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Topic: This weekend
Posted By: Garrydog
Subject: This weekend
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 4:59am
At long last, the weather looks ok and I can get out on the boat....
Where to go?
Had thought about the herring but see others are struggling for them. Think I will try for plaice perhaps. Whatever I canít wait.
What are others planning?
See you out there,
Johnny



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Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 7:02am
Likewise planning to get out on Saturday 1st time for about 3 months, not sure where to go, think plaice will be the target but will be more than happy to just catch a fish.

Good luck everyone


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Parker 660 AmyJames


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 8:28am
We are out Saturday trying for plaice between Lepe and Calshot. Tight lines everyone.


Posted By: Whitewash
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 10:30am
I have charters Friday & Sat - need to manage expectations!
Think I will avoid the Plaice Car Park in Hayling Bay.

Smoothies & Bream showing in nets (when they can shoot & lift them).

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David Cox
"Whitewash"
Itchenor


Posted By: Salar
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 11:34am
Looks like plaice, bream and herring are all options so I think I will go with bait/rigs for all three and see what I can find. I think herring shoals move around more than mackerel so it is a case of finding them rather than going to any specific bait-holding marks. I'm still learning about herring!

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Harley 25 "Rebel Runner"
web site www.boat-angling.co.uk


Posted By: solentraider
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 4:04pm
A good ploy for the Herring might be to try and find the weed lines on the surface, or weed and rubbish usually in the Solent.  These areas attract Garfish that target prey under the weed.  Herring food might be in the same place.  I will try it next time out.  You will often find dead cuttle on the surface in these areas to so worth looking for free Bream bait.

If you are going Plaice fishing try and avoid fishing downtide.  For the last few years I have found casting across the tide with short (8 inch snoods) blinged up (spinners and beads) paternoster rigs far more effective.  When the tide is not running to hard I use a pyramid lead rather than a breakaway.  This has out fished down tide rods at an average of 5 to 1 at anchor.  Some days the 2 rods over the back caught nothing but good numbers uptiding. I have stopped down tiding completely for Plaice now at anchor.  The further you cast the better.  Mono is far better than braid for this as well, especially if there is a bit of weed about.


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Garfish II, Beneteau Antares 620, Call sign MARK5


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 4:52pm
for plaice I cast and retrieve   like a couple of reel turns every 2 mins as for a down tider I keep bounceing   rig back in the tide   again every 2 mins   bait ragworm totally outfished the   black lug and tiger prawns last weekend


Posted By: Whitewash
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 5:18pm
Ray
Those are exactly the techniques I use if at Anchor. Generally prefer to drift if can get 1.5 - 2knts. Dome well on okay on frozen lug when had to use.Had some cracking catches July - October which is when I tend to target them. Nice & fat!


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David Cox
"Whitewash"
Itchenor


Posted By: Salar
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 5:54pm
Good tips there on the plaice. Herring feed very differently to mackerel and garfish so they may not be in the same places (although nothing in fishing is ever certain). Herring follow the plankton which drop to midwater during the day and rise to the surface at night. When we had that still night a fortnight ago, one of the charter boats was night fishing and the herring were surface feeding all around them. I have caught herring over banks in 30 feet of water and in the shipping channel in 80 feet so there's no consistency there!


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Harley 25 "Rebel Runner"
web site www.boat-angling.co.uk


Posted By: solentraider
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 6:22pm
My theory is if the tide collects weed and rubbish there why not plankton.  All fish have habits but the Herring is relatively little understood in this country as an angling target.  We will eventually work out the key to locating them but it will take time and effort.  I might start researching movement of plankton in this area.  Someones probably studied it.



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Garfish II, Beneteau Antares 620, Call sign MARK5


Posted By: Salar
Date Posted: 04†April†2018 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by solentraider solentraider wrote:

My theory is if the tide collects weed and rubbish there why not plankton.  

True. I have been trying to find out more about herring movements in the English Channel but without much success tbh.


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Harley 25 "Rebel Runner"
web site www.boat-angling.co.uk


Posted By: skillpot
Date Posted: 05†April†2018 at 4:07pm
Iím back on the water. Finished my boat last month

We had ago Sunday for plaice at the blocks, really slow had just the one around 2lb

Weíre be out sat looking at the forcast prob for plaice again bit to early for break in any numbers


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 07†April†2018 at 7:34pm
Spent the day fishing Stanwood bay only managed welks and a small bass. Great to be out with mate and talking boll----cks. Roll on summer


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 08†April†2018 at 9:25am
Of course, now itís foggy.....


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 01†May†2018 at 6:26pm
Just checked weather for weekend and at long last sunshine and hardly any wind . Hooray. Will try Friday and Saturday some new marks that look good on GPS. Fingers crossed.

