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Our nutrient-rich waters are home to sea bass, mackerel, Dover sole, codling, plaice, whiting, dogfish and a host of others.

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Member Wayne Shooter catches a 79cm Smouth-hound off Deal. Smooth-hound are a shallow water shark species, which favour sandy, shingle and light broken ground, and tend to stay clear of heavy broken ground.  A major reason for increasing smooth-hound numbers – and one that should not be overlooked – is that smooth-hound are caught on a catch-and-release basis by almost all anglers. Anglers are happy to catch smooth-hound and take a few quick photos before returning the fish to the sea. Bigger average sizes of smooth-hound and more regular catches are the reward that anglers are reaping from taking this approach.

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