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 December 2012




Sat Sun 29/30thDec 

both walls closed  sat , on Sunday there will be a wall check @ 8am weather permitting

both walls closed sun & monday

new years day the shop will have fresh back lug & the east wall should be checked once the light is up @8am & hopefully opened up

Thurs fri 27/28th dec 

both walls to remain closed

wed 26th boxing day

a wall check this morning but not looking too promising

24th Xmas eve /xmas day

Both walls closed , possibly until the weekend with current weather patterns

The tackle box would like to wish all of its customers & friends a very good Christmas & a fantastic new year

Sat & Sun 22/23rd Dec


Fri 21st Dec 

wall check planned on the east for 9am & should open , west to stay shut  , looking like both may be shut over the weekend

Tues 18th Dec 

east to open after safety checks planned for 9am

East now open & will close  this evening & over night, closed wed & thurs

Mon 17th Dec 

check with shop re wall opening , an inspection planned for 10am

Sun 16th Dec

again a double closure

black lug available

Fri 14th & sat 15thdec 

a double close

FRESH BAIT black lug

Thurs 13th Dec

east open 1-34 with the west shut

FRESH BAIT black lug

Wed 12th Dec

cold overcast with light southerlies, winter has arrived

FRESH BAIT black lug

mainly whiting today and a few bits and pieces such as small dab & rockling

Tues 11th Dec

cold out there this morning with light northerlies , west to remain closed today

only a couple out there braving it today & a few decent whiting for their efforts


Mon 10th Dec

east open 1-34 check with shop re bait

whiting have dominated the last few days with few braving the cold

Sun 9th dec

strong westerlies today with just the east open 1-34

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Sat 8th Dec

West to stay shut , east open 1-34 today .

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Fri 7th Dec

west to remain shut today , check with shop after 10 am re east wall

whiting , eels & rockling the order of the day

Thurs 6th Dec

west to stay shut & east open 1-34


Wed 5th Dec

Fairly strong northerlies today & cold 

FRESH BAIT black lug

Tues 4th Dec

west to remain closed , east to open after safety inspection @ 9am

Mon 3rd Dec

west shut today , check with shop if the east is to open

Sun Dec 2nd

Both walls open this morning while conditions are dry , another cold & frosty start.

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug 

bits n bobs , gar rogue mackies, wrasse one over 1.5lb,schoolie bass,plaice n flounder showing that the water temps still have not put paid to the summer stragelers.....

,,,, monday a double close to start the day off

Sat Dec 1st

here we go, the mad month begins & crimbo cranks itself up :). Cold & frosty out there this morning & not expected to climb much over 5c in the sun today

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

a check on the west is planned for about 9am today to see if it is safe enough to open

Slow going today with occasional catches that included a schoolie bass,a wrasse some flounder,whiting & a single mackerel



Fri 30th Nov

looks like its getting colder out there this weekend , time for those extra layers i think

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

only a few about today & little to report other than a few flounder and the  usual whiting .

Thurs 29th Nov

east open 1-32 west shut 

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Wed 28th Nov  

east open 1-32, west shut

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Tues 27th Nov

It was decided late on yesterday to keep both walls shut. Winds have now turned to coming from the north & a full check on the east will be carried out @ 9am , west is to remain shut

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

EAST Now open 1-32

Mon 26th nov

wall check will need to be done today after the wind settles so advisable to check with shop @ midday

Sun 25th Nov

walls both closed

late news of an 8lb cod caught off the marina  or as fishy rob put it ... at a secret location by Steve Cooper. No details of bait but the pic is now on the gallery .... tg Steve

Sat 24th Nov

east open 1-32 , west closed

FRESH BAIT black lug

catches over night were mainly whiting with a couple of doggies & a nice sole for good measure , only a couple out there braving it earlier today & again a dogfish & a few whiting to show for their soaking . Both walls now closed for the day & tomorrow.

Fri 23rd Nov

check with shop with regard to what sections of both walls will be open . Full safety checks to be carried out after the recent stormy weather

Tues Wed Thurs20,21,22  full closure

Mon 19th Nov

both walls closed this morning as  high winds close on the marina

sun 18th nov

northerlies on the wind & feeling cooler today although it should be a dry one

   fresh bait     black lug & some rag worm

the sun came out to play on a flat calm day &  so did the fish .. schoolies,mackerel gar and a few flatties for good measure.

Sat 17th Nov

Breezy overcast & probable showers today

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

similar conditions to fri once the wind settled but no huge & visible bait balls although there were a good number of schoolie bass had on the east wall today .. other catches were thin on the ground but those flatties are still out there to be had

Fri 16th Nov

S/East & mostly overcast this morning,

FRESH BAIT    black lug

a rare-ish one this morning ,top of both arms the gulls went mental & bait balls formed & the water bubbled with  shoaling bass & mackerel. Bass (schoolies mostly) were picked up on both walls for 90+ mins with a few mackies thrown in  . saw a couple of plaice to prove the flatties were still "out there" also

Thurs 15th Nov

colder this morning with a seemingly fixed easterly

   fresh bait    king rag & black lug

a few flatties & mostly whiting seems to have been the order of the day

Wed 14th Nov

light ESE to east breezes looking dry

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

plaice dab, flounder a small schoolie & a dogfish all caught this morning 

Tues 13th Nov

Both walls were closed over night & will re open this morning after8am

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

heard of a couple of plaice & some flatties out on the east this morning , hardly a soul to be seen this afternoon & only saw the inevitable whiting  showing

mon 12th nov

both walls open check with shop re bait

Sun 11th Nov

Northerlies today cooling things down , traffic this morning in & around Brighton will be heavy as the remembrance service  at the old steine will cause road closures.

FRESH BAIT king rag & limited black lug 

this morning both walls have seen sole caught  and whiting, on the east also plaice & a reasonably sized schoolie bass. 

Sat 10th Nov

strong southerlies should settle into a light west then northerly as the day progresses, no catch report available yet this morning

FRESH BAIT ,king rag & black lug

only a handful fishing this morning so the catch report basicly was whiting on both walls 

Fri 9th Nov

both walls open this morning with a bit of a watch on the west wall as  Southerly winds build later today

Thur 8th nov 

no reports to hand this morning yet , both walls open , (east 1-26)

check with shop re bait

mackerel have been caught over the last 3 days but no details of tides or amount

Wed 7th Nov

both walls open

FRESH BAIT , King rag & limited black lug

Tues 6th Nov

both walls open (east 1-26)

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

not too many fishing with the day dominated by whiting with a few flatties still to be had.

Mon 5th Nov

Both walls to open after safety checks with the bays on the east AFTER 26 CLOSED

Sun 4th Nov

A double close today

Sat 3rd Nov

west will remain shut today , east expected to open with limited access after a safety check. Due to the recent poor weather there has been a build up of algae on the walls creating some areas that are very slippy.This will reduce the number of bays available to use until propperly treated. more info when  available

FRESH BAIT ,king rag & black lug

fairly much a whiting day on the east with a decent bass caught on the west aproach

Fri2nd nov

current forecast looking like a double close again

Thurs 1st Nov

both walls closed this morning



wed 31st oct

both walls closed this morning as high winds push through

Tues 30th oct

both walls open this morning after a safety check

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Mon 29th oct

west closed today as high winds push through , east open as normal

Sun 28th oct

That wind swings westerly as the day goes on & builds, tonights  outlook is a bit iffy for the west arm

FRSH BAIT ,king rag , black lug & peelers.

mackerel throughout the day on the east with a 2'5lb codling high numbers @ lunchtime. flounder dab & plaice also recorded with some gars also

Sat 27th oct

Strong northerly winds will be the dominant feature today as the temps take a drop through the floor

FRESH BAIT king rag peelers & black lug

morning mackerel on both walls & some nice pollack coming up before lunch with plenty of gar fish to be had also

Fri 26th oct

strong ENE winds today with mixed cloud cover

plaice & mackerel seem the feature this week especially as the light comes up this week on top of the current tide pattern

Thurs 25th oct

ENE rising winds over the next few days that will make things a lot cooler, both walls open

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

1st light mackerel recorded on the east as well as pollack

Wed 24th oct

ENE breezes picking up , should remain dry today

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

Tues 23rd oct

similar weather to yesterday by the look of the forecast with  a light NE breeze & mixed cloud cover

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Mon 22nd oct

light easterlies this morning & a bit wet though should improve & dry out

FRESH BAIT   black lug

flatties & mackerel mostly taken on the east with whiting now firmly established and some schoolie bass still being caught during the day

Sun 21st oct

looking like a wet one today with cooler temps as the wind swings from the north east today

check with shop re bait

early mackerel both sides this morning on the dropping tide. this week has also seen a lot of whiting on both walls  day & at night

plaice plenty of mackies & herring showing up most of the weekend & the gars came back to play today also

Sat 20th oct

Finally a decent settled day with both walls open

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

plaice & assorted flatties on the east today with good numbers of mackerel both sides


both walls open this morning , light northerlies forecast & looking wet for the bulk of the day

Thurs 18th oct

both walls shut over night, safety checks expected mid morning before any level of opening

inspite of closedowns the west over the last few days has been (low end) producing some nice bass in the surf.

Wed 17th oct

high SW winds today , looks like a double close until thurs morning

Tues 16th oct

Both walls have been closed over night , west will remain shut today .East  to be checked about mid day if conditions allow

Mon 15th oct

building S/westerlies that most likely will effect the west

check with shop re bait

over night round up, sole pollack & a whiting fest on the east last night by all acounts , small thornies & a spotted ray recorded also with horse mackerel showing  as the light started to break.

Sun 14th oct

definately cooler as the breezes turn & come from the north this morning.Should be for a change a dry day.

FRESH BAIT  king rag , limited black lug advisable to ring shop

this morning saw flaties & thornbacks on the east & some early mackerel on the west

Sat 13th oct

westerlies this morning with both walls open.

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

pre lunch round up , pout & channel whiting  coming out on the east with a fair few thornback rays also ... best of the day so far an estimated 5lb codling (pic later) for Mr Jury

mackerel reported later on the walss

Fri 12th oct

west closed this morning as high winds push through 

FRESH BAIT king rag

over night a couple of decent bass  clocked in on the west , one about 9lb & another over 5lb

Thurs 11th oct

building S/Easterlies today may cause a problem on the east later in the day.over night the west may shut into friday morning

FRESH BAIT king rag

Wed 10th oct

mainly easterlies forecast & should stay dry

FRESH BAIT king rag

Tues 9th oct

A possible damp end to the afternoon with easterlies the dominant part of the forecast, hopefully it will behave enough for my wrecKing trip today.

check with shop re bait

heard that plaice & whiting again to be had in numbers as has been on the east for over a week now. sole dab & flounder also in the mix

Mon 8th oct

looking like a damp start with a SE breeze swinging around to the north as the day goes on

check with shop re bait

Sun 7th oct

light easterlies veering to the south & feeling cooler today by the look of things , both walls open


plaice seemed to be the dominant catch of the morning  with  small thornbacks also present in numbers today . other catches included gar, shad , pollack, mullet, gurnard wrasse & the mackerel also came out to play it seems

sat 6th oct

west was shut over night & will open this morning

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

round up , definately a day of "species hunt " on the east with eels,schoolie bass,dog fish , smoothhound,wrasse,plaice,sole,pout,whiting,dab among catches over the "sand " today with a few mackerel coming out to play also . the west struggled to record much in mucky conditions that side.

Fri 5th Oct

both walls have been closed over night as high winds push through this morning . Both should be back open before mid day

Thurs 4th Oct

both stayed shut yesterday in the end ,east will open early this morning with the west probably to follow later in the day

both closed over night

a report C/O wsf forums #



Brighton Marina 4/10/12


Fished the marina 13:00 to 18:00 east arm bay 14. This was reasonably sheltered from the south westerlies, though some brave folks risked further round the bend and no doubt warrented the soaking from the spray of the waves. Fished 2 rods. One with a 3/0 1/0 pennel with lug/rag which resulted in 1 schoolie bass. The other was a 1 up / 1 down with size 1 and mainly lug. This resulted in 1 plaice, 3 starfish and a crab. Not a brilliant return considering the initial hassle of negotiating the A27 roadworks at lancing - but had a good chat to a fellow sufferer. I also saw caught 4 tub gurnards, 1 sole, 1 pout and 1 weaver and heard of a 3 1/2 lb bass caught earlier on the east. Weed was not a problem.

Cheers Neil



Wed 3rd oct

wet & a bit wild again out there , as it settles the east should be opened , check with the shop on that & re fresh bait.

Tue 2nd oct

west to remain closed , east to open this morning after a safety check

FRESH BAIT  check with shop

Mon 1st Oct

Both walls closed as the weather turns all on its head again




Sun30th oct

building SWesterlies today will most likely by the days end effect both walls, west a probable close down by mid day

round up , the poorer weather took its time coming & was later than expected . Early reports showed a few mackies on the west with the east following suit fairly soon after . Plaice again featured on the east although I gather things were slower that saturday. Gurnard & a small mullet also featured on the lower pegs of the east.

I understand both walls have closed over night

Sat 29th Sept

cooler today with  the breezes from the north west

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

round up, I thought in the morning that the day may prove to be a species hunt on the east wall & it seems that I was right. Catches were varied all along the wall with the 1st catches being 2 types of wrasse . By time I left I had seen ,plaice,dab,flounder,sole ballan & corkwing wrasse, silver eels, some small schoolie bass,pout & channel whiting, a few thornback rays, pollack on both wallsa small mullet & some multi sized gurnard.  The west struggled in water that failed to clean up as the NEast breeze stayed constant colouring the water.

Fri 28th sept

no reports to hand for yesterday, a weather watch on the west today with a likely closeure.

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

update.... west closed  & reports for the east yesterday include some decent sized sole,plaice & dab coming up along with some wrasse & smaller bits like blennies

Thurs 27th sept

both walls to open this morning after safety checks, check with shop re fresh bait

wed 26th sept

looks like another wet & windy double close

Tues 25th sept

a double close today

Mon 24th sept

high winds forecast today possibly effecting both walls , please check with shop

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

early morning mackerel on the west before the weather closed in forcing a shutdown

Sun 23rd sept

east to close as high winds push in this morning

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

no roundup for sat but did manage to speak to the night warden who informed me that the east was performing better than the west this week with some nice sole about, plus horse mackerel , schoolies, mullet, gurnard & plenty of pollack to be had this week


Sat 22nd sept

no reports today , taking jnr out for a birthday fishing trip

FRESH BAIT ,king rag & black lug

Fri 21st sept

cooler than of late  & probable showers today



Thurs 20th sept

medium S/Westerlies with a fair bit of cloud cover today seems likely

FRESH BAIT  king rag & black lug

east has seen decent numbers of plaice showing this week , add in gurnards & a few mackies during the day... schoolies reported at night with dogfish & smoothound pups also

Wed 19th sept

mainly westerly to Nwest breezes today & should stay dry

   fresh bait , KING RAG & BLACK LUG

feedback that i got today was a few mackies ,plaice & pollack on the east with a slow re emergence of those smaller bits like blennies & bullheads.

on the west .... a dolphin !

Tues 18th Sept

westerlies will cause a watch on the west wall with a possible close down for a while , 


heard of plaice & gurnard being caught yesterday on the east ,  seems the numbers of both are again on the increase while those pesky cuttle's are apparently on the decrease. sole & hound pups at night to still be had also & pollack catches are still being mentioned.

