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    Posted: 26 April 2011 at 9:21pm
Is there anyone on this forum who fishes for the Cuttlefish or Squid in the Solent?
 
I have many years experience of these species abroad and I'm looking for some confirmed leads to see if its worth making a serious effort here.
 
I know about the Weymouth peir Squid fishery and seen a boatie haul up a single Cuttlefish last summer.
 
I have also heard that some local commercial fishermen target Cuttlefish in the summer and seen the Squid jigs in the shops but I have no genuine information if recreational anglers make catches by design in the Solent.
 
Rest assured I will share info on methods and catches if forthcoming.
 
 
 
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I've no real experience but last year (2nd week of may) went feathering around the forts. I had a jig on the bottom rather than a lead. Kept getting a heavy weight then it disappeared. Just thought it was weed. Eventually pulled one up - a 14" squid ! Kept going and caught 2 more. Had them for tea ! One word of caution if you have a white boat .... The ink really stains ! Best of luck.
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I have had squid follow baits to the boat in Whitecliff bay at night and caught a cuttle whilst bouncing a sidewinder on the bottom at the overfalls.
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Hi Nigel and ekyone,
That is just the sort of info I am after, many thanks.
 
Yes, well aware of the ink problems......or no problem if you keep a car sponge handy (tied onto a bit of string and dangled over the side) and mop it off as soon as it happens Wink.
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I would be interested to know if you catch any Squid locally. I have always known that they are around but like yourself I'm not sure if they are numerous enough to target.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fishless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2011 at 4:19pm
Hello Mick

Never caught a squid but have eaten plenty and would love to have a go.
I see people mentioning jigs, what are they and where can you get hold of them.
Would be good to have on board and have a go around the forts

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I have had squid at Selsey and cuttle just about anywhere. Never in any quantity though. Cuttle normally take the live baits meant for fishy things. Bit of a giveaway when your live baits come up with a nip behind the head.
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they get them in reasonable numbers off sandown pier, read that somewhere..
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plenty of squid at the hounds (bracklesham bay) use these things
http://www.squidjig.com/
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i just have to catch me some of them ...

there you go Billy boy our next comp !!! lol

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