Fishing Forecast





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 24th November 2014

The pace is picking up, better fish moving in from deep, three twenty+ fish being reported from inshore boat marks, and loads of codling on the beach. But we do need a blow to bring some more colour to the water, sea temperatures are dropping fast (as I write this 12.6)...the weather continues to be erratic! Tides this week continue to hold up, next weekend a bit on the small side but at least we will be able to hold on the ‘point’.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Depends on the wind direction, if we get a south easterly breeze pushing fish food into the beach, could fish very well on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about, if we get a bit of surf.

Back of the boats
It has been packed, plenty of all winter species showing, not the best of tides this week but it depends on the strength of the wind and its direction.

Dungeness
The weather is the key...we need a ‘blow’ to give some colour to the water, live baiting is favourite for a big cod, but the codling are not choosey! Smaller tides should ease the pressure on the lead...favourite spots will be the ‘boardwalk’ to the ‘lookout’ tower...it can fish all tide round.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
If we get a south westerly blow...you could ‘fill your boots’ otherwise wait till the following week for bigger tides.

Jurys Gap
Even more car park being fenced off for sea defence work, making access even more difficult...I think give this venue a miss until they pack up for the winter!

Boat fishing 
Good news at ‘Kerton Road’, with three twenty’s plus cod last week...full of promise, plus loads of codling! It is a bit of a ‘paradox’ we need bad weather to colour up the water but calm seas to get afloat, bait can vary on the day...plenty of lug, squid and 'cuttle', it pays to experiment!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17th November  2014
Tides are building this week, sea temperatures are slowly dropping (13.9 degrees today) but the weather is mild. This week is looking more settled, we can expect the beach to continue ‘outfishing’ the boats, at least bait should be a bit easier to get, loads of codling about with bigger whiting.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
More good reports from these venues, codling, bass, whiting and dabs, should get better with the building tides.

Tailor Road 
It has been ‘whiting city’ on this venue, but with the bigger tides next weekend, we could see some bigger fish.

Back of the boats
Easier conditions forecasted this week the wind direction could give a bit of surf, still plenty of bass about with the codling, try fishing low tide up at short range.

Dungeness
Light winds forecasted this week should bring all areas into play. The bad news, light winds equal clear water so better after dark, try ‘deep’ water, the ‘walkway’ down to the power stations at short or long range, baits worm with squid or try ‘cuttle’ to slow down the whiting, live bait is always an option.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Better tides for these venues but if the water clears try after dark fishing a rising night tide.

Jurys Gap
Limited access with the sea defence work, could be too calm.

Boat fishing 
It has been tough going on the boats, at least the weather forecast is good for later in the week with the better tides, but if the water clears to much it could bring the cod off the bottom to feed mid water...we will have to see...but not easy!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 10th November  2014
Great weather for fishing plenty of wind plenty of colour in the water, not so good for anglers, but great for the fish. This week the tides are much easier, the weather is still up and down, with plenty of bait about the fishing should continue to improve, sea temperatures continue to move down (about 14 degrees ) as winter approaches, smallest tides of the sequence next weekend ...with all the problems getting lugworm so experiment?

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Both these venues have been fishing very well worth a go if we get a lot of weather from the south west, lots of everything close in!

Tailor Road 
With the weather being a bit extreme Tailor Road car park has been a lifesaver over high water...so keep it in mind.

Back of the boats
For those hardy anglers who ‘toughed’ out the conditions plenty of fish being the reward. With the cutting tides it should still fish well just be careful of being ‘buried’ by the shingle and remember you don’t have to cast more than 60 metres to find fish.

Dungeness 
With cutting tides it will be making the ‘point’ easier to fish with a bit less tide run. Keep a ‘look out’ for a gap in the weather, this is the time of year a bigger cod could show, big baits for big fish or try a ‘live bait’ rig with so many whiting about! The west bay side from the ‘boardwalk’ down to the ‘walkway’ and on to the power stations and ‘diamond’ should fish very well for cod and bass if we get gaps in the weather!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of ‘colour’ in the water for these venues as I keep saying it’s finding a gap in the wind.

Jurys Gap
I have been told that the sea defence work is making access a bit tricky so we might have to wait till they suspend work for the winter.

Boat fishing
If we can get afloat the cod are there, I expect the fish to get bigger as they put on weight with so much colour in the water and food washing around it should keep the cod interested to stay inshore and feed. Take a range of baits to try and find the right combination.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 3rd November 2014 
The fishing continues to improve...we have two distinct threads the small codling (around 2 to 3lb) and a traditional run of bigger fish so far up to 14.5lb...very good at this time of the season, sea temperatures are still 15+ degrees, I put it down to the south westerly airflow keeping ‘colour’ in the water. Plenty of other species about the only concern is the amount of lugworm available? Massive tides next weekend (unusual for November) with the southerly wind (forecasted) it could be brilliant! Boats catches also are on the up with fish to 18lb this last week. We could have a ‘bumper’ year.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
A good week for these venues, ideal in southerly winds, tides towards the weekend have high water around midday and midnight...ideal.

Tailor Road
Being a bit more round the bay gives it a bit more of a north easterly view, great to get a bit of ‘relief’ from a strong south westerly. Because the east bay venues are ‘easy’ to fish...don’t neglect them they can produce some great fish!

Back of the boats
The favourite stretch of beach with protection in a south westerly ‘blow’ but being so popular = lost tackle! So be careful, don’t leave it to long, and use lead lifts to get off the bottom fast!

Dungeness
Massive tides for the ‘point’ so do as the ‘locals’ do fish it through low water, once you get passed the walkway heading towards the power stations the pressure of the current eases a bit, but remember it can be boosted by a south westerly ‘blow’! So at this time of the year you need to use heavier tackle...with the chance of a big cod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great venues with the spring tides and a south westerly wind to push the food in...it just depends on how much winds.

Jurys Gap 
Could be interesting, with the very big tides.

Boat fishing
Well the cod fishing is picking up, November is a key month, deep water off Dungeness, all we need is a break or two in the weather, so keep a lookout for those ‘weather windows’ between the south westerly ‘blows’...this is the time for big baits for those big fish!

Tony Hills  
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 27th October 2014
What a nice change with this ongoing south westerly air flow pushing food into the beach...but we need a bigger blow to stir things up, it is still early days for big fish, plenty of small codling about if you can get past the ‘piranhas’ (whiting). Lugworm this week will be in short supply, but we will do our best as the tides ‘cut’. Sea temperatures continue their ‘gentle’ decline about 15 degrees today.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
These venues have fished well, last week plenty of fish reported. We are due to a day of easterlies (Thursday?) this will give a bit of surf even with a small tide...worth a go.

Tailor Road
With the ‘point’ area full of cod hunters this venue can be really useful for a short session.

Back of the boats
This will be very popular if the wind gets up from the south west, should be good on a rising tide with plenty of whiting, dogfish and codling, be careful of getting snagged by rolling shingle or ‘old’ lost tackle...step up your gear with heavier line...you have been warned.

Dungeness 
If you want to fish the ‘point’... this week will be easier, with a bit less tidal flow due to the smaller tides next weekend, low tide at distance into very deep water for that dream cod. Depending on the wind strength the ‘walkway’ down to the ‘lookout’ tower and beyond to behind the power stations should fish well for all the winter species.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
If we get a bit of a ‘blow’ (possibly Saturday?) even with the small tides these venues should fish well from low water up.

Jurys Gap
Similar to above but fairly shallow would be better on a bigger tide fishing the rising water.

Boat fishing
Most people by now are fixated with cod...I feel it is still ‘early days’ this year but with the bonus of the explosion of small codling, the fish last week were still on the thin side...but after a few ton of whiting has been consumed they fill fatten up. Reports at the moment show the codling are being a bit finicky...so experiment...it is a bit early for a 10/0 pennel loaded with a couple of cuttlefish!...plenty of baits to try from lugworm, squid, bluey, mackerel and of course cuttlefish.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 20th October 2014
Great fishing already as the codling season gets off to a early start with plenty of fish about. Sea temperatures slowly drifting down to just over sixteen degrees, tides are starting to lengthen peaking on Sunday forecast for the week is good, with a series of south westerly blows we should have a big ‘stir up’ for Tuesday to keep the water ‘coloured’...it can only get better! PS. Don’t forget the clocks go back with the ending of ‘summer time’ next weekend.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better tides for these venues, with nice high tides after dark easier to fish in the strong south westerly winds.

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about, a great short session venue with the late high tides after dark.

Back of the boats
In spite of the ‘short’ tides the fishing has been very good, this week should only get better with more south westerly winds. Fishing low water up, but be careful of getting buried by the shingle when the tides running.

Dungeness
If you get a chance to fish the ‘point’ don’t forget its easier on a dropping tide, it also helps with the weed. Yes the boardwalk down to the ‘diamond’ should fish well but it all depends on how much wind you can handle.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Good evening high waters for these venues with building tides should see some ‘action’ with strong south westerly winds.

Jurys Gap
Still plenty of bass about mixed with the codling should be good on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Catches of cod inshore starting to improve, fish are a ‘skanky’...long thin, underfed but there is plenty of whiting for them to ambush in the ‘coloured’ water. We should see further improvement...and the weather is looking good...the usual baits of lugworm, squid, and cuttlefish appear to be working!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 13th October 2014
We have had a traditional start to October with south westerly blows working their way through. This has given a great start to the cod season. Another blow is forecasted to start the week running in to Tuesday. Tides this week are cutting the lowest being Friday, but I think the fish have moved in and now should stay (unlike last year) so fingers crossed that that the weather helps. Bait on the short tides will be difficult made worse if we get calm weather, so this year we all have a chance to catch a codling...so enjoy yourself.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
These venues are idea to start the week with a south westerly blow.

Tailor Road  
A great ‘hideaway’ in a south westerly gale.

Back of the boats  
This area has been fishing very well over the big tides, on a rising tide should continue to fish on the ‘neaps’, higher up towards point should fish well on the rise next weekend...hoping all the snags have been washed away by the gales?

Dungeness 
Easier to fish the point on smaller tides, weed could be a problem on the rise, the whole of beach from the point to behind the power stations should fish well.

Dengemarsh & Galloways  
Always worth a go on a dropping gale, with plenty of food washing in, I prefer to fish the rising spring tide but conditions are the ‘governor’

Jurys Gap 
Watch out for the sea defence construction work, still worth a go on a dropping blow.

Boat fishing
Lots of boats dashing about trying for an early cod session, poor so far, but it will improve, with plenty of small about. Not a good week for tides fishing over high water, no problem for the charter boats.

Tony Hills  
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 6th October 2014
The weather is looking good to stir things up. Strong south westerly winds forecasted for the first part of the week dropping away by Thursday, ideal conditions for the codling to move in. Tides are building peaking on Friday, big springs with high tides around lunchtime. Bait should be better (if we don’t get washed away), sea temperatures are still a warm 17.8 today...but this will start heading down with the weather.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Great tides this week and with strong south westerly winds these venues come into their own.

Tailor Road  
Again these tides suit this venue, still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats
Try fishing the low water up, it’s looking very good, the only problem could be the weed dragged out by the strong winds and big tides.

Dungeness 
Massive tides for the ‘point’, so be very careful, fish the deep water through low water to cut down the tackle losses. Easier from the lookout tower down to behind the power stations to the ‘diamond’ to fish the rising tide.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the weather forecast and the spring tides we could see some seriously good fishing, we hope to quite a few codling and bass about.

Jurys Gap 
Geat tides for this beach but be careful of the sea defences, space is a bit limited.

Boat fishing
When the weather has gone through it could be very good for next weekend the tides are a bit on the big side, but if you are fishing the ‘drop off’ you should see some cod moving in to feed on the bottom

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 29th September 2014
Well things are changing fast as autumn kicks in, more codling being reported if you can fight your way past the whiting reports coming in off loads of mackerel behind the power stations...codling and whiting on the same tide! Tides are cutting and the forecast (till Thursday) is light winds, we really need a good ‘stir up’ a south westerly blow but overall things are looking very promising!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Looks better towards the end of the week with some weather to give a bit of surf with high water creeping into dark.

Tailor Road  
Plenty of bass about, so you never know.

Back of the boats 
With the codling moving in, fish from low water up with worm baits tipped with cuttlefish to slow the whiting down.

Dungeness
With the short tides you can fish the point all tide round, so many species about, but remember its best after dark so at the end of the week with high tides are dark is looking very good. Light winds after dark close in should produce fish from the ‘point’ down to the ‘diamond’.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Not brilliant tides but after dark Dengemarsh comes in to its own; if we get a bit of a blow then Galloways could be interesting.  

Jurys Gap 
Not brilliant tides...depends on the weather (wind).

Boat fishing 
Codling are showing inshore in increasing numbers, but if you go further out still plenty of other species like bass and bream, and this is prime conger time...but you can almost feel the cod fever growing!

Tony Hills  
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 22nd September 2014
Still stuck in the north easterly airflow...but the forecast is looking positive we could see westerly winds by Wednesday, sea temperatures are still warm around 18+ degrees but with a bit more ‘colour’ in the water it will help the fishing. Tides building, peaking on Sunday, plenty of species about including codling, the only problem is getting bait on the short tides.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The fishing has been picking up, better tides end of the week.

Tailor Road
On the bigger tides with easterly winds should give you a nice bit of surf for a bass.

Back of the boats
Should fish well if the wind goes westerly from low water up.

Dungeness
As the tides build it becomes tougher to fish the point area on a rising tide; we need a ‘blow’ to get rid of the lost tackle! The ‘wooden’ walkway down to behind the stations has been fishing well and should only get better.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Good results from Dengemarsh and the bigger tides help Galloways, if we get a bit more colour this will help, fishing low water up.

Jurys Gap 
Great tides so worth a look with so many bass about.

Boat fishing
The weather is breaking up and the codling are moving inshore, plenty of black bream on the inshore wrecks, gurnard amongst other species lurking around the CS3 mark. Boats will still find plaice and small turbot. As the wind swings round to the west with dropping temperatures, break out the squid and cuttlefish...

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 15th September 2014
We have been locked in to a north easterly airflow giving us ‘gin’ clear water, plenty of small mackerel in the west bay in the lee of the wind but with the warm seas and water clarity its tough going in daylight. The wind is forecasted to go southerly towards the end of the week...but with a heat wave? After dark it has been much better with sole, bass...if you can get past the whiting! Tides are cutting with the lowest about Friday then building again...worm could be in short supply? We badly need a south westerly gale!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Been quiet...and I can’t see it changing with the small tides.

Tailor Road
Worth a go straight into the north easterly winds but as the week develops I would give it a miss.

Back of the Boats 
Should be a few bass about but it all depends on how much wind, as the tides get smaller try closer to the ‘point’ with the deeper water?

Dungeness 
Easier on the ‘point’ with smaller tides, but the fishing has been tough plagued with whiting as the sun goes down, still plenty of sole, dabs, eels and bass after dark! With a return to summer there has been plenty of small mackerel with the calm water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Poor tides for these venues but with sole still hanging on, plus the bass worth a go from low water up...Dengemarsh could be a bit crowded with the mackerel ‘bashers’.

Jurys Gap
Try from low water up for a bass but be careful of the sea defence work.

Boat fishing 
What a week...north easterly winds so boats staying ashore, the charter boys have been having turbot, bream and gurnard, if we can get afloat worth a go on the east roads banks to if the cod are moving in...time for a big bass?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 8th September 2014
We have high hopes with the big autumn tides building through the week, the biggest tides of the year...but the weather is not playing fair with the forecast of north easterly winds, link this with rising sea temperatures has put autumn on hold...so this week’s daylight target is bass. After dark it is a different world with many species moving into inshore to feed, most popular baits continue to be worms tipped with some form of fish.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With such massive tides these venues linked with an onshore breeze should bring some bass into the beach.

Tailor Road
This could be interesting on a rising, three up one down...looking for a big bass.

Back of the boats
Low water will be very ‘low’ with the big tides but with the surf we could find some very big bass. this is the time of year one can turn up.

Dungeness
Don’t try and fish the rising tide point try fishing the dropping tide through low water, behind the station should be good after dark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the equinox tides should see great fishing on a rising tide...anything could turn up.

Jurys Gap
As above fish from low water, be careful of getting in the way of the sea defence work but you should have plenty of room.

Boat fishing
Plenty of black bream and gurnard about, and as I have said before we should have some good conger fishing...but these big tides (biggest tides of the year) it is going tough holding bottom, and then to rub salt into the wound the wind is forecasted to the east northeast!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 1st September 2014
This is a really interesting time of year anything could turn up sea temperatures are a fraction up on last week but it will vary day to day with the weather. Tides are dropping to Thursday then building again. Plenty of bass being reported, along with whiting, flatties plus...a few codling to around four pound! Baits, worms (lug & rag) squid and sandeel will do the trick. Keep an eye on the weather with high pressure building the wind will back round to the north east.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Later in the week the wind will be onshore should see more bass on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
Tides a bit small till the weekend, then we have evening high waters should be better.

Back of the boats 
The weather forecast is for the wind to back round north east from mid week, this should give a ‘good’ bass surf for this venue.

Dungeness
This week the point should fish for all species through low water, getting warmer hopefully more sole with flounder behind the power stations.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
As the tides build for next weekend these venues should fish well for all species the main target for bass.

Jurys Gap
Next weekend should be good with the big tides, remember park in the Broomhill car park.