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: TideFlow
Date Posted: 02†May†2018 at 3:34pm
Typically I can't get out this weekend, but tides and weather are perfect for my intended spot :(

Good luck whoever gets out


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 02†May†2018 at 9:14pm
As you say fingers crossed...I have had too much work to get out last few weeks and then ill...
Certainly going to try and take advantage of the weather this weekend.
Will post results :)
Good luck all,
J


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 04†May†2018 at 7:51pm
Well the sun shined and the sea behaved.started off on the spoils and had big ray,smoothounds,whiting and far to many doggies. When the tide run I headed to hayling for plaice but it failed after 2 hours of zero fish.last stop was near the forts where some nice smoothounds liked my king rag.lovely to be out but some horrible mist did make visability poor for couple hours lunchtime. Time for cold beer, good luck weekend all.

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 04†May†2018 at 8:55pm
Sounds a good varied day. Shame no plaice. I have promised some tomorrow so fingers crossed.
Beautiful evening very clear. J


Posted By: Redduke
Date Posted: 05†May†2018 at 3:37pm
Out today south of langstone harbour. 3 smoothhound, couple of pups, one undulate and more dogs than I could count. Quiet on the ebb so thinking of having a look around forts on the way back in. Cracking weather, smooth seas, should have ventured further afield in hindsight.


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 06†May†2018 at 7:02am
Drifted Medmury yesterday, caught nothing but the sun...
Out again today and plan to try down at Selsey I think


Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 06†May†2018 at 9:51pm
Gave it a go today went over to Sandown lots of boats in there very slow but a few bites and a couple of bream, apart from the inconsiderate boat by the side of us who when they had finished their beer just tossed the cans into the sea, if you can take the full cans with you they are lighter and easier to carrry to a bin when you get home .

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Parker 660 AmyJames


Posted By: WiltshireRam
Date Posted: 06†May†2018 at 10:10pm
Went east yesterday; had 3 plaice at Selsey, a solitary bream in Bracklesham and the usual doggies, smuts etc throughout the day. Disappointing fishing but a superb day to be afloat.

Towed a yacht with engine failure into Langstone last night. They were trying to tow it up the run against the ebb using a 5 foot tender with a 1.5hp engine!!

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Boat Name: "Millster", white Warrior 165


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 07†May†2018 at 9:49am
WAFI duncan


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 07†May†2018 at 7:01pm
Will persist tomorrow again but gonna stay off hamble drifting across Westfield common in hope of a plaice.years ago used to pick up plaice up to 3 lb so you never know.last year caught 9 species in a day there.my beer can coming home though.back to work Wednesday.

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 07†May†2018 at 9:11pm
Good luck! Back to work tomorrow. Fished Selsey yesterday afternoon, just dogfish...
Beautiful weather mind you, saw more garfish...no shoals on the sounder anywhere.
Looking forward to next trip of course!


Posted By: TideFlow
Date Posted: 08†May†2018 at 6:26am
Managed to sneak a trip in on Monday, just me and the wife. We headed to a new spot I wanted to try up the Western Solent.

Had a few dogs, 4 Bream (missed a few more too) and ended the day with a small Spotted ray. Wasn't a hectic day but enough bites to keep the interest up.

Definitely earmarked that spot for another go a bit later once the Bream are about in force.


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 08†May†2018 at 2:10pm
well done to all those that went out I hurt my knee and stayed in London so   nothing   to report


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 08†May†2018 at 2:17pm
You didnít miss much...
Hope the knee improves for the next batch of good weather
J


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 08†May†2018 at 6:20pm
Might as well rest that knee all week Ray, fishing was terrible today. 1 dogfish and a surprise 3lb pollock . Tried every tactic and bait available.got a bit breezy too. Tucked in behind calshot as got choppy, what looked like bream were chasing my spoon to the surface but not taking the bait?? Hamble was a blank. Paul

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: Salar
Date Posted: 08†May†2018 at 10:59pm
Chasing baits to the surface sounds very like garfish behaviour. As they turn away and flash they could look like bream.


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Harley 25 "Rebel Runner"
web site www.boat-angling.co.uk


Posted By: dkstenson
Date Posted: 09†May†2018 at 7:56am
I spent BH Monday at Boulder and everytime we reeled up when we didnt have a fish on the Garfish followed the baits. 




Posted By: Whitewash
Date Posted: 09†May†2018 at 12:20pm
2 charters -Fished Hard Grounds Monday & had loads of Smoothies & Rays & a small tope plus a gar. Went back same spot yesterday and could only get dogs. Tried Selsey - dogs & small smoothie. Wind got up - tried further west - dogfish city ! We had 60 plus dogs.

Amazing what a change happens in a day in fishing.

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David Cox
"Whitewash"
Itchenor


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 11†May†2018 at 4:28pm
We are out tomorrow in the west Solent hoping for bream


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 11†May†2018 at 4:32pm
im out easr solent   somewhere might even try for a turbo sth of the isle wight


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 11†May†2018 at 5:34pm
I am out too and trying west this weekend.
Good luck!


