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Topic: Today
Posted By: Ahab
Subject: Today
Date Posted: 27 May 2018 at 5:38pm
Went out. To. Brack bay had 1. Bream pound. A few. Dogs. N pout place. Had. Nets. All over   No wonder. Fishing. Is. sh*te   Proper pissed off. Looks. Like. Future. Trips. Are. All 30 mile. Out   I give. Up inshore



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Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 8:49am
Agree there Ray. West Solent last week I must of counted 25 sets of nets.hard work trying to anchor somewhere. On a better note saw plenty of mackerel being caught off Dorset coast in boats so they should reach us few weeks time.

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 9:09pm
Was in Sandown last night 1st mark we tried kept dropping in to something and kept getting caught up no bite and I wondered if that was a lost net as no markers. we moved and all we had was dogs and pout.
Seems to be fishing is very poor this year also lots of brown algae in the water


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Parker 660 AmyJames


Posted By: Salar
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 10:29pm
How do you tell the difference between a set of nets and a line of pots if you see the two markers?

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


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 10:30pm
Hi guys, don't get down we are all very privaliged to have boats and get out on the water. I will always be a dangler rather than an angler but this web site got me through a lot of medical sh*t and you were all so positive when I joined. The year has started very slow but I'm sure it will end in being one of the best. By the sound of it I out fished the lot of you last week 😄 Don't forget the fish are the bonus it's all about being out there.


Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 7:19am
Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Hi guys, don't get down we are all very privaliged to have boats and get out on the water. I will always be a dangler rather than an angler but this web site got me through a lot of medical sh*t and you were all so positive when I joined. The year has started very slow but I'm sure it will end in being one of the best. By the sound of it I out fished the lot of you last week 😄 Don't forget the fish are the bonus it's all about being out there.

Yes I totally agree we are all very luck to be able to own boats and get out as and when we can, It was a splendid last on Sunday just to be out on the water, and you are right the odd nice fish to take home for tea is a bonus.


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Parker 660 AmyJames


Posted By: Alanr
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 9:06am
Took the new boat out for a shake down and familiarise myself with it ( rodman 700) went to Dean Tail and had three nice rays about dozen mackerel and dogs dogs and more dogs but it was a great day to be out.


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 10:06am
Dave saw you out there.
There is a run of old pots unmarked where you were. I have caught them before, pulled them to the surfac3 and cut the rope with difficulty. Too heavy to get out f the water.
Smoothound ,rays and dogfish, no plaice. Seem to be struggling at the mo. There is always next weekend...😊


Posted By: Whitewash
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 10:52am
Went out on my 17 Orkney yesterday early to East off Selsey. 2 of us had 18 bream. All takable size best was around 2.5lb. On change of tide had a drift on Medmery - nothing. Bracklesham bay bream marks covered in nets (so regretted the 1st move!) & pots so went to a bank further South & had some small hounds & dogs. Had some drifts for macks near Chi Harb entrance - had one plus a gar.Thunder storms forecast so wanted to be near home. Saw storm building around Selsey with thunder & so scooted back to Chi a bit earlier than planned. Wise move as it hit just after we recovered the boat.

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David Cox
"Whitewash"
Itchenor


Posted By: WiltshireRam
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 8:24pm
Yes, fishing is tough at present but it is slowly getting better in my view.

I went out Friday off Selsey and had 8 or 9 bream, 5 smoothies (4 double figures), 2 tope (and had several others on but they bit thru my nylon as I wasnt targetting tope), a nice 5lb bass & loads of doggies.  Only tried for mackerel whilst at anchor but no joy.

I agree though htat Bracklesham is a pain at the moment with all the nets.

Keep the faith!

Dunc


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Boat Name: "Millster", white Warrior 165


Posted By: Whitewash
Date Posted: 29 May 2018 at 11:22pm
Well done Duncan. that is good going.

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David Cox
"Whitewash"
Itchenor


Posted By: inflatable man
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 8:35pm
Had a go today with my teenage kids. Fished of Lee . Birds diving so had a go with floats and lures - 3 shoal bass. Only small but fun. 2 Small dogs aswel. Fog come in and time to get them back. Wind got up aswel.


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:09pm
Feel guilty about posting (get a life guys) we are lucky but it has turned up some good comments about improved fishing. So glad the mackerel have arrived and can't wait to catch my first turbut. We must have a meet at the riser again. Dave


Posted By: Doombar Dave
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:34pm
Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Feel guilty about posting (get a life guys) we are lucky but it has turned up some good comments about improved fishing. So glad the mackerel have arrived and can't wait to catch my first turbut. We must have a meet at the riser again. Dave


Yes I,m up for a meet up at the riser for a pint

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Parker 660 AmyJames


Posted By: pwilso12
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by Doombar Dave Doombar Dave wrote:

Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Feel guilty about posting (get a life guys) we are lucky but it has turned up some good comments about improved fishing. So glad the mackerel have arrived and can't wait to catch my first turbut. We must have a meet at the riser again. Dave


Yes I,m up for a meet up at the riser for a pint


Me too 🍺👍

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Pete


Posted By: billy the fish
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 7:56pm
me too Beer

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if you have to measure it, its too small!!


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 03 June 2018 at 11:36am
No fishing yesterday as was cutting the hedge and then a very time consuming journey back and forth to Gosport to pick up a kayak.
However stopped for a couple of drifts at the fort and had the first Solent string of mackerel, 3 nice fat fish on th3 first drop ( and then nothing of course).
Very nice on the bbq.
Would be up for a drink too some stage. Anyone have any dates in mind?
J


Posted By: WiltshireRam
Date Posted: 03 June 2018 at 10:03pm
We had a good day today - 8 species including tope, around a dozen bream, conger, ray. Only had two mackerel. ‘‘Twas lovely out there

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Boat Name: "Millster", white Warrior 165


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 03 June 2018 at 11:22pm
Nice! Had a swim today, bloody freezing! How do the fish manage it?