Boat fishing
Looking better fishing weather beginning of the week, it all depends on how long the wind stays in the north east, it would be worth a go at the east roads bank to see if the codling are moving in off the wrecks, you don’t need heavy gear yet, plenty of species about, don’t forget this is ideal conger time with a bit of lovely fresh mackerel...before we get fixated with the cod.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 25th August 2014
I just checked the sea temperature (Folkestone buoy) today 17.6 degrees that’s a drop of 2.5 degrees from two weeks ago...combine this with the cooling land temperatures gives it a feeling of autumn...codling, yes I know it’s still August but it feels like autumn...and hey fish don’t read tide tables and check weather forecasts! Tides are building a good size all week, more species have returned to the beach with the ‘breakdown’ in the weather, so things are looking up!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Try the rising tide, best after dark, if we get a bit of surf should see a few bass.

Tailor Road
Ideal for bit of late evening fishing, we are reaching the change of seasons early so anything could turn up?

Back of the boats
Lovely tides if you don’t mind a late night, plenty of species, bass, dogs, flatties on the rising tide...and maybe a few codling? I know it’s early but...

Dungeness 
Big tides for the point so fish it on the drop through low water, worth a go at long range for a decent fish, or close in for a bass. Fishing a rising tide from the lookout tower down, should see more flatties, plenty of bass down to the Diamond. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Better tides for these venues, no firing for the last five days of the month at Galloways, should be good on the rise for a bass.

Jurys Gap
Again good tides, the only concern is the sea defence works might restrict the beach, you might have to fish the ‘Broomhill’ end.

Boat fishing
Plenty of black bream, loads of codling on the inshore wrecks, soon to move onto rough ground. With the dropping sea temperatures, spoilt for choice, ideal time for a conger. 

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18th August 2014
Well we had plenty of bass last week with fish (3) reported to 12lb 8oz. The weather is still variable with a touch of autumn in the air; the fishing should just get better. Tides this week are fairly small, but we have a south westerly airflow to give a nice bit of surf in the west bay. Bait could be in short supply with the small tides so it will pay to book.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
The best bet for these venues will be to fish the rising tide as it gets dark with a late high water, ideal for an evening session.

Tailor Road
With these smaller tides, it wouldn’t be my first choice...unless we get a strong south westerly blow.

Back of the boats
This depends on how much wind we get from the south west but with small tides at least we will have plenty of water...and hopefully less weed.

Dungeness
Worth a crack at the point, try fishing tide down at range...you never know what could turn up, with this weather plenty of surf...hopefully the weed will ease up.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
These venues have been performing well for bass, but with the shorter tides sole will be more the target, but any of the summer species could turn up including the odd black bream. Fish the rising tide from low water.

Jurys Gap 
Another ‘hot spot’ venue with the low water surf for bass...but this could be compromised by the building of the sea defences starting last week.

Boat fishing
Sadly the dinghies fishing has been affected by the breezy weather, charter boats have got out between the blows, plenty of black bream being reported. You can feel autumn in the air, it won’t be long before we will be out there hunting codling!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 11th August 2014
What a difference in a week...the weather has broken; remember wind makes fish, so for the first part of the week we should see more bass and as it calms down even more sole. Massive tides, the biggest this year so far so plenty of water movement bait should get a bit easier with the bigger tides.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
I think that the big tides give venues like these an edge, you can get some relief from the south westerly wind...yes you are limited by the tide but anything can turn up.

Tailor Road
Even more protection from the south westerly wind, could see some bass coming out on the rising tide.

Back of the boats
It will be interesting to see if these unseasonal gales have an effect on the shingle that is interfering with the beach. Traditionally this stretch of beach produces a few cod...well it’s not October...the weather might be deceiving it’s still warm...but fish don’t read weather forecasts or tide tables...so you never know!

Dungeness 
With the big tides for the first half of the week, the only way you could fish the ‘point’ would be at low water, as the week goes on and the tides ease and the weather settles anywhere from the ‘lookout’ tower down to the diamond could produce bass and sole.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
We are heading towards the autumn...make no mistake we could see some very big bass about, the best so far this week 12lb 6oz.

Jurys Gap 
With big tides as the wind drops should produce some bass from low water to lugworm.

Boat fishing
When the wind drops towards the end of the week the boats should be out to ‘fill their boots’ on the black bream plenty being reported, more codling on the inshore wrecks. Out towards the CS3 some good gurnard, further out on the ‘banks’ plaice and turbot. Not so popular now days but nothing gives you a ‘work out’ like a big conger.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 4th August 2014
Quieter tides this week but what effects the fishing is the wind and cloud cover, the last couple of days have seen more sole being reported if we get more breeze we should see more bass. We are so weather dependant, in the calm weather we could find more mackerel finding their way to the beach. The big concern is the availability of fresh lugworm, in these hot conditions lugworm is very hard to gather but ragworm fishes just as well.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
It has been very quiet at this of the beach with few anglers about. But these locations are superb fishing a rising tide at dusk...and so easy to access.

Tailor Road 
Not many anglers about in the August heat but Tailor is worth a go in the evening on a rising tide.

Back of the boats
With the growth in shingle, I think we need a good onshore breeze to bring the bass in.

Dungeness
Easier tides should bring the ‘point’ into play for the first part of the week, next weekend as the tides build, fish from the ‘lookout’ tower to behind the power stations these have been the ‘hot spot’ for the sole and bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Next weekend these venues have high tides after dark, it all depends on the weather what we need is an onshore breeze.

Jurys Gap
Been quiet this week but next weekend is looking good to fish a rising tide from low water through to dark.

Boat fishing
Not many mackerel about but try skinny bits of squid for black bream fished over wrecks and rough ground. Still plenty of plaice being reported from the offshore banks with quite a few anglers chasing ‘turbot’s’ as well. On the inshore wrecks codling are the target offshore wrecks the bass, lots of choice!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 28th July 2014
The heat continues to build with sea warmer than it has been for years, today 19.5 degrees, bass have held up well, plenty of fish about to four and a half pounds...but not much else in daylight, mackerel are about, not in big numbers so far but it could be this week it gets better. Sole after dark if you can fight your way through the whiting. Bait is in short supply so if you are going fishing you will need to book it.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
If we get an onshore breeze, a bit of surf would help, my favourite time would be dusk on a rising tide for a bass.

Tailor Road 
Plenty of bass & eels reported, I guess it will be more of the same this week.

Back of the boats
Anywhere around the point should produce mackerel of an evening, bass on the rising tide, a bit of surf would help.

Dungeness
Big tides for the ‘point’ try fishing low water first flood, the ‘walkway’ for mackerel of an evening, the lookout tower travelling down to the ‘diamond’ would be my choice after dark for a sole and bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Good tides for these venues with the water heating up you should get a few bass on a rising tide. Reports in today are of large shoals of mackerel moving in?

Jurys Gap
Nice tides fish the rising tide up from low water for bass...and with the warm water looking for a few black bream.

Boat fishing
Great weather just to be afloat, nice tides all week with lunchtime high waters, worth a go for smoothounds and pack tope inside the ‘ships’, black bream over rough ground bass and codling on the wrecks, still plenty of plaice on the banks, more mackerel in the bay for bait.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21st July 2014
Wow some tropical weather, prior to the hot sun the fishing was good for bass and sole then in the hot sun the fishing died...but during the storms last night more mackerel being reported from the ‘point’ area, it might be bad weather but stormy weather is better for the fishing. Tides fairly small most the week building to the weekend so bait could be in short supply, airflow mostly east northeast...and hot.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Smaller tides but a onshore breeze will help with the bass.

Tailor Road 
Better surf with the wind in your face, bass and eels most likely.

Back of the boats
The stormy weather should help stir things up with a moderate north easterly airflow should bring more bass to the beach.

Dungeness
Easier tides for the first part of the week, so you can fish the point on a rising tide but next weekend could be a challenge, the ‘walkway’  and ‘lookout’ tower should be good, behind the power stations would be my choice for a sole with plenty of bass about, it’s a long walk to the ‘Diamond’ but should be worth it.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
I prefer bigger tides for these venues so later in the week would be my choice for the bass on a rising tide, but lucky for fishermen...fish don’t read tide tables? Fish from low water first flood on the rising tide at Galloways, Dengemarsh can fish well on the ebb for the flatties.

Jurys Gap
With the water getting warmer and warmer we should start getting reports of black bream at low water along with the bass.

Boat fishing 
Reports going much to form, plaice on the ‘bullock’ bank, codling on the wrecks, but this time of the year anything can turn up. Should see more black bream being reported, but the wind this week could be a problem being onshore, lunchtime high water later in the week makes for easier fishing.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 14th July 2014
With erratic weather sea temperatures have dropped back to under eighteen degrees...still warm, paradoxically it has improved the beach fishing with a bit of colour after a blow. We have a real mixture on the beach with the main species targeted being bass and sole...plenty of each have been showing. Lugworm has also improved a bit with the variable weather.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Very big tides for the first part of the week, ideal for these venues, afternoon high tides perfect for these venues.

Tailor Road 
Plenty of bass and eels about, with these big tides better still.

Back of the boats
Some good bass have been showing, like the rest of the east bay the spring tides will help.

Dungeness 
These tides will be a struggle to fish the ‘point’ unless it’s low water...and we are due some very low waters, but towards the end of the week tides will get easier, hopefully with more sole behind the power stations and down to the ‘diamond’.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
As we say it all depends on the weather, wind direction can be ‘key’ to the fishing, but big spring tides are ideal with more water movement to wash the food into the beach. Wade out and fish from low tide up...the bass are there.

Jurys Gap
Further down the west bay this venue is an enormous storm beach...plenty of bass to lugworm.

Boat fishing
Plenty of plaice on the ‘bullock’ bank, as the tides start to cut towards the end of the week you should find plenty of bass & codling on the wrecks. Don’t neglct inshore with plenty of fish in both bays...if we get some calm weather it would be worth fishing for black bream. More mackerel being reported...try a fresh mackerel flapper for a conger!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 7th July 2014
Wow...the sea is really getting warm 18.8 degrees today at Folkestone buoy, plenty of unusual summer fish starting to show, mackerel are in short supply as far as numbers go but the ‘steady’ trickle continues to show. The problem with the heat is bait, it could get very hard...just our luck with plenty of fish about, watch out for the ‘may water’ making a return with the heat. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Rising tides all this week, if we get a bit of surf we should see more bass on the bigger tides more thornback rays.

Tailor Road 
This venues best friend is a strong sea breeze, we should see more eels (protected) with the bass on the last of the rising tide

Back of the boats
Depends on the weather (and the water colour) with a surf plenty of bass about, be careful not easy to fish on the very big tides unless around low water.

Dungeness 
First part of the week you can still fish the ‘point’ and ‘walkway’ but as the tides build behind the power stations is the best bet with bass in daylight and more sole after dark.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The building tides are great for these venues, link this with the warm water...who knows what could turn up...I would love to see some more big hounds say hello!

Jurys Gap
With such warm water...will we see more black bream, the big tides should really help.

Boat fishing
The big tides at the end of the weak will make it tough to drift...not easy, so the first part of the weak would be best if you want to try the wrecks. Reports of ‘may water’ coming back is a concern but with such heat in the water I’m not surprised...black bream, if its calm would be my choice over rough ground...great little fighters!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 30th June 2014
It is one of those strange weeks where the ebbing tides hold up all the week. The sea temperatures are soaring up (17.6 degrees today at the Folkestone buoy) to put this into context it’s about three degrees above the last twelve year average for June. With all the good weather it’s no surprise that we have had a dramatic increase of warm water summer species on the beach. It’s a long time ago (if ever) I have had so many black bream reported in June, along with red gurnard its unusual if the weather continues to be good we should see more of these summer visitors. The only concern is how many lugworm will be available?

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Plenty of bass, depending on the wind direction, all the usual summer species including the possibility of more thornback ray.

Tailor Road
Tides not so good this week but if we get a bit of wind with east in it, this should bring more bass in.

Back of the boats
Not massive tides so it gives us the chance to fish a bit lighter for those bass.

Dungeness 
Easier tides for the point, except for the bass you have to say night will fish better, keep it fairly short to try and avoid the crabs. Going down behind the power stations we should get more flatfish with sole after dark, plenty of bass about, so it depends on the wind direction.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These venues were superb last week but the tides are a bit suspect, if we get the surf more bass will appear, if calm plaice in daylight, sole after dark.

Jurys Gap
We should see more bass and eels on the rising tide, better with a bit of surf.

Boat fishing 
As usual it depends on how much wind we get...can we get afloat, the early morning sea breeze can get quite strong. More plaice and turbot should appear on the banks, drifting inside the CS3 should be easier with the smaller tides. The same goes for the wrecks you will get a longer drifts (depending on the wind). Inshore more black bream, ‘hounds’ and mackerel...so enjoy the weather.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 23rd June 2014
Glorious weather...but not so good for the fishing...wind makes fish; the forecast for next week is mostly north easterly with a little bit of a ‘rattle’ enough to give a little bit of surf in the east bay. The sea is around 16 degrees, warm so we are now in full summer mode, outside a few bass the fishing tends to be better after dark and on building tides, bait can be tricky with the hot weather so it pays to book. More sole than usual with a mixture of species including some nice place. As for mackerel we are getting a trickle but you never know?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Small bass in daylight, more species after dark...but beware the piranhas (whiting).

Tailor Road 
Looking good this week with building tides and a bit of surf for bass.

Back of the boats
The ‘may water’ has eased of, and some surf should push some bass in, try a whole squid or sand eel for some explosive action.

Dungeness
Should fish well from the boards down to behind the station for a sole plus other flatfish, a bass can turn up at any state of the tide...would be worth trying a small whiting live bait close in for a bigger fish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Building tides up to next weekend should give these venues a lift try over high tide and the drop at Dengemarsh, Galloways first flood and the rising tide.

Jurys Gap
The big tides should give this venue a bit of ‘punch’ from low water up, all summer species can be taken on worm or crab.

Boat fishing
Now that the May water has eased the wrecks should fish better with the added bonus of more bass after spawning, more black bream will be moving in to their summer haunts. Plenty of plaice on the banks and as the water warms I expect more turbot to be reported...the only drawback is a lack of mackerel for fresh bait.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 16th June 2014
Good news the ‘may water’ is easing and the water is beginning to clear, sea temperatures are rising to around 16.5 degrees but should slow down with the forecast this week of north easterly (high pressure) breeze. Tides are cutting this week to a low of 6.4 metres next Sunday, fishing has been good with bass and flatties, and first reports this summer of black bream in the west bay, and lugworm could be in short supply this weekend with the tides and high pressure. More reports from the beach of mackerel in the west bay...not loads but a steady trickle.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
North easterly winds give a little bit of surf...better after dark, in daylight a few school bass.

Tailor Road
Spot on wind direction for this venue tides are easing as the week goes on so early in the week should give you more of a chance.

Back of the boats
With the water clearing...a bit of surf should help with the bass everything else will be better after dark.

Dungeness
Smaller tides will help on the ‘point’ and board walk (ideal evening mackerel fishing) for mixed species, down behind the station should see more flatties and bass with the clearing water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Not the best tides for these venues but Dengemarsh could come alive with flatties and we have had reports of black bream in the west bay.

Jurys Gap
Noted black bream venue at low water and plenty of school bass on the rising tide.

Boat fishing 
Some superb plaice fishing on the banks, still plenty of thornbacks in the bay, with the water clearing and easing tides should find more bass, Pollack and bass on the wrecks. Rough ground should start producing black bream, inshore banks for smoothounds on crab.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 9th June 2014
Hot or what...sea temperatures are over 16 degrees, tides are rising this week peaking next Sunday. Still lots of ‘may water’ about but it’s a pain barrier we have to go through, lots of bass about and a mixture of flatfish. Better (bigger) tides should help; when the water clears we should see the mackerel return.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the ‘may water’ bigger tides will help, bass on the rise and thornbacks at range on the big tides at the weekend.

Tailor Road
Lots of small fish being reported should get better with the rising tide sequence.

Back of the boats 
Bass are the main target, still ‘pesky’ small whiting and postage stamps (dabs) close in the bigger tides will we hope bring some bigger fish in.

Dungeness
Mixed reports coming from around the point to behind the power stations, showing how erratic the fishing has been. I fancy behind the station from low water up for a bass, when the water clears we should see more mackerel.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Should see more founder and plaice along with the bass...next weekend the tides will be perfect.

Jurys Gap
Low water up should see plenty of bass on lugworm.

Boat fishing
Its tough playing ‘lucky dip’ with the ‘may water’ out on the wrecks, but the good news is growing number of reports of plaice out on the banks...not just there...also plaice in both bays, lugworm and ragworm both work. With the rapidly rising sea temperatures we should start seeing some black bream on rough ground. Still getting reports of thornback in the east bay, top baits ‘bluey’ and herring.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 2nd June 2014
More ‘may weed’ on the beaches but it is patchy, the good news, we have plenty of fish, mostly small, bass are about in good numbers. This week bait could be difficult as the tides are cutting, the weather is still unsettled but the sea is so warm (14.5 degrees) so could see more mackerel.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of fish about, mostly small...there is always a chance of something bigger bass, dogfish and thornbacks.

Tailor Road 
Keep an eye on the weather...if we get a bit of surf we should see more bass.

Back of the boats 
Plenty of fish about, bass and dogfish the main targets but some flatties as well fish from low water up.

