Fishing Forecast



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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                         




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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                                      





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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                                                    



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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                              





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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                        




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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                        




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
Seagull Fishing Tackle   




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
Seagull Fishing Tackle                          





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 
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                                                  





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
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  2nd May 2016
Folowing the cold snap last week the fishing slowed down but temperatures are now on the rise again as are the tides, real biggies next weekend (8.2m) so we all hope the fishing will improve on the beach...bad news...we have a bit of 'may water'...good news we have had our first mackerel!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of small fish including bass...but we still hope for a few ranges.

Tailor Road
Nice location with the big tides for a few bass.

Back of the boats
Dogfish heaven plus a mixed bag of flatties, a bit of relief from the big tides.

Dungeness 
Deep water can always through up a few surprises, with the better weather could see a few mackerel on the 'wooden walkway', behind the power stations has been 'steady' with a mixed bag of flatfish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Has been patchy but with the warmer weather coming, could see more plaice and rays...maybe a few early smoothounds.

Jurys Gap
Ideal at the end of the weekend with the big tides for a few bass.

Boat fishing
Big tides doesn't help the drift wreck fishing, if the weather allows try the banks for small 'turbo's' plaice and gurnard. In the bays for the rays and more plaice...should get better with the warmer weather. Bait...all baits work for different species so take plenty of choice...with the mackerel showing...a fresh fillet of mackerel can work wonders.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  25th April 2016
The weather forecast is very mixed for the week...sea temperatures are a bit down (10.4c) depending on the wind direction. With the clear waters in the west bay, we should see more plaice about...there are plenty in the bay. More bass are starting to show...but remember they have to be returned unharmed ( until the 1st of July). Tides this week are cutting but still a reasonable size.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should find plenty of mixed species about on a rising tide just watch out for the 'dredger'.

Tailor Road
First part of the week should be best...just depends on the wind direction.

Back of the boats
With such a variable forecast you might have to wait till the end of the week to get the wind on your back...plenty of flatties about.

Dungeness
With the dropping tides the point will come back into play...will we see a codling? The 'wooden walkway' and 'lookout tower' should fish well close in for flatties...if we need to we can get behind the power stations to 'dodge' the wind. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
This should be a better week for plaice & flounders with the clear water following the north easterly winds, sea temperatures are fluctuating with the weather, but should settle down with the short tides exposing less beach. Galloways could produce more rays.

Jurys Gap
Not great tides but we could see some rays about along with small bass.

Boat fishing
Tides are not great to beach launch but the charter boats should get more plaice in the west bay, thornbacks and we hope more blonde rays. The wrecks will produce more pollack...easier to 'drift' on the smaller tides, no sign of the cod yet...but give it time, 'may water' is coming by the smell of it, let's hope it's not too bad. Baits nothing surprising, herring & bluey for the rays and 'good old' lugworm and rag for the plaice.

Tony Hills
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Dungeness and district for week commencing  18th April 2016
Sea temperatures continue to rise (10.8c today) these warm seas continue to surprise with a real mixture of species being reported. The tides are rising this week with a small set of springs, peaking at the weekend, weather continues unsettled.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides for these venues...just keep a lookout for the 'dredger' over high water.

Tailor Road
As usual if the wind goes south westerly ideal for three hours...small bass about.

Back of the boats
Has been producing a mixture of species with flatties top of the list...nice tides this week, surprised not more codling being reported.

Dungeness
Been good on the smaller tides...but with so few anglers fishing it's hard to get a 'bead' on how good it is, but we have had plenty of fish, with the growing tides behind the power stations should be my favourite.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
These have been the popular venues last week with plenty of plaice and flounder...very unusual I had a black bream reported from Dengemarsh last Thursday...the bigger tides should suit these venues...don't forget a bit of fish bait for those thornbacks.

Jurys Gap
Better tides for this venue try fishing the rising tide for a bass or flattie.

Boat fishing
The wrecks have a bit slow but the ray fishing has been superb with more blondes being caught, plenty of plaice in the west bay. If you can get afloat it's worth taking a range of baits to give yourself a chance of a specimen.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  11th April 2016
What a 'roller coaster' of weather...but the fishing continues to be very special...how long who knows, but it has been superb. Weather forecast for the week is very variable, but Wednesday is south westerly light winds, but warm...ideal for our 'Veterans' match. Sea temperatures continue to rise...9.7 degrees today! So let's hope for more plaice!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Big tides for the first part of the week, decent up till Wednesday then cutting till Saturday, but fishing should be good for flatties and small bass.

Tailor Road
Should also produce flatties and small bass over high water.

Back of the boats
Plenty of flounders about, more small bass...but it will depend on the direction & strength of the wind if we see more plaice as the tide size drops.

Dungeness 
Gets easier to hold bottom as the tide cuts, heard of a few codling about...but behind the power stations flatties are the target...plenty of flounders and (we hope) plaice!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
These venues, It depends on the weather (wind direction) smaller tides can fish well for thornback rays when calm.

Jurys Gap
I had a drive down there last week...it looks great, but better on the bigger tides.

Boat fishing
The last few weeks have been great with so many thornbacks about, with the added best run of blonde rays I can remember. Wrecks a bit slow to get going but the weather has not helped, but further out plenty of summer species...it just depends on how kind the weather is. Baits, for the rays, bluey's and herring or mackerel strip for most species.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  4th April 2016
Following on from last week the sea continues to heat up today 9.5 degrees. With mostly calm weather forecasted and monster tides (the biggest of the year) 8.3m on Sunday. We have had superb beach fishing, the best for the time of year I can remember, so many flatfish!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
For the first part of the week with southerly winds these venues should produce, night time times are favourite, but as the week goes on with the growing tides daytime high waters should work.

Tailor road
The same goes as above...but already we have bass moving back in.

Back of the boats 
I always warn people against trying to fish the 'point' on spring tides...very hard to hold bottom but behind the lower boats especially in a southerly or south westerly wind it can be the only option.