Mon 17th sept

 dry & cooler of late according to most forecasts (so the weathermen say)

FRESH BAIT  king rag & black lug

not a soul to be seen this morning early so no reports to hand

a sent in report  by john is posted below

Ok thanks the old Scottish guy said someone handed it in luckily.just to give you a heads up on what I've seen caught and had myself Monday- fished bay 30 on east had 7plaice 4 of them on black lug everything else on rag and others had several too,my first Brighton smoothound, a small bass and a mackerel on ragworm also!. Saw a Chinese guy who had several bass one of a good size too at bay12.on Tuesday I started on bay 4 caught 2 fish I don't know what they were looked like possibly another type of bullhead brown with orange shades and 2 spikes above the eyes.I moved up to bay 26 caught 2plaice on black lug a few mackerel that seemed to come in occasional bursts and a gurnard. Those fishing the higher number bays seemed to catch more plaice and some decent sized1s.apparently there were 20Pollack caught on floated live prawn at bay 4or5



Sun 16th Sept

unsure of bait situation so advisable today to ring shop first.Looks like building SWest breezes today that ,may get quite strong towards the end of the day

roundup , the east wall story today was  a case of tough going but fair numbers of plaice on the rising tide all along the front end, the bend & lower section saw mackerel although the numbers were not of "shoal" levels. some good sized gurnard attempted to disguise a tough day that really only ended up with some colourful wrasse on either wall to show for a blowy day

A reminder for those wishing to attend the  raffle & prize awarding for last nights bass comp that it will be in the marina's master marriner from 6pm

Sat 15th Sept



Weather looking decent & dry with light SW breezes with both walls fully open today

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug ,

advisable to book baits this weekend

round up, bass comp now underway , best fishing today seemed on the run up to this mornings high tide with plaice mackerel and cuttlefish on both walls with gar and pollack an addition on the east ... slow going over the tide into the afternoon. by  9pm had heard of a bass on the west about 2.10lb

Fri 14th Sept


west to remain closed today may open for night fishing if things settle in time. was informed that there were a few mackies caught early morning yestyerday but things over all were somewhat lean

FRESH BAIT king rag & limited black lug

Thurs 13th Sept

day away

Wed 12th Sept

heard of a few bass being landed on the east  mostly under 2 or 3lb over the last cople of days , a bit late today as things to do

FRESH BAIT king rag

Tues 11th Sept

west remained closed yesterday & looking highly like it will remain so for today also,east open as normal.

FRESH BAIT king rag , check with shop re black lug

Mon 10th Sept

west currently closed & if conditions improve will open later , east open as normal.

check with shop re bait available

Sun 9th sept

southerlies dominate today & that wind is forecast to pick up after lunch & by evening most likely will force a close down on the west and possibly both walls

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

Overnight report I am told Mackerel arrived on the east for a last light run, through the night catches include decent sized Dog Fish, smoothhound Pups, Breem, Horse Mackerel a few Schoolies and again Cuttle fish in numbers.  This morning I have seen Breem, Mackerel and Horse Mackerel caught, more later.


the morning again dominated by cuttlefish , did see mullet plaice & bream on the east but little else other than those cuttle. The afternoon winds picked up making the west after 4pm very lumpy & it closed after 8 due to poor conditions

catch of the day was craigs early morning lobster that was estimated at 6lb in the shop (see gallery)_

Sat 8th Sept

Looking like a good day on the forecast with light southerlies & staying dry

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

Overnight patchy reports, Horse mackerel and mackerel through the night plus a few on the early light, Cuttle still in numbers on both walls and apparenatly hamppering live baits.  This morning on the east a small shoal evident but it's hard to tell whether they are Mullet/Mackerel/Pollack or even Herring even my eyes were struggling to figure them out.  This morning temps are rising fast and looking like it could be very busy.

roundup, a long slow slog in the sun today absolutely dominated by cuttlefis & whitebait on both walls. The morning on the low  started with tons of whitebait & pout in the water , as the tide turned & rose the cuttlefish arrived & seemed to go into a frenzy of attack. Nothing was safe from them as they could be seen hitting anything that moved in the water rendering  live baits virtually useless unless you were targeting  those cuttles. well over 60 landed that I saw & many more missed. End result was a few plaice & bream caught some wrasse & gars for good measure & an hour after the high I had only seen a dozen or so mackerel, was hopeful for the evening if those cuttles slowed up a little.

 Typed by Mrs F for you lovely people :)

Fri 7th sept

light westerlies forecast with reasonable temps during the day

FRESH BAIT  , black lug with Rag Worm expected @ 11am.

Overnight report, reports of Pollack on the east to floats, a few Mackerel again Herring and Cuttle on both walls and a few early morning Mackerel on the east.


Thurs 6th Sept

mainly light south westerlies today , east arm shut during the daytime again

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Round-up, dominant catches today ( that I was told of0 were Herring and  plenty of Cuttle Fish, Mackerel were more a by catch than prolific.

Wed 5th sept

concrete works on east now expected to continue until friday, fairly strong NNE winds expected today but should not affect the walls overly

FRESH BAIT ,black lug & king rag

Tues 4th sept

no reports today as off out fishing for a change , A bream trip for JNR on the last day of the school hols


Round-up Breem on the west Mackerel on the east, sketchy reports beyond that,

Monday 3rd sept

6am east wall will close today & Tues /wed for the over due concrete works , west un affected , east will re open for night fishing each day#

FRESH BAIT black lug

hardly any info overnight other than the usual horse mackerel & mackerel with one fish of note , another decent codling that was about 3+ lb

Sun 2nd sept

Probable showers & light westerlies, looking very similar conditions to yesterday

FRESH BAIT , black lug & king rag

Overnight report, most ppl overnight being secretive and not letting on to what they have had, prize catch of the night was a Mullet est over 7lb with a picture to follow caught on a side of mackerel on 6-0 and 2-0 pennel. (pic now on gallery)

day roundup , not such a great day on the west , the wind picked up as did the wet weather making conditions poor, inspite of that some nice bream  were caught along with a good number of cuttle  although mackerel were there they were very thin on the ground . On the east it was more pleasant & sheltered from the wind. Low pegs saw good numbers of mackerel, with mid wall & upper reaches having bream & plenty of plaice again on the show. Gurnard & pollack were also caught alkong with the usual smaller bits & bobs.

Sat 1st sept

Light westerlies today with fairly decent temps during the day .. 

Cement works rescheduled for monday start closing the east wall at 6am & reopenening for night fishing.

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

Overnight report somewhat vague, couple of Schoolies recorded intermitant Horse Mackerel and the ocassional Breem.  Sat looks like a busy one.

added some pics to the gallery from e2 fishing the east overnight

Morning Mackerel, Bass and Gar Fish

round up.the morning mackerel on the east seemed to stay over the low & up & over the high although the west they thinned & then made hard work of themselves. running up & over the high east catches included good numbers of mackies , bream , pollack & gurnard , a few plaice also for good measure , the west round up said ... plenty of bream , a few mackies   , early bass, gars on both walls ,a nice plaice mid wall & 2 sole low end for good measure.




wed 26th aug

Fri 31st Aug

Feels like summer just came crashing to a halt with temps a lot cooler first thing & a northerly breeze  on the rise, looks like a cooler blowy autumn day in the make .


Thurs 30th Aug

east to open @ 7am with a check planned on the west about mid day

Wed 29th Aug

high winds on the south west today look likely to force a west closure, east should be ok though

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Tues 28th Aug

a west start with fairly high WSW winds

FRESH BAIT, king rag , black lug

Mon 27th Aug

The forecast is not looking that invitiung as the wind turns southerly mid morning. Ifd the  forecast is accurate its going to get lumpy very fast on both walls today

FRESH BAIT, king rag & black lug

lunch roundup, things blowy on the east wall but not as severe as forecast, both walls saw  a handfull of mackerel caught early  with some nice gurnard also being taken on both, the east saw wrasse on the low pegs while the lower pegs on the west produced a very nice sole  caught by reece(see gallery) and a bass mid wall  caught by steve (gallery)

Sun 26th Aug

East open 1st thing this morning @7am, west once checked should open about 10am

FRESH BAIT ,king rag & black lug


Ended up a poor days fishing. the westerly never realy let up & got worse in the afternoon making the west almost unfishable & heavily loaded with weed. Conditions on the east were calmer but the water remained weedy & mucky. Catches were  thus restricted to a few early mackies before  5pm  with eels & wrasse making up the bulk of catches , did see one nice gurnard come of the east about bay 10.

Sat 25th Aug

both walls shut this morning with a review at mid day

FRESH BAIT  , black lug & king rag

Stayed close m, east will open @ 7am sunday

Fri 24th Aug

showers and southerlies look the order of the day . Both walls open 

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

No info on Thurs catches, overnight hardlt anyone around and most admitted to catches were Horse mackerel and Mackerel of which both were again around as 1st light catches.

#round up, a funny one today , poor conditions late on and clear conditions early, catches included mackerel, loads of cuttle to floats and bream in numbers... shut over night & possibly all day saturday ... adviseable to ring the shop

Thurs 23rd aug

light south westerlies & somewhat cooler today than of late  & looking good

. Am out on Lady of the lake bream fishing with JNR

FRESH BAIT  black lug & king rag

was a good day out , plaice ,bream , gurnard, & mackies all round


And lady of the lake got a new driver !

Wed 22nd Aug

west winds may affect the west wall today with a possible close if things get too hairy.Probable showers this afternoon


Very quiet over night  with hardly a soul about last night although there is talk of something special having been caught low on the west last night. Am awaiting confirmation & pics on this fish from a reliable source.  BASS PIC NOW ON GALLERY 11.4lb

Tues 21st Aug

both walls open this morning, light westerlies that increase a little this afternoon , warm & over cast with possible showers through the day.


Overnight not many fishing but reports of Schoolie Bass, small Thornbacks and small Smooth Hound pups on the east.  First light a few Mackerel and Horse Mackerel on both walls.  Conditions  are dull and overcast.  

Hearing talk of a decent trigger fish taken on the walls but can't as yet confirm weight or which wall it came off.


 Yearly cement work rescheduled to now start thursday 23rd. wall will close 6.30 am until 6pm for evening & night fishing. west unaffected.  


Mon 20th aug

east closed daytime, light -ish SWest breezes with decent temps dring the day

FRESH BAIT  Black Lug and King Rag


Late Mon roundup afternoon and early evening Mackerel on both walls, plenty of Breem on the west with some Thornbacks being repoted on the east.


Sun 19th Aug

Looking like another hot dry day similar to yesterday with mostly light south westerlies.

FRESH BAIT king rag & limited black lug

overnight east arm proved scrappy with Thornbacks, small Pout and bits and pieces the order of the day although the rocks did produce 2 nice Mullet.  This morning patchy on both walls for first light Mackerel and Horse mackerel, expected to be busy today with the walls filling early ADVISABLE TO BOOK BAIT


Sat 18th Aug

Light SWest breeze & a hot dry day foecast , suncream & plenty of water the order of the day

FRESH BAIT , black lug & king rag

Vague reports yesterday indicate the mackerel & bream came out to play on both walls.

Overnight Bass Bream and Mackerel reported on both walls, one on the east going 5.5lb.  This morning plenty of Horse mackerel and Mackerel first light on a fast dropping tide

round up,well I thought it would be better than happened & looked like the east was the better  of the two over all after the low tide at 6.30 am.

catches on the east included gurnard , bream , wrasse, mullet and mackerel but not in huge numbers. the west clocked up a few mackerel(less than expected) good numbers of bream  of mixed sizes, a nice mullet low down on the wall @ bay 8 and the float bays started producing cuttlefish to one person that targeted them (see pic)

Fri 17th Aug

A damp strart that should clear, light to medium southerlies today with both walls open

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

low tide this morning & the sea looking  silty with plenty of weed hanging about . should clear out over the next 2 tides for a good weekend.

Thurs 16th Aug

a windy start with the west shut , east open initially 1-26

check with shop re fresh bait

Wed 15th Aug

East closing this morning early as high winds come in , west open but most likely to close by mid day as the wind pushes from south to southwest

FRESH BAIT  ,, king rag

no report yesterday as took JNR out on royal eagle plaice fishing. Had a great day  with some clonking plaice to keep, loads of dab that were all returned, plenty of gurnard & small smooth hound pup a bag of mackerel for fun & one guy had a good sized brill. The skipper was great & I would recomend  him , many thanks Alan Edwards for a great day out

Tues 14th Aug

West closed again daytime for maintenance , will open over night.

A wet start to the day with light south westerlies

FRESH BAIT  king rag

Mon 13th Aug

 WEST WALL SHUT 7AM TO 6PM FOR MAINTENANCE , EAST OPEN NORMAL,     South west breeze forecast and will seem a little cooler than the last couple of days west open over night & will again CLOSE TUESDAY MORNING UNTIL AFTER LUNCH

overnight round up, sluggish on the west with the lower marks on the east producing plenty of bream ,  some schoolies & wrasse. further up  pollack & sole also  mentioned

mini report can be found here 

Sun 12th Aug


S-east going to south west breezes should improve the fishing today no end, temps forecast for the coast @ 20c

FRESH BAIT  king rag. prior orders of black covered  with a slim chance of some more @ mid day

Overnight west wall apparently struggled with a small Bass the only real catch of note, east wall performed a little better catches dominated by Dog Fish pups, Breem and rare Mackerel and Horse Mackerel, bulk of the catches were on Rag Worm.

daytime saw a very slow start  but high areas of the east saw pollack & gar , as the afternoon progressed mackerel were caught mostly on the west with a few on the east . Fishing  I am told improoved early evening especialy on the east with gurnard , sole, plaice pollack adding to the good numbers of bream caught.

Sat 11th Aug


Minor repairs still to do on the east wall, but we have the green light to open it fully 24/7

Looking warm with light easterlies today . East wall open lower level to 26 initially as workmen remove scaffolding today. Hopeing to open it all the way up as the day progresses.

FRESH BAIT , KING RAG  black lug (Orders only) will be in @ mid day

update ,  the east wind was stronger than predicted , add in low pressure & one of the smallest tides of the year coupled with bright sunlight has created one of the worst days for fish I have seen ,. I would try to dress it up & say I saw a couple of bream , a couple of wrasse & the occasional mackerel but other than that the day time was $&_(&*^^$£ horrendous , mean  hard fishing at its worst , lummy I sure hope tomorrow is better !

Fri 10th Aug

light easterlies and plenty of sun forecast today

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag arrives @ 10am

east wall repairs are almost done, pleanty of earluy bream on the west again but other catch reports  hard to come by today.


Thurs 9th Aug

light easterlies with decent temps for a change

FRESH BAIT  Black Lug and King Rag

Overnight report fairly sketchy other than a small Schoolie, and Horse Mackerel in numbers.  This morning just after the high there were still a few Horse Mackerel (6am) mixed in with a few normal Mackerel and some nice Breem on pegs 18, 14 and 10.

Repairs on the east progressing but unlikely to be finished until the middle of next week, talks about opening Sat and Sun full length daytime a possibility.

catches were mixed today with the  morning tide dropping & slow, bream  were the main catches before lunch. The afternoon in fog produced mackerel bream  schoolies &  gar on the upper west , no reports for the east on hand.

Wed 8th Aug

showers & light south westerlies seem the order of the day .

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Tues 7th Aug

More westerlies today that again may cause a problem on the west wall later today and looking like a fair bit of rain foecast.

Both walls open this morning

FRESH BAIT ,black lug & king rag

Mon 6th Aug

west wall likely to be  splash with forecast westerlies today and under a bit of a watch, east open  1-26 today.


No overnight report available

GOOD NEWS the workmen are back on the wall earlier than expected today  and hoping to get the bulk of the work done in the next couple of days ...

