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NIGHT FISHING BEACHES, ESSEX,KENT,SUSSEX (first-timer)

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:47 pm
by Jeffb
Hello all, I'm desparate for a bit of help here!

I am planning to go night fishing from a beach for the first time, and am wondering which venues in ESSEX, KENT or SUSSEX would be best...?

In a nutshell, I am looking for somewhere with easy access, ideally parking on/next to beach while avoiding any unsavory youths that might otherwise be down there causing trouble!

I don't mind what species I'm in for, as long as I get a bit of sport...

I have heard good things about DUNGENESS, is that worth a go for a night session, and if so what can I expect to catch, and what bait should I buy...?

Any help and advise is VERY welcome, I am based in East London and am happy to travel 2 hours-ish to get to a suitable venue...

P.S. with any recommended venues, could you please possibly recommend a local tackle shop to get my bait from...??? (I know, I'm taking the pi55 now!)

Cheers and a massive thankyou in advance,
Jeff

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:21 pm
by gingerangler
The places I'd reccomend are:

Kessingland
Dunwich
Orford
Deal

but I know the following are supposed to be good to:

Dungeness
Southwold

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:27 pm
by Sheddy
I'd reccomend Orford Ness on the weekend of the 15th September. Should be goo and you'll have the opportunity to learn first hand from some very experienced anglers.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:34 am
by soleman
If its easy access your looking for then Aldeburgh in suffolk is probably the place. You can practically fish from your car.

Failing not wanting the long drive to Aldeburgh then Canvey Point can offer some very good sport at night, scoolies, eels, flounder etc. easy parking but you are restricted by the tide, fishing 3hours up and 3 hours down.

Bait would be peelers if you can get them, try gone fishing on Canvey he still manages to get a few, Rag worm and or lugworm also.

Dungy is ok, I havn't fished it for years though, not since I found Orfordness and the suffolk beaches. You need a key for the gate if you want to park up close to your chosen fishing spot at Dungy, or its a walk accross shingle.

Goodluck.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:10 am
by Jeffb
Cheers all,

Soleman, how does one go about getting said key for Dungie???

p.s. how many hours can you fish either side of the tide there?

Thanks,
Jeff

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:26 am
by soleman

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:21 am
by blakdog
A couple more for you -

Hutleys Beach St Osyth (near clacton)....free parking right behind the beach and the holiday camp security hut right by the car park....never heard of any trouble there.

Brightlingsea on the River Colne (halfway between Colchester and Clacton). You can fish on the promenade at Batemans Tower which is about 100 ft from your car. The tower has a light on that gives you enough light to help you see what your doing (although you will need a headlamp etc for baiting up etc) and there are railings round it so you don't even need a rodrest.

The car park charges but if you are there in the evening you should be able to park for free on the bit of free parking by the roadside.