Dungeness 
As I suggested avoid the 'point' on these big springs but as you come down the west bay behind your power stations the current will ease...should be plenty of fish!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Dengemarsh has been fishing its 'socks off' this should continue with the building tides ideal for Galloways.

Jurys Gap
Sea defences finished...at last! These tides should be ideal for this venue with the early bass showing.

Boat fishing
As usual getting afloat has been the problem with bad weather coinciding with the weekends...these big tides can be a problem...wrecking can be to quick a drift...bottom fishing can be struggle to hold bottom!...The good news is that there are plenty of fish...that 30lb blond ray caught on 'Elizabeth Jane' was superb, so if we get the right weather just think 'outside the box' when it comes to choosing your target...good news no 'may water'...yet!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  28th March 2016
The weeks kicking off with a mighty blow 'Katie' due early hours Monday, with the change in the wind direction...it should 'colour' up the water for a couple of days...not ideal for plaice but could 'herald' a return of the codling! With so many fish about you never know...but with the sea so warm (8.2c), tides falling wind calming down we could be back on the plaice by Friday.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
First part of the week with a bit of colour in the water could produce a few codling.

Tailor Road 
Starting the week with a strong south westerly airflow...ideal for three up one down.

Back of the boats
I don't know what the wind will do to the beach, but with the wind being south westerly for the first part of the week could be 'spot on' for a few codling and the odd bass. As the tide cuts later in the week could produce better conditions to fish the 'point'.

Dungeness
Very tough conditions for the first part of the week but as the winds drop (as forecasted) north west swinging north east should be very good for the 'lookout tower' and down behind the power stations. Anything could turn up, fresh bait will be in very short supply...but frozen bait works.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
After Mondays storm with the wind dropping and veering we should see plenty of at these venues, the short tides will favour Dengemarsh.

Jurys Gap
Still clearing up as they finish the sea defences...three months late!

Boat fishing
What can I say...getting afloat will be a challenge this week, but inshore we are hoping for a return of the cod, with more rays this would be my choice...the wrecks are still 'iffy' with poor water clarity...and a hint of 'may water'. Baits for 'Kerton Road' area try 'bluey', herring and squid.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21 March 2016
Enjoy the calm weather...all change by Thursday, variable south westerly winds moving in for the weekend with a small set of spring tides. Plenty of plaice in the west bay with clear water and that 'niggardly' north east wind on your back. So far we have had a good flattie season but we will wait and see what will happen with a change in the weather...this could be good for the spring codling and thornback rays...bait could be difficult...but remember frozen bait works! Sea temperatures continue to be very warm for this time of year (7.4 degrees), and it will be warmer next week?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of fish about over high water...lots of different species including a few thornback rays...sand eel is a good bait. 

Tailor Road
Could be worth a visit over the bank holiday weekend with the current forecast.

Back of the boats
With the change in the weather at the weekend, could be good...loads of dogfish, by the weekend if it roughs up we could see a few codling.

Dungeness
From the 'point' going down the west bay has been fishing very well, plenty of different species...flatties being target, but could be tough going by the weekend if the weather forecast comes good! 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of plaice being reported at Dengemarsh and thornbacks at Galloways, things should improve with the building tides until the weather breaks!

Jurys Gap 
Hopefully open for Easter...should fish well on a rising tide for flatties and a early bass (remember the bass ban, no fish to be taken till the end of June).

Boat fishing 
It has been tough with with the weather (no change there) boats that have had a go on the wrecks have found smallish pollock and not much else. Inshore rays still dominate with plenty of thornback and the occasional blond ray. Not easy, try a smaller hook with fish baits to give yourself a chance.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  14th March 2016
Ideal conditions this week for plaice...we have rising sea temperatures (7.7c) and a week of north easterly winds...not good for the east bay...but perfect for the west bay from the power stations down to Dengemarsh & Galloways . This weather has come at the right time for the plaice...clearing water (wind over tide)...the only down side, not easy to get lugworm with the cutting tides.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
A bit breezy on this side of the bay...plenty of fish being reported...but will be a bit chilly.

Tailor Road
The wind right in your face...small tides towards the end of the week...not good.

Back of the boats
As the bay curves round we will get the full force of the wind on this beach...a bit of colour in the water and some surf, should see more dogfish and a few codling.

Dungeness
Easier tides to fish the 'point' but with this wind direction it will feel a bit raw, down behind the power stations under the bund will feel like summer in comparison, should fish well all the way to the 'diamond'. Plenty of flatfish (dabs, flounder and plaice) and we should see more rays coming to fish baits.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Tides favour Dengemarsh and this should be the 'hot spot' with this wind direction for plaice...the right weather at the right time.

Jurys Gap
Still problems with the sea defence work...so access is still an issue.                                                          
Boat fishing 
Not ideal wind direction...OK in the west bay in the lee of the wind, codling being reported on the edge of the 'deep' off Dungeness...and we could see more rays to fish baits...if we can get afloat?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  7th March 2016 
Biggest tides of the year so far this week building to 8.3m on Saturday so watch the weather, forecast wind north west backing westerly towards the weekend. Plenty of fish about, more plaice being reported and thornback are moving in big numbers. Bait should be easier with the big tides, sea temperatures are holding around 7.5 degrees...very warm for the time of year.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice big tides for these venues...watch out for the shingle being 'rain bowed' down at Littlestone.

Tailor Road 
Big tides next weekend with a westerly wind, ideal for three hours.

Back of the boats
A good venue for a big tide pushed on by a strong westerly wind.

Dungeness 
Tough tides for the point except at low water, easier behind the power stations down to the 'diamond'...should see more plaice and rays.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Top venues for rays and plaice...and with the 'monster' tides this week will be the place to be...let's hope the weather is kind.

Jurys Gap
Could be interesting...if we can get access. 

