Fishing Forecast

Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 10.12.18
Challenging conditions over the last week, this week more erratic, with the forecast more mixed during the week with one or two windless days dropped in. With cutting tides (5.9m Saturday) fresh lugworm will be hard work, so don't 'rock up' and expect to find some...please order. More wind forecasted for next weekend so fairly warm air temperatures, sea temperatures are still in double figures (11.3c). Fishing has been good, plenty of mixed species, even a few codling, and the windy weather is helping to keep the water coloured.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Easy fishing when the wind is on your back but with the cutting tides will be more of a challenge.

Tailor Road 
More south westerly winds will help but the tides are not great.

Back of the boats
When that south westerly wind is blowing force 8...this is the place to fish, with the wind on your back. Big waves can be marching round the 'point', weed at times but you can find some great fishing.

Dungeness 
With the falling tides this week the 'point' can be fished when the wind drops with these shortening tides. We have in the weather forecast a couple of 'quiet' days when you can fish from the boardwalk down to behind the power stations, should be plenty of 'colour' in the water. Fresh lug could be difficult so break out the frozen.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
At the moment we have a couple of days midweek when these venues can be fished, the wind should swing northerly before going back to the south west and increasing. With some much 'colour' in the water the fishing should be good.

Jurys Gap
We have had a battering with the force eights; check the weather to find a gap...but the tides are not great.

Boat fishing
It has been very tough on the boats to get afloat, the weather continues to be unsettled good for the beach but not so good for the boats. The forecast at the moment is giving two 'quiet' days during the week which looks possible to get afloat. There are a few codling about inshore along with the usual species, so fish baits including squid would be my favourites.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 








Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 03.12.18
Some brilliant weather, yes it's windy and wet...but that is what we want for a few cod. I get loads of phone calls asking me what's being caught...with so few people fishing it's hard to get a real 'take' on how it's catching. Yes plenty of whiting and dogfish being reported by the sturdy few who do venture out (plus the odd codling) but the beaches are pretty deserted compared with a few years ago. This week if we can get past the weed (it will get better) plenty of 'colour' in the water, we have building tides for the weekend, sea temperatures holding up well into double figures (11.4c as I write). Tough on the boats trying to get out...but we have to be ready to take advantage of a weather window as they appear...but it feels more like autumn than winter?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
As the week goes on the fishing should be good, maybe a codling on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
With strong south westerly winds...ideal for a few hours over high tide.

Back of the boats 
The place to fish when you have a strong south westerly wind, loads of fish about and with the better tides next weekend...if anybody goes fishing you might just catch a codling.

Dungeness
Let's hope the weed eases as it 'washes' through, great tides this weekend, if you can find a gap in the wind...nothing better...'crumping' surf, a rising tide and a hope of a cod, praying to the fishing gods...I will be a good boy all year just for one cod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Again try and find a gap in the weather...in years past I would love these condition, plenty of 'colour' in the water...food washing in...staring at the rod tips...waiting for the slack liner!

Jurys Gap
Good tides at the weekend...if you can stand up.

Boat fishing
The first problem is to get afloat...what's good for the beach is tough in a boat. Even when the wind drops out you still have a big sea running at least for a tide. If you can get afloat we should see more cod & codling on open ground close in. Further out with the seas pretty warm the wrecks will still be producing.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 26.11.18
Lovely Jubly...just seen the weather forecast...two south westerly gales almost back to back (fish the gap)...and with decent size in tides, this is what we have been waiting for. For those anglers new to the sport, south westerly gales through low water stirs up the exposed sand in the west bay (Rye bay) releasing all sorts of shellfish and worms, which wash in on the rising tide pushed around Dungeness point by the current (long shore drift) this coloured water full of food, fish instinctively respond to this stimulus. Sea temperatures are holding up still in double figures (10.4c) currently whiting, dogfish, bass and dabs...will we see a few codling?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Clouds of whiting sprinkled with dogfish and dabs...but after the blow who knows.

Tailor Road
A good place to ride out the worst of the wind from the south west.

Back of the boats
This venue comes into its own on a dropping south westerly gale, facing east with mountainous waves marching around the 'point'...loads of fish food washing in on a rising tide...lovely Jubly!

Dungeness
You are going to have to find a gap in the weather, from the 'point' down facing south Dungeness beach will be tough, but as the wind subsides with a 'crumping' surf coming ashore...it will be tough...but break out those big baits.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The same really as above, try and fish as the wind eases, these venues came be at their best on the back of a south westerly gale...try a big 'Pennell' bait!

Jurys Gap
The same as above but be careful not to get caught out between the walkways.

Boat fishing  
Well after Monday, if the weather forecast hold goods good if could be tough to get afloat...outside chance on Friday...but keep watching for that gap in the weather. Everybody is hoping for a cod...and the conditions could be good. As I write this a couple of codling came out yesterday...so be lucky.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19.11.18
Rumours abound...they seek them here, they seek them there...but where are the codling. Well looking on social media you won't find them...you have to go fishing! I heard that a couple were weighed in last week at Hythe...but with so few anglers actually fishing it's hard to get a feel for it. A friend of mine told me that some of the commercial boats are getting some 'decent hits' in Hythe bay? The year of the bass rolls on, as I write this bigger bass are being reported from in front of the power stations out of the easterly wind. What next, well a lot depends on the winter this week we have better tides peaking next weekend (7.9m), sea temperatures are holding up well (around 12 degrees), we also have 'horrible' easterly winds...but as the weather forecasts are usually wrong, I live in hope.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Besides the whiting, you can find beautiful bass and if you're lucky a codling.

Tailor Road 
Nasty...cold...easterly wind, should be nice surf, could be more bass.

Back of the boats
Now that we have easterly winds, yes plenty of surf but hard work, as the sea temperatures drops, still 12c of we should see some good bass coming out.

Dungeness 
The 'point' can be brutal on a spring tide in a strong south easterly wind...but if you can handle it...there is always a chance of a codling. Behind the power stations should be good...but if you don't go...you won't know?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides, if the wind stays easterly it will be easier to fish...and the fishing should be great...don't forget to send me a report.

Jurys Gap
Cracking tides.

Boat fishing
We are seeing some brilliant wreck fishing, pollack, bream, and conger. Few boats fishing for cod, so much negativity, there are fish but it's not easy...still plenty of rays. All this is academic if you can't get afloat with the wind direction...here's hoping!

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 12.11.18
Would you 'Adam & Eve' it...the weather forecast was right we had a nice strong south westerly blow...I hope the first of many, but from mid week besides 'dead' tides the wind is forecasted to swing easterly and die as high pressure builds. So next Saturday the shortest tide of the sequence don't expect any fresh bait...but good frozen will do the job. Sea temperatures are still about 13 degrees so we should have plenty of bass about along with the whiting, dogfish and with the forecasted conditions more dabs.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Whiting 'city' with plenty of dogfish and the odd bass.

Tailor Road 
Depends on the conditions, calm...dead tides, at least there will be whiting.

Back of the boats 
The first part of the week should give you some good fishing but will get tougher as the wind dies.

Dungeness
There have been some cracking conditions in the last few days but as it calms down so the 'point' is the place to be. Behind the power stations should have more flatties showing along with the usual species.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dead tides, high pressure calming seas, not ideal, but worth a go with a fish bait...you never know.

Jurys Gap
Not ideal.

Boat fishing
As the weather eases you should be able to get afloat but with clearing water it won't be easy, should find more rays...seas still fairly warm...so congers still on the menu. Should still be some colour in the water till mid week to try and find a cod?

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 








Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 05.11.18
I don't know why I bother reading weather forecasts...I put my fishing forecast up...and within a couple of days all change!...So here I go again...the good news the wind has gone round to the south, so it should put more colour in the water pushing up and around Dungeness. Later in the week we have a big south westerly gale forecasted...we desperately need a strong blow from the south west to bring fish food into the beach. Tides, this week are 'brilliant' peaking on Thursday at 8.1 meters. Sea temperatures have plunged over the last couple of weeks by four degrees, currently about 12.5c but with a forecasted rise in air temperatures linked with long tides we should see them stabilise this week. On a brighter note we still have loads of bass about with a sprinkling of codling.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The forecast last week was about right, bass, whiting and some rays at distance...will the big tides and weather bring a codling or two in...Time will tell.

Tailor Road
Not just whiting...plenty of bass too.

Back of the boats
The ideal 'tuck in' venue if we get a strong south westerly wind...if we get all the 'ducks in a row' this could give us on these big tides, a chance of a codling.

Dungeness
The storm forecasted could 'tear up' the beach...just what we need to bring fish inshore. The 'point' will be very tough to hold bottom except at low water (but that can be brilliant) going down behind the power stations can be good...just depends on the amount of wind and surf you can handle.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Just after a south westerly blow these venues take some beating...with 'lots' washing in on a tide!...Once that wind starts to drop, with a big surf still running ideal for a codling.

Jurys Gap
Big, big tides this week...if you can stand up in the wind...should be plenty of fish about.

Boat fishing
As the sea temperature has dropped...species change...gets a lot more 'scratchy'. Lots of mixed species about...and were including a few codling.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 29.10.18
Well here we go again our usual rollercoaster of the fortnightly tides, this week they are small this makes bait pumping a bit of a challenge with so little beach showing. Good news we have a bit of a 'blow' forecasted for next Friday winds force 8 from the south west...the first this winter!...shame the tides aren't a big bigger, but it should 'stir' things up. Sea temperatures have dropped to about 14.5 degrees...still pretty warm, so we should see more bass...if the wind drops even mackerel...there are loads out there.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Maybe a bass in daylight, whiting after dark...possibility of a ray at distance.

Tailor Road
Plenty of whiting after dark.

Back of the boats 
Much more active weather forecasted if we get the south westerly gales towards the end of the week this venue comes into its own...possibility of a codling?

Dungeness
As I said last week it all comes down to wind direction, with low pressure gales forecasted from the southwest the 'point' can be hard going. Behind the power stations can be very good if you can find a gap in the wind with the sea coloured and stirred up.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
For these west facing venues they can come 'alive' after a south westerly blow with fish food being washed in on a rising tide by the current 'long shore drift'...keep an eye on the weather.

Jurys Gap
Again a massive storm beach...not big tides but you never know.

Boat fishing
For the first half of the week if calm enough, the wrecks still have it, with plenty of black bream, pollock and conger. But is we get a south westerly blow to give some real colour to the water, could tempt some to try for a cod as the sea calms...fingers crossed.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 22.10.18
After a week of horrible tides (and very little bait) we now have some great tides and hopefully more bait! The weather forecast (if you can trust it) is northerly winds all week (some days with a bit of west in it) this means more high pressure (as I write this they are still catching mackerel)...hopefully more bass...but we need a strong south westerly blow to bring in some codling...and yes there are some out there.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides...with warm water worth using fish baits to find a ray or two. After dark whiting, whiting and more whiting.

Tailor Road
Nice tides for a daylight three hours to find a bass.

Back of the boats
Much better tides next weekend, should improve the fishing, hope to see more and bigger bass. Yes we could have hoards of whiting, but try a whiting live bait you never know you could hit a double figure bass.

Dungeness
It comes down to the wind direction, if the forecast is right  and it is north west will be great behind the power station with the wind on your back. The 'point' and the 'wooden walkway' could be tough to hold bottom except through low water...first flood can be good.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great tides for these venues, if the wind is offshore easy fishing but sadly for Galloways Lydd ranges are firing next weekend till 16.00 hours.

Jurys Gap
Big tides next weekend should be good for a few bass.

Boat fishing
We have had some great weather and it looks this week could be just as good...but with better tides. Wrecks are still producing pollack, black bream and conger. Some very good blond rays moving through the area...not many codling being reported but with the better tides it will be worth a look.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 15.10.18
Now this week we will be paying for the good tides last week, come Thursday we have a high tide of 5.7metres and a low water of 3.1metres...don't expect any fresh bait! Weather this week is back to normal, up and down with average temperatures, a few puffs passing through but nothing major (current weather forecast) wind direction mostly west with north west and south west variations. Sea temperatures are still about 16 degrees...no sign of dropping yet. As the autumn rolls on, plenty of fish mixed summer and winter species about.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
As darkness falls...the rod tips start to 'rattle'...whiting.

Tailor Road
The seas are still warm...still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats
Besides the hordes of whiting, plenty of dogfish and bass...as tides start to build next weekend, worth a go for a codling in the deep water.

Dungeness
By next weekend the tides will just start to build...ideal for the 'point', try through low water as the tide turns...will you get lucky. Behind the power stations with small tides, calm seas should be ideal for a few sole. Bass can turn up anywhere, any time...there are so many about...and yes after dark plenty of whiting.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
I would give these venue's a go for sole as well as more bass if the weather conditions are right...and sole (like most flatfish) love frozen lugworm.

Jurys Gap 
Quiet tides this week.

Boat fishing
Summer as far as the boats are concerned, just rolls on...with warm seas, plenty of bream still about, along with pollack and conger down below...superb fishing. But of course it being October everybody is 'itching' to go cod fishing...but if no one goes how will we get a 'grip' on what's out there. Still catching plenty of mackerel for bait.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                     






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 08.10.18
Good tides all week, peaking on Wednesday, but with calm warm weather forecasted, not ideal for cod fishing...but hey you never know. In the meantime we have plenty of bass and I wouldn't be surprised to see more mackerel...a couple of years ago I remember codling and mackerel coming out on the same tide. Sea temperatures continue to slide around 16 degrees, but could even rise if we get the warm weather.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides this week...after dark should be best, if you can get past the whiting.

Tailor Road
As the week goes on it should be more like summer...still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats
Strong tides, should be good fishing on the forecast of gentle south westerly winds, we are hoping for a better quality of bass as autumn rolls on.

Dungeness
Except for low water holding bottom could be a challenge...but you could find a codling. With the good weather forecasted after dark will be favourite for species like sole but the clear water in daylight should produce more bass possibly mackerel and fewer whiting. Behind the power stations should be a bit easier with these tides.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these venues, I love this time of year...anything could turn up.

Jurys Gap 
Nice big tides...should produce more bass.

Boat Fishing 
Summer species still rule with plenty of black bream and pollack, more plaice being reported. With plenty of mackerel about gives us great bait for other species down below. Fish are hungry to put on weight to get into 'condition' with winter coming and of course spawning.

Weather up date (7.10.18) we now have winds forecasted gusting up to 34 kts Thursday/Friday from the south...should give a cracking surf on these big tides.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 01.10.18
Well hello October and the 'official' start of the cod season...well if we get the right weather it could be, but not this week, the tides are 'cutting' and there is no sign of a big 'blow' from the south west. But you never know...fish don't read tide tables and check the weather! Fresh bait will be a struggle...on a bright note I have never seen so many bass being reported.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
On a rising tide as it gets dark would be best...if you can get past the whiting.

Tailor Road
So many bass about, and from the 1st you can take one...if it's over 42 centimetres.

Back of the boats 
Easier tides behind the boats with the smaller tides if the wind is onshore should give us some surf to encourage even more bass.

Dungeness
With less tide pull on these tides means you can fish the point area and hold bottom, even with smallish tides you can get the odd surprise, the wooden walkway should be good for a few bass. Behind the power stations we could see more sole after dark if you can get past the whiting...yesterday in daylight they were still catching mackerel!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These venues are good for all the species, but as we enter autumn we hope to see more sole.

Jurys Gap
The tides this week are not brilliant...but wait till next week.

Boat fishing 
The wrecks are still fishing well, plenty of bream, pollock and conger, lots of mackerel about for bait, good tope as well...Some boats are looking inshore for cod...only a trickle so far...but who knows what to come.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                           





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 24.09.18
Well they got that weather forecast wrong last week...can they get it right five days ahead? This week (at the moment) is looking calmer for most the week with a bit of a blow next Sunday. Sea temperatures are still high around eighteen degrees, tides as September draws to a close are a good size all week. So we should have more bait available. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Besides the whiting you could see a codling.

Tailor Road
Plenty of whiting after dark or try for a bass over a lunchtime high water.

Back of the boats 
Plenty of colour to start the week...but very few anglers fishing this venue...just a few 'happy campers' in their 'caravanettes'! Should be some big bass starting to show.

Dungeness
Big strong tides all week so depending on the wind and its direction to how easy to fish the 'point'...but you could find a codling! From the 'look out' down behind the stations it will be dependent on the wind direction how it will fish. But if we get some calm weather (as forecast?) we could see some late summer sole. More bass should be on the menu.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
So dependent on the wind direction...if we get surf & colour, ideal for bass (and codling) offshore calm seas should be good for sole...and plenty of whiting.

Jurys Gap
How wrong last week was...massive surf last week, should be calmer this week, but much better tides, should see more bass.

Boat fishing 
We have had some great bream fishing, conger too...this should continue with some decent weather forecasted...lots of different species to go for as summer species mix with the winter ones. Still plenty of mackerel about for bait...but it's that time of year; the call of the cod is tempting anglers.

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                     





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17.09.18
Looks like we are going to have a bit of a 'Indian summer' this week with some decent temperatures. Sea temperatures are clinging to 18 degrees, could even rise this week! Tides are pretty dead this week, the lowest on Wednesday so fresh bait will be hard to find. The 'point' will be easier to fish, so you never know what could turn up! But these conditions...warm, short misty days and calm seas (mostly) yells out sole...let's hope the fish are listening.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The whiting are back...tides are flat...but you never know.

Tailor Road
Easy fishing for three hours over high water as it get dark.

Back of the boats
Well we had the odd codling, so you never know what could turn up, currently we have a forecast of a little 'blow' on Tuesday should bring a bit of 'colour' 

Dungeness
Quiet tides all week,...the 'point' after dark comes alive, it's magical as the sun goes down...the deepest point on the south coast. World famous for its cod fishing...let's hope the fish are listening? Further down the bay behind the power stations can fish well, keep it short and hope for some sole and bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Lovely conditions for sole...even a few rays at Galloways...could see more late summer mackerel.

Jurys Gap
Quiet tides...but lovely weather.                                                      

Boat fishing
The fishing has been very good for those who have the time to get afloat. Plenty of fish from the wrecks, bream, pollack, tope and conger. The 'buzz' is there are a few codling moving onto open ground...looking good!

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 10.09.18
Well here we are kicking off the autumn season, expectation building, I had my first report of a codling today on the beach. Looking at the weather forecast for the week a nice south westerly airflow. A bit of a 'puff' on Tuesday coinciding with the big tides of the autumn (8.3 metres) to give a little bit of 'colour' to the water. Tides are a good size all week' let's hope that it helps the lugworm situation.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With these big tides we could see a codling...plenty of whiting.

Tailor Road
Nice big tides...still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats 
With the return of the whiting, ideal live bait for a big bass...or an early codling.

Dungeness 
These massive tides make the 'point' a bit of a no go area, as far as holding bottom. Easier behind the power stations, after dark close in for a bass or sole, further out knee deep in whiting...long range...who knows. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
These are the venues for sole in darkness but whiting can be a pain...along with the dogfish.

Jurys Gap
South westerly winds are ideal for a bit of surf for a big bass.  
                                                                                                           
Boat fishing
Wreck fishing has been brilliant, but it won't be long before we have the 'siren' call of a cod on rough ground kicks in. But with so many good bream, pollack, conger on the wrecks, they are worth persevering with till (if) the weather breaks.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 03.09.18
I love the start of autumn...so much promise of what could come. Locally a lot of local boaters think the cod season starts with the last night of the 'proms'. Depends a lot on the weather how the fishing develops, we need some wind to stir things up. Sea temperatures are holding up well, between 18 and 19 degrees. Tides are building from Wednesday heading towards the biggest tides of the year by the following week...so watch the weather...if it stays calm more soles after dark if you can get past the whiting.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Should improve by the weekend as the tide builds...

Tailor Road
Bit of surf with north easterly winds should help.

Back of the boats 
With the days getting shorter we should see the fishing improve, as autumn moves on we should see more big bass about. With the building tides it's looking good for next weekend.

Dungeness
With the return of the whiting it's worth a go as a live bait, with deep water anything can turn up if you can catch a few mackerel...super bait for all species. Behind the power stations should be good for a few sole...I love it as the sun is sliding down. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
If the wind keep north east it will bring calm seas to these venues, great for sole after dark.

Jurys Gap
The big tides are coming...should see more bass.

Boat fishing 
Still getting great bream reports along with some 'monster' eels. The wrecks are still producing, plenty of tope on fish baits on broken ground...should see a few codling starting to move of the wrecks...exiting times ahead.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                                  




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 27.08.18
Well what a forecast this week, fantastic or what to end August sunny hot and calm conditions all week from Tuesday...enjoy it while you can. Tides good all week looks like classic sole weather (and mackerel). Tide times with highs around late lunch and early hours ideal for an after dark session with sunset around 8pm.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
After dark on a rising tide will give you a chance of a good fish...but we could see a return of the piranhas.

Tailor Road
Not ideal weather, but a great venue after dark for a short session and the tides are very good.

Back of the boats
Great tides all week, should see plenty of activity as the sun goes down, as summer winds down we should see bigger bass start to show...this is the venue for them.

Dungeness
Calm weather on the 'point' should help to 'hold' bottom on the bigger tides. This a great time of year, with the summer species about and awaiting the arrival of our autumn friends. With the calmer seas we hope to see more sole about (and dabs)...live baiting is a great technique for a specimen bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great tides for these venues should see a return of the mackerel...more sole after dark.

Jurys Gap
Better tides this week should be plenty of bass about.

