Angling report: Squid bites off Southend pier

Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FISHING an overnight session with Cel boilies from the short arm, James Saunders landed his new personal best from Doggetts this week.

Bream and carp biting at Rochford reservoir

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2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE change in weather has seen a change in the type of fish being caught at Rochford Reservoir.

Pike are biting with plenty of perch for fishermen

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10:21am Wednesday 8th October 2014

QUITE a few pike were landed this week from Doggetts but the best fish fell to local sea match angler Lewis Clark who landed a fine mid-double specimen while drop-shotting for perch.

Successful week fishing for friends with carp and tench biting

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3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SOUTHEND anglers James Saunders and Ben Brown enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Doggetts which was only their second ever trip to their local water.

Windy Doggetts is lure for carp fans

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10:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DOGGETTS is a hot spot when there is a decent wind blowing and the best bags were landed this week in the crisp easterly breeze.

Craig Sexton's fine haul is Doggetts highlight

Echo:

9:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CRAIG Sexton was the most successful carp angler at Doggetts this week with a bag of six tench and four carp.

Rock guitar legend scoops huge hound

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9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GUITAR legend Peter Green spent a day aboard Phil White's Bradwell-based charter boat Chinook II to land a personal best 17lb smoothhound, one of the biggest reported in recent weeks.

Plenty of rays, but don't expect a bite

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10:02am Wednesday 6th August 2014

SPORT on Southend Pier is good at the moment with some decent fish to be caught.

Greensward Academy's pupils win angling championships

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8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ANGLERS from Greensward Academy are once again Essex champions.

Proof our seas are getting warmer! Anchovies are landed from Essex waters

Echo: GONE FISHING: Annual sea angling contest to be held next week

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WITH the country basking in Mediterranean-like conditions, fish usually found in those seas have been making a surprise appearance on Essex beaches.

Work pays off with great Cook catches

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6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THUNDERSLEY’S Cook Farm Fishery – which reopened its doors in March – is now up and running again with local anglers bagging some decent fish.

Alfie Jordan’s 13lb smooth-hound rocks Fire Fly

Echo: Decent catch -  for teenager Alfie Jorda

6:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

LEIGH’s Phil Browning enjoyed a good day fishing off the north east Maplin Sands at the weekend.

Carp fans enjoy super sport at Doggetts

Echo: All smiles — Ed McIntosh and one of his carp

4:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

THE carp anglers have found the varied conditions at Doggetts favourable.

Junior anglers have the chance to learn all there is to know about sea fishing

Echo: Southend pier

10:54am Wednesday 28th May 2014

IT is not too late for would-be junior anglers to try their hand at sea angling this weekend.

Fishermen (& women) benefit from conditions

Echo: Fine mirror – caught by Carla Holborough.

1:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

WHILE the windy and wet weather may not have been to everyone’s liking, anglers at Doggetts certainly welcomed it as the drop in air pressure and westerly gales saw plenty of fish biting.

Great carp haul for Gary Borja

Echo: Cracking carp — Gary Borja with his 29lb 8oz Warren carp

11:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

BIG fish have been snagged at Stanford’s The Warren lakes.

Anglers left high and dry by floods

7:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

ANGLERS found themselves locked out of Rochford’s Mark Hall reservoir at the weekend because of flooding from nearby fields.

Tim Joyce honoured by England fly-fishing team selection

Echo: Prize catch — Tim Joyce with his personal best brown trout of 6lb 11oz

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

TIM Joyce will be fishing for national glory later this year when he makes his debut for the England fly-fishing team.

Dead bait tempts big pike at Stanford's Warren fishery

Echo: Close call — Andrew Bridge with his new personal best pike which was caught five feet from the bank

12:29pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

ANDREW Bridge caught this whopping 24lb pike at Stanford’s Warren fishery last week.

Rain gets blame at float fishing event

6:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

THE heavy rains has seen Doggett’s water clear making the float fishing much slower although with the bream not feeding so constantly most anglers are picking up the odd bonus tench.

Rich pickings in the fjords for Essex men

3:20pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

SEVERAL contingents of south Essex anglers have just returned from raids on northern Norwegian waters where despite being hampered at times by high winds they landed a mountain of fish.

Lewis Clark rises above peers at Thorpe Bay Angling Association Southend Pier Open

12:26pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

LEWIS Clark was the man on form at the Thorpe Bay Angling Association Southend Pier Open competition.

Doggetts trench treats at dusk

Echo: Night delight — Dominic Prior with a 16lb Doggetts mirror

4:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

THE tench are being landed in good numbers at Rochford’s Doggetts fishery.

Jamie Campion's new PB at Rochford water

7:00pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

JAMIE Campion was pleased as punch when he set a new Doggetts personal best while fishing a session at the Rochford water.