Boat fishing
More fishing showing on the wrecks plenty of Pollack the odd bass, rays on 'open' ground it could be a very good week...the tide times are easy...just depends on the wind...fingers crossed.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  29th February 2016 
Short tides this week and a bit of a 'blow' on Wednesday...but it could all change, the all critical wind direction is mostly off shore, this could be good news for the flatties, with clearing water we should see more plaice. Bait could be tricky, fresh lugworms could be in short supply...but the fishing has been mixed, very good for February.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Lots of small fish about...but far better after dark.

Tailor Road 
For a short trip after dark...two up one down...before you get too cold!

Back of the boats
Wednesday strong winds from the north...ideal for this venue...the home of giant dogfish!

Dungeness
Ideal with light winds short tides for the 'point' with most the winds this week offshore the 'wooden walkway' to behind the power stations should with clearing water be ideal for more flatties.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These venues should be worth a visit on a rising tide after dark. Slightly deeper water at Dengemarsh ideal for some plaice...and maybe some more thornbacks?

Jurys Gap
It shouldn't be long before we get access...roll on summer!  

Boat fishing 
Been a bit disappointing with just the odd good fish, weather too unsettled to give clear water for the wrecks...tides very early or late. You have better afternoon tides early in the week if you can find a gap in the wind. Best bet would be a fish bait for a ray or codling.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  22nd February 2016
Good tides all week...so hopefully bait should be more available! Fishing has been great for February, the star catches this week a dozen thornbacks from Dengemarsh and a 8lb cod behind the boats. The weather forecast today...is light winds all week! cyclonic winds and colder, sea temperatures at the moment 8 degrees...so it should be perfect for dabs, flounder and thornback.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should see more flatfish on the better tides...if you can get past the rockling and whiting.

Tailor Road
Again ideal for a three hour trip two up one down...before you get too cold!

Back of the boats
If calm with light winds prevail this week...the water will clear so we could be back to long range or after dark fishing...will the cod pay us a visit?

Dungeness
More traditional weather is forecasted so try the 'point' through low water, from the 'look out' tower down the west bay to the 'diamond', should be more dabs, flounder and thornback...and maybe more cod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Good tides for these locations...light winds...could be very good try a rising night time tide (and Dengemarsh road should be easier).

Jurys Gap
Nice tides...but access is still restricted. 

Boat Fishing 
This week is looking very good to have a 'crack' at the wrecks...to go chase a few early spring pollack, plaice (a bit thin) will be moving onto the banks, but we will still have plenty of fish inshore, thornbacks and codling.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  15th February 2016
Smaller tides this week so bait could be in short supply so please order, but on the brighter side the fishing continues to be good, mainly for dabs and flounder. Sea temperatures continue to fluctuate with the weather (at the moment 8 degrees) the current forecast is for a cold snap on Wednesday & Thursday with light winds, next weekend we could see a return to warm wet westerly's!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Each day is different but these venues can fish depending on the wind direction, the DAA 'Vets' have a match on Wednesday at Littlestone...it will be interesting to see what turns up?

Tailor Road
In the 'lee' of the 'point' gives some protection in a south westerly wind, should see more dabs & flounder.

Back of the boats
Shorter tides do help this venue and around the 'point', much easier to fish, with lighter winds mid week should see more flatties and we hope more thornback ray.

Dungeness 
Has been very 'tough' with the weather, so a welcome respite midweek, from the 'point' down to behind the power stations should see a bit of a dab 'fest' with some big flounders...codling can show at anytime so it's looking good.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The wind direction is 'key' so midweek is looks promising, I would like bigger tides for here, but Dengemarsh should fish on a rising tide.

Jurys Gap
Still finishing off the sea defences so I would give it a miss on these smaller tides.

Boat fishing
Continuing to be a challenge, just to get afloat...difficult launch times for the 'fast fishing dinghies', charter boats can fish a dropping tide through low water and return on the flood, calm weather mid week should be good for ray fishing using herring and bluey...always a chance of returned cod...but I think small to medium sized baits could be more productive.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  8th February 2016
I can't remember the last time we had so much wind...blow after blow...courtesy of the 'Jet Stream', we have more this week...but there will be gaps so keep an eye on the weather. Tides are big this week peaking on Thursday, spring tides mean high waters around lunchtime and midnight. The fishing for the time of year has been impressive, plenty of dabs, dogfish, flounder and the occasional codling and thornback. Sea temperatures are still over nine degrees...very, very warm for February...the only negative lugworm has been in short supply? 

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides we should see more dabs, between the south westerly blows.

Tailor Road
Keep an eye on the weather should find a few gaps in the wind for a three hour session over high water.

Back of the boats 
With the gales blowing through, this venue has been busy with plenty of fish being caught!

Dungeness
Tough going with the weather...if you can find a gap try a short session at low water. The whole of the west bay would fish but the seas have been immense!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Not that it matters with the forecast, but we will have some temporary road closures to improve the road to allow the power cables to repaired later in the year...but if we can find a gap Galloways will be good for dabs and flounder.

Jurys Gap
With the weather forecast for the beginning of the week, the main problem will be standing up!

Boat fishing 
It has been very tough with the weather, on the bright side when boats have got afloat the fishing has been good for February...plenty of rays being reported with the odd spurdog and cod...will we see more cod returning after spawning as they did last year! If you can get afloat it will pay you to take a range of baits...as anything could turn up.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  1st February 2016
Cutting tides this week means bait will be in short supply...but the fishing should continue to be very good, sea temperatures are rising with the warm weather, today 8.9 degrees...very warm for February! Short tides this time of the year usually means dabs as the main target...but this year who knows...so far this week we have had reported...codling, thornback, dabs, flounder, whiting and monster dogfish!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small tides but the fishing should be good between the gales...at least it's warm!

Tailor Road
As I always say...ideal for a short session over high water hiding away from a south westerly wind.

Back of the boats
The short tides will keep plenty of water at low tide, should fish all tide round, we could see more thornbacks coming ashore.