WEST wall closed until morning due to high winds

a late emailed catch report from the west wall saturday night reads as follows

Just to let you know sat night
Peg 7
4 sole 1 sizeable
4 small thornies
1 small spotted ray
1 schoolie 1.5 lb
2 flounder small
All on 2 hook flapper sz 4 hook
Sunday day
Two red gurnard baited  feathers
1 nice plaice

Most on rag few to lug cheers for
Excellent bait Cornish g boy .

sun 5th aug

both walls open , east will open fully to bay 74

FRESH BAIT  king rag & black lug

Overnight Rag worm seemed to be the boss catching small Schoolie Bass, sole, Breem and Wrass, also caught Horse Mackerel and Mackerel first light.  

This morning there have beern a few Mackerel taken on floats well before the high tide, conditions are slightly bumpy with a southerly breeze, suns out and seems to be keeping the clouds at bay.  For a change things are looking good.

round up.. both walls have seen a slow tick over of mackerel with the west having the better of them. Plaice and bream also on both walls , pollack & mullet on the east with 2 mullet going over 4lb including one to a regular way down on bay 20 amongst people mackereling.. Cuttle fish caught on both walls also this morning.

The east also saw some wrasse caught , it both walls seeing blennies down the "V's"

Sat 4th Aug

more wind from the south west with rain this morning making a wet & windy start 

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

mackies on the starboard bow ...

yup poor conditions over all,...  rain , wind & wierd water colour  , it didnt put the fish off though . The day started with a 6lb+ bass (see gallery) and in the face of a wind that made for choppy conditions the mackerel came out to play in numbers. the east also saw catches off wrasse,thornbacks,eels,pollack,and a sprinkling of flatties.

Fri 3rd Aug

medium SWest breezes today with showers


Brief overnight couple of Schoolies reported and mainly Horse Mackerel caught.  East arm for today is fully open to bay 74.

Typed by Mrs F, I may get a day off soon :) good luck guys and gals

Thurs 2nd Aug

If the forecast pans out as expected there will be a closee watch on the west as the South westerlies build , east open as normal with building work now on hold for the week and a new date for finishing work set at next week end

FRESH BAIT    Black lug , king rag

Wed 1st Aug

Southerly breezes forecast this morning ,west open as normal , east open 1-26 as work continues on repairs.

FRESH BAIT    king rag

Overnight roundup, 5 or 6 Schoolie/Bass, ranging from 2-6lb, a couple of decent Breem also landed along with a few undersized.  Horse Mackerel overnight with a couple of small shoals of first light Mackerel still running the wall at 7am.

lunch:--- mackerel ticked over through the morning with fair numbers caught before the high tide , also saw a bass @3lb & some small bream on the wall with an eel caught on blow lug


 Tues 31st July

possible closure of the west today and advise checking with the shop. East open 1-26 with what is looking like a wet & windy morning.

FRESH BAIT  king rag

Mon 30th July

was informed late that the west was shut over night  so was too late to get notification up. East open 1-26 as work continues this week with a  check on the west at 8am to see if it can be re opened.  Both walls open.

Sun 29th July

eastr fully open check with shop re west

Sat 28th July


Light breezes sarting northerly & swinging to the west later today.

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

first light mackerel being reported


Fri 27th July

 Showers this afternoon are expected with decent temps as well

.FRESH BAIT  King Rag with Black Lug later today.

Overnight reports of late evening Mackerel followed by Horse Mackerel as the light dropped, Breem and Bass catches also reported.  First thing this morning a few Mackerel and Horse Mackerel although conditions werem't great and conditions feel very muggy.  Showers expected on and off through the day.

EAST wall update. . . Building work is expected to finish in time to fully open for next weekend (sat 4th aug) This means not only the entire lenght of the wall open but it will remain open over night for night fishing.

Thurs 26th July

Another day similar to yesterday forecast , hot with light easterlies

FRESH BAIT ,black lug & peelers . king rag should be in the shop @ 10am

Me , I have an all day wreching trip . , 

Wed 25th July

Today starts with light northeaserly breeze that will eventually swing SEast. Temps expected to be high.

FRESH BAIT king rag black lug & peelers

roundup , .. a bit of a cruel day , high pressure bright light a light easterly "apparently" combined to make things slow to non existent. Those that got mackerel got big ones but were far & few between , similar with bram on both sides  far & few . Did see  a fat old wrasse come up pushing over 3lb & maybe should have got a piccy, wont really be much to report tomorrow as out on a long cod trip from silly o'clock in the morning

late late email recieved with a mini report from Keith & mick on the east >>

Hi , was on the east yesterday with my dad , bay 20 - managed to pluck out this golden grey.  Others seemed to struggle but we got plaice , bream, gar and wrasse - a few sizeable too, so a great day for us.  Any chance you can add this pic to the gallery? Trying to get the old man back into fishing the marina after his 15 year break - I don't live in Brighton anymore , get down when I can , but he's still local so hoping this will remind him theres still fish to be caught and to get back out on the arms. The pic is now on the Gallery

Note to maddie, sundays pic , I didn't realise it had not loaded propperly , it is also now on the gallery

Tues 24th July

Light easterlies forecast with lots of sun , it will be hot out there. Am taking the family out on Lady of the Lake for a couple of hours plaice fishing.

Overnight report, consists mainly of Horse Mackerel, lower bays also reported a few Breem and Sole, it seems last nights expected Mackerel run failed to show.  This morning the water is Gin clear and I suspect sun cream and water will be order of the day.

Mrs F, going out on a fishing trip oh happy days :)

FRESH BAIT , black lug,king rag & peelers

Mon 23rd July

looking like a mini scorcher ahead... suncream & plenty of water the order of the day I think. FRESH BAIT black lug & peelers

lunch round up,ok overnight was a case of thin on the ground,low pegs performed better over the sand with high numbers having a hard time

pre lunch the west extension did nicely,catches included  schoolie bass a couple of small mullet, a few smallbream & i managed a 3lb wrasse on a spin rod using lug.; a couple of mackerel on the low tide were caught on both walls that gave the impression that the high & later tides this week are going to start performing. The bonus .. no rain forecast berore saturdaY!

Sun 22nd July

South to S/East breeze today with decent temps forecast & should stay sunny.

FRESH BAIT:- king rag , black lug & peelers

 no illusions, a tough old day that signs sort of said this will be good....

honest call... it was poor... lots of pollack .. a bream ...followed by some mackerel over the tide, side catches included wrasse bullheads, blennies, a couple of gurnard & 3  gars ... east report  wise.... a pic or 3   to upload in morning but over the 10 hrs i saw . slow and sluggish although a species counter would have done well


Sat 21st July

both walls open today with work progressing slowly on the east wall repairs. looks like it may be a little showery this afternoon but no wind & temps are looking good for the day . Over night have heard of sole & schoolie bass comming up from the west arm.  First light a few Mackerel on the dropping tide, water looks clear and weed free this morning and things promising.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King rag and Peelers.

round up , the east has seen pollack  schoolie bass, gurnards in numbers, a few bream , & blennies. on the west some very nice plaice,  bream, some schoolies  & both walls had a few mackerel , although the shoals never came out to play today.

UNABLE to upload a couple of pics this afternoon , host site miss behaving , will try again tomorrow

Fri 20th July

both walls open & finally some decent weather being forecast/ check shop re fresh bait

A couple of over due bass pics added to the gallery

reports via phone of some shcoolie bass on the west (prawn baits) and a few mackerel coming out to play

Thur 19th July

East open @ 7am , a check on the west planned @ mid day

FRESH BAIT : black lug & king rag

Wed 18th July

strong south westerlies again will affect the walls . West will definately stay shut today

An inspection on the east @ 7.30 am

Tues 17th July

East to open @ 7.30 am west to stay shut

Mon 16th July

Both walls closed this morning as strong south westerlies push through today

did hear of a couple of thornbacks over night either side of the high .

Sun 15th July

More westerlies forecast again today that I suspect will see the west remain choppy with showers forecast this afternoon.

FRESH BAIT king rag,black lug & peelers

Overnight ....a few last light Mackerel with sketchy reports available but can confirm a 7lb Bass high on the west and Schoolie and a Thornback mid to lower on the west.  This morning the water looks cleaner and reasonably weed free, the sky looks like rain is on it's way although not forecast until after lunch.

mid day report was a case of  a few mackerel both sides , pollack both sides & in broad daylight ... horse mackerel ! .. go figure... no catch info after 11am as was away

Sat 14th July

No overnight report available, both walls now open, work continues today on the east.  Water state very muddy and heavy with weed.

FRESH BAIT black lug & peelers and King Rag.

Tough going today with very few attempting the west which spent the day windblown & very weedy . The east was more sheltered but choppy . Not many showed up in what turned out to be poor conditions with very few catches . Did notice a couple of small pollack & was told of an early mackerel & flounder . Other than that the story seemed to be eels in poor water clarity.

Fri 13th July

looking like a possible double shut but things may ease back so would advise checking with shop re east wall after lunch

Thur 12th July

Both walls opoen this morning although the weather is expected to pick up this afternoon on the south west, this will effect the west wall with a probable closure early evening.  BOTH walls will be closed overnight.

FRESH BAIT  black lug & peelers


Wed 11th July

westerlies(15-25) with rain this afternoon wont make things nice for exposed areas

FRESH BAIT  black lug & peelers

west initialy closed this morning with a view to opening latter

Tues 10th July

west to south westerly winds today that will cause problems on the west although it should stay dry

FRESH BAIT  black lug & peelers

Mon 9th July

WSW winds will make the west wall quite lumpy today although it should stay dry for a change

round up(mid day)a schoolie then  a couple of eel takes on the east under poor conditions  set the pattern for the day until the high which  with wind on tide oddly cleaned the water up & produced mackerel on both walls .. sometimes the phrase " go figure" happens &   prooves all that should happen "doesn't always"


over night tough going with heavy showers & wind against the west wall. A small schoolie & a mackerel seen this morning in spite of the mucky & weedy water.

Sun 8th July

Bit of a damp start with more showers forecast, a light breeze with decent temps, no overnight report available though there have been early morning Mackerel on both walls, water reasonably clear though heavy with weed.

 a few mackerel on both walls reported this afternoon

update on the overnight report see criags report on WSF  HERE --->>>


FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug and Peelers.

Typed by Mrs F up at silly O'clock just for you lovely people, oh and sorry for any spelling mistukes :)


Sat 7th July

mild to strong southerlies forecast making things a bit bumpy today with showers forecast

FRESH BAIT ,king rag,black lug & peelers

Overnight the west arm has seen Lobster, high end, Mackerel this morning, Bass and Breem also caught overnight.  Both walls this morning have seen Mackerel.

round up , tough going in poor conditions with few catches on the east as the wind & rain came in. west fared little better with mackerel running up & over the tide & the occasional bream as the day wore on ... not fun & certainly not easy for anyone.

Fri 6th July

south- south eastt breezes turning to showers later

FRESH BAIT , king rag , black lug & peelers

roundup care of "john" on the east arm

Message: = Today I was on bay 17east fishing with black lug strips had a good day even through the downpour wearing shorts and no waterproofs! I had bites throughout the day caught 4bream reasonable sizes 3of them, 3Gurnards, 2dabs and 2plaice on the small sidemy best days bait fishing at brighton. Saw plenty of macks after the high from fluff chuckers a decent size flounder from bay19 a thin lipped mullet from bay 18 also Hope this helps you compile your report John 

Thurs 5th July

showers & light winds forecast for the day

FRESH BAIT black lug, king rag & peelers

Overnight report half a dozen Bass on the west, a decent Wrasse and a small Sole.  This morning water looking quit clean on the low.

update.the west has seen mackerel over the tide and bream along the wall including the upper end, The east saw plaice, flounder  mackies & roumours of other bits n bobs unconfirmed.

Wed 4th July

Another damp start with a southerly breeze, both walls open

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug


very few fished the east yesterday &  reported catchs include mackerel sole ,plaice and a schoolie bass. On the west reasonable numbers of mackerel over the high with a bream caught & a 3lb bass.

Tues 3rd July

East arm open,

FRESH BAIT; King Rag, all frozen Bait available.

A late phone call tells me a lone angler had a 5lb bass off the west this evening with the east mostly producing thornies & occasional plaice.

Mon 2nd July

a double close down

UPDATE west opened up late on & open over night, a few mackerel reported late afternoon on the west also, with luck both walls should be open in the morning

 Sun July 1st

 East to open this morning with checks planned on the west to see if it will be openable

FRESH BAIT ; king rag , black lug & peelers

ROUNDUP , Heavy showers drove many of this mornings early birds home with the westerly refusing to relent today. prior to 1pm saw a handfull of eels & a couple of pollack with most setting baits out aiming at bass..... monday is a double shut down .




Sat 30th June

currently both walls shut ,if the weather eases back another check planed for the east aboth 10 am & mid day

shop open

FRESH BAIT black lug & king ragworm

East open bays 1-26

good luck Mrs F

bass comp details added  see


afternoon roundup & schoolie bass , eels wrasse & sole reported from the east . Looks like the west will remain closed over night

Fri 29th june

both closed this morning

prize list updated for bass comp


thurs  28th june

a delayed report as the siute was down earlier

morning run saw mackerel on both walls with the east doing better... jump to afternoon & weater closed in on the west late afternoon forcing a close while peeing folks off as fish were being caught in conditions that i would call crap or "horendous" note

probably a double close in the morning

Wed June 27th

 A bit foggy this morning & should clear , possible showers later in the day with light westerlies

FRESH BAIT:- black lug & king rag

No overnight news available, first light Mackerel on the west in low numbers.  East arm decent numbers of Mackerel first thing.

Tues June 26th

 A nice start to the morning with reasonable temps, sea state on the west still somewhat cloudy with a fair bit of weed showing, east looking cleaner.

FRESH BAIT King Rag and Black Lug

told of a few mackerel caught after lunch today but reports are thin on the ground

 Mon 25th June

Both walls open @ 8am after safety checks

FRESH BAIT: king rag & black lug

LATE report of some nice shcoolie bass high on the west yesterday (no pics) caught on mackerel heads & strips were confirmed this morning by reliable sources.

sun 24th june

both walls to reopen monday morning

Sat 23rd june

a wall safety check @ 8am on the east today . west will remain shut

8am up-date East arm is open lower level only bays 1-26, expect a bumpy ride with fairly strong winds ranging from west to southerly.  (not much fun)


Fri 22nd June

double closed as the winds sweep through with both closed over night again with sat morning looking very unlikely 

tacklebox open as normal

Thurs 21st June

Looking a bit doom & gloom as the rain sweeps through today with rising southerlies that will affect both walls by the end of the day and look to stay through friday & the weekend. Will try to maintain updates as accurate as possible regarding any close downs.


A LONG SLOW HARSH DAY west, a few mackies, a founder , plaice ,wrasse,bullhead IE bits n bobs with the best catch of the day on the west being a nice lobster ... again! 3 in ten days most odd, few fished the east  and catches were low , mostly a few pollack & schoolies

now the bad news, the weather has gone tits up with a double close down, as I write forecasts show 30 mph SWest but reality is about 50+ its horendous out ther & both walls currently closed & looking like tomorrow also a double shut...

summer ... bah

Wed 20th June

light easterlies with good temps forecast

Early morning Mackerel on a very low tide, sea state clear and flat calm, slight easterly and looking like a glorious day.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug and Peelers and King Rag

round up

yesterday pointed at today as "the one to fish" conditions looked "go for it" & then this morning the wind swung easterly! what can I say .. it turned cr@p and hard going on both walls .. a few early mackies & occasional plaice can't honestly dress up a poor day on both walls. lost bass on feathers on the east missed bream on the west sort of summed up a day that saw sproradic mackerel a few flatties & 2 bream up near the west tower ... yep tough & nasty going....

