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    Posted: 10 April 2008 at 5:47pm
has anyone had any success fishing for turbot around the island. several guides suggest the western wight areas fishing on the drift with sandeel or mackeral strip. Would prefer looking closer to home out of Portsmouth harbour.
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We had some Small Turbot and Brill last July fishing aboard a charter boat in the bays on the Eastern end of the Island. We where fishing at anchor with fillets of Sandeel as I recall. Sorry I can't be more specific.
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I have had brill of the banks at Selsey. Had a few but they were more of a by catch when bass fishing.

If they are there then there must be turbot as well.
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I've had turbot and brill off the beach at selsey so they must be there on the banks.
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Whitecliff Bay, just round the corner from Bembridge. There's a few sandbanks that'll show as a rip when the tide is running, they apparently give small turbot and brill at anchor. I've had plaice there on the drift. Be very wary of the reefs running out from Bembridge, go well wide.

     Selsey banks as the others said, but a long haul from Portsmouth. The Overfalls for chance of a bigger specimen but not common and not advisable for smaller boats.

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I did hear that the sandown area produced, but I fish culver and princessa all the time and have only ever had 1 flatfish other than rays.

never been to the overfalls i assume you are better with neaps judging by the name. boat is 26ft so I guess i'll be ok!

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Originally posted by GAZZA GAZZA wrote:

I did hear that the sandown area produced, but I fish culver and princessa all the time and have only ever had 1 flatfish other than rays.

never been to the overfalls i assume you are better with neaps judging by the name. boat is 26ft so I guess i'll be ok!

Culver and princessa are mainly reef, you need to look for banks with a tide rip across them. Easiest to find in Whitecliff when the tide is running, as you'll spot the disturbance on the surface downtide of the actual banks. Selsey is even more marked, you are left in no doubt as to where the edge of the bank is

     The Overfalls are deepwater banks, smallish tides and watch out for wind over tide situations. Not much experience of them myself, not many days you want to take a 16 footer out there.

 

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Cheers Steve

we just need to sort out some sandeels now. Failed last year but having another go again later when it warms up!!!!!

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Originally posted by GAZZA GAZZA wrote:

Cheers Steve

we just need to sort out some sandeels now. Failed last year but having another go again later when it warms up!!!!!

Otherwise, try belly strip of fresh mackerel. Drift tactics or anchor above the bank and trot the baits back

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hi gazza

iv had turbot at the overfalls and selsea on freinds boats. so thay do kick them up on the right day, but a m8 of mine had a few on the ray banks near the nab,

when iv been over the channel islands ,iv used sandeel flappers for turbos in the past, also iv found day old or frozen mackerel will out fish fresh for turbot but not for brill

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