Fishing Forecast



Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 18th March 2019
The weather as usual is 'key' when it comes to sea fishing, after continuous wind all week, the water totally stirred up, we start this week with calm weather light winds all week as the tides rise, thats the forecast, but next Saturday the tides peak at 8.3m and the wind returns. Sea temperatures around 8 to 9 degrees as I write this but with sunny weather temperatures should rise.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Calmer weather and rising tides should see more rays.

Tailor Road 
The quiet after the storm hopefully...a few flatfish and bass.

Back of the boats
Should be ideal towards the end of the week as the tides build. I expect to see more rays coming out to fish baits. Try the flooding tide from low water up.

Dungeness
From one extreme to the other, but the 'point' is never easy on a big spring tide so behind the power stations would be best. Flatfish and bass will be the targets...a spring codling?

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
With the calm weather (up to the weekend) we should see more flounder, dabs and bass...and rays to fish baits.

Jurys Gap 
Another big tide sequence...so be careful.

Boat fishing
Can we get afloat this has been the weekend problem with the weather...if we can there is some great fishing. Plaice in the west bay, rays in the east bay, spurdogs on the banks, big tides to wrecking (to fast on the drift) but the fish are out there.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 11th March 2019
Its more like October weather than March, wet and windy all week...but the good news its westerly, south westerly, north westerly but if you fish the east bay side of the 'point' the wind will be on your back! Sea temperatures have eased a degree with all the wind, but the good news it has washed in plenty of food...and plenty of fish. Tides are cutting this week so fresh lugworm will be difficult...more good news, some bass starting to show.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With the wind on your back...so much easier...lots of rays about coming to mainly fish baits.

Tailor Road  
The secret 'hide out' in extreme westerly weather, ideal for a short high tide visit!

Back of the boats
Some great fishing with the wind on your back...plenty of new 'flat cod' about with some great reports. Like the rest of this end of the east bay, with the wind on the back you can fish this venue in challenging conditions. Cutting tides will make it easier to hold bottom.

Dungeness 
This is going to be a very tough week, all you can do is watch the weather like a hawk to spot a weather window, if and when the wind drops. Don't forget big seas will still be running but if you do get a few hours when you can stand up, the fishing can be worth it!

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Should be knee deep in flounders...but with this week's forecast...it could be a 'blow out'...if you are really up for it watch the weather day by day, to find a gap...should be loads of shellfish washing in from the bigger tides last week.

Jurys Gap 
With the forecast...it can get very scary down there...don't get cut off from walkways over high water.

Boat fishing 
Well looking at the weather forecast...I feel sorry for the charter skippers they won't be going afloat much this week (outside chance on Sunday). But if by some miracle it changes there are plenty of fish about...plaice in the west bay, thornbacks in the east bay.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 4th March 2019
Well sea temperatures are rising this week (9 degrees), like the tides, peaking next weekend. Weather has returned to its 'normal' wet & windy with gales till Thursday looking very good for Friday (current weather forecast). With a forecasted wind direction of south westerly this should push food from the west bay into the beach and up towards the 'point'...with plenty of surf this week I expect to see a few bass being caught.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Worth a go if you can find a gap in the weather...should produce a mixed bag.

Tailor Road 
Our secret 'hide out' in extreme south westerly weather good for three hours over high water.

Back of the boats
Building tides this week helps, one of the few places on the south coast you can fish in a force 8 south westerly...should be invigorating if you are up for a challenge...these conditions can through up some cracking fish.

Dungeness 
The moment the wind backs off on Thursday and Friday it looks perfect...but as we know the forecast...is what it says a forecast...not guaranteed so watch for the gap in the weather. The 'point' could be too tough but behind the power stations can be great with a good surf running and plenty of 'colour'.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Looking for the gap in the weather towards the end of the week...with so much 'colour' in the water should bring in plenty of flounder in to feed.

Jurys Gap 
Should see some massive surf this week...could see some bass.

Boat fishing 
If the weather forecast is right Thurs/Friday gives you a chance to get afloat...plenty of fish out there best chance with the 'stir up' would be fish baits on the bottom, or inshore with worm for a plaice.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and District for week commencing 25th February 2019
Unbelievable weather has brought many fishermen to the beach...very busy with plenty of bait about. Fishing has been a bit patchy some days plenty of dabs, flounder, dogfish and a few early plaice, but not for everyone, remember bright sunshine, calm seas are not the ideal catching conditions. Sea temperatures with the 'hot' and calm weather have risen this week to over eight degrees...looking at the weather forecast for the week, bright calm weather to continue till Friday...then a big change as strong south westerly winds sweep in...Shame the tides will be so short. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Pretty quiet till Friday with a change in the weather should see things pick up.

Tailor Road 
If the forecast is right...next weekend when the winds back this venue is ideal for a short high tide trip.

Back of the boats
With the cutting tides this week will slow things down...but come the south westerly strong winds forecast on Friday this will be the place to be.

Dungeness
This week tides are dropping should see more dabs, if the forecast is right we are in for a bit of a 'stir up' from Friday, this should produce some surf and 'colour' and bring fish in to the beach, if you can handle the wind.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These underrated venues should see more flatfish and early plaice (it is February!). If we get the forecasted south westerly wind...if you can handle the wind that surf could produce some early bass.

Jurys Gap
Small tides this week (one of my customers got wet yesterday being 'cut off' by the big spring tide...always check).

Boat fishing
Brilliant weather till Friday (forecast) then a strong south westerly airflow...getting out could be a problem. Main species being fished for inshore are rays and early plaice, offshore pollock (if the water is clear) more spurdog about on the banks. So fish baits for rays and spurdog (blueys, herring, squid and mackerel) lugworm (fresh or frozen) for the flatties.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 18th February 2019
What a weather forecast this week...by the end of the week it could be 'T' shirt weather...the fishing continues to be good, and with the very big tides (Friday 8.3m) I expect it to continue. Inshore sea temperatures could even rise this week! Bait (fresh lugworm) has been in short supply so ragworm will have to take the strain along with fish baits...but this forecast is too good to miss.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
The big tides should create more fish interest even with the calm weather.

Tailor Road 
A great venue on these big tides for a few hours over high water...should find plenty of dabs.

Back of the boats
Has been fishing well...we have forcasted a small south westerly blow on Wednesday...ideal.

Dungeness
With such big tides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday...it will be really hard work to hold bottom over high water on the 'point'. Behind the power stations it will be easier, if the wind drops out that will be a help...down to the 'diamond' better still. The fishing this February has been brilliant (unlike years past) plenty of dabs an increasing number of flounder, the odd early plaice...and fewer whiting! 

Dengemarsh & Galloways
What a superb tide sequence for these venues, big tides can be brilliant here, depending how much wind we get. Plenty of flatties about and we should see more plaice, next weekend is looking good.

Jurys Gap
Big, big tides, this venue should fish well.

Boat fishing
The report I had in Saturday, some cracking pollock fishing on the wrecks, this week's forecast (from Wednesday onwards) is brilliant. Flat calm, big tides, lunchtime high waters...no excuse. If you want to go for the spring plaice lugworm could be in short supply in spite of the big tides but ragworm works OK. Should find plenty of rays in the bays, on the banks spurdog etc, on fish baits...enjoy the weather make the most of it..

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 11th February 2019
Early hours of Monday morning the wind is due to drop...the forecast is for light winds all week?...But air temperatures fairly warm with the wind coming from the south and west, sea temperatures are around seven degrees...for the first time this winter colder than the air temperature. Small tides this week so fresh bait will be difficult, typical as the beach fishing has been brilliant. 

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With calm seas, shorts tides...hopefully plenty of dabs.

Tailor Road 
If you fancy a short trip over high water 2 up 1 down...ideal.

Back of the boats
With the forecasted wind direction (south westerly) this venue should be favourite, plenty of dogfish, dabs and flounder being reported...maybe a codling?

Dungeness
Small tides, but with light winds the whole of the west bay should be 'fit' but the top spots should be the 'wooden walkway' or the lookout tower to the corner power stations for some dab and flounder.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
The predicted weather is ideal...along with dabs and flounder you could find some early spring plaice.

Jurys Gap
Smaller tides...should have plenty of flatfish about.

Boat fishing 
The weather hasn't helped boats trying to get out. When they have reports I have received have been 'patchy'. Plenty of rays and hounds on rough ground. I had a report of big dabs in the west bay along with early plaice...this will get better, if we can get afloat.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing  4th February 2019
Good tides all week, hopefully the changing weather forecast will encourage more bait to show. With a change of wind direction to the prevailing south westerly with some strong gusts forecast should stir things up nicely...and it's getting warmer! 

Pirate springs and Littlestone
We have had some strange reports...one day loads of whiting, next day loads of dabs, then loads of dogfish...but dabs are tasty.

Tailor Road 
With strong south westerly winds forecast, should be good for a few hours over high water,

Back of the boats
This could be the 'hot spot' in the lee of a strong south westerly airflow. We have seen some big catches over the last couple of weeks...even a thornback ray.

Dungeness 
The tides are a decent size all week and with the weather forecast a bit of hard work. Some great dab fishing behind the power stations, but it depends on how much wind we get, at least with that direction it will feel warmer.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
These are great venues for a few dabs but you will have to find a gap in the wind between blows.

Jurys Gap
Good tides but as said elsewhere depends how much wind you can handle.

Boat fishing 
It hasn't been easy to get afloat, but if you can we have had some nice spurdogs from the east bay and good dabs (and plaice) inshore in the west bay...I'm sure the wrecks will fish but getting out there is another challenge.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 28.01.19

This is a shortened version this week (back to normal next week). We have a had few problems this week being being taken off line by our hosting company for six days...hours being spent trying to get some sense out of them...thanks to Patricia my wife on 'keeping at it' and tracking them down to get the right result!

Tides this week are 'poor' till Sunday...so bait will be a challenge. Weather looks interesting with snow forecasted for Thursday.

Fishing has been great...not many anglers about but plenty of fish, good dabs and plenty of them...massive dogfish in large numbers and few more flounders.






Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 21.01.19
Well this week we have the first big 'spring' tides of the year peaking on Thursday...sea temperatures are around 7.5 degrees, so the sea is slowly cooling as winter bites deeper. Tides this week are a decent size right through to the weekend...funny old weather forecast, a real mixed bag, mostly northerly with the odd westerly blip as a 'front' goes through...could even see some snow? Fresh lug has been a bit of a challenge with the cold weather but I'm carrying ragworm as a 'live' back up for the flatties.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Plenty of fish for the 'Vets' last week at Littlestone but surprisingly no dabs just whiting, dogfish and the odd rockling. I hope to see more this week.

Tailor Road  
So if we do get some more south westerly blows ideal for a couple of hours around high tide.

Back of the boats
Last week was disappointing no south westerly gales...this week who knows! But reports this week see more large dogfish on fish baits...massive tides you needs some serious lead weights on a rising tide, if the wind swings north easterly you should see some big surf.

Dungeness 
Back to big...very big tides by Thursday so I would avoid the 'point' except at low water. Big tidal movement can bring some big fish movement...we will see. Much easier behind the power stations to 'hold bottom', should see more dabs but they are a bit late in showing in numbers this year.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
If the weather forecast is right and the wind swings north easterly with the big tides should be good for a few fish...should see more dabs and flounder.

Jurys Gap   
Massive tides this week...could be interesting.

Boat fishing
Hard going with only a few cod being reported. Plenty of rays about, and quite a few spurdog being caught on fish baits inshore in the East bay. Dabs and spring plaice in the west bay. Still some good fishing when the boats can get afloat.

Tony Hills 
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 14.01.19
It has been a strange week...very few anglers about, so no 'proper' reports but the 'buzz' is that we have more dabs, still hordes of whiting with monster dogfish about. As the high pressure breaks down we see a more changeable forecast for the week, winds will be increasing in strength...and some could be south westerly! Sea temperatures have eased this week to around 8 degrees...but not that bad for the time of year. Tides this week are small, lowest on Tuesday then building towards the week end...where to fish, looking ahead it will be day by day choice depending on wind direction and strength.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Everyday will be different with the weather...but it will interesting to see how the DAA 'Vets' match turns out at Littlestone.

Tailor Road
We are due some strong south westerly winds...ideal for a couple of hours over high water.

Back of the boats
You can expect a real mixed bag of fish...yes whiting, some big dogfish more dabs and the odd flounder. The forecast is for some south westerly blows...yippee a chance to see some food being pushed up from the west bay and around the point.

Dungeness
Small tides make for easier fishing on the point, ideal would be on the back of a south westerly blow...if we get one. It all feels a bit out of time, more like November than January, so don't give up. More dabs and the odd flounder should appear behind the power stations, on the calmer days.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Next week end as the tides start to build could be good, just watch the weather.

Jurys Gap
The west bay should have more flatfish, tides start building by next weekend.

Boat fishing
It's all a bit sad, the weather has been a bit erratic so getting afloat can be a challenge...I remember years ago when I was running boat matches on a Sunday (twice a month) the odds of being good weather could be 14 to 1...not brilliant. The reports coming in are mostly 'bits & pieces' and a few rays. It will get better we just have to 'tough' it out.

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 07.01.19
More high pressure this week...yes it will be a bit windy but the wind direction is still north westerly...what we need is a strong south westerly to stir up the water and encourage the fish inshore. But let's take a "reality check"...years ago when we had high pressure over the UK in January we could 'blank' week after week. But at least at the moment we have plenty of fish about, it could be a lot worse than now. Tides this week are pretty good not cutting till Thursday (a small set of springs) with offshore winds. Sea temperatures are slowly slipping but still about 9c still pretty high for the time of year.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Offshore breeze, not perfect but we should see more flatties about.

Tailor Road
Tides are good for here, could see a few dabs with the whiting.

Back of the boats
No big bass been reported, but the weather feels more like November than January. The sea this week will have more movement (and colour)...not perfect but better than nothing. Expect a mixed bag but we should see more dabs.

Dungeness 
Tides are a decent size this week, but the wind direction shouldn't push the tide on, so the point should be fishable better at low water. Easier going down behind the power stations, all winter species are about with more flatties being reported. 

Dengemarsh & Galloways 
Mixed species with the better tides, Dengemarsh should have more dabs and a growing number of flounders. Fish baits could bring a surprise ray at Galloways...that's another species that appears to be all year round.

Jurys Gap
Better tides, a bit more colour in the water...always worth a go.

Boat fishing
Still hearing about reports from the 'commercials' of catch of codling but it's tough on the inshore marks. Plenty of rays about, some big shoals moving about...but looking at the weather forecast it could be a bit to 'lumpy' for most. With the sea temperature at nine degrees in the surface layers (warmer down below) anything could turn up.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 31.12.18
Well happy New Year. This week we have high pressure, according to the weather forecast, sea temperatures are still clinging to double figures but the forecast is for colder air temperatures this week. Tides are cutting till Tuesday bait could be dug from Thursday but with high pressure this could be difficult. Fishing with the clear waters should see more dabs and (I expect flounder any time soon) bass could be all year round and more rays in the bays.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
Not easy, whiting and the odd dab.

Tailor Road 
Still a few bass about.

Back of the boats 
The home of giant dogfish...but anything could turn up, with clear water and still conditions not easy, but with a bit of surf you could see a very big bass.

Dungeness
Tides are fairly tame this week so it should be fishable, as for the fishing tough in daylight, but you never know, traditionally this is the time of year for a big fish...if one is out there. Behind the power stations should with these calm clear conditions hopefully to start producing a few dabs.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Flat calm conditions not so easy, but we should see a few flatties showing and it could be worth a go at Galloways for a ray on fish bait.

Jurys Gap
Calm and cold...but could see s few flatties.

Boat fishing
Well as I said last week it could be worth a go on the wrecks...well one boat from the VBC had a cracking day catching pollack to 13lb. The same down below still catching conger, weird what's happened to winter? A few codling are being reported in Hythe bay...but that's 'commercial's' getting a few in the nets. Plenty of rays about inshore along with some 'giant' whiting.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 24.12.18
As Christmas holidays are upon us...the wind drops out...and after a day or two so will the 'colour'...but 'hey' you could pick up more bass and flatties. Good for the boats...but by the weekend it could get more of a 'stir' up if you trust the weather forecast more than a day ahead. The sea temperatures are still clinging to double figures (10c) tides hold good till Friday...but the building high pressure could make worm digging difficult.

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Best wake till the weekend until we get some 'weather'

Tailor Road
The same really, best in a southerly blow.

Back of the boats
Easy fishing during the week...but could be a whiting fest in the clear water!

Dungeness
Next weekend could be interesting, yes the tides are cutting but if we get a bit of surf action, anything could turn up.

Dengemarsh & Galloways  
With the calm forecast we could see more flatties move in as the water clears...always a chance of a bass.

Jurys Gap
Not ideal conditions for this venue.

Boat fishing
Not many cod being reported...but don't despair...we have plenty of rays including blonde's about. Further out with the still warm seas, still plenty of fish about...depends on water clarity for artificial lures on the wrecks.

Tony Hills
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Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 17.12.18
More of the same this week, the weather is still up and down, so keep an eye on the weather and wind direction for those all important weather windows. Plenty of colour in the water should help with the number of fish moving into the beach. Tides this week are getting better, building and peaking next Sunday, sea temperatures have dropped two degrees with the cold snap, but should stabilise this week as air temperatures rise. Still plenty of bass being reported to make up for the rarer codling.

Pirate springs and Littlestone 
With the rising tides should see more fish about not just whiting.

Tailor Road
Ideal for a couple of hours up to high water in a south westerly wind.

Back of the boats
We have a few south or south westerly blows forecasted and with the rising tides it could be some good fishing but you will need some serious lead.

Dungeness
The current weather forecast is giving a gap in the wind on Wednesday & Thursday so that would be the time to tackle the 'point' fishing through low water would be easier. Behind the power stations would be good if you can get on the back of a blow.

Dengemarsh & Galloways
Sea temperatures should stabilise this week, it looks to me the bass could be around to the New Year. So as I have said elsewhere just time it right as the wind drops.

Jurys Gap
Some big tides coming up, again find a gap in the weather.

Boat fishing
Still a challenge to get afloat, not many cod being reported (so far) but we have seen some decent blonde rays on fish baits, along with some very big whiting. With the conveyor belt of storms giving the sea a good stir up it should put fish on the bottom. The sea is still warmish; it feels to me that we are still out of balance there is time for a cod.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Cracking tides.

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

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Not ideal.

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 








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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle





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

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

Tailor Road
Plenty of whiting after dark.

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap 
Quiet tides this week.

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                     






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                           





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                                     





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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Quiet tides...but lovely weather.                                                      

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                                  




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle   





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                                




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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Bass and eels on the rising tide.

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

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 









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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

Tailor Road 
Plenty of bass not much else.

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap 
Not massive tides, with offshore winds.

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle





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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Good tides should be worth a visit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Not the ideal tides next weekend.

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap  
Should see more bass starting to show.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                                               





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 





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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Nice tides and warming seas, looking good.

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle                                    




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle 




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle

                                            


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle
                                                                        



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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Better tides this should see more dabs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills  
Seagull Fishing Tackle 
                                                                            




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

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

Tailor Road 
Ideal in a westerly breeze over high water.

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
Good tides for this immense storm beach.

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 


     



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

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

Tailor Road 
The short session venue over high tide.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle      



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle        





Fishing forecast for Dungeness and district for week commencing 1.1.2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle      





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

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Should see more dabs in daylight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle          




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle 
         



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle      




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

Pirate springs and Littlestone
Whiting, whiting and more whiting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle     







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

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

Tailor Road
With small tides could be a bit scratchy.

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills 
Seagull Fishing Tackle              







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

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

Tailor Road
Still catching small bass...

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Hills
Seagull Fishing Tackle

           



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tailor Road
Still plenty of bass about.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jurys Gap
A good tide sequence for this storm beach.

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

Tony Hills  
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