... damn I forgot to dress it up ...nope was harsh for all.... sorry folks !

maybe next time

Tues 19th June

A light southerly forecast with some decent temps  showing ,... should be a nice day out there


 Brighton Marina Bass Comp sept 17th in aid of the RNLI

details here

 FRESH BAIT King Rag and Peelers, check after mid-day for Black Lug.

Water conditions this morning a bit murky but clearing quickly towards the high.  Reports yesterday of Breem and Flatties but unable to confirm which wall.

roundup , a long hard slog seemed order of the day . The water cleared a little over the tide producing sporadic mackerel on both walls and a few flatties but other catches it seems were hard to find, a gurnard  & occasional schoolie on the west with the catch of the day being a lobster on the west wall. (see gallery) the evening looked like good numbers ariving on the west but no indicatoers on how they fared

Mon 18th June

East open 1-26 only with uper level closed, west open as normal

Sun 17th June

both walls closed this morning

2pm update , both walls now open, as of tomorrow repairs begin on the east and will cause reduced access. Fishing will be restricted to bays 1-26 with access via the disable gate alongside the cafe. Access  will be for anglers only & no public access.

Sat 16th June

another double closeure

Fri 15th June

A double close down today with strong winds forecast all day today and tomorrow

any changes will post info as soon as available

Thurs 14th June

East to south east wind currently swung to the south, first light Mackerel on the west seems to have thinned out a little (7.30) but if yesterday is anything to go by i expect things to pick back up just after the high.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug king rag and Peelers

Mrs F, sorry for any typing errors :)

weather warning  Fri & Sat , storng southerlies with probable closures




wed 13th June

dry but a bit over cast this morning with light east to S/East breezes check with shop for bait

Water state, a little murcky and probably still needs a couple of tides to clear.  Early morning Mackerel again on the west sadly conditions don't look like they will hold as another blow comes in Fri /Sat.

tues 12th june

a wet morning with a strong north breeze. Wind, rain.  Coloured water and in those conditions the mackerel decide to play.  4 people fishing and plenty of Joeys.

Mon 11th june

A damp day forcaste with light NWest  breeze


sun 10th june

Both walls to open this morning after safety checks

FRESH BAIT black lug , king rag & peelers.

water somewhat murky saw some early  thornbacks but only a few out there this morning

round up is vague with reports of had going ,  small schoolies , plaice & a lot of scratching I have been told

Sat 9th June

A morning check on the east with the west remaining closed today

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag, ring after midday regarding peelers

round up:- tough going in the wind today with only the approach on the east open. Catches dominated by eels up to the high.

over night both walls shut as no chance to safety check the west today due to poor conditions. both should re open sun morning.

Fri 8th June


Thur 7th June

8am check on the west to see if any chance of openeing , east to remain closed today

west wall opened in poor conditions with s/east winds & rain threatening to swing south & force a double shut down. for those that stuck out the conditions they had  some mackies while Jimmy & his buddy had a few nice take home bass off the lower marks of the wall. One youngster went home even more pleased when Jimmy generously gave away one of the bass (see gallery)

wall closed just after 4pm prior to the weather  going belly up

wed 6th june

west wall to stay shut this morning east open about 7am.  reports of eels, small thornback rays, plaice & small schoolies on the  east today

Both walls closed over night with a check on conditions at 8am thursday morning

 Tues 5th June

changeable breezes forecast today & looking  blowy this evening. showers forecast for  this afternoon some may be heavy.

FRESH BAIT black lug

Busy start to the morning on the west, unfortunately a very low tide this morning which has made things hard work, minor catches and a handful of Mackerel.  High tide 12.37 the west has now thinned out to sensible levels.  Both walls open, easterly to south east with water looking somewhat coloured  

ROUND UP , things deteriorated on the east forcing an early close of the section above 26. in poor conditions caTches were light but included on the east , wrasse schoolies,pollack,dab,plaice flounder & gurnards on both walls. over the high the west saw a few mackerel

4th June

both walls open this morning

FRESH BAIT    Black lug & King rag

Water conditions mucky and churned up, wind north westerly will swing north east looking wet most of the day.

round up, the wind took its time dying off from the N/East & the fishing as someone put it this morning looked "bassy". Seems that was the case with eels on both walls , a smattering  of mackerel over the tide on both walls . Ironic that  moore eels were caught today than  mackerel & more bass were caught than bass ! . Both walls saw bass and  dover sole today, with plaice dab flounder and quite a few small thornback rays caught on the east. Add in pout,wrasse & bullheads the species tally was probably  more impressive than the catch rates today., a word to most , keep an eye on the weather there are possibly some grim blows headded in  friday & sat affectin both walls

3rd june

possibe closure on the west today as westerlies build , check with shop for up to date info

FRESH BAIT  black lug, king rag & peelers

Early morning Mackerel, Gar a few Plaice and small Bass all defying predicted poor conditions.Now mid-day and conditions on the west deteriorating fast, advise to use the east Probable closure on the west.

forecasted weather was late but closed in fast on the west forcing a close down,mackies gar & plaice happend prior to all being pushed to the west wall 

west back open in morning

2nd June

Light easterliers forecast with possible rain this evening.

FRESH BAIT; king rag,black lug & peelers available

seems the day was fairly hard for many & no huge catches indicated. after 3pm a few mackies had been caught & little to should about in general. Saw a couple of reasonable bream come up & a few late evening mackerel  played. Low west & the groynes saw a few  2lb+ bass caught also

1st June

early morning fish check with shop re fresh bait, things looking decent for today

 May 2012


Thur 31st may

light westerlies forecast & nshould stay dry

FRESH BAIT king rag , black lug & peelers

This morning a westerly breeze has put a chop on the surface and completely changed conditions, a few mackerel before the high but indications of a tough day looming.

Things slow going from what I have heard but not on the "spot" today although reports are seemingly scarce


Wed 30th May

A bit of a foggy start with temps a bit cooler. Showers forecast for this evening

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Plenty of Mackerel off both walls and early signs of Bass off the west.

during the day the west has produced more mackies, schoolie bass , some wrasse, bream & plaice. catch reports on the east limited but have heard of mullet, mackerel & wrasse with 2 nice Squid as well ! a 1.5lb bream on tues 

Tues 29th May

yesterday was a ball, loads of fish & a chill outAND yup jnr also managed first and largest fish of the day again !.Today maybe the last of the good uns before the rain, hot dry light breezes n no hassle im told, get out there while you can

No overnight report as such but plenty of Mackerel off both walls. this morning.

2 or 3 nice  schoolies caught this morning off a prime mark west side of the marina also.

A reminder (although most that read here  already know) there is no fishing  from the inside of the walls ./ Offenders are asked to leave and risk a ban

FRESH BAIT  Black Lug and King Rag

Mon 28th May

Light westerly forecast with a bright hot day on the cards

FRESH BAIT black lug & peelers

5am this morning chose to open east wall early to find a huge shoal of Mackerel from the beach through to bay 15, arriving on the west again large shoals boiling the water I then watched them swim out past the west extension with both shoals merging to form a sing shoal over a mile in length and a 100 yrds wide approx, an absolute stunning sight.  The water is crystal clear, glorious morning and I am treating Jnr and spending the day on Lady Of the Lake (thank you Mrs F)


Sun 27th May

light east to SEast breeze forecast, high temps with a sun warning .... water and suncream a must on the walls today. both walls expected to be busy.


SUPER BUSY, early Mackerel being caught on both walls in large numbers.  

Be careful in the sun guys :)

round up mid afternoon, the low tide killed things off for a while though this did not stop  people ariving. super busy was an understatement with both walls crammed throughout the day & people being queued up or sent from the west to the east wall as there was no room for them.

catches on the west were mostly mackerel & gar with plaice in reasonable numbers low down the wall. the east was a similar story with wrasse & pollack  amongst a few flatties with mackerel & gar the dominant catches

Sat 26th May

Fairly strong NE/NNE winds again today foorecast with plenty of sun & looking hot.

FRESH BAIT: king rag,black lug & limited peelers

early Mackerel being caught on both east and west arm, (loads) :)

round up. low tide hit @ 9am & the fish stopped coming . Strong easterly winds & glaring light looked a bit ominous but mackerel returned on the east by 11 am . Not huge numbers to start but a steady tick over increasing in numbers towards high water. On the west  which was super busy fish started again about 2 before the high &  catches were very good. Anyone looking to fish sunday should be aware that the west(short arm) WILL be rammed most of the day and spaces hard to find.  The east was easily more comfy to fish with far more space for those that chose to walk the extra distance.

Fri 25th May

A blowy day forecast as N ->NNE winds pick up, good temps again with plenty of sun . Pack the suncream & water folks.

FRESH BAIT; King Rag and Black Lug

Early morning Mackerel on the west.

Mrs F up early for you lovely fisherpeople. :), good luck 

round up, thought it would be slow , that was an understatement.. early east has no anglers so stuck to the west and after the early flurry had a sleepy morning..

Bright moments I am told after lunch were a few bream  high end (west) and as the tide hit the top  plaice and a skinny sole. no later reports.

Thur 24th May

fairly strong NEasterly forecast, temps good & should be dry & warm today

overnight report, a few schoolie bass, dab, plaice, flounder plus the usual whiting, again some nice doversol. and star catch of the night an 8LB bass. Low end on the west. 

This morning already heated up with plenty of first light mackerel 

round up , a slow build up towards the high with bait catches thin on the ground until over the top of the tide. both arms saw mackies on & after the high, with the  east showing dab & plaice in numbers . a few small schoolies also reported .

The over night bass has now had a confirm weight of 7lb 4 oz & caught on bay 2 west arm bait was whole squid wrapped with fresh out blow lug(pic on gallery)

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Wed 23rd May

Again that northerly on the go with decent temps forecast


round up,slow going other than early mackies, up to the high early baits struggled for some reason , glorious conditions & the bait fish catches waited mostly ontil "over the high" east saw mullet plaice dab flounder & schoolies  with the mackies comming over the tide. west mainly saw mackerel though the occasional falttie was also caught. .... mid afternoon on the west saw a mackie free for all/

BREAM, First of the season caught on the west today over the high tide nothing huge but nice to see them there

Tues 22nd May

NNW breezes forcast & should be dry & warm today 

FRESH BAIT  King Rag with Black Lug @ Mid-day

Conditions, water flat calm and clear, a bit blowy on the Northerly.  Suns up and looking like a hot day.  A few early mackerel  caught on the east mid way up the wall & by mid afternoon good numbers of mackie on both walls, over night i heard of a couple of small bass & some dab but generally slow

late report (day after) west saw loads of mackies while the east saw squid, mackies & a varied bunch of flatties + small schoolies  a good day all round on both walls plus a return of squid


Mon 21st May

 Northerly wind forecast with mixed cloud cover

FRESH BAIT black lug

squid and mackerel reported seen caught today  no other news to hand as yet

Sun 20th May

10-15 mph North easterlies forecast and looks like things should stay dry. 

Overnight the west wall has fished quite well, species include Whiting, Rockling, Wrasse, Dab, Flounder and 2 or 3 Dover Sole of which one was reported about 1.5lb.  Early morning Mackerel on both walls in fair numbers.  The northerly breeze is a little over forecast but the sea is flat calm and clrearing, things looking good for a mid-day high tide.


a slow afternoon in clear water , maybe the wind from the NEast was a factor but things have been reported as slow. Over on the east some plaice mostly to high numbers , gar  herring & gurnard in  small numbers & a scattering of mackerel. The wests early mackerel slowed as the  morning ran into afternoon with many calling it a day early. Have heard a few mackerel are starting to show  as the evening  arives(6pm) on the west but the east reports are lean

FRESH BAIT black lug

Sat 19th May

Light S/Westerlies forecast and should stay dry today.

FRESH BAIT black lug, king rag & limited peelers.

Breakfast up-date, early signs of a species hunt day with early catches on the east including Whiting, Rockling, Thornback Ray, Smooth Hound Pup.  Water clearing on the east still coloured on the west but indications are both will clear over the high.

round up , seems the prediction of a "hunt" on the east has proved corect with plenty caught including gar,mackerel,bullheads,pollack,wrasse,plaice,dab,flounder and gurnards, some small schoolies and even a dover sole reported. was told there was plenty of mackerel after the tide on the west also once the water cleared propperly leaving things looking good for tomorrows tides & forecast

Fri 18th May

Looking like a damp start to the day with easterlies turning to the south as the day progresses.

The forecast showers have failed to show leaving a great start to the morning, water clarity improved on yesterday, overnight 2 or 3 Schoolies reported on the west things looking good for today.

Have heard of mackerel gar & a gurnard caught today

FRESH BAIT King Rag and Black Lug

Thur 17th may

 Both walls open SEasterly breezes build during the day with possible showers this afternoon no catch report today as had the chance to go out on lady of the lake

 Wed 16th May

A dry day with light northerlies forecast , both walls open


Over night reports of whiting , dogfish & a small bass

this morning the water is very coloured but heard of an eel dome dab & gar with occasional mackerel on the west , the east may  show better as the water looked cleaner that side early on

Tues 15th May

west initialy closed this morning & should open later this morning, east is open. Water looking very coloured with a fair swell on it.


Mon14th May

Both walls open this morning

heard of some flatties & gar about today but not much info to day, with the westerly picking up there is a possibility of the west closing over night.

Sun 13th May

First light report saw a busy west arm with plenty of Mackerel over the top of the tide, east arm also saw a few with the Mackerel slowing down about 9am.  looking like a glorious day for bait fishing advisable to order bait as it is selling fast.

Typed by mrs F, sorry for any typos but it's Sunday and we had a good night :)

rag & black available forecast looking good & expecting the walls to get busy @ mid-day

Sat 12th May

looking like a dry day with light Northerly forecast, both walls open.

Lunchtime round up, on the west have seen a decent keeper Plaice and 2/3lb Bass, over on the east a few early morning mackerel on the dropping tide followed by Whiting, Rockling, Dab, Plaice, Flounder a decent sized Gar on the low and so far over a dozen small Thornbacks. More later

final , saw 13 species today on the walls , as well as the above you can add  dogfish  & smooth hounds on the east a herring on the west & the song starts to sound like mambo no5 .  not the ton of mackerel that some expected in the end but some were had on both walls . (the water never propperly cleared) but looking v promising for sunday.


Fri 11th May

West to initialy remain shut this morning , East will open @ 7.30am

Thurs 10th May

Both walls closed , tackle box open as normal.

Wed 9th may

west to close this morning, check with shop after 10am regarding the east

UPDATE  west opened as wind not hit levels foecast & under a "weather watch" east open

Afew mackerel showed up on the west early evening but no other reports available to me. WEST and EAST closed  from 8pm

Tues 8th May

Temps looking ok for today with decent amounts of sun forecast and a light S/Westerly breeze

FRESH BAIT Black lug

told of plenty of mackerel hitting the walls this afternoon

Mon 7th May

A dry start with possible showers later. SEast breeze creeping around today that should finish a light southerly

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

early away today but did hear that there were mackerel , plaice,dab and flounder caught today , & seems that gar have also returned to the walls.

