Historic sea fishing mark set to re-open

Fishing has finally returned to the Admiralty

Historic sea fishing mark set to re-open

by Angling Times |

ONE of Britain’s best sea fishing spots has reopened after a three-year closure, much to the delight of local anglers.

The pier has long been a popular mark
The pier has long been a popular mark

Dover’s Admiralty Pier is well-known as one of the best mackerel spots on the South Coast, while also offering good sport for bass, rays and other species. But in 2019, the century-old pier closed due to safety issues, and remained shut during the pandemic. Anglers expected it to reopen as restrictions were lifted, but the Dover Harbour Board said otherwise.

Fishing has finally returned to the Admiralty
Fishing has finally returned to the Admiralty

However, after a campaign by the Dover Sea Angling Association (DSAA) and the Angling Trust, fishing returned last week.

Rays are just one of the species on offer
Rays are just one of the species on offer

“It’s a great result for angling,” said DSAA Chairman, Richard Yates. “So many venues are lost these days, but Admiralty has been saved. The Dover Harbour Board listened to what we said and realised the impact this mark has on the local community.”

For info on fishing at Admiralty Pier, visit: www.fishdover.co.uk

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