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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nigel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27áAprilá2011 at 9:47pm
i think i got my jigs from go out doors in Soton. Can't be 100% sure though !
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Keep it coming guys, brilliant info.....well most of it but I'm still confused about 'hounds'.
 
When all the info is correlated a picture will begin to form on where its best to try.
 
Large squid are very predatory beasts and are not usually found in large numbers because they attack each other - especially hooked individuals!
It is the smaller squid that usually make up the big bags and also eat much better.
 
Unlike a normal fishery where a commercial can catch the vast majority of an available stock, squid fishing is a hands-on exersise where a skilled individual is able to catch good numbers be he fishing for pleasure or financial gain.
 
"Cuttle just about anywhere" is an interesting reply and indicates cuttlefish being taken 'by design' rather than just being stumbled upon, care to share information on your catches???
 
Both squid and cuttlefish will attack livebaits and make their parrot like bite somewhere near the head area, following which the bait will always die (through some form of poison I beleive).
 
Cuttlefish can grow to over 5lb in weight and squid to more than 3ft so please go carefully if any of you get such a beast on your deck.
 
However, be warned.......both species are able to squirt ink many metres while alive  LOL  but expire when laid in a deep bucket without water, however its cuttlefish that last longer.
 
     
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Hounds is the rocky outcrop in Bracklesham bay Hayling.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ekyone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28áAprilá2011 at 6:51am
I have seen underwater film and photographs of cuttle taken just off Selsey where they breed apparently.
What do you call 'small squid' the ones I've seen are about 12-18" I thought that was bloody big compared to my box of Calamari bait Shocked
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I've had several cuttlefish on the New Grounds whilst targetting other species.  They took large fish baits.
 
I also have a couple of squid jigs but have never used them - would love to give it a try.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28áAprilá2011 at 10:32am
over the years had the odd  squid and cuttle  on rod and line at almost every mark  a mate of mine used to trawl langstone in may for them until he found the trap method where you put a female in a trap about 1m x2m x1m all the males would swim in much better method i also know poeple who  dive to look at them  in langstone
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sean.clarke, many thanks I'm a bit new to the area so all the local names I'm just learning.
 
ekeone, the boxed squid we get for bait, are usually caught in the south atlantic by huge water pumps called squid suckers, they are not the same species that swim in Solent waters.
 
Our squid will grow to around 3ft in body length (in good conditions and when fully grown) add on the grabbing bits and you have a serious beast when inboard and a genuine puller when on the line. 
If they are here in any sort of numbers we should find the normal sizes to be around 8-14in body length, a brilliant size for eating!
 
Squid jigs come in a variety of grades, the Japanese made models are superior in every way and will never let you down, some of mine cost the equivalent of ú20 apeice and have been going for years.
Many of the cheepo chinese made jigs collapse quickly (disintergrate) and often do not even catch!
 
 
 
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Theres a fair few in the Bembridge life boat slip area in pretty shallow water,that was 9 yrs ago but I cant see them moving on.
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check out www.squidfish.net for really mad squifishers....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Electric Blue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24áSeptemberá2017 at 2:32pm
Hi all, I know it's an old thread but, I went of southsea pier last night on the hunt for squid, nipper managed one at high tide on various squid jiggs, has anyone one had much success or a better location they wish to share?? Ta Sty
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