lee Hodges...
"Hi Tony
Please could you advertise that I have one space for next Wednesday on Fair Chance fishing for cod. The tides are very good and there should be a good chance of a few fish. Please contact on 07909523840 Regards Becky"


Another good day...in spite of (14 October)
I had this report in from Anthony out on Peganina today...
"Wind over tide pain in the arse but still few nice fish up to 10 and half."

It didn't turn out too bad ( 13 October)
I had this end of the day report from Ant out on Peganina...worth getting blown about.

Nice fish...lets hope for more ( 13 October)
I had this up date from Ant who gone out today with Peganina out of Rye...breezy but at least there are a few fish about..."The first of the day"

Cracking fish...its on the up ( 12 October)

I had this report come in from Kevin Hicks this evening...
"Hi Tony 
A bit late,Out Rye, 11th Oct, After Chiller start turned out to be like a Summers day, Flat calm sea and fishing in T shirts with Porpoises 
swimming round us, could have been anywhere not like "Dungi" in October, biggest of day 16 1/2 lb great fight, Caught on Cuttle, stamp of 
fish looks good this year just need a few more of them, but sure they will come with a bit of cold weather, water still seems very warm Kevin" 



What lovely weather for it ( 11 October)
I had this report in from Ant out on 'Peganina'
"Best cod of today 8.5lb again"
...nice late season Allis Shad as well...but hey it looks like a beautiful day

The best cod so far ( 10 October)
I had this report in from James Bateman afloat in his own boat out of Rye harbour...
"Hi Tony,
Here is a picture of the first fish I caught on sunday. This one was caught on cuttle                                                                                                                 and weighed 14lb.  Cracking day to be out in the boat. James"

It should get better ( 9 October)
Ant reported to me it had been a bit of a slow day today...but the good news, the tides are picking up from tomorrow...he still has some midweek places available so give him a shout...
"Best fish of the day 8lb"

Short tides have been hard ( 9 October)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...
"Hi Tony, hard going today, what with clear waters and dead tides,managed to scratch out 4 cod,the best of 10 lb caught by Justin. Regards  Jerry. O"
Must try harder... ( 8 October)
Ant been out today on Peganina...its getting better, were on the way all we need is the right weather...
"We managed 4 today bit disappointed really thought we were going to see more but still lovely day to be afloat I will try harder tomorrow!"

More cod in a dead tide ( 8 October)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...out today in flat calm conditions...
"Hi  Tony,   The three wise  men managed to pluck out 7 Cod today, all around the 6 to 7lb mark. Regards. Jerry  O."

Good morning ( 7 October)
I had this report in from Anthony who was out early this morning on 'Peganina'...
"Just had this pair one after another but unfortunately half party was ill so they wanted to go home think we would seen a few as well!! 11lb and 12lb try again tomorrow I guess I still got space for Sunday as well."


Encouraging...fish moving in ( 3 October)

I had this report in from Trevor Bunny...
"Hi Tony, Tonbridge Wells angler Fred King with a nice brace of early season cod 8LBS and 9LBS taken on lug and squid ,not monsters but a nice stamp of fish, Steve Baverstock had a nice 5LB bass on the uptider too, encouraging for the time of year, ive still got a few MIDWEEK days left in November and December,anyone wishing to book for winter cod fishing on "ELIZABETH JANE"give me a call on 01797 321282 or 07896260369 Regards Trevor"

Hungry cod on the move ( 3 October)

I had this report in from Ant out on 'Peganina' who has had a varied weekend...wrecking and ruff ground...the cod are looking 'thin' so they should be feeding well...
"So mixed back this weekend bream, pollock, place, cod plenty of mackerel around still and the cod went 10lb" 

Dungeness is on the up ( 3 October)
 I had this report in from Jason Adams of Sea Otter...
"Alright Tony,
Been Kerton road today trying to find some cods. Had 4 in total, 7lb 10lb 11lb and 13lb! Nice to see a few cods coming up. Hopefully a sign of things to come! We are out tomorrow so I'll let you know how we get on. Cheers Jay"



Weather window tomorrow ( 29 September)
Hi All Looking at the weather charts...we have a weather window tomorrow Friday...and Peganina has spare places!
If interested give Ant a call on 07989778361
Ramping it up ( 25 September)
I've just got back from the Varne Boat Club (VBC)...yes the VBC has a brand new ramp...a superb structure with a design life of fifty years...opened by the Mayor of New Romney, Patricia Rolf. It has been a long time coming but with a ramp costing 150k this must be the best fishing boat ramp on the south coast.