Dungeness
Easier tides for the ‘point’ lots of small fish, but you could if we get a bit of surf find a codling along with a bass. The wooden walkway over high tide and dusk is favourite for mackerel, down behind the power stations from low water for a bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Should see more flatties and bass, Dengemarsh is favourite location for mackerel over high water if we get a calm spell.

Jurys Gap
A bit of south westerly surf, fish the rising tide with lugworm for a few bass.

Boat fishing
Charter boats are having to do a bit of ‘seek and thou might find’ from wreck to wreck to find the odd Pollack and codling...this will get better as the ‘may water’ eases. More plaice being reported on the ‘bullock’ bank as well as turbot. Besides worm baits for the plaice, don’t neglect the ‘magic’ of a fresh strip of mackerel for most species.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 26th May 2014
Erratic weather, but once we get past Monday...the weather forecast is to get dryer and warmer with the wind coming all round the compass! Sea is warming rapidly 14 degrees in May?  Tides rising all week peaking on Saturday...good times for beach and boat, the big question is the ‘may water’, a bit has appeared on the beach but not much yet...plenty out on the boats in the deep but it is patchy, this week’s key species bass.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Reports coming in are bass, dogfish and whiting...with the bigger tides this week we could see more smoothounds.

Tailor Road
Great tides should bring more bass on the rise to lugworm.

Back of the boats
More and more bass being reported and I expect dogfish, whiting and flounder to be about, the weather this week should help the mackerel to appear around high water on the ‘point’.

Dungeness
With a change in the weather (from Monday) it will be interesting to what happens, the dominant species is bass...and there should be plenty of them. As you move down behind the power stations again bass are the target, but we could see more mackerel this week.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
More bass showing as well as flounder, if the water clears more plaice and smoothound...much better tides this week.

Jurys Gap  
Low water up for an early summer bass on lugworm.

Boat fishing 
The problem with boat fishing is...can you get afloat, and when the weather ‘plays ball’ are there any fish about and then just as it all starts coming together...’may water’! But fishermen are optimists; we live in hope rather than expectation. This week the tides are great, and more summer fish are coming out to play...well do you feel lucky?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19th May 2014
Well summer is hear, plenty of mackerel about the sea temperature is rapidly rising (13.5 degrees as I write this), this brings its own challenges...’may’ water, the algae bloom that happens every year as the sea heats up...when the algae dies it turns into a brown sticky mess...the good news...once it has gone through we will be back to normal. Smaller tides this week but the forecast is for a bit of wet and windy midweek but staying warm so bass will be on the menu.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
We are getting reports of small bass and smoothounds as well as hordes of whiting, lugworm tipped with squid or bluey should work.

Tailor Road  
Plenty of small bass being reported on the rising tide, again lugworm works fine.

Back of the boats  
Lots of small fish about, a real mixture plus some big dogfish, traditionally a rising tide about dusk is best for mackerel.

Dungeness
Always a bit of a gamble this time of year, the deep water always gives you a chance of something unusual turning up, better (easier) tides to fish the ‘point’ area, but the locations I think will fish are from the ‘walkway’ down to behind the station, besides the mackerel we should see more plaice moving in to join the bass.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
We still have lots of doggies about but now being joined by young smoothounds, if the water stays clear this will help the plaice as they put on weight. Fish first flood for a bass as the tide runs in.

Jurys Gap
Plenty of bass should be around inshore on a rising tide, lugworm is the bait.

Boat fishing
Just as the weather settles and the sun comes out the fishing gets a bit tougher...you can’t have it always, ‘may’ water is on the rise, this is a ‘pain’ barrier we have to go through, once it has cleared and we get back to ‘black’ water the wreck fishing should improve. There are plenty of fish on the bottom so the choice is yours, with mackerel about it takes some beating as a bait to fish on the bottom.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district commencing 12th May 2014
Well in spite of the current weather the sea temperatures are continuing to rise, now over 12 degrees. The weather forecast this week is better, warmer and less windy, tides are building this week peaking next Saturday. The breeze has brought plenty of bass in, when the water clears and calms we should see more mackerel coming close to the beach chasing the fry.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better tides this week should see more fish moving in, bass and smooth hounds will be the target.

Tailor Road
Bigger tides give more water movement, we should see more bass.

Back of the boats 
Plenty of bass, dogfish to fish baits with squid and sandeel being favourite.

Dungeness
With the wind dropping out and tides building, try the ‘point’ at low water, mackerel over high water, down behind the stations more flatties should show as well as bass, worth trying a frozen sandeel on the ‘roll’.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Much better tides for these venues, all the summer species moving in early with the warm seas...try a bit of crab for a smooth hound.

Jurys Gap
Nice tides, fish from low water up for the school bass on worm.

Boat fishing
The forecast is looking good mid week with calm seas forecasted, tide times are ideal for a early morning trip. Plenty of early fish on the wrecks, codling, Pollack and bass, spoilt for choice with more species moving in, smooth hounds, gurnard and plaice.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 5th May 2014
We have warm seas, plenty of fish, but for next week we have a change in the weather, the forecast is for strong south westerly winds, this should be great for bass, plenty of surf as the food gets washed in. Short tides this week means that the ‘point’ comes into play...but be warned bait will be in short supply.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Short tides but the weather will help try fish bait for a bass, thornback and smooth hound on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
Yes the bass are in, reports are good, short tides but the wind will help.

Back of the boats
Should find bass from low water up, plenty of other species...I hope you like dogfish?

Dungeness
Smaller tides will ease the pull on the ‘point’, a real mix of species about with more summer species making an appearance, plenty of surf (if the forecast is right) should help bring on the bass from the ‘walkway’ right down to the ‘diamond’, top baits, whole squid close in or sandeel further out.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
More bass appearing at Dengemarsh along with the flatfish, try sandeel at Galloways through low water for a bass.

Jurys Gap
Not the best tides for this beach but if we get a stiff south westerly this should ‘perk  up’ bass activity.

Boat fishing 
Plenty of fish about, the neaps can fish even better than the springs...more time on the drift. The CS3 mark is nice and easy drifting the ‘landward’ side for plaice and other species. Inshore we still have thornbacks and the ‘east roads’ can produce some nice hounds...just keep an eye on the weather.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 28th April 2014
With typical April weather, sunshine and showers the sea temperatures are pushing up towards 12 degrees. Strong tides this week, ideal times for beach and boats. The changing seasons, we have had our first mackerel reported (on the boats) so we are on our way. The beach at this time is normally a bit tough but this year we have loads of fish, mostly small except the doggies, we are still waiting for the bass fishing to kick off...maybe this week? Top baits, the usual worms and squid, peeler crab and sandeel.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Great tides for these venues, plenty of small stuff, dogs and the possibility of rays at distance...bit of surf should produce a few bass.

Tailor Road
I’ve heard of a few bass coming out on the tide...but this could be the week the tides are ideal.

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish about but will the bass show, try from low water on the flood, and thirty yards out.

Dungeness 
Big tides for the ‘point’ so fish it through low water, more choice from the ‘look out’ tower down the forecasted weather behind the stations this week is calm...should clear the water, maybe a few more plaice, if the water clear maybe a few mackerel on the ‘point’.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Better tides for these venues, with some sun on the sands should warm the water hopefully more plaice and bass.

Jurys Gap
An even bigger ‘storm’ beach fish from low water up should see more bass.

Boat fishing
Some good catches last week, this week could be even better with big high tides around lunchtime...plenty of water movement, lots of fish on the wrecks and plenty of wrecks to choose from. Now that mackerel are about gives you a fresh bait option for a bass. Inshore plaice and rays, usual bait worms and sand eels...enjoy it while you can...’may water’ could be on the way.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21st April 2014
Still going through the change as the sea continues to warm (over 11 degrees) fishing a bit ‘all over the place’ but that is down to the changeable weather. Crabs have their annual moult well underway (so early) more plaice starting to show and we should see more bass. The beach has been better fishing than the boats with the changeable weather, if it settles it could get very warm. Best baits worms, but bluey is getting plenty of interest. Cutting tides this week...but not two small making the ‘point’ worth a visit.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Smaller tides but still worth a look for a ray or bass over high water, short or long.

Tailor Road
Much to my surprise not many bass being reported, but it depends on the weather and anglers.

Back of the boats
Some small bass, dogfish, whiting and flatties on the rising tide but the beach has still to ‘sought itself out’ after the winter storms.

Dungeness
Easier tides to fish the ‘point’ (depending on the weather), should be productive all down the west bay to the ‘diamond’ with more plaice, flounders and we except bass, worm baits tipped with crab would be my choice.

Dengemarsh & Galloways  
These venues are very popular for the plaice but all species can turn up but as the seas continue to warm we hope for more bass on the flood.

Jurys Gap
A great big storm beach with bass the main target using worm baits from low water up.

Boat fishing
Lots of boats have been ranging far and wide, trying various wrecks for a few Pollack (best last week about 10lb) codling and bass as well. Thornback rays in the bay as well as plaice (both bays) but it’s not easy at this time of year with the erratic weather and the threat of ‘may’ water.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 14th April 2014
It’s a real mixture out there with so many species being recorded...winter, summer all mixed up, nothing would surprise me. The sea temperature is rising nicely hitting 11 degrees, tides a good size all week with lunchtime high waters. With settled weather things are looking good. One catch of interest a thornback ray in the DAA competition at Littlestone wall...as I said nothing would surprise me.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Much better tides this week with more thornbacks a possibility on fish baits.

Tailor Road
Bigger tides will help bring the bass in to the beach if we get an easterly wind a bit more surf will help.

Back of the boats
Plenty of fish, try for a bass from low water on the rising tide, plenty of dogfish being reported.

Dungeness
Tides a bit strong to fish the point except a falling tide through low water, from the walkway down to the power station should produce a range of species on worm baits, from the ‘diamond’ down if the water clears we should see a lot more plaice.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the clearing water plaice should move back to the beach along with more bass, great tides the ideal sizes for these venues.

Jurys Gap
The bass are about, try worm baits from low water up.

Boat fishing
Warm seas for the time of year this has brought the wrecks on, more Pollack, codling and bass being reported on ‘artificial’ eels. Plenty of thornbacks down the bay as well as more plaice moving in. Lovely tides and not much wind forecasted.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 7th April 2014
Summers coming early we are already in double figures as far as sea temperatures are concerned, summer species are starting to show. Plenty of plaice and more bass are making an appearance. The weather calms down from Tuesday and with the ‘dead’ tides the flatties should be about in the west bay, or if you like some ‘spotty’ entertainment Dungeness has plenty of dogfish. Fresh bait with these tides will be hard to come by so it pays to book.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Quiet tides but warming up, could be worth a go for a ray on a sand eel wrapped in ‘bluey’, Littlestone should have more bass about as well as flatties.

Tailor Road
More bass are being reported but the tides are a bit small this week for this venue.

Back of the boats 
It has been fishing well for all species but with neap tides I fancy the dogfish.

Dungeness
Fishing the ‘point’ is so much easier with the small tides, being calmer from Tuesday it should fish well from flatties from the ‘walkway’ down to the ‘diamond’

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Well the plaice turned up last week on time, once the wind has eased back from Tuesday we should be in ‘flattie’ heaven. We also have a bonus of Galloways being open all week; whist the MOD put new kit into the range.

Jurys Gap 
Should see more bass about, as well as flatties on worm baits.

Boat fishing
We have had the first reports of Pollack as well as codling and bass on the wrecks...summer really is coming, the bad news that will mean ‘may water’ with sea temperatures running two degrees above average, as the winds ease from Tuesday it should be good, neap tides give you more time over a wreck so enjoy yourselves before the ‘may water’ appears?

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle




Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 31st March 2014
Mmmm...Lovely weather forecast...well at least for the first part of the week, with big tides, warm seas. The clocks going forward...it really does feel like spring. Loads of fish about...I have never seen so many baby codling on the beach, next winter could be extraordinary. I’m a bit surprised that we haven’t had more bass reported, but we have everything else, with more flounder and plaice moving in. Bait, as usual worms are favourite but I have to say those dogfish love the ‘unwashed’ squid.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
I fished Pirate Springs last night...plenty of fish mostly undersized except for the dogfish...but those codling are growing fast! Best time appears to be that ‘golden’ hour just after high water.

Tailor Road
With the big tides worth a go for a spring bass...other species should appear around high water.

Back of the boats
After the storms we have had some amazing shingle formations to fish from but the fish are still there.

Dungeness
With the big tides at the beginning of the week the ‘point’ will be hard going except on a falling tide, from the walkway down to the ‘diamond’ should fish very well...plenty of flatfish moving in if you can get past the whiting and rockling.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh has been fishing really well but we are still waiting on the plaice. Galloways range is open all week, certainly worth a go from low water with these big tides.

Jurys Gap
The big tides work for this venue with so much water movement; worth a go on the rising tide for a bass...it is only a matter of time.

Boat fishing
Plenty of thornback in the bay, still some big cod on rough ground...only a matter of time before the water clears and the wrecks come into play, in the meantime people are whizzing out towards the ‘banks’ hunting for an early plaice. Worm baits for the plaice, bluey for the thornbacks...beware of using squid...unless you love dogfish?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 24th March 2014
Well spring has sprung and the weather is a bit erratic, we still have loads of baby codling...bodes well for the future...knee deep in dogfish. With high sea temperatures it won’t be long till we see the first crabs move inshore to moult...followed by lots of bass...we hope! If as forecasted the winds backs north easterly this will clear the water and we should see more plaice at Dengemarsh.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Have been fishing well just over high water, I expect more codling to be caught and maybe a thornback or two at Pirate springs...worth giving a bit of ‘bluey’ a go.

Tailor Road
With so few anglers about I have no reports of bass being caught...but it won’t be long.

Back of the boats
Plenty of codling and dogfish about along with some good big dabs, worth trying close in for an early bass...anything could turn up...it’s that time of year.

Dungeness
Smaller tides first part of the week this makes the point favourite, towards the weekend as the tides grow the lookout tower to behind the power stations down to the ‘Diamond’ would be the best choice.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the water clearing it should be plaice time at Dengemarsh, fish from low water up.

Jurys Gap
With the warm water and crabs ‘stirring’, try from low tide up for a bass.

Boat fishing 
Lots of thornbacks about, with lighter northerly winds some boats will be tempted to try out a few wrecks, to see if the water is clear enough to give ‘artificials’ a go, plaice will moving in as the water is warming up. This is a ‘crossover’ time of year...with lots to choose from...as usual it’s down to the weather (wind), the good news...the days are getting longer.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17th March 2014
A return to wet and windy weather mid week with ‘good’ sized tides were looking at more traditional spring weather. Loads of fish about, mostly juvenile...but you never know what might turn up. Still loads of small codling as well as ‘baby’ dogfish. The commercial boats have had loads of codling and are starting to plunder the sole as they make their way to the shore from the banks. Be careful, bait has been in short supply so please book to avoid disappointment.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With a change in the weather forecasted, these venues give you a comfortable options, any tide over seven metres should be good fishing three up one down.

Tailor Road
With all the small fish about its surprising no sign of the bass yet at this venue...this could be the week.

Back of the boats
The wind is due to go west southwest again, so this location gives you a way of getting out of the weather, be careful of the beach with so many storms it has played havoc with the shingle.

Dungeness
With the change in the weather there is a chance that we could get the better quality codling moving into the beach on the back of the ‘blows’, tides will be fairly strong so you will need seven to eight ounces of lead.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of surf should give plenty of ‘colour’ in the water not so good for the plaice but will help with the codling, fish the rising tide for the best of it.

Jurys Gap 
Surprising that we have had no bass reported last week but this bit of weather should help.

Boat fishing
Could be a bit ‘lumpy’ this week for the fast fishing dinghies but the charter boats should be OK, plenty of thornback about as well as codling, if calm some boats will try for plaice on the banks. The water is still a bit ‘dirty’ for the wrecks and this weather won’t help. Baits, ‘bluey’ squid and worms for the plaice.


Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 10th March 2014
The weather this week is looking good...warm seas (9.2 degrees today) plenty of sun, short tides should clear the water, this should bring some plaice inshore, if the wind goes north easterly (high pressure) should give a bit of surf behind the boats for a odd bass. I have no idea how long the ‘baby’ cod will be with us but as I write this I’m still getting reports coming in!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
These venues has been fishing well but with a change in the weather we will have to see what happens, short tides should give you longer in the water.

Tailor Road
If we get the north easterly winds (straight onshore at this venue) could see more bass about.

Back of the boats
This is the first forecast of easterly winds since mid December; with the warm water we should find more bass moving in to feed so it will be worth keeping it short.

Dungeness
With calm seas, dead tides, clearing water, it will be worth a flattie hunt with more plaice showing, if the forecast holds good the wind will be on your back from the south side of the point to behind the power stations...all worth a go.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These locations are ideal for plaice fishing low water up with attracter rigs and a bit of worm.

Jurys Gap 
Similar to above but with a few more bass.

Boat fishing
Plenty of codling in the bay, thornbacks as well plus the odd bass, I expect if we could get out to the ‘banks’ we would find a few early (thin) plaice moving in. Normally we would have to wait for the water to clear (say April) to try the wrecks, but this year is a bit weird with sea temperatures two degrees above average so after a few days as the seas start to clear...go for it.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 3rd March 2014
The beginning of March with the seas two degrees above average it must be spring, plenty of fish about, packs of dogfish, hordes of codling, plenty of flatfish, the fishing has been good for the time of year. The tides are massive at the beginning of the week easing back to the neaps next weekend. Weather comes in like a lion on Monday out like a lamb next weekend and very sunny in between...yes that’s the forecast!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With ‘monster’ tides early in the week these venues are great for a four hour session over high water.