Sun 6th May

another damp start with similar conditions to sat, NE breezes & rain. Lunchtime up-date, the sea has finally flushed out and looking clean with a lot of excited east europeans pulling mackerel out like there is no tommorrow on the east arm.

mid day (& done) both walls have seen good numbers of mackerel, the bait anglers have also seen , pollack,wrasse,dab,plaice,flounder, & scrachtings like bullheads &rockling

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Sat 5th May

A wet & breezy start this morning with rain & a NNE  wind

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Bit of a long slow slug it out today with the best catches over the top of the tide.  The west had a few mackerel to show for it & the east produced plaice dab and flounder with the occasional mackerel & herring.

Fri 4th May

 Light northerlies forecast today with mixed cloud cover

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

A slow and sluggish day with the water still murky & taking its good time clearing. Heard of a few mackies over the high on the west &  dab,flounder & schoolie bass on the east . Early evening was just as tight with  the water making it a slog

Thurs 3rd May

No one about to get any overnight news , water this morning still looking cloudy

seems the squid comp made the newspapers today




Shame they mocked it rather than say £470 was raised for the RNLI , hey ho

FRESH BAIT black lug

round up, late afternoon had heard of a few flatties on the east but hardly anyone about, early evening saw  a few small schoolies on the west along with dab, a flounder & whiting as the light ran out.

 Wed 2nd May

Both walls open , looking like some decent temps starting up again 

FRESH BAIT:  Black Lug and limited Rag

round up.-, was told of  a few mackerel caught early in the day & mention of some missed bass but no real number or size indication. Did see dab flounder plaice and whiting on the east as the day was finishing .

Tues 1st May

 Both walls open as normal.check with shop regarding fresh bait


 Mon 30th Apr

Check with shop on east arm opening, west open as normal

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Sun 29th april

Currently very unpleasant, heavy rain and strong north easterlys which are forecast to quickly swing south east this morning, for this reason the east wall has remained closed.  West wall open and expected to stay so. 

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Mrs F, up early on a Sunday :)

Sat 28th Apr

Both walls open this morning

FRESH BAIT ; king rag & black lug


With water looking like the yellow river delta, a north wind that never seemd to want to give up & constant drizle I was a bit surprised that anyone bothered to try the walls today , for those that did ....

Both walls saw dogfish,dab,whiting, flounder & rockling, the east also saw  a small stary smooth-hound, a schoolie with small bits and bobs also in the mix.

fri 27th apr

both walls shut first thing though a possibility of them opening later today, check with shop this afternoon for an update

 Thurs 26th apr

closed again today & not looking great for monday either

Wed 25th Apr

A double closedown today 

Tues 24rd

Both walls should be back open this morning

FRESH BAIT king rag

 Squid comp

The east wall sun 22nd was reserved for the squid/bass comp. Due to poor conditions it went ahead rather than cancel with an amended bass comp added in alongside mainly due to poor squid conditions. The bass prize was set for  longest fish. Registration was from 8am & many anglers hasd wandered around to the east wall gate by 9.30. Although the comp wasnt due to begin until 11am the gate was opened early to allow setup for those that were early.

 The forecast had promised heavy rain showers & rising  S/Westerlies throughout the day.It seems the sungod must have smiled a little because the rain failed to happen for the duration of the comp!

Fishing started promptly at 11am in clear skies & sunshine with a light breeze. Mid-day had seen various catches,dog fish, a thornback ray, whiting bullheads & rockling but none of the targets . THE WIND WAS RISING! Shouts & laughter  on the higer bays drew my curiosity to find on bay 55 the smallest squid I had ever seen (pic on gallery) still pulsing in the spines of Davide's jig! OMG! a strike that was pictured & recorded. News went down the wall faster than I did .The laughs the pic produced raised spirits & gave a good humoured slant to the day.THE WIND HAD RISEN!

High tide came & passed just before 1pm as the water put a chop into things & THAT wind started to punish the front of the east wall with one or two peeling off to call it a day.Pleasant it was not. on the drop  half hour in came the bass 38cm  on rag  caught by Matt Bauckham and boy was the WIND now blowing. I'm sure I got home with my face sand blasted.

Sadly they were the only comp catches all day &  a good dozen slogged it out to the bitter end high on the east pegs, cudos to them for gritting it out. A good few went early  due to poor conditions ,poor fishing and a few that simply got a  big soaking.

Thanks to the organisers (george & tronix pro) over £470 has been raised for the RNLI & I believe a good day was had by the majority that not only made it but stuck it out.

Mon 23rd

Check with shop on wall openings, a round up of the squid comp here later


sun 22nd apr

 Forecast showing west -wsw breeze today with a mix of showers for the squid comp.A reminder that the east arm is for comp fishing only this morning.

FRESH BAIT , black lug , king rag &  peeler crabs. All frozen baits in stock including crabs

Squid comp 22nd April has now been amended, rather than cancelling and having the RNLI miss out it has been decided to widen the comp with Squid as primary prize winners and a 2nd rod (£2) optional with a prize for largest Bass caught, if no Bass caught prize for heaviest fish.

Sat 21st apr

Mainly light westerlies today slowly building this afternoon and looking like it may stay dry.

FRESH BAIT ; black lug & king rag

round-up ; the water today looked more like the mekong river than BTN  seafront even over the high water mark. The east was very slow producing much of anything & by the end of the afternoon had heard most had struggled for anything better than  rockling & whiting  although a few flatties were also had with plaice being the better in numbers.

The west  was the one to fish it seems though with  a couple of bass keepers, plaice dab & flounders scoring for the flatties , pollack rockling whiting and some dogfish for good measure were all racked up today

fri 20th apr


east has some minor repairs that should be done today & open 1-26 until done.
weather watch on west so advised to check with shop 

FRESH BAIT , black lug

Thur 19th apr

East should open after a full check @ 10am.


east open 1-26 with fence repairs needed to open top end. west to remain shut today

 Tues 17th apr

both walls closed 


Mon 16th Apr

light breezes forecast today with a mix of sun & cloud, should stay dry though

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

 Sun 15th Apr



FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

No reports today , I'm slobbing it for my birthday :P

Sat 14th Apr

N/Easterlies that rise as the day progresses with mixed sun & cloud cover forecast, no over night reeports to hand.

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

 Fri 13th Apr

Starting N/east breeze that becomes changeable with possible showers this afternoon.

overnight (thurs)again mainly dogfish with it seems squid being the bait of choice.

the grapevine told me plenty of plaice today , no other reports to go on though

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

Thur 12th Apr

Light N/Westerlies this morning, both walls open

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

reports of plaice dab, scholie's,flounder & whiting on the east today

Wed 11th Apr

 Both walls open this morning

heard of the occasional schoolie, signs of dogfish & a small smoothound , flatties still around as well in amongst the showers.

FRESH BAIT king rag

 Tues 10th Apr

Both walls currently closed  check with shop re fresh bait and possible EAST opening


Mon 9th Apr

Easter Monday , Shop open this morning as normal 7am. Both walls are closed as high South Westerly winds & rain hit the coast

FRESH BAIT , king rag & black lug

 Sun 8th Apr

 Mixed sun & showers forecast with light breezes picking up as the day goes on WEST WALL will be closed over night(sun-mon) and remain shut monday . The east is looking a bit grim for monday also

A slow wet start to the day , saw  the odd mackerel on the west as I left & there were a couple of dab caught east  wall.

FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug

video clips from the 2012 daiwa pollack comp

tight lines (sky sports)

getting underway 2012 lady of the lake


Sat 7th Apr

Mixed cloud & sun forecast.  Overnight report more Dogfish and a few Plaice on the west.

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

Todays round up isn't the most fantastic of reports. East I know little but  a couple of very good squid were landed by fishyrob and his client(pic onsite) of the day some plaice high end of the wall & the occasional mackerel. I spent the day  slobbing it on the west where the main story were mackerel over the high mark.  Probably 60ish landed so most had a few that were there over the top of the tide.

Advanced warning  for mondays bank holiday . the west WILL be closed as poor weather hits , the east may be open low numbers but  check here or with the shop for updates monday

 Fri 6th Apr

 A constant north to NWest breeze today with decent levels of sun forecast

As well as yesterdays round up I am now told that there were Squid and mackerel caught on both walls.  No overnight to give but early catches of mackerel on the west before 9am.

By mid-day mackerel on the west to float and feathers also similar on the east with Plaice mid-wall.  High on the east also plaice were being landed nicely with one angler chalking up at least 6 and going strong as I passed. Ony saw one squid yesterday but no doubt others were there(pic to follow) The west in the afternoon continued to throw out the occasiona mackie & the odd plaice over the sand also.

FRESH BAIT ;- black lug & king rag

Thurs 5th Apr

Northeasterlies forecast with cloud cover will feel cooler today

The only word I had of catches yesterday were some nice squid landed & the west over night produced close to a dozen dogfish.

Early indications  show some easter mackerel have arrived on the west wall also today.

FRESH BAIT;- king rag(AFTER 10AM) and black lug

wed 4th Apr

Mixed light southerlies forecast with a bit of sun on the coast today. 

FRESH BAIT;- king rag & black lug

 Tues 3rd Apr

 suns up a slight northerly , no reports today , am out on Lady of the lake


FRESH BAIT king rag , check with shop after mid day re black lug

cracking day out in good company , got back to hear that a good few squid landed on the east this morning.

Mon 2nd Apr

forecasts looking clear & bright , slightly lower temps than the last week or so.


1st thing this morning the east wall bend was alive with activity & heard at least one decent squid got landed early. No idea what was bubbling under the surface but it looked like some there were in for a good start.

No idea on yesterdays catches as the only feedback I have had was "it was busy & some gar were caught"


 Advance notice, Sun15th April will see traffic problems as Brighton marathon closes seafront roads

Sun 1st April

 Mainly an easterly forecast with lower temps again so will feel cooler with probability of another tough going day. 

A late round-up from last night, I was told of last light herring on both walls and a large Squid taken low on the west.  Overnight mainly Whiting and a fish of a lifetime for one angler high on the west, a 12lb Ray lip hooked landed, photo'd and returned.  I have seen the pic and will get a copy on the gallery asap. (pic now live)

FRESH BAIT;- black lug & king rag


  March 31st sat

cooler this morning with a stronger N/easterly

FRESH BAIT;- king rag & limited black lug

afternoon roundup

A dropping tide this morning with the easterly was as some predicted a toughone, mid days low mark had no reported catches & looked grim as the tide rose.At one point one bloke on the west with 2 plaice and 3-4 small fry looked to have out fished the entire east wall !

Late calls after 3pm indicated activity on the rising tide with dab & pollack takes high on the east but by this time I was headded away so no true indication of catches over the high & dusk.

Survey boats plus diver will be working on the east arm today and the west on Saturday, therefore, hazzard awareness is essential

black lug situation . with very short tides  black lug this weekend will be in very short supply ....

Fri 30th Mar

A light northerly with good temps forcast.  A late Thurs report indicates Plaice, Dab, Flounder and herring all caught on the front end of the east.  A couple of mackerel also, overnight vague other than Whiting.

FRESH BAIT;- king rag , black lug

roundup A tough day for all with very short tides,a N/easterly breeze & high pressure combining to make catches hard going. late afternoon  story was quite grim  although late hits of  small plaice  a few herring & some  decent sized dabs were recorded on the east. The west did have a couple of squid landed that I saw with reports of a few lost also but long faces were evident when I walks around this afternoon.

I suspect conditions like this will conspire for 2 or 3 days but hey , who knows , fish are fickle creature & often show that I know  little about them

Thurs 29th March

Dry & sunny forecast with a Northerly breeze

 FREASH BAIT;- King Rag and Black Lug

Wed 28th March

 A light N/Easterly forecast with good daytime temps.

FRESH BAIT :- king rag & black lug

Feedback today indicate the plaice were replaced with flounder & some dab, a few mackies showing amongst herring on the east with a gar recorded on the west with other takes that side thin on the ground.

Another squid for the east recorded on low mumbers also today ......

Tues 27th March

Similar conditions to yesterday forecast with a N/Easterly wind & plenty of sunshine.

Details of the 5th all England squid fishing competition

 can now be found at


round up

west wall catches via reports are very lean with only bits & pieces reported on a late walkabout

over on the east the bend produces a few skinny plaice some dab , flounder & usual herring with a new 1st this year for the east ... a couple of squid , mid wall herring & small flatties up to bay 46 that saw John  log the 1st "recorded" garfish of the year.

A pic on the gallery of the gar though I have been told of a whispered gar on saturday on the east that was released so while the 1st pic wqas today there was a possible on on sat 24th march still to confirm.

Mon 26th March

A bit of a chilly wind this morning blowing off the land, sun is up clear sky and temps looking good.  No overnight report to hand.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug and fresh Peelers

late round up

No accurate reports for the west today but a late walkround on the east indicated decent numbers again of herring/sprats , a few plaice but no great sizes . The flounder & dabs also returned amongst catches of pollack &  a few mackerel along the  wall.



 sun 25thMarch

Forecasts indicate  a warm spring day with mixed cloud & sun with a N to North Easterly breeze

no propper report as an early wind down but can confirm for the east pollack ,plaice & herring/sprats with  at least another mackerel on the west. Not there for confirms but reports seem sound.

FRESH BAIT;-  Black Lug and King Rag

2012 pollack comp results can be found here


 sat 24th round up

being as the east fully opened today for the first time I thought I'd give this one a spot of its own

6.30am saw people waiting to hit the east. With the gate & fully opened wall one would think .... loas of room , until the weather combined with bob john & all thier mates that though , lets go fish the east.!

Spaces filled fast fully the lenght of the wall & numbers increased also on the west soooo, boring bit done I guess you want to know catches ...

East wall proved a bit hard going and a fickle mistress with plaice caught but no huge sizes. Many returns and a few keepers, I estimate maybe 40+ plaice along the wall today but not so many sized upwards. Herring & sprats were taken full lengths with 9+ pollack on float high numbers today. The west saw a ballan wrasse of over 1lb with a few smaller ones also , a decent plaice @ 1.5lb on a high mark with a smattering of herring that side also with a few flatties scattered also on the low numbers .

MACKEREL again , pic on the gallery of a double take just over the tide on the west & also another single take on the east bay 57 caught by "jack"  on herring feathers

SQUID awaiting a pic  but witnessed on the west as the day was closing on the west wall today, source is reliable so expect a pic soon.

Sat 24th March

 A slight E -> N/East forecast with decent temps expected indicat a great day out there today . The east wall will be fully open today and close @ dusk with the west open as normal 24/7 weather allowing.

FRESH BAIT;- king rag , black lug and  live peelers. All frozen baits in also


 Fri 23rd March

Light winds and decent levels of sun should see a glorious day for march

mid morning plaice & a few dab with a smattering of herring caught.... & scaffolders on the wall .......... stay tuned....

FRESH BAIT ;- black lug King rag (farm)

 Thurs 22nd March

Mixed clear & cloud cover with good temps forecast inspite of an easterly breeze (which is building).

FRESH BAIT;- Black Lug and limited King Rag.

quick EARLY round up

mid-day had seen plaice dab & flounder with a few herring in the mix(again mixed sizes), wall repairs continue at a pace, things looking up for the w/end

Wed 21st March

Slight South Easterly and mainly clear skies forecast with decent temps promised, Unfortunately as I type (7am) the breeze has brought sea fog, it is expected to burn off later.

Mid-day , sun is out & plaice dab & flounder have been taken on the east that I am aware of. 



Minor structure repairs are being carried out today & should complete tomorrow.

Scaffolding work to fence in the damaged section of the east wall are scheduled to start & complete on Friday 23rd March

 Once completed the EAST BREAKWATER  will be allowed to open fully to the end during daylight hours

The major damage  to bays 28-30 is not part of this repair schedule hence the wall will remain to close at sundown until completion.