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 04 June 2018 at 7:52am
went to boulder on sat    for some   bream as me mates   had been having loads there    1st boat there   bang on me numbers   with a few   fish on sounder   set up the   chum trail   me mate   had 5   doggers I had 2 then the charter fleet turned up 7 boats in all big cats they all stayed for 2 hrs and then left that's how bad the fishing was I decided to stick it out till we lost the   tide and had no bream a further doggie and lost a good   bass which spat out   me bream rig lol on the way home feeling   guilty with me mate having   no fish for tea we stopped and   drifted for some mackerel wow   we had 20 in 5 mins   then   nothing   then headed   home   didn't   go sun


Posted By: TideFlow
Date Posted: 04 June 2018 at 12:00pm
I ended up trying a new spot just off of Browndown, lost counts of the dogs but ended up with a couple of Bass, a nice thorny and 5 Smoothies up to 12lb.

Bonus of nearly zero weed.

number now punched into the GPS for future visits.


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 04 June 2018 at 1:09pm
Nice catch.send me the GPS number when you get 5 mins.cheers

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: skillpot
Date Posted: 04 June 2018 at 9:51pm
Went out Sunday. Glorious

Had 5 blonde rays upto 20lb, small turbot, 2 bass biggest bout 4lb and a dozen tope to 20lb. Had some nice launce but no mackerel


Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 04 June 2018 at 9:56pm
Sounds like a fun day!
Nice range of species.


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 10 June 2018 at 8:18pm
Caught plenty mackerel ,bass and herring on feathers early today then headed Solent West.thorness bay first which was dead, moved to sowley and had bream and dogs.weed got to much so went to lepe and had bass,bream and couple big smoothounds 8lb and 12lb on herring flapper (and lost something big). Ended day towing a sailing boat back to hamble to some amusement.(no wind and engine failure)

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: rag & stick
Date Posted: 10 June 2018 at 10:04pm
Great to hear Palmshank, our boat is out of the water for its annual scrub but will be back in this week. you have just fished our stomping ground so it is great to know the fish are back, shame the weed is bad at sowley but that seems normal for this time of year.  


Posted By: Whitewash
Date Posted: 10 June 2018 at 10:32pm
Had charters - Good catches of Bream Tuesday & Wednesday on Boulder. Not so good Friday. Saturday only 2 where we had 52 on the Tuesday but loads of wrasse & few hounds. Today was beautiful - worked hard for patchy mackerel around Dean Tail after a few hounds on the bottom earlier.



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David Cox
"Whitewash"
Itchenor


Posted By: TideFlow
Date Posted: 11 June 2018 at 6:20am
We fished Sowley Saturday, it was dead. just a couple of Hounds.

Moved out deeper into the Solent nearer Solent Bank and fished one of the drop offs.   Found the Bream and Hounds and also a lack of Dogfish :)

Weed wasn't too bad.

Palmshank were you fishing in near the boom at Sowley?


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 11 June 2018 at 8:45am
went out to sandown fri tried   for some bream   had none then went out to the wreks about 10 mile out   and had a few   bass on them to sidewinders   good fun then on sunday went all the way to the   sth of the island for some bullhuss inshore     my biggest was 11.11 also   had pout and conger nice   day out and a great run home flat calm


Posted By: palmshank
Date Posted: 11 June 2018 at 12:41pm
I fished Sunday at sowley.in middle of about 1
0 boats.lazy daze charter alongside.moved to park shore to escape weed but no fish.lepe was best by far.had no mackerel in Solent at all.caught them all soton water.

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oh well, there is always next weekend!!


Posted By: Osprey Oldman
Date Posted: 12 June 2018 at 7:19am
Well, at last I got out there! Both Saturday AND Sunday!

Saturday with mate Dave: I didn't like the look of that east wind so went west to try for some Bream and Smoothound off Sowley. We had about a dozen Bream but mostly small with a couple of keepers and surprisingly only one Smoothound about 8lbs. At slack, we went to try Freshwater reef on the flood, but the wind had blown up and as it was going to be wind against tide, we went to Dolphin Bank to try for a Ray and maybe Tope instead. Two Small Eyed Ray and a load of doggies, plus a massive run from a good Tope which let go, was all we got.
Sunday with Allan: Same plan but in reverse. We fished Dolphin Bank on the ebb in the morning to try drifting it. Nothing except one Dog and a surprize Plaice of about 1.5lbs.
Anchored for the rest of the ebb and caught about 5 Tope, all small, one Small Eyed Ray and loads of Dogs. We tried fishing on the top of the bank first then moved to the deeper water on the northern edge drop-off, but it didn’t seem to make any difference.
When the tide turned we went to Sowley but apart from one Smoothound, it was dead, plus loads of weed to frustrate us.
had the feathers out for most of the time and caught two Mackerel!
So not a brilliant weekend of fishing, but after a lay-off of twelve months, it was great to be out there!



Posted By: Garrydog
Date Posted: 12 June 2018 at 10:09pm
Sounds you had a good time Martyn even if not the most productive...
I was going to try down the west side next time out again.
Hoping it might be ok this next weekend, Sunday all being well.
Make sure you get out again soon!
All the best,
J



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