Tailor Road
Keep an eye on the weather, next weekend the forecast is easterly, a nice bit of surf could bring some bass in.

Back of the boats
As the tides ease during the week we could see some spring bass starting to show along with codling and dogfish on a rising tide.

Dungeness
Imposable for the first couple of days with south westerly gales, massive tides, but the forecast from midweek, calmer, should clear the water...great for the flatties from the walkway to the diamond, bait lug or rag tipped with shellfish.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
As we get deeper into the week, if we get the easterly winds...ideal to clear the water should bring some flounder and plaice to the beach on a rising tide.

Jurys Gap
As we go into spring it would be worth a go on a rising tide for a few spring bass.

Boat fishing
Still cod and codling about to lug and squid inshore, thornback on ‘bluey’, if the sea fines away could be worth a trip out to the bullock for a few early plaice...bit early for the wrecks we have to wait till the water clears.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 24th February 2014
It’s so warm, sea and air it feels like spring...I have to keep pinching myself it’s February. The fishing for the time of the year is as good as it gets, Codling, bass, dabs, flounder, rockling and of course whiting plus ‘monster’ dogfish and a few early plaice...but the ongoing gales are a problem try and find a weather window!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Short tides this week but with the ongoing south westerly gales at least it’s fishable.

Tailor Road 
First part of the week more south westerly gales...maybe a few bass.

Back of the boats
Next weekend the forecast is light winds backing north east, ideal for a little bit of surf...codling and bass?

Dungeness
Massive tides at the weekend so try fishing the point through low water, as the water drops clear could be very interesting for all species. The ‘boards’, ‘lookout’ tower and down to the ‘diamond’ this could be the first time since December that we could have some clear water...if the weather forecast is right, should improve the flattie, bass fishing.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Next weekend with these spring tides, clearing seas, warm water, this should bring in more flounder and plaice...it is looking very good, worm and shellfish cocktails.

Jurys Gap
Next weekend, wind on your back, fish a rising tide, should be a few spring bass about.

Boat fishing
It’s looking really good for next weekend, if the weather is right calm seas with clearing water...yes the tides are enormous but they don’t always pull through, returning cod after spawning looking for a good feed, thornbacks moving inshore, bass and plaice about, let’s hope the forecast is right!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17th February 2014
Well it looks like the weather is due to relent...at last...with plenty of fish about it looks like we can resume fishing with some confidence, tides are good all week the shortest are on Sunday, when we have the ‘Dab World Championship’...funny enough dabs have been in short supply but we have lots of flounder, dogfish, baby cod, bass and of course whiting being reported. Bait could be a problem...well it is February?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Good tides, easing winds...worth a go at long range with a bit of ‘bluey’ you could find a thornback!

Tailor Road
With so much of a stir-up we could find some early bass as the rising tide hits the shingle.

Back of the boats
At last with the lighter winds we can handle the surf, all the species should be about.

Dungeness
Tides still a bit big to fish a rising tide on the ‘point’ the drop would be easier, the wooden walkway and the lookout tower should be worth a go for the flatfish, behind the power stations to the ‘diamond’ should produce some bass and codling in the murky water.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These venues have been unfishable in the storms now at last we can have a go, Dengemarsh is always worth a go fishing low water up with worm cocktails, could produce some early plaice.

Jurys Gap
Low water fishing the rising tide (it should be calm enough this week) using worm baits.

Boat fishing
At last some quiet weather on the cards...codling, bass and thornback are target species if we can get past the whiting and dogfish! Further out early Pollack on the wrecks and plaice on the banks...we could be spoilt for choice!

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 10th February 2014
With all this battering from the weather very few have gone fishing, beach or boat...this has given the fish a real holiday, they must think it’s spring with sea temperatures reaching a ‘barmy’ 8.8 degrees. But with so few reports I have got my ‘wigi board’ out to forecast the future...with the dab world championship postponed till the 23rd it could be time to find a gap in the weather between the blows, plenty of surf...anyone for bass?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the rising tides this week, away from the storms but with plenty of surf on a rising tide, all the usual species...and a few bass?

Tailor Road
Fishable in even a force eight from the south west, ideal for a short session...three up one down.

Back of the boats
With the extreme weather you can hide out but beware the scouring wave action you will need ounces to hold bottom!

Dungeness
Plenty of fish about but you will have to find a ‘weather window’ to fish the west bay. Nice tides building towards the weekend, current forecast gives a break in the wind for Tuesday and Wednesday...and then...you guessed it more wind!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
If it drops below force five from the south west...it’s just about fishable, I expect it will two coloured for flatfish but ideal for codling and bass.

Jurys Gap
Monday or Tuesday on a rising tide...or let’s see next week.

Boat fishing 
The sea is warmer than last week! But you have to feel sorry for the charter boats it has been tough. I’m sure that there is plenty of fish out there but getting afloat is the problem. Ideal tides with lunchtime high waters next weekend, with a few cod, thornbacks to go for, if we can find a weather window?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 3rd February 2014
What a battering, south west gales one after the other marching through, but in between the blows there has been plenty of fish, whiting, dabs, codling, dogfish with the odd flounder, rockling, bass and plaice! Bait can be a problem so it pays to check. The big event next Sunday ‘The Dab world Championship’ booking in at the Pilot.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Fishing very well loads of species, ideal to get out the worst of the weather from the south west.

Tailor Road
With monster winds forecast and your desperate to ‘wet a line’ give this venue a go fishing from half tide up, faces east by north ideal on a south westerly gale.

Back of the boats
Easier to fish on the ‘cutting’ tides, fishing from low water up, wouldn’t be surprised to see a few bass come out along with the codling and dabs.

Dungeness
If we can find a gap in the weather the smaller tides will help, with a big surf you risk get buried by the shingle so don’t leave it out to long. The ‘walkway’ and the ‘look out’ tower and behind the power stations will fish well...if the weather gives us a break!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Dengemarsh if the wind drops out can fish well the back end of winter with flounder and early plaice.

Jurys Gap
Could be some early bass on a rising tide?

Boat fishing
More cod about, thornbacks inshore, so bluey is worth a go giving a better scent trail in the coloured water. If the weather gets better or we can find a gap plaice could be on the menu. If the weather ever settles the wrecks should start filling up, the sea is still above average 8.3 degrees.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle


Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 27th January 2014
The weather is still mild, wet and windy; the sea is still 8.9 degrees...weird...if I didn’t know better I would have said it feels like spring! Plenty of small fish about whiting and dabs with some better dabs along with the odd flounder dogfish small bass and codling. Bait is erratic but lug tipped a bit of fish is favourite. Massive tides at the end of the week...you have been warned!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice fishing out of the wind after dark through high water best.

Tailor Road 
A bit more round facing east with a bit of north, very popular for its early season bass fishing...spring is coming.

Back of the boats
Very popular this winter with the continuous south by south westerly gales...more forecasted the early part of the week better next weekend, plenty of dabs and all the usual species, worm baits are favourite.

Dungeness 
With the massive tides at the end of the week could be worth a look through low tide otherwise check the wind, behind the power stations should produce some good flatties, but be careful of the shingle bund on the big tides.

Dengemarsh & Galloways  
Lovely tides for these venues, fishing low tide up...if we get the right weather.

Jurys Gap 
Massive tides next weekend should be interesting on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Things have got a bit better with more cod about (returning from spawning?), thornbacks on bluey loads of whiting and dogfish, try more fish baits but single lug works too. but it has been tough going it can only get better!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 20th January 2014
The south westerly winds keep blowing keeping the sea temperature around nine degrees. The tides this week are cutting, but not to small ...ideal for dabs, we should find more flounder showing ...we live in hope of a few more codling but it won’t be long till we get more bass back. Worm baits fresh or frozen, rag can pick out the better flatties so enjoy the fishing it won’t be long before winter bites!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Afternoon high tides target dabs with worm baits tipped with shellfish for flounder.

Tailor Road
With the continuous south westerly winds this venue gives you a place to fish albeit for about four hours.

Back of the boats
Fishable in a south westerly gale should be OK on these smaller tides, the deeper water should produce the bigger fish.

Dungeness
The smaller tides will give us more choice of where to fish depending on the strength of the wind. My top choice for dabs would be in front of the old coastguard lookout tower.

Dengemarsh & Galloways                                                                                                                 Dengemarsh from low tide up can be very good fishing into the dark, can be a real ‘dab ally’.

Jurys Gap 
Beginning of the week calm conditions nice to fish the rising tide.

Boat fishing 
Not much improvement, whiting, dogfish, and the odd codling, the VBC have their cod open reserve tomorrow (Sunday) let’s hope they get lucky. Worth a go for a thornback on ‘bluey’ it won’t be long till we will be chasing bass on the wrecks and plaice on the banks.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 13th January 2014
Well we are now in full dab season, plenty of good sized fish coming out! Sea temperatures are a warm 9.5 degrees...to put this in context this is about 2 degrees warmer than usual. The tides this week are building peaking at the weekend at a ‘fishable’ 7.4 metres. Bait should get easier as the week goes on, but lug worms have been in short supply, it will pay to book.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides this week with high tides at the weekend around 12.o.clock, all the winter species about.

Tailor Road
The short session venue on a rising tide...I think with the weather you could catch bass!

Back of the boats
Plenty of small fish at close range on a rising tide, ideal for a break from the south westerly winds, if we get some surf maybe a few bass.

Dungeness
These tides are the smaller set of ‘springs’ but you will still need to fish the ‘point’ on the drop, from the walkway down to the lookout tower and beyond will depend on the weather...how much wind we get...the forecast for next weekend is flat calm...at the moment?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh is great for flatties, we should see more flounder start to show, worm baits tipped with shellfish or sprat.

Jurys Gap
Next weekend is looking good on a rising tide as long as we don’t get a hard frost on the sands at low water to chill the water.

Boat fishing
Fishing has continued to be a bit slow unless you a great fan of dogfish. We have a few thornbacks starting to show, but it depends on the weather. The VBC has its reserve date cod open on Sunday if the weather is kind it will be interesting to see what gets caught!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 6th January 2014
Well what lovely October weather with sea temperatures back to nine degrees matching air temperatures you have to say its weird weather. The fishing in spite of what’s happening above has been good, plenty of dabs, bigger whiting the odd dogfish, flounder, codling and quite a few bass? Bait, lugworm could be in short supply so it’s best to order.

Pirate Springs & Littlestone
The classic short stint venues, with the prevailing south westerly winds it makes for easier fishing, all winter species will be about.

Tailor Road  
With bass still about, worth a go with lugworm on the rising tide as it hits the shingle.

Back of the boats
This has been the ‘hideout’ venue from the extreme weather, with the ‘cutting’ tides it will be easier to fish, the classic lugworm (or rag) tipped with squid fished on the rising tide.

Dungeness
It has been tough on the big tides with the wind to fish the ‘point’, shorter tides will make things easier if we get a gap in the weather. Down behind the power stations should be good for dabs but it depends on the wind.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great storm beaches, better on the rising tide sequence than ‘cutting’ but a pleasure to fish,  hard work with wind beyond a force five. As most of the shallow beaches round here they fish better low water up, worm baits tipped with shellfish is favourite for the flatties.

Jurys Gap
It has been horrendous with the weather but the bass will be there just hope for a drop in the wind.

Boat fishing
What can I say, the year is starting as the last one finished...very tough...just to get afloat! Fish being reported on rough ground are mainly whiting and dogfish, local anglers are very disappointed with the lack of cod...but you never know you have to be in it to win it!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 30th December 2013
As the year comes to an end, I have to say I can’t remember such a jump in sea temperatures as this week, the Folkestone buoy is giving 10.1 degrees up nearly two degrees from last week! Weird weather...just like October...and we got more coming this week, loads of food in the water...loads of colour and now with a rising tide sequence (big springs by the end of the week) gives us a good chance of some decent fishing, bait (fresh lugworm) is in very short supply in spite of the bigger tides. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the bigger tides and strong south westerly winds these venues are ideal for a four hour session.

Tailor Road
Away from the south western winds with the bigger tides fish three up one down.

Back of the boats 
With the continuing south westerly wind flow you can fish in the strong winds on a rising tide, you don’t need distance lugworm tipped with squid at forty to sixty metres will catch fish. 

Dungeness
You will have to choose your moments...a gap in the weather, fish the tide down through low water, just be careful don’t leave it out to long...otherwise you could get buried.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The MOD are not firing this week so Galloways will be open, just keep an eye on the weather, Dengemarsh has been fishing well, watch out for the ‘loose’ shingle in the car park area, don’t get stuck.

Jurys Gap
Can be good fishing on a rising tide but with the strong south westerly winds it could be just too rough.

Boat fishing
The fishing has been tough but the weather has been tougher...just to get afloat, with the bigger tides this week, high waters are around lunchtime, plenty of colour in the water so we are hoping to find some big cod on the bottom. All baits can work on the day so take a variety and see what works.

Happy New Year to you all.

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle

Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 23rd December 2013
Well merry Christmas to you all...and let’s hope you get a ‘fishy’ present! If you like wet and windy this is the week for you...but mild! Fishing has been difficult (a bit like the bait) but this ‘sudden’ south westerly airflow has rejuvenated the beach fishing with lots of small codling being reported, so look out for a ‘weather window’ to get down to the beach. The ranges at Lydd are closed till the new year so Galloways will be open to fisherman...I’ve pencilled in Christmas day morning. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Short tides but with the bad weather these venues will be fishable.

Tailor Road  
For a short seasonal fish over high water out of the wind.

Back of the boats
The place to be to get out of the wind (you can fish up to a south west force eight) it could be busy but I deal for ‘Boxing day’

Dungeness 
Short tides make it a bit easier and you have the bonus...the chance of a really big fish. Try and find a gap in the weather and launch big bait sixty yards. Plenty of dabs around if you have a second rod, to fish the East bay down to the ‘diamond’ depends how much wind you can handle.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Dengemarsh has been fishing well for codling this last week so when the wind moderates you are spoilt for choice with Galloways open for the holidays!

Jurys Gap
Could be tough going with the weather forecast and the short tides.

Boat fishing
It’s a battle to just get afloat; I hope with this massive stir up to get a few cod on the bottom...it’s not too late. Early thornbacks should start to show on bluey if we can find a gap in the weather. For the dinghy’s who launch on a rising tide it will be fishing in the dark, easier for the ‘charters’ up the ‘ness’ who can launch on a falling tide.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 16th December 2013
The fishing was poor last week...ever since that ‘surge’ followed by high pressure...now we a strong south westerly air flow plus better tides let’s hope this does the trick. The only species on the up last week were dabs (the best reported this week 1lb 1oz). It has been a weird year so don’t write of the cod just yet...let’s see what happens this week.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
With strong south westerly winds and better tides, first half of the week, try an evening session.

Tailor Road
Sheltered location, as above should be good for a three one down early in the week.

Back of the boats
Could get busy, but it should fish well from low tide up with plenty of colour in the water we should find plenty of colour in the water.

Dungeness
I fished the point on Saturday night in a gusty force eight...I wouldn’t recommend it on a rising tide, if you really want to bash your brains out fish through low water...always a chance of a big surprise! Good tides this week with lunchtime high waters, plenty of colour in the water but from the walkway down to the ‘diamond’ you will have to find a gap in the weather.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Better tides and great surf...if you can handle the wind, fish the rising tide and you never know.

Jurys Gap
With dabs moving about in big number try the rising tide with lugworm.

Boat fishing
It hasn’t got any better but the ‘colour’ in the water will be a big help in forcing the cod down to the sea bed...I still think it’s all to play for, my theory is that the cod have been chasing pelagic fish mid water...let’s hope I’m right. If you get bored chasing cod could be worth a go with a bit of ‘bluey’ for an early thornback.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 9th December 2013
With the strange goings on this week...surges, choked tides, temperatures all over the place when I just checked the sea temperatures at the Folkestone buoy 8.7 degrees...no change from last week. But the fishing has been good plenty of big whiting and dabs and a ‘conveyor belt’ of codling and I don’t think we are done yet!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Smaller tides this week with evening high waters, worth a go on a rising tide with lugworm.

Tailor Road
Get away from the crowds for a nice four hour session.

Back of the boats
The weather this week is pretty steady, mild southerly winds...ideal for this venue fishing low water up and you could get lucky.

Dungeness 
Easier tides this week for the point fishing through the dropping tide, depending on the wind strength some nice surf, try from low water up, should fish well from the walkway to the diamond. Live baiting with whiting in the clear water has been the ‘sure thing’ technique, if you got two rods it’s worth a go.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Lovely forecast for these venues, ideal with a bit of surf, again try from low water up, lug at range or big cocktails closer in.

Jurys Gap
This surf beach from low water up, worth a chuck at range with lugworm.

Boat fishing
It has been hard going, one or two big cod but not many ‘big hits’ but if I’m right we still have time for things to get better tides to early till we get to the weekend...if you get desperate and the water is clear try a sprat on a slider down the line to fish mid water...you never know?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 2nd December 2013
The water is cooling down fast to around 8 degrees, as the cold starts to bite the fishing has picked up. This last week the beach has out fished the boats as the cod move inshore to feed on the whiting. The tides this week are massive five tides of 8.1 metres peaking on the early hours of Friday, the good news with high tides falling around lunchtime and midnight helps beach and boat alike. As the fish roe up big baits are favourite.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Great tides for these shallow tidal venues, east facing they can handle a strong north westerly wind, all winter species can turn up.