Dungeness
Dungeness should fish well for codling on the back of these south westerly blows, further down the bay we will have more flatties...it depends on the weather windows. With the bait in short supply...but don't worry frozen lug works!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great venues for flatties...but the weather so far this winter has been cruel...let's hope we get a break or two this week.

Jurys Gap
I'm told that this month should see the finish of the sea defences, when its properly open I will have a look at the access and report it on the site.

Boat fishing 
The boats that got afloat found a few codling and thornbacks, it helps to carry a variety of baits as the fish can be finicky! But looking at this week's weather forecast I can't see a gap to get out...plus the tide times don't help!  

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  25th January 2016 
Good tides all week, and with the return of the warm south westerly airflow should see more codling on the beach. But as January comes to an end dabs are on the menu, some nice sized fish about with the odd flounder. The fishing continues to be very good for the time of year, sea temperatures continue to be erratic, in the cold spell it dropped from 9.1 down to 7.1c in three days...now today we have 7.7c at Folkestone buoy!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Fairly close in, all species could show depending on the weather...for those longer casters, try a fish bait for a thornback ray.

Tailor Road
Ideal for a few dab's over high water.

Back of the boats 
With the weather back to the south west, behind the boats should produce a range of species...including I hope a few more codling.

Dungeness
It all depends on how much wind we get...but it has been fishing well behind the power stations. With the World Dab Fishing Championships on Sunday...we hope to see more dabs showing.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Nice middle sized tides this week should fish well for all the species...you never can tell what will turn up...we should see more flounders.

Jurys Gap 
More delays on getting access to the beach and parking but the sea defences should be finished next month.

Boat fishing 
Gaps in the weather helps to get afloat, will the fishing be worth it? We should see more codling (they should stay until the spring) mixed with the usual whiting and dogfish...reports from the power stations, thornbacks and smoothounds in the 'screens'...interesting? Still the chance of a very big cod...so do you fish big or small baits?

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  18th January 2016
A change in the weather has coincided  with the arrival of the dabs to join the mix of whiting, dogfish and cod. Tides are on the drop this week start rising again on Thursday, good for the point area depending on wind direction. the beaches have been neglected by the fishermen...in spite of rumours of four double figure cod coming out this week? Sea temperatures continue to slide down into single figures (when I checked 9.1c). Fresh bait is in short supply but there is plenty of frozen lug available...and yes it does work!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Nice evening tides, if the wind allows worth a look at range for a thornback.

Tailor Road 
Not the best tides this week but if we do get a south westerly blow at least you can get a few hours in.

Back of the boats 
The weather is very changeable, if we get the forecasted southerly blow on Friday you can 'hide' away on this venue...plenty of fish being reported and now some decent dabs are coming in.

Dungeness 
Small tides, calm conditions, give you a chance of fishing for a 'late season' cod, I would expect to see plenty more dabs showing with calm seas close in behind the power stations. But with the sea so warm (for January) anything could turn up.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Besides dabs you could see a thornback turn up on 'bluey' or herring, worth a go!

Jurys Gap 
I have had no reports from down there but it shouldn't be long till we can get full access.

Boat fishing
The tides are not great, very early or after dark? The fishing has been mixed with cod, thornbacks, dogfish and some very large whiting being caught. Baits have varied from lug, cuttle, squid, bluey and herring, so the fishing has been varied, we still have the chance of a big cod so it's all to play for!

Tony Hills
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 Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  11th January 2016 
Good tides all week, weather still erratic, current forecast is for colder weather next weekend. The sea temperature is still holding just in double figures...the unseasonable warm weather has I believe slowed down the spawning process and kept the cod inshore on the feed...like many other species...including bass. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With these tides should be good, besides the whiting, dogfish and codling more thornback rays being reported.

Tailor Road  
Ideal for a short trip out of the wind.

Back of the boats
More cod being reported along with some big whiting plus dogfish, pout and the occasional dabs, try fishing the rising tide.

Dungeness
It has been tough fishing the west bay side, try and get a 'weather window'...the fish are there, better down below the power stations on the big tides.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
The forecast at the end of the week is for north westerly winds...perfect for these venues on a rising tide, should see more flatties about.

Jurys Gap
The sea defences are slowly getting there, but access is still a problem.

Boat fishing
This week has had some brilliant fishing with cod to 28lb...if the boats can get afloat we could see a 30+ but the weather has been tough even for the charter boats, big whiting abound and the sea bed must be covered in thornbacks and dogfish!  All baits can work squid, cuttle, lugworm and 'bluey'

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  4th January 2016
We have a break in the weather to start the year with light winds forecasted on Wednesday, the weather a bit colder but sea temperatures have dropped a bit but still around 11 degrees!...With the days getting longer it will take some real cold weather to get those sea temperatures down. Tides this week are on the rise starting from 5.9m on Monday. No sign of the fishing slowing down, but not many dabs being reported...as expected bait is in short supply.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Sill plenty of whiting with the odd codling...try a bit of 'bluey' for a thornback.

Tailor Road
Still some good bass about...but remember it's catch and release whatever the bass size!

Back of the boats
Has been busy with the weather...where else can you fish in a south westerly gale! Small tides make it a bit easier.

Dungeness 
With a break in the weather on Wednesday and westerly winds (we hope) towards the weekend we should see easier fishing on the 'wooden walkway' and behind the power stations. Hoping to see more dabs showing to add to the mix.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
If we get the break in the weather Dengemarsh should fish but the tides could be a bit small for Galloways.

Jurys Gap 
Not great tides for this storm beach...if you can get parked!