British Summer Time kicks in this weekend adding an extra hour in the evening for anglers

Check here or the homepage Friday / Saturday for  confirmation of wall openings

Tues 20th March

 Light westerly forecast with sun & a little cloud cover , should be a nice day out there

early catches already of plaice & herring on the east pre 9am which was the pattern of the day or so is indicated with further catches including dab & flounders.


mon 19th march

sea trout confirmed on the west wall , caught by the pieman on the 18th on a dexter wedge weighed 8lb & pic on the gallery

Pollack comp ... gone fishing :)

wall events today no idea.

will post a mini report here on pollack comp events in the next day or 2 , with a "youtube"  link to a 2 min video clip of the start  "as filmed from Lady of the Lake.

pollack comp video

no prizes for me  but an enjoyable day out.

 sun 18th march

An ok forecast this morning with mainly N/Westerly breeze & mixed sun/cloud cover

Turned out to be a nice day in the sun & I went elsewhere :)


no reports on mothers day .... tomorrow the pollack comp ... lets go fishing :)

STOP PRESS A west arm catch or otherwise put a stonker of a fish


On a dexter wedge hunting bass a sea trout has been landed (reliable sources) of 8lb on the west wall with picture promised before release.

FRESH BAIT :- king rag & black lug

Sat 17th March

St Patrick's day ! =for some I'm guessing it will be wet inside almost as much as outside as the rain arrive's this afternoon on fairly strong s/westerlies

FRESH BAIT;- king rag & black lug

round up , the wind failed to show though the rain came in early & stayed for most of the day. Catches were slower today with low bays on both walls recording plaice catches   a few flounder & dabs also on the east with both walls picking up rockling & whiting though not in great numbers as the water coloured up in the swell. Fewer anglers today & for the 1st time in weeks plenty of room for all on the east as most did not stay too long in the rain

Fri 16th March

A fair S/westerly today with mixed cloud cover

FRESH BAIT ;- king rag & black lug.

A damp chilly day with sea fog threatening to descend on everything today.  Plaice in lesser numbers when I took a look round .. herrings were showing sometimes in numbers  but over all harder going. No-one on the west today. Last knockings on the east added a few more fish to the tally including a good sized flounder landed by Steve Cooper which is now on the gallery & weiged in spent at 1lb 7oz !

Thur 15th March

Med S/Swesterly this morning with decent levels of sun forecast, overnight fog lifting.

FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

 wed 14th March

A light easterly this morning with mixed cloud cover.  Bit of a damp start, sea state flat calm, early signs of the east filling quickly.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug, limited King Rag.

round up

leaner times today for all. The rising tide was a slow producer with 1st off's being flounder's.  up and over the tide things were lean with flounder & plaice on the east in low numbers and the herring proving very hard work, A good sized plaice on the west (a high mark) and a decent flounder off bay 6 proved that east wind(breeze) was living up to the "hard going" herring on both sides rounded off the daytime .....

Tues 13th March

A slight easterly with similar conditions to yesterday promised.

FRESH BAIT king rag , check with shop re black lug

round up, plaice a little slower than the last few days with very few flounder & dab to be seen today. Herring on both walls with the west doing ok for them. A shad also caught on ther west ... seems early to me .....! comercials again picking up mackerel today.

Mon 12th march

 Slight North to N/Easterly today,day temps looking good,water clear & flat

FRESH BAIT :- black lug

sun 11th march

Temps looking good for today with a slight Northerly, east opened 7am and already off to a busy start. Most bays full by 9am with plaice flounder and herring already caught on the low water. West has filled quickly taking the overspill though no indicated early catches. There were a couple of dogfish & some rockling caught over night though full reports not available so no real indicator of what went on last night.

sat 10th March

East arm has filled up quickly this morning (someones heard there was fish)  Early catches include, Dab, Flounder and Herring.  Over on the west feed back reports indicate Plaice, Dab and Flounder having been caught during the week on lower marks over the sand.  With the numbers turning up today a few people have chosen to try the lower half of the west.final tallys indicate the morning went well & a slow up from noon onwards but , some good plaice & a fat flounder pushing 1.5lb to jack on the east herring all roung on both sides with a dogfish & flounder adding to the west takes.

Good news, Dave has managed to coax the marina powers to  increase the fencing around the damaged area of the east wall. This means when done the rest of the east will become available to fish during the DAY, it will REMAIN CLOSED at night until propperly repaired though

Forecast shows a slight N/westerly today with mixed cloud cover

 FRESH BAIT black lug & king rag

 Fri 9th March

 Both walls open. A slight westerly today , overcast , water colour a bit murky but should clear on the bigger tide.

FRESH BAIT ;black lug, king rag,

reports of good flattie catches again on the east and...

...am told that there should be some good news  regarding access to the east real soon... watch this space

round up, PLAICE again in numbers , dab ,flounder and ... yes , the herring came out to play with many taking 30+ through the day  in 1's & 2's

 Thurs 8th March

 East open @ 7.30 am & west about 8am

FRESH BAIT :- black lug & king rag

east looks like it will be busy early with the sun out & a slight N/W breeze, water looking a bit coloured.

round up

plaice seemed order of the day with one group bagging 20+, dab & flounders also to be had today though the herring were in short supply today. Of note today ... a nice gurnard  including one very small gurnard fry.

On showing the pic to rob , general opinion is its some baby goby of some sort, cant post a pic as main pc in for repairs

pc home pic on gallery

 wed 7th March

Both walls closed this morning due to poor conditions

Tues 6th March

 walls open  no calls on catches so no idea of updates or catches these last 2 days other than a brief email to the site

Email: = math********@********.com
Message: = I like the blog and site. nice one. Me and Chris had a good day on Sat even though we only caught about 20 rockling. Nice to be back on the wall! 

late round up Seems the east arm has had a good day  with plaice , dab & flounder, suplemented by some good herring , a couple of schoolie bass & a small thornback amongst the catches today. Am told no one fished the west.

Things looking grim for tomorrow with a probable double closedown

Mon 5th March

east open @ 9am west as normal .

4th march Sunday

Both walls now open, conditions are not great with rain and a southerly making things unpleasant, water a little lumpy and colouring.

round up , wet & wild hard going for the loons that went for it, catches today  were so so hard to come bye but that special something sometimes happens .... ahhh I love special moments .....


FRESH BAIT King Rag and very limited Black Lug.


3rd March

 A foggy start with South westerlies expected to pick up which will most likely affect the west wall.Currently both walls open and expected to deteriorate about mid-day.  BOTH arms could be effected.

FRESH BAIT. King Rag with limited Black Lug.

today was a hard one for all on both walls. conditions blew from the S/E then the S/W with both walls getting lumped with big waves. as the day progressed on the east more went home than caught . I did a final wander round about 4pm to have heard only of a few flatties caught on the east ( though phone call suggested it picked up a little) prior to the east closing for the day . the west was little less harsh for this time of year with a few bullheads & rockling while dabs again were also reported on

 2nd march fri

Mini overnight report of Whitting and Rockling.  Similar first thing this morning ( all caught on West).

MADDNESS WARNING It had to happen, this yrs first MACKEREL (pic on gallery) Alex Secord wins a tacklebox T-shirt

 FRESH BAIT King Rag, limited Black Lug.

BAIT WARNING with this weekends tides black lug will be in extemely short supply and currently limited  to one per person (unless already ordered)

Conditions this morning, slightly hazy, a bit cooler than yesterday, sea flat calm, south east breeze that should go easterly later.

Friday I am told turned into a long slog for many. The east was mean until the high tide later in the day with the bulk of the days catch prior to that being herring. As the tide peaked  lots of dab were reported with fair numbers of plaice & flounder also. This continued as the light dropped also bringing in rockling & whiting. The West was also reporting a sprinking of dab late on amongst the usual bullhead & rockling as the light faded

 1st March, Thurs

Both walls open, slight northerly, sea flat calm, sky almost clear.  Looking to be a glorious day.

 FRESH BAIT King Rag and Black Lug

Daytime catches on the east were thin on the ground prior to the high, mostly herring , from 3pm on catches increased with dab, flounder & some reasonable sized plaice coming out on the bend 15-22, higher numbers today struggled I am told. good numbers of herring & sprats over the top & as the light faded  whiting & rockling came out to play with what seemed like a sudden influx of crabs.





 wed 29th feb

 A foggy start that looks as if its trying to bed in for the day.

later results after the high again produced dab, flounder plaice & herring,briefly had a go myself late afternoon and had an almost seethrough dab on  a scavanged fresh out. 

FRESH BAIT:- king rag & black lug

tues 28th feb

Slightly milder than yesterday, north west breeze.  Sea state reasonably flat, water colour clearing, signs of low cloud cover forming which might dampen things down.

 FRESH BAIT King Rag,( Black Lug expected this morning as well as a few fresh outs)


early herrring & sprats this morning & some decent afternoon catches of dab & plaice for most people fishing.

west open overnight & the east should be open @ 7am ish



mon 27th feb

Looks like another reasonable days forecast with a westerly breeze, gonna go dangle some worms I think,

FRESH BAIT :- black lug

slow going today on the rising tide , a few herring & sprats seen . as the day progressed  there were plaice dab & flounders for most groups fishing.
west open over night , east closed.

 Sun 26th Feb

East opened early this morning, very busy, prime spots taken already.  Fish wise a slow start with one decent Plaice caught.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug, limited king Rag, all frozen available.

sun roundup done via a call, late afternoon & seems the plaice declined to play making things hard going with only a few catches upto the top of the tide.... herring were caught I am told about an hour over @3pm ish, no huge numbers but @40ish seen,

gonna try a bait dangle in the morning just to see what happens

sat 25th feb

Both arms open, low cloud cover making a damp and overcast start.  Saw more than 15 Cormorants working the water.  Sea state coloured and calm.

 FRESH BAIT Black Lug and king rag.

round up : a busy day on the east with plenty of good sized plaice with a few dab and a small schoolie thrown into the mix, From bay 11 up to 26 all fished well today. The west was a grimmer story though with catches  hard to come by . One plaice was reported but most  catches that side today were bullheads.

working baits today , black lug,king rag,squid,mackerel & blueys

late info from the ones on the west late (it was open) dab,rockling whiting & some more bullheads for all, decent numbers of dab was a surprise.

 fri 24th feb
a foggy start today  with a westerly breeze , both walls should be open today until sundown.

overheard report for the day says some plaice for those that targeted them with a few dabs & rockling showing.......flounders were a noticeable  abcence today though

23rd feb

dab,plaice, a small schoolie, herring & rockling among reported catches on the east today ..


check with shop re west wall thursday morning as winds may prevent the west opening. East open as normal sun up to sundown

21st feb

Looks like the west will be closed today as the winds pick up , ... check with shop 1st

20th feb

Having seen a few catches yesterday decided to try a mornings worm drowning on the east. Got there early to find the watewr cleaner & a cross wind cooling things somewhat. Had a dab flounder & bullhead on old black before packing up @ midday  saw a couple of plaice on way off the wall

Sun 19th Feb
Both walls open, (closing at sunset).  Slight south west breeze with a slight swell, water still coloured.
lunch roundup
by mid day  a good number of plaice dab & flounder caught, rockling & whiting also and just for good measure a schoolie bass of @ 1lb was returned. Black lug  doing the business today with catches also on king rag.
Sat Feb 18th
Both walls closed this morning due to strong south westerlys.  A check on the east will be made @ mid-day but current forecasts indicate the wall will remain closed.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, limited Black Lug for orders.
fri 17th feb
A quick run round late afternoon , reports of a few plaice  in the afternoon but not a lot other than  small rockling as the light was fading.
west will remain shut tomorrow(sat) due to high winds forecast.
Dab , flounder herring and some decent sized plaice reported today

Sun 12th Feb
Walls open at 8.30, a cold start with ice and a heavy frost, clear skys , a slight north westerly.  Looking to be a very cold one.
FRESH BAIT LIMITED, Black Lug.  Ordering advisable.
A very cold start, walls open @ 8.30
FRESH BAIT:- king rag & black lug
cold until the sun took hold and thawed the ice laying around, for FEb what I deem sluggish was probably a decent day looking back on this time last year. Some plaice & dab, with a few  rockling on the east mixed with bullheads on both walls amounted to some not blanking. 11 am saw a couple of this years 1st herring on the wall & after the tide high a good sized herring that could have out done some of the summers mackerel.
Conditions look similar for tomorrow so ... with luck ...... the water will clear a little bit more & bring in those elusive herring.
Fri 10th Feb
Both walls open, overcast 0-1 degrees, north east breeze, water slightly coloured.
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug.
west sluggish with  rockling & bullheads.
east reported dab & flounders but no huge numbers there or caught. The wind chilled fast today & slowed up anglers.

 Not a huge amount going on over the last few days with many not bothering to brave the cold.
Plaice dab & flounder seem order of the day though with whiting at night along the beaches I am told.
East fishing a bit better than the west as far as I can gather.
 Sat 4th Feb
Off to a very cold start (-3).  Both walls open, sky 70% clear, water clear and flat, slight north east breeze.  Cold , cold, BLOODY FREEZING.
FRESH BAIT King rag, limited Black Lug.
Did I mention its cold
With snow forecast both walls closed overnight
round up
tough going for all today with many headded to warmer parts after an hour or so. Few bites on either wall making things very hard going.
Elsewhere on the charters a 22lb cod was landed on SeaBreeze3 & 6 or more pollack on Lady Of The Lake some of which were pushing 14lb
F ( the wuss)











jan 30
Just a quick look see later in the day but seems  many found things hard going today with less fish about but most catches reported as flatties of one type or another.

Sun 29th Jan
Both walls open, cloudy start to the day, slightluy overcast and cold.
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug and King rag
F, typed by Mrs F up early just for you guys..............well not really Michael has a footie game :)
mid-day both walls reporting a slow sluggish start. the sea can't decide what colour it wants to be & seems stuck in a murky green that is too clear for some stuff & not clear enough for the wanted herring/sprat runs. Away for the day now so no later round up
Sat 28th Jan
FRESH BAIT King Rag, limited Black Lug ( frozen Lug available)
Sea state this morning quite yellow, should clear quickly on the rising tide.  Cold start to the morning with a northerly breeze.
round up
A bit of a species hunt day in the  winter sun. Small codling,whiting,a couple of good sized plaice,flounder ,a good number of plaice rockling and bullheads all found on the east. A very slow day for those that went  over to the west though with most struggling to get bites. From what I heard I believe the tally was only the occasional  whiting.

The east this week has been producing  decent  sized whiting on the coloured water with dab & flounders also evident. Ocasional pollack still being caught on the lower rocky bays also. Bullhead's & rockling also in evidence.
The west has remained shut as maintenance has been hampered by unsuitable weather conditions, slippery surfaces &  some potholes that are ear marked for repair still the priority and hampering a reopening.

Beyond the tower (extension) will remain closed for some time as there is heavier damage to deal with and a larger weather window is required .


 West open tomorrow morning(sat) @ 9am
 23-1-11 monday
Catches through the weekend into today dominated by whiting with a few flatties also reported coming up on the east.
West currently closed with some repairs needing to be done & will get re opened as soon as possible.

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Sat 21st Jan
East arm open, daylight hrs only.  West to remain closed this weekend.  Conditions blowy from the west.  Sea coloured and choppy.
FRESH BAIT King Rag and black Lug.  .
More later.
round up
Not many fishing today in the blowy conditions. For those that made the effort there

Sun 15th Jan
Due to poor conditions the Cod Comp has now been cancelled.
All prizes will be re allocated to future planned events to be staged from the marina.(A bream comp among other ideas are being discussed)
After 3 delays it was felt better to cancel rather than reschedule so as not to impact on other forthcoming events.