It's getting better ( 24 September)
I had this report in from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...things are picking up...
"Nathan Levi Smith, with a 10lb cod and 7 lb Bass, 4 other cod landed around the 6 lb mark,  Bait  PILES  of CUTTLEFISH." 

Dave gets the seal of approval ( 24 September)

I had this report in from Dave...we have been 'knee deep' in small bass, it's nice to get a report of some quality fish...in spite of the competition...
"Hi tony been getting some cracking bass last 2 weeks off Ramsgate several doubles all let swim see you soon Dave Robinson"

What a lovely day ( 23 September)

I had this report from Ant out on Peganina today...
"So first trip back for the Peganina, went very well, amazing weather ended up sharing a wreck with some Belgium boats. Fishing wise pouting, gurnards, greater weevers, scad, cuttlefish following the baits up and a stupid amount of mackerel to the point we couldn't even get our turbo baits away to the bottom...I ended up moving!!! A fine little bass and three turbots great little day. Cheers Ant"



Peganina is back in Rye ( 21 September)
I had a call from Ant this evening...he's safely tied up in Rye Harbour...Peganina is ready for business...somebody should warn the cod!
Here a picture of Peganina coming up the Rye harbour channel this evening.

Blondes are back ( 15 September)I had this report from Doug Martin, having a good time out of Dover...next time Doug please smile...you are enjoying yourself!
"Hi Tony,
I went fishing on Tuesday with my mate Terry on his boat out of Dover, we had about thirty turbos (only kept a couple each), gurnard, LSD, mackerel and this beauty, we estimate to be between 25 and 30 pound, she went straight back after a quick photo.
Doug"


'Joyla' does good ( 14 September)

I had this report in last night from Tim Raymond...
"Hi Tony,
Today we went  out of Dungeness on Fair Chance with Jerry Oiler also known as “Joyla (note: how cool and 'down with the kids' we are).
Great company, good catch, sunny weather, calm seas, what more could  you want?
We (or at least Nick)  caught Cod to 10lb+   (don’t tell Shirley Codling)   a small Tope, over 20 Black Bream, Mackies, Plaice and various bits and bobs. Plus I proved myself to be  a Pouting and Dogfish king !   No nasty Cod or Bream for me. I just concentrated on real fish: - Dogfish, Pouting and Mackerel!!!!  Top angler of the day Nicky G"

Dungeness calling ( 13 September)
Unbelievable weather...here is a report from Jason Adams on Sea Otter...
"Hello mate,
As you heard yesterday we had a experimental cod trip. Wasn't anything doing but someone has to go first! Been out in the channel today and had plenty of big mackerel, some of the best I've seen this season. Black bream were one after the other for a couple of hours as the tide came through, 29 in total. Couple of gurnards, few plaice. A good day to be honest, great fun!"


Postcard from Newquay ( 13 September)
Here is a great report from Ant what a great day out on Peganina...
"Boys had a great weekend on the pollock, freezer will be full for a while. Last week that the boats in Cornwall off to Kent for cod season very soon!!!"




What a lovely day to be afloat ( 12 September)

I saw this on facebook from Simon Newman out today with Jason...no cod but what a lovely day...just for information I have had three reports of codling caught on the beach...it won't be long...
"No cod but an absolutely stunning day to be afloat. Many thanks to Jason Adams skipper of dungeness charter boat sea otter for saying "fancy an experimental cod session tomorrow". another week or so and they should arrive."

Fun in the sun ( 12 September)

I had this report from Jerry Oiller of 'Fairchance' fame...beautiful day out of Dungeness...nice to see a 'decent' conger...they really put a bend in your rod!...
"A few snaps, for you Tony.   Conger 30 lbs  ish. Nice red mullet, spraggy cod, 12 pollock to 5 lb. 30 bream of all sizes, best 2. Lb. Regards.  Jerry. O."