Boat fishing
The weather conditions have taken their toll on the smaller fast fishing dingies, a few of the charter boats have got afloat. With the high sea temperatures we still have a real mixture of species to go for...fewer big cod about as they move out to spawn but the codling should stay all winter, we are knee deep in thornbacks...so if you get afloat take some 'blueys'.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  28th December 2015 
Well at last we have a change in the weather and the forecast from Wednesday for a few days is normal (cold) weather...it's about time! The downside is that lugworm could be in short supply...cold weather and short tides. The fishing has held up well with more dabs being reported along with some decent cod and the thornbacks are still about.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Tides holding up well for the first part of the week then shorten, next weekend it could be onshore...that could be interesting.

Tailor Road 
With easterly winds forcasted next weekend a bit of surf could bring more fish in.

Back of the boats
Watch the weather...could be good and we still have a chance of a large cod, as well as more dabs.

Dungeness                                                                                                                                                    As last a weather forecast for the 'point' short tides and traditional weather if the wind is easterly the wooden walkway and the lookout tower could fish well...with short tides it's easier to fish the deeper water. But anywhere behind the power stations could fish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
First part of the week we will still have big tides but as the tides shorten and the wind swings we should see more dabs and flounders start to show.

Jurys Gap
The bend in the road at Jurys Gap I have heard that we are due for an emergency shingle beach feed...so keep a lookout for that.

Boat fishing
Very difficult conditions to get afloat but later in the week winds are forecasted to go 'cyclonic' and drop, so hopefully the boats can get out to see if the cod are still there! We have had some big whiting and thornbacks about so taking some 'bluey' could be a good idea.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  21th December 2015
I know I keep going on about it but I just check the sea temperatures...nearly a degree up on last week!...weird. I better get my mackerel kit ready...nothing would surprise me. Looking at the weather forecast for the forthcoming week we will be getting more of the same, the good news we have plenty of fish, the usual suspects plus more dabs! Cracking tides through Christmas, I'm closed Christmas day otherwise open...but bait could be a struggle, so please book! Merry Christmas to you all and an even better 2016!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Ideal tides and south westerly winds, looking good for the DAA Boxing day open, we should find plenty of fish.

Tailor Road
Even better for a short session in a south westerly, ideal to work off the Christmas excess!

Back of the boats
Still popular in the south westerly winds, plenty of fish...all the usual species and more dabs! We have had some good reports just after high water?

Dungeness
With spring tides this weekend (Christmas) fish the 'point' through low water, the ideal place would be behind the power stations fishing from low water up or over high on the ebb. If you can find a gap in the south westerly winds we should see more cod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Ideal tides for these venues, with big tides you will get plenty of beach exposed at low water...the good news is that the ranges are open all Christmas with the army on holiday, so plenty of room!

Jurys Gap
I have been told that some of the fencing has been removed to allow a bit more access...about time.

Boat fishing
This last week has seen more cod about...this is the time of year we would expect bigger fish getting ready to spawn. The forecast if for the wind to ease after Christmas day so hopefully we can get afloat.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  14th December 2015
The strange weather continues...air and sea temperatures still in double figures, fishing has been a bit slow as far as cod are concerned but the whiting, dogfish and pout have kept the anglers busy. Good tides all week...with a bit of luck we should see more cod about as the fish fatten themselves up to get ready for spawning...more dabs being reported...so I guess the sprats are back in numbers?

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
The first part of the week has the bigger tides...it depends on the wind direction to give these venues a bit of surf...still getting bass reported.

Tailor Road 
With cyclonic winds this week the big daytime tides look interesting.

Back of the boats
Been busy in the south westerly blows should fish well towards the end of the week...big baits close in for a hungry cod!

Dungeness
Try to find a weather window to get on the 'wooden walkway' down behind the stations...the 'point' should be easier towards the weekend with the smaller tides. With so many whiting, about big baits, well armoured with bait elastic is imperative.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
It's all about finding a gap in the south westerly winds...I prefer to fish Galloways on a rising tide as the water hits the shingle up, Dengemarsh can fish on the ebb or as the tide turns on the flood...again big 'armoured' baits for a cod.

Jurys Gap
I have been told that the sea defences are behind schedule, so access is still difficult.

Boat fishing
Well what a difference a week makes...fishing can only get better as far as cod are concerned. Plenty of other species about but with so many 'bait' fish in the water it could be worth using a bit of fish bait, 'bluey', mackerel or herring  for a thornback.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  7th December 2015
More unsettled weather with the wind spinning round the compass...great for the fishing! With tides building to the weekend, plus sea temperatures heading south towards eleven degrees...it's looking very good, bait will be a struggle but remember 'frozen' works very well.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides...with the big south westerly winds...we should see more action on the rising tides and first part of the ebb.

Tailor Road
Better still with a big south westerly...easy access to the beach.

Back of the boats 
Best location on the south coast (maybe the only place) in a force 10 south westerly!

Dungeness
Better tides this week...so keep an eye out for a weather window...remember the 'point' is a tackle graveyard on a rising tide...so keep to low water. The 'wooden walkway' and down to the 'lookout tower' should fish its 'socks off' as we experience the best cod fishing for over thirty years!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Find the gaps in the wind, these tides are idea for these venues...should see plenty cod about on the rising tide.

Jurys Gap
It looks like the sea defences are getting on...but I doubt they will finish thus year!

Boat fishing
We have had our first twenty this week...it's getting better...if you can get afloat, tides this weekend are ideal...depending on the wind! Bait it seems cuttle is working best...typical when it is in short supply!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  30th November 2015
This south westerly wind is just what we wanted...a real 'stir up' as more and more cod move into the shore. Sea temperatures have 'crash dived' dropping into the tens for the first time this season, the fishing has been superb the best in years, tough on the boats as they struggle to get afloat. The tides this week are 'cutting' but no matter the fish should just get better.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the monstrous winds from the south west for the first part of the week these venues give a bit of respite, watch your rod for a 'slack liner' just after high tide!

Tailor Road 
With these winds ideal two up one down.

Back of the boats
Been very busy with the south westerly winds, with the wind on your back you get some protection...live bait rigs have been working but with the larger whiting it has been tough to hook up the cod.