Boat fishing
Rumours abound of codling moving onto rough ground...autumns coming! In the meantime we are having a great black bream season, plenty of late summer conger and some brilliant tope fishing and this week the tides and weather are good!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 20.08.18
It really has a feel of autumn in the air, yes I know it's only mid August but the seasons are on the move. With small tides for the first part of the week you have to wait till next weekend to get any size (and fresh bait in any amount) weather is still mixed, wind primarily south westerly. Daylight fishing has been tough but after dark it can come alive. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Very hard work in daylight, but after dark it can different but you also need a rising tide...from about Thursday on.

Tailor Road 
Not many eels being reported but we do have lots of bass about.

Back of the boats
With the prevailing wind direction from the south west, this venue has the benefit of facing east north east so the wind is on your back. As the tides start to build after dark should see more dogfish, spurdog and bass.

Dungeness 
Small tides helps with holding bottom, late summer anything can turn up but after dark is best unless you want a few mackerel. Down below the power stations we hope to see more sole as the sun fades.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Not great tides, but with the south westerly winds we should see some good surf,  from now into the autumn we hope to see some better bass.

Jurys Gap 
Smallish tides but this time of year anything could turn up.

Boat fishing 
As we move towards autumn we are seeing some cracking bream fishing with some monster conger besides the usual species on the wrecks. As always it's down to the weather and wind direction...can we get afloat?

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 13.08.18
Well, back to more 'normal' summer weather, the forecast is fairly warm with the odd 'puff' every few days, but from a good direction south and west. Sea temperatures have dropped back a degree to the eighteens. Tides are massive to start the week and cut from Tuesday but hold on right through to Saturday...should help to get fresh bait. Daylight fishing should get better and we hope to see more sole after dark.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
More colour in the water should help to bring in more species...let's see what happens.

Tailor Road
Great tides to start the week, should see more bass...but not many eels being reported.

Back of the boats
With the forecasted wind direction...even if it 'puffs up' it will be on your back. With a bit of colour in the water should help with more dogfish & smoothound along with the bass, but with more colour in the water this could encourage a wider range of species to move in.

Dungeness 
More colour (and food) washing up around the point will encourage fish into the beach...not so good for the mackerel but better for everything else. After dark we could see some good fishing, hopefully more sole but you never know. It will get easier as the week goes on and the tide 'cuts' and we find it easier to hold 'bottom', first part of the week behind the power stations should be favourite.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
These big tides are ideal for these venues...Dengemarsh is famous for its sole fishing after dark, when the water clears should see more mackerel.

Jurys Gap
Great tides for this venue from low water up...should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing 
Plenty of bream being reported along with more pollack and codling on the wrecks, conger down below and plenty of mackerel about for bait. Turbot on the banks along with plaice...spoilt for choice. With the break in the weather the odd day could be blown out.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 06.08.18
The forecast for the week is a bit mixed, heat at first potential stormy weather midweek and then nice south westerly winds. Tides this week are building towards the biggest tides next week, so hopefully with the wind direction we should see more lugworm. After dark should be more productive, let's hope we see more sole.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better conditions as the week goes on...looking for more smoothound with the bass.

Tailor Road
This high tide venue should improve with high tides after dark.

Back of the boats
This could be the place to fish as the week goes on, if we get the forecasted breezy south westerly winds. With the building tides we should see more 'food' being 'pushed' around the 'point'. Should see more dogfish, smoothound and bass...looking good for the next weekend.

Dungeness  
We are going to have to play this one...day by day with the onshore wind forecast, if you can handle the surf we could see some superb bass fishing...it could be too rough to encourage sole close in, don't forget with this growing 'spring' tide sequence it will be tough to hold bottom close to the 'point' on a rising tide.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
If the weather allows, Dengemarsh is famous for its sole fishing, as we approach mid August we should start to see more fish coming out. Galloways, no firing next weekend could be brilliant just depends on the wind...and how much.

Jurys Gap 
 Much better tide sequence building for this venue...and with the south westerly breeze should give good surf for bass.

Boat fishing 
The boat fishing has been excellent wreck fishing with black bream in good sizes and numbers. Plenty of pollack being reported, with some big congers and tope to be had down below. Nice to hear of plenty of mackerel about for bait...nothing better.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 30.07.18
Well after a nice refreshing bit of wet and wind it looks like we are back to hot, hot, hot for the rest of the week and weekend. Tides cutting all week smallest on Sunday so fresh bait will be difficult, but on the bright side we should see more mackerel. With the small tide it should be good after dark down the 'west bay' (it can fish all tide round) for a few sole as we enter August.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Tough with the tide times in daylight, expect more bass and smoothound.

Tailor Road
Extra tough in the sun...but you never know, fish don't read tide tables.

Back of the boats
From about Wednesday (current weather forecast) We can expect calm seas and more heat, but after dark we should see more bass, smoothound and dogfish, but close to deep water anything could turn up.

Dungeness
With the small tides (but not too small) it allows you to fish the 'point' and the 'wooden walkway'...and hold bottom! Behind the power stations after dark...should be sole time...no guarantees but worth a go. In daylight down towards the 'diamond' (besides the mackerel) we should see more bass and possibly shad (remember they're protected)...don't forget the suntan lotion.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
I'm not sure how many mackerel fishermen about but after dark we should find some space for us sole fishermen.

Jurys Gap
It could be red hot this weekend so parking could be challenging.

Boat fishing
After the wet & windy weather 'fronts' go through and the wind drops by Wednesday we should see some lovely weather. With cutting tides, high water late afternoon should be fine to get afloat. We have seen some cracking bream fishing and more congers down below...but with the current forecast it will be great just to get afloat.


Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and for week commencing 23.07.18
The heat goes on...this week could be the hottest yet! More mackerel about but daylight fishing in the sun linked with 'dead' tides not easy. As the sun goes down the fishing improves dramatically. Not ideal for bait gathering but the tides start building towards the weekend things should look up. Sea temperatures are rising now hitting 20 degrees...not surprising with the weather. Light winds forcasted this week this should help the boats.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Not easy in daylight, expect bass, eels, smoothound and dogfish after dark.

Tailor Road 
We need more surf action, but we should see more bass and eels.

Back of the boats
Plenty of bass and smoothound, dogfish about, hope to see more sole, should improve with the building tides towards the weekend.

Dungeness
Reports over the last few days tell me that we are getting bigger smoothounds, loads of dogfish...but where are the sole, maybe the bigger tides will help over the weekend, more whiting about along with a continuous stream of bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
I gather the mackerel fishery is in full swing down at Dengemarsh (don't you love summer), plenty of fish after dark...but not many sole about, the bigger tides should help next weekend.

Jurys Gap
Next weekend should be good...it would not surprise me to see a few bream about.

Boat fishing
Not a strong wind forcasted all week...yes flat calm...all week, but hot. The fishing has been mixed, more bream, more codling, more tope and conger, so much to go for...not easy, you will have to work for it...but with this weather it's just great to be afloat!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 16.07.18
The glorious weather continues with more heat this week and some variable winds  maybe a shower towards the weekend. Sea temperatures continue to rise just checked...its 19.2 degrees...that's hot. The fishing has suffered with the heat in daylight but we still have some great bass fishing and now we are getting mackerel.  Tides this week are 'cutting' from a 'stonking' 8.1 metres today to 6.3 m. by Sunday.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
First part of the week should be best with the big tides with bass, smoothound and eels about.

Tailor Road
Plenty of bass about (and eels) on a rising tide...

Back of the boats
As the tides cut it will get easier; expect more smoothound, bass and dogfish.

Dungeness 
By next weekend with 'dead tides' it will be easier to fish the 'point'. Should see more mackerel about of the 'wooden walkway' behind the 'stations' we could see the odd gurnard starting along with the protected shad.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
In daylight I gather the mackerel 'bashers' are out in force down at Dengemarsh...after dark for the sole fishers, you could see the odd black bream & shad showing with the high sea temperatures.

Jurys Gap
The sea temperatures will be higher after the big tides exposing so much sand at low water should see plenty of bass and possibly the odd black bream & shad.

Boat fishing 
The heats on...and at last plenty of mackerel out there for bait, more turbot showing on the banks along with some blond ray. On the wrecks more codling being caught on light gear black bream. Plenty of summer species to go for with plaice on the drift. At least the weather is not to 'breezy' so we should be able to get afloat.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 09.07.18
The heat goes on, anytime now I expect a explosion of mackerel activity...the fishing has been good with more smoothound and now some gurnard starting to show. The sea is heating up...over nineteen degrees! Tides this are growing this week peaking on Sunday at 8.1 meters (Dungeness) this extra water movement should help but with so much beach exposed at low water with this heat could make 'digging' difficult as the worms go deeper and deeper.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
As the week goes on the tides get bigger the fishing should improve but better when the sun starts to go down.

Tailor Road 
I don't  know if anybody is fishing this spot but it should be worthwhile this week on the rising tide sequence for bass and eels.

Back of the boats
Cracking tides this, more smoothound being reported along with bass, but beware the spider crabs!

Dungeness
Big tides next weekend so it will be tough 'holding' on the point but as you go down the west bay behind the power stations, expect more bass smoothounds and some gurnard and sole after dark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Still waiting for a big 'hit' of mackerel...any time now. Should see more sole after dark...but these tides will be great for this venue.

Jurys Gap
Great tides this week, should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing
The weather is changing...we are getting the odd day when the wind drops, this allows the boats to 'hit' the banks for plaice and turbot. Inshore still plenty of rays, wrecks have more codling and as summer rolls on we will see more bream.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 02.07.18
It 'aint arf hot mum'...the heat is on sea temperatures are now rising 17.5 degrees as I write this. Tides are cutting next week so bait will be difficult by the weekend, but fishing could also be tough in daylight...after dark we should see more sole. The weather forecast for next weekend is light winds...so even hotter...I expect mackerel to appear in numbers...it has been coming since the 'may water' eased.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Tough in daylight, is my view...if you are lucky you might find a few bass, eels and smoothound.

Tailor Road
Again bass and eels with a bit of surf due to the easterly wind.

Back of the boats 
By mid week the wind should drop and swing...dogfish, smoothound and bass will be the target...but as I said very tough in daylight.

Dungeness
Well mackerel could save the day in daylight...unless you like eels...after dark down behind the power stations sole should be more prolific.

Dengemarsh & Galloways  
More sole about, bass as well as the wind is forecasted to swing midweek and die by the weekend...the mackerel should be moving in (if the fry do) it could be a 'feathering' weekend. 

Jurys Gap
Bass and eels on the rising tide.

Boat fishing 
It has been tough with the north easterly wind...next week should improve as the wind moves and dies by the weekend (fingers crossed) hopefully be able to get out and find those wrecks...plenty of codling more pollack, black bream. Still plenty of rays  inshore, with plaice and turbo's on the banks.

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 









Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 25.06.18
Well the temperature is rising...it's getting hot but our forecast is for a cooling north easterly see breeze all week...should bring a few mackerel in. Tides are good all week sea temperature has gone passed 16 degrees...with the heat fresh bait could be tricky. More and more bass are being reported along with species like sole...looking good.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice tides with a little bit of surf...should see more bass, smoothounds, with the warm weather some eels.

Tailor Road 
On the rising tide with a onshore breeze...should find more bass.

Back of the boats
More big dogfish, smoothound and bass on a rising tide.

Dungeness
Decent tides so could be a struggle to hold bottom over a 'spring' tide...should see a few mackerel, but we have been having plenty of bass along with dogfish and smoothound. Behind the power station, besides the above we can expect more sole.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
It won't be long till Dengemarsh is packed with mackerel 'bashers' but in the meantime bass & sole are the target. 

Jurys Gap
Decent tides for a bit of bass fishing on the rising tide.

Boat fishing 
With the clear water wrecks will be a bit easier with pollack and codling being the target. Black bream have started to show as well. Plenty of the shark family about, lots of rays inshore...so the fishing not easy but very good. Weather looking very good but there will be a bit of onshore wind...we hope not to much.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18.06.18
Mixed weather but is looking good for next weekend with less wind forecasted but the weather is so erratic. Sea temperatures are around 15 degrees but will pick up when the wind eases. Tides aren't too bad, slowly cutting through the week so fresh bait could be tricky next weekend...let's hope the last of the 'may water' goes soon, but it hasn't put the bass off...we have had some superb catches.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
The main target is bass, further out smoothounds, dogfish and maybe a ray depended on the bait used.

Tailor Road 
Plenty of bass not much else.

Back of the boats
With so many bass about and loads of dogfish this should continue even with the smaller tides.

Dungeness
Nice tides working towards the weekend if the forecast is right we should see more mackerel moving inshore. More bass and dogfish as well.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Easy tides should encourage more sole to move inshore, more bass...it has been great.

Jurys Gap
Cutting tides but it could be packed with sun bathers if the forecast is right.

Boat fishing 
It has been hard work but with the 'may water' easing it should improve the light winds (if the forecast is right) should give us a chance to chase more plaice and 'turbos' on the banks. More cod are being reported on the wrecks with the pollack to keep them company. With the longest day of the year being Thursday (summer solstice) we should look forward to a great summer.

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 11.06.18
A lot cooler this week, sea temperatures have dropped back by a degree. Half way through the week we have forecasted a reversal in wind direction back to south west. This week 'spring' tides...big all week...at least we should find bait more plentiful. We should see plenty of bass and more eels with the easing of 'may water'.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Bigger tides should help with the wind pushing on the tide by mid week.

Tailor Road  
Clearer water will help encourage more bass on this venue.

Back of the boats
In the 'lee' of the 'point' should be easier fishing in the forecasted wind direction, but remember, big tides...you will need plenty of lead...expect plenty more dogfish, bass and smoothound.

Dungeness
Could be very 'tough' on the 'point' on a rising tide...much easier to hold bottom through low water. Behind the power stations should be a bit easier but you could find plenty of surf.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Stimulating weather with the big tides should create a few surprises for these venues. With 'may water' easing we should see some more mackerel about. 

Jurys Gap
Great tides...big surf...should see more bass about on a rising tide.

Boat fishing 
Still up and down the easing 'may water' should help...but very big tides pushed on by the wind could give us more of a 'autumnal feel'...the fish are out there if you can find them. The banks should be filling up with plaice and turbot, hope to see more mackerel about...great free bait.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 04.06.18
Fantastic weather today (Sunday) it will be a bit of a shock next week, back to North easterly direction (should improve by the weekend)...and to add to the woes...dead tides!...So fresh bait is going to be a problem till the weekend. The good news, just checked the sea temperature 15.9 degrees...warming up nicely! With so many bass about it can only get better when the last of the 'may water' goes through.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
The odd flattie, eels and small bass...should be achievable...but better after dark.

Tailor Road
Could be a bit too much surf for the eels...but should be good for the schoolie bass.

Back of the boats
Could be a bit 'lumpy' with the north easterly breeze...but expect more 'giant' dogfish along with the bass.

Dungeness 
Small tides helps to hold 'bottom' but when the water clears (old decaying may weed) I expect to see the mackerel to appear in force chasing the poor old white bait. With the wind offshore we should see some flatties moving along with more bass behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With clearing water should see more flatties, worth trying a bit of 'bluey' for a ray...but anything could turn up including the ubiquitous mackerel.

Jurys Gap
Dead tides...but the bass won't mind.

Boat fishing
Up and down...the weather and then the boats...but the fishing has been good...not easy...but good if you work at it. So many species about you have a wide choice of venues and techniques. If it was me I would have a go for an early summer turbot, try catching your own live sandeels with 'micro' feathers...a cracking bait.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 28.05.18
The start of summer this week, sea temperatures are marching up now around 13.5 degrees. The forecast for later in the week and weekend is true summer weather, flat calm and warm...can we trust it? Great to be afloat, lack of surf on the beach gets you thinking of plaice...but I doubt the schoolie bass will mind the weather. Nice sized tides all week...7 metres plus till Sunday, so fresh lug should be available.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With the forecast, we can look forward to some more smoothound, bass and eels.

Tailor Road 
Should see more eels starting to show along with schoolie bass.

Back of the boats
With the calm forecast from Wednesday to the end of the week, we should see more small bass, big dogfish and smoothound pups.

Dungeness
Decent tides...not small, nice size, should give us some water movement, should produce some decent mixed bags down behind the power stations. If bright sun better after dark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Worth trying for a ray at galloways with a fish bait...no firing on the ranges all week! Dengemarsh should throw up some more flatties and a few mackerel.

Jurys Gap 
Nice tides, nice weather...should be a few bass about.

Boat fishing
Summer is coming fast...I hope we have seen the last of the 'may water, plenty of fish about. Some good catches of plaice and a few turbot to had on the banks. Rough ground producing some great spurdog and tope fishing. On the 'wrecks', pollack and codling. Inshore rays and more plaice, more mackerel about, a superb fresh bait.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 21.05.18
Been some cracking weather, it has really helped with the sea temperatures, today we are up to 12.5 degrees. The forecast for the week is a bit more 'up and down', but it should help the fishing which has been a bit slow...except for the bass...fresh lugworm should be OK for next weekend as the tides are building from Thursday.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Best chance is the bass...but anything could turn up.

Tailor Road 
We have a couple of days of north easterly blows during the week...ideal for a few bass.

Back of the boats
You have to check the weather as this venue faces east, if we have an onshore blow the surf generated should produce more bass.

Dungeness
Not massive tides this week should make it a bit easier to fish. Behind the power stations should have more variety, hopefully more flatties...should see more bass?

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
With the wind this week onshore we could see a few mackerel about with the calm waters. It should clear the water with medium tides this should help encourage more plaice inshore.

Jurys Gap 
Not massive tides, with offshore winds.

Boat fishing
Things appear to picking up with some nice pollack and codling in numbers on the wrecks. Still plenty of rays in the bays, but it has been a bit slow for flatties on the banks. Not much in 'may water' being reported so as the sea steadily warms the Fish should improve.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 14.05.18
Back to normal...quiet beaches with only a few anglers...but plenty of fish, so it’ not all bad. plenty of bass being reported and it's nice to see more smoothounds about. This week the tides are building to Friday, spring tides all week...should be good for fresh bait. Weather for the week is unsettled wind mostly north and east, up and down.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should find a few bass with the weather creating a bit of surf, smoothound and dogfish should also be about.

Tailor Road 
As this beach faces east north east, this week with the wind forecast we should get a bit of surf , encouraging the bass to come into the shore.

Back of the boats
With the up and down weather forecast, if the wind gets up to give us a bit of surf for the bass besides the dogfish and smoothound on a rising tide.

Dungeness
Big tides all week to help the water movement and bring the fish in the forecast this week to keep the west bay in the lee of the wind, this should help push a few more flatties in along with the other species. The 'point' could be tough going but it should be fine behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the west bay being in the lee of the wind (north east) we should expect more plaice and a few more rays from Galloways.

Jurys Gap
Good tides should be worth a visit.

Boat fishing
Good news...more codling being reported on the wrecks...but it has been hard going with 'patchy' reports of pollack. Still plenty of rays inshore and we have seen some big spurdogs. Like the wrecks the fishing has been a bit mixed for plaice. ‘may water’ has been erratic, but so far not so bad.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 07.05.18
Wow what brilliant weather...forecasted to cool down by Wednesday but still reasonable conditions. Tides start building again from Thursday, nice tides for next weekend. Sea temperatures are now in double figures and with this bit of heat could see it pushing twelve degrees by next weekend. Fishing has been picking up with more bass, smoothound and plaice.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Not much being reported, but we hope to see more smoothounds and bass.

Tailor Road 
The fishing has stalled a bit, let's hope this bit of heat bring in more bass.

Back of the boats
Reports have been good for dogfish, smoothound and bass...the 'sea breeze' should give a bit of surf for more bass. After the bank holiday the road should be less crowded...easier fishing with the falling tides.

Dungeness
The magic of Dungeness is that everything is possible being so deep close to the 'point' area. We have a real mix of species about as spring rolls along heading for summer. We should see more flatfish behind the power stations with the clearing water and the rise in temperatures, more 'fry' about could bring in to the beach some early mackerel.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
More bass and plaice being reported. I have been told that the beach levels have dropped due the new sea defences at Camber...I think this has improved the fishing at these superb venues.

Jurys Gap 
Should be plenty of small bass on the rising tide.

Boat fishing  
The fishing continues to be mixed, but I'm getting a growing numbers of reports of codling being caught over the wrecks along with pollack. Still plenty of rays in the bays, along with some smoothound and spurdog. Plaice are growing in number...and getting fatter...the only negative is the increasing amount of 'may water' about.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 30.04.2018
Back to typical spring weather, a bit all over the shop for the first half of the week. But next weekend looks more promising...more bass being reported along with smoothounds. Sea temperatures continue to rise but the cooler weather has slowed things down. This has also slowed down the dreaded 'may water'. Tides this week are dropping from Tuesday with short tides next weekend, so fresh bait will be tricky.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The bad news, the whiting are back, the good news at least we are getting some larger specimens...more smoothounds being reported.

Tailor Road 
Eels have not yet appeared in numbers, but we should see more bass.

Back of the boats
We are seeing some big bass about...a bit early, but now days anything can happen, more large dogfish, some big whiting...short tides next weekend will make it easier.

Dungeness
Will be a bit lumpy with the forecast till late in the weekend...looking 'calmish' next weekend with dead tides anywhere around the 'point' is worth a go. As the sea drops we should see the water clear behind the power stations. Reports coming in of lots of dolphins around the 'point' could indicate that mackerel are not far away.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
As the weather and tides ease we should see more 'clear' water at these venues...good we hope for more plaice, Galloways is open next weekend...could see a few more rays.

Jurys Gap
Not the ideal tides next weekend.