Out of Dover ( 8 September)

I had this report come in from Tim Raymond...nice range of species...
Hi Tony,
Went out today from Dover and found plagues of Mackerel, some were very big ones. If you feathered you got a full house. If you bait fished they either took the bait on the way down, or, if no other fish took the bait, they took the bait (or the empty hook) on the way up!
Got a couple of big Gurnards and a few small ones, Dogfish, Horse Mackerel and a large Greater Weaver. Couldn't find a Turbot though. Tim R

August, some lovely fish ( 6 September)
I had this report in from Dave...some very nice fish caught on the Varne bank...
"Hi Dave Bishop
With 2x5lb Turbot,a nice Brill around 3lb,and 8Lb Bass all caught during August.
All taken around the Varn on small joeys
The Plaice was caught by Fred the fish ! Regards Dave"


Away day pays off ( 1 September)
I had this report in from Ian Florey...
"Hi Tony I though I would share this with you as o couldn't get out locally down your way so fished on Why Worry out of Littlehampton on Saturday A bass it's a PB for me it weighed in at 12.5lbs caught on mackerel and squid Regards Ian"

This explains all ( 31 August)
I had this email from Dave Bishop who is running a charter boat (Joany) out of Dover...
"Hi
I'm just sending over some photos for August
This is Darren Briggs first day ever sea fishing and a lovely summer cod 12lb
Regards Dave Bishop owner of Joany out of Dover"


A pollacking mystery ( 31 August)
I had this photo sent in from Dave Bishop...no information of size and location...

"A nice brace"

Two spare places on 'Fairchance' ( 24 August)
I had this information from Becky Lee Hodges saying that he has...
"Hi Tony please can you advertise that I have two spaces on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August out after black bream with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance'. contact details, phone 07909523840 Regards Becky"

Great days to get afloat ( 15 August)
I had this report in last night from Jason Adams out fishing on 'Sea Otter'...
"Hello mate,
Back on the bream today, anchored a couple of wrecks. mackerel are still few and far between but the quality is there. Best one at 1lb 1/2. Few bream as well!"


  Lovely way to spend a day ( 13 August)
I had this report from Alan Morris...what a lovely way to spend a late summers day...
"Launched at dawn. A few more good rays (returned) , whiting and flounder on the plaice rig. Could have done with some more water!" 

More fun in the sun ( 12 August)
I had this report in last night from Jason on Sea Otter...enjoying the good weather...
"Evening Tony, 
Today we tried our luck at a bream. The day started off calm however the SW wind increased all day. The crew done well taking into account the conditions. We pulled out 21 bream, 5 pollock, gurnards and mackerel. Looking forward to the weekends trips! Jay"


Postcard from Newquay ( 12 August)
I saw this on Ants facebook page (Fishing Newquay)...fun in the sun...
"First couches bream of the year"

Plenty of fish ( 11 August)
I had this report from Jason on Sea Otter fishing fishing Wednesday...
"Hello Tony,
Bullock bank today, there was plenty of fish to go around. The day started with a fresh breeze north west and some sunshine. We started the 10 mile steam and picked up a little ebb tide. Once we arrived the tide was well underway, the first drift showed us we could be in for a decent day. The wind soon eased off and it was flat calm! We ended up with 50 plaice, 7 thornback Rays, loads of mackerel, red gurnards and 5 large weavers. Not bad at all! Jay"

The season for 'Breaming'  ( 9 August)
I had this report in from Jason Adams out on Sea Otter yesterday...
"Hi Tony, been out today with some of my regulars! To say conditions were challenging is an understatement. Here's Bob with a nice black bream.
Cheers Jay "


Postcard from Newquay  ( 6 August)
I saw this on Ant's facebook page...a lovely sight of summer...
"The Peganina - popular with tourists, seals, gulls.....and swimmers who need rescuing at sea"

Cracking trip out...well done  ( 3 August)
I had this report in from Alan Morris...what a great days fishing so close in...and no waste...
"Memorable day Monday. 13 rays. Dad had the biggest again, pushing eight pounds. Pinching ourselves really. Are these the good old days? All fish going to hungry friends and family."


