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    Posted: 28 September 2010 at 1:46pm
Many people have, over the years, fished the Bramble bank but not many have discovered some of its most exciting secrets but here I am going to share just one with you all. You will not find this mark on any chart, I came across it many years ago during my charter fishing days operating from Cowes. Hundreds of time I fished this mark and never once had a day when there were not at least ten fish caught. What it is, is a small out crop of rocks on a ledge which spreads about ten yards from North to South and about three yards from East to West. From South Brambles buoy travel NNE for about fifty yards where, with a good fish finder, you will find it. It is best fished one hour before low water as the tide flows over the bank from the East. As this area is just on the edge of the shipping lane (but not quite in it) ensure your anchor is holding well, you boat should line up with South Brambles buoy and East Cowes Parade. Depending on the weather conditions and the water traffic it can become quite lumpy but well worth the risk. During winter months fishing this spot at night it is not uncommon to catch thirty pound Cod on whole squid. Many very large Bass also frequent this area, my largest being an 18 lb back in 1988. Rays of 20 lb plus often move along that bank searching for their dinner and also the occasional Conger tries in vain to snap your line. There are, however, the inevitable Dogfish which seek to plunder you bait as well but be patient, the big ones are there. I may reveal some of my other marks if I get to like this site, being a newcomer here.. Tight Lines.. 
Of all the fishes in the sea, the Mermaid is the one for me.

Boat name: Arcobeleno. Ch 10. Eric
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welcome to the site  do you still fish
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With only eight days to my retirement I am planning going fishing a great deal more. I have a 32 ft boat twin engines so I will be out very soon. many thanks for your reply
Of all the fishes in the sea, the Mermaid is the one for me.

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welcome oneeye you will find a lot of Good people on hear.

Russ
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we will be a lookin for the 32fter on the mark then lol!!Wink welcome to the site cheers billy.
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Many thanks Russ and billy, over the weeks I will give you more hot spots to try out complete with Lon/Lat readings. add me to your favourates.. regards Eric
Of all the fishes in the sea, the Mermaid is the one for me.

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Welcome to the site oneeye, I see you are a paid up member - I might be out of line, but you might want to divulge your hot spots on one of the members only forums?

I guess it depends on if you like the people and share your details, or you are just open to sharing ??

Anyway - choice is yours.

All the best and welcome to the site - lots of genuine and helpful people on here, you also might want to consider attending one of the meets at "The Rising Sun" in warsash where you can put faces to names.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2010 at 12:24am

Welcome Eric, with information like that even if you dont get to like the site the members will certainly get to like you!!

You will find this a very friendly forum where most of us now know one another. It does not suffer the back biting and squabbles that some other well known forums do. I do hope you find it beneficial being a member as you appear to have a lot to impart!
 
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Thank you Andy for you kind message. I fished the Solent as a charter skipper for over ten years during the 80s, in those day all we had as aids were our charts and Decca Navigation which wasn't all that good not like the Chart Plotter we have today. I am trying to find my way around this site and not quite sure about the members only forum. My boat name is Arcobelino, don't blame me, that's its name when I bought it. Its a nice 32 ft cruiser which sleeps six, although not designed purely for fishing it still does the job. Do all you boating lads use the anchor hoist system to retrieve you anchor? I hope so as it was the very best invention I ever did back in 1978. I made a few quid out of it back then but it was too easy to replicate so I made it public so all fishermen could benefit, I am like that.. Helping others is my sole purpose in life.
regards Eric
Of all the fishes in the sea, the Mermaid is the one for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2010 at 9:33am
hi ya one eye would you care to  elaborate on your  hoist method  only i use a bouy and motor uptide to pick mine up  i think its called the alderney method   with great ease  but if there is an easier safer way im willing to give it a go thanks
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