Sat 14th Jan
West to remain shut today for maintainance, east open 1-26 daylight hrs.  North easterly breeze with a cold start to the morning, sky clear.  Sea state flat calm, water colour a lot clearer than mid week.
FRESH BAIT King rag and black Lug all frozen baits available.
A hard unforgiving day on the east today , the breeze kept things feeling cold & very few fish obliging anyone. Todays meagre catch from what I saw & was told amounted to
1 bullhead, 1 wrasse & 2 flounder of @ 10 & 14oz followed up with 8-12 starfish.

thurs 12th jan
ok a whats going on post
west wall
 some damage loads of slippery surfaces, holes, wires missing etc. As most knowe the west has been closed mosly due to high winds on a west to southerly heading for some weeks. The result is  very slippery surfaces that need treating and wind/storm damage.
 some areas have now been treated (bays 1-16) up to the second steps the rest is  getting done ASAP.
 the damage though is slowing down a re opening which is hoped for just after this weekend.(delayed)
east arm
currently open 1-20 with slippy areas 20-26
20-26 has been treated once and will be slip tested tomorrow morning.
Hopefully 1-26 will be back in use by the weekend
The west extention is not likely to be open  until spring
EAST above 27
an underwater survey is needed to make sure there is no damage to foundations , this is subject to weather  and  diver/survey boat availability.
A time scale is not available as yet and as a result  the east wall will continue to be open ONLY DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS bays 1-26
catches today
dominated again by pout and channel whiting but for 2 the higthlight were a couple of nice shoolie bass @ the 2lb marks.
wed 11 jan
 west should be open soon , 1-16 treated today & will be shut tomorrow due to weather conditions.
East still daytime only & bays 1-20 open
 from what I was told today  things were tough going with mostly whiting coming out.

sunday .. escaped  for the day on LADY OF THE LAKE
had a ball
got home to news that JNR's side won 6-2
who said it  don't get any better !

Sat 7th Jan
East arm open bays 1-20 (daylight hrs only)
FRESH BAIT King Rag Limited Black Lug ( pre oredered only)
fri 6th
Unfortunately the east stayed shut today due to some scaffolding repair work that needed doing.
With luck the east should be open tomorrow daytime after morning checks.
The west wall is unlikely to be open before Tuesday next week at the earliest.
Mon 2nd Jan
East open 9-dusk
west closed
5.30 pm both walls now closed
catches mostly whiting today with a couple of small flatties and a decent sized pollack on the low pegs.
Tuesday both walls

east open daytime only
west shut
east now shut & will re open @ 9am until dust
todays catches include pollack channel and pout whiting  dab and flounders.
round up
East now shut , mostly whiting caught today with a few  rockling & slugs thrown in for good measure




Thurs 29thdec
things still looking bleak out there , both walls closed today (thurs) looking at the weather forecast there is a small chance of the east opening friday but I would advise checking with the shop after 9am on that one.
westerlies & S-westerlies will cause disruption for the next few days by the looks of it

wishing all a good new year or even a better one than the last.


east arm update

The east has now had some safety barriers put in place allowing access to bays 1 through 25
For safety reasons the east will close at night

Fri 23rd the east is unlikely to open  unless therfe is a change in current forcast(Dave)

thanks for the well wishes , am now home save n sound all sorted. back after xmas, looking at weather indications anyone wishing to fish the marina should check with the shop first as things do not look favourable for the west to be open & I have no news on the east wall status.

Weds 21st Dec
Frank remains in hospital, needs another ct scan and he has been placed on a liquid diet.  Not sure as to when he will be home. 
I will keep you guys informed
Mrs F

Tues 20th Dec
Sorry guys no report today as Frank is in hospital.  Off to see him shortly will up-date later.
Mrs F

Sat 17th Dec
The east arm to remain closed until further notice, west arm open.
FRESH BAIT King rag and Black Lug
F typed by Mrs F, Brill night last night, Will Johns loved your music, fantastic.

west wall check in the morning
east wall pics bay 27 area
15th dec
With all the rough weather in the last months the east arm has taken some severe damage.
The wall will be closed until essential repairs are underway. Scaffolding & fencing need erecting & until that part is completed the east will remain shut.

Once done the lower bays will be open for fishing  (bay 1-25) The top section will remain closed from 26 onwards until these repairs are completed.

Because of the nature of the work the east arm when it re-opens will only be open during daylight hours for the duration of the repairs.

Wed 14th Dec
East arm should be open today (check with shop) unlikely for the west until probably the weekend.
 Sun 11th Dec
No overnight available as of 8am both walls shut.
Frozen baits available shop open as normal
Sat 10th Dec
Both walls open, overnight catches dominated by Whiting.  This morning has started with the first real frost with sun climbing rapidly and warming the air, sea state for Dec virtualy flat but very coloured.
FRESH BAIT King rag. Please check with shop re Black Lug.
loads of whiting are the order of the day with pollack,flounder & the occasional schoolie bass today....
both walls open over night but its looking like the weather is going to close in on Sundays fishing.....
Fri 9th DecEast arm now open, west top remain shut today, water state muddy and lumpy with a westerly wind.
FRESH BAIT  King rag, check with shop for black Lug after mid-day.
both walls closed today

6th dec
A chilly morning 4 on the east fishing with a few whiting  being caught. West shut today with the westerly expected to strengthen.
Mon 5th dec
West wall now closed at least until Friday, One or two brave souls on the east when I trundled around for a look see. I guess the "monday club" packed up early.
Temps dropping quickly in the strong westerly wind with catchges predominently whiting.
sun 4th
west to remain shut through the day , re east wall, please check with shop
black lug & king rag
Sat dec 3rd
walls shut over night, west to remain shut through the day , re east wall, please check with shop
black lug & king rag
Fri 2nd Dec
Nobody around this morning a north wind/breeze chilling the air.  Water flat calm and very coloured.
FRESH BAIT King Rag and Black Lug arriving anytime.
A late round up
 not too many anglers today. For those that  were lucky there were some schoolie bass on both walls  and some flatties with what looked like a 2lb is brill, am no expert but it sure looked like one but with luck Sam will confirm for me next time I see him.
Walls both closed over night.

dec1st Thurs
Wet and windy start this morning with the walls closed over night & this morning, should get an update later on wall openings  weather allowing.
East arm is now open ( 3.30pm) A check now being done on the west and should be open in 15 mins, walls to remain open over night.
wet & windy , walls closed tackle shop open.



Tues 29th Nov
Due to weather conditions the Cod Comp has been posponed and a new date will be arranged for it
Both walls are closed today and most likely over night also.
For those wanting to brave the beaches fresh bait is available from the tackle box
Mon 28th Nov
Both walls open this morning , southerly starting to build which will probably cause closures this evening, sea state slight swell dark green in colour, reports of Bass on the east yesterday will try and get proper confirmation today, not a soul to be seen this morning.
FRESH BAIT Black lug and King rag.
More later.
Both walls to closed this evening as the winds build.
Todays catches were thin on the ground but mackerel again caught on both walls with the odd small schoolie bass & flattie also caught on the east.
Windy conditions didnt help for those that braved it today.

This time last year we had heavy snow !
Today high winds on the SW WSW which means the west will be closed for a day or two at least.
EAST wall please check with shop Sat/Sun
For me, 2 days off as the lurgy kicks in !

Fri 25th Nov
West wall will remain closed, east arm is now open (9am).  Wind westerly, sea state choppy and very coloured.
FRESH BAIT check with shop.
Very few fishing today on the east wall. Dab flounder & pout were the order of the day off the bend though.
West to remain closed over night into tommorow

Thurs 24th Nov
Nobody fishing this morning, strong south westerly to start with which is forecast to increase throughout the day, currently both walls open but the west is unlikely to remain so.  If travelling any distance after mid-day check conditions as forecasts indicate probable closures.
the walls stayed open daytime though the west expected to close over night
In spite of the winds  mackerel , gurnard & bass were caught on the east & at least one 2.5lb'er  (bass) on the west.

Weds 23rd Nov
Nobody around this morning for an overnight report.  This morning now the sun is up the air is warming, very slight easterly, sea clear and calm.  A few Mackerel and Gar being taken on floats already with bits and peices down the side on the west as well , more later.
Round up
Temps still holding in the afternoons even though the  next few days will see the S/Westerlies pick up starting tomorrow afternoon.
This mornings high saw mackerel & gar again on both walls with the rocks on the east producing pollack & schoolie bass. Over on the west wrasse, blennies, goby's & bullheads were also being caught.
Signs of squid around though no one was fishing for them today.

Tues 22nd Nov
Overnight mostly Pouting, this morning after a showery start things are clearing up nicely. the sun is out signs of mackerel with plenty of Gar being caught on the west on floats.
Mackerel & gar on both walls again , mostly caught on float setups but also on feathers on the west .... Also on the west good numbers of  ballan & corkwing wrasse , blennies, gobies,bullheads & pout.
monday 21st
not much to say this morning , not a soul on the wall 1st thing . S Easterly &  light fog made for a damp cooler start. Water  not looking too bad though.
Few people fishing today though the east was producing again for those using float set ups with mackerel gar  and even Gurnard being reported caught.

Sun 20th Nov
Sketchy reports from last night, they were dominated by complaints of Whiting.
This morning things look calmer than yesterday slight north easterly, water clarity better, pretty much a flat sea.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug and King Rag all frozen baits available.

Sat 19th Nov
Nobody about this morning though a few arriving early, early catches mainly Pout, Whiting.  Wind mainly easterly at times between 10-15 mph, water coloured with a slight swell.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug and King Rag.
More later
Round up
A long slog for many today as the tide dropped through the  morning to a low at 11am things got hard. The fish decided not to play for many with only a few small catches. Lunch into afternoon was much the same. Small  pouting,a few mackerel & gar made people struggle for fish of any kind. Late afternoons tally as I left were  some small bass, a few mackies & gar, the occasional plaice & flounder & some wrasse. A long slow slog indeed.

Fri 18th Nov
6am the marina resembled a ghost town , hardly surprising with the fairly strong southerly blowing, the walls are open but are going to be uncomfortable to fish if the wind gets any stronger.  Current forecast is a steady 15-20mph making the water choppy and somewhat lumpy on the wall.
FRESH BAIT Advisable to order as supplies are somewhat limited. Black Lug and King Rag available.

F and mrs F a very happy 20th birthday to our son Peter xxx

Thurs 17th Nov
Nobody about this morning so no overnight report, clouds now clearing turning into a bright day, light south westerly with a small chop to the sea.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug and King Rag
round up
mackerel and gar dominating the days catches on both walls again with some nice pollack high on the east for  good measure. A few bass about on both walls again but over all seeming a bit slower today ( pollack pic uploaded)

Weds 16th Nov
Quiet this morning nobody around, slight easterly, sea reasobly flat with a bit of coulour in the water, temps about 8-9 degrees.
FRESH BAIT King Rag and Black Lug.
round up
mackerel and gar again on both walls ! mid November almost & summer fish are still around. other catches today were mostly pouting and wrasse with a large squid reported dropped last night on the west.
Tues 15th Nov
No overnight available.
This morning the easterly wind seems stronger than forecast as a result air temp feels colder.  Sun just getting up (8am) so should start warming things up.
FRESH BAIT King Rag and limited Black Lug.
Round up
Few fishing today but those that did saw a small shoal of mackerel scoot up both walls in the morning closely followed by gar. Plenty happening on floats & micro rigs. Had a dabble on the west for 30 mins & got bait mugged by  small pout so gave up after  2 wrasse & a dozen pout.

Mon 14th Nov
Nobody around this morning for overnight report but was told yesterday fished well especially on the east.  Gar and mackerel on floats reasonably sized Schollie Bass plenty of Pollack and i am informed that there was a small shoal of Mackerel skipping up and down the wall.
This morning seems quiet , slightly overcast ,light easterly breeze, fairly calm for mid November surprisingly mild.
FRESH BAIT Black lug @ 10am ( check shop for availability)
Mackerel on the east wall (bend) in decent numbers for the few that ventured out this morning , mostly on sabiki or herring feathers with  more to float set ups also.
other takes included gar & plaice today.
Sun 13th Nov
Overnight not too many around this morning to give a proper idea but it seems there are again Horse mackerel plenty of Pout Schoolie bass activity and like yesterday some Shad being caught.  A little reminder for the unaware Shad are protected and should be returned (they look like  a giant Herring with a ribbed lower lip)
This morning the easterly wind is a lot lower than current forecast indicate.  Catches this morning are mainly Mackerel and a few Gar.
Conditions, mild, sunny, slight breeze, fairly flat sea.
FRESH BAIT Black lug with limited King Rag.

F typed by Mrs F up early on a Sunday morning for you lot , flowers and chocolates welcome :)

Sat12th Nov
No overnight available, conditions this morning calming down quite quickly should settle to a light southerly breeze, sea state has still a little surf this morning.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug and King Rag all frozen baits available.
More later

A bit sluggish today though 1st light runs were of schoolie bass mostly on the west .
Through the day it seems that floats were the way to go for mackerel,gar & pollack. Ground fishing has produced  over a dozen 1-2lb schoolies mostly on the east.
Other catches today include dab,flounder,a small smooth hound,bullheads, blennies & a couple of gobies.
Also confirmed was week last sats bass weight of 9lb 4 oz , did see a pic but there was a problem forwarding so not  got a pic yet to post.
Also saw a pic of a 3lb+ turbot caught last week on the east and hoping that will also be forwarded to the site gallery.

General round up
 The last week has been an odd one . Unusually mild temps & weather in general. After an iffy start last week and wall closures things took off on the east Saturday morning with the top end becoming bass central first light. One regular managed over 20+ schoolies with some  reasonable keepers. The bass fest continued in the evening through Sun morning & last light into Monday morning. Tues saw some also on 1st & last light.
 The same Saturday became a species hunters paradise with takes including:-
Gar fish, Mackerel, Pouting, Dab,Whiting,pollack,flounder,plaice and herring. This mornings small cod  was about 2lb & a confirmed 3-4lb codling last weekend on the east also.
Mackerel & gar have been common takes on floats on both arms, pollack in bursts also  and plenty of  corkwing & ballan wrasse still about on the west.
Brill ,bream, thornback & blond rays have also been reported in small numbers with whiting on occasion hitting over 1lb on both walls at night.
Conditions & water temps  it seems have confused the fish & summer species are still around & mixing it up[ with winter takes and it looks like next week is going to be a mild one again.
Fri 11th Nov
No overnight report available.  This morning not a soul to be seen, very low cloud cover and a sea mist making it a damp start, south east breeze 10-15 mph , sea state a little coloured and a slight swell.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, check with shop after mid-day re Black Lug
More later.
A Cod this morning on the west(see gallery) also caught were gar mackerel,wrasse & pouting.

Thurs 10th Nov
Little to say overnight mostly Whiting the rest pretty much scratching.  This morning an easterly breeze with low cloud cover, temps fairly decent for the time of yr, sea flat calm .Mackerel and small Bass caught on the East arm at first light.
FRESH BAIT King rag, check with shop re black Lug
More later.
afternoon round up
saw on the east , mackerel gar  small schoolie bass & plaice today
over on the east  , more gar & mackerel, I managed a pollack &  12+ wrasse a bullhead & some pout on ragworm
Weds 9th Nov
A south easterly breeze this morning expected to pick up to about 15mph, a damp start that should clear, nobody on the walls this morning but again yesterday the east wall was reported to have some decent Schoolie Bass catches with Gar, Mackerel and Herring reported on occasion on both walls.
FRESH BAIT King Rag and limited Black Lug
A sluggish daytime reported with schoolie's & mackerel the main talking point. Garfish pout wrasse & bullheads around also.