Who's telling secrets ( 1 August) 
I had this report in from Cliff Hamblin who had a trip out with Jerry Oiller on the repainted 'Fairchance'...
"Hi Tony
           Its been a little while since I tinkled the keys so here goes:-   While the gods saw fit to shower the carnival with precipitation they shone a ray of sunlight all day on the sparklingly refitted wind of the sea known as FAIRCHANCE, The Motley  crew of Bob the Bank, Pete the Meat, The Doc and yours truly , and of course he of wounding remarks the skipper headed for a few wrecks to try our luck at gilling . Might well as been on FAT CHANCE as nothing was playing ball. So with the tide changing we went to a SECRET place and duly  filled the boat with 27 bream. Along the way we chipped in with 3 Pollock and a Ballan Wrasse caught by Pete, a bucket full of Mackeral to go on the Barby that night made a nice end to the day after so many fruitless trips. But one sad note even without Malcolm on board the tangles persisted......................such is life!
Added a couple of pics as well as a nice photo taken on our last bullock trip racing home against the wind. Cheers Cliff"

What a brilliant fish ( 30 July) 
I had this report in from Tommy Ashford fishing out of Dover today...
"Fished the banks today .best fish was this brill at 7lb"

Do you fancy a trip on Fairchance ( 28 July) 
I had a phone call Becky Lee telling me that there is a spare seat on Fairchance Tuesday 2nd August...if you are interested call Becky on 07909523840 (No. correction).

Postcard from Newquay ( 24 July) 
What a cracking day for Anthony out on 'Peganina...                                                               
"Great day chasing blues!!! 5 landed lost 1 along side the boat the size of fish was from 20 to 80lb at a guess all sharks returned to fight another day!!!"


Day out with dad ( 22 July) 
I had this report in from Alan Morris out with his dad from Littlestone beach...good for Alan (a well known 'ground baiter')...
"Hello Tony. 
Had some excitement with a few rays in the East Bay earlier today. Instant action, first cast! All on mackerel. Dad had the biggest at 6.5 lb. Might have caught more but I misplaced my sea legs. Think maybe I was entertaining a nearby boat with the sound effects as I turned green..."


Postcard from Newquay ( 20 July) 
Another nice fish for one of Ant's customers today out on Peganina...
Lovely 12.8lb blonde Ray.

Postcard from Newquay ( 19 July) 
I checked out Ant's facebook page (Fishing Newquay) and he told me he has had some fine fish over the last week...
"Pollack, nice cod and a bream of 2lb 4oz so far..."
If you want to book Anthony call...07989778361.


A beautiful day for 'breaming' ( 18 July) 
A nice report from Becky Lee out on Fairchance with Jerry Oiller...having a great day...
"Hi Tony
Well the tides and weather were perfect for a spot of bream fishing on the wrecks. The crew were made up of Nick plum, Alan (keen to Learn) and Terry (stupidlike) and myself. We set off from the beach just before 7 am, as we traveled to the mark we tackled up. Jerry said it will be slack water when we arrive so the fish may be off the feed as on the day before the fish only seemed to feed as the tide flooded. Well this time the fish preferred the slack water.
We were into fish from the start and really busy and it was non stop until the flood tide started. It was hectic to say the least with all of us landing fish. We ended the day with the scores on the doors below.
Terry - Pouting, Dogfish, Red Gurnard, Mackerel
Alan - Dogfish, 11 Bream, Mackerel, Pouting
Nick - Dogfish, Pouting, 12 Bream, Mackerel
Becky - Dogfish, 2lb Pollack, 4lb Codling, Mackerel, Scad, 2lb Plaice, 2lb Ballan Wrasse, 16 Bream, Pouting, 
Total Bream = 39
Also on another note I would like to point out how unlucky some anglers can be. Despite his best efforts Terry managed to avoid the Bream even when they were at their peak. We were all willing every bite to be a bream but every single time it turned out to be a Pouting. 
I feel he should change be nicknamed Terry the King of the Pout, better luck next time.
It was a lovely day on board Fair Chance before it goes in for its annual service and paint so the next time (10 days) we hopefully get out it will have a new coat of paint. Think I will take some nice inky Cuttlefish with me. ;);););)Becky"


The bullock...the plaice to be ( 18 July) 
I had thin last knight from Warren...great weather for a 'dash' out to the bullock bank to find a few plaice...
"Hi Tony fished the bullock today Sunday a few plaice a skate and some other bits and pieces pictured is Steve the plaice Perry with this one nearly 2lb regards Warren knapp"

Postcard from Newquay ( 9 July) 
Fishing down at Newquay...is certainly improving...when you catch decent pollack like mackerel!!!

