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#21 Comus

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:45 AM

Chesters,
Yes Botolphs bridge is still recommended although I haven't fished it myself yet. Fished a short distance away at West Hythe Bridge a little while ago but was plagued by small pike, to be expected I suppose. Will be going there after the spring.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:47 AM

I regularly fish for mullet in the "sea side" of the lock but over the years have caught many by accident whilst waggler fishing on the freshwater stretch.I think that photo is about 5 years old.Back in the 70's huge shoals of thin lips could be found in the freshwater part of the river as far inland as Blackwall Bridge! Doesnt seem to be as many these days maybe some thing to do with the Star Lock even though it has a fish pass?

In regards to the chub,in the 90's there was a huge explosion of them in the summer you would catch loads of little chublets but they seemed to disapear again.

Totally agree with your comments re the Rother v Stour.
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:55 AM

the east bridge as i mentioned is the best place ,its coloured and if i remember directly next to a pub (used to be the red lion?? red something) and its a nicely mowed bank :D .i used to belong to cingue ports AC does it still exist

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:58 AM

Yes Cinque Ports is still going.
I am intending to join it next April. They still have some of the Royal Military Canal and 2 lovely looking lakes in Beechborough Park just outside Folkestone.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:59 AM

Chesters
Cinque ports still control the East end of the Canal.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:03 AM

beechborough park :confused:
is it that little pond just over the road from the froghalt? road ,it used to be called just beechborough pond in my day :confused: last time i visited it (visited mother in law at peene)it had gone trout :confused:
i used to almost live there as a teenager ,taxi down from hawkinge friday night after work and either walk home back up the hill (past the dolls house) or walk straight to work monday morning :)
mind you there was a pond in the warren in those days :D

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:06 AM

Beechborough Pond(s) are found about 2 miles the Hythe side of Etchinghill. Yes it's close to Frogholt. There are 2 lakes there now. Don't know much about them though.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:10 AM

there was just one when i fished it ,full of wild carp and most silver fish ,i used to use a 14ft match rod and hide in the reeds and dabble a bit of floating crust on the top those carp went like steam trains ,i also caught a canada goose there but it won :D

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:12 AM

I spoke to the club secretary recently and she told me that they were general course lakes but that the smaller one contained some Grass Carp.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:16 AM

thats progress all those real carp gone :(
the best pond around folkestone used to be at the bottom of gun? hill ,big golden tench and big roach saddly now under the new road that goes through the hill (well actually under the roundabout the roads on) :(
in the closed season we used to fish the pond in the park opposite the hospital ,i hear its now under a clubs control ,it was free then and had a huge tench population that fed all year round

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