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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rag & stick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2019 at 11:04pm
Out in the west tomorrow probably Totland will report on catch. If the fish don't play the beer will be obliging
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Nice sunny day today. Couple of decent plaice.
Wind kicked up a bit later.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 June 2019 at 5:14pm
Tried Sandown for bream lovely calm day hardly anyone else there, fishing was hard going only 1 small bream and lots of dogs moved about to try different areas but no luck.

But was a nice day to be out
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rag & stick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 June 2019 at 6:22pm
well we went out and fished off Milford just up from Hurst Castle. A lovely day in sunshine and flat sea but only managed small bream and hounds. Also had loads of star fish and whelks, but as I have said before the fish are the bonus being out there is what its all about Tongue
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We had an exploratory trip to New Grounds (Never fished it before) We tried a spot on the western edge at anchor with just lots of dogs.

Was hoping we might see a few hounds but not so.

Sacked just after the tide turned and headed into Hillhead, Had a few hounds nothing particularly big.

Do you guys find drifting New Grounds more productive than at anchor?

Trying to find some fairly reliable Hound spots over this side and had heard new grounds does produce.

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I reckon the best place for hounds is off Hillhead, at least until the Solent weed becomes a problem.
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Weed already a pain in the arse in the west even out of the Solent towards hurst
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Agree hillhead,Lee on solent and lepe best for smoothounds. Crab and king rag seems to land the bigger ones. Fished off netley other eve with some good sizes landed. As for new grounds,I fish it regularly at anchor with rays,conger,smoothies and mackerel but it's been very slow there last 12 months. Have seen many boats drift close to shipping lane. Good luck.
oh well, there is always next weekend!!
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I went down the hounds still plenty of bream there kept busy most of the tide   my buddy broke the rule of the boat and caught the biggest of 2.7 pound a pb for himalso had pout nd pollack
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Originally posted by TideFlow TideFlow wrote:


Do you guys find drifting New Grounds more productive than at anchor?


New Grounds was my go-to mark for years, fishing at anchor over a gully but last year is was very poor for some reason, or maybe it was just that mark. You can easily fish on the drift because the bottom is very flat with few snags. The tide is not too fast so you can have a few leisurely drifts and cover a lot of ground. I have caught bass and rays on the drift but not smoothhound. I have had a few smoothhound at anchor but not so many to be worth targeting. I like New Grounds because of the variety of fish that I have caught there - from dabs, pouting, mackerel, scad, gars, dogs, gurnard, bream, rockling, conger, all the rays, bass, pack tope, smoothies even pollack plus cod and whiting in winter. I have heard of a monster turbot caught somewhere in that area too.
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