Turbo charged trip to the 'bullock' ( 8 July) 
I had this report in from Warren last night...who had a great day out with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance'...sweet dreams Warren...
"Tony a few pictures from today's bullock trip aboard fairchance we had 10 small turbot a new boat record plus 14 plaice nice weather good company and never fall asleep regards Warren knapp" 

Postcard from Newquay ( 6 July)   
I saw this on Anthony's site today...I wish our boats had a few more mackerel...but still plenty of time for things to get better...roll on the heat wave...
"Full strings of Mackerel today ideal!!!"

Lovely day to catch a few rays ( 6 July)       
I had this report in from Jason Adams out today on 'Sea Otter'...
"Hello Tony,
Thanks for the decent bait for today, blueys were fresh as anything! Been on the skate ground. It was a true summers day! The crew pulled out 12 Rays in total and the biggest went to Shirley with her personal best of a 9 1/2lb thornback Ray. 
Thanks, Jay"


Ooops... ( 5 July)                                                         I found this report in my facebook inbox from last Friday...apologies..."Hi Tony. Challenging conditions on the Fair Chance on Friday with strong south westerlies but Phil Edwards and I managed 15 skate and a handful of smooth hounds with Jeremy. Cheers, Nathan."

Postcard from Newquay ( 5 July)
I saw this report from Anthony out on Peganina...it looks like things are picking up...
"The bream have turned up for their summer holidays!!"

Today's target plaice ( 28 June)
I had this report in this evening from Jason Adams of 'Sea Otter'...
"Hello mate,
Managed to get to the bullock bank today! Had the same crew as yesterday, great guys and experienced fisherman. The day started at 7am and the weather was spot on. Arrived at the bank and was into plaice straight away, mackerel was also available! Had multiple drifts throughout the day and ended up keeping 25 plaice, mackerel, dabs and a 12inch greater weaver. 18 of the plaice were over 1lb and the biggest at 3lb. Great couple of days and really look forward to their visit for another 2 days in November on the Dungie winter cod. Thanks Sea Otter"


You could almost wade out ( 28 June)
I had this report last night from Jason Adams giving Sea Otter a run out...
"Evening Tony,
Been out on the ray's today! Fished the shallowest water I've experienced as low as 1.9m. It seemed very strange to have the anchor chain on the surface. We fished mackerel and bluey and caught 22 skate, the biggest at 8lb! Enjoyable day had by all, looking forward to the same crew tomorrow, we are bound for the Bullock Bank! Standby for tomorrow nights catch report.  Thanks, Sea Otter."


Skates in good numbers ( 23 June)
I had this email from Paul Carpenter who was out fishing with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance' yesterday...  "Tony, Today's catch Inshore fishing with Jerry plenty of skate for Paul, Stuart and Dave 'Foggy' Robinson. Good blueys thanks."

Independence day tomorrow ( 22 June)
Tomorrow the big day...whatever your views...please vote...I campaigned and voted in 1975...I don't think we will get another chance after tomorrow.

Postcard from Newquay ( 21 June)
I saw this report from Anthony on fishing on 'Fishing Newquay'...
"Best Pollock from the weekend! 10.5lb"

Well done Rhiannon ( 20 June)
I had this report in from Doug Martin...nice Sunday...
Hi Tony,
Ian Bolton, his daughter Rhiannon and myself went out on my boat Solemates for a few hours. We headed out on calm seas in a very light SW breeze full of anticipation when we reached our chosen mark we set the baits and waited, Rhiannon was the first to catch with a small turbot of about 2lb, then Ian with one about the same and me? A dogfish! The tide started to push hard and with it the breeze picked up we decided to plug away and just as well as we ended up with 8 turbot between us with Rhiannon catching this beauty that weighed in at 7lb 5oz. Doug.


