I know this subjects been raised before but thought it best to raise it again Fished on board Terry Batts boat "vicky emma" on Thurs15th march on the back of the good reports from the previous weekend. Got out to the area that they had been getting good hauls of codling and roker from off the clacton and walton coastline Wallet area to find 3 trawlers all working within 1/2 mile from the shore. Bang goes the "spring run" of fish all cleaned up over the coarse of a couple of days. Seems strange they turn up 3-5 days after it was reported on wsf and Leader lines. Coincidence or do they read whats going on and where? Couldnt fish the mark terry wanted to due to it being in the direct line of 2 boats working up and down. Being careful not to mention where, we moved somewhere else and had a good day anyway 25 codling and a dozen roker to 14.5 lb on the boat. Makes you wonder if you put in a report of loads of fish being caught at benfleet creek or some obscure location whether you would find trawlers working it 3 days later? Also heard news that a commercial boat hauled out 3/4 ton of skate over 2 days further up the coast what chance do we have?