*****NIGHT FISHING SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE This will be reviewed once the east breakwater repairs are completed*****
Unfortunately with dover and other venues closed, covid furloughed people, fine weather and reduced capacity on the marina walls we are getting swamped day and night & simply put , the marina can’t cope with the volume of traffic being asked of it at night. With this concern safety is paramount for staff and visitors at night. Aggressive “customers” at night and pressure caused by building issues means that the shop has taken the decision to close both walls at night and revert to former opening/closing times. East will open 6am & close 9pm (pack up from 8.30) West will open @7am and close 9pm anglers should start to pack up at 8.30pm on the west.
Sat 18 east closes at 9pm
We are pleased to announce that night fishing is “back on” Progress from “anglers assistance” on the walls regarding watching the extension & “helpers” on the east and general behaviour of anglers mean the Marina bosses are happy for the tacklebox to recommence night fishing again with one or two proviso’s.
Dave and the marina bosses have agreed to allowing night fishing on the West wall nightly from the 10th of July subject to weather conditions permitting. The toilet block MAY STAY OPEN if the numbers using the wall warrant it with the extension closed.
The extension may at the discretion of the duty warden be opened subject to meeting requirements at the time of need.
Booking enquiries for the extension should be made directly with Dave
This is subject to anglers behaviour. Anglers are reminded that the east is still a work site and the upper levels are out of bounds. Climbing up for any reason in closed areas will see the wall closed to all. Angler co-operation with this is crucial, and we thank all those that have helped us reach this point.
As with day fishing there is a no fishing “inside” policy, any breaches of this will see anglers banned. Likewise , climbing fencing on the east will not only see anglers banned but risk fishing the east for everyone as the wall will be closed until work is completed on the wall.
Tents BBQ’s & Shelters
After discussions it has been decided there will remain a NO TENT policy,
Beach buddy type shelters with open fronts will be allowed. The lower levels remain anglers only and with open shelters the duty warden can swiftly see that only anglers are using the wall, we wish to discourage camping or the appearance of a campsite on either wall, after all anglers should be fishing not sleeping with the limited space on the walls we all want to fish & find a space on the wall.
BBQ’s are not allowed nor any other fossil fuel type of fire, we do allow small controllable gas burners for cooking.
Night charges will remain the same as daytime charges
Covid 19 restrictions
With ongoing restrictions due to covid 19 both lower wall levels for fishing are under some restrictions. On the east wall it is currently ANGLERS ONLY AND RESTRICTED TO 2 ANGLERS PER BAY AND 2 RODS PER PERSON. The duty warden has the discretion to allow household members to share a bay subject to current covid rules set by the government. The east wall is strictly no visitors during this period.
The duty warden has the discretion to allow household members to share a bay subject to current covid rules set by the government.
Building work and repairs
The east arm is undergoing building work and repairs , as a result of this the upper level is closed to all, no exceptions. The marina view it as a building site and anyone choosing to climb onto the upper level will be asked to leave and risk a permeant ban from the marina. Dumper trucks and cement lorries are in regular use and is dangerous for non work crews.
Fishing the walls
How do you pay and how much is is ? Wall fees are collected by a duty warden, They wear a green “marina warden” jacket and carry id. Wall fees are shown below, So best to start with some wall rules.
- Supermarket Trollies or marina barrows not allowed on the wall
- No BBQ’s or open fires,
- small gas burners are permitted
- U14 Must be accompanied at all times
- Night fishing, U18’s Must be with an Adult
- No casting inside or Pendulum casting
- No running
- No climbing on fences, wires or front wall
- Alcohol , please in moderation
- Currently no tents
- please check the legal sizes guides
We ask all visitors to respect others, moderate any music volumes, to be respectful to others around them. Drinking is allowed but please within reasonable limits. And please take all litter with you, skip bins are provided at the ends of both walls.
Duty wardens and issues on the walls
Every day there will be a duty warden (nights included when allowed to open) Wardens are there not only to collect money and issue wall fishing permits but to also ensure wall safety for all visitors.
They will often offer advice and directions on the walls. Wardens may ask to check catches to ensure legal sizes are being adhered to (see size regs page) or simply give some tips on what to fish for or with.
Any problems for visitors should be directed towards the wardens or if not available visitors should ring the shop (01273 696477) for guidance. Often a swift resolution can be found or the duty warden can be notified and sent to assist.
Please respect our wardens, they are there to help and guide visitors, and while issues do arise that may need intervention we have a zero tolerance policy towards abuse of our wardens and shop staff.
A ticket is valid for a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12 hours
A 6-6 session being the maximum of 12 hours
Adults £4.00 A Rod or £5.00 for 2 Rods Per Person
Juniors £2.50 A rod or £3.00 for 2 Rods Per Person
Seniors £2.50 A rod or £3.00 for 2 Rods Per Person
Please note at night any under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.