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Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

OUCHE, Dave,
Been on boat sorting and cleaning can't wait to get out. A dogfish will do even a lump of weed every thing seems such a struggle when waiting for weather. Dave
Have you ever tried for Flounders in the river Dave?
I have only a couple of times, but only got pestered by 3 inch Basslings. There must be some there somewhere.
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Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

OUCHE, Dave,
Been on boat sorting and cleaning can't wait to get out. A dogfish will do even a lump of weed every thing seems such a struggle when waiting for weather. Dave
Have you ever tried for Flounders in the river Dave?
I have only a couple of times, but only got pestered by 3 inch Basslings. There must be some there somewhere.
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Very few now. The bass nursery protection means the rivers are full of basslings who eat anything that moves including all the tiny flounders. I think on the whole I prefer bass to flounders!
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Yes, I think I'd agree with you there Neville!
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Martyn, in recent years I have found the river void of any fish until April when the mullet come back. Last year we were catching bream and smoothound off my mooring which is completely nuts. 
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Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Martyn, in recent years I have found the river void of any fish until April when the mullet come back. Last year we were catching bream and smoothound off my mooring which is completely nuts. 

Yep! and don't forget the decent Bass as well.

So, remind me. Why do we spend all that time and money steaming down into the Solent and beyond, to catch Smoothound, bream and, occasionally, bass?
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Martyn, my personal best Bass was caught in 18inches of water. I have lost so many while lure fishing they get into a frenzy and attack so fast. I now always set the clutch so it is just strong enough to retrieve an empty lure. The main reason we go out into the solent is the sense of adventure and escape the river traffic. It never seems that you deserve to catch fish unless you have suffered a rocky boat rideErmm
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The main reason we go out into the solent is the sense of adventure and escape the river traffic. It never seems that you deserve to catch fish unless you have suffered a rocky boat rideErmm[/QUOTE]

You've hit the nail on the head there Dave.

We're strange people aren't we?
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Going stir crazy - wrecking trip off will be off tomorrow as were the ones in Jan & Feb.
I love fishing in Chi harbour but not at weekends as so busy with sail races & lots of general traffic etc. Often I have caught bigger & more mackerel in the harbour with gilt head bream up to 2lb & great sport with lures for bass (all go back). We have had such a mix of fish you do wonder why we steam out.
The best harbour smoothound on my little Orkney was 16lb in 9 feet of water which was accompanied on the same day by 5 other fish between 11- 14lb most caught by my daughter whilst the "expert" acted as gilly. Great sport.
BUT, as you say, there is the adventure of going out to sea & I always have the harbour as a back up if it is a lovely day but too windy to get "out out".
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So bored actually been working this morning...
Talk of fish in harbours makes it worse!
Might go down to the canal to see if I can catch a perch this afternoon.
Have a fun weekend all,
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While sat around waiting for weather I came across this website tides4fishing.com Very informative and something to do. Dave (other websites available)
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