Boat fishing
Plenty of fish about, pollack and gurnard on some wrecks, more codling on others. Plaice on the drift, rays on the inshore marks and other species showing, spurdogs, smoothounds and the occasional big bass. Besides the 'artificial' sand eel imitators, fish baits for the 'shark'  family, worms for the flatties...hopefully the 'may water' will keep off.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 23.04.2018
Well that burst of heat was nice but not so good for the fishing...this week it will be more mixed, should help. Tides will start picking up from Wednesday, so it's looking good for next weekend. Sea temperatures are picking up fast just reaching double figures as I write. The fishing is improving with more summer species starting to appear with smoothounds and plaice in numbers.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Tough going in bright sunlight, better as the sun goes down with rays at distance with smoothounds.

Tailor Road
Small bass on a rising tide with more eels showing as the sea temperatures rise.

Back of the boats
The home of 'giant' dogfish, should see more bass with smoothounds along with the dogfish.

Dungeness 
Easy fishing with the smaller tides, but as the tides build the 'point' gets more difficult to hold 'bottom'. Behind the power stations fish well (depending on the wind) just be careful on the rising sequence of getting cut off by the 'cliff', the shingle bund. The 'diamond' mark below the 'boils' can fish well...but it is a long walk.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great tides building to next weekend for these venues, good news the ranges are open all week...so enjoy yourself.

Jurys Gap  
Should see more bass starting to show.

Boat fishing  
The boat fishing seems at the moment is falling three sections...inshore plenty of rays, more smoothound and spurdogs. On the sand banks we are seeing a lot of plaice and gurnard. Over the wrecks pollack, cod and gurnard along with a few bass. More mackerel in mid water so we should have plenty of bait, 'may water' (the annual algae bloom) could be a problem...but it is still holding off at the moment. So all we need is the weather to behave itself.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 16.04.2018
Things are warming up nicely...what a cracking weather forecast for this week...this should produce more 'clear' water, hopefully more plaice, bass and rays down the west bay. Sea temperatures are rising quickly just checked, going past 9 degrees. Tides this week are 'springs' giving us plenty of water movement...lovely when it all comes together, after a long hard winter.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should be interesting, more bass in daylight and more rays after dark.

Tailor Road  
The rapidly rising sea temperatures will bring more eels as they start to 'run', more school bass should move in on a rising tide.

Back of the boats 
More of the shark family should turn up as the sea rapidly warms. Besides the growth in dogfish we are seeing more smoothounds...and maybe the odd codling on a rising night tide.

Dungeness 
Big tides make the 'point' hard work except at low water. The tide eases as you head down behind the power stations, with clear water, evening tides are perfect. With the clear water we should more flatfish including plaice.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Lovely conditions for these venues, a nice bit of sun at low water to heat up the sands, encouraging target species like plaice to move inshore within range to feed.

Jurys Gap
Good tides for bass, lovely weather it might be to calm?

Boat fishing 
The best forecast of the year so far, as being able to get afloat...don't waste the opportunity. The 'wrecks' are filling up with pollack, codling and bass. Still masses of rays inshore along with plaice. So no excuses light winds and plenty of sun.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 09.04.2018
With the rise in air temperature sea temperatures are on the up today 8.2c...looking good! This will as the sea warms bring more fish in; weather this week is looking calmer with rising air temperatures. Tides are rising from Tuesday so should be a reasonable size by the weekend, which should help to get in plenty of fresh lug.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
As the weather settles with a rise in temperatures we see more bass about with a mixed bag of flatties, eels and bits.

Tailor Road  
As the water clears should see more school bass about.

Back of the boats
I have had a report in this week of a spring codling...it's that time of year when anything could turn up, along with the monster dogfish and flatties...next weekend nice sized tides.

Dungeness
With the deeper water you just don't know what could show on the 'point'...could be more spring codling? Going down behind the power station we should see more flatties fairly close in.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the calmer weather we should get some clearer water and with the rise in sea temperatures, hopefully more plaice...at range some rays on fish baits.

Jurys Gap
Next weekend the tides are looking good see should see some more school bass moving in.

Boat fishing  
Not too much 'may water' being reported...yet, plenty of rays in the bays on fish baits. On the inshore wrecks more pollack showing, inshore banks more early smoothound and spurdog to crab and fish baits. Offshore plaice on the banks with gurnard, offshore wrecks besides pollack and codling, early conger down below, the sea is at last starting to warm up. 

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 02.04.2018
Sea temperatures are on the rise (7.3c) despite the erratic weather things are warming up. Tides are cutting this week but the fishing should be getting better, plenty of flatfish...as the water clears we should see more plaice as well as bass. Fresh bait could be in short supply by next weekend, so please book...and if you do, turn up or call if you can't, so somebody else can have it.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With erratic weather choose your moments find gaps in the weather and you should find some flatties.

Tailor Road
Ideal for an evening high water session, if you can find a weather window.

Back of the boats
A great venue in a south westerly wind...so close to deep water, you never know what can show up. Fish baits are underrated...attracts a wider range of species.

Dungeness
As I always say smaller tides make for easier fishing. With warming seas and crabs moving back to shore...worth a go for a smoothound...not knowing what could turn up is the fun of going fishing.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Shorter tides have the benefits of more gentle water movement ...with a bit of luck equals 'clearing' water which should produce more plaice and rays.

Jurys Gap
The water should warm a little bit faster in Rye bay...depending on wind direction.

Boat fishing 
We need some settled weather...looking at the weather forecast, every day is different, the faster it settles, the faster it clears and warms. The bad news, the dreaded 'may water' will show if the water heats too quickly...I can already get a 'whiff' off the fresh lug coming in. More pollack are showing on the 'wrecks', more plaice on the banks, more rays inshore...the fishing is on the up...as usual the problem is 'weather windows' just trying to get afloat...In the words of 'Hill Street Blues' (if you can remember that American crime series)...'be careful out there'.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 26.3.2018
Sea temperatures still struggling to rise, 6.6c today, tides dropping but from Monday they start to rise, 8.1m on Easter Sunday. Now that the clocks have gone forward…summer time is here! Weather for the week is variable but at least its getting warmer. Plenty of flatties about, dabs, flounder and a few plaice.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Plenty of flatties about…and it won’t be long until more bass turn up. Bigger tides at the weekend will help.

Tailor Road
Worth a go over high water, with a westerly wind.

Back of the boats
Lots of flatties about, always a chance of a decent fish on a rising tide. Wind direction is so important for this venue…perfect in a dropping south westerly blow.  

Dungeness
The thrill of the ‘point’ is that you don’t know what could turn up being so close to deep water, but with big tides (next weekend) holding bottom can be a problem. As you move down the bay the tide gets a bit easier. Behind the power stations can fish very well but the sea defence works, the ‘bund’ is very steep so be careful with the very large tides. Down to the ‘boils’ (outfall) can be very productive…but it is a long walk.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great venues, next weekend should be ideal for some flatfish…could find a few rays at Galloway…no firing booked on bank holiday Monday!

Jurys Gap
Next weekend, great tides, just depends on the wind direction.

Boat fishing
Weather is getting easier, the wrecks are improving so you should find more pollack. The ground inshore still holds plenty of rays, plaice fishing has been a bit ‘hit or miss’ inshore, but if you can find bits of the banks not netted up…should find more plaice.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19.3.2018
After the shock of bad weather this weekend it should start to get warmer by Tuesday. The spring tides are holding up well, peaking on Wednesday still reasonable for the weekend. Sea temperatures have gone in one week from a low of 4.4 degrees up last week to 6.6 now (as I write this) it is still 6.5 degrees...let's hope this short cold snap won't drop the temperature too much and push the fish offshore.  

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Once it warms up, I hope to see more flatties about and some spring bass moving in.

Tailor Road
Brilliant tides this week, if the wind backs westerly, should see more species about.

Back of the boats
A bit of a no go area with north easterly winds, but from Wednesday the wind is due to go round to west north west...and with the big tides we should see plenty of action, a mix of species, flatties and dogfish, whiting and a few spring bass.

Dungeness 
The 'point' area will be difficult fishing with these big tides...easier by next weekend, Behind the power stations is fine in a north easterly but be careful of the shingle bund...it is very steep (always check the strand line from the previous tide, don't get caught out) once the wind goes round it should be fine...just find a gap in the wind, we should see plenty of flatties.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Good tides through most of the week, when the weather settles should see more plaice moving in, as well as rays to fish baits in the bay.

Jurys Gap
Should be plenty of flatties about with a few spring bass.

Boat fishing
Bad weather is not helping boats getting afloat or travelling distance when out. But things are getting better, more pollack on the wrecks (plus other species), summer species moving onto the 'banks'. Rays seem to just keep coming with loads inshore, spoilt for choice...we just need some help from the 'weather gods'.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 12.3.2018
We have nicely building tides this week, peaking next week, but a nice size by the weekend, and with light winds and no rain forecasted...it's looking good. Overall the weather this week is mixed so it's just about finding the gaps. Should be plenty of fish inshore now that the sea temperatures have picked back up to 6.5 (2 degrees this week) and rising.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should get better through the week with building tides...plenty of flatties.

Tailor Road 
With the rising sea temperatures, we should see more flatties.

Back of the boats 
Depends on how much wind we get, should see more fish on a rising tide.

Dungeness
The fishing should improve with the rising temperatures, plenty of dabs and flounders to look forward to. Behind the power stations should fish well but be careful of 'cliffing' of the shingle bank.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Looking good next weekend, with the rising sea temperatures and clear water we should see more plaice moving in, along with the dabs and flounder.

Jurys Gap
Nice tides and warming seas, looking good.

Boat fishing
Hopefully as the seas warm and the waters clear we will see more (and bigger) pollack showing. Plaice should be on the bank, more gurnard about. All we need is some good weather. As the seas 'reheat' after the cold spell we should find more rays 'active' inshore...Easters coming.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 5.3.2018
Well that was a bit 'nippy' let's hope we can now get on with spring...it must have given those bass a bit of a shock. Sea temperatures are around 4 degrees but we should see this rise this week. Tides this week are cutting so bait will be tricky by the weekend. Weather wise...its warming up with a lot of southerly winds forecasted...and on my forecast 12 degrees next weekend...I can hear those plaice moving in.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
When the wind moves round southerly, this will help...let's see how the DAA 'vets' catch on Wednesday.

Tailor Road  
This will be tough going until the sea temperature rises.

Back of the boats
With this venue being a bit deeper should give us more chance, but again a rise in sea temperatures will help.

Dungeness 
Not easy but as the week goes on with the cutting tides the 'point' should get easier. The smaller tides will help the water temperatures as there will be less beach exposed at low water, and allow 'heat' to move in from deep water. Behind the power stations will be safer as you won't have to climb the 'cliff'. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the calmer conditions, dropping tides, clearing water I really hope to see some more spring plaice appear. Once the rays get over the shock of cold water we should see more of those on fish bait's.

Jurys Gap 
Deep into the west bay, sea temperature could take a time to warm up.

Boat fishing 
It has been tough on the charter boats, with all the bad 'press'...no cod, knee deep in whiting...and I'm bored catch skate. Wake up...use them or lose them...and the last week we have had horrible easterly winds! The same goes for the 'fast fishing' dinghy's...not going out...what happened to going fishing and enjoy the experience! We should have plenty of pollack on the wrecks, Plaice on the banks...and yes rays closer inshore including some very big blondes.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 26.2.2018
Strange...my weather forecast says freezing till Friday then on Saturday the temperature jumps seven degrees and the wind goes southerly? Sea temperatures are still in the 6 degrees...but this could really drop with more beach exposed later in the week. With the better tides building this week (8.2m on Sunday) if we get the burst of 'heat' lugworm should be easier. Plenty of early plaice being reported...so things are looking up.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better tides...but I think I would wait till the weekend!

Tailor Road
You could fish in the snow over high water (the met office forecast) or be sensible and wait till the weekend.

Back of the boats 
Not nice in the easterly winds but if the winds goes southerly it should be good with the building tides...plenty of flatties about.

Dungeness
Until the weekend it will be 'freeze your legs off', but if you are really keen behind the power stations  and down to the 'diamond' would give you some protection, with the clearing water flatties are the target. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
If you can handle the cold conditions, if the water is clear we should see more plaice and rays...big tides by Sunday.

Jurys Gap
Nice big tides by the weekend...but it will be challenging in the wind.

Boat fishing 
If you can find the gaps in the wind, the 'wrecks' should produce plenty of pollack. The banks should be filling up with plaice. With the cold weather and short tides fresh lugworm could be hard to come by till next weekend. Yes we still have some good ray fishing inshore.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19.2.2018
It looks like we got another 'dose' of cold weather heading our way for the weekend, link this with the current sea temperature 6.8c we could see it in the fives by next week! With short tides and cold weather will be a 'perfect storm' as far as bait is concerned...one word 'frozen', learn to love it. The fishing has been very good for February...with the very cold weather will we see any codling?

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Short tides should keep the water temperature slightly up, as we don't see as much beach to get frozen at low water, Should see more dabs about.

Tailor Road 
As above, not bad for a short session before you get too cold.

Back of the boats
If we get the bad weather mid week (Easterly not nice) but by the weekend when it calms down should give us a chance on these short tides to hold bottom in the deeper water.

Dungeness
Well I guess it will be flat calm freezing by the weekend but fishing the 'point' and 'wooden walkway' on a rising tide could produce a codling or two. Down behind the stations we should see more flatties about.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
I expect the water will be clear by the weekend should be good for an early plaice and if you are using fish baits a ray or two could show.

Jurys Gap 
Not the best tides for this massive storm beach...but fish don't read tide tables.

Boat fishing
Not good conditions this week difficult launching times and weather, but when (and if) it calms down by the weekend we should see more rays about...hopefully more 'blondes' for the charter boats.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 12.2.2018
Tides are building this week through the weekend, which will give us some more water movement. Weather wise we have more 'blows' on the way. Who knows what will turn but with more report of codling in the channel we live in hope. Sea temperatures have dropped to 6 degrees this week which will make bait digging tricky but frozen lugworm works and keeps you fishing.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better tides this week, but we could do with some more colour in the water.

Tailor Road 
Should be good for a short trip over high water.

Back of the boats
We have some big westerly blows coming up...if you can get on the back of one, this venue could fish its 'socks off'. 

Dungeness
Building tides this week, should be good for more flatties, it's just down to the wind direction. Top spots, behind the power station and down towards the 'diamond' the wooden walkway on the rise from low water work a look after a 'blow'.  

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great for an early plaice amongst the other flatties about. Try fish bait for a ray, these venues are great for most species, just comes down to wind direction.

Jurys Gap
Better tides this should see more dabs.

Boat fishing 
Nice to see from a recent report there a few blonde rays about. I had reports that the 'commercials' are catching a few codling it would be nice to see a few of those coming inshore. If you can find some calmer weather the wrecks will be producing a few pollack and gurnards.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 5.2.2018
Dropping tides this week, so fresh lugworm will be near impossible at the weekend...you will need to book the lugworm, even the frozen. But the fishing keeps throwing up surprises. The weather continues unsettled, up and down, cold and colder so you have to pick your times...but the fishing can be good. Sea temperatures are down a bit this week, just checked 7.7 degrees at Folkestone buoy.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With the changeable weather who knows...but I think we can guarantee more whiting...will we see more 'tommy' cod.

Tailor Road  
We do have some little 'blows' coming through, if we get the forecasted south westerly for Saturday...ideal over high water.

Back of the boats
Easier tides...just depends on how much the wind blows...and which direction, hopefully more flatfish along with the usual and hopefully more codling.

Dungeness 
Being a 'short tide' weekend doesn't mean poor fishing...and frozen bait works...fish don't read tide tables or weather forecasts. Besides the 'wooden walkway' I fancy the 'diamond' for a few flatties. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
One of the best venues, Dengemarsh can throw up a few surprises...with so many rays about, plenty of fish in the west bay, Galloways should have a few, and more flatties.

Jurys Gap
Not ideal tides but if we get calm seas we should see more flatties.

Boat fishing
It has been tough going for the local boats, those who do venture out should find some pollack on the wrecks, inshore we should see more codling and there are plenty of rays about.

Tony Hills  
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 29.1.2018
Well another quiet week with dead tides...this week should be better, a rising tide sequence peaking on Saturday with a massive 8.2m tide. Weather this week, as usual up and down but the wind is primarily West North West...good for 'Dungeness and district'. So things should be looking up and on Sunday we have the popular 'World Dab Championship' to look forward to.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
I would expect to find more dabs along with the whiting, rockling and pouting.

Tailor Road 
Ideal in a westerly breeze over high water.

Back of the boats 
You never know what will turn up, I'm hearing rumours of codling being caught along with the ever present whiting. Expect more dabs, pouting, rockling and dogfish, fishing from low water up on these big tides.

Dungeness
With westerly winds pushing the tide on won't help you hold bottom on these big spring tides on anything except low water. Behind the power stations will give you the best chance of catching some decent dabs, but the whiting are a bit of a pest.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Nice tides for these venues, try up towards the 'diamond' for a few dabs depending how much westerly wind you can handle.

Jurys Gap
Good tides for this immense storm beach.

Boat fishing
The local charter boats are 'scratching' around, catching rays, whiting, dogfish and a few codling. But at least they are going. This week with the bigger lunchtime tides and north west winds we should see a bit more activity from the local boat anglers but with the lack of cod most haven't bothered.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 22.1.2018
Strange weather...up and down, forecast this week a bit of a 'blow' forecasted for Wednesday otherwise not too bad. Tides are dropping, bait will be in short supply from Wednesday so frozen it will...ideal for those dabs. Sea temperatures have slipped to seven degrees, more dabs being reported in daylight, along with some monster dogfish.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should see more dabs close in along with the whiting and rockling.

Tailor Road 
The short session venue over high tide.

Back of the boats
Should be interesting after Wednesday if we get the 'blow' forecasted, could see the odd codling along with more dabs.

Dungeness
Easier on the shorter tides, and after Wednesday's 'blow' we should see plenty of dabs on a rising tide, if calm try the 'point' to the 'wooden walkway'. More dabs down behind the power stations, fresh bait will be in short supply but don't panic frozen lug is fine.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh and Galloways after dark, both superb storm beaches should fish well, anything can turn up...maybe a few codling.

Jurys Gap
Another storm beach, depending on the wind strength, worth a go.

Boat fishing  
The weather has been erratic and now with 'cutting' tides...won't be easy to get afloat but you never know what might yank your line...just find a weather window and go for it. Scale down your baits and hook size to give yourself a better chance.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 15.1.2018
This week is looking very interesting; we have codling being reported just offshore! The weather forecast is for a stormy week with strong westerly winds easing by the weekend. Tides are building all week (a small set of springs) peaking next Sunday, so ideal by next weekend. Sea temperatures are still hovering around 8 degrees.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice tides this week, but with strong winds, should see more flatties.

Tailor Road
Ideal in the westerly wind...the bass could be back.

Back of the boats
With the weather forecast, ideal on a rising tide, all species could show even codling.

Dungeness 
Difficult to fish the point with the strong winds, but could be OK going down to the lookout tower to behind the power stations if the weather forecast is right...west with a touch of north.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Should be a lot of 'colour' in the water with the forecast, wind direction is critical to give you a chance to fish these venues...it could be very good conditions next weekend.

Jurys Gap
Should be a bit easier but with some massive surf, could bring more bass back in.

Boat fishing 
Great news with some codling beginning to show, weather could be a factor till the weekend. But plenty of species about, fish baits should work. Ideal tides next weekend with midday high waters.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 8.1.2018
Short tides this week with all the problems of getting fresh bait, but frozen lug works well, dabs love it. Weather forecast is interesting with cyclonic winds all week, up and down, so with the short tides should be ideal conditions for a few dabs. Sea temperatures are still 'bouncing' around 8 degrees, a bit warm for the time of year.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Short tides should see more dabs about (and rockling) but with better weather anything could turn up.

Tailor Road 
With night high waters, ideal if you fancy a short evening trip.

Back of the boats
Much easier fishing with the forecast and tides, worth a go with fish baits to see what's out there.

Dungeness  
Small tides make the point so much easier, big baits are worth ago you just don't know what could turn up. Should find more dabs going down behind the power stations. The old service road has been cleared of shingle (pushed up the bund) so it's best to walk around the bund...it's a bit steep.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Ideal venues to catch a few dabs, always a chance of a decent fish, try a fish bait, you could see a few rays about...you never know. 

Jurys Gap
Not the best tides for this venue but we should see more flatties about.

Boat fishing
Better weather this week but the tides being short give us more problems launching, charter boats can launch on a dropping tide through low water...I know cod have been in short supply but it's always worth a go, I heard of a nice spur dog being caught last week...so if you can give it a go.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 1.1.2018

And a 'Happy New Year' to you all and let's hope we have a great catching 2018.

Some very big tides this week to start the year, peaking on Friday...I have heard that decent numbers of codling have been caught in Hythe bay...will we see them on the beaches? Weather, up and down with a bit of a blow forecasted for Wednesday but basically mild and south westerly. Should have plenty of bait about with the bigger tides.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Great tides should see more dabs, flounder and dogfish along with the whiting

Tailor Road
Nice venue for a short trip with lunchtime high waters.

Back of the boats
This could be the week to catch a codling...ideal weather (south westerly) big tides, besides the whiting, dogfish, dabs, could we see a few codling.

Dungeness
Massive tides make the point hard work, except at dead low water. From the 'look out' tower to behind the power stations should be good on a rising tide, if you can find a gap in the wind.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great tides for these venues, if you can get on the back of a 'blow', the full range of winter species should be about...including a codling or two...and no firing on the MOD ranges.

Jurys Gap 
Nice big tides should see plenty of fish if the wind is not to strong.

