May 2008: Deal wins "10 top spots to lay your beach towel" nomination by the Daily Telegraph
March 2011: Deal featured in the Times' "where to cycle by the sea" guide
January 2014: Deal wins the Daily Telegraph's inaugural "high street of the year" award
February 2014: Deal featured in "spotlight on Deal" by Kent Life
March 2014: Deal named "one of top 30 weekend retreats" by The Times
November 2014: Deal voted "Britain's best coastal town" in Daily Telegraph poll
March 2015: Deal nominated "one of top 30 places to live by the sea" by The Times
June 2015: Deal featured in "How the East Kent coast became the new Shoreditch" by the Daily Telegraph
July 2015: Deal named "best hipster holiday destination for Londoners" by the London Evening Standard
August 2015: Deal listed as "one of 20 unspoilt seaside gems you must visit" by the Daily Mail
March 2016: Deal dubbed "the charming seaside town" by Kent Life
October 2016: finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in "Britain in Bloom" RHS campaign
November 2016: Deal and its Pier scouted as location for filming of ITV romantic thriller "Liar"
November 2016: bathing water quality at Deal assessed 'excellent' by the Environment Agency

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Pleasure Angling

Pleasure Angling

(opposite the Royal Hotel)
95 Beach Street
Deal CT14 6JE
(t) 01304 239191
(w) Pleasureangling
Open daily from 7am to 5:30pm
(early closing at 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Sundays)
(satnav) 51.2255, 1.4041

New Stuff

Deal beach clean Sunday 4th December …

Dispelling a Myth …

Beachcombing bottles …

And the winner of the November FOTM competition is …

The dogfish skinning contest …

David Chamberlain's 27th November angling journal …

The 'Morning Haze' Charters …

Storm damage closes Pier lower deck …

David Chamberlain's 20th November angling journal …

David Chamberlain's 20th November D&WAA match report …

Doug Pettit's 16th November catch update …

David Chamberlain's 13th November angling journal …

FREE parking in Deal this Christmas …

D&WAA 2017 competition dates …

… click Archive to view old stuff …

Channel Angling

Channel Angling

North Toll House
Beach Street
Deal CT14 6HZ
(t) 01304 373104
Open daily from 7am to 6pm
(satnav) 51.223707, 1.404842

Dean Curry's daily weather webcast for Deal:


Deal Pier Christmas & New Year Opening Times
Thursday, 22nd December 8am to 6pm
Friday, 23rd December 8am to 6pm
Saturday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) 8am to 6pm
Sunday, 25th December (Christmas Day) Closed
Monday, 26th December (Boxing Day) 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, 27th December 8am to 6pm
Wednesday, 28th December 8am to 6pm
Thursday, 29th December 8am to 6pm
Friday, 30th December 8am to 6pm
Saturday, 31st December (New Year's Eve) 8am to 6pm
Sunday, 1st January (New Year's Day) 10am to 4pm
The winter Pier opening times (see below) resume on Monday, 2nd January 2017

Pier Opening Hours: 1st December 2016 to 31st March 2017
Daily 8am to 6pm
Weekend Saturday 8am through to Sunday 6pm
All night group bookings Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 6am
Pier Telephone 01304 363815

Fishing Charges: 1st December 2016 to 31st March 2017
  Adults Concessions [1]
8am - 1pm £6.00 per rod £3.00 per rod
1pm - 6pm (10pm Saturday) £4.30 per rod £2.20 per rod
Combined day/night ticket £10.75 per rod £7.05 per rod
Club hire of pier (per night) £192.50 Book Online
Drop nets & handlines £1.45  
[1] Concessions include juniors under 16, unemployed, senior citizens, disabled and students

Deal Pier Website Pages

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Links to articles published on this website from 2013 to date can be located on, and viewed from, the Archive page. Be patient while the archived pages load in your browser as each page contains a large amount of data and numerous images.

Fish of the Month Competition

Deal's two bait and tackle dealers - Pleasure Angling and Channel Angling - together sponsor a monthly prize of £20 in vouchers (i.e. £10 each), redeemable in their shops to buy tackle, to the angler landing the biggest pier-caught fish as decided by the Pier Superintendant. If you are the winner just take proof of your identity to each of the two shops to receive your £10 vouchers. Details of current and past winners are published on the FOTM page.

Deal Pier & Beach Catch Reports

Regular and frequent catch reports for Deal Pier and the 15 mile stretch of beach from Pegwell Bay south to St. Margaret's Bay are published on the Flog page. The catch reports from 2012 and 2103 can be found on the Catch Report Archive page.

Photographs & Postcards

If you would like to see your photographs of (or from) Deal Pier on this website please email them to and they will be published on the Photos page. Images from 2012 and 2103 can be found on the Photo Archive page. Old postcards of Deal Pier can be found on the Postcards page.


If you have news concerning Deal Pier which you would like to see published on this website please email details to News reports from 2012 and 2103 can be found on the News Archive page.


Reviews of recent and historical sources relating to pier fishing in general - and Deal Pier fishing in particular - are published on the Fishing page.


An excellent history of Deal Pier authored by local historian Gregory Holyoake in 1981 is reproduced on the History page.


Results of all Deal & Walmer Angling Association competitions reported by David Chamberlain are published on the DWAA page.

DWAA Competitions

Deal & Walmer Angling Association competition statistics and leader-board are published on this page.

Solunar Predictions for 2016

Deal Pier solunar prediction tables for the current month are published on the Solunar page.

Links & Resources

Links to relevant external websites and useful resources (EFSA, SAMF & NFSA competition rules, NFSA size limits and the Deal Pier Byelaws 1976) are published on the Links page.

Deal Location & Parking

Parking and location details for Deal Pier are published on the Parking page.