The Breakwater is currently closed due to storm damage.
Kindly leased to us by the Dover Harbour Board, The Southern Breakwater in only accessible by boat and provides 213 excellent fishing spaces, both inside and outside of the Harbour. If you fancy a different venue to fish, why not give it a try?
A new boat service available every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from the 1st September, following a decision by the DSAA Management Committee to purchase its own boat.
Ten anglers and two crew can be carried on each journey from the Dumphead at Dover’s western docks to the Breakwater and the boat will make more than one journey on each of the days depending on demand.
The boat cost the DSAA a total of £20,000 to purchase, overhaul and repaint. It is 36′ in length and has a beam of 11’ and is ideal for the purpose intended. It will depart at 08.00 hours on each of the days from the Dumphead and return at 15.30 hours. The first boatload of anglers set off on Saturday morning from the Dumphead and then made two further trips due to demand.
The Southern Breakwater has been extremely popular with anglers since the end of the Second World War but for many months has been “unavailable” when the local boat service ended. It was at this point the DSAA sought a solution and when the right boat became available, it took the decision to purchase its own craft.
Currently Dover is seeing good catches of Mackerel, Bass and Plaice but once the autumn weather arrives with colder nights, Codling start arriving and over the years the Breakwater has provided excellent sport with larger Cod – amongst other fish.
** On days when the new boat is not being used to transport anglers to and from the Southern Breakwater DSAA Members will be able to make use of the boat for Channel fishing trips by making a donation towards fuel and running costs. Contact the Clubhouse for details.