Fight to save angling on Admiralty Pier

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Sign the petition to save angling on Admiralty Pier, Dover.​




Admiralty Pier has been a mecca for sea anglers for over 100 years. Since 1903, the Dover Sea Angling Association have held events on the Pier. When the pier was damaged in the 1987 hurricane the DSAA invested over £180,000 repairing the pier and took on its management. Now Dover Harbour Board are threatening to close Admiralty Pier to angling, for good.

The Angling Trust is working with the Dover Sea Anglers Association to stop this happening.

Richard Yates, Chairman of the Dover Sea Angling Association, said, “When the Harbour Board told of their intention, we couldn’t believe it. This has been an important angling spot since 1903. Thanks to the hard work and passion of members of the DSAA we have created the best sea angling spot on the south coast. It is enjoyed by the people of Dover and by anglers who travel from all over the country to fish here. It brings valuable business to our town. We welcome over 4,000 angler a year to this spot.”

Yates went on to say, “With access to the Prince of Wales closed to angling we were able to support disabled anglers by creating facilities for them on Admiralty Pier. This gives access to many anglers who would have nowhere else to go. To lose Admiralty Pier will be a blow to all angler, but it will be a kick in the teeth to disabled anglers.”

The Angling Trust and Dover Sea Anglers need your support to stop the closure of the pier. A petition has been launched and we encourage everyone to sign it.

Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns at the Angling Trust, said, “The Harbour Board have made up some excuse that they have to close the pier because of a government consultation on the Protect Duty. This is no more than that, an excuse. The reality is this is a cynical move to kick anglers off the pier. We will be supporting Dover Sea Angling Association and taking this fight to the Harbour Board and to parliament.”

Both the DSAA and the Angling Trust are seeking a meeting with the Harbour Board to discuss their plans. We will be contacting the Dover MP, Natalie Elphicke, to seek her support in opposing this move. Keep an eye on our website and sign up to our Sea Angling Newsletter for updates and more ways you can support the campaign to keep Admiralty Pier open for angling.

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mickthechippy

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Whilst the above is a step to try

Dover harbour board have already removed the privelidge of angling on the southern breakwater, the prince of wales pier and various jettys and fishing within the harbour docks

and as far as they are concerned, they will use spurious descriptions of delapidation yet again to stop the use of the admiralty pier,as they did with the breakwater

though I have already signed the petition through other sources, and fully support it, I doubt whether anything will change the harbour boards mind
 

SeanB

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Signed it, never fished there and probably never will but its a legendary mark and deserves to be retained.
 

pies

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Thats going to be a real loss. Worse than losing the breakwater 😞
 

R0B

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I didn't realise the breakwater was closed now. Had some good times on that back in the day :(
 

mickthechippy

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Thats going to be a real loss. Worse than losing the breakwater 😞
not so much now, over the last few years, fishing the admiralty has become a utter mare

once it was just brit anglers, everyone was cool and knew the unspoken rules, you got the occasional angler using gear totally unsuitable for the tide run on there, but that was just one of them things

over the past few years the pier when open has been mobbed by east europeans, not even the nicer east europeans but the roma and koso's, these turn up in gangs of 10 to twenty and push others out of the way by thier tactics of intimidation, Ive seen guys have to pack up and either move or leave by the way they crowd em out, they are aggresive too when in a bunch amd the pier marshalls are too frightened of them to do anything, they just take the day ticket money and hide in the shed

and that doesnt even include the mackarel season, you would be in tears then at the amount of fish caught and left all day in the sun rotting away, piles of them akin to almost commercial trawler levels, 100s of fish lying there, too many too even carry away, its a massacre

the admiralty at this time of the year reminds you of those pictures of the turks fishing in instanbul of the bridges, you can have a rod every yard of the pier, its no fun or enjoyment fishing there anymore, and its a venue Ive been fishing since I was a kid, im afraid its not for me (and a lot of others) anymore,
 
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