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    Posted: 22 May 2018 at 8:20am

Wondering if you guys can help?

One of my work colleagues has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, he has been told it is incurable.

last few times I have seen him he has been asking how the boat was coming along, which I took as a hint he would like to come out on it.

Last time he was in I offered for him to come out with me at which point his face lit up.

I can't take him out too far so looking to stay in the Solent. I want to put him on the Hounds but as yet I haven't got any reliable spots that are likely to produce a good days fishing.

I have looked around a Hillhead & Lee on the charts but have also seen on here about the gulley between the 2 banks at Sturbridge but have not fished any of them yet to find out when (tide wise) and where to fish.

I don't normally like to ask but would any of you guys mind sharing any info that might help put us on the hounds?

Apologies if I am being a bit cheeky but would like to see him have a really good day if we can.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote palmshank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2018 at 6:27pm
Sorry to hear about your friends health, on the fishing front anywhere off Lee on Solent they show up.i had a few big ones near the forts couple weeks ago on ragworm.all depends how far you plan to travel?? Tope are about out deeper.good luck.avoid the dogfish.
oh well, there is always next weekend!!
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About a mile off Hillhead sailing club, about 20 foot of water, there are no features.

Peeler or hardback, I normally only use hardback.

If there is weed, avoid big tides or fish either side of the tide turning.

Depending on what pain he is suffering, you might need to help if he gets a big one.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TideFlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2018 at 8:54pm
He has said he doesn't want to go far,  I'm just going to crew the boat for him and his son and hopefully give him an enjoyable day, helping him out when needed.

Liking the sound of Hillhead it's a 25 min steam for me and if we have to cut the day short it's easy enough to get back on the mooring.

Thank you all for your info and help
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I echo what others say about HillHead, about a mile out, no features, gulleys, drop offs, no rhyme or reason! Had many a good overnight session anchored there using a variety of baits from Rag, Rag and squid, whole squid, but the best bait will always be crab.

6lb rod, small fixed spool reel, 15lb line and enjoy the fight
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