there has been various reports of school bass in the river medway....scattered about but mainly i have heard of 2-3lb bass from the isle of grain...which is where i plan to fish at the weekend...post to follow...
Plenty of fish from Brighton marina already this year. Some very big garfish in the 2lb area being taken, as well as some jumbo mackerel. Best bag to one angler so far was 24 mackerel, including 1lb plus fish, but I would think that with light winds and bigger tides for this weekend, there will be more caught. (Mostly off the short arm) Loads of herring were around, but I think they should have all moved off by the weekend. There are some bass around, there was a shoal spotted attacking herring inside the marina last week, and I watched one hunting at low water outside the fishermans Friend Cafe. Apart from that, a few plaice and flounders, wrasse becoming more common, and a couple of schoolies of the beach between the marina and the pier.
been fishing each high tide for the last week, starting at low tide and fishing until 1hr after high tide, had a 3lb lesser spotted doggie, 3bass, (schoolies, 1-3 1/2lb)
a couple of nice flatties and stacks of pout and rockling. the evening/night tides are fishing better, the bass fell at 3hrs before high tide in the surf, (my target species) all fish were caught off cooden, (bexhill o/s) and returned alive.