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 12†May†2018 at 9:37pm
Had a great day fishing west Solent it fished well on ebb and flood. We had 12 good bream and kept 2 for the pot, lots of females full of roe. Spotted ray and the usual dogs. It was freezing and rained most of the pm.


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 13†May†2018 at 7:41am
East Solentwas very slow loads. Had dogs. A hound and. A gar plus2. Bream. Ofaround. A pound


Posted By: Osprey Oldman
Date Posted: 13†May†2018 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Had a great day fishing west Solent it fished well on ebb and flood. We had 12 good bream and kept 2 for the pot, lots of females full of roe. Spotted ray and the usual dogs. It was freezing and rained most of the pm.

Well done Dave. Sounds like a productive day in far from pleasant conditions.
Did you stay in the Solent, or venture past Hurst?
Much weed yet?
Martyn


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 13†May†2018 at 6:02pm
Hi Martin, I went down to Milford, nothin Godwin gthere either at anchor or on drift. Went back up to Sowley, there were a few boats there. Stopped for a couple of casts but ws v weedy and wasnít feeling it...rain started so headed for home. Did catch first mackerel of the year though at Milford so not all bad!
Will be out again soon for sure.
Hope you are well and have managed some fishing the last months.
Johnny


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 13†May†2018 at 7:11pm
Hi Martin, fished off Sowley in 8 metres of water. We anchor amoungst the pot markers to avoid passing traffic. Will adventure past Hurst in June. Dave


Posted By: Osprey Oldman
Date Posted: 14†May†2018 at 8:18am
Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Hi Martin, fished off Sowley in 8 metres of water. We anchor amoungst the pot markers to avoid passing traffic. Will adventure past Hurst in June. Dave

That's good news to see the Bream inside the Solent this early. I expect Jeff has had a few! 

Maybe I'll get down there one day to have a go sometime.....Maybe!
Keep up the good work!
Martyn


Posted By: Osprey Oldman
Date Posted: 14†May†2018 at 8:22am
Originally posted by Garrydog Garrydog wrote:

Hi Martin, I went down to Milford, nothin Godwin gthere either at anchor or on drift. Went back up to Sowley, there were a few boats there. Stopped for a couple of casts but ws v weedy and wasnít feeling it...rain started so headed for home. Did catch first mackerel of the year though at Milford so not all bad!
Will be out again soon for sure.
Hope you are well and have managed some fishing the last months.
Johnny

Well done for giving it a go Johnny, bad luck for not finding them, but good news of the Mackerel!
I haven't heard of many Plaice down at Milford recently after a good few earlier on.

No, Haven't taken the boat out since last summer sadly. Major renovations at home have put the mockers on it, but I'm not giving up my Wye fishing! I'll PM you.
Martyn


Posted By: sail&fish
Date Posted: 20†May†2018 at 11:19am
Fish must have gone to the wedding yesterday!


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 20†May†2018 at 11:46am
I'm off park shore in West Solent.3 dogs and a pout.terrible so far, plenty weed around.not good.

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 20†May†2018 at 12:25pm
Went out. Sat. For. Bream. Had 1 on the 2 nd. Drop then after. That. It. Was. Just. Dogs   Did fluke. A big. Mackerel. On the. Bream rig


Posted By: Redduke
Date Posted: 20†May†2018 at 2:38pm
Went out east yesterday, few dogs. Nothing at Selsey. Most boats moved on early afternoon. Sea turned lumpy. Ironic but only dogs at the hounds 😁


Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 20†May†2018 at 4:31pm
Went out yesterday to try for bream no luck only pout and dogs, did get 1 mackerel on the bream trace otherwise very slow day.

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Parker 660 AmyJames


Posted By: TideFlow
Date Posted: 21†May†2018 at 6:23am
I was off Sowley on Sunday, had 11 Bream (small ones) and about 20 dogs.

Was trying out a rig with pop-ups on and it out fished my other rod for Bream without the pop-ups quite noticeably.


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 21†May†2018 at 5:17pm
has anyone thought about the fact that we are all getting   dogfish and very little else would it maybe   be the case that there are that many dogs   that target   fish just don't get a chance   to hit ya baits hardly anyoner takes doggers   home they all go back and I don't   think there is any predator that will eat one


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 21†May†2018 at 6:07pm
You are so right Ray, shame they are not 3 feet long and taste like cod we wouldn't moan then😄


Posted By: Salar
Date Posted: 21†May†2018 at 9:01pm
Sunday afternoon in Bracklesham Bay: 8 bream, 2 conger, 2 gar and a herring. I completely forgot I had some pop-ups to try! I was kept busy with conventional bream baits, I missed or lost as many as I landed.

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Harley 25 "Rebel Runner"
web site www.boat-angling.co.uk


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 21†May†2018 at 9:17pm
Herring, great!


Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 22†May†2018 at 6:37am
Perhaps someone ought to tell all the poncy Tv chefs that dogfish are a wonderfull fish to eat and is the new turbot just round not flat, that should sort the problem and take the pressure of the Bass stocks !!!

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Parker 660 AmyJames



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