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I am hoping to try Dover and read the reports in the WSF link indicating that if one heads west of the harbour there is good potential at Goodwin and around. So I googled it - but couldnt see an obvious way in. Is there parking and is it a safe enough night spot? Any comments welcome about this area in general - i am practising for the Cod season. :)...
 

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Hi Pjjeff, think your wsf sat navs got its wires crossed somewhere mate!!, If you come out of Dover, Westwards along the coast, Your first Shore venue is Shakespeare beach, a shingle beach that runs from the Admiralty Pier to Shakespeare Cliff, about 1/3rd mile long, deepish water at the pier end leading to rough/rocky ground at the westward end. Can be fished 24 hrs on high and low water. Next port of call for beach angling would be The Channel Tunnel site at Samphire Ho, a man made concrete sea defence wall made from the spoil from the tunnel workings, fishing onto brocken ground over 2 man made granite block reefs, one at the base of the wall and another some 40-60 yds out. Access is via a road tunnel on the A20 coming out of Dover. Dawn till Dusk fishing by day ticket issued in Cafe /Amenity block. Cheap all day, safe ,parking,pay at meter. Night fishing is by prior request to IFN ltd, see Frank in the tea shop on site for more details, or Roy Skelton at Channel Angling, Dover. Next stop Westwards is an area known as 'The Warren', Folkestone, access is via a lane running from East Cliff road down to the Warren Camp site, limited parking, (not safe at night-vandals etc!), good fishing in winter for codling ,etc, from the concrete aprons and other spots going back towards Dover such as 'the horses head' and the 'black wall' ,night fishing can be productive for cods,bass and sole but beware of the parking problems.
Your thread mentions 'goodwins', that is a series of sand banks that run from the eastern side of Dover( about a mile out) to Deal and Walmer ,You cannot physically fish this from the shore, it is a boat angling venue! The nearest beach to the Eastern Arm Pier at Dover is at St Margarets Bay, shingle beach fishing onto very rough ground, further Eastward is an the old disused army firing range at Kingsdown known as 'the butts'-used to produce some prolific bags of cod and bass to crab baits but like a lot of the old hotspots, now suffers from a lack of fish, still my chosen venue east of Dover for a 'good un' though!Travelling Eastwards from here You then come to the beaches of Walmer and Deal, all the beaches in this stretch can produce fish in both daylight and at night, given the right conditions, fairly safe parking all along this stretch of coast. Hope this answers some of Your questions pjjeff, cheers, micky s.
 

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Thanks for that - As I live at the furthest point from the sea in the UK it really helps to know this info. After blanking last weekend at stokes bay my wife is convinced I'm a weed specialist or something more sinister (either way I'm keeping my head down for the time being until I catch something again to bring home for tea). I must have pulled out a tonne of weed on Saturday night which isnt funny when you have driven over 2 hours. Having said that it was quite colourful weed - it was glowing well. There were loads fishing but not many catching.
I like the sound of these all-tide fishing sites - Any feedback on where fishing is possible on a low and high tide will help me and my marriage no end and probably save my driving license.
So next Dover - Hope to wangle it somehow this weekend - I'll keep you updated :)
 

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Possibly the best 'high low' water mark in the country is Dungeness.
The first of the season's Cod are making a somewhat cautious appearance, but you can be sure of better things to come.
 
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