Boat fishing
So sad hardly any boats going, yes it is hard work to try and find a cod...but if you don't go...you won't know. Friday and Sunday look promising with gaps in the wind...so support your local charter boats!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 25.12.2017
Well Merry Christmas all...have a great week! Footfall through the shop is down about 90% showing how quiet things have been at Dungeness...no fishermen = no catch reports = no fishermen...talk about sad! Yes we know cod are in 'short supply' and we are 'knee deep' in whiting after dark...but 'hey' we have more dabs and flounder about! The weather continues its 'roller coaster' ride, it's up and down...sea temperatures today 8.4c at Folkestone, tides are 'neap' this week so fresh bait could be in short supply. Remember you have to be in it to win it!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should see more dabs in daylight.

Tailor Road 
Ideal after a big meal for a three hour spell.

Back of the boats
If we get a big south westerly 'blow' next weekend, besides all the usual species we still could see a few cod...keep the faith!

Dungeness 
Short tides this week make it easier to fish the deep water and in daylight we should more dabs. Just keep an 'eye' on the strength of the wind and its direction.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Lovely no firing on the ranges to next year, so you have loads of beach to work with, should see plenty of flatties...and maybe a ray...just enjoy the location.

Jurys Gap 
Short tides, not my first choice...but after a 'blow' you never know.

Boat fishing  
Mostly 'bits & pieces' being reported, along with the odd ray...but you never know, always worth a day afloat...so don't 'whinge'...give it a go...you never know!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18.12.2017
As I write this (Saturday evening) I had a customer come in and tell me he had some small codling back of the boats...could this be true?...no photos? Sea temperatures are certainly getting colder...as I write this 7.8c, the weather is all over the place...cold, mild breezy, cold calm and mild breezy...strange.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
You are guaranteed whiting after dark, but you should see more flatties in daylight.

Tailor Road
Tides are too bad could be worth a go in daylight.

Back of the boats 
With mostly westerly winds this week on your back...you just don't know what will turn up...less whiting in daylight.

Dungeness
On the back end of a westerly would be my favourite, two choices small hooks for dabs or big hooks with big fish baits for something else. With these tides I would go behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
We have the whole beach to ourselves...should see some good fishing with the dabs and flounder...if we can get past the whiting.

Jurys Gap 
Tides are OK with some gaps in the weather should be worth a go.

Boat fishing 
With so few cod about (we have had fish reported to 30lb by the commercials this week) boats are not going with fears about the whiting and being bored by the rays. So if you're not going...you won't be catching...so roll on the plaice in the spring!

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 
         



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 11.12.2017
As winter draws on and the weather gets colder, sea temperatures struggle in single figures (8.8c. when I checked), tides are struggling too, should pick up by Friday. The weather forecast is interesting, up and down all week...should keep some 'colour' in the water...and keep 'the faith' there will be cod...but if you don't go you will never know. With so few fishing the only other bit of interesting information is that we are getting an increasing number of dabs.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Seeing as we have a 'vets' match on Wednesday, I bet a 'pound to a penny' a lot more whiting.

Tailor Road
Should see a few more dabs about with...you know what.

Back of the boats
With the variable weather, find a gap in the winds...anything could turn up.

Dungeness
Short tides will help with inshore sea temperatures and who knows but big baits of a 'fishy' nature will help keep the whiting off. More dabs will show behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
After Monday the MOD should pack up for Christmas...we will be spoilt for choice!

Jurys Gap
Between the winds should fish for flatties when the wind eases.

Boat fishing
I was wrong last week, the Varne did hold its cod open the week before, but only one boat turned up! The few charter boats getting afloat are having a tough time...still catching a few congers and not much else (yet) but loads of 'mid water' fish being reported (herring?) on the 'sounders', so what cod there might be about won't be short of food.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle      




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 4.12.2017
In spite of very few anglers fishing the beaches, reports coming in are whiting, and more whiting with dabs making more regular appearances...still a lack of cod but with so few anglers fishing it doesn't help. The forecast is for a 'blow' next Thursday and with the back end of the spring tide sequence should cause a good 'stir up'...we hope! Look on the bright side we have good tides all week, sea temperatures have taken a real tumble with the cold weather down to about 8 degrees!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Whiting, whiting and more whiting.

Tailor Road
If we get the blow could be worth a go on the back of the south westerly storm.

Back of the boats 
The blow should help create some interest...and who knows maybe some fish?

Dungeness 
If we get the 'blow' on Thursday this will give us some 'colour' in the water...depending how much wind with the big tides it should be easier behind the power stations, unless you're fishing low water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these venues...yes you will catch loads of whiting...but we do have more dabs showing, and with colour in the water we hope for better.

Jurys Gap 
Should be interesting on the 'tail end of the 'blow'

Boat Fishing 
I gather the boat clubs have postponed their 'cod opens' again because there is not enough cod! But if you don't try you will never know. With the clear water the wrecks are still fishing in spite of the dropping temperatures. Let's hope for the charter boat skippers sake that some cod show up soon.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle     







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 27.11.2017
This week we welcome December...the season of 'goodwill'...will we welcome some more cod? With so few fishermen fishing...we might never know? Sea temperatures continue down, this week about 11 degrees, weather forecast is a bit up and down, with wind west, to northwest, occasionally north...this equals more clear water! Tides this week are a bit short building from Monday, but looking good for next weekend. The good news, more dabs and flounder about, bait will be in short supply this week so learn to love frozen worms...dabs do!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Not easy...plenty of whiting, small bass inshore and the possibility of rays at distance.

Tailor Road
With small tides could be a bit scratchy.

Back of the boats
Could be good next week, looking at tides and weather, plenty of mixed species...but will we see more cod?

Dungeness 
With the water being forecasted to be clear close in, worth a go for a bass (or cod) with a live bait rig thirty metres out; otherwise after dark for the flatties, top spot should be behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Building tides through the weekend, looking good for Galloways with the MOD not firing this weekend. Still rays at distance or try a 'live bait' close in.

Jurys Gap  
Better tides next weekend...always worth a go.

Boat fishing
Everybody wants to go cod fishing...no cod...no fishing = no cod. So what do you end up with is depressed 'charter' skippers...there are other species in the sea?

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle              







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 20.11.2017
Getting 'deeper' into November...and not many cod showing...so far, all the 'wise heads' say to me there's no cod so they won't bother going! Plenty of other species 'shed' loads of whiting, pouting, dogfish, flounder, dabs and lots of bass...rays in the bays...but not many cod!...But for those fishermen who will be fishing next week the weather is forcasted to be mixed with some strong south westerly blows...could be interesting. Sea temperatures continue to slide...about 12 degrees at the moment, tides slowly cutting this week, not too small but bait could be tricky.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Whiting and bass the main species...rays at distance on fish baits.

Tailor Road
Still catching small bass...

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish after dark, mixed species, ideal out of the south westerly wind. 

Dungeness
Some interesting weather coming up...if we get the forecasted force eight blow worth a go as the wind eases...should be good behind the power stations down to the 'diamond' mark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Not massive tides but as the wind drops out...could be interesting.

Jurys Gap
After a blow should bring some colour to the water and some fish.

Boat fishing 
The boats are having a tough time...very few cod being reported this has got them depressed...but some boats have had superb wreck fishing as the 'summer' species have held on. Strange winter to come,  I think everything is late this year, still worth a go for a cod this week but the launching times and the weather could be a challenge.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle

           



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 13.11.2017
The forecast  continues to be unsettled with a couple of 'blows' forecasted this week, so keep a 'eye'' on the wind direction. Tides are building from Monday peaking on Sunday a smaller set of springs...nice tides. Sea temperatures have dropped quickly now hitting 13 degrees as autumn rolls on. With only the odd codling being reported the beaches are a bit deserted...with only six weeks to Christmas...the clock is 'ticking'!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides for these venues still rays about if you can get through the whiting.

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about...how long for?

Back of the boats
Nice tides this week for this location...ideal on the back of a south westerly blow. Could bind a big bass or...a codling.

Dungeness
If you can find a gap in the weather (or getting the wind behind you) Dungeness can produce like nowhere else...let's hope someone gets lucky! Down behind the power stations on a rising tide with a bit of surf running as the wind drops...can produce some good fish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
No firing booked for next weekend so you have a lot of choice, nice tides...so lets keep our fingers crossed.

Jurys Gap
These bigger tides should suit this venue...let's see what happens!

Boat fishing 
This weekend we will see the reserve dates for the local cod opens...it depends on the weather...not looking good with the weather at the moment. Cod...not many about...but there is still time. Late though it might be, we still have 'summer' species about, if you want to go offshore...weather allowing!

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle      





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 6.11.2017
A very erratic week weather wise...and it is set to continue. The big difference is that this week the sea temperature has dropped about two degrees bringing us into line with the bulk of the country. Tides this week are dropping, but staying a reasonable size till next weekend...bait could be tricky...it depends on the weather. We have had a couple reports of some decent catches of cod by the 'commercials' in Rye bay...let's hope this could be a 're-boot' to our cod season.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
First part of the week plenty of tide, loads of bass still about, whiting after dark with a few pouting.

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats
On the back end of a 'blow' this could be the place to fish with the smaller tides.

Dungeness
Easier tides for the 'point', if we get the right weather, behind the power stations (as usual depends on the wind direction) should be favourite. If you fancy a walk, the 'diamond' can be good...we still have plenty of bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
No firing on the ranges next weekend gives us more beach to choose from...still getting reports of skate on fish baits...Dengemarsh always worth a go.

Jurys Gap
Quieter tides...but easier to fish.

Boat fishing
Big drop this week in sea temperatures...will we see some cod...getting more reports of 'commercials' catching a few cod in Rye bay...so keep the faith! Still plenty of black bream about, pollack on the wrecks and numbers of conger eels feeding hard getting ready for winter. Loads of mackerel out there so plenty of free bait to be had...if you don't mind fishing in the dark!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                            




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 30.10.2017
Everybody is searching reports looking for a cod...many say, no cod about, so I won't go! Well every year is different...sometimes early...sometimes late...sometimes hardly any! But if you don't go you won't know? Last week we were still caching mackerel on the beach! Next week we have some cracking tides with some very big 'springs' next weekend...what about the weather? The forecast is for 'cyclonic' winds going right round the compass so keep a look out for the wind direction when you go. Sea temperatures are continuing to slide...just going past 15 degrees, but at least with the big tides we should have plenty of bait.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Big tides next weekend, so plenty of movement should see more bass and whiting after dark.

Tailor Road  
Depends on the wind direction...worth a couple of hours for a bass.

Back of the boats
Even without a south westerly gale this venue can be good to 'hold bottom' with these massive tides, should see the usual species, whiting, dogfish and bass.

Dungeness
Unless it was low water I would not risk fishing the 'point' area...very big 'springs', depending on the wind direction fishing behind the power stations down towards the 'diamond' should be good.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Cracking tides for these venues, great news that the MOD are not 'firing' for the next three weekends!

Jurys Gap 
Great tides for here...should be plenty of bass about.

Boat fishing 
Next weekend both local clubs have their cod 'opens' let's hope they have some big anchors to hold bottom! It could be screaming through...the sea temperature is slowly dropping...but we still have very few cod being reported! But on the other hand some 'cracking' summer fishing with bream, pollack and bass plenty of gurnards on the bottom...anything could turn up...maybe even a cod?

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 23.10.2017
We have had some brilliant weather...loads of wind to stir-up the seabed and wash that food in to encourage the winter species (cod) into the beach. This is the first autumn for a few years that we have had some decent wind, let's hope it produces a more fish...but unless anglers go fishing we will never know...This week the tides are 'cutting'...still good for the first part of the week, but weekend the tides will be tricky for fresh bait, sea temperature slowly sliding south now in the 'fifteens'.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With so much colour in the water...always a chance of a nice bass.

Tailor Road 
A good 'hideout' for a decent bass with a bit of surf on a rising tide.

Back of the boats
With 'cutting' tides the fishing will be easier with a south westerly  by next weekend the current forecast is for a north easterly...even more chance of a big bass.

Dungeness
Next week as the wind and tides drop we could see some cod about...it depends on the wind direction...down behind the power stations should be good if we can get through the whiting, if the wind goes north east as forecasted, this could be the 'hot spot'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Small tides next weekend...water levels holding up at Dengemarsh if the wind does back round...worth a go!

Jurys Gap
Worth a look on a rising tide...depending on the wind direction.

Boat fishing
It's been tough for the charter boats with the strong winds...high tides getting later as the tides cut should be good for the first part of the week...tricky looking at next weekend fishing through low water...plenty of fish about...including some cod, the challenge will be to get afloat.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                     




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 16.10.2017
Well here we are deep into October; the weather is looking promosing with more 'blows' being forecasted. Tides this week are good, with the smaller sets of springs peaking next Saturday...will we get more cod...time will tell. Sea temperatures are slowly cooling, today in the sixteen's.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of small bass about, hoards of whiting after dark, you can still find rays at range.

Tailor Road
Better tides as the week goes on, a bit of surf would help the bass.

Back of the boats
The 'hideout' place in a south westerly blow, plenty of all species about, this location can through up a very big bass...try a whole squid at forty yards presented on a 'pennel' rig.

Dungeness 
Will we see more cod...we hope so if we get some 'food' washing in after a bit of a blow. With the growing tides it will be easier to hold bottom down behind the power stations on a rising tide.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great venues with the growing tides, after a blow with the water stirred up hoping for a cod as the food washing in.

Jurys Gap
A good tide sequence for this storm beach.

Boat fishing
So many species to choose from, conger, bream, tope, pollack...cod...yes everybody wants a cod, this week we have better tides if we can get through the whiting. Will the weather play 'ball'...after a blow with the water coloured up, it could be perfect to send the cod to the bottom to feed.

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 
                       




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 9.10.2017
We have had some great weather, wind up and  giving a bit of colour to the water. With last week's big tides we had high hopes for decent catch reports...mixed results, early days, but what surprised me was so few anglers...and of course so few catch reports?...This week tides are cutting and by next weekend fresh bait could be difficult...good news we have more 'mini' blows coming this week. Sea temperatures are holding up about 16 degrees...still catching mackerel. Remember fish don't read tide tables...and if you want to catch fish...you have go fishing!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
First half of the week plenty of water movement, if we get a 'blow' should see more bass.

Tailor Road
Same here, if we get some surf we should find more bass.

Back of the boats
If we get some surf in a 'blow' we could see a big bass coming out...it's that time of year. Will we see more codling...only one way to find out.

Dungeness
Easier tides for the 'ness', should have plenty of gaps in the wind, so the fishing should be good, Behind the power stations should fish well...hopefully with some 'colour' in the water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
You need to get some 'colour' in the water, if you can get on the back of a blow, should be good. Fresh bait will be in very short supply next weekend so don't despair 'good' frozen lugworm is great bait!

Jurys Gap
A great storm beach, under fished, you never know.

Boat fishing
Some good cod were caught this week, plenty of fish about but not necessarily what you want to catch...early days...it will get better. This week the tides will favour the charter boats with early and late high waters. Don't be frightened of the dark fish feed 24 hours a day! Now is the time for 'big' baits...go for it.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                     



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 2.10.2017
It looks like my prayers will be answered...checking the weather forecast they are giving a couple of 'blows' this week...great news with the building tides peaking next weekend at a 'stonking' 8.2 metres. This we hope will push some food into the beach, with the bigger tides bait should be easier.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Much more promising on these rising tides...still getting plenty of bass.

Tailor Road
Next weekend with 'monster' tides could through up some decent fish.

Back of the boats
Well it's looking good...we could see some more codling being reported next weekend along with bass, dogfish and of course whiting, with a south westerly airflow.

Dungeness
The 'point' could be really hard work except at low water. Find a gap in the weather and down behind the power stations on a rising tide, this could be good for a codling or two.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these venues...find a gap in the weather, we had a couple of codling on the last high tide sequence...and the good news, no firing at Galloways next weekend.

Jurys Gap
Superb tides next weekend if you can find a gap in the weather.

Boat fishing
With more water movement, more wind, this should give much better 'colour' to the water, should bring more fish to feed on the bottom, so this week is looking good...but as usual it's a double edged sword...can we get afloat? It's the right time of year for a good conger, still plenty of black bream about. With a couple of good double figure cod being reported...it will be down to the 'weather gods' if we get a chance to get out there.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle   




Sorry a bit late this week...I was boat fishing yesterday...


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 25.9.2017
After massive tides last week we now have a set of small ones, low waters next weekend are the worst of the year fresh bait will be hard to come by...learn to love 'frozen' (good for sole) if you want to go fishing! Sea temperatures are still holding up at around 17 degrees, weather, and this week is looking calm...very calm...what we need is a south westerly gale!

This was sent out by the 'met office' today...a bit of light rain this week but not much wind...

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
A little bit of a breeze forecasted for Saturday...otherwise pretty calm and clear...maybe a bass close in.

Tailor Road
Not great tides...clear water...but you never know...fish don't read tide tables!

Back of the boats
Calm seas, clear water...but I bet you the dogfish will still be about

Dungeness 
Totally dead tides makes for easier 'holding bottom' fish wise...anything can turn up...that's the magic of Dungeness! Further down behind the power stations...the conditions are 'ideal' for a few sole...if you can get past the whiting!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
A great venues in these conditions...Dengemarsh is famous for its sole fishing ideal after dark.

Jurys Gap 
Not ideal tides...best chance I would say is after dark.

Boat fishing 
There has been a few codling reported, along with some great bream fishing. Difficult tide times with the 'neaps'...the clear water won't help, I would have a go at the 'wrecks', if you anchor on one you should find some decent conger fishing.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                 



           


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18.9.2017
Massive spring tides this week, peaking next Friday coinciding with a bit of a blow (current forecast) with a few codling coming out to play...looking good for the weekend...and with the big tides we should have more fresh bait...fingers crossed.

Pirate springs and Littlestone wall
Should be good in the blow, best time just after high water.  

Tailor Road
Ideal for a short stint...if we get a strong blow south westerly, wind on your back.

Back of the boats
Has been fishing well, still lots of dogfish...including the occasional codling on the rising tide.

Dungeness
These big tides will make it tough fishing the 'point' except at low water, much easier behind the power stations down towards the 'diamond'...we have had the odd codling report...if we can find the gaps in the wind we could see some great fishing.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
A lot of mixed species showing...so watch the weather...just after a blow on a rising could be brilliant.

Jurys Gap 
This venue under rated with big spring tides could be interesting after a blow on the rise.

Boat fishing
With these big tides this could be the first chance for most to have a go for a cod...if the weather plays 'ball'. This is a great time of year with so many species to fish for as the seasons change...just had a report of a trigger fish being caught, so you never know what could be next.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle    




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 11.9.2017
Well one thing we can say this week is the weather has broken, plenty of wet & windy, this with the forecast easing by the weekend...great news to see the water being churned up. Sea temperatures easing into the seventeen's with so much wind about. Tides this week are fairly small the lowest being Friday, the only concern I have is will we see anglers take advantage of the conditions?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should see plenty of colour in the water...the good news the wind should be on your back if it's south westerly. 

Tailor Road
With a south westerly force 8 forecasted you can fish here over high water.

Back of the boats
With south westerly gales forecasted this venue comes into its own, could see a lot of food washing in...hopefully with the cod chasing it.

Dungeness
Shorter tides this week making it easier to hold bottom...with the colour in the water the fishing could be spectacular, looking towards the weekend as the wind drops behind the power stations could be top spot.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Once the wind drops, I really fancy Dengemarsh...can fish for all the species, including cod as the food washes in.

Jurys Gap 
Further down the west (Rye) bay after a blow can fish on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Tough conditions for the boats...first half of the week big seas by the weekend pre-dawn starts to fish high tides or out on the charter boats fishing through low water. With short tides fresh lug will be in short supply...so early in the season 'bluey' would be my favourite bait...works for all predators.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle         






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 4.9.2017
With an early morning chill...autumn is rolling on...when will the codling be coming inshore to play, what we need is some help from the weather! Well we have a bit of a 'blow' forecasted for next weekend...the right direction, over a 'spring' tide! 

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Building tides this week, should see more of everything about...including plenty of whiting...including some big ones! 

Tailor Road
Could be worth a go, especially if we get the south westerly blow. 

Back of the boats
With so many mackerel about...most fishermen have been filling there boots!...Will this continue, or will we be back to the dogfish.

Dungeness
Daylight fishing has been tough, after dark we should see more sole (if you can get past the whiting). With the building tides and a 'blow' at the weekend...I would fancy a chance of a codling behind the power stations? 

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
As the days get shorter the fishing improves...sole, bass and besides shed loads of whiting...maybe a codling.

Jurys Gap 
Bigger tides this week, worth a go on the flood.

Boat fishing
The tides are building with the weather breaking down = colour in the water, worth a go on rough ground for a codling...but if you would rather wait, still plenty of late summer species to target!...and if you want a real bend in your rod...try for a conger, plenty of mackerel about for a fresh juicy bait.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle     




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 28th August 2017
I was saying last week it felt like autumn now despite the 'mini' heat wave we are getting 'rumblings' and reports of codling being caught. Everybody is getting excited; all it needs is a bit of a 'blow' to give it a 'push'. Weather this week is more heat...but with a bit of wind on Wednesday, this should give us a bit more colour in the water. Sea temperatures are on the rise (with the heat) pushing nineteen degrees, but with the days getting shorter we should be dropping again next month. Tides are difficult this week with neap tides...very low on Thursday (5.8 HW. 3.00 LW.) fresh bait will be a real struggle...luckily I have plenty of 'quality' frozen lug...this will be 'gold dust' by next weekend. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone  
With the short tides...best chance a bass close in or a sole after dark. 