Tailor Road 
A bit more round the bay and a bit more open but the big tides should be interesting.

Back of the boats
Should find some big surf ‘kicking up’ with the weather forecast, best from low water up.

Dungeness
Scary tides this week, fish the ‘point’ through low water for a cod...big baits for big fish. With the forecasted wind direction it should be easier from the ‘walkway’ down to the power stations frontage. With the wind we should find more colour in the water let’s hope it brings a few more big cod in, big baits...lug, squid or cuttle.
  
Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the wind on your back easy fishing all tide round at Dengemarsh, fish the rising tide at Galloways, should be interesting with these ‘monster’ tides.

Jurys Gap 
Try the rising tide, besides the usual species we could still find a few bass.

Boat fishing
Last week was not good as far as cod goes, I think they have been feeding on herring (or sprat) mid water making ‘bottom’ fishing difficult, things can only get better. This week we have massive tides so it could be tough holding bottom, big baits can be tricky as they create a lot of drag, with these big tides short snoods should help.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 25th November 2013
Temperatures are still dropping, heading into single figures ( 9.9 degrees) the wind forecast for the week is north going west, Ideal for Dungeness. Tides this week are building from Tuesday...something for everybody. The good news is that besides monster whiting we are getting more cod being reported, so big baits on big hooks and if the water ‘drops’ clear try a ‘live bait’ rig.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
As the week goes on we have lovely evening high tides in the dark, don’t worry all the species can be caught...and plenty of space.

Tailor Road  
Another venue with surf in a north easterly wind, great for a short session.

Back of the boats
Reports coming in are telling me that is a bit ‘snaggy’ till we get another ‘blow’ heading from the ‘boats’ to the point, be careful don’t leave it to long and use lead lifts.

Dungeness
With these ‘dead’ tides you can fish the point...and hold bottom, easier fishing from the wooden walkway to the lookout tower and on to the ‘diamond’...less snaggy, remember big baits for big fish...if we get some surf just be patient landing a big fish, top cod baits, lugworm, squid and cuttle.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh has been a bit slow, better after a south westerly blow as would be Galloways, great storm beaches...best low water up.

Jurys Gap
At least you have plenty of space, all the usual species, try fishing the rising tide.

Boat fishing
The cod season is in full swing, still a bit erratic but things are picking up...more quality fish being reported, as always it’s down to the weather, can we get afloat...tides are either to late or two early for the dinghies, not so bad for charter boats but short tides can fish. Take plenty of bait...you wouldn’t to run out.

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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18th November 2013
Now we are heading for the big chill...sea temperatures are ‘hurtling’ down to 11 degrees...feels right for cod? Cutting tides this week, bait could be a problem next weekend. So break out your thermals...but it could be worth it, plenty of all species about, all baits work the most popular are worm baits and squid closely followed by cuttlefish.

Pirate Springs and Littlestone 
Good venues for a short session check out the wind direction...north westerly or north easterly winds give nice surf to stir the food up on a rising tide.

Tailor Road
If you have problems walking, this is the place for you, free parking, toilets and a wooden walkway to high water, great for bass in the spring but this time of year anything can turn up.

Back of the boats
If the forecast holds expect some northerly winds to north easterly  this should build some surf and colour up the water bringing in some food to the beach, if we get a blow from the south west it will ‘pump’ food around the point...remember don’t cast too far or leave it out to long.

Dungeness 
The point will be easier to fish with the smaller tides and if the forecast is right it will be more pleasant behind the power stations but as the tide gets smaller the wooden walkway comes into play with the more depth of water, big baits for big fish, cuttle to withstand the whiting.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh was ‘hammered’ by the last ‘blow’ and the car park covered in shingle it is being repaired but be careful not to get stuck...but it is great fishing, Galloways I prefer to fish on spring tides.

Jurys Gap
On a rising tide anything could turn up, famous for its bass fishing ideal with worm baits.

Boat fishing
It’s been difficult you feel it’s all a bit out of balance, some great cod being caught but it has been erratic, the north easterly wind won’t help getting afloat. All baits can work on the day but cuttlefish is getting to be a ‘cult’ bait, further out still plenty of fish but we are still in the grip of cod fever!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 11th November 2013
Well the weather has not got much better...plenty of wet! Sea temperatures continue to head south now about 13 degrees, the forecast for the week is much of the same with a calm spell forecasted for next weekend (it can all change). Tides are growing from Monday right through the week. More codling being reported but the dominant species is still whiting with bass, dogfish, dabs and flounder also being reported! Bait everything works for whiting, lugworm being most popular but if we get northerly winds with high pressure next weekend fresh lug will be in short supply.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Evening high tides give you the best chance, three up one down for a session all species are possible...and plenty of room.

Tailor Road
Again this week good for a four hour session evening session, still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats
After the storm we hope the weed has worked its way through, try fishing the rising tide from low water, yes we have had many ‘false dawns’ with the cod...but they will show, let’s hope this will be the week, until the day enjoy the whiting?

Dungeness
Your best chance will be to fish the point on a falling tide and if the wind backs fish the flooding tide from the walkway to the ‘Diamond’, as for bait worm ‘cocktailed’ with squid or cuttle.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
After a ‘blow’ these are superb venues...timing is everything; fish the rising tide till high water.

Jurys Gap
As above find a gap in the weather and fish the tide in.

Boat fishing
Some great cod fish being caught...but no numbers, boats are ‘creeping’ out between the blows but we are still waiting to go up a gear, as for bait take a variety...you never know what will work. I’m sure there is some great fishing further out but cod fever is in full swing.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district  for week commencing 4th November 2013
This is a traditional autumn...wet and windy! The sea temperature has dropped back to 14 degrees, but great fishing...loads of bass, decent sized whiting and some ‘chunky’ dabs. We are still waiting for cod in numbers to hit the beach, some big fish on the boats but not in quantity...not yet! Plenty of free food washing in but the ‘smart money’ is on the cod chasing herring mid water in the bay. Massive tides for the beginning of the week cutting from Thursday easing back towards the weekend, most popular baits, worm cocktails with squid or with cuttlefish or shellfish.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
These venues can be great for a short session on a rising tide after dark out of the weather if we have a westerly gale.

Tailor Road
This is again a good ‘bad weather’ venue on a rising tide, at the moment good for bass and whiting.

Back of the boats
Still loads of whiting, plenty of bass, dabs and the odd codling the beach has been ‘scoured’ by the storms...watch out for weed on a rising tide as it washes up the channel on the long shore drift.

Dungeness
Don’t try fishing the ‘point’ on a rising tide better to fish it on the drop, at least you will be able to hold bottom. With the south westerly ‘blows’ running in it has made it a bit rough on the west bay side, the walkway, lookout tower, behind the power stations...tough conditions so it pays to watch the weather... but the fishing can be spectacular?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These storm beaches really live up to their names with this weather, if you can get out between the blows they can really fish...classic bait worm squid cocktails.

Jurys Gap 
In the storms we should still find plenty of bass on a rising tide.

Boat fishing
Some ‘decent’ fish have been reported but you have to say it’s been a bit patchy...early days for the cod but with warm water and plenty of herring about I think the cod are ‘lunching’ elsewhere? As for baits go prepared, any bait can work on the day...arm yourself with squid, cuttle, lug and mackerel/bluey...you just don’t know which will work?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 28th October 2013
Talk about ‘weird’ weather...the sea temperature has just gone back up to 15 degrees, no wonder the fish are confused? The forecast as I write this is for a major autumnal storm tomorrow this will give the sea bed a bit of a stir up...but will it bring the cod to the beaches in numbers?...they are out there but we are still in bass mode...the best autumn bass fishing I can remember...if you can get past the whiting. The tides this week are rising peaking early next week at 8.1 metres...it’s looking good. Try a bit of ‘beach combing’ plenty of ‘free’ bait washing in after a blow!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Depending on the wind direction these locations can be ‘hidden gems’ on a rising tide all the usual species can show.

Tailor road
With the extreme weather this venue makes a good ‘bolt hole’ should keep producing bass till the first frosts.

Back of the boats 
Whiting city...loads of fish, plenty of bass and dogfish on a rising tide...and maybe cod?

Dungeness
Much better tides, and in the weather windows plenty of ‘colour’ on a rising tide, just keep an eye on the weather, the ‘point’ at low water is always a challenge, my favourite location the old coastguard lookout tower fishing the rising tide looking for a cod.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
After a storm we can expect loads of food washing in to the beach, try fishing low water up!

Jurys Gap
Great storm beach should still be good for bass...until the weather cools.

Boat fishing
It has been a bit patchy some good early hits on the cod but erratic with sea temperature all over the place it produces a confused picture, with such strong winds its tough finding a gap to get afloat. It pays to take a range of baits to stimulate the cod...it can only get better!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21st October 2013
Sea temperatures heading ‘south’ now in the fourteens link that with a forecasted steady south westerly blow we should find the cod action ‘hotting up’! Tides are cutting so the end of the week we could find bait problems (fresh gutted local lugworms) next weekend so best to order.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of ‘coloured’ water pushing down the bay with these south-westerly winds; on a rising tide we should all the usual species but after dark would be best.

Tailor Road
Always worth a go on a rising tides, still plenty of bass about.

Back of the boats
The forecasted winds will make this venue the place to be, a fair surf pushing around the point, the shorter tides will help by giving more ‘water’ to fish, still plenty of bass about and a growing number of codling.

Dungeness 
Short tides next weekend will make the point more fishable but it will be depend on the weather. The same goes for the ‘walkway’ and the lookout tower these venues should fish well if we get a break in the weather.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great venues, classic storm beaches fishes very well in a big surf...but if you can’t stand up difficult, so keep an eye on the weather, as for bait the traditional lug and squid cocktail is favourite.

Jurys Gap
Another great beach fishing from low tide if the wind is not to strong.

Boat fishing 
Strong winds are frustrating the boats as the cod move inshore to fatten up, plenty of fish about...all we need is the right weather to get afloat, less complicated fishing, just ‘nail’ your bait to the sea bed. On the day any of the baits can work, lug, squid, cuttle or bluey. Short tides next week that means back in the dark but the fishing should be worth it.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 14th October 2013
Come on down...the sea temperature has dropped another degree heading down to 15 degrees. The weather is breaking up with regular storms coming through this plus the drop in temperatures should bring the cod in...but where are they? But the consensus is that we are running a bit late this year...so watch this space! Tides are building this week, peaking this coming weekend. Top baits, worms and squid...razorfish after a storm?

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of bass about in daylight on a rising tide, other species better after dark.

Tailor Road
Nice tides at the end of the week, as above plenty of bass in daylight.

Back of the boats
Big tides at the weekend depending on the wind direction this could be the place to be. Fish the rising tide from low water up.

Dungeness
Massive tides, so anywhere near the ‘point’ fish a falling tide through low water...codling? Gets easier as you go down behind the power stations, but it all depends on the wind direction...to much surf or not enough?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these storm beaches, fish from low water for the bass and from half tide up for everything else.

Jurys Gap 
With so many bass around try from low water up.

Boat fishing 
Well we are on our marks, cod are starting to be reported from Kerton Road mark...it’s been a slow start but let’s see what these big tides bring this weekend...the only problem will be the weather and trying to find a ‘window’ to get out in? Plenty of big tope out there I have been told could be worth a go around the CS3 mark. Boats still heading out to the banks chasing turbot etc, top baits, the usual squid, cuttle and worm but don’t forget mackerel and bluey?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 7th October 2013
The big news is that bass are about in large numbers...not so much the codling but plenty of good sized bass. The sea temperature is still around 16 degrees but the weather forecast is very interesting...we have a strong northerly blow for Thursday and Friday this could give a big surf behind the boats...ideal for a few bass, whiting live bait has been proved to sort out some of the bigger fish.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The forecasted northerly blow could produce a few bass on these marks in the surf.

Tailor Road
The tides are a bit small but the weather could come to the rescue if the forecast is right.

Back of the boats
Shorter tides this week but if we get the wind from the north this will give us a ‘cracking’ bass surf, fish low tide up.

Dungeness
Shorter tides will make it easier to hold bottom around the point area from the walkway down to behind the power stations, should get more flatties if you can get past the whiting. Try a big bait or live bait close in for a bass or codling.

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Plenty of bass at low water could fish very well in the ‘offshore’ northerly blow from low water.

Jurys Gap
Stormy conditions suit the bass, fish from low water up.

Boat fishing
Fewer cod than expected but it is early days, after the mid week blow the weather is forecasted to settle and back south westerly, giving plenty of choices, smaller tides will help. With so many species about you would be wise to take a range of baits and see what works.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 30th September 2013
Well as we head into October, we are ‘itching’ to get at the codling. We have a little southerly blow forecasted for Thursday with the better tides it could do the trick...but it won’t be long. All things being equal we should see more worm about after the short tides famine, but don’t trust to luck. The biggest tide will be next Monday (7 Oct) but the weekend is looking good.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Bigger evening tides towards the end of the week looking promising with southerly winds.

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about on a rising tide as it hits the shingle.

Back of the boats 
Been a bit slow with whiting, dabs and baby dogfish being caught, but as the tides grow so do our expectations. Should be best from low tide up.

Dungeness
Back to big tides this week so try through low water on the ‘point’ or fish or a rising tide down from the ‘wooden walkway’ or lookout tower but you will need plenty of lead!

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great beaches from low water up, best after a blow with plenty of ‘colour’ in the water should be plenty of flatties about and we hope a few surprises.

Jurys Gap
Good tides to fish the rising flood, for a few bass, should still be plenty about.

Boat fishing
The quiet before the storm as far as the cod go, people have been ‘creeping’ around ‘Kerton Road’ mark and some long range boats ‘bashing’ the turbot on the banks, but these tides the focus will come back to the cod! If the weather is reasonable a trip to the ‘East Roads’ bank is traditionally the first spot to try in October for a cod...break out those squid.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 23rd September 2013
Tides ‘cutting’ this week with the lowest next weekend, but if the water clears (as forecasted) we should see more flatties and whiting (cod food), plenty of codling being reported! Sea temperatures continue to drop, sixteen degrees this week. The big problem will be the availability of ‘fresh’ lugworm with the combined ‘dead’ tides and ‘high pressure’ so it will be ragworm to the rescue!

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The best chance will be fishing the rising tide as it gets dark (high tide on Saturday 18.19) sunset on next weekend is about 18.40.

Tailor Road
We should see the wind turn north easterly towards the end of the week this should create a nice little bass surf in the evenings.

Back of the boats
As above we should get some surf towards the end of the week  with the short tides it should give us some depth of water behind the boats for the bass and codling, lugworm, ragworm and squid should do the trick.

Dungeness 
Low water on the point, next weekend...we can risk fishing the tide up, with the calm conditions from the point to the diamond, it should be ideal for sole, but you never know what else could show.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Calm conditions with less water movement should produce ideal sole conditions, lugworm, ragworm tipped with squid should be favourite, great time of year with the mix of summer and winter species.

Jurys Gap
Should see a easing of the weed with the short tides, try from low water up with worm baits.

Boat fishing
Strange but the beach has been out fishing the boats with the water so coloured, but now with the drop in the wind the sea should get clearer, with the short tides it means either very early starts or late, next Saturday high tide at Dungeness is 18.19. But you are spoilt for choice... a last ‘crack’ at the wrecks or black bream or try for a conger...early cod fishing at ‘East roads’ or ‘Kerton road’...you choose?

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 16th September 2013
This week we are forecasted the first autumn gale, link this to the peaking of the sea temperatures back to 17/18 degrees, with the biggest tides of the month next weekend this all spells big fish on the beach. We have over the last week, three codling reported and a superb 12lb bass. Also I have had reports of hordes of codling moving inshore from the 'wrecks', it’s all looking good, very good.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With the forecasted south westerly gale followed by strong westerly winds these east facing venues can give you places to fish when other parts of coast are unfishable. All species can turn up, bass being the main target.

Tailor Road 
This venue faces east with a touch of north, best known for its bass, the ideal three up one down location, with the weather forecast you can escape the weather.

Back of the boats
Fantastic tides at the end of the week, with the strong winds could bring ‘weed’ on the rising tide but the bass and codling fishing should make it worth the effort, lugworm of a whole squid would be my favourite.

Dungeness 
Very tough conditions towards the end of the week, massive tides will make it virtually impossible to fish a rising tide, if you hack it try fishing the ‘drop’ through low water. Behind the stations ‘weed’ could be a problem, the ‘diamond’ would be easier, best baits worm and squid.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great surf beaches, these tides could see plenty of food washing in on the rising water but as all the beaches in this bay weed could be a problem.

Jurys Gap
Very big tides could bring some great surf for the bass.

Boat fishing
People are ‘itching’ to get on rough ground to catch their first cod, as the seasons turn and fish move inshore. Plenty of other species available but cod ‘fever’ is growing, with so few whiting around (but plenty of dogfish) worm and squid will be worth a go rather than whiting proof cuttlefish.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 9th September 2013
As September rolls on with the warm misty weather sole is still the main target along with bass. Tides are ‘cutting’ this week so as the get towards the weekend lugworm will again be in short supply. Sea temperatures around 18 degrees, very pleasant conditions, after dark should be more productive

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides beginning of the week, if we get some easterly wind, bass at thirty yards on rising surf.

Tailor Road 
As above, but if we get a south westerly blow with weed this venue can give a hide away to fish.

Back of the boats
With the tides cutting towards the weekend should bring a mix of species, plenty of depth at low water let’s see if we can find a few sole and bass.

