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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptySun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Dawn and dusk are favourite times for the Sound.

Try float fishing a mackerel strip, belly is best, 2 or 3 foot down with a 3 foot trace.

Reel in slowly to use it as a spinner, Pollack, Garfish , Mackerel.

Even after dark Mackerel strip is best.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptySun Aug 11, 2019 1:55 pm

Iv'e been itching to get fishing again for ages. My last expedition was in Gairloch Scotland where I got eaten alive by midges 1 year ago.

Got 3 sea trout let 2 of them back but kept the one that taken the fly too deep.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyTue Aug 13, 2019 1:04 pm

Definately been a change at Bovisand fishing off the rocks this last 10 years. As kids from the late 60's myself and brother (and we were very young) used to astonish the elders down the Diving pier area at the Fort catching pollack mackerel and wrasse by the bucketful
When it became more hard to get over there (divers were pretty difficult) we came around to the 1st beach area where catches again were enormous in quantity. We used to put a sign in the Paiges Field main toliet block for the Chalets (there were no toilets in chalets back then) that we had fish for sale virtually daily in the summer months in our teens. Lot of money we had for our ages we could do no wrong

Around 10 years ago all the white rag that we always dug from the first beach literally disappeared overnight......and so did the fish !!
We were going Steere Point to dig mud worms still excellent bait albeit not as lethal as the white rag but we'd come back from the rocks with maybe 2 fish instead of 20.
My cousin whose family own the chalet beside ours goes out in his boat around the bay with identical results. Aunty said Steve came back weekend before last not even a bite in the boat

Something happened in the waters around that area around 2008/2009 and all the fishing guys say the same

Really weird
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyTue Aug 13, 2019 2:33 pm

Mackerel are moving to Scotland, Bass are moving into the North Sea and there are loads of Cod down around here now which forty years ago were really rare. The lack of Wrasse is down to the fishermen potting for them and selling them to Scottish Salmon farms to keep the lice off the battery reared fish. Our waters are overfished as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyWed Aug 14, 2019 11:11 pm

The three mile limit needs to be reintroduced.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyMon Aug 26, 2019 11:41 am

Had 3 mackerel and a gar spinning off the rocks around harlyn and constantine bay.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptySun Sep 01, 2019 7:03 pm

Caught a stone of Mackerel last night in Poole, two Bass and a couple of Pout here in Pompey today.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am

Had eighteen bass up to about 2.5lb plugging off rocks on north coast about a week ago, off to Cawsands early tomorrow, my mate who lives the says the bay is full of Garfish with loads of sizeable Mackerel off Penlee, he reckons he had a three foot gar which he barbed the other night, he didn't weigh it which is a shame as the record is only about 2lbs! I'll probably take the fly rod with me tomorrow fishing off kayaks should be some good sport.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 2:00 pm

Kinel! Saw a beast of a Gar amongst the mackerel the other night, plenty of Scad too.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyMon Sep 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Gar record is now 3lb 9ozs must be all the nuclear sub waste paying dividends at last! Had a nice Bass, some Gars and a few small Pollock spinning and plugging between Cawsands and Penlee couple of weeks ago. No Mackerel at all but a few years ago on a high spring at this time of year would be loads. mate says plenty off Penlee but not in the bay. Had a couple smallish Bass dodging all the monster waves and weed on the north coast, will be on it this week as the swell has settled down.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyTue Sep 17, 2019 10:46 pm

Anchored half a mile south of the Breakwater tonight for an hour or two. Two Doggies 50cm, nowt else.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyWed Sep 18, 2019 10:51 am

I used to catch loads of Red Gurnard around there years ago on feathers on the bottom, not seen one in eons. I'm off plugging tomorrow morning north coast.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyWed Sep 18, 2019 11:06 am

Earwegoagain wrote:
I used to catch loads of Red Gurnard around there years ago on feathers on the bottom, not seen one in eons. I'm off plugging tomorrow morning north coast.

North Devon or Cornwall Ears?
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyWed Sep 18, 2019 12:16 pm

Aye, Gurnard are few and far between now

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyWed Sep 18, 2019 1:04 pm

Les Miserable wrote:
Earwegoagain wrote:
I used to catch loads of Red Gurnard around there years ago on feathers on the bottom, not seen one in eons. I'm off plugging tomorrow morning north coast.

North Devon or Cornwall Ears?

On the reefs around Widemouth area, any tides over 6m (Bude) and usually fishes best two hours before and up to high tide. Thanks/OK fishing
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing   Fishing - Page 14 EmptyWed Sep 18, 2019 2:29 pm

Earwegoagain wrote:
Les Miserable wrote:
Earwegoagain wrote:
I used to catch loads of Red Gurnard around there years ago on feathers on the bottom, not seen one in eons. I'm off plugging tomorrow morning north coast.

North Devon or Cornwall Ears?

On the reefs around Widemouth area, any tides over 6m (Bude) and usually fishes best two hours before and up to high tide. Thanks/OK fishing

Thanks/OK fishing
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