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Essex and THAMES ESTUARY FISHING REPORT august 2014

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (19)
AUGUST 2014

The thornback rays are showing up on squid baits most trips now in deeper water. The hound fishing has been good with the odd slow day the best trip was last week with around 55 hounds most fish around 8 to 11 lb fair few double figure ones biggest was 15.5.lb all on hermit or peelers. last week we had some nice bass to 5 lb while fishing with crab so we decided to target the bass on one trip in very shallow water had around 22 bass up to 3.3 lb with a handful at 2 lb nice bbq size a few undersize ones the rest round keeper size  bigger bass seem to be in deeper water on peeler crab or worm next month is when we find the bigger ones . 18th aug  The rays have come on good again had 17 last trip 16th aug and the week before we targeted bass for a few trips plenty about best day was 30 bass 26 keepers biggest was only 2.8  but bigger ones will show nest few weeks onwards bigger hounds and more rays to come also before they move out. 


Mark Peters 
Dawn Tide Charters