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decided to have a crack at Dover today despite the appalling reports and strong winds, had a walk up there and decided the plan was n't quite such a good one!

with a 7.3 m tide and strong SW winds it was looking like a guarenteed early close and that was confirmed from the pier steward so a change of location was required and the old faithful Deal Pier seemed like a viable alternative with expectations pretty sodding low!

Still you have to fish as hard as you can wherever you go and so thats what I did and was rewarded with a starry smoothie of about 3lb first up followed by a small snottie and then a decent pouting and that was my lot, pretty bad but there was only one other fish caught whilst i was there and that was to the guy i was fishing with so not too bad all.

Fishing was slow, painfully slow with crabs stripping baits in about 5-6 minutes and even the pout were n't playing ball despite going down to size 6 hooks and fine wire booms but hey ho, if there not there then you can't catch them and smoothie was a small bonus!
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If you put in the effort and the hours you earn a result.
Well done on the starry, the pout and the eel.

A lot more than I caught sitting in doors thinking about it.
 
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well done andy,not bad for on there i spose.how are they getting on with the new caff?

and did u loose much gear?
 

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the right hand side is still pretty unfishable and in the strong tides even more so, donated three or four rigs to the fore even when i was clipping and whacking the baits with full pendulum's they were snagging on the old flint a fair way out, the left hand side was another matter really, no snags just a fair old problem holding bottom, the cafe is a month behind schedule with an expected completion the end of this month but it will now be end of next month....wait and see!

the situation with snags has always been a long running saga with Deal Pier but having left it be for most of the year it really is noticable how bad it has got, not a session that lives in the memory in any great way but still the odd fish around in daylight!

there have been a few small coddling coming up in the week apparently and i could well believe it looking at the water colour and disturbance and the largest fish for the month is about 6 1/2lb bass i think so the odd slightly better fish mixed amongst the rest!
 

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they are certainly around off shore its just still very early for them with the warm water temps at the mo, still bodes well for the winter season i feel and the 500 peelers sitting chilling in the freezer may well not have been frozen in vain!
 

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they are certainly around off shore its just still very early for them with the warm water temps at the mo, still bodes well for the winter season i feel and the 500 peelers sitting chilling in the freezer may well not have been frozen in vain!
i reckon your right cor i wish i had 500 peelers!!!
 

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Good effort as allways andy! :)
 
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