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    Posted: 12 May 2019 at 8:43pm
Had a go down the Western Solent yesterday, fished a spot that has been pretty consitent the last couple of years.   

Between 3 of us we had over 40 Bream, nothing big 1 - 1.5lb range often getting double shots, but given the last couple of trips have been very slow it was nice to be busy only able to fish 1 rod.

Topped it off with a very welcome double figure Thornback. Was hoping the bigger Bream would put in an appearance on the flood but it was not to be.

   
Bumblefish - Merry Fisher Marlin 6 - Gosport Marina
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2019 at 7:47am
well done scott sounds like you were at one end of the boredom scale with that many fish   and I was at the bottom of the scale   I had 4 fish allday down at bracklesham bay   had a massive mackerel on the bream rig todays lunch a gar fish next weeks bait a nice male bream 2.9 at the start of the day tomorows tea and a small bream at the end of the sesh tide was beam on all afternoon so feeling shattered lol
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Ray you showed the advantage of patience and tenacity! After I got fed up with catching dogfish on my bream rig I decided to have a couple of drifts for a plaice before moving to a different bream mark. Then nothing but pout and lost a lot of tackle so I moved off to my go-to bass mark for a drift to catch one for tea. Second drift, 47cm so that was my quota for the day anyway. I use a Fiiish lure gently hopped along the bottom and that seems to work because the bass was stuffed with half-digested dragonets which must look very similar. So I went home with enough fish for a few meals anyway. I'm glad it's not just me feeling shattered with that beam wind, I was thinking it was age catching up with me.
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Sunday - charter crew who wanted smoothound & rays. Fished marks in Hard grounds & 3 wrecks areas. Not a sniff on squid but 8 double fig smoothound plus some smaller ones on frozen velvet crab. A charter friend a bit further out had similar but caught all bar one on squid. Fish baits resulted in dogs - no sign of any rays.

Gave the bream a miss as boulder & hounds / Bracklesham full of boats.
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Hi Guys, have the mackerel arrived yet has anybody heard of any reports?
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Not seem any yet. One of the guys at Gosport said he had 3....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rag & stick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 9:05pm
Cheers Johnny, never caught last year which is unbelievable. big barrel jelly fish seen at Barton so hope its a sign of a good summer to come and the arrival of summer species. 
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Fingers crossed, looking pretty windy tomorrow so I think need to wait until next weekend...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dkstenson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 9:55am
We are catching them.
Not full strings, but a few.
They are sporadic, but find them and easily enough for bait for a day within ten minutes.

The ones we are finding are "Large".... Would be much better suited for eating than bait... But needs must and all that...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Garrydog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 10:48am
Clearly more effort needed!
I will redouble efforts next time out...
Looks like you have been having some good trips, long may it continue 😊
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