Tailor Road
Bit of surf on Wednesday...outside that could be hard work this week. 

Back of the boats
Strangely dogfish don't mind neap tides...and there is 'loads' behind the boats, along with the seasonal species, bass, whiting and sole. 

Dungeness
Now where would you fish on the south coast this week for a codling...Dungeness, neap tides just help you to hold bottom...very deep water...you just don't know? Further down the west bay we hope for more sole behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These short tides keep a good depth of water at Dengemarsh, after dark for a sole...always the chance of a decent bass.

Jurys Gap
Not the best tides for this venue.

Boat fishing
Well surprise, surprise, we had reports of codling this weekend...early but I'm not surprised. Difficult tides this week unless you go on a ebbing tide, charter boats can fish ebbing tide through low...but not ideal conditions. I expect more codling to show inshore but with black bream and all the other species to go for you are spoilt for choice...but once you mention cod, anglers get a early attack of cod fever...the only problem, bait could be in short supply.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle          



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21st August 2017
It has a real feel of autumn in the mornings, I keep expecting more sole to be reported, but we have plenty of late summer eels being caught along with oodles of bass and some bigger whiting. Sea temperatures are 'hovering' in the 18's; tides are building this week to a big 8.1m. on Thursday. The weather forecast for the week, getting warmer and a bit of a blow over the big tide on Thursday, this should help to stir things up for the weekend.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
As I said last week small bass and whiting...plus baby smoothounds.

Tailor Road
Wind directions this week are forecasted to be varible but if we do get a strong south westerly over the big tide, this could be the place to be.

Back of the boats
Still getting big dogfish...they just keep coming! Plenty of bass and whiting on a rising tide...depending on the wind direction it could be realy busy this bank holiday weekend coming up.

Dungeness
Tides easing a bit by the weekend so yes we can hold a lead on the 'point', I know it's a Bank Holiday weekend, we could see more anglers...what's the betting on a codling coming out! If it's calm we should see more mackerel on the 'wooden walkway' as well as bass. Night time fishing should improve behind the power stations, with sole being the target.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Beware the 'weever fish', that said it's a lovely time of year to go fishing, Dengemarsh is famous for its sole, but as I keep saying anything could turn up...a big bass? Galloways is open all bank holiday (no firing on the range, Fri, Sat, Sun) so let's hope the weather is kind.

Jurys Gap
Still plenty of bass being reported, just depends on the wind...cracking tides.

Boat fishing
Next weekend tides are a nice size and times (afternoon high waters), If I still had my old boat I would be sorely tempted to head out to the 'east roads' bank and put a fish bait down for a early codling...it just feels like it. Still plenty of rays in the bays, black bream as well on broken ground, wrecks are still worth a go...as usual you are spoilt for choice...if the weather 'gods' play ball.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle      





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 14th August 2017
As the days get shorter, night fishing is on the up. Still plenty of summer species about with some bigger mackerel being reported. Tides this week are 'cutting' with tides dropping smallest Thursday. Weather light winds forecasted till Thursday then a bit of a westerly blow, sea temperatures around 18.5 degrees...looking good.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Still bass and eels showing...and of course whiting.

Tailor Road
Typical of the top end of the east bay bass & eels in August.

Back of the boats
Not much change from last week except it will be easier fishing with the size of the tides, should see more flatties about along with the bigger whiting and bass...and of course dogfish.

Dungeness
Nice tides to fish the 'point', fishing such deep water can always throw up a surprise...even some 'tommy' cod. The wooden walkway is ideal for mackerel with the calm weather and behind the power stations should see more sole showing after dark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Its getting towards the time of year you hope to see bigger bass and 'weaver' fish one welcome one not...we hope as behind the power stations to see more sole.

Jurys Gap 
Late summer can throw up some interesting species...we might see some black bream at low water.

Boat fishing
You have to choose the right weather...first half of the week is looking very good, varied reports from the boats, but you can only catch what's there...my choice would be black bream...superb fighters on light gear. As summer coming to the end, before we start chasing shadows (I mean cod) with calm 'heavy' conditions...perfect for a big conger, plenty of mackerel about...lovely fresh bait!

Tony Hills  
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 6th August 2017
Yes, a heavy dew this morning...Autumn is here. Plenty of good size whiting being reported and more sole after dark. Tides this week are building peaking next Saturday, weather forecast is for sunshine and showers but no really strong winds, direction is mostly south westerly (except for Thursday when a front is due to pass over). Sea temperatures are in the eighteens...so nothing amazing.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice tides still getting plenty of bass and eels...some bigger whiting moving in.

Tailor Road 
Always worth a go, for a short session over high tide, expect eels and bass.

Back of the boats
Yet more big dogfish...the sea must be full of them, plenty about this venue along with whiting and bass.

Dungeness                                                                                                                      Tough going on the 'point' with the bigger tides, with the deep water it can be hard holding bottom, so try low water. Easier down behind the power stations, should see more sole along with the bass, and hopefully bigger whiting.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Famous for its sole fishing in late summer and autumn...but all the species should be about...as they are still catch rays in the 'east bay'...we should see more over here...and this is the time for the bigger bass to start showing.

Jurys Gap 
Plenty of bass being reported...try a rising tide if we get a bit of surf.

Boat fishing 
Some very nice blonde rays being reported from the banks along with turbot and plaice, some great tope about on rough ground further out. Wrecks have bass and codling (if you can find the right ones). What with the hard fighting black bream you have so much to choose from...and the good news if that the weather is looking...game on...so get out there!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 31st July 2017
I think I will rename August  October with the change in the weather...I'm tempted to go cod fishing. It has been very variable weather and has a autumn feel to it. The local beaches have been very quiet as far as anglers go, the fishing has slow in daylight but as the sun goes down it comes alive...plenty of bass but with these conditions anything can show up. Tides are cutting with the shortest on Wednesday, sea temperatures have dropped to the seventeen's with the wind turning the seas over.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Small tides this week but with the weather forecast, I fancy a few more bass.

Tailor Road
Some big surf despite the small tides...ideal to chase a few bass.

Back of the boats 
Still throwing up some big dogfish...along with some bigger whiting and bass...if we get some south westerly blows...the place to be.

Dungeness
Back to small tides this week, fishing better after dark, the 'point' could through up a few surprises. Depending on the wind direction we should see more bass behind the stations and down to the Diamond.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
We hope to see more sole about but it has been a bit breezy otherwise the usual suspects...so much depends on the weather, wind direction and strength.

Jurys Gap
Few reports but we should see more bass in the surf in a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Tough getting afloat with the wind, being a bit rough offshore, the smaller charter boats have struggled...if you can get out this week you have some very early high seas to contend with. Should find plenty of black bream, reports coming in some very big autumnal whiting showing already. Plenty of quality predators offshore...if you can get out there! 

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 24th July 2017
Big tides this week peaking Tuesday, interesting weather forecast first half of the week, a bit 'up and down' then calming down for the weekend. Plenty of bass about and with the weather forecast we should see more sole...and mackerel by the weekend.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Lovely big tides beginning of the week...some big whiting about, plenty of eels being reported.

Tailor Road 
No reports but we should find plenty of bass over high water.

Back of the boats
Depends on the wind direction, big tides could be tricky but easing as the week goes on...this venue can produce all the normal species...and the odd surprise.

Dungeness
Big tides beginning of the week make it tough to hold bottom on the point  but the fishing should be fine down behind the stations. The 'diamond' should fish well if we get a nice offshore wind...should see more sole.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Next weekend with calm weather (current forecast) should produce more sole, smoothound and at Galloways some more rays.

Jurys Gap
No reports but should have plenty of bass to chase.

Boat fishing 
Funny old week...not many reports but with afternoon high tides makes for easier launching, with calm weather forecasted after mid week should be good for getting afloat! Little or large...black bream or conger, so much to go for.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17th July 2017
Smaller tides this week...not sure it will affect the fishing, a lot will depend on the weather...a bit unsettled with a some more heat midweek. Sea temperatures still well up over 18 degrees, but it feels like we should see some more soles.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Should see more bass and eels coming out...and of course our perennial whiting.

Tailor Road
Yet more eels and bass on the rising tide.

Back of the boats
Besides the dogfish it has been encouraging to see so many bass coming out. As I keep saying wind direction plays such an important role for this venue.

Dungeness
Smaller tides gives us the chance to fish the 'point' area without using a 'ton' of lead. If we get some calm spells we should see some more mackerel on the 'walkway'. Down behind the power stations of an evening to find a few soles, but so far plenty of bass, dogfish and decent whiting.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The big news this week is that the Army are on holiday all week so we have open season at Galloways...so enjoy the freedom. Target species sole, bass and smoothound.

Jurys Gap 
Not big tides but at times this can be bass heaven.

Boat fishing
We are in full black bream season, rough ground is getting better with some nice tope being reported. Conger on the wrecks and codling, bass and pollack above. The banks for plaice and turbot...should be getting busier as summer rolls on...as usual it's the weather that makes the difference!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 10th July 2017
Funny old tides this week, all over 7m...but with the hot calm conditions doesn't mean that the tides will move as they should. Bait hasn't been easy and if this calm hot weather conditions we could struggle. Wow just checked the sea temperature at the Folkestone buoy...20 degrees...not surprising with the weather, but this means we could see more rare summer visitors appear...and its only early July!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of eels and bass being reported along with smoothounds.

Tailor Road 
More eels and bass on a rising tide.

Back of the boats
We have been 'knee deep' in large dogfish and whiting, more and more bass being reported but depending on the wind direction...anything could turn up.

Dungeness
With all this heat, outside bass most species will move inshore as the sun goes down. I expect more sole to be reported down towards the 'Diamond' but the deep water off the 'point' down to the 'wooden walkway' could through up the odd surprise.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the rising sea temperatures we could see a few bream show up, along with the sole and smoothound.

Jurys Gap  
This well know bass beach could be interesting if we get the 'blow' on Wednesday.

Boat fishing
Plenty of different summer species being reported, along with tope, smoothound and conger. Turbot and place on the banks along gurnard and greater weever on the banks. Wrecks have been a bit 'hit or miss' for pollack and codling, but now we have more black bream showing. Bait can be difficult with more mackerel being reported south of the 'point'

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 3rd July 2017
Rising tide sequence this week peaking next Tuesday, sea temperatures continue to rise 17.4 degrees today. The weather forecast this week is getting warmer with light variable winds right round the compass (if you can believe it) getting warmer. Could be looking good for a few more early sole.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Has been a bit slow with only smoothounds and eels but the better tides should help.

Tailor Road 
Always good for a few bass over high tide.

Back of the boats
Dogfish, bass, smoothounds, anything can turn up...if slow try close in.

Dungeness 
With the weather forecast, we should see more mackerel, bass and smoothound, but as the sun goes down a sole is on the cards at short range. As the tides get bigger would move down the west bay towards the 'Diamond'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides later in the week, Dengemarsh is famous for its sole and with the rising temperatures you could see some black bream.

Jurys Gap
Much the same as Galloways, well know for a great bass venue, massive storm beach.

Boat fishing
Still 'knee deep' in rays in the east bay, plenty of plaice in the west bay, wrecks are a bit slow but some great conger fishing down below. The banks for turbot, plaice, gurnard...the weather looks good this week, so enjoy yourselves.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 26th June 2017
Well that's summer? Sea temperatures are rising nicely around 17 degrees so far. With the break in the weather, more wind this has been great for the bass hunters. Tides this week are 'cutting' with the smallest tides next Monday week, I expect this weekend's 'blow' will have stirred things up...not so good for the mackerel but could bring other species in range of the beach.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Lots of bass about...with more colour should see more eels.

Tailor Road
With strong westerly winds...ideal over high water for a few bass.

Back of the boats
Dogfish continue in large numbers with bass and other species...the magic of Dungeness...anything can turn up.

Dungeness 
With all the summer species about, bass will still be the main target, with sole a close second. With the easing tides the 'point' will be easier, but the 'wooden walkway' down to the corner of the 'power stations' would be my favourite for most species including mackerel.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of bass about and if you put out a fish bait you could still find a ray or smoothound on crab...plenty to fish for...if it settles down a bit I fancy a sole.

Jurys Gap
Should be good for a few bass.

Boat fishing
Easier tides this week for a bit of wrecking, plaice and turbot on the banks should be getting fatter. Good size congers on the wrecks if we get the right weather...still have plenty of rays in the east bay and plaice in the west bay...spoilt for choice.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19th June 2017
This week we have a growing tide sequence peaking on Sunday. Sea temperatures with the heat continue to rise...going past 16 degrees today! It can be tough going in the bright sun but we have loads of schoolie bass to keep us company. More sole stating to show along with mackerel...so enjoy the weather.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of summer species to go for on a evening rising tide.

Tailor Road
More bass about plus the eels...summers here.

Back of the boats
We continue to get reports of 'monster' dogfish, bass and now some 'pups' and sole, better tides, evening should be best.

Dungeness
Tides growing this week so holding on the 'point' could be more of a challenge...I expect to see the odd pollack reported, bass all over the place! Should see plenty of mackerel on the 'walkway' if it stays calm, the best spot has been behind the power stations with more flatties...we could also see more gurnard.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Famous for its mackerel fishing along with sole...and as summer goes on a few black bream...but we are bound for a few surprises...nice tides this week!

Jurys Gap
Better tides this week if we get a south westerly blow should give more surf...more bass.

Boat fishing 
Fantastic weather for boating, the banks would be my favourite, for the plaice, turbot and gurnards. The wrecks should be a bit better with more tide movement, inshore we still have rays and other summer species, a bit early for the black bream but it won't be along. Don't forget all that free bait...mackerel!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 12th June 2017
Great bass fishing with the windy weather plenty of fish about, the weather forecast is for flat calm mid week so hopefully more soles...then more wind for the weekend. Tides are cutting this week with the shortest tide next Sunday so lugworm could be in short supply so if you are going please book it. I saw a photo by a 'tourist' he had a bass I estimate in double figures last Friday...you never can tell what's out there.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
More eels being reported, plenty of bass about...and some big ones.

Tailor Road  
If its blowing a gale from the south west...ideal for a few bass.

Back of the boats 
Depending on the weather but with the 'autumn' weather we have had some amazing catches...I have never known so many big dogfish being reported.

Dungeness
We now have a 'stream' of soles being reported...a bit early, along with some great bass fishing...it just depends on the weather, the 'point' should be easier with the small tides, behind the power stations have been fishing so well. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
We have had a bit of weed after the strong winds, but the good fishing should continue with bass being the main target but we still have rays and hounds!

Jurys Gap 
More bass being reported from the ramp end...smaller tides this week.

Boat fishing
With the unseasonal strong winds the usual challenge is to get afloat but when you do you can find some great fishing. Plenty of plaice and turbot being reported from the banks, still rays inshore. Wreck fishing should be easier with the cutting tides with pollack, bass and we hope more codling, so you are spoilt for choice...when the weather allows.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 5th June 2017
The fishing has been a bit hit and miss...but looking at the forecast midweek we are due for a good September style stir up, but calming down by the weekend coinciding with a nice set of small springs...so we should have plenty of bait. But when it comes to the weather a change is as good as a rest.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides this week even more bass & eels on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
Should be better for bass this week.

Back of the boats 
With the weather forecast of a force eight for Tuesday from the south west, this will be the only place worth fishing...so keep an eye on the weather.

Dungeness 
These growing tides this week will make the point more of a challenge even more so if the weather forecast hold good. We have had plenty of bass down behind the power stations this should continue with the surf action...we will have to wait till things calm down before we get a return of the mackerel.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Nice tides for these venues, all the summer species can show with a bit more of food washing in.

Jurys Gap 
Should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing
Good tides this week, plenty of fish about, but it could be too rough...if you can get afloat plenty of plaice on the banks. The wrecks should have plenty of fish, inshore we still have rays...plenty of choice.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  29th  May 2017
With the rising sea temperatures we have had plenty of bass being reported over the weekend and a few eels...summers here, dropping tides this week but the fishing should be good...if the weather plays ball. We have had mackerel being reported but we will need clear water to improve catches.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Plenty of bass and now a few eels about on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
If we get a bit of surf going, even with the small tides we should see more bass and eels.

Back of the boats
Should be renamed 'dogfish heaven' so many been reported...but there are other species out there...small tides, it will make it easier to fish.

Dungeness
Well this venue will be easier to fish...plenty of bass behind the power stations and if we get calm weather more mackerel should appear.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The main reports are about bass...so far we have had a cracking bass season...it should only get better. Depending on your bait choice we should see more smoothounds.

Jurys Gap
No reports from down there but I'm sure you will find plenty of bass.

Boat fishing 
Well we have had some great fishing with plenty of plaice on the banks with other summer species like gurnard, greater weaver and turbot. Inshore we still have plenty of rays and dogfish. On the wrecks we have plenty of pollack, not so many codling but things should improve.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 22nd  May 2017
Well the fishing has been good...sea temperatures are flying up past 14 degrees and with 'monster' tides this week it could be interesting...to what might turn up. Summer species are now making a impact with loads of bass and plenty of smoothounds showing up.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Great tides this week and with the water temperature rise it's looking good.

Tailor Road
These big tides should bring more bass to the beach...and any time now some eels.                                                                                                                                               
Back of the boats
Hot...hot...hot...that the forecast, ideal for more bass and smoothound on a rising tide.

Dungeness
Massive tides makes fishing near impossible over high water on the point, but if it is calm weather it won't be too bad behind the power stations, plenty of water movement could through up a few surprises...I expect plenty of bass and more smoothound.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these venues...loads of water movement, with the good weather should see plenty of warm water to encourage more bass smoothound and some plaice.

Jurys Gap 
Plenty of water, be careful with the sea defences, don't get cut off, with the big tides...should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing 
Beautiful weather forecast this week, should see plenty of fish on the wrecks with the clearing 'may water', if you can 'dodge' the worst of the tide the banks should be good with plenty of plaice, turbot and the usual range of summer species...enjoy the weather.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  15th  May 2017
A week of small tides, with a forecast of light winds it should feel warmer...sea temperatures, over 12 degrees at the moment this should rise. Ideal for more mackerel, a growing number of smoothounds, good conditions for rays and flatties. Loads of school bass being reported...should see more.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Still swarms of whiting and dogfish, clearing water should see more flat fish...anytime soon eels.

Tailor Road
Lots of little bass about...and before long eels.

Back of the boats
Still loads of dogfish...add small bass...and now smoothounds, some great mixed bags fishing...I don't think the small tides will slow them down much.

Dungeness 
Easier fishing with small tides in the deep water, as the water clears with the calmer weather I hope we will see more mackerel come along with the usual summer species, we have had a good start with the smoothounds. We would expect the fishing to be better at dusk and after dark rather than bright sun...but hey you never know.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Hope to see more flatties and rays along with plenty of small bass.

Jurys Gap
Great storm beach, depending on the weather should see plenty of small bass.

Boat fishing
As I said last week 'may water' can be a problem but it appears to be pretty patchy, more summer species on the banks. Small tides, but should make easier wreck fishing, plenty of pollack and codling being reported. More smoothounds inshore along with the rays...so much choice...and the weather forecast is looking good.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  8th  May 2017
Good tides this week (smaller springs) plenty of fish about...but very few anglers...hence very few reports! Sea temperatures have dipped a bit with the cooler weather...depends as always wind direction and strength!  Bass are moving in...in big number 

Pirate Springs & Littlestone
Plenty of fish about, should see more smoothounds and bass as the water warms.

Tailor Road
Worth a go in a easterly wind for a spring bass.

Back of the boats
Mixed bags from the catch reports (the odd fisherman) lots of whiting, big dogfish, flatties and more bass.

Dungeness
The Tides are a good...but depending on the wind direction the 'wooden walkway' could be a fair choice. Behind the power stations has been fishing well for a mix of species. This time of year anything could turn up but expect more smoothounds.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
We still have rays over the sand, and these tides are good for a bit of water movement.  So fish baits and crabs should be good.

Jurys Gap
Nice tides for a bass.

Boat fishing
May water appears to be a bit patchy, let's hope it's easing. The weather forecast is 'boxing' the compass, so getting afloat can be a challenge. I hear that we have a few mackerel are about, so species prey on them won't be far behind. Out on the banks we have gurnard, plaice, turbot and greater weavers, on the wrecks pollack and codling...it's looking good.

Tony Hills   
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  1st  May 2017
Smaller tides this week, with a forecast of north easterly winds (high pressure) we are looking for water to clear. Sea temperatures are 'hovering' around 12 degrees, more bass are being reported along with a number of smoothounds fishing is good. Will plaice still be around as the water clears...we will see?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
High pressure, equals clear water if it blows north easterly, could see a few more bass.

Tailor Road
Plenty of bass moving in...so it would be worth a go.

Back of the boats
Not just dogfish...now we have more bass and smoothounds, can be hard work with the wind...a southerly is good.

Dungeness 
With easing tides the 'point' will be easier to fish and with a forecast of high pressure with north easterly winds, should make for easier fishing behind the power stations. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Short tides, offshore winds, clear water? Could be interesting, maybe more rays, flatfish and bass. 

Jurys Gap
Easy fishing with a offshore wind on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Smaller tides this week easier to fish on the drift. With the fluctuating sea temperature not much May water being reported...plenty of fish on the wrecks. The banks are filling up with plaice, turbot and gurnard. Rays still abound inshore so plenty of choice. As usual it's down to the weather...

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  24th April 2017
Well this week see some of the biggest tides of the year peaking on Friday night, weather could breezy, sea temperatures are around 10 to 11 degrees. Fishing has been poor with the small tides let's hope the extra water movement will work it's 'magic'. May water is still holding off and if we get calm conditions we will see more mackerel.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Ideal at the weekend to come with the big tides.

