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25-10-2007, 16:33 #1
Fishing between Sheppey and Whitstable
Hi, I am new to boat fishing and have managed to blag my way onto a friends boat (who's not a fisherman) and am looking for any help or suggestions on where I should go to get some decent catches. We are launching from Conyer on Monday 29th October and returning the next day. We are heading towards Sheppey or to Whitstable. Also has anyone fished this area recently and what have they caught? Thanks.
25-10-2007, 18:10 #2monktonladGuest
Hi there and welcome to the forum..
We were out in our inflatable dinghy last weekend somewhere between Minnis Bay and Reculver. We were not very far out and we had 64 whiting, 4 dogfish and one small codling. The report is on here somewhere.. Just click the link for it.
Minnis bay 20/10/07 out in the inflatable
As for nearer Whitstsble I would guess it's about the same as we had. If you do a search either in the boat forum or the southeast you might find more information.
26-10-2007, 15:37 #3
Hi there & welcome, iI fish that area most of the time, good question where to go! depends on the size of the boat & wind direction N. Easter it gets a bit lumpy but if its OK try & get out to the red sand towers just on the edge of the shipping lane or behind the wind farm with good reports lots of whiting, a few doggies &dabs just starting to show. inshore towards whitstable it is really to shallow.But if you come back up the Swale`half a mile off Shellness deeper water a good place for bass. But if it is to windy just down from Conyer is a deep water area known as the Grounds which is always safe fishing.Good luck Rob
26-10-2007, 15:47 #4
31-10-2007, 15:17 #5
Catch Report 29/30th October
Thanks for everyones advice on the above thread. Just thought I would fill you in on the trip. Set off from Conyer and headed to the Isle of Grain, we figured if it blew up (as was forecast) we would be better off sheltered there. Fished up to high tide and had good catch of whiting, pout, few doggies, 3 codling (up to 2lb), dab and even a lobster! My friend caught a lovely 9lb bass on mackeral - this proved to be the best catch of the trip. The following morning again produced more whiting and one small bass. Looking forward to getting back out again, may try towards wind farm next trip.
31-10-2007, 15:45 #6
Sounds like a good trip!!Herne Bay - The thinking Angler's Mark.
"A lie will travel half way round the world before the truth has had a chance to put its pants on" - Winston Churchill.