Dungeness
If we get the light winds forecasted the ‘point’ at the weekend should be fishable; sole will be the main target behind the power stations fishing through low water along with bass. The whole of the frontage should be good right down to the ‘diamond’.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
This is the classic sole venue fishing the tide round, worm baits favourite lug or rag they both work at mid range, best at low water. Galloways fishing low water up targeting a bit bass along with the sole.

Jurys Gap
We have a good wind direction forecasted for this venue, try the rising tide with lugworm for a bass.

Boat fishing
The banks are slowing down a bit, we can still look forward to more of the brilliant black bream, codling still on the wrecks but will soon start moving in towards Kerton road mark but traditionally ‘East Roads’ is the first place to try. Big plaice should be putting on weight down the bay, if we get more calm weather worth giving conger a go as the tides drop in size. Mixed species on rough ground give fish baits a go, mackerel is favourite, but dogfish do love it!

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 2nd September 2013

Last week was very tough going, ‘calmish’ seas, temperatures around 18 degrees dead tides a shortage of lugworm and very few fish...the August ‘doldrums’. But it’s September to the rescue, tides building this week peaking this weekend. The fishing (and the bait) can only get better!

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Better tides for these venues, forecast for the weekend is north easterly gales if this holds should be good for a bass in the surf.

Tailor Road 
If we get the surf with the better tides Friday/Saturday should see some bass about...watch out for the ‘kite’ surfers.

Back of the boats
As I have said already this forecast has bass written all over it, try from first flood with a whole squid or worm baits.

Dungeness
Let’s hope that the increased tidal flow brings more fish inshore...the autumn starts here and it won’t be long till the codling show. From the ‘walkway’ to down behind the power stations sole will be the target...but from now we can expect the autumn big bass to appear.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
This is the classic venue for sole and of course for the bass these are much better tides it will depend on the weather, best from low tide up.

Jurys Gap
Bigger tides should bring more bass inshore...if we get the surf.

Boat fishing
Boat fishing is picking up, plenty of black bream about with some decent bass. Lots of codling being reported to be moving inshore...only a matter of time till east roads are worth a go? Great time of year with so many species about, including mackerel so bait shouldn’t be a problem.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 26th August 2013
The sea temperatures have struggled to 18 degrees; unless something weird happens with the weather I can’t see it hitting 19?  Fishing has been a bit ‘patchy’ mostly sole and dogfish, but there are ‘whispers’ of codling being caught...very early but as the nights start to draw in and as August comes to close, you never know...I can’t see it this week but the next high tide sequence you never know...if you have a bait in the water?

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Short tides in the afternoon if the wind stays easterly could grow a bit of surf for a bass.

Tailor Road
Not good tides with slow tidal movement as above, afternoon high tides, not ideal.

Back of the boats 
In a stiff north easterly even with these short tides behind the boats can fish from low water up!

Dungeness
Great tides for the point...at least you can hold bottom! Bass, sole and dogfish the main species, could find some late season mackerel over high water anywhere from the ‘point’ to below the power stations. This is the traditional time of year for a big bass and the west bay could be the place?

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Try fishing through low water at dusk with worm baits...or a whole squid or sandeel for a big bass.

Jurys Gap
As above low water at dusk.

Boat fishing
It has been a bit erratic over the last week, but all the summer species are out there...some people are sniffing around the east roads bank looking for an early codling? We have plenty of black bream about and with these easy tides on the flood it’s the time of year to do the conger!

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 19th August 2013

After ‘the quiet before the storm’ week we are now in for some massive tides peaking at 8.2 metres for the start of the bank holiday weekend. Sea temperatures are still sluggish reaching 17.8 degrees today (17/8) but the forecast is looking good for the bank holiday with the wind from the north east (high pressure) should clear the water for the bass and mackerel. Lugworm has been in short supply this week but with the big tides gives a lot more beach to play with, but air pressure could be a problem.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Great tides for these venues but being August night will still be best.

Tailor Road
If the wind goes north easterly should give more surf action with the bass.

Back of the boats
Cracking big tides, with some major water movement should be good for a few bass as the water floods.

Dungeness
Tides this big will make the point virtually unfishable on the rise so try through low water and fish the deep, it’s a real challenge. As you go down the west bay the tidal pressure should ease, behind the power stations down to the diamond should continue to produce sole, worm baits are favourite backed up by whole squid for a bass or sandeel.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Great tides for these storm beaches fish from low water at the back of the surf for a bass, Galloways should be open next weekend, give me a call to confirm.

Jurys Gap
Should be worth a go at low water (long walk) besides the usual species you could find a few black bream.

Boat fishing
Very tough for the boats, massive tides north easterly winds? Could be worth a go at the deep end of Kerton Road mark...you never know what could turn up. If we get some calm weather...it’s getting time to do the ‘conger’.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and for week commencing 12th August 2013
This week the tides are cutting (getting smaller) the lowest being next Friday, winds are forecasted to be south westerly at times brisk, we should see more bass being reported. Small tides brings the ‘point’ into play with plenty of fish in deep water, I expect night to be better than day...the only problem, we could find lugworm in short supply.  
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Not the best forecast and tides for these venues, but with evening high tides at the end of the week, a lovely way to spend four hours.
Tailor Road
At the top end of the east bay should find calm seas, but you could find more flatfish.
Back of the boats
Low water around dark should see more species on the move, maybe some more smoothounds with the dogfish.
Dungeness
Short tides at the end of the week should make it possible to fish the rising tide with the wind on your back (south westerly?) ideally from the ‘four boats’ to the ‘point’, depending on the strength of the wind we should find more sole from the ‘walkway’ right down to the ‘diamond’, a nice way to spend a day, best baits lugworm/ragworm, beware the crabs they can strip a hook in minutes.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
If the weather forecast is right we will get more surf at these venues with more sole at Dengemarsh, bass from low water at Galloways.
Jurys Gap
More surf should bring more bass, worth a go at low water with worm baits for a black bream as well.
Boat fishing
If we get the forecasted south westerly’s it could be problematic to get to the banks for the plaice, but don’t ignore the east bay, fishable in all but gale force south westerly’s. Plaice, smoothhounds, thornbacks and bass plenty to go for, if you can reach the inshore wrecks target black bream.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 5th August 2013
Calmer weather forecasted for the bulk of the week with sea temperatures around eighteen degrees (possible to be higher?), rising tides peaking next weekend, should see an improvement in the fishing. More mackerel around the point of an evening, more sole at Dengemarsh, more fish after dark. Best baits as usual worm baits backed up by whole squid for a bass close in or sandeel after dark for a dogfish,
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Rising tide at dusk will give you the best opportunity of catching, sole bass and smoothounds.
Tailor Road  
As above, with little surf due to southerly winds after dark will be better.
Back of the boats  
With the better tides we should see more bass about with sole and dogfish after dark 
Dungeness 
The one place worth a go in daylight...very deep water on the point but as the tides build hard to hold bottom, fish on the drop through low water. After dark from the lookout tower to down behind the power stations to the ‘diamond’ more sole, whiting and dogfish.
Dengemarsh & Galloways 
With the dropping winds more sole at Dengemarsh, possibly more black bream at Galloways.
Jurys Gap 
Better tides should see more bass on a rising tide to lug worm.
Boat fishing 
Better weather, better tides, nice times...codling on the wrecks, more black bream should show, plenty of plaice on the banks, lots of choice, best baits lugworm for the flatfish, strips of squid for the bream, red and white shads for the cod...spoilt for choice.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 29th July 2013
This week with a break in the weather, stronger winds from the south east should see more surf and colour in the water, improving the day time fishing creating ideal conditions for bass. Following the intense heat it is surprising that the sea temperature is only just hitting eighteen degrees. More sole being reported along with our old friend whiting. Bait, lug and rag worm for the flatties and small bass, whole squid for the bigger fish.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the south westerly wind, small tides, not easy in this bay, night should still be better.
Tailor Road
Not the best, but on a rising tide at dusk worth a go.
Back of the boats
With more ‘colour’ coming around the point, more water movement, not much surf but should bring more bass to the beach.
Dungeness
Easier fishing on the point with smaller tides, more colour in the water should bring more daylight action, working down behind the power stations, more sole, more bass.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
The south westerly wind is ideal for these venues giving a ‘good’ surf for bass, as well as the rest of the summer species.
Jurys Gap
More bass expected in the surf on a rising tide.
Boat fishing
Much easier tides for a bit of wrecking, still full of cod, more black bream, plenty of plaice on the banks we are spoilt for choice.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 22nd July 2013
Well the heats getting to it...typical traditional summer, sea temperatures are pushing past eighteen degrees. Fishing is tough in daylight but after dark it comes alive, plenty of mackerel and bass about in the shimmering heat. Tides are building to the highest in the month 8.2 metres on Thursday. More black bream at range at Galloways, worm baits continue to rule.

Pirate springs and Littlestone                                                                                               
Small bass in daylight with many more species after dark, the big tides should be a big help.
Tailor Road
Massive tides on Thursday, worth a crack at the bass on a rising tide.
Back of the boats
Low water with the big tides and the water movement could be great for bass if we get a bit of surf from a north easterly breeze.
Dungeness 
Best chance of a decent fish on the point through low water, tricky fishing but you do get access to deep water. Behind the power stations down to the ‘diamond’ should be good after dark for sole, more whiting starting to show.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
These venues have been superb over the last month, the big tides should make things interesting, worm baits still best for sole, more long range black bream at Galloways.
Jurys Gap
We have been ‘knee deep’ in mackerel...the big tides will only make things better.
Boat fishing
The biggest tides of the month will make ‘wreck’ fishing near impossible, plenty of species on open ground, weekend best with high tide after lunch as the tides start to cut...if the wind drops?
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 15th July 2013
Better and better...the fishing has been brilliant...but after dark, the tides are ‘cutting’ this week which should suit the flats more than the bass? Sea temperatures are pushing seventeen degrees, pegged back by the strong north easterly winds. Worm baits are working best but fish baits should pick out the better fish.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
After dark to give yourself the best chance with the smaller tides, as the water temperature rises we could get a few surprises.
Tailor road
Plenty of baby bass about, but the tides are a bit small.
Back of the boats
Into the wind with a bit of surf from low water should bring a few bass, after dark for everything else.
Dungeness
A few mackerel being caught but the news is that more are moving up the channel. Short tides make it easier to fish the ‘point’ best after dark with plenty of species to go for. From the lookout tower down to the ‘diamond’ should produce more sole, dabs, flounder and of course bass.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
If you don’t mind a late night you could earn some big rewards you could be in sole heaven, even a few more black bream.
Jurys Gap
Not great tides but we should have plenty of school bass and flats.
Boat fishing
Plenty of flatfish on the banks to worm baits, codling on the wrecks hounds on rough ground, but you never know what can turn up, CS3 worth a go with hermit crab for a hound, thornbacks in the bay and we should find more black bream if you fish ‘fine’. As I keep saying it depends on the weather, but the current forecast is looking good...and afternoon high tides.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 8th July 2013
Hello summer...but what’s happening, the fishing is great? After the best bass fishing I can remember now we are knee deep in sole...this is turning out to be one of the best years ever. Sea temperatures are on the rise pushing towards 17 degrees, tides are seven metre plus all week. Only a few mackerel about as I write this, but the forecast for the week is north easterly’s winds, for a good surf behind the boats as well as giving clear water in the west bay.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Except for the odd bass, try after dark for flatfish and maybe the odd hound or ray.
Tailor Road
Better tides (and surf) this week for bass on a rising tide to lugworm.
Back of the boats
The conditions should keep the bass coming in daylight, after dark the beach will come alive with flatties and dogs, worm baits or ‘cocktails’ tipped with strips of fish.
Dungeness
Mackerel in daylight, sole and other flatties after dark with bass being the bonus, should fish well from the ‘point’ right down to the ‘diamond’, but tough going in bright sunlight, best after dark.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Water clearing in the north easterly breeze making it tough going in daylight but after dark the beach comes alive with some great sole, dab, flounder and bass fishing.
Jurys Gap
The bass should continue to give great sport on a rising tide to worm baits.
Boat fishing
The cod fishing over the wrecks has been a ‘revelation’, loads of fish from ‘Tommy’ cod up to 20lb to be had. Plenty of plaice about to worm baits, over open ground anything could turn up! With rising sea temperatures more summer species should appear in bigger numbers. The only problem is with the high pressure we have a north easterly airflow...wind over tide!
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 1st July 2013
Well what are we in for this week, the tides bottom out by Wednesday. Sea temperatures are on the move up with a burst of heat to a ‘giddy’ fifteen degrees! Not the best month for bait fishing if we get a typical summer...calm clear seas with bright sunshine, but with our unpredictable weather...who knows? Mackerel...I feel this could be the week with more fry being reported close in.
Pirate springs and Littlestone 
As the sea temperature rises evening into dark will give you the best opportunity of a decent fish, cocktail baits, worm tipped with some fish bait (squid, mackerel, sandeel or bluey).
Tailor Road 
Has performed for the bass; we have stronger winds forecasted after Wednesday linked with the building tides...worth a go.
Back of the boats 
It’s been packed with bass anglers fishing the surf with various degrees of success. After Wednesday we should see more bass action as the conditions improve, along with dogs and flats after dark.
Dungeness
The ‘point’ is much easier to fish on the smaller tides, deep water pays off in bright sunlight, as the week goes on with better tides from Wednesday better fishing from the lookout tower down behind the power station, the ‘boil’ fishes well this time of year. Try whole sandeel or whole small squid.
Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great fishing to be had with a south westerly breeze to give some water movement, the bass are close in 30 to 40 metres, a ‘running pennel’ rig with a whole squid for bait takes some beating.
Jurys Gap
Plenty of small bass about fishing the tide in from low water on lugworm.
Boat fishing 
Still plenty of bass to go for, codling on the wrecks to red & yellow ‘artificial eels’, smoothounds on open ground to hermit crab, black bream are starting to appear over ‘broken’ ground. Lots of dinghy anglers chasing the plaice using worms, depending on the weather inshore or on the banks.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 24th June 2013
I think we are experiencing the best fishing in June that I have ever known, with the very cold spring and unsettled weather has created a lot of fish confusion with winter species and summer species overlapping with so much food washing in, sea temperatures are still cool at 13-14 degrees, we are enjoying the best bass fishing that I experienced. We have some very big tides this but the weather should calm down by Tuesday...more bass?
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Lots of small bass on the rising tide, close in on lugworm.
Tailor Road 
Bass and more bass as the tide hits the shingle...very big tides at the beginning of the week.
Back of the boats
Has been very busy with people fishing trying to get out of the south westerly gales, still plenty of bass about, dogfish, baby smoothounds and flatties on worm baits.
Dungeness
Very tough on the point with the big tides, much easier from the lookout tower down, plenty of bass, dogfish and flatties about, if calms down towards the end of the week and the water clears we could see some mackerel?
Dengemarsh & Galloways
With the bad weather these venues have been fishing ‘their socks off’ it should continue this week with the big tides, try a whole squid to pick out the better fish.
Jurys Gap
As the weather improves, we should find it easier to fish, plenty of small bass on a rising tide on worm baits.
Boat fishing
Better for wrecking latter in the week as the tides drop, loads of codling on the wrecks, plaice to worm on the banks and in the bays, hounds on open ground, let’s hope the weather plays fair so we can get afloat. Try a whole squid or mackerel fillet on the bottom, there are a lot more species than you realise out there?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17th June 2013
With so variable weather the sea temperature is slowing on the move reaching the ‘heady’ heights of 13 degrees. This week looks to be more of the same; the good news is we have a lot of mixed species close in to take advantage of the ‘food’ being washed in...If you’re confused so are the fish. Tides are building through the week peaking on the 26th at an unseasonal 8.1 metres...massive for June! Plenty of small bass about with the occasional better fish, dogs and small hounds with flatties make up the main targets, bait worms (lug or rag) with squid or sandeel is ‘favourite’.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Plenty of bass about, but I think we will need more warmth to bring the thornbacks and hounds in.
Tailor Road
Plenty of small bass about should get even with onshore breeze and bigger tides.
Back of the boats
Low water first flood for a bass, bigger fish have come close in to whole squid.
Dungeness
Has been fishing well for all species, depends on the wind direction to how easy it is, bass is the main target, as the tide builds the ‘point’ gets more tricky but from the lookout tower down to the ‘diamond’ it gets easier, baits...lug, rag, squid and sandeel.
Dengemarsh & Galloways 
The west bay (Rye bay) is enormous with the benefit of ‘food’ washing in on the long shore drift. The sand from Camber reaches all the way to halfway between Dengemarsh and Galloways, the local’s fish at low water, walking across the sand at Galloways to fish the surf for bass and then the rising tide, all you need is a bit of worm bait and access to the ranges.
Jurys Gap
Loads of small bass have been reported, should be good this week just keep an eye on the wind direction to create a ‘decent’ surf.
Boat fishing
This week is looking better with variable light winds (if you can trust the forecasts) plenty of codling on the wrecks, plaice on the banks and inshore as well, thornbacks down the bay. Fish ‘small’ over wrecks and rough ground for early black bream...spoilt for choice.
Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 10th June 2013
The strong north easterly winds have kept the sea temperatures depressed, yet another week just in double figures, but if you believe the forecast for this week we could see a rise with the light winds. Tides peak on Monday but stay a reasonable size all week, with the wind due to ‘swing’; we have a ‘blow’ forecasted for Wednesday then to settle down. Plenty of bass about, dogfish, flatties and if it settles maybe mackerel, good ‘old’ worm baits are doing the business along with squid and sandeel.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Depending on the wind direction plenty of bass on a rising tide.
Tailor Road 
We have had some great catches of bass from this stretch in the north easterly winds on lugworm and squid this should continue.
Back of the boats
More bass expected in the surf, dogfish, flatfish and the odd hound, baits, lugworm, ragworm, squid and sandeel
Dungeness
Tides easing through the week makes the ‘point’ a bit more fishable, with the deeper water at the ‘walkway’ this can fish all tide round. Plenty of bass should show from the ‘lookout’ tower down to behind the station, try the ‘diamond’ to get away from the crowds, baits as above.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Now that the ‘may water’ has eased up Dengemarsh should see more bass, flats, dogfish and hounds. Galloways (if you can get access), bass in the gullies as the tide floods.
Jurys Gap
As a massive storm beach plenty of school bass on a rising tide to lugworm.
Boat fishing
The problem with the north easterlies on our bit of coast is getting afloat, but the forecast gives a change with the wind direction...so we will find out how the ‘may water’ is on the wrecks? Plenty of plaice about inshore and on the banks, the bass should be moving back in after spawning soon and more hounds over rough ground with thornbacks down the bay. Baits, if we can find a few mackerel, it’s a top bait.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 3rd June 2013
Another false dawn when it comes to sea temperatures, they are still hovering around double figures, very cold for the start of June. But according to the weather forecast we should get more heat as the week goes on. Lovely tides building all week with lunchtime high waters next weekend. More bass being reported along with plenty of flatfish, the forecasted light north easterly winds should help clear the ‘may water’ we could have mackerel in numbers by the end of the week.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Building tides will help with the bass, but we will need more heat to bring the other species in.
Tailor Road 
Better tides to catch a few bass on lugworm.
Back of the boats
If the wind is north easterly it should create a bass surf on a rising tide also flatfish and dogfish, best bass reported this week 12lb try a sandeel or whole squid third wave out.
Dungeness
Try the ‘point’ on a falling tide through low water, better report from the lookout tower for all species, most successful bait lug and rag or fish baits for bass. The ‘diamond’ mark at the weekend should produce some bass.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Bass and plaice with I hope a few mackerel at the weekend, let’s hope the ‘may water’ has worked its way through by then, baits as above. Galloways could be open at weekends so give me a call to check firing times.
Jurys Gap
Nice tides, try the rising tide for a bass in the surf on lugworm.
Boat fishing
The ‘may water’ slowed down the wreck fishing, but find some ‘black’ water and you could be lucky, plenty of plaice about on the banks and in the bay, smoothounds as well, thornbacks not so many but this could be down to low water temperatures try a variety of bits to see what’s about.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 27th May 2013
With the sea temperatures finally entering double figures, the weather bit more settled mackerel are on peoples mind. We should see more bass close in with the rise in temperatures, still plenty of flatties and dogs about. The tides this week are cutting but are still a reasonable size. Worm baits tipped with fish or target a bass with whole squid or sand eel.
Pirate springs and Littlestone 
As the weather settles down these venues should be best after dark, won’t be long till we get the odd thorn back reported on ‘bluey’ and sand eel.
Tailor Road
Been a bit disappointing for the school bass, but worth a go two hours before high water with lugworm.
Back of the boats
With a bit of may water about the best fishing should be in deeper cleaner water, mixed species being reported with more dogfish after dark.
Dungeness
Easier tides to fish the ‘point’ but watch out at low water not to get ‘snagged’ in the shingle ridges close in. More bass should show behind the power stations down to below the ‘diamond’ with flatfish and dogfish on worm cocktails.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Should improve with more settled weather with bass, flatties and the occasional ‘hound’ coming out, best bait lugworm and sand eel.
Jurys Gap 
With calmer weather, school bass on the rising tide on lugworm plus flatties.
Boat fishing
The wreck fishing had slowed with the bigger tides but last week it should be better tides to drift, targeting Pollack, codling and bass on artificial baits. Rough ground for ‘hounds’ and bass, the banks and down the bay for plaice, we should see more thornback about on ‘bluey’, afternoon high tides make it easy fishing.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 20th May 2013