Dungeness
With the smaller tides this week and when the wind drops the point will be fishable but beware of those shingle ridges down below...it is so easy to get buried! The wooden walkway, lookout tower and behind the station will all produce cod...just look for the gaps in the weather!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
As the south westerly winds drop, with the food washing it should be brilliant.

Jurys Gap
Not long to go now the sea defences should be finished by the end of December, then access should be easier.

Boat fishing 
The fish are getting bigger...just as fishing improves so does the wind, making it difficult to get afloat. Bait is a concern, cuttlefish have disappeared and squid is now in short supply, so if you have some in your bait freezer...gold dust!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  23rd November 2015
This week we have the last big tides of the year, peaking at 8.1 on Friday...still with the forecast being north westerly winds on Friday it should be interesting, but the whole district could fish with winds swinging around the compass! Sea temperatures still in the thirteen's, if you wash your hands in the sea...it feels warm. A growing number of good reports is encouraging anglers to give it a go...more and more cod being caught...with big tides this week  bait should get easier.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
I expect I will be saying this a lot this week...it depends on the wind direction...but you could find some decent fishing...including cod.

Tailor Road 
Ideal for a short high tide outing when the wind is south west.

Back of the boats
Lots of reports of lost tackle...don't leave it out too long ...use lead lifts with a fast retrieve!...Ideally a fixed spool with heavy braid will do the trick...but be careful...big tides so keep an eye on the wind.

Dungeness
The 'point' at low water will be the 'magic' spot...but on a rising tide behind the power stations give you a chance to hold bottom, we have had plenty of cod showing feeding on the shellfish and whiting close in.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Superb tides this week for these venues...if we get a wind with a bit of north in it...look out cod!

Jurys Gap
It won't be long till the defences are finished...and we can get back to a easier access to this great storm beach.

Boat fishing
The sea has been giving up loads of cod with a good number of thornbacks...and gurnard? The charter boats have been 'filling their boots'...with so much wind it has been tough for the fast fishing dinghies to get afloat! You have to go for the 'weather windows'...a gap in the winds to get out...checking the weather...Monday and Thursday look possible but it could all change! Cuttlefish in short supply just to make things more difficult!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  16th November 2015
The weather continues to be a roller coaster ride, the strong south westerly airflow is creating superb conditions to push food into the beach for the cod! Sea temperatures have dropped back to 13.5 degrees (still very warm). Tide heights this week are 'cutting' lowest on Friday (6.4 metres) but by the weekend building again, plenty of cod and codling being reported...worm and shellfish baits worth ago as the 'food' washes in.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Dodging the shingle recharge on the beach...but always worth ago over high water.

Tailor Road 
No reports but certainly worth fishing over high water in a south westerly gale.

Back of the boats
With the very strong winds this east facing beach has the benefit of the wind on your back...plenty of codling and a few bass along with whiting and dogfish. If you see traces of shellfish washing up use them as a lug cocktail forty yards out.

Dungeness
For most of this week we will have strong south westerly winds but at the moment we have a westerly weather window on Saturday  then that night and Sunday the forecast is north westerly...great news...idea for the 'walkway' and behind the power stations...again as I said before this is the time to try a lug & shellfish cocktail!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great venues, access can be a problem but if you can find a weather window they are lovely storm beaches.

Jurys Gap 
Another massive storm beach (Camber sands) access is still the problem.

Boat fishing
It has been very good fishing but tough on the 'fast' fishing dinghies with the strong winds to get afloat. Top bait at the moment appears to be 'cuttle' but it is always worth taking a mix, plenty of cod about up to 15lb...and they will only get bigger!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  9th November 2015
Exceptional weather...the south westerly's are now coming through a month or two late...sea temperatures have gone up this week (in November!) this morning 14.5 degrees!! Good news...from Wednesday onwards we have decent tides and with the weather forecasted we should see more cod on the beach. So break out those big hooks get them armed with big baits.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
We have this week shingle recycling ongoing with shingle being 'rain bowed' on the beach but the fishing should still be good but keep away from the dredgers.

Tailor Road
The hideaway on a strong south westerly...better tides from Wednesday try three up one down.

Back of the boats
This will be the place to fish in a full south westerly...great fishing with cod being the target but with the warm water anything could turn up!

Dungeness
It will depend on finding a weather window to fish for a decent cod...low water on the 'point' and the 'walkway'...a rising tide or all tide round from the 'lookout tower' down to behind the stations. The fish should be close in 'snuffling' for the freebies washed in to the gutter by the tide.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Brilliant conditions for these venues fishing the flood...just find a gap in the wind.

Jurys Gap
Same as above, can be very good on the flood...if you can get access.

Boat fishing
Wow...the cod fishing but with the warm water we are also seeing smoothound and thornbacks amongst the hordes of whiting! If we can get afloat with these winds but at least they are coming from the right direction. With the bigger cod starting to show prepare with some big baits...cuttle, squid and lugworm.

Tony Hills  
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  2nd November 2015
The drum beat is getting faster as more cod reports are coming in with weather breaking down...so this week in spite of the tides we can expect more fish! Sea temperatures are holding up well with no sign of frosts, 13.8 degrees today. The weather forecast has south westerly blows queueing up...so it looks very good, the only problem with the short tides...could be the shortage of bait?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Afternoon tides rising through dusk would be my favourite, tides start building from Thursday.

Tailor Road 
If we get the south westerly 'petit' blows from the south west make this the perfect 'hideaway' location.

Back of the boats
Still to get into its stride, but the weather, even with the short tides we should find more cod being reported.

Dungeness
The 'point' with these short tides is much easier to fish...just after a south westerly blow at low water fished on the rise should produce plenty of cod on lug and squid or lug and washed in shellfish! The 'wooden walkway' and behind the 'lookout tower' should fish well if the wind eases. Big cocktail baits should do the job.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Not big tides but if the weather forecast holds good we could have perfect conditions...to find a gap in the wind on the back end of a south westerly blow...perfect!