Nice pair ( 20 June)
I had this report in from Warren Knapp who was out with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance'...
"Ended up with a nice pair of pollack on my new rods"
Turbo charged ( 18 June)
I had this report in from Simon Newman today...he was fishing the banks out of Dover...
Hi Tony. I had a great day afloat yesterday. 29 turbot and 2 brill between 3 of us fishing about 14 miles our from Dungeness. Best went 8lb

You don't see those every day ( 17 June)
I had this report in today from Tim Raymond who was out with Jerry Oiller on 'Fairchance' yesterday...unusual catch...
"Hi Tony,
Had a great day on Fair Chance today. 12 species of Fish including my first ever Angler Fish. Best Wishes, Tim R"

First come first served ( 12 June)
I had this email from Tim Raymond for some lucky person...first come first served...
"Hi Tony,
Could you put an advert on thew website.
Our regular fishing group have a spare place on Fair Chance on Thursday 16th June. If anyone wants to come they can call me on 07814 753997
Best Wishes, Tim R"


Postcard from Newquay ( 9 June)
I saw this report on Ant's 'Fishing Newquay' facebook page yesterday...
Plenty of good pollock being caught, still have space's for the end of the week!!

Spare spot ( 1 June)
I just had a call from Becky Lee Hodges who has a spare spot out with Jerry Oiller (Fairchance) on Friday, fishing 7 till 3pm,  if you are interested call Becky on 07909523840

Get your skates on ( 28 May)
I had this report in from Trevor (of Elizabeth Jane fame)...great fishing yesterday...
"Hi Tony,Dartford angler Sid Webb and friends had a great day out on "Elizabeth Jane"today,they managed 33 skate between 6-10lbs all uptiding,your blueys are working very well, Regards Trevor"

A new record for 'Fairchance' ( 22 May)

I had this report in from Alex Whittlesea (aka Shirley Codling) out with Jerry Oiller yesterday in 'Fairchance' ...
"Hi Tony,
Just a quick report from yesterday afloat on Fair Chance.
Between Foggy, Dave Knott and myself we set a new boat record for Skate with a 
total of 34. 11 for Foggy, 9 for Dave and 14 for myself.
Baits used were Bluey, Squid, Mackerel and Herring.
Regards Shirl"

Here is 'Foggy' Dave Robinson with a 'brace'...

Newsletter from Newquay ( 15 May)
I had this report from Anthony out on 'Peganina'..."Great first all day trip of the season yesterday at Newquay...12 species!"

A trip on 'Fairchance' ( 9 May)
I had this request in from Becky Lee Hodges...a quality trip..."Hi Tony 
I have a trip out with Jerry on the 30th of May (bank holiday Monday). Currently there is only the two of us which would make it very expensive day out. Would it be possible to ask any of those on your mailing list / website if they would like to join us for a trip out to the bullock / banks (weather permitting). I Have two spaces if anyone is interested in going. Happy for you to give out my number to anyone who is interested. 07909523840 
I have asked Foggy and he cannot go and all the usual crowd but with no joy so far. Kind Regards Becky"
Great day in the sun ( 9 May)
I had this report in from Warren Knapp...
"Hi tony fished the east bay Sunday 8th launched from the VBC managed 19 skate up to 9lb and 2 doggies took 10 of the 19 returned the rest regard Warren"

Lovely fish...lovely day ( 9 May)
I had this report in from Steve Savage...
Hi Tony
Went out with Bert from the Vbc and had a bonus 12 lb cod on one of "secret wrecks".Caught on one of Trev's jigs.Plenty of herring and mackerel on feathers.Regards Steve Savage.


Lots of fish ( 1 May)
Great report in from Ernestas Gavrilovas out from Rye Yesterday...
"Hi Tony,
Went to test new Henk's boat off Rye - in yesterday's weather did 23-30 knots easy.
Fishing as usual was very good. One of our secret wrecks produced loads of pollock in 2-5lb range and occasional cod - four of them were around 8-10lb mark. Probably if we had stayed on it the whole day we would end up with 100+ proper fish.
Also searched for plaice, but only little ones came out. Quite few mackerel around.
Regards, Ernest"





Sunday plaice fishing ( 26 April) 
I had this report in today from Anthony out on 'Peganina'...
"Sorry for it being a late report, we had 33 decent plaice, a few were put back as well. Due to the North Westerly winds on the north Cornish coast I am staying for the bank holiday weekend now, so If fancy a trip let me know...possible wrecking, the tides are right. Cheers Ant. 07989778361"