Fishing By Rochester Bridge

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Barrett_1993
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Fishing By Rochester Bridge

Post by Barrett_1993 »

Hiya all ,

I was wondering if anyone had ever fished by rochester bridge. The water is the river medway.

if so can u plz tell me wat bait u used and did u catch.

many thanks

Barrett 1993

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Post by theshadow »

Hi Barrett,welcome to the site i've never fished there before but i'm sure StroodSue and a few others will be along shortly to answer your questions.

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Post by guitarmike »

Hi Barrett

I have fished from the Strood side many times. You can uaually catch pout and whiting. Normal baits ie Lug, squid or fish.

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Post by jay180 »

hello barrett, winter u can catch whiting pouting rockling an occasional codling there, summer eels bass pouting an sole, flounder all year round.... had best catches medway city ind: est: an gillingham pier, other species i had is the occasional dab in winter an had very small plaice in summer... lug, rag, squid, mackeral, all works well for various species.... try a bit up from bridge, roman way between rochester bridge an M2 bridge or sun pier chatham, loads of good spots about
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Post by mulletover »

Fished it a few times. Imagine you mean alongside the civic centre south of the bridge?
To be honest I blanked everytime, although have heard of decent bass in the summer from there, but then we,ve all heard tales of good fish!!!
The bridge itself causes some strange currents which make the river run so decent weights are needed.
I personally think there are better spots on the Medway to fish, but that's only my view!
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Post by Spinnin_Tom »

i went for a walk along the river today .. no one fishing was strange normally there's someone about! was lovely day nice water no one to talk to lol

we not been there much but have fished along at riverside walk often last few months nice there dont need to bring the rod rest !

pouting whiting been there..

once we get some pennies we'll be back out again! soon i hope!

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Post by dabhand »

hi Barrett. I have fished the river for some 25 years now. The tide is very strong by the bridge which is why i rarely fish it. however it can also be strong on the city estate but only on the spring tides. What the others fail to mention is during the summer months the city estate and opposite by the command house is also a good mullet mark especially using float fished bread by the walls.
However it is possible to catch them on just plain rag. My biggest from the the city estate side came on rag cast right in middle of river and went 5 and half pound.
You can also catch the rarely caught smelt from all up the river but it is rarely caght on rod and line.
Eels, flounder and bass are the mainstay in summer with the odd sole at night.
These next couple o months produce very little apart from mainly flounder schoolie bass and pout.
My persopnnel recommendations would be gillingham pier now while the season is slow where you also get doggies.
Hope this helps.

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dabhand, i have heard of the doggies at gillingham pier, have u had them all year round there, wouldnt mind having a crack at an estruary dog..
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Post by dabhand »

I personally have only had them in the summer months from there but i know for fact you can get them now because i have seen people catch them thistime o year from there plus the local tackle shops keep me informed of what is being had. The trouble with gills pier is it can get crowded which is ehy i dont fish it much.

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make u right, is small, best at night in the week

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Post by stroodsue »

riverside walk is grat now to fish off.. and a great choice of where you wish to perch!.. lol perch.. do'h ! :-*

anyway i digress.. yes riverside walk.. can be accessed by doust way there is a car park just there and the wee road right opposite the casino rooms rochester the street name escapes me for now..

but good there..we've had whiting pouting and others codling

Sue

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