Jurys Gap
A great surf beach...and once the sea defences are finished (December?) access should be easier.

Boat fishing
On the up...more double figure cod about, with south westerly winds forecasted all week...up and down...but with small tides means very early or late starts...but it should be worth the pain with 'colour' in the water to put the cod on the bottom! As for baits, they all work on their day...favourites...lugworm, squid and cuttlefish. We still have other species as well with the 'warm' water, gurnard, smoothound and rays!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  26th October 2015
Now the clocks have changed we are entering 'serious' cod time...it has been tough with easterly winds giving us 'gin' clear water...plenty of mackerel and whiting! As the sea temperature slips down to 13 degrees as daylight shortens...good news we have a serious bit of south westerly wind for Friday, forecast gusting force eight!!! We have some massive tides this week peaking at 8.4m on Wednesday. More good news as I write this we have plenty of lug about.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Codling can appear anywhere so try fishing high water and the first ebb to see if you can get lucky?

Tailor Road 
Plenty of whiting about...the really big tides are easier to fish in this easy to get to venue.

Back of the boats
Should fish its 'socks off' by the weekend if we get the south westerly blows...look forward to plenty of cod.

Dungeness
The 'point' is very difficult to fish on a rising big spring tide, so try through low water...you will lose less gear! Wooden walkway we will have the same problem so try a falling tide. Behind the power station it is easier but after a blow watch out for weed...all this is worth the pain because these are the conditions that produce some cracking cod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These tides are made for these venues, as the south westerly backs off and the tide is rising...perfect, try 'cocktailing' with any shellfish washing in with lugworm for those hungry cod!

Jurys Gap
Mighty tides are good here as well on the rise, but with the sea defence constructions going on...access is a really difficult!

Boat fishing
Loads of codling around the 7lb class and bass, but with 'gin' clear water it has been very tough, lots of smoothound and thornback ray. but the forecast is great to stir up the water, plenty of south westerly wind, great tides next weekend if we can get afloat it is looking very good!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19th October 2015
Tides are easing this week with the shortest on Wednesday/Thursday then on the build for the 'biggies' at the end of the month. The good news after weeks of north easterly's the forecast is giving a south westerly blow during the week but back to a easterly wind for next weekend. Sea temperatures are still easing down now in the fourteens. It has been a bit of a whiting 'fest' loads of fish in the clear water, the cod are there they need a bit of encouragement, by the four boats gives you great access to deep water, space is a bit limited, after dark tends to be best.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
A bit of colour close in has encouraged a few codling inshore to chase the whiting better after dark.

Tailor Road
Still bass about on this east facing beach along with the whiting.

Back of the boats
It has been good fishing by the four boats (the new 'point'), these smaller tides will help from low water to high.

Dungeness
The 'wooden walkway' is another venue that's a lot easier on the smaller tides and easy to get too. The 'lookout tower' down to the 'boils' has been fishing well, with some double figure autumn bass being reported.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Shorter tides won’t hurt Dengemarsh, it will fish all tide round...for all species, we should see more codling showing up on lugworm and squid, lugworm and shellfish after a south westerly blow.

Jurys Gap
It is a great storm beach, not ideal on the smaller tides made extra difficult with the sea defence work.

Boat fishing 
Some great catches of cod and codling inshore depending on weather & tides on rough ground. Conger eel fishing should be good on the inshore wrecks but no one seems bothered, I'm told the wrecks are tailing off but with the weather it is really off the menu. The bad news is next weekend forecast is strong easterly winds!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 12th October 2015
Much better tides this week, should bring more codling about, bad news it looks like most the week the wind will be east by north going north later in the week. Sea temperatures sliding down as the autumn goes on, about 15 degrees, and with the forecasted wind direction it won’t get any warmer. Lugworm should be available in numbers this week but with so many piranhas (whiting) about it will be worth tipping off with cuttlefish.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Interesting conditions for these venues with the onshore wind giving some 'colour' in the water close in...better tides should see some more codling.

Tailor Road
Plenty of surf with the wind direction...still time for a big bass.

Back of the boats
Tough conditions try and find a gap in the wind...but could pay off with so many bass about.

Dungeness
The point is proving a challenge in the easterly wind...but if the wind swings as forecasted north westerly the ‘wooden walkway’ swings into action fishing below the shingle crest. We have in the last day or so had plenty of mackerel behind the power stations, this indicates how clear the water is, we could see more flatties and bass close in at the back of the surf.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Good tides, wind over your left shoulder could fish well for some late sole...but much easier fishing out of the worst of the wind.

Jurys Gap
Should fish well on the bigger tides...if you can a gap in the sea defence workings.

Boat fishing
The east north east wind has been making it very difficult to hold steady with wind over tide. Shame that the wind direction cancelled the Varne boat club cod open but hopefully they can find a fresh date. Still good bass on the wrecks and if the high pressure holds we will keep the clear water...if we can get afloat. Baits for cod on open ground like Kerton Road are the usual, lugworm, squid or cuttlefish.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 5th October 2015
The big tides last week were compromised by the north easterly winds, just showing how erratic the weather is, this week a ‘blow’ for the first three days followed by easterly winds for the weekend? Tides this week are poor so expect some bait problems, bottom tide on  Wednesday picking up for the weekend.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Next weekend with the easterly winds should give us some surf and a bit of ‘colour’ in the water...still bass about.

Tailor Road
Small tides...but this venue with a bit of surf should through up some autumn bass!

Back of the boats
Easier to fish with smaller tides but with some surf we should see some bass with the codling.

Dungeness
The ‘point’ should be fishable for most of the week, plenty of codling being reported (fairly close in) it all depends on the wind (for the fishermen not the fish). From the walkway down to behind the power station should fish...with so many codling about (and hopefully bigger fish) whiting ‘live bait’ rigs will be worth a go if you got a spare rod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Shorter tides won’t hurt Dengemarsh, it will fish all tide round...for all species, we should see more codling showing up on lugworm and squid.

