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Old 30 April 2011, 14:34   #1
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Launching from The Strand at Gillingham

Has anyone launched from the strand at gillingham?

Its where the River Medway meets the sea pretty much.

Hoping to do it tommorow, i know the slipway is free to use just wondering about parking charges and if the slipway is passable at low tide.

Any help with the above and any extra points about this place appreciated.

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Has anyone launched from the strand at gillingham?

Its where the River Medway meets the sea pretty much.

Hoping to do it tommorow, i know the slipway is free to use just wondering about parking charges and if the slipway is passable at low tide.

Any help with the above and any extra points about this place appreciated.

Thanks
Medway has quite a strong current aswell.woud nt get me out in it,had to cancel anychane of getting a float this wk end ,bloody shame,poxy winds,i take it you did nt try?
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Yer, went to the strand, got there at about 8, strong incoming tide and a wind backing it up!!

Headed for allington lock and settled for more inshore waters instead.

Hopefully on a small tide and no wind i will retry.
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Yer, went to the strand, got there at about 8, strong incoming tide and a wind backing it up!!

Headed for allington lock and settled for more inshore waters instead.

Hopefully on a small tide and no wind i will retry.
Are good you had a go in more settled waters,use to fish Allington as a boy,catching eels and Roach n Dace,by heck they were the days,lol
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The good old days!

Can you reccomend any good launching spots in coastal or inshore waters around that area?

I am new to this and have so far done medway at tonbridge and allington and thats it really.

Fed up of paying river licence really.
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The good old days!

Can you reccomend any good launching spots in coastal or inshore waters around that area?

I am new to this and have so far done medway at tonbridge and allington and thats it really.

Fed up of paying river licence really.
If your boats on a trailer why not try up at the Thames Esturay,no licence required,not so much tidal flow in close,minnis Bay,Hernebay,i fish at minnis and have a cracking time,and only have a3.3hp outboard,on a flat calm day your set up will fly,my 4 m did with a 15hp down DYMCHURCH,hope this helps,Thorney
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