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Wesley Shrubsole angling: The closure of Dover’s Admiralty Pier is bad news for local fishermen

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More bad news for local sea anglers was announced this week with the Dover Harbour Board closing the Admiralty Pier to fishing.

This now means there is no pier fishing in Dover. This is sad as Dover in the past had a fabulous name for all its facilities for the sea angler.

A huge cod caught by angler Dave Mewburn from the Admiralty Pier a few years ago. The closure is a big blow for anglers in Kent Picture: Alan Yates
A huge cod caught by angler Dave Mewburn from the Admiralty Pier a few years ago. The closure is a big blow for anglers in Kent Picture: Alan Yates

Many of our top anglers cut their teeth on these piers and some represented our country in competitions worldwide.

Where now will the next crop of quality anglers fish? To give you some idea of how popular this port was for anglers there were five tackle shops in Snargate Street alone!

If you feel as strongly as I do, and many local anglers, please sign the online petitions in the hope that common sense prevails.

Here are some more impressive catches from the Dover venue over the years.

Dale McGurk with the ray he caught from the Admiralty Pier Picture: Richard Allen
Dale McGurk with the ray he caught from the Admiralty Pier Picture: Richard Allen
Brian Price with a 10lb 5oz bass caught off the Admiralty Pier in Dover Picture: Alan Yates
Brian Price with a 10lb 5oz bass caught off the Admiralty Pier in Dover Picture: Alan Yates

Mark Hopson with the 14lb cod he caught from the pier in Dover Picture: Alan Yates
Mark Hopson with the 14lb cod he caught from the pier in Dover Picture: Alan Yates

If you’ve got a catch worth showing off you can email wesleyshrubsole@gmail.com

More: Petition fight to save fishing venue

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