Tailor Road 
It has been quiet...but hey it won't be long before the eels arrive with the school bass.

Back of the boats 
Big dogfish is the most notable of the catches, but you never know what will happen until you try.

Dungeness 
Latter in the week, massive tides so the 'point' will be very hard work...you have been warned, but down behind the power stations it will be easier to hold bottom, but will the fish play...we will have to see.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides to wash the food in, this should be good...more reports of small smoothounds...looking good.

Jurys Gap
Next weekend we have some very low waters...could be interesting behind the surf line.

Boat fishing
Fishing has been improving with more codling joining the pollack on the wrecks, but this will be tough going on tides over 8 meters. In the bays we will still have rays and plaice, on the banks turbot plaice and gurnard. But it could be tough with the big spring tides.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  17th April 2017
More 'quiet' weather forecasted this week, with cutting tides (small) all week and calm water should see more plaice and rays about with the clear water. Sea temperatures have dipped down a degree or two with the cooler weather, I doubt this will affect the fishing...we already have had our first mackerel reported.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides could be worth a go for a ray.

Tailor Road
Should see a bit of surf next weekend...could be worth a go.

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish being reported...monster dogfish, next weekend besides the usual suspects we could see more bass.

Dungeness
Quiet tides will be a big help to hold bottom on  the point, fishing down the west bay should be good with a real mix of species. Later in the week the wind should be on your back keeping the water calm and clear...good for the flatties

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great shallow venues, clear waters should be good for plaice and rays.

Jurys Gap 
Calm conditions could be ideal for a ray at low water and flatties on the rise.

Boat fishing
Small tides make for awkward launching from the beach, but the fishing has been good...more codling being reported on the 'wrecks' with the pollack. Plenty of gurnard and plaice on the banks. The cooler condition should help slow down the coming 'may water' so it's looking good.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  10th April 2017
The good weather continues...so does the good fishing, sea temperatures have shot up...heading towards 13 degrees, this sudden warmth could bring a 'may water' bloom. Tides are a peaking on Wednesday good size all week, with the weather forecast should give some clear water ideal for more plaice and rays.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides, worth a fish bait for a ray, just after high water.

Tailor Road
A bit calm...but you never know could see a few school bass.

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish about, including some very big dogfish...chance of a early smoothound.

Dungeness
Tides a bit big for the 'point' except through the low water, but from the 'lookout tower' down behind the power stations should see plenty of different species with the conditions ideal for plaice.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Good size tides with a calm weather forecast (except for Wednesday) should be 'spot on' for plaice and a few more rays...more good news the MOD are not firing till the 15th so enjoy yourselves.

Jurys Gap
Tides are OK try from low water up for a few school bass.

Boat fishing
Well we have had a great start to the wreck fishing with plenty of pollack and a increasing number of codling on the wrecks. Turbot and plaice moving on to the banks...rays in great numbers in the bays, it has been very good. But with the rapidly rising sea temperatures...there is more than a bit of a whiff of 'may water'!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  3rd April 2017
Wow what a great weather forecast pretty good all week, warm, and calm for the bulk of week...lovely spring weather, sea temperatures are rising nicely (10.3c today). Tides are interesting this week, falling the lowest on Wednesday then building to a nice size through next weekend. The smaller tides are ideal for deep water venues like Dungeness.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Smaller tides through the week could produce more rays.

Tailor Road
Ideal for a nice relax and a sun tan.

Back of the boats
Loads of fish about, looking good for next weekend, try fish baits to increase the range of species.

Dungeness
Ideal tides to fish the 'point' and the 'walkway', hope to see more spring codling being reported. Down behind the power stations should see more flatties in the lovely weather.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Calm seas, warm weather, should see more plaice as the water clears...more rays are also on the cards...remember small tides don't come in very far, but they don't go out very far, keeping a good depth of water.

Jurys Gap
Plenty of sun...could be worth ago after dark for a ray.

Boat fishing
Some brilliant wreck fishing with plenty of good sized pollack...inshore loads of rays with a cracking 23lb blonde ray coming out on Jerry Oillers boat 'Fairchance'. On the banks with plenty of plaice being reported...with the calm seas double tiding could be worth a go.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  27th March  2017
This horrible east northeast wind should ease my Monday allowing a southerly (warm) airflow kicking in then going south west. With these big tides (peaking on Wednesday at 8.2m). Sea temperatures gently rising could hit 10 degrees by next week. Hopefully these conditions should suit more plaice and rays...don't forget the clocks go back.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Brilliant tides this week...ideal...more rays?

Tailor Road
The forecast for the weekend is strong south westerly's...ideal venue for a short high tide sessions.

Back of the boats 
After these strong north easterly winds with a switch back to the south westerly winds should give sound conditions for this venue, plenty of flatties about and I expect a few bass.

Dungeness
These spring tides will make it hard work on the 'point' except at low water. From the walkway down to the power stations it should good for more flatties until the winds pick up then we could see more small bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
With easing winds...calmer seas expect more flatties and plaice.

Jurys Gap
Massive tides for Camber beach...could be interesting?

Boat fishing
It has been tough going with the weather, we have had rays close in, plaice are around in good number, but so are the whiting. We have fish on the wrecks, some good pollack have been reported...but as usual the wind is the 'governor'...to add to our woes with rising sea temperatures it won't be long till we get some 'may water'  

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  20th March  2017
Small tides this week...so bait will be in short supply...learn to love frozen bait! Lowest tides on Wednesday first decent 'digging' tide on Saturday so it should be good for rays but the weather could be tricky with strong north easterly winds forecasted for next weekend...so with the warming seas (over 9 degrees today) it should be good for plaice and rays..

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Not easy tides for these venues, but worth a go at long range for a ray.

Tailor Road
Small tides so not much water movement and the wind direction forecasted for the weekend is not good.

Back of the boats
Has been busy...'dodging' the wind, plenty of mixed species...with the odd surprise. With small tides and a strong westerly wind...great choice.

Dungeness
With short tides this week it's easier to hold bottom with less flow...with so many species about ..you can't tell what will be caught. The forecast at the end of the week is for north easterly winds, great for the 'wooden walkway' and behind the power stations...if we get a north easterly airflow it will clear the water and bring in more plaice.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
It has been fishing well but it will be ideal with the forecasted north easterly for plaice and maybe a few rays in the clearing water.

Jurys Gap 
Great storm beach could find a few rays and small bass.

Boat fishing
As usual the wind is the 'governor', this week only Thursday is looking anything like. But if the weather improves there are plenty of rays and plaice down the play. Yes we have reports of fish on the off-shore wrecks, but with the rise in sea temperatures it won't belong to the 'may' water kicks in.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle    



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  13th March  2017
With the warmer weather...temperatures are on the up, 8.5 degrees and looking at the forecast with the increasing day length we could be pushing double figures next week...forecast flat calm with big tides (ideal for rays) till the weekend, then a blow...but it could all change. The story beach & boat has to be rays...I have never known so many rays about...and with the chance of catching a big bumper blonde has really given spring a big boost.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Rays are us...not just at Dymchurch, just after high water (falling tide) at range...it's worth a go.

Tailor Road
The 'secret' bass venue if we get some surf...next weekend is looking interesting.

Back of the boats
Dogfish heaven...we have had some 'monsters' recently and some tiny baby's as they have just had some 'pups' hatch. but with so many species about anything could turn up.  

Dungeness 
It has been hard work with the weather, the point can be a 'tackle graveyard' with big tides, my best choice would be behind the power stations...for plaice and other species, I think we are going through rapidly changing times so as I keep saying anything could turn up...the return to fish baits has increased the range of species being caught.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the calm weather this should be a bonus for plaice as the water clears in the calm conditions...we should also see more rays, so don't forget the fish baits.

Jurys Gap
Lovely big tides should give great conditions for this venues.

Boat fishing 
Inshore fishing has been brilliant for rays...the seabed must be completely covered with them, plenty of plaice as well as they continue to move in to feed after spawning. Offshore some decent pollack have been caught so spring is on the way. Baits besides worms fish bait are a must...bluey, herring, mackerel and sandeels are favourite.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle  
                         



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  6th March  2017
The 'roller coaster' ride on sea temperatures continues down to 7.7 degrees, weather forecast is more of the same...south westerly blows...there are gaps, you just have to fish them when they turn up! Tides are cutting this week, smallest tide Wednesday building through next weekend. The fishing on beach and boat has been good...don't mention the 'C' word...as I write this we have had our first big blonde ray from the beach, so rays are the saving grace beach & boats.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With the south westerly airflow, these east bay venues are a 'god send' to get out of the wind...and the chance of a few rays at distance.

Tailor Road 
The same goes for this 'unsung' venue as above.

Back of the boats
This location has been the 'banker' to fish in some very strong winds...plenty of fish been reported, the odd codling and masses of 'giant' dogfish...one hour after high water appears to be best.

Dungeness
It has been tough (some times impossible) to fish, the low tides mid week make it easier otherwise its back to 'find a gap' in the weather...anything could turn up! Behind the power stations it's the same game find a gap in the wind to fish...loads of fish about...plenty of flatties.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Should fish well...should see more rays in the bay...maybe a blonde? But the wind has been hard work...just watch the weather for a gap.

Jurys Gap
Getting reports of early bass...this venue is ideal on a rising tide.

Boat fishing 
Boats fishing inshore are getting plenty of rays and plaice...looking at the weather forecast with these south westerly winds the water will be well coloured not helping the wreck fishing. Should be plenty of plaice on the banks...if we have the weather to get afloat. Baits well bluey, herring, squid and sandeel plus lugworm for the plaice.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle  




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  27th February  2017
Sea temperatures have risen again to 8.1 degrees (as I write). Tides this week are building, peaking on Thursday at a massive 8.1 metres. A strong south westerly airflow is giving the water more colour, pushing food towards the beach and around the 'point'...this should be October!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Big tides this week...you can get some relief from the wind.

Tailor Road
Even better protection from a south westerly blow.

Back of the boats 
With a strong south westerly blow behind the boats is ideal...to get some protection.

Dungeness 
Depends if you can handle the weather, the 'point' faces south east so the east bay side you get protection from the wind...west bay you could struggle to stand up. Behind the power stations should fish well but it depends if you can find a gap in the wind. Remember the 'point' can be tough fishing on the big tides...you have been warned.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Nice big (very big) tides mid week, great for these venues...if you can find a gap in the wind...should be plenty of fish about, flounder the main target.

Jurys Gap
Massive tides...ideal could see some early bass.

Boat fishing
Just as the fishing improves we get south westerly gales...if you can get afloat you should find plenty of fish. Inshore rays and the odd cod...plenty of plaice! Pollack showing on the inshore wrecks...plenty to go for if we can get afloat.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  20th February  2017
At last a good weather forecast to 'stir up' the water inshore...and hopefully bring more fish to the beach...not so good for the plaice...but we will see. Tides will hit bottom on Tuesday and then build nicely to the weekend. Sea temperatures are on the rise again 7.2 degrees as I write this...link this with the weather forecast it will feel like spring.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Tides pushed on by a south westerly should bring some 'colour' into the bay...and hopefully a few fish.

Tailor Road 
Ideal in the very strong south westerly winds...for a 'sneaky' three hour session.

Back of the boats
This could the 'top spot' with the weather forecast...strong south westerly dropping away of Friday with light winds over the weekend...ideal if it stays that way...a rising tide could be great.

Dungeness
If the wind drops away leaving great 'colour' this could be very good...but will the forecast hold. Anywhere down the west bay should fish well...we might even see a few codling?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides next week this venues should fish for all species...and Galloways should be open with no 'firing' booked for the weekend.

Jurys Gap 
Nice tides.

Boat fishing
Looks ideal for the weekend...if we get plenty of colour in the water to see what' down there...you have to give it a go. Baits for me would be fish cocktails. If we get the 'blow' forecasted for Thursday there could be a too much sea running offshore to have a go at wrecking...this could be the last chance for a cod inshore.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle   




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  13th February  2017
Sea temperatures still fluctuate down back to the sixes this week with the bad weather, after weeks of easterly airflows the forecast towards the end of is for south westerly's...getting warmer more spring like! This could see a early return of more bass, maybe a few codling and a growing number of plaice. Tides this week are dropping from Wednesday so bait could be in short supply next weekend.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Things should be moving dabs still being the main target.

Tailor Road
With warmer weather on the way should encourage more anglers to enjoy this venue.

Back of the boats
At last a forecast to suit this location, if we get 'food' pushing round the point should bring in more fish on a rising tide...I wouldn't 'write off. a codling yet.

Dungeness
Small tides next weekend makes the 'point' so much easier to fish...we have waited so long for a westerly airflow to get the beach fishing ...it depends on how much wind we get, and how many breaks when it eases back to allow fishing...the fishing has been very good down behind the power stations...and this could get even better if a few codling show.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Ideal forecast for these venues but the tides are not ideal...Dengemarsh would be my favourite if the wind eases. To give yourself the best chance to catch is to 'combo' a worm with a fish bait.

Jurys Gap
Small tides, not ideal.

Boat fishing
A better wind direction forecasted for the east bay fast fishing dinghies...if they bother to go afloat...charter boats are still catching plenty of rays...and there are rumours of codling?

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  6th February  2017
The 'Roller coaster' of sea temperatures continues...last week 5.2 today (Sunday) 7.2 degree...2 degrees rise in a week! Next week calming down and getting colder! Still we are enjoying some very good dab fishing...this should continue. Tides are building this week, peaking next Saturday...with the weather forecast, winds going north easterly bait could be in short supply so don't take it for granted, order, you have been warned.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Should see a little bit of surf this week, more dabs and after the report last week more early bass?

Tailor Road
Could be a bit on the cold side, but as I say ideal for a three hour session.

Back of the boats 
With forecasted onshore winds could be a bit chilly but it has been fishing well for dabs, dogfish and some big whiting.

Dungeness 
It can be hard work on the 'point' with big tides so be careful, keep it to low water else you can lose a lot of tackle. Behind the power stations has been fishing well for dabs...with the forecast it should be good

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Again a north easterly wind direction will give you a offshore wind. Dengemarsh should give you some decent dabs and with the clearing water you might see a early plaice.

Jurys Gap
Could be interesting...growing tides wind north easterly should see more flatties.

Boat fishing 
This has been the toughest period for quite a few years, the fishing has been very slow but it will get better, not necessarily for cod but I think we could find a few blonde rays, wrecking will soon be 'kicking off' let's hope it will be better this year and the 'banks' could be worth a visit. Baits herring and bluey for the rays.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle         





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district week commencing  30th January  2017
We have a big change this week with weather fronts crossing Dungeness bringing periods of wind and rain...we do need a 'stir up'...better late than never! inshore seas are very cold (5.2 degrees at Folkestone as I write) but should start to warm with the weather forecast. Tides are better this week peaking Wednesday but staying a decent size till the weekend this should help the lugworm situation.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice big tides and with a south westerly air flow should see some colour coming into the bay should see more flatties.

Tailor Road 
Ideal with wind on your back fishing a big tide, suits a short trip over high water.

Back of the boats
The road comes into its own with a strong south westerly, beware the 'point' except at low water, should see more dabs and maybe a codling.

Dungeness
Big tides till the weekend so be careful, find a gap between the 'blows' easier to fish through low water...you never know what can turn up that's the magic of Dungeness.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Ideal tides for these venues, Dengemarsh would be my choice over high water, should have colour in the water, dabs and flounder expected. 

Jurys Gap
Better tides this week, should find more flatties.

Boat fishing 
Well I said it all last week but with things being so tough...it has put a lot of people off, also the extreme cold weather hasn't helped. Now we have the challenge of more wind! But it should put some colour in the water, there is still a chance of a cod and even better chance of a big ray, so if you can find a 'weather window' try a fish bait herring or bluey.

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle   


    


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  23rd January  2017
With high pressure still in control, gives us light easterly or south easterly winds, clear water. Tides are fairly small but building to a reasonable size by the weekend, this should make more bait available...depending on the weather. Sea temperatures are still dropping, 6.3 degrees at Folkestone buoy. Plenty of dabs being reported along with some nice flounder, always a chance of a cod...you have to in it to win it!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Still plenty of whiting about along with other winter species, best time is about an hour after high water.

Tailor Road
Better tides towards the end of the weak, ideal for a short session over high water.

Back of the boats
Around Dungeness closer to deeper water brings in more dogfish, back of the boats helps to give you more protection.

Dungeness
The short tides make the 'point' easier to hold bottom with a big bait...you never know what can turn up. Dabs are the main target with behind the power stations giving the best chance.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Better tides towards next weekend, dabs, flounder and you could find a early plaice with the rising tides and clear water.

Jurys Gap
Better tides, should find more flatties.

Boat fishing
It has been 'rock hard' recently...but it is always bad until its good! The sea temperature is lower than it has been for the last few years. We should see more rays being caught, and blond rays are worth targeting...baits, herring or bluey. Good tides next weekend, I don't think you can write off a good cod yet.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle      



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  16th January  2017
Well I just checked the weather for the week...it's looking cold with a easterly air flow setting in early in the week...good news, the winds will be light. Tides remain a decent size most of the week...cutting towards the weekend, all in all it sounds like ideal flattie conditions, sea temperature around 7 degrees...not warm! Remember to order bait as 'fresh' will be in short supply...but frozen does work well.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Besides the usual whiting, dabs we could find some big dogfish and rays...depending on the weather.

Tailor Road
Ideal for a short session...ideal for dabs, but anything could 

Back of the boats
With cutting tides it's easier to fish, all the usual winter species about including some very big dogfish.

Dungeness 
Back to the 'point' for a cod...we live in hope, but so far we have had some very good dabs, flounder and dogfish. So behind the power stations it can be very good fishing specially if the wind is from the north east.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Plenty of dabs and flounder about and as thornback rays seem to be all year round they could be worth targeting with a bit of 'bluey'...but the cooling seas could have an effect.

Jurys Gap 
Bigger tides would help, but you never know.

Boat fishing
A few more cod have been reported, despite the low level of activity...with easterly winds forecasted next week could be tricky to get afloat...other target species thornback and blonde rays, so fish baits should be good...'bluey' being my favourite.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                                      




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  9th January  2017
The weather still playing 'flip flops' later this week we could see a 8 degree drop in air temperature and gale force winds from the north west, link this with the rising tide sequence could be really interesting! As I keep saying anything could turn up, sea temperatures are still dropping, about 7.5 degrees when I last checked.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
The weather forecast is really interesting, if we get the north westerly winds forecasted it will give the east bay a real boost on the rising tides.

Tailor Road
Just keep an eye on the wind direction...ideal for a high tide session.

Back of the boats
With the rising tide sequence the chance of a big fish will improve...depending on the wind direction...big baits for a big fish.

Dungeness
The 'point' has produced one or two good fish with the 'neap' tides, as the tides build it will be tougher to fish the 'point' so either fish low water or use stronger tackle. Behind the power stations has been fishing well for flatties with a bit less tide.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Big tides ideal for these venues further down the west bay from the 'point' Dengemarsh has been fishing well for dabs and flounder...and a early plaice.

Jurys Gap
Better tides for this big beach...still bass about.

Boat fishing 
The main focus besides the elusive cod will be rays, thornback and more (bigger) blonds should show so baits like 'bluey' should do the job...the weather forecasts continue to be erratic so you have to look out for 'weather window' between the winds.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle


                       


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  2nd January  2017
Another year has passed by into history...in some ways a strange year many species on the up...some new to my area, like gilthead bream...others in decline like cod? Let's hope 2017 will 'buck the trend'...to be hopeful is part of a fisherman's DNA!

This week as usual the weather is our boss, we have a cold spell early part of the week, with the wind going northerly, top of the tidal sequence is on Tuesday lowest this week on Saturday. Sea temperatures are still heading south, 8.4m at the moment, as the year starts 2017....another white knuckle ride!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Big tides to start week...should find more dabs and the odd flounder along with the whiting.

Tailor Road
Great for a three hour bash...before you get to cold.

Back of the boats
With the tides cutting it will be depending on the wind direction if we get south westerly's...could be interesting...yes I know its January but don't write those cod off yet.

Dungeness 
Well as the tides drop away, we should see more dabs and flounder along with the whiting...and maybe the odd codling...yes I have had a few reports of codling! If the wind turns northerly as forecasted then behind the power stations will be the only place to be.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Dengemarsh is fishing well for dabs and flounder, even with small tides it should well.

Jurys Gap
No information at the moment and with small tides, I would give it a miss.

Boat fishing 
Plenty of thornback rays...not many blonde rays so far...cod have been hard work...but there is still time to save the day...the weather has been so erratic!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle    




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  19th December  2016
Well here we are Christmas week...so have a nice Christmas...the fishing has been slow...mainly because nobody on the beach...so very few reports...but you never know, one good fish could finish your year in style! Tides this week are cutting but the good news is that we have a couple of south westerly 'puffs' during the week...so keep the faith! Sea temperatures are stuck around 9c...so who knows, will we go up or will we go down!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides this week but if we get the south westerly 'puffs' this should put some colour in the water...and we hope more dabs.

Tailor Road
Amazingly we still have bass about, worth a go over high water.

Back of the boats
Small tides, but good be good fishing a south westerly blow...for a codling...yes I said codling there are one or two about.

Dungeness
Who know what will come out...anything could, but I'm getting more reports of dabs in daylight. With smaller tides easier to fish the gaps in the wind behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Small tides, but if you try fish baits you could find more rays...good news the ranges are closed for Christmas so we have access to Galloways.

