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    Posted: 30 April 2010 at 10:04am
I have posted one message before and mentioned that I am inexperienced newby to this boat fishing lark. I am hoping to go out fishing for the day on friday 7th May. HW is 0610 and 19.15 and its a 3.6m.
My boat is moored at Portchester and is tidal so i have to travel  a bit to get to the open water.
My intention is to go out in the morning and then return back after the next HW in the evening.
With the fuel i carry i could probably do Princessa, Culver, Sandown, Bullocks.
As I haven't really got a clue so could any one give me any pointers as to the best best places to fish the ebb, slack and flood and whether i should drift or anchor.
I'm happy with the boat( Orkney + 40hp outboard) and have all the suggested safety equipment, I'm just rubbish at fishing ! Went out last week all day and caught 2 dogfish, nice day though.
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Dave (fastliner)

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Bloody hell Dave that is a tall order the answers are limitless. For the moment do all your general fishing at anchor and only drift when mackerel fishing.
 
On those small tides if you get favourable weather I would head out a little bit deeper. I would suggest large fish baits in the area marked Utopia on the charts. You should get rays, tope, spurdog, smoothound to crab and squid and perhaps an early bass.
 
As a general rule anchor on a shallower bit so you are fishing down the bank into the deeper water.
 
Again very generally you will find it easier to fish around or north of the Nab Tower on a big tide but south on a small one. You could also fish small squid baits on size four hooks and a light flurocarbon trace for the Bream. They will be widespread and can be found on rocky marks. Identify a likely spot on the plotter and go over it slowly with the sounder on and you should see the fish.
 
The other obvious point to look for is concentrations of fishing boats, that is normally a big clue. Listen out on channel ten to what is being caught and where. You will learn to filter the bull from the genuine reports!
 
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If you are not completely sure about your plotter rough, rocky ground is normally shown by a hash symbol. Bear in mind it could be tricky to anchor as you might not get it back! Either trip it or use a rough ground anchor which is a posh name for some rebar welded together.
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Thank you very much for the help, I'll let you know how i get on. I hope to join you on one of your charters some time soon. I'm sure I'll learn a lot more if i get out with some of the more experienced boat anglers.
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m8 join seastart get a aux engine forget the fishing safety 1st  m8 do the course its a lifesaver  best regards rick justfishingboats .co.uk
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Thanks Rick.  Got the aux engine already and booked on a boat course. I'll have a look at seastart thanks.
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Dave,  just looked at your catch report.... well done with the smoothounds at Utopia !  Hugh Smile
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Thanks Hugh

Had a good day but was keen to catch a Bream but had no joy. Looking at the catch reports I think I should have followed your boat !
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