Tues 8th Nov
Overnight report Nobody around this morning so lacking night report. This morning a damp misty start with low cloud cover, sea flat as a pancake with a slight north easterly.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, check with shop about mid day for Black Lug.
Mon 7th Nov
Overnight rumours of more Schoolie Bass on the east other than that nobody around this morning to confirm of anything.
This morning things are very quiet, sea flat calm with a north east breeze, dull and overcast with temps still fairly mild.
FRESH BAIT King rag check with shop re Black Lug @ mid day.
round up
Seems that the afternoon on the east was producing with mackerel gar and herring about among other things.
Last light on both walls were producing  pouting as well.

06 November 2011
Afternoon / Evening report from yesterday
Plenty of schoolie bass over the rocks on the east
Overnight - No other reports available

This morning - A similar story on the east with bass being taken, Also on both walls, Mackerel, Gar, Flounder and Herring.
Conditions this morning are clear and cool, with a rising north wind
FRESH BAIT, limited black Lug with fresh king rag available.
Sat 5th Nov
Overnight both walls saw some large Channel whiting (on the west 1.5lb +) Not too many people around this morning but a few Schoolie Bass caught on the half light this morning with a 3lber confirmed overnight.  Conditions this morning look clear and currently calm with the wind now northerly.  Forecast mixed cloud cover possible light showers.
FRESH BAIT King Rag limited Black Lug ( short tides)

mid-day update Herring on the east Mullet on the west , both walls have seen Gar fish, Mackerel with Pouting, Dab and Whiting on the east, a couple of which have been pushing the 1lb mark.  The east has also seen quite a few small Pollack.
Fishyrob's clients have had  a good start to the days fishing on the east ( Mackerel , Gar, Pollack and Dab included)
Fri 4th Nov
Both walls currently shut
Unsure if walls will open today, a check planned for about 10am
Nov 3rd


wed nov 2nd
No idea how Tuesday was , over night I hear things were sluggish with the main stay being whiting & the occasional ray & flattie. Bullheads seem to becoming the common catch also as people scratch around in the wind.
Both arms currently open but it may prove wise to check with the shop later regarding the east if the S/Eastely increases.
 update , East now closed for the day and over night, a few mackerel caught on the west.




mon 31st

not a soul about this morning , no reports , no ghosts , zilch !

there is fresh bait though.
Black lug & king rag .....
enjoy Halloween

Sun 30th Oct
Overnight little to report, still waiting on confirmation and pic of the 9lb Bass (reliable sauce) West closed for na few hrs early this morning will be open shortly.  East nobody fishing this morning, conditions drizzly and damp, south westerly breeze 10-15mph, low cloud cover going to be a damp one.
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug, King Rag all frozen baits available

Sat 29th Oct
Overnight nobody to see on the west (I left at 7pm) on the east Flounders, Sole, Plaice, Eels and a couple of small Schoolies on live bait.  This morning one or two still fishing as the light came up.
Conditions, slight south westerly this morning expected to pick up to about 20-25mph mid to late afternoon.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, and Black Lug.
More later
Round up
Mackerel gar and pollack caught in reasonable numbers most of the day on the east with a few gar & mackerel also on the west.
The rising tide seemed to produce better than  the ebb with  some nice plaice & dabs being caught on the east with 2 or 3 small schoolies thrown in for good measure. both walls saw a few wrasse & bullheads .
The east also chucked up another dragonette making 3 this last couple of days and  a weaver

9.30 pm just got a phone call from the west wall.
A 9lb bass caught @ bay 14 on ragworm !
hopefully a pic will follow soon

Fri 28th Oct
Very quiet this morning with no one about to update the over night  catches.
Both walls open
FRESH BAIT :- king ragworm, black lug @ lunchtime.
mid day update
mackerel caught on both walls
evening round up
mackerel gar plaice dab and flounders caught on the east today with the west showing mac

thurs 27th


Blogs late today as been busy but ......west is open today & reports I have just been told (via phone) that mackerel are being caught in reasonable numbers, unsure of anything else though as was a vague report.

tues 25th,
Day off , Jnr has a mini tournament (football) today .
Unsure if either wall will be open today so  I advise ringing the tacklebox 1st

Mon 24th oct

both walls were closed over night and the east will remain closed today...

After a Wall check  it has been decided to keep both walls closed.

Sun 23rd Oct

Both walls closed this morning,east will remain closed all day, a mid-morning check will be carried out on the west.
More later
West wall to open at 11 am

Sat 22nd Oct

Nobody around this morning so no report.  This morning there is a rising south easterly that will swing southerly mid-morning which will probably effect the east wall with conditions on the west fairing little better.
Weather watch in place, check with shop before travelling.
FRESH BAIT King Rag and Black Lug.
A strange day with dominant S/East winds making the East wall  a wet place to even attempt to fish. Those that tried soon gave up and went over to the west .. Things are looking a bit bleak for the east over night & am expecting it to close at some time during the night.
Fish wise the west was slow with a small schoolie , a few wrasse , mackerel & gars, predominantly on float set ups . Was told of a couple of small pollack but did not see them to get a size estimate .
All in all a tough day in the wind with tomorrow not looking too healthy.

Fri 21st

no over night report available due to lack of anybody on the wall 1st thing.
FRESH BAIT King rag , Black lug  mid morning (check with shop)
A couple of short runs yesterday gave me the impression of a slow day for all . All I saw in the early evening were occasional float catches & little happening for those feathering.
A few mackies & gar & the occasional  flattie

Thurs 20th Oct

Nobody to see to get a report overnight, this morning started off cold north wind blowing about 6mph, warming up quite quickly.

FRESH BAIT  Black Lug and King Rag all frozen available and I am now off out codding,
F, well mrs F actually, hoovering again :)
Back off Seabreeze3 caught myself a nice tope & @10 large pouting The crew managed some nice cod , one 18lb ish & another over 20lb... when the skipper had filleted them up for them there was still 18lb of cleaned fillets + 3 doz or so large pouting. a couple other tope & dog fish also caught today...
wall round up to follow @ 7pm
Later than planned ,but here it is... the west was a wipe until @ 4pm when suddenly a run (short tho it was) happened with , gar mackerel & pollack showing for  a couple of hrs
The east fared a little better but similar in the slow start to the west .
Mackerel , and gar in numbers after 2pm which has been very much the pattern for the last few days that side. a few wrasse, pollack and even still some late bream still being caught. As the light & sun lowered the whiting knocks began with signs that they were about in  numbers early....
lets see what I hear in the morning.........

wed 19-10-11

morning off , west arm should open @10am
Did a quick spin round in the afternoon & from what I gathered the gars were still around in numbers with some nice plaice being caught. Not enough around for a more detailed report though.
Have an invite out with Terry Lee on             SEABREEZE3

Tues 18th Oct

Both walls were closed overnight. A safety check will be done on the east about 10 am before it opens while the west wall will remain closed today.

Mon 17th Oct

This morning the walls were deserted though I did manage to catch the night warden who indicated that things were slow with Pouting, Whiting and a few Pollack pretty much all that was going on.  I was going to fish the wall this morning but have been invited out with Terry Lee on Sea Breeze 3 (woooooo).
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug and mackerel, frozen baits available
Dictated by F typed by Mrs F whilst her hubby goes off on his jollies and I get to do the hoovering :)

Both walls saw plenty of garfish & mackerel again today , other smaller bits and bobs including some pollack on the east.
Todays run for me on Seabreaze3 resulted in the boat haul of over 40 plaice & 10 decent gurnards. For myself I had about a dozen plaice & 3 gurnard , kept the 3 pictured on the gallery.
Both walls closed overnight.....Mrs F

16th oct

late though it is.... na ... ok its a late post ... busy morning & things passed bye for a change

over night , well the leavers on the east at 6am indicated that they had had little luck on the high end . ... a few whiting & horse mackies in the wee hours but little to cry hoorah over...
lower down on the east a similar story though the late hangers on were piclking up a few mackerel ^ whiting were still around on 1st light
The  west this morning was quiet with mostly whiting  catches.... rest of day off for JNR's football so no roundup.
Tomorrow looks a calm start prior to things blowing up again with maybe thursday looking as the calm inside the mayhem....!
bah humbug
as no report from me , I am copying one from theWSF forum (not mine)
9 turned up for our latest Palace Pier on the marina and no one left disappointed. Lets just say you'd of struggled to catch more anywhere else in Sussex today. Sam Sampson for instance decided to fish the Hastings 2 dayer and all he caught was 1 garfish in 12 hours!
1st Ben Arnold - 30lb 14.5oz- 57 fish - 45 Garfish (biggest 1lb7oz), 3 Mackerel, 8 Pollack, 1 Coalfish (13.5oz).
2nd Glenn Arnold - 23lb- 39 fish - 28 Garfish, 8 Mackerel, 3 Pollack.
Most fish - Ben Arnold 57
Heaviest Fish - Carole Vivian - Wrasse 2lb 6oz.
Fair play to my brother on the win, he wiped the floor with me and everyone else for that matter. He fished like a man possessed all day and only just missed out on the club record competition weight.
There were loads of fish all competiton long, usually theres times in the tide when the fishing dies off, but not today. At low water everyone was catching garfish and as the tide came up the pollack came to play and then there were a few mackerel right on the high tide.
There was a nice guy pleasure fishing next to me who caught a few garfish, along with a decent Plaice about 1lb and the biggest Red Mullet ive seen caught locally, it was 11.5 inches long. I wish id of weighed it for him, i reckon it was about 14oz - 1lb.

Sat 15th Oct

No overnight reports as yet (nobody around) .
This morning off to a clear crisp start, sea calm, water reasonably clear, slight south east breeze.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug and fresh Mackerel.
Round up
Loads of garfish today , probably more than the number of mackerel caught on both walls. Both walls saw gar,mackerel,pollack & wrasse yesterday with a few bullheads and some nice plaice for good measure. Over the last 36 hours some reports have filtered through of a few decent fish caught since Thursday morning including Dannys  plaice & Gurnard (on gallery) A couple of 5lb bass on the west with a few schoolies low end on the east Thurs/friday and some sizeable gurnards.

Fri 14th Oct

Little to report overnight as only a couple of early morning anglers around.

Sent in via website >>
Message: = Hi guys, I was on the West wall last night and had 3 sole from bay 9, I also saw another angler leaving that had 2 bass largest about 5lb, 1 ling and a bream from further along the wall. Thanks for the info you gave me over the phone yesterday. We both left around 1.30am. Regards, Mike
cheers Mike
Cooler this morning, sun getting up quite quickly, sea calm and coloured, slight south east breeze.

FRESH BAIT King Rag with Black Lug arriving about lunchtime.
Some morning Mackerel caught on the east arm.

Afternoon reports of mackerel being caught on the west over the high water.

Thurs 13th Oct

Only thing reported last night was a small Bass on the west (2lb), nothing else to report this morning as walls empty.  Weather looking calm and settled and water coloured.

FRESH BAIT, King Rag, check with shop re Black Lug
Thurs round up heard this morning from a couple of regulars so can add update, east arm some nice Plaice, 1 over 1.5lb along with some decent Flounder, Pollack and reports of a few large mackerel, taken deep on feathers some success on float and Mackerel strip reported on the front end.

Weds 12th Oct
West to remain closed for bulk of day (weather dependant) East is now open, conditions overcast but clearing, sea with a slight swell and coloured, west/north west breeze.
FRESH BAIT  Plenty of Rag Worm, limited Black Lug.
West wall now open.

Tues 11th Aug

A wall check on the east expected @ 10am , west wall unlikely to open until Wed evening or Thurs morning.

10th Oct Mon

 Wet & wild out there this morning with both walls currently closed

Sun 9th Oct

Spoke to the night warden who indicated a slow night overall, didn't see anyone this morning for further opinion.  This morning both arms open but conditions later expected to deteriorate on the west with a probable closure, east to remain open.  Conditions this morning dull and overcast, slight drizzle expected to clear, Channel Whiting coming out, Eels evident on both walls.  Westerly breeze gradually climbing, sea state muddy and a slight chop.

FRESH BAIT fresh and frozen Black Lug.

Sat 8th Oct

Nobody around this am to get a report from so little to say other than both walls open, wind North west, sea choppy.
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug and King Rag.
afternoon roundup
Today was a long slow slog with the summer fish deciding that was all they wrote ... as to the winter fish .... they seek em here they seek em there ........
A couple of plaice, a small brill, some eels & lots of whiting seemed to be the order of the day.

Fri 7th oct
Wall check at 9.30 am

Thurs 6th oct

Morning away , unsure of conditions so best to check with shop 

Wed 5th Oct
West arm closed , east currently open first gate only (1-20).  Weather watch in place, check with shop.
Overnight, only saw one person coming off the wall who indicated things had been poor.
FRESH BAIT, King Rag and Black Lug
Conditions look as if they go downhill fast today.
Both walls now closed

Tues 4-10-11

Nobody really around to get an accurate over night round up though 2 early anglers reported some small pollack, have heard of a decent pollack take on the west last night but no size confirms.
West wall this morning closed & unsure if it will open today. The east should remain open.
FRESH BAIT kingrag, check with shop re any black lug.

mon 3/10/11

Mondays fire service match is being re pegged & bays 10 to 34 will be reserved from
Overnight report sketchy, was told of a bass high end on the east but most last night was scratching for catches.  This morning some early mackerel and Horse mackerel on both walls, conditions bright and sunny, sea flat calm, but expected to deteriorate this afternoon as the south west wind picks up, for this reason the east arm comp bay reservations have been changed.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug and King Rag freshly delivered this morning.
More later.
round up
Spent the day on the east  where things were slow during the day after the V early mackerel run, 48 Dudes from the north east fire service arrived  @ 1pm to set up for a 3pm kick off on their comp. all very leisurely for me as little to do other than chat to people(or bore them )... one of the two. Slow fishing again seemd to be the patern for both arms though plenty of action on floats with gars being the dominant catches both sides. The east also saw some pollack in flurries ,wrasse bullheads &pouting though were the staple days takes.
The buzz of the day though was a mullet caught by a person that has never fished in his life before who managed to spank out a 10lb 3oz mullet , bait & tactics I have no info on (see gallery)

Sun 2nd Oct
Overnight, quite a lot of people still around this morning, west arm dominated by large lamps as people jig for Horse mackerel, other catches overnight included Bream and Pollack.  On the east what seemed like a busy night number wise didn't seem to pan out fish wise, a couple of Bass high end seemed to be the main focus.  Other catches reported tended to be small scratching items, small Wrasse, Bullheads and a drangonette which aren't seen very often.  This morning both walls looking busy, sea state flat calm and clearing conditions look identical to yesterday.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag
round up
A very bright hot day seemed to affect the fishing for many today wioth catches slowing up very much so that many got fedup waiting for any fish. While some were reporting good catches most struggled. Top end of the west & similar on the east seemed to be the spots to be  with the east seeing plenty of pollack action & the high west seeing wrasse in good numbers. Mackerel were in short supply during the day. A few bream , blennies scorpion fish & gars were landed but over all the day was a slow on.
Mondays fire service match is being re pegged & bays 10 to 34 will be reserved from

Sat 1st oct

Overnight things seemed an active one for the species hunters, both walls seeing last light Mackerel, Gurnard, Pout and Channel Whiting, some small Rays reported