The heat is on but Gull plays it cool

3:00pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

STALKER and bailiff Anthony Gull was not put off by the hot weather affecting the carp fishing at Doggetts.

Thomas stays steady to win at Gloucester Park

3:00pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

A NEW series of matches has got underway at Gloucester Park.

Barking up right tree with hounds

4:00pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

PHIL Browning and Mark Branson had a smooth hound bonanza when they fished the Thames estuary.

Tarpon tops Toomer’s Florida fishing feast

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A MASSIVE 200lb tarpon was the highlight of globe trotting angler Mick Toomer’s latest foreign foray, but it was far from the only big fish of his trip

Ron wins his battle with mega 5llb catfish

2:00pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

BENFLEET’S Cook Farm fishery has seen plenty of activity over the past seven days, with a really big catfish being snagged by Ron Thompson and plenty of decent carp coming out.

Ellie helps dad land battling mirror carp

5:00pm Wednesday 17th October 2012

DOGGETTS bailiff Matt Price landed a fine 23lb 12oz mirror carp — with a bit of help from his nine-year-old daughter.

Night time is the right time for Tom who lands a PB

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012

TOM Lester fished a night on the north bank with his dad Steve and landed a new personal best carp.

Micky’s magic mirror

2:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

CRAIG Barker fished a 48-hour session on the cafe lake armed with meat, pellet and corn on a method feeder rod and landed 30 bream between 12oz and 7lb.

Jamie and Lee clean up

6:00pm Wednesday 29th August 2012

THE number one swim on the north bank at Doggetts proved a good hunting ground for Jamie Clean and Lee Coombes.

Float fishermen make most of fine weather

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012

AS always, Doggetts has responded well to the settled weather with float fishermen enjoying good sport from most of the lake.

Sun kickstarts Doggetts sport

7:00pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

THE brave anglers fishing at Doggetts have spent weeks protecting themselves from the elements.

Weather spices up sport at Doggetts

6:00pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

THE wild and varied weather has suited Rochford’s Doggetts with good bags of roach tench and bream being landed from most parts.

Tony revels in Thorpe victory

9:00pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

THIRTEEN anglers from the Thorpe Bay Angling Association made the short trip to Grays where sport was a little slow but some good fish were landed.

Snapped rod robs Poxon of big prize

1:50pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

FISHING a brief overnight session due to a cricket match, Ben Poxon tried his luck at Doggetts’ south bank and ended up with a snapped rod!

Pier test is a hit with youngsters

5:10pm Wednesday 27th June 2012

AN event for would-be junior anglers to try sea fishing has been hailed a hit.

Harriet bags first fish at Meadows

8:50pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

LEE Daniels decided to take his girlfriend Harriet Taskin for a short evening carp fishing session at Billericay’s Lake Meadows and she went on to land her first ever fish.

Bumper hauls at Doggetts

8:10pm Wednesday 6th June 2012

THE week started well with the hot weather providing good sport for both the carp and float fishermen at Rochford’s Doggetts.

It’s top tope for Toomer!

8:20pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

A TREMENDOUS tope of 68lb put a smile on Basildon angler Mick Toomer’s face when he fished aboard the Eastney-based charter boat Moonshine.

Meadows’ best yet

6:40pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

PAUL Green took the honour of taking the first-ever 30lb-plus carp from Billericay’s Lake Meadows.

Cameron, 9, lands a personal best tench at Doggetts

2:40pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

THE happiest angler at Doggetts this week was nine-year-old Cameron Mcpherson after he beat his personal best with a 4lb 9oz tench.

Catch 22 for Berg after park session

7:20pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012

DAVID Berg fished an overnight session at Gloucester Park in the big bay.

Brill-iant result for Toomer

9:00pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

A CRACKING brill weighing more than 6lbs was the icing on the cake for Basildon angler Mick Toomer when he boated 23 sizable turbot and three decent brill during a short trip to the Channel Islands.

Howard sets match record

8:50pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

STAN Howard set a new match lake record at the Warren when he won the first of the 2012 pegged club matches at the Stanford le Hope fishery.

Musson leaves Warren rivals out in the cold

9:30pm Wednesday 18th April 2012

A COLD night and hard frost on Sunday morning had a big say on the result of the latest match at The Warren.

Wall on a roll at Northlands

6:30pm Wednesday 11th April 2012

NORTHLANDS Park Road lake has been fishing well with plenty of big-sized carp being pulled from the water.

Pritchard has a rewarding night session

7:00pm Wednesday 4th April 2012

FLOAT fishing continues to be productive at Doggetts, but the drop in night temperatures still makes fishing quite difficult with maggots being the best bait for the roach, tench and bream.






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