Sea temperatures are still staggering around between 9 to 10 degrees with the cool weather, but good news, more and more crabs are moving inshore to moult, this in turn is bringing in the bass, best this week just over ten pounds. We are still ‘blessed’ with loads of flatfish, if we get some settled warm weather we should be knee deep in mackerel. Top bass baits, crab, sandeel, bluey and squid.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Building tides through the week, if we get some surf, bass is the target, crab the ‘prime’ bait on a rising tide.
Tailor Road
Plenty of school bass should move in on the rising tide, easy bait lugworm.
Back of the boats
The bass are getting bigger(over ten pounds last week), just keep an eye out for some surf, try a crab or sandeel thirty yards out as the tide moves in.
Dungeness
Should fish well from the ‘walkway’ down to behind the power stations, depends a bit on the weather, bass and more plaice to fish and worm baits.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
More plaice and bass at Dengemarsh, better tides this week.
Jurys Gap
Bigger tides mean more water movement, with more crabs moving in, it should equal more bass.
Boat fishing
Erratic weather for the boats but when the boats have got out they have had some superb wreck fishing with the cod getting bigger, more bass and some Pollack. Plenty of plaice on the banks and inshore hounds to crab bait, thornback to bluey inshore, and the bigger tides towards the end of the week promote rough ground fishing; all we need is some settled weather.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 13th May 2013
The good news, as I write this we are ‘knee deep’ in bass on the beach we have had a lot of ‘wind’ over the last few days. The first part of the week we will have plenty of surf. Sea temperatures are ‘stuck’ around 9 degrees, so we need some serious heat to get things moving. Crabs have moved into to ‘moult’, great bait for bass and smooth hound, try rag and lug down at Dengemarsh (as the water clears later in week) for a plaice.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Tides are cutting this week, but mid week the wind will shift north easterly creating some surf, let’s hope we can find a few bass.
Tailor Road
The good news that school bass are starting to show, so if we get a bit surf, two up one down is worth a go on lug.
Back of the boats
Well last week came true with bass to 8lb 3oz being reported; keep an eye on the weather this week to choose your tide, best baits crab, sandeel and worms (lug or rag).
Dungeness
With the small tides the ‘point’ comes back into play, bass should show from the ‘walkway’ to the ‘diamond’ as well as flatties and hounds.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
As the wind swings and the colour drops out of the water we should see more plaice and bass, and I expect if it calms right down a few mackerel.
Jurys Gap
Plenty of small bass should show on lug as the wind eases.
Boat fishing
Codling and Pollack on the wrecks plaice on the banks and down the bay, plus thornbacks and hounds...we are spoilt for choice...all we need is some decent weather, next weekend short tides ideal for ‘wrecking’

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 6th May 2013
Spring changing into summer, some real heat for a change, but the sea is still only ‘nudging’ double figures. Great tides all week with a bit of a ‘blow’ Wednesday into Thursday and then calm by next weekend...and warmer, more bass should show midweek in the surf, plenty of flatfish about dabs, flounder and we expect to see more plaice. The ‘may water’ has eased for the moment giving us some clear water, baits, the usual cocktail works well...lug or ragworm ‘tipped’ with a bit of fish, best times as the tide turns, low or high water.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Better tides this week have a look at ‘Pirate springs’ for early thornbacks or smoothounds.
Tailor Road
Bigger tides this week, ideal for school bass on lugworm.
Back of the boats
Still plenty of flatfish about but this Thursday we should get cracking bass surf keep an eye on the weather.
Dungeness
Mixed species with dogfish after dark, more bass showing on a rising tide. The water is ‘thick’ with bait fish; it’s great to see the porpoises ‘working’ the shoals. Plenty of flatfish available down from the walkway but with these tides easier to hold bottom behind the power stations.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Better tides for these venues, more water moment, midweek the ‘blow’ should bring big bass surf as the water clears we should see more plaice.
Jurys Gap
Nice tides this week with school bass the target, lugworm the favourite bait.
Boat fishing
The wrecks have been the target for codling and Pollack on artificials, the ‘may water’ has held off, plaice in good numbers inshore and on the banks, should have thornbacks smoothounds moving inshore on bluey and crab.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 29th April 2013

We are in real transition with sea temperatures reaching 9.8 degrees in the west bay, more crabs beginning to moult. Tides are falling away during the week, but are not too bad even through the bank holiday, we should (note the word should) find more bass this week although last week they weren’t playing. If the water clears we should (that word again) find more plaice. It has been reported to me that the bay is still full of sprats that could account for the ‘massed’ numbers of porpoises about also occupying the bass and codling. But we still have the ‘trusty’ dabs to keep the rods twitching. Yes we have a touch of ‘may water’ hopefully not to bad, worm baits are still the favourite tipped with sandeel does it for me.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Smallish tides, mixed species, flatfish and school bass on worm baits.
Tailor Road
Always worth a go in the spring for school bass on the rising tide, hopefully with a bit of surf.
Back of the boats
Flatfish in numbers dogfish after dark...and we expect to see more bass as the crabs start to move in, best baits lugworm, ragworm, sandeel and peeler crab (frozen will work).
Dungeness
The ‘Point’ will be easier as the tide eases through low water, plenty of flatfish, I hope to see more plaice about as the water clears along with the bass, this should be the same pattern down to behind the power stations.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Still hopeful to see more plaice at Dengemarsh, we need the water to clear, plenty of other ‘flats’ and I expect dogfish.
Jurys Gap
Not ideal tides but we should have more school bass on lugworm in the flood.
Boat fishing
Plenty of plaice being reported out on the ‘banks’ to lug and rag, codling are on the wrecks along with a few Pollack. Thornbacks down the bay on bluey, try sandeel for a bass. Bad news with reports of ‘may water’ but hopefully it will soon pass, all we need is some good weather?
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 22nd April 2013
More and more bass are moving in as the sea temperatures rise (7.3 degrees in the east bay today), more reports last week as the odd crab moving into moult its shell, plenty of flatfish about as well. Tides this week are on the up, big springs this weekend this should stir things up. Most popular are worms baits (lug or rag) tipped with a sliver of fish.
Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Bigger tides should bring more fish in, fish three hours up one down, should see more bass, just keep an eye on the wind direction. 
Tailor Road
This spring tide sequence should find school bass moving into the beach, fish the rising tide as the water hits the shingle, bait, lugworm.
Back of the boats
We should see more bass coming out, as the tide builds, still plenty of flatfish, more dogfish after dark.
Dungeness
As the tide builds the ‘point’ gets more difficult except through low water, from the ‘lookout tower’ to behind the power stations should see more bass to worm cocktail baits along with plenty of flatties.
Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Great tides for Dengemarsh, we hope to see more plaice and bass depends on the clarity of the water, rising sea temperatures should bring the crabs in soon, top bait. Galloways, as above great tides, shame about the access, difficult, but if the firing finishes early great for a late session.
Jurys Gap
Better tides for this ‘storm beach’ should see more school bass to lugworm on a rising tide.
Boat fishing 
With the weather easing at least we can get afloat, there is a lot of interest in going out to the ‘banks’ after plaice with worm baits, thornbacks to bluey down the bay. The wrecks will depend on how clear the water. 
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 15th April 2013
The sea temperature is beginning to rise, a degree more than last week. More flatties are expected, plaice, flounder and dabs along with dogfish after dark and more bass. Tides are dropping this week lowest on Friday; bait will be in short supply so remember to book. Weather is a bit erratic, calmest day forecasted to be Thursday but at least it’s warmer.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
The southerly wind direction is good news for these venues, the wind blowing up the bay should push food into the beach, plenty of small fish with the odd surprise, not great tides but the wind helps.
Tailor Road
Not great tides for this location better to try next week.
Back of the boats
Any time now we should see more bass about, but the tides are not brilliant, we have plenty of flatties, and if we get some big surf you could get a big surprise fishing low water up.
Dungeness
Worth a go on the point with these short tides, these conditions could throw up a few codling plenty of ‘colour’ washing in from the west bay. If you can find a gap in the winds the ‘walkway’ ‘lookout tower’ should fish well, bait worm tipped with a ‘sliver’ of fish.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Could be a bit ‘coloured’ for plaice but you should find plenty of flounder and dabs.
Jurys Gap
Not brilliant tides but between the winds should see plenty of fish, we are still waiting for school bass to move in, sea still a bit cold.
Boat fishing
Well the water has been ‘filthy’ out deep, I think it must be silt washing off the banks in the never ending north easterlies. Now we have swung into a westerly direction the water is still ‘coloured’, worth a ‘punt’ down the east bay for thornback on ‘bluey’ the plaice fishing should improve around the CS3 buoy. The wrecks will continue to struggle until the water clears.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 8th April 2013

Wow, what a difference the weather makes, the switch has been thrown, winter to spring in a day when the wind dropped. Sea temperatures are still sub five degrees, but if we get a bit of sun they will soon recover. Good size tides all week should give us some reasonable fishing, I have never seen so many flounder about, link that with the dabs and a good ‘run’ of plaice has given this spring a bit of a boost. More bass being reported mostly on worm baits.
Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Plenty of flatfish on a rising tide, more bass in the surf, with the easy access perfect for a short session, worm baits favourite.
Tailor Road
Great tides for this venue, if we get a bit of surf, bass on lugworm.
Back of the boats 
If it warms up a bit, we should see more bass on worm baits, the seas will need to warm by a couple of degrees to bring in the crabs.
Dungeness
Big tides on the ‘point’ means you best fish it through low water to hold bottom. It gets easier as you come round into the west bay as the water shallows. You should find plenty of flatfish, dabs, flounder and plaice to worm baits. As the water warms more bass should show down to the ‘diamond’.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of ‘flatfish’ still showing at Dengemarsh along with an increasing number of bass, ideal tides for these venues, Galloways continues to be restricted with the combined firing times.
Jurys Gap
Should find more ‘schoolie’ bass on a rising tide as the sea temperature rises to worm baits.
Boat fishing
At last the north easterly winds have eased, the forecast is variable, spoilt for choice the ‘wrecks’ for Pollack, thornbacks in the bay on ‘blueys’, plaice on the banks, this can be a ‘golden time’ before the ‘may water’ appears.
Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 1st April 2013
It seems that the north easterly winds have been blowing all winter, guess what, it will be here all week too. Not all bad news with the clear water we should see more plaice behind the power stations and down from the ‘diamond’ to Dengemarsh. Sea temperatures continue to be a sub six degrees...very cold, let’s hope it rises soon. We are getting a few more bass reports in the surf. Tides are ‘cutting’ this week so lug could be ‘difficult’, ragworm is working well for plaice and bass.
Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Should get a few bass in the surf on a rising tide, plenty of flatfish...let’s hope it warms up.
Tailor Road
Tides are cutting the best at the beginning of the week.
Back of the boats
A bit cold in the wind but fishing the surf close in for a bass could pay off, all the other species about including a few plaice, at range you find a codling.
Dungeness
It has been a bit brutal on the ‘point’ in the wind but gets easier as you move round to the west bay, main targets are dabs, flounder and plaice. You get more relief from the wind as you go down behind the power stations towards the ‘diamond’ always a chance of a bass, worm baits tipped with a bit of fish, don’t fish too small a size 1 to 1/0 hooks should do fine.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh has been the top venue for the plaice and flounder, being more sheltered in the clear water, favourite rig beaded ‘wishbones’ baited with worms and fish strip cocktail. Would love to fish Galloways for an early bass but firing times make it difficult.
Jurys Gap
Another early bass venue but the wind would need to swing round to give us some surf.
Boat fishing 
It is so sad with this wind direction it puts people off getting afloat, it is a big problem, with strong north easterlies all week we will have to keep our fingers crossed to get a gap in the weather. I’m sure there are plenty of fish out there...at the moment quite safe.
Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 25th March 2013