Jurys Gap 
Small tides but surprisingly we still have bass about.

Boat fishing
It has been hard going on the boats, with so few cod about, try fishing 'blueys' for a ray...who could say no to a big blonde!...I'm still hoping that someone will get a nice Christmas present!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle  





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  12th December  2016
This week could be your best chance of a pre Christmas cod...with a westerly airflow and spring tides it's all to play for. The beaches around Dungeness have been very quiet with anglers waiting for positive catch reports. But it has been a 'self fulfilling' prophecy?...no anglers no catch reports? You have to be in it...to win it! Sea temperatures are stable at just over 9 degrees.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Big tides...easy fishing with high water around lunchtime, if we get some colour in the water more dabs should show.

Tailor Road 
Ideal for a four how session with these big tides and a westerly wind on your back.

Back of the boats
Cracking tides with the wind on your back...rising tide...anything could turn up!

Dungeness 
Avoid the 'point' at high water with these massive tides...low water could be brilliant, depending on the weather...westerly winds will give more colour in the water...will we find a cod...who knows? The same applies on the 'wooden walkway'...down behind the power stations it will be easier but you will need 'heavy' leads on a rising tide.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
We should find plenty of mixed species with a westerly blow...great tides, looking good with these big springs.

Jurys Gap
Westerly winds, massive tides...should be interesting.

Boat fishing 
With just the odd cod showing...it has been very tough going...but there are more than cod out there, if you think 'outside the box', have a go for other species, besides the 'ubiquitous' thornback rays we have blond rays these are a good seasonal target going over 30lb, a hard fighter with a spring tide running! Try 'bluey' or herring/mackerel for a result...don't worry cod like fish as well!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  5th December  2016
The pressure builds...variable easterly winds, more clear water...still quiet on the cod front and...nerves are getting frayed. But it could all change...could be this week, we have to keep the faith...'Stay Calm and Keep Fishing'! Plenty of other species about to keep your rod tip 'twitching'. Tides this week are cutting so next weekend it would be worth a go around the 'point'...depending on the weather (could be warmer, wetter and winder mid week), sea temperatures are sliding south (just checked 9.4 degrees)...remember...you got to be in it...to win it!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Smaller tides could be interesting if we get some westerly winds...but I can guarantee some whiting.

Tailor Road
Nice venue for a short session over high water...anything could turn up.

Back of the boats
Interesting weather forecast, if we get some decent weather mid week...smaller tides making fishing easier. Anything could show on the beach...even codling!

Dungeness
Smaller tides for the 'point' makes fishing easier...if we get some help from the weather we could see some 'colour' in the water, and colour = codling? Behind the power stations down to the 'diamond'...should see more dabs.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh can be dab 'heaven' should be good fishing up to the 'diamond'...if we get a bit cold weather...won't help Galloways as it is so shallow.

Jurys Gap
Again being shallow better after a westerly blow.

Boat fishing
Well continuing from last week...this has been the quietest November week for cod I've ever known around Dungeness...but the fish are out there somewhere? Some people think the cod have moved out to spawn...I'm not sure, we are in uncharted waters. Following last  year's success with the blonde rays (Trevor Bunney's boat had a 30lb fish) using 'bluey' must be the way to go...cod like them as well"

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle     
             




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  28th November  2016
The clock is ticking for this cod season...with so many people watching 'on line' for a report of a cod means that most of the beaches have seen very few anglers...therefore very few reports. The weather continues to be unsettled so anything can happen...loads of fish about, lots of small bass but not many cod reported...yet! Tides are on the up, start 'cutting' on Thursday but a pretty good size all week. Sea temperatures are still falling away but just keeping in double figures.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the easterly wind, we are getting some nice surf, plenty of small bass and whiting...and some bigger ones.

Tailor Road
Nice surf...similar species to above but should see some more flatfish as well.

Back of the boats
It has been a bit tough with the wind direction, plenty of fish about with some big dogfish and flatties...but anything could turn up.

Dungeness
Quite big tides for the 'point' but as you come down to behind the power stations this would give you the best chance of a cod. It depends on the wind direction...if it stays east to north this will be best area, down to the diamond.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great venues, with the current wind flow, nice tides as well...Dengemarsh has been fishing well...more flounders being reported.

Jurys Gap
Good tides...would expect lots of bass.

Boat fishing
It has been tough...and confidence has taken a bit of a 'knock' but these are good tides to give it a go...sadly more rays than cod but one big fish can make your day. The big question is as usual...the weather, can we get afloat? With so many bait fish in the water it is hard, Cuttlefish ( being so tough)  has been top bait cocktailed with lugworm...well strapped up with elastic to keep the whiting at bay!

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle  

           



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  21st November  2016
Well we are as I write this...experiencing the first big storm of the year...Angus...I hope this will be the first of many to stir up the water and bring the cod to the shore. Here we are halfway through the cod season but there is still time to catch a few fish. The trick is to look out for those 'weather windows' to find a cod! Plenty of other fish about, but its cod that gets pulses racing. Tides this week are 'cutting', getting smaller with tides 'bottoming out' on Wednesday but with stormy weather tides are not so important. Bait could be 'tight' this week so please order to give yourself a chance to get some...sea temperatures continue to plunge down (11.3c) with the unstable weather.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Early part of the week these venues will give you some protection from a south westerly gale.

Tailor Road
As above but more so...ideal for two hours over high water.

Back of the boats 
This venue gives you some protection from a south westerly but with the added advantage of deeper water...on these tides you can fish round the clock.

Dungeness
Later in the week the wind is forecast to go northerly this will with the small tides bring the 'point' and the 'walkway' (deep water) into play. Behind the power stations with a offshore wind, this gives you some protection...but you must keep an eye on the wind direction. Big baits for big fish...if shellfish are washing in...put it on the hook and cast it out.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Not big tides but with the coloured water...if the wind swings north west worth a go for a decent cod...big baits.

Jurys Gap
Not getting many reports but the same applies...should be some big bass about.

Boat fishing
It's not been easy but the cod that have been reported are of a good 'stamp', the best so far over 19lb. The charter boats have been doing the bulk of the catching...the dinghies have been having a tough time. Plenty of rays about and 'blonds' are starting to show, hounds and tope still there to be caught...using fish baits (blueys) helps increase your chances. With so many whiting about tearing your bait to pieces, cuttle has been to choice of baits so far. At least this weather stirring up the water will give us all a bit of hope.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  14th November  2016
There are hints of a south westerly blow (forecasted) this week...we desperately need a 'stir up'! Here we are deep into the cod season and everybody is waiting for the right catch reports...get out there and make it happen. Massive tides for the first half of the week...this will help. So find the gaps in the weather and get out there and try your luck...the clock is ticking! Sea temperatures are flying down...12 degrees and heading south, bait can be difficult, so please phone to book.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Great tides for these venues at the beginning of the week, just after high water should be favourite...big baits...to keep the whiting at bay.

Tailor Road
With these 'monster' tides at the beginning of the week, we should see more bass about.

Back of the boats 
Fishing low water up on very big tides...holding bottom can be a challenge but if you can get on the back of a south westerly gives you the best chance.

Dungeness
Fishing the 'point' on these big tides is only possible at low water but the current eases a bit as you move down the bay behind the power stations it gets easier. Later in the week as the tides ease it will have less flow. It comes down to the wind direction...if we get a south westerly blow to push some food in (and maybe some weed) get on the back of it (a weather window) it could change your luck...big baits...to try and avoid the whiting.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Big springs suit these venues to give you a chance of a decent fish like the rest of the west bay gets the benefit of 'ground baiting' after a south westerly blow.

Jurys Gap
This venue is lightly fished but with bass still about...could be good.

Boat fishing
A constant 'trickle' of decent cod last week...in spite of the clear water...but with the forecast of some south westerly blows to put much needed 'colour' in the water, if it happens and we get some calm spells behind to get afloat...could be a bit special for a big fish. So be prepared with range of baits. I have had a report of a blond ray last week...very promising with blondes going over thirty pounds.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  7th November  2016
At last some wind...but more north & west than what we need south westerly, but hey some is better than none. It will be interesting to see what effect it will have on the beach fishing...we know that the cod are out there, boat reports show a good run between 10 to 13lb. Sea temperatures continue to slide with the chilly weather, around 13 degrees today, a bit cool with the northerly winds. Tides this week are still dropping but start picking up from Tuesday working up to the big springs next week.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice tides with high waters fishing into dark...I would not like to tempt fate...but anything could turn up.

Tailor road 
Northerly winds would give a bit of surf...and bass are still about.

Back of the boats 
Next weekend with rising tides...if we get the odd westerly wind (as current forecast) could bring a bit of 'colour' to the water and could 'reset' our beach cod season

Dungeness
Mid week...low water...give the 'point' a go at range for a cod, let's hope we get a bit  of a stir up. Deep water on the 'walkway' and down to the 'lookout tower' will I think give you your best chance. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways         
When the tides start building next weekend, this should give us some water movement, depending on the wind direction stirring up the water. All the species are still about, but my choice would be fish bait cocktails.

Jurys Gap
The bigger tides next week to give you the best chance of a decent fish.

Boat fishing 
With the 'gin' clear water...the fishing has been surprisingly good, with a 'run' of 10 to 13lb fish coming out. Things should get better as the fish put on weight. A bit of a 'stir up' would be good but could restrict access if it gets too rough. Top bait appears to be cuttlefish with squid and lugworm...with early high waters next weekend...we have some pre dawn starts...brrrr.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle                  




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  31th October  2016
Summer has been back with mackerel & scad on the beaches in amazing numbers...weird...along with some great bass. We need a south westerly gale to stir things up and bring those cod to the beach. Sea temperatures are still around 14 to 15 degrees with the mild weather. Tides are pretty good all week, cutting but holding up till Sunday. At the moment we have a 'little' blow from the south west forecasted for Friday...fingers crossed.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Afternoon high waters, with clear water besides the bass, it's worth a go for a ray.

Tailor Road 
besides the mackerel over high water...yes mackerel! Bass will be the target.

Back of the boats
Slightly easier tides this week, if the 'blow' comes on Friday it will put some 'colour' in the water...and besides the dogfish...cod on a rising tide.

Dungeness 
Despite the 'gin' clear water we have had a real mix of species...but we are really overdue for some 'serious' weather to get those cod (lots of 12lb plus fish on the boats) to the beach.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of big bass being reported at Dengemarsh (along with the mackerel) with clear water could see the return of the plaice to hunt the fry. If we get a 'stir up' we should see some cod.

Jurys Gap
Plenty of fish about and that will include Jurys Gap at Camber sands on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Well the boat fishing has been good...with the calm weather at least we can get afloat. Best bait appears to be lug and cuttle...if you can get some, bluey is still the top bait for a ray. We have had some nice cod showing already with some teenagers coming out close inshore.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 24th October  2016
Real autumn weather (frosty nights, sunny days) has driven down sea temperatures, at the moment down to 15 degrees. But with north & east winds giving clear water its more bass and mackerel than cod! We desperately need a south westerly blow to wash that food in and colour up the water. Tides this week are going through 'neaps' the lowest on Tuesday building nicely for the weekend...don't forget the 'clocks' go back next weekend.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The forecast is all over the place but if we do get easterly winds...should find bass close in, and with calm seas more rays further out.

Tailor Road
Get a bit of surf from a north easterly should bring more bass on a rising tide.

Back of the boats
Besides the bass I have heard of more dogfish showing...but we have had a problem with the 'hordes' of whiting but on the positive side bass have kept us interested.

Dungeness
We really need a autumn gale from the south west to give us a good stir up...I look at the weather maps and no sign yet, tides this week are nice...not to big...so at least we should be able to hold bottom. So short range for a bass...long range for a surprise, with so many species about...remember fish don't read weather forecast!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With easterly and northerly winds have made these venues popular to get the wind behind you...plenty of bass being reported last week...even a 'gilthead' bream!

Jurys Gap
Quieter tides this week but still worth a go for a bass.

Boat fishing 
Tough tides for the dinghies this week unless you are going out from a harbour. Charters boats doing well in getting afloat chasing those cod, but with the clear water the fishing can be a bit patchy. Bait can a bit difficult with shortages and prices increases...so as I always say order early...bluey is a good choice.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  17th October  2016
Sea temperatures continue to ease...down to the fifteens, with the weather going more unsettled we should see more cod coming inshore to pick up the available food. Tides are massive to start the week, peaking at 8.4 metres on Tuesday tides then ease through the week but still a reasonable 6.4m on Sunday...no doubt bait will be in short supply so please book. So keep an eye on the weather and the all to critical wind direction to find a 'weather window' and go for it!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Could be very good on the high tides, won't matter it being daylight if we have some surf...loads of bass about.

Tailor Road
With the very big tides worth ago for a bass over high water.

Back of the boats 
We have had loads of bass...all over the place...so fill your boots, whole squid close in will do the job...with the break in the weather we should see some more codling.

Dungeness
As the tides ease...the point will be easier to fish and hold bottom. It should fish right down the west bay...it just depends on wind direction...if the whiting are a pest...stick one on the hook, live bait does work for bass as well as cod!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Brilliant venues on big tides, as the weed moves away we should get plenty of bass...and codling, can fish all tide round at Dengemarsh, tide up at Galloways.

Jurys Gap
Plenty of bass all over...on a rising tide Jurys Gap should be full of them!

Boat fishing 
Has been tough getting afloat in the easterly wind but now that the weather has gone more variable...it will be a case of getting lucky with a 'weather window' we are getting a rising level of cod being reported close in (on the 20m line)...getting into double figures...the hot bait appears to be cuttlefish but cod are not proud any bait can work on the day...try bluey?

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle                       





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and strict District for week commencing  10th October  2016
Temperatures continue to drop this week...down to 16.5 degrees, and with easterly winds forecasted all week should see them continue to slide down. Tides are building this week...but we need a bit of a 'stir up' to bring the codling onto the beach but the boats should feel the benifit being able to get afloat.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Facing east these venues will get a bit of surf on a rising tide...plenty of small bass about.

Tailor Road
Similar to above should have plenty of small bass close in on a rising tide.

Back of the boats
Again with the easterly wind...clear water we could see more mackerel and...we hope some big bass close in and maybe the odd codling.

Dungeness
With big tides towards the end of the week you best fish the 'point' through low water to save tackle losses. With east winds it should be easier from the lookout tower to down behind the power stations. Top spot would be to the west of the 'boil' towards the 'diamond'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great venues for 'spring' tides, all the species could show from mackerel to codling...try a 'bluey' wrap to pick out a better fish...the only problem could be the hordes of whiting.

Jurys Gap
Nice big tides towards the weekend, still plenty of bass about.

Boat fishing
Well things are turning round as codling (and cod) are being reported. This tide sequence should be productive...shame about the wind direction...but at least the forecast gives light winds to get afloat. Bait could be a issue so please book...the price of squid is shooting up...and cuttle is in short supply.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  3rd October  2016
Well this week we have a real feel of Autumn, sea temperatures have dropped a couple of degrees (17.9c.), nights are starting to draw in. Tides this week are a reasonable size slowly cutting to their smallest size next Monday. Plenty of fish about...but mostly whiting...if you can get past them you should find more sole. Anytime now we should get more reports of codling and hopefully some big bass...then whole squid/cuttle or 'live baits' will come into play.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides to start the week, lunchtime high waters make it easy fishing.

Tailor Road
Always worth a go for a bass...weather forecast is for some easterly winds, should give some surf.

Back of the boats
Using fish baits (squid, bluey, cuttle) should help keep off the 'pesky' whiting, bass, dogfish and codling should be about on a rising tide.

Dungeness
Will get easier around the point with less powerful tides, as I said 'back of the boats' try using fish baits to improve your chances and slow down the whiting. I would prefer to fish from the 'wooden walkway' to the 'lookout tower' to keep to the deep water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
If we do get the forecasted easterly winds you will get some 'relief' on these venues with the wind on your left shoulder. Anything could turn up again fish baits will help select the better fish on a rising tide.

Jurys Gap
Not great tides for this venue but the wind should be easier.

Boat fishing
Reports coming in are a bit depressing...hard going on the wrecks, only a few cod so far on rough ground and 'Kerton Road'...but it will change so keep at it...you could hit the 'jack pot' when it turns. Remember to order the bait as it could be tricky getting what you want.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                  



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  26th  September  2016
Just checked the forecast...mostly calm this week with the odd little blow...so pick the 'bones' out of that. Fishing continues to be good, but better after dark. lovely tides this week, building towards the weekend. Sea temperatures hanging on 18 to 19 degrees...so it's looking good.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Lovely evening high waters going into dark this week...mostly small bass about...but you never know.

Tailor Road 
Similar to above but with the added advantage of facing a bit more north east.

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish about but we do have a problem with the whiting...so try bigger fish baits to select the better fish. 

Dungeness
Again very good tides for the west bay, as the tides grow it will be easier behind the station to hold bottom. We should see more codling moving in along with the other target species, sole and bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Yes  great tides for these venues...building tides into dark, ideal, let's hope for a few cod on a flooding tide.

Jurys Gap
Great reports coming of loads of bass...should only get better.

Boat fishing 
Reports coming in are staring to improve, so in spite of being September we have cod on the menu...with more being reported we should see a run of fish in the low doubles...so it's down to the weather. This season bait could be a challenge, massive price increases and now a shortage of 'cuttle', erratic bait digging...you have been warned.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle           




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  19th  September  2016
The weather is so changeable...but this week it's looking 'light' winds on the forecast...sea temperatures are still just in the nineteen's...slowly going down. Fishing has been good but species like whiting & dogfish dominate...should see more sole this week...and hopefully codling. Bait could be difficult next weekend so please book.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Difficult tides as the week goes on...with daylight high waters...it will depend if we get any 'colour' in the water.

Tailor Road 
A nice way to spend a tide...bigger tides beginning of the week.

Back of the boats
Easier fishing as the week goes on try fishing from low tide up, plenty of small bass and dogfish about.

Dungeness 
With the tides easing it should be easier to hold bottom on the 'point' as the week goes on...down to the power stations should fish well...further down to the 'diamond', a great spot famous for its sole (and codling), just depends on the weather and how much 'colour' is in the water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Depends on how much breeze...I find that Dengemarsh fishes well after high tide...plenty of species about.

Jurys Gap
Easy tides to fish, if we get an onshore breeze should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing
Well if you can get afloat...we should find a growing number of cod showing inshore...traditionally, East Roads bank is the place to pick up the cod as they move in. With cuttle fish in short supply its back to the squid...but don't forget 'bluey'...a great all round bait.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  12th  September  2016
Here we are Sunday morning...and it really feels like autumn, but the forecast mid week is 26 degrees?...but the equinox is coming...and hopefully the cod! Tides are growing, big springs next weekend, we already had a few small codling so it's looking good. We have had a really good range of species on the beach. But even with the big tides please book the bait.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
As the week goes on with the growing tides should produce more fish but night time should be more productive.

Tailor Road
If ease of access is important, this venue should produce plenty of small bass.

Back of the boats
With the massive tides next week, on the back of the south westerly forecasted for Friday...this will be the place to fish...with the wind and growing tides should see a few codling?

Dungeness
The 'Point'...with these tides it will be very tough to hold bottom, except at low water. behind the power stations with light winds gives you a better chance to hold bottom and in those conditions should produce a few sole.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Wow...great tides for these venues...should see more bass, sole and after the blow next weekend some codling.

Jurys Gap
Great tides for this storm beach after the blow...but be careful of the new sea defences that you don't get cut off by the rapidly rising tide.

Boat fishing
I was told the 'last night of the proms' was the start of the cod season, as the equinox looms...big tides make it tough to hold bottom...but if you can 'pin' a bait to the bottom we should see some early cod...so big baits to withstand the whiting.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  5th  September  2016
The tides this week are cutting (getting smaller) with the smallest tide of the sequence next Sunday, with a cracking weather forecast (not so good for lugworm) we could have some more heat, calm seas...ideal for mackerel...and we hope bass, after dark should see more sole 'pushing' inshore. Sea temperatures are 'hovering' around 20 degrees, warmer than in recent years. Plenty of various species about but mostly after dark...the big concern could be tough to get bait.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides this week, the best times would be the weekend fishing into dusk.

Tailor Road
Easy fishing over high water...next weekend is looking good.

Back of the boats
The home of giant dogfish, (and other species) should fish well, best after dark.

Dungeness
Easier tides for the 'point'...with calm weather the 'wooden walkway' would give you access to deep water, from the 'coast guard lookout tower' to behind the power stations should see better sole fishing after dark. From the 'boils' down to the diamond, should see some more bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
After dark next weekend we should see a real mix of species...autumn is a great season...anything could turn up, try a variety of baits...you never know.

Jurys Gap
Not the best tides...but we are getting plenty of bass reported.

Boat fishing 
Short tides, with afternoon high waters...it's looking good, still plenty of rays inshore. Nice tides for the wrecks to get a decent drift, plenty of mixed species on the banks and black bream on 'foul bottom'. try various baits 'bluey' works, still plenty of mackerel about...just have to be lucky!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  29th  August  2016
Well this makes a nice change, next week good tides and a good weather forecast can this be true!...Great for the boats...not so easy on the beach in daylight but ideal sole conditions after dark. Warm with light winds enjoy late summer before autumn hits. Bait has been in short supply...but will get easier as the tides build. As we move into September this is the time for a big bass...either live bait or a whole squid close in gives you a chance.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Not so easy with the late tides as these are high tide venues...should see a few bass.

Tailor Road 
Another high tide venue...plenty of bass about in daylight.

Back of the boats
Can fish all tide round loads of whiting and dogfish after dark.