Jurys Gap 
Always a chance of a decent fish but we still have ongoing problems with access.

Boat fishing
Kerton Road mark (or anywhere around the ‘point’) is going ‘up a gear’ with some bigger fish being reported, plenty of nice size codling and cod. The usual baits, lugworm, squid and cuttle fish will all do well. Most focus locally will be on the cod but other species are still about. The Varne Boat Club have their cod open on Sunday...but the bad news for them (and us) is easterly winds for the weekend!

Tony Hills
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                                                                                                                                                                   Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 28th September 2015
Well this week we have the ‘big one’ biggest tide in twenty five years...8.6m at Dungeness on Wednesday. Sea temperatures are slowly ‘ebbing’ down at the moment 16 degrees as the days shorten. Weather forecast is interesting with north easterly winds forecasted all week! Dry, clear skies should see some great surf in the east bay. Plenty of codling being reported on fresh (and frozen) lugworm tipped with squid!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
These venues should be brilliant with the big tides, coloured water and a bit of surf.

Tailor Road 
Worth a go for a late bass in the surf on a rising tide.

Back of the boats
Massive tides plenty of surf, should have plenty of fish...not so easy into a headwind.

Dungeness  
Fishing the ‘point’ with these tides could be difficult unless its low water, try fishing the ‘point’ venues through low water these tides will be too big on the rise. Should be easier behind the power stations...but don’t get ‘pinned’ to the shingle bund by the high water!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Superb tides for these locations, loads of fish about; let’s see some more bass and codling.

Jurys Gap 
Should be good with so much water movement.

Boat fishing
That’s what I call ‘tough’ plenty of quality fish being reported, plenty of codling at Kerton Road...and we have strong north easterly winds forecasted all week! If you can get out from Rye Harbour, you could fish the ‘switch house’ in the west bay! So keep some frozen squid and lug handy lets hope the weather people have got it wrong and we find a ‘weather window’?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21st September 2015
The autumn is heating up...not the weather...the fishing! Plenty of whiting, pouting bass and codling being reported, sea temperatures are slowly cooling, this week below seventeen degrees. Tides are building to the biggest tide in twenty five years (Wed 30 Sept) so depending on the weather we should see more codling about, bait except for the biggest tides could be a struggle so book don’t leave it to chance. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the rising tides after dark could be good for these venues.

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about great on the bigger tides.

Back of the boats 
If you can get past the whiting we should see more codling being reported on a rising tide.

Dungeness 
The ‘point’ will progressively be more ‘testing’ as the tides build, but from the ‘lookout tower’ down we should see some good fishing in the west bay...all the regular species, sadly we don’t seem to have many sole about. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the building tides these venues should fish well on a rising tide depending on the ‘firing times’ for Galloways...I expect more codling!

Jurys Gap
Reports of codling...and bass should be interesting on the big tides.

Boat fishing
Difficult launching times till the end of the week ( charter boats on the point can launch on a falling tide) but the fishing should be good...late wreck fishing plus black bream, inshore the codling should be showing on ‘East Roads’ and ‘Kerton Roads’ mark.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  14th September 2015
'Batten' down the hatches, we have some 'serious' weather coming during Tuesday to Thursday, this will 'rip' up the beach send loads of 'food' into the beach. Tides are cutting but stay a good size to the end of the week. With the wind direction being south west, south, and south west again this should give the fishing 'a shot in the arm'...and ring the 'dinner bell' even more loudly for the codling!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
We are getting regular reports of codling, with the weather forecast these venues should be fishable.

Tailor Road 
Great place on these wind directions, should find more bass and codling.

Back of the boats 
Should be interesting first part of the week, if you can stand up then improve rapidly just after the blows, more codling and bass are on the cards.

Dungeness 
Will be impossible to fish for the first half of the week, but as the wind drops the fishing should be really good,...these  are serious autumn storms and will 'rip out' the summer growth of weed, so we can expect this to wash in with all the shellfish etc. Remember the weed tends to be worse on a rising tide but easier on the drop. The whole of west bay should fish...once the wind drops.

Dengemarsh & Galloways  
After the storms the fishing should be stunning for a wide range of species...including codling.

Jurys Gap 
This is the time of year we expect to see bigger bass...should be right after the storms.

Boat Fishing  
We will be 'blown out' till the end of the week...if the wind moderates Kerton Road will see cod on rough ground, East Roads traditionally is the best spot for the early cod ...but with so many about you will have a lot of choice where to go. Bait back to squid, cuttle and lugworm.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing  7th September 2015
A bit of an Indian summer, with some warmer weather forecasted this week, sea temperatures have been in retreat currently about 17.5 degrees, with winds steady, mostly easterly. Plenty of species about and bait is holding up well, the big news is the continuous trickle of small codling ( 1 to 3lb) getting ready for the cod season, plenty of dogfish, whiting, pouting with the occasional small bass and sole plus the odd late summer surprise!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the odd codling showing close in...worth ago on a night tide.

Tailor Road 
Easterly winds forecasted...not strong but should give a bit of surf.

Back of the boats
Better tides around boats...easier fishing with shortening tides my favourite first flood or just after high...more codling with the dogs?

Dungeness
Easing tides gives us of holding bottom...and getting our tackle back! Cod fever is growing...at the moment we are at the raised temperature stage! The sole so far have been a disappointment, but let's see there is still time...from the lookout tower to behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Could see more mackerel with the easterly winds clearing the water, but these are great venues for all local species.

Jurys
Access is the ongoing problem but hopefully the sea defences will be finished this year!

Boat Fishing
Much easier tides for the wrecks as summer draws to close, ideal time for conger (one of the hardest fighting fish in the sea)...but cod fever draws ever closer, the problem could be the wind direction...easterly!

Tony Hills
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