What going on with the weather, easterly winds all week, tough conditions, but good news the sea temperature has risen this week to ‘balmy’ five degrees. Tides this week building to a massive 8.1 metre on Saturday, so interesting conditions on a rising tide...if it gets a bit warmer worth a look for a spring bass.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Great tides, great surf, worth a go for an early bass if you have a good set of ‘thermals’.
Tailor Road
Very big tides at the end of the week, lunchtime high water try three hours up one down for a bass.
Back of the boats
This venue could come good this ‘bank holiday’ if the wind drops a bit, tough going in an easterly but great surf for a bass on the flood.
Dungeness
It will be hard going on the ‘point’, try fishing the dropping tide thru low water, be careful of getting buried in the shingle. A bit easier down from the ‘walkway’ to behind the power stations if the wind is still north easterly, flatfish are the target, plaice, flounder and dab to worm baits with ragworm being favourite.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
We should find some big plaice on a rising tide with the flounder on ragworm, schoolie bass on lugworm, big tides should create more fish interest. Check the firing times for Galloways, if in doubt give me a call.
Jurys Gap
These big tides should be good here on the flood, flatfish and school bass to worm baits.
Boat fishing
Charter boats have been leading the way (they’re bigger) in the easterlies, if the wind drops enough to get out, but the tide comes ‘roaring thru, too fast for the wrecks with ‘artificials’ for s Pollack, try the rough ground plenty of species to fish for as the spring changes take place, thornback, bass and plaice etc. Fish baits bluey and mackerel are ‘favourite’ this time of year with lug baited spoons for the plaice.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18th March 2013
Roll on summer, this is supposed to be spring but the weather continues to be wintery. Tides are short this week, this should help with the flats plus the extra bonus if we get some strong winds at least we will be able get below the crest to keep warm. Sea temperatures are not helping still ‘hovering’ around four degrees. But on a brighter note we are getting an increasing number of school bass being reported on worm baits.
Pirate Springs and Littlestone
A bit of surf later in the week should bring a few school bass to the beach along with the usual winter species.
Tailor Road 
On a rising tide if we get the surf we should see a few bass showing to worm baits.
Back of the boats
It’s been a bit ‘flat’ this week...dabs, flounder and the odd plaice now we can expect bass to add to the mix, being short tides you can fish all tides round. Baits, ‘worms’, lugworm and ragworm.
Dungeness
Easier fishing on the ‘point’ with the smaller tides, always a chance of a codling especially at range with a lugworm cocktail, from the walkway down to behind the power stations should be easier if the wind swings back round easterly, flatfish are the main target but it won’t be long till we get some bass and maybe spring codling.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Now that the snow is clearing Dengemarsh once again will focus on plaice as well as the usual winter species; we need a rise in sea temperatures to get things moving.
Jurys Gap
Being further down the bay it does get a bit more protection, we should see more plaice being caught along with school bass as the spring species move inshore to feed.
Boat fishing
The weather continues to be difficult with easterly winds, at the moment we have a weather window on Tuesday, I continue to get reports of the odd big fish inshore, rays and Pollack on the wrecks, and if it was a bit calmer I’m sure we would have plaice on the banks.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 11th March 2013
The weather can’t make its mind up, a bit of spring now the forecast is back to winter...at least till Thursday; the good news is that the sea temperatures rose slightly this week helping the movement of more plaice inshore. The tides are brilliant with seven metre tides all week. We have had the odd big cod reported from the boats and the odd codling on the beach...spring is coming. With more plaice moving in after spawning it is only a matter of time (and sea temperature) till we see more bass, top bait ragworm, a favourite of plaice.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Won’t be nice for the first part of the week but past Thursday things should pick up, more flatfish should be about.
Tailor Road
As above, but later in the week things should improve, as usual on a rising tide as it hits the shingle.
Back of the boats
If we get the north easterly gale as forecasted I would give this a miss till beyond Thursday then we hope to have westerly winds.
Dungeness
The ‘point’ will be (and has been) tough with the forecast, but from the walkway down to below the power stations it has been fishing well for flatfish and improving for plaice. Ragworm has been the top bait for plaice and other ‘flats’.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
It has been hit and miss with the sea temperatures but once the bad weather has gone through it should get more stable.
Jurys Gap
In the bad weather (north easterly) you could get away fishing the tide up but it will be challenging?
Boat fishing
The weather is not playing fair, but we have had some reports of good hits on the ‘offshore’ wrecks for Pollack using ‘artificials’, the odd good cod inshore as well as thornback rays, most baits are working, ‘blueys’ for thornbacks squid & cuttle for cod. If we have some settled weather there should be improving plaice fishing on the banks using worms.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 4th March 2013

In spite of the better tides last week, the ‘biting’ north easterly made fishing difficult, the weather forecast has the wind swinging southerly this should see a jump in temperatures. Water temperatures are still cold around 4 degrees but this should improve over the next week. Tides are dropping but not too much picking up from Wednesday, plenty of dabs and an increasing number of plaice moving back in as the water warms. Bait, worm baits with ragworm being popular for the plaice tipped with a bit of fish...you choose.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
It has been tough last week with the weather, these venues should ‘come alive’ in the warm southerly’s.

Tailor Road
Not the best venue on the ‘shorter’ tides but a ‘stiff’ southerly will help...it won’t be long till the bass show up.

Back of the boats
It was hard work last week in the wind, but this week should be better if we get the south easterlies to start the week linked with a rise in temperatures we could see the return of the bass. Plenty of dabs still about with the odd flounder and an increasing number of plaice.

Dungeness
With the ‘brutal’ cold weather it should be easier this week as the weather improves, we are all hoping for a ‘run’ of spring codling, if the backs south westerly...this could be the week. Depending on the wind strength we should see more plaice behind the power station, keep an eye on the weather.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The plaice didn’t show last week, but it was so cold as well as a big ‘ground swell’. It’s a different ‘ball game’ this week with the change in the weather, midweek is looking good if the wind drops for a few more plaice, try ragworm tipped with fish strip on a rising tide.

Jurys Gap
With a bit of surf we could see a few bass on the rising tide.

Boat fishing
What a tough week, I hate north easterly winds (straight up your ‘cuddy’), it’s looking better this week, if it is calm enough we could see more Pollack coming of the wrecks, codling inshore as well as plaice and thornbacks. Rough ground fishing, smaller hooks and baits could pick out more fish in this changeover period.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 25th February 2013
Better tides this week peaking on Saturday linked to a rise in temperatures should make the fishing make fishing a bit easier in spite of the north easterly wind. Sea temperatures are down to 5 to 6 degrees. More and more plaice being reported around the ‘point’ with the dabs as the seasons move on. Most popular baits are worms (lug or rag, plaice like the rag) tipped with a bit of fish.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
Nice tides for these venues, wind direction could be challenging depending on its strength.
Tailor Road
At least the wind will create a bit of, surf it won’t be long till the school bass show up but being shallow it will suffer from the low temperatures.
Back of the boats
North easterly winds will bring in the surf to the beach cutting up against the tide, plenty of dabs more plaice loads of dogfish after dark but if the wind freshens from this direction it can make it hard work. Once the temperature rises we should see bass move in, let’s hope it will be as good as last year.
Dungeness
Been a bit quiet last week with the short tides, should pick up with the building tides, let’s hope we see more codling about with the greater water movement. Plenty of dabs, plaice improving in daylight, dogfish and the odd Huss after dark. Easier fishing down the west bay behind the power stations out of the wind with much the same species, if it warms up we could see a few bass.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh is always thought of a ‘hotspot’ for dabs and plaice, better with the bigger tides, the same for Galloways if you can get access. Break out the ‘beads’ on the ‘attractor’ rigs for the plaice, ragworm tipped with a bit of fish on a rising tide should do it.
Jurys Gap
At least you get a bit of relief from the wind, as above try for flatties on a rising tide.
Boat fishing
Still codling about as well as thornbacks inshore at Kerton road mark, Rumours of some good early ‘hits’ on the offshore wrecks for Pollack. But with this wind direction it will be difficult to get afloat, at the moment we do have a weather window for Thursday so keep an eye of the forecasts.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18th February 2013
Short tides this week will make easier fishing for those chasing the dabs. Sea temperature still a cool 6 to 7 degrees, but enjoy the calm why you can the forecast from midweek is looking ‘chilly’ as the wind strengthens from the north east, a growing surf behind the boats, with the hope of bringing the bass back inshore. Plenty of fish about with more plaice being reported, dogfish at night and baby codling as well. Baits, lugworm fresh or frozen are both working well tipped off with a strip of squid or fish.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
With this week’s short tides night time will be favourite but if we get the north easterly winds we will have some surf and hopefully bass.
Tailor Road
With a north east wind on shore we could find some early spring bass, shame that the tides are a bit small.
Back of the boats
As for the rest of the coastline that faces east we should see some surf with the weather forecast, unlike down the bay small tides will give an all round depth of water, great for the dabs... maybe bass, it all depends on how much wind we get?
Dungeness
The ‘point’ is much easier in the ‘neap’ tides, less tackle being lost as well, depending on the wind direction just above the ‘wooden walkway’ gives you a bit of relief from a north easterly wind but still plenty of depth. Further down to the lookout tower, then behind the power stations it will feel like ‘summer’ in a north easterly out of the wind. Dabs are the main target but you can’t write off a late cod or an early plaice or bass. Best baits, worm cocktails are still ‘favourite’ but try a smaller hook (1/0) to increase your chances.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of water at Dengemarsh dabs in numbers as well as an increasing number of plaice try an ‘attractor’ rig if the water is clear.
Jurys Gap
Another spot to get out of a north easterly wind; lugworm will catch all the regular species.
Boat fishing
With the bigger cod thinning out smaller baits are worth a go for the codling, more and more thornbacks are being reported from the inshore marks, try a 3/0 pennel with a strip of ‘bluey’ onboard. The forecast is not good later in the week with a strong north easterly but keep an eye open for a ‘weather window’.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 11th February  2013

Temperatures have hit a new low of 6.5 degrees, this week the wind direction is all over the place; the good news is that it hasn’t affected the fishing, besides the dabs, whiting etc. We are getting more reports of baby cod as well as rising numbers of plaice... it won’t be long before more bass will be back in the surf. Good size of tides this week, massive on Wednesday 8.1 metres the biggest of the month. Baits, worms are the most popular, tipped with the fish strip of your choice.
Pirate springs and Littlestone 
These venues should fish well over the big springs for all species depending on the wind direction.
Tailor Road 
It won’t be long before we have a return of the bass in numbers if we get a ‘decent’ surf.
Back of the boats 
Easy to fish in a south westerly gale, out of the wind best on a rising tide, but it is shallow if we get a south easterly bass are on the cards.
Dungeness
Massive tides on Wednesday could be interesting at low water casting into the deep? The ‘wooden walkway’ is dab ‘heaven’ again easier on a falling tide. The lookout tower has a bit less pull, as behind the power stations down to the ‘diamond’ it all depends on the wind direction.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Plenty of dabs on a rising tide from low water, plus more plaice are starting to appear to worm baits.
Jurys Gap
Similar to above, big open storm beach, but you don’t want to much wind.
Boat fishing
Its down to finding gaps in the weather, still plenty of cod about inshore as well as thornbacks, if we get a calm spell a trip out to the ‘wrecks’ to see if you can find a few Pollack is worth a go. We are getting to the time of year to try ‘gilling’.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 4th  February 2013
Well after the storms last week we have seen ‘rafts’ of queen cockle washing up this in turn brought the fish back to the beach. Sea temperatures are around seven degrees where they go from here depends on the weather. Tides this week are good building towards next weekend peaking the following Wednesday at 8.1m! Plenty of fish being reported, including a few cod brought back by the sheer mass of food available. Dabs are the main target with a few flounders about, as last year besides the dogfish, bull huss have been showing as well. Lugworm should be a bit easier this week but again it depends on the weather.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
As the tides build towards the end of the linked to the westerly airflow these venues should fish well for all the normal winter species.
Tailor Road
Similar to above, but limited to half tide up to half tide down but great to fish a short session in a south westerly.
Back of the boats
With the westerly winds this stretch of beach is the place to be, fishing a rising tide with plenty of colour in the water as it pushes around the point, don’t overcast the fish remember they are coming into feed. All the baits will work but certain species will have their favourites, dogfish just love sand eel!
Dungeness 
Be careful of fishing the ‘point’ on a rising tide, this week the tides are building better to fish on the ebb through low water after a cod at range, lugworm and cuttle sandwich is a good bet or try a ‘live bait’ rig closer with the whiting or dab as bait.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
If we get north westerly winds these venues are great, Dengemarsh would be favourite for the dabs.
Jurys Gap
Facing the same way as Galloways this venue can fish well in a north westerly wind a rising tide with a lug cocktail.
Boat fishing
The fish are out there but it has been tough with the winds and the cold, as the cod thin out it could soon be worth giving the wrecks a look if the water clears, somebody told me that a five pound place washed up on the beach...it won’t be long.
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district
for week commencing 28th January 2013

Back to autumn, we have an amazing forecast this week with a three day south westerly storm in the middle of the week. This is just the type of weather to wash-in ‘fish food’ up to the ‘point’ to be plundered by the fish, will the cod move back in...or will it be bass? We cold weather slowed down the fishermen but not the fish with plenty of dads about, just as well with ‘The Dab World Championship’ on Sunday February 3rd. Sea temperatures dropped another degree in the cold weather I expect they will ‘bounce’ back this week, tides are good medium springs peaking on Thursday.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
With a predominately south westerly airflow venues like these are great in the wind (behind your back) plenty of fish about all you need is lugworm.
Tailor Road 
As above escape from the worst of the weather, ideal for a short session on a spring tide 3 hours up to 1 hour down.
Back of the boats
With the rising temperatures, extreme weather on a rising tide from the lifeboat up behind the boats should produce a few surprises maybe a return of the cod or even bass.
Dungeness
This could be a great week, with the water so stirred up fishing the ‘point’ could be brilliant. If the wind backs north westerly the ‘walkway’ comes into play, as do the lookout tower or behind the station. Fish for the dabs or give it a go for a cod drawn into the beach by the washed up food.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh should be ‘magic’ as the winds drop, access to Galloways will depend on the army, but the forecast is very good for these venues.
Jurys Gap
The same goes for here; with plenty of ‘colour’ in the water we should see plenty of fish on a rising tide.
Boat fishing
We are getting reports of big cod being caught at ‘Kerton Road’, these fish could have moved back in after spawning to take advantage of the food source (whiting). The weather forecast is for a good ‘stir-up’, so we could be back to October...so break out the cuttle?

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21st January 2013
That east wind has a real edge to it; linked with the snow it has dropped the sea temperatures this week to around 7 to 8 degrees. Tides are short (small) all week building towards the weekend, great for dabs as their size is increasing, plenty of species about, whiting, dabs, flounder, dogfish, rockling, pouting, rockling, poor cod and of course codling. With lugworm in short supply give ragworm a go, dabs love it!
Pirate Springs and Littlestone
Winds this week are forecasted to be variable (and a bit warmer) dabs are the main target, should be plenty about.
Tailor Road
If the wind drops a bit another high tide venue as above plenty of winter species about.
Back of the boats
Short tides will keep a reasonable depth of water behind the boats, loads of dabs, whiting and dogfish with the odd codling, bluey is great for dogs, cuttle for the codling and with lug in very short supply ragworm for the dabs.
Dungeness
With the small tides it should be easier on the point to hold bottom, if the wind keeps north east no problem the ‘walkway’ gives you a bit of protection but still deep water. Easy access to the ‘lookout tower’ from the concrete road, behind the power stations down to the ‘Diamond’ will give you even more protection.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dab heaven at Dengemarsh, tricky to get access to Galloways, always a chance of a codling?
Jurys Gap
Ideal in a north easterly, a bit exposed in a south westerly, normal winter species.
Boat fishing
Plenty of codling at Kerton Road on top of the bank, thornbacks and maybe an odd huss, as usual at this time of the year it all depends on a ‘weather window’!
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 14th January 2013
With a return to winter we are having some rare (this year) easterly winds which I bet will bring the school bass back to the beach. The tides are massive for the next few days with the odd cod being reported but as they drop to the weekend should bring dabs back in force. Lugworm has been in short supply (due to the high pressure) so don’t forget dabs like ragworm as well as frozen lug. Plenty of dogfish after dark and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the odd bull huss about...we did last year!
Pirate Springs and Littlestone 
With the change in the wind direction will give good surf on these beaches, food being blown into the bay will increase the chance of codling and bass.
Tailor Road
Big tides, big surf should be interesting depending on how much wind we get.
Back of the boats
With so much water pushing through in the beginning of the week plus the surf should give some interesting fishing if you can handle the wind and cold, low water up should be favourite.
Dungeness
Very tough conditions with enormous tides and the wind in your face to start the week on the ‘point’ from the walkway to behind the power stations down to the ‘diamond’ it’s a different matter with a north east wind on your back making it easier to cast big baits (cuttlefish) for big fish.
Dengemarsh & Galloways 
These venues also benefit from strong north east winds should be plenty of dabs and we hope a few codling.
Jurys Gap 
As with the other west bay venues you can fish it in easterly winds, more open than the rest depends on the wind strength, all winter species should be available.
Boat fishing
Very tough on the dinghy’s from the clubs as well as the charter boats with the east winds, keep looking for a weather ‘window’ plenty of fish about (different species) though we would expect the cod to thin out we could see more big fish...45lb?
Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 7th January 2013
What a week the wind drops temperatures rise and we have the biggest cod in years caught at Kerton Road! This week we are heading towards the biggest tides of the month, the forecast is still mostly mild and calm ideal for dabs but those codling won’t stay away. Sea temperatures are still around 9 degrees (what I would expect in May), lugworm is in short supply due to the high pressure lets hope the bigger tides give us more sand to find them.
Pirate springs and Littlestone
With the quiet conditions we should see plenty of dabs about, the growing tides will also help.
Tailor Road
The bigger tides at the end of the week will add interest to venues like these with more water movement, ‘sticky’ lug for the dabs.
Back of the boats
It’s been so busy behind the boats with plenty of fish coming out, loads of dabs, whiting as well as dogfish, flounder and codling mostly after dark, this week should be even better with more water movement, best baits worm tipped with sprat (or any fish) is favourite.
Dungeness
Keep to low water on the point with the building tides but excellent conditions from the ‘lookout tower’ to the ‘diamond’ to fish from low water up, but don’t get stuck in front of the power stations ‘bund’ on a rising spring tide.
Dengemarsh & Galloways
Dengemarsh is fishing well for all the winter species, dabs being best with the odd codling, shame that Galloways is ‘live’ again.
Jurys Gap
The big tides towards the end of the week should give this venue a boost depending on the weather.
Boat fishing
What can I say with the biggest cod for years coming out last week, plenty more cod out there to go for at Kerton Road with quite a few thornbacks and some jumbo whiting. If calm enough could be worth an ‘early’ look at the wrecks or maybe a trip out to the banks.
Tony Hills
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