Dungeness
Good for the 'point' at low water as it goes into dark...anything could turn up...well worth a go...I would try a bluey wrap for a possible big surprise. Behind the power stations it can fish all tide round...the main target is a seasonal sole, but there are plenty of species to go for.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Growing tides for these venues...again they can fish all tide round...even low water at Galloways fishing the surf for a bass. Could see more mackerel at Dengemarsh.

Jurys Gap
Plenty of bass about...along with plenty of other beach users, so be careful and keep to the eastern end.

Boat fishing
What a forecast for the week, ideal for the boats to get afloat...fishing has been very mixed, my choice would be black bream...but enjoy the weather, hope for quality don't expect quantity...small turbot (2 to 5lb) on the banks and pollack on the wrecks, hounds on the banks, so many species abound...it won't be long till the siren cod call...the big problem could be getting enough bait.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  22nd  August  2016
We have just had a taste of autumn...a bit breezy...but it has thrown up a few bass! With massive tides we have seen some serious water movement. Tides this week are cutting with the lowest being on Saturday but saying that they are still a reasonable height. Sea temperatures have been held back with the wind (18.3 degrees today), the weather is looking calmer, warming up.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Early part of the week still plenty of colour in the water so daytime OK but as the week rolls on...night time should be best.

Tailor Road
Should be good for a few bass when you have a bit of surf around high water.

Back of the boats
Has been fishing well plenty of massive dogfish and the odd smoothound, these tides will be easier, could see a bit of weed after the big blow.

Dungeness 
Nice tides for the 'point', plenty of fish about...mostly whiting but with some nice sole and more 'monster' dogfish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Excellent tides, afternoon high water fishing the drop into darkness should be good for a few sole...plenty of fish about.

Jurys Gap
Fishing the rising tide for bass...be careful around the new sea defences.

Boat fishing
With calmer weather for the bank holiday weekend it's looking good for the fast fishing dinghies, nice tides albeit evening high tides or early morning...if its calm should find plenty of late summer species on the banks. Nice sized tides for wrecking...you never know what's lurking down below, black bream on rough ground. Plenty of bait about and hopefully a few more mackerel on feathers...always worth a go with herring feathers (smaller hooks) if the mackerel ones don't work.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  15th  August  2016
Getting warmer this week and the tides are getting bigger as we head towards the autumn peaking next weekend , fishing has been tough in daylight but on the boats we have had some brilliant black bream fishing. Sea temperatures are rising heading towards 19 degrees. At the moment we are looking forward to light winds with rising tides after dark ideal for a few sole, mackerel & bass in the daytime.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better tides this week rising after dark hopefully a few sole.

Tailor Road 
Next weekend with the really big tides...could be interesting over high water.

Back of the boats
Ideal tides for this venue you can escape from their full force behind the boats plenty of fish after dark.

Dungeness 
Spring tides next weekend so except at low water it makes very hard to hold bottom! This includes the wooden walkway...easier from the lookout tower down behind the power stations. If we can get past the nocturnal whiting we should find some good sole.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these venues We should find more sole showing after dark. In daylight mackerel bass and a few smoothounds and rays to fish baits.
                                 
Jurys Gap 
Big tidal movement should bring some bass into the beach fish the rising tide from low water.

Boat fishing 
Some great black bream being caught on rough ground...plenty of small pollack on the wrecks...on the banks plaice, gurnard, greater weever and small turbot. Inshore rays, whiting and plaice. Best baits lugworm, bluey and mackerel. Big tides next weekend...could make drifting difficult.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  8th  August  2016
This strange summer rolls on, the weather seems to be more volatile than ever...global warming...whatever, we have to get used to it! This week it's another mixed week. Tides are cutting this week and the current weather forecast for the weekend is flat calm! Small tides have their benefits, we have a higher low water and with less tidal movement this makes for easier fishing, lighter leads around the point area. Sea temperatures oscillate between 18 - 19 degrees, the wind keeping sea temperatures down. Fishing has been very good a sprinkling of sole, plenty of small bass, and loads of whiting after dark, along with some 'monster' dogfish.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides not so easy...but you never know. We have our 'Vets' match on Wednesday in daylight...I don't have a good feeling!

Tailor Road
If we get a bit of surf we should find plenty of small bass.

Back of the boats
Could be very good, plenty of dogfish, bass about.

Dungeness 
Should find the mackerel moving back in as the water clears, better after dark for a few sole at low water...if you can avoid the whiting (after dark), plenty of small bass behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Sole at Dengemarsh, but beware the 'feather chucker's' Galloways should be very good...more rays and smoothounds?

Jurys Gap 
No feedback from here...but the tides aren't the best...but as I always say fish don't read tide tables.

Boat fishing
It has been a bit tricky, you can only catch what is there...so adapt, if its skate, black bream or plaice...smaller tides will make it easier to fish the wrecks...if the fish are there? Next weekend high water is late afternoon so the dinghies will be fishing into dark...but a lovely forecast. Bait, fresh mackerel is ideal, if you can't find some bluey takes most species with small tides fresh lug could be difficult

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  1st  August  2016
Well back to erratic weather again, the good news...it should improve the fishing with the rising tides peaking next Thursday. I know it's the beginning of August but you get a hint of autumn in the mornings with a bit of dew forming as the air cools. True to form the bass fishing improves along with the sole fishing! The autumn tides are beginning to build giving bigger 'springs' and smaller 'neaps' so bait will be hard work on the smaller tides. Sea temperatures are around 18.5 degrees and rising.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides this week, best after dark on the rising tide.

Tailor Road 
We have a south westerly blow forecasted to come Wednesday/Thursday so could be good for a few bass.

Back of the boats
As above very good in a south westerly blow...we are getting loads of dogfish but if it blows we should see more bass.

Dungeness
The 'point' will be a bit tough (to hold bottom) except for low water, plenty of fish about, but better after dark. Wooden walkway  has produced a lot of mackerel when calm. Behind the power stations we should see more bass in the surf and more sole after dark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Good tides for these venues...bass in daylight, for everything else try a rising tide as it gets dark.

Jurys Gap
Nice tides for this venue, should be plenty of bass about.

Boat fishing 
Next weekend is looking perfect (according to the forecast) with lunchtime high waters, tides over 7 metres, this is about as good as it gets...so no excuses get your boats ready...this could be the best weekend of the summer! So much choice, on the banks Plaice, turbot, brill and gurnard, the wrecks should be 'peaking' with pollack, bass and cod, rough ground some lovely plump black bream, on the inshore banks smoothounds and friends, skate...anything could turn up...plenty of fresh mackerel as bait...so no excuses...get out there!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  25th July 2016
I have to say it's looking good for this week with variable winds mainly light, tides are cutting (getting smaller) so the fishing will be best after dark with sole the target species ...daytime will produce bass and with the calm weather a few mackerel, maybe a few smoothound. Sea temperatures continue to rise...up to 18 degrees, should rise further with the weather forecast.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Bigger tides at the beginning of the week otherwise could find a few rays after dark.

Tailor Road
Has been a bit quiet...would have expected a few more eels by now with the small bass.

Back of the boats
Ideal conditions later in the week with the light south westerly winds on a rising tide...I hope you like dogfish!

Dungeness
The smaller tides next weekend will make the 'point' fishable, anything could turn up I would try a fish bait to see if you could get something different. The 'boardwalk' always worth a spin over high for a few mackerel (and bass), behind the power stations after dark for summer sole.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh is famous for its sole fishing, Galloways with loads of heat in the water, worth a go on a rising tide for bass, smoothounds and rays.

Jurys Gap
Tides a bit small but worth a try at low water for a bass.

Boat fishing
With the weather settling down, the boats are spoilt for choice, 'gilling' on the wrecks, fishing fine on rough ground for black bream, inshore for rays and hounds, offshore on the banks for plaice and turbot...the only problem tides are very late or very early?...Bait, worm could be in very short supply so please order...plenty of 'bluey' available.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  18th July 2016
Now we have a sudden burst of summer...will the mackerel show? Not ideal conditions for bait digging...you have been warned. The unusual fishing conditions, I have never known so many dogfish...and now we have some big whiting and pouting? Tides are building this week peaking next Sunday...sea temperatures now about 17 degrees...will shoot up as the sand heats up at low water!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Much better tides this week should bring in more smoothound, small bass as well as all the normal species.

Tailor Road 
Should fish well for small bass...I would expect more silver eels but you never know.

Back of the boats
Knee deep in dogfish...if you like 'spotties' this is the place for you! 

Dungeness 
Growing tides even with very calm conditions it could still be a struggle to hold bottom, worth a spin for mackerel if the water is clear, Hope to see more sole from the 'lookout' tower but anything could turn up...maybe some more plaice?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Ideal tides this week for these venues, could see more thornbacks and smoothounds. Dusk into night should see more sole...in these conditions always worth a 'spin' for mackerel or bass.

Jurys Gap
Lovely conditions (weather & tides) should see bass, flatties and eels.

Boat fishing
It has been a bit erratic...not many mackerel close for bait but more on the banks. Not many reports from the 'wrecks' small pollack...but not much more at the moment, the banks have a 'smattering' of plaice, gurnard and small turbot. Still getting reports of thornbacks inshore...should be a few black bream about on rough ground fishing light.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  11th July 2016
We have had unusual weather...more like autumn...but summer is coming to the rescue (according to the weather forecast)...calm seas, high temperatures...ideal for mackerel? Small tides won't help the availability of fresh lugworm...you have been warned. It has been 'brilliant' beach fishing, but with this forecast it could be ideal for a few sole. Sea temperatures are still around 17 degrees...if we get the forecasted weather we could see a big jump!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides, with calm seas (after Tuesday) should see plenty of small bass, eels, smoothounds and hopefully sole.

Tailor Road
The one place to fish on Monday...gusting force 7 south west...with the wind on your back...plenty of small bass and eels.

Back of the boats
From mid week the sea should calm and clear...better fishing at night for most species, I expect plenty of dogfish to continue and I hope more sole.

Dungeness
Small tides helps to hold bottom, as for species anything could turn up, the 'wooden walkway' could see a few mackerel by the weekend. Behind the power stations should see more bass and sole down to the 'diamond'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With calm seas and clearing water could bring the mackerel back in otherwise I expect after dark to be best for all the summer species to move close in.

Jurys Gap
With small tides calm seas, not the best of conditions for a storm beach...but you never know?

Boat fishing
It has been poor on the wrecks, but to balance that we have more turbot with the plaice on the banks. Difficult launch times for the small boats (but better wrecking conditions), charter boats can launch on the ebbing tide. Still loads of rays inshore, should see more summer species on rough ground. Best baits, worms for the flatties, fresh mackerel (if you can find some) otherwise try a strip of bluey?

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  4th July 2016
Traditionally this can be a very 'fishless' this time of year...yes it has been wet, windy and cool, but we have been knee deep in fish! I have never known so many large dogfish invading the beaches, plenty of bass to 8lb add to that whiting, pouting, skate and smoothound, lots to go for. Weather this week should be a bit warmer with lighter winds, sea temperatures still 'hovering' around 15-16 degrees. Tides this week big all week which should help with the bait.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice tides, smoothound & bass, dogfish, skate at range.

Tailor Road
Plenty of small bass and silver eels.

Back of the boats
As last week loads of dogfish, along with bass to 8lb, should see more action this week with so many species about...don't leave it out to long you could get buried by the shingle run...60 metres is enough of a cast.

Dungeness
Hard work holding bottom on the point, but should be fine all down the west bay for most species. We hope to see more bass and a growing number of sole.


Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Should be a great week for these venues with so many species about...bluey is good for skate, sandeel for the dogfish, lugworm takes most species...best sole so far 2lb.

Jurys Gap
Great tides...plenty of water...should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing
Skate appear to carpet the shallows in the 'east bay' but not much else being reported. With better weather to get offshore to the banks should see more plaice and turbot. Wrecks (so far) have been a bit disappointing with only small pollack being reported...things should get better by next weekend with slightly smaller tides. Baits, blueys are doing the business for the rays, not many mackerel showing.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  27th June 2016
The forecast is more like September than June with a couple of south westerly blows forecasted...but the fishing is holding up really well ...loads of small bass being reported, as well as silver eels and sole. Tides cutting this week with rising sea temperatures (pushing 16 degrees)...good conditions for sole.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides...but with some small south westerly blows should keep the bass playful.

Tailor Road
Not the ideal tides for this venue unless you are trying to 'dodge' a SW blow.

Back of the boats
Dogfish continue to show...but they are getting even bigger! Along with bass and sole...great fishing for the time of year.

Dungeness 
Small tides are great for the point...distance could be interesting...maybe a odd ray, or even codling...we have had reports. The wooden walkway, my favourite place for mackerel at dusk. Behind the power stations are seeing more bass and sole...besides the 'monster' dog fish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Small tides but could be good for sole and smoothound.

Jurys Gap
Not ideal for short tides.

Boat fishing
Real mixed reports, but inshore it must be 'paved' in thornbacks coming out by the bucketful on 'bluey', the wrecks are still inconsistent for pollack. Plaice are moving in on the banks along with the gurnard...lots of small turbot being reported from the Varne bank on live sandeel. Mackerel have been a bit patchy but if you can find some...great bait.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  20th June 2016
In spite of the changeable weather the fishing has been solid...plenty of fish including a fare number of bass. It doesn't feel like summer, sea temperatures are oscillating between 14-15 degrees. Nice tides all week (small springs) the weather should be getting warmer by next week end...if we get light winds for a few days with the clearing of the 'may water' we should see a return of the mackerel.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice tides for all the beaches...bass close in and dogfish at range.

Tailor Road 
No reports from this part of the bay, but I would expect to catch school bass and (anytime now) some silver eels.

Back of the boats
We are seeing more plaice being reported along with 'monster' dogfish...best after dark if you can get through the 'hordes' of whiting.

Dungeness
Tides a bit big for the 'point' but after dark down from the 'lookout tower' to behind the power stations, with the clearing water plenty of whiting and flatties and I hope a few more early sole. The tides are good from the 'boils' down to the 'diamond'...it would be nice to see more plaice and more smoothounds.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Cracking tides for these venues, smoothounds and rays add a bit of interest along with the bass on a flood tide.

Jurys Gap
Good tides for Camber, target would be bass but a lot of species could show...but as I'm told no fishermen down there to find out.

Boat fishing
It has been a bit slow on the wrecks as the sea clears, reports of plaice and turbot on the banks. Black bream should be about on rough ground and inshore features, plenty of rays and now hounds inshore. If we can find some mackerel for bait if not 'bluey' has been doing the business.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  13th June 2016
The weather continues to be unsettled...good for the fishing...not so good for the fisherman, tides, small tides for most of the week starting to build from Tuesday. Sea temperatures continue to rise reaching 15 degrees in spite of the erratic weather. The fishing has been very good, this time of year can be tough...as the 'may water' clears it should get even better.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Small tides but as the week goes on with high water creeping into darkness should give us the best chance.

Tailor Road
Should see more small bass, not many reports of eels yet but they should be appearing in numbers soon.

Back of the boats
The hordes of dogfish continue to show, plus plenty of bass, the weekend should be better with bigger tides, depending on wind direction.

Dungeness
Short tides makes fishing the 'point' a bit easier, fishing from the wooden walkway down to the corner of the power station has been fishing well for a variety of species showing right down behind the power stations to the 'diamond'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
As the sea warms up we hope to get more reports of sole, smoothound and bass, better tides for these venues towards the weekend.

Jurys Gap
Not getting reports from Camber but it should be good for a few bass on the rising tides.

Boat fishing
The sea clarity is still a bit erratic over the wrecks, fishing therefore has been a bit poor, with mostly smallish pollack being reported. Better fishing on the banks with plaice, gurnard and small turbot. Inshore has been better with plenty of rays and flatfish abort. Worth carrying a range of baits, fresh mackerel (if you can find them) are always worth a go.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  6th June 2016
Well last week was horrible weather unlike the original forecast...now this week's forecast is looking hot? The bonus was that the fishing was great, and it should continue with so many small bass about. Tides cutting this week but still remain a decent size, sea temperatures continue to be on the 'up' heading past 14 degrees, bait could be 'tight' so please try and book in advance.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should find plenty of fish about...small bass, dogfish, smoothound, eels etc.

Tailor Road
With rising sea temperatures, small bass & eels.

Back of the boats
Should be fishable if we get the light winds and the 'may water' clears a bit. Lots of very big dogfish.

Dungeness 
This venue has been on good form in the north easterly winds, behind the power stations has been a 'life saver' with plenty of fish in the deeper water, should still be good down to the 'diamond'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Lets hope the 'may water' eases up as the wind eases, should see sole moving in with more smoothounds and bass. 

Jurys Gap
Not the best tides next weekend but we should see plenty of fish.

Boat fishing
The sea is clearing over the wrecks, small pollack and codling about, plaice, gurnard on the banks, still rays in both bays...lots of choice with the rising sea temperatures and light winds.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  30th May 2016 
Here comes summer...the forecast (from Wednesday) is light winds, calm seas...warm weather. Sea temperatures continuing to rise heading towards 14 degrees. Tides building from Monday tides looking for next weekend. We are getting more early summer species such as bass, smoothounds and reports of sole, and we hope more mackerel, but bait could be tough this week with the heat so you have been warned.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Not great tides first part of the week, but over high water should see more small bass, dogfish, and small smoothhounds.

Tailor Road
Lots of undersized bass and more silver eels appearing

Back of the boats
The water is starting to clear, plenty of fish about including some monster dogfish.

Dungeness 
Has fished well behind the station in the northerly wind, bass, flounder, plaice, dogfish and whiting...if we get the forecasted calm weather with clearing water more mackerel.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Next weekend, it's looking very good, big tides with calm seas should see more bass, rays, smoothounds and sole...we have had a few sole already...very early.

Jurys Gap 
Plenty of small bass being reported.

Boat fishing 
Loads of rays being caught inshore...if the water clears enough to have a go at the wrecks, pollack, bass and cod. It's looking calm enough for trips out to the 'banks' to find a few plaice, turbot and gurnard. Bluey is working very well inshore for the rays...I have never seen so many, with the increasing heat we could see lugworm being in short supply.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  23rd May 2016 
More unsettled weather forecasted for the week ahead but with less wind...depending on the 'may water' we should see more mackerel on the beaches. Tides this week are good (small springs), with plenty of water movement bass will be the main target, sea temperatures are rising nicely...over 13 degrees.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Plenty of bass about with baby smoothounds.

Tailor Road
Depending on the 'may water' we should see plenty of bass.

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish after dark, bass, dogfish, whiting and flatties.

Dungeness 
Deep water with the forecasted calm conditions can pay off around the point to the 'wooden walkway'...down behind the power stations should be good for bass and a lot more after dark. If the 'may water' clears should see more mackerel over high water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Nice tides this week...at least till Sunday, lots of bass about...looking for smoothounds and rays...maybe more black bream...the sea is warming up fast. Calm seas will (if the water clears) bring more mackerel to the beach.

Jurys Gap
Open for business...should see plenty of bass.

Boat fishing 
Looking good this week with light winds forecasted, nice tides with afternoon high waters...ideal for a bit of wrecking for pollack and cod. If the forecast is right should be good for a trip to the banks for plaice gurnard and turbot. More rays inshore let's hope we find some clear water.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  16th May 2016                                                
The weather has been so varied, this week should see less wind but remaining cool. Sea temperatures are at around 12 degrees...very warm. Tides are starting to build again towards the weekend...more summer species are starting to show with a few smoothounds being reported plus more bass and lots of mackerel.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Bits and pieces some smoothounds and bass.

Tailor Road
On a rising tide we should see more bass.

Back of the boats 
First part of the week with a westerly wind after dark would be favourite.

Dungeness 
After dark the beach comes alive with a mixture of species but in daylight bass and mackerel dominate, if we continue with the north easterly wind flow. Behind the power station has been fishing well, but it is a bit of a walk.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the bigger tides next week should be good for flatties, bass, rays early smoothounds. We have daytime closures to Dengemarsh road to allow modifications to the power pylons so keep an eye on my beach section for latest information.

Jurys Gap 
Yippee, the sea defences are finished...next weekend should be good for bass on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Tricky getting afloat, more cod showing with pollack on the wrecks, some very nice gurnard on the banks, plenty of rays in the bays, plaice are fattening up rapidly so you have plenty of choice. This small set of springs coming for the weekend should be ideal for 'wrecking'...not much 'may water' being reported yet!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  9th May 2016 
Wow summer arrives with a sudden rise in sea temperatures, pushing up to nearly 13 degrees...this week the forecast is erratic with a bit of everything. The tides are cutting dropping from 8.2m (Sunday) to 6.0m (Sunday) but with the heat in the water should improve the fishing, if we get sun it will better after dark. If it stays calm we should see more mackerel.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Not so easy, small bass...maybe some early smoothounds.

Tailor Road
Should see more small bass...it won't be long till we see some eels.

Back of the boats
A game of two halves...daylight small bass...after dark everything else.

Dungeness
Easier on the point and walkway with the cutting tides...behind the power stations after dark should be more productive...fish baits will bring a wider selection of species...just keep an eye on the wind direction.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These locations have been the most productive...with plenty of flounder, plaice and rays...with this 'hot' water could see more black bream...could be fun.

Jurys Gap
Not great tides...but you never know...should see more bass.

Boat fishing
We don't know about the 'may water' but if it holds off the offshore wrecks are producing loads of small pollack and more codling. The banks will be filling up with plaice, gurnard and (we hope) some turbo's. With mackerel moving in plenty of fresh bait, on rough ground should find some early hounds...in the bays plaice and rays. With cutting tides launching times will be challenging as could be the wind.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle