Thursday 25 September 2014

Over 50s Beach Fishing Competition - Pevensey Bay - Thursday 25th September 2014

Over 50s Beach Fishing Competition - Pevensey Bay -Thurs 25th September 2014

Fortnightly Over 50s Beach Competitions run throughout the autumn/winter and are co-ordinated from Anglers Den. These comps usually take place on a weekday between 11am - 3pm.

It has now been decided that these comps will also be awarded points in order that at the end of the series of competitions (over 50s), an overall winner will be decided, receiving a trophy, and a donated prize (Saga Holiday for 1).

Points will be awarded as follows: 15 points for the winner, decreasing down to 1 point 

Results - Thurs 25th Sept 2014:

1st Ian Hopper 2lb 8oz       -  (15 points)
2nd Iain Smart 2lb 3½oz     - (14 points)
3rd Keith Erridge  2lb 3¼oz - (13 points)
4th Tony Bush 1lb 10oz            - (12 points)
5th  Vernon Vivian 1lb 3¾oz    - (11 points)
6th  Mick Perfect 1lb ¾oz        - (10 points)
7th Mick Tims  7½oz                - (9 points)
8th Carol Vivian 5¼oz               - (8 points)
9th Gordon Welfare 5oz            - (7 points)

The next Over 50s Comp will be held  on Thurs 9th Oct, 11am - 3pm.

Pictured here is Iain Smart with his 1lb 9¼oz Dover Sole caught in the Over 50s Comp on 25th Sept.

Iain Smart with 1lb 9¼oz Dover Sole

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Liam's Ballan Wrasse - Shore Fishing at Langney Point Eastbourne - 24th September 2014

Liam Lambert caught this 3lb 2oz Ballan Wrasse at Langney Point, Eastbourne on 24th September. A fish of this size caught from the shore is an exceptional catch in this area. Liam was using ragworm bait ledgering on the bottom.

For information about Shore Fishing Marks along the Sussex Coast, including Langney Point visit:

Monday 22 September 2014

Anderida Beach Competition - 18th Match - Mon 22nd September 2014

Anderida Beach Competition - 18th Match - Mon 22nd September 2014

 Anderida Fishing Club held a beach competition on Monday 22nd September in Pevensey Bay, with 16 anglers fishing.

Species caught included Flounder, Whiting and Codling.

1st  Jim Whippy 5lb 15½oz
2nd Ian Hopper 5lb 6¼oz
3rd Colin Isaacs 4lb 14½oz

Superpool Colin Everest (Whiting) 14oz
Heaviest flat Colin Everest (Flounder) 6oz
Heaviest round fish Colin Everest (Whiting) 14oz

Sunday 21 September 2014

Pevensey Bay Aqua Club Competition - 9th Match - Sun 21st September 2014

Pevensey Bay Aqua Club Competition - 9th Match - Sun 21st September 2014

The 9th Pevensey Bay Aqua Club Beach Competition of 2014 was fished on Sun 21st September between 9am - 1pm in Pevensey Bay, with 23 anglers fishing.

Results as follows:
1st Paul Parsons
2nd Ian Hopper
3rd Dan Puttick
4th Iain Smart

Biggest Flatfish Dan Puttick (Flounder) 8oz
Biggest Round Fish Ian Hopper (Garfish) 1lb 2oz

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Monday 15 September 2014

Charter Boat Challenge - Bexhill Sea Angling Festival - 15th Sept 2014

Teams of Four - Five Boats - A Species Hunt - Six Hours at Sea -The Charter Boat Challenge!

Surely a major highlight of the Angling Competitions of the Bexhill Sea Angling Festival 2014 must be the Charter Boat Challenge. What a sight to see five of the Charter boats who operate out of Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour all heading out to sea in the spirit of local angling camaraderie and competition.

Fishing limits for the comp formed a triangle pointing seaward, from Eastbourne light house, to the Sovereign light tower and back to the Cooden Beach Hotel.

The days started with each team of four anglers drawing pegs to see which boat and skipper they were with for the day. Taking part in the event were the following experienced and established local skippers: Excalibur (Lance Brown), Panther (Brian Kent), Misty Blue (Peter Byers), Katrina (Roger Wilson) and Aladard (Phil Batt).

The teams entering the competition brought together a whole range of local  Angling Clubs and Organisations. Teams were entered from Pevensey Bay Aqua Club, Eastbourne Angling Association, Anderida Fishing Club, Hastings Angling Centre, Angling Trust, Hook Line and Sinker, Bexhill Sea Angling Club and Anglers Den.

This was a Catch and Release comp with no size limits, with the teams having to record as many species as possible on their catch charts as they were landed, before returning them to the sea.

With the wind blowing from the east fishing was not expected to be particularly good, but by the end of the day the total number of different species recorded by all the competitors was 21.

The winning team was from The Eastbourne Angling Club fishing aboard Aladard, skippered by Phil Batt. They recorded 14 different species for a total of 25 points. The catch included a very rare John Dory! The EAA winning team comprised of Dave Pringle, Colin Mason, Mark Almeida, and Ben Harris.

Second place went to Hastings Angling Centre who were fishing aboard Excalibur skippered by Lance Brown, who recorded 11 species for a total of 20 points. In third place was Jim Whippy's  'Anderida All Stars' with 19 points, who were fishing aboard Katrina skippered by Roger Wilson.

Pictured below is Colin Crosby from the Hastings Angling Centre Team aboard Excalibur, with a very nice Black Bream.

The three winning teams each received cash prize monies from the entry fee, and prizes which were donated by Anglers Den in Pevensey Bay and Hook, Line and Sinker in Bexhill.

Feedback so far about this successful event has been very positive, with many participants already expressing an interest in fishing this event again next year.

Sunday 14 September 2014

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival - Beach Specimen Hunt 8th - 12th Sept, Pegged Open Beach Competition - 13th Sept 2014 and Bass Specimen Hunt - 14th Sept 2014

The Angling Competitions of the Bexhill Sea Angling Festival continued this week with the Beach Specimen Hunt which took place from 8th - 12th Sept.
John Trotman was the overall winner catching Codling, Mackerel and Eel (pictured below).

Saturday 13th Sept the Pegged Open Beach Competition took place on Bexhill seafront.
1st Mick Webb  - pictured below
2nd - Dave Boyling
3rd - Ralph Crosby
4th - Callum Jones
In addition to the above cash prizes, a number of tackle prizes were also donated by Hook, Line and Sinker who sponsored the competition.

The Bass Specimen Hunt was held on Sunday 14th September. Only one Bass was caught, and the 2nd and 3rd prizes were determined by the heaviest fish weighed in of other species.The competition was sponsored by Sussex Angling Media.  Results as follows:
1st - Tony Bush - Bass - 3lb 11oz
2nd - Tony McAffee Williams - Eel - 1lb 3½oz
3rd - Alan Young - Sole - 1lb 3oz

Pictured below is Tony Bush with his winning Bass.

Friday 12 September 2014

Shore caught Bass from Joe - 12th Sept 2014

Another nice-sized Bass from an Eastbourne beach - this 4lb Bass was caught by Joe Legate alongside the pier with mackerel fillet.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Anderida Beach Competition - 17th Match - Mon 8th September 2014

Anderida Beach Competition - 17th Match - Mon 8th September 2014

 Anderida Fishing Club held a beach competition on Monday 8th September in Pevensey Bay, with 24 anglers fishing. Good news is that the expected Codling are just starting to show. Pictured below is Malcolm Payne with a 2lb 1oz Cod which took the heaviest round fish and superpool. Other species caught included Bass, Flounder, Dover Sole, Whiting and Eel.

1st  Kim McGreevy 3lb 1½oz
2nd Malcolm Payne 2lb 6¼oz
3rd Dan Wood 2lb 4½oz
 4th  Gerald Sergeant 2lb 3½oz

Superpool Malcolm Payne (Cod) 2lb 1oz
Heaviest flat Dan Wood (Dover Sole)  13oz
Heaviest round fish Malcolm Payne  (Cod) 2lb 1oz

Sunday 7 September 2014

Bill's Plaice - Boat Fishing on 'Sunnihu' out of Eastbourne - 7th Sept 2014

Bill sent us this picture of a good  sized late-summer  Plaice (just under 6lb) which he caught on 7th September during a trip out from Eastbourne on his friends boat 'Sunnihu'. The catch was made about 3 miles off Hastings.

Grants first Turbot - boat fishing - Sunday 7th September

Grant Strick sent us this fantastic picture of his first Turbot, weighing in at 8½lbs which he caught boat fishing off Eastbourne on Sunday 7th September.

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival - Festival Weekend Competitions - 6th and 7th September 2014

The Bexhill Sea Angling Festival got off to an excellent start on Saturday 6th September with the first of the angling competitions, the Kayak Match which was sponsored by Anglers Den. This competition was fished as a photo recorded, catch and release species hunt.

Pictured below are the winners who were presented with their prizes by Sam Morgan of Anglers Den.
1st Mark Radcliffe - 8 species
2nd Martin Collison - 6 species
3rd Mark Hobbs - 5 species

Sunday 7th September was the turn of the Junior Pegged Beach Match on Bexhill Seafront which was fished in difficult conditions with bright sunshine and flat calm seas with a dropping tide.

The Junior Match was sponsored by Anglers Den and the result was joint first for two juniors who both caught Smoothounds - pictured below are Martin Payne and Dan Tillett receiving their prizes from Glyn Morgan.

The Anglers Den stand was located in the new Angling Village at the Festival this year, alongside other fishing tackle shops and suppliers, and a range of other angling organisations. Glyn spent the weekend demonstrating various angling techniques and equipment, as well as enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and some festival cuisine!

Saturday 6 September 2014

A late summer Plaice off Eastbourne - 6th Sept 2014

Pictured above is Tim Goble who caught this nice late summer 4¼lb Plaice fishing in his boat off Eastbourne on Saturday 6th September.


Sami's Shore Caught Bass - close to Eastbourne Pier - Sat 6th Sept 2014

Sami sent us these pictures of the two Bass (total weight of 15lb) which he caught off the shore close to Eastbourne Pier just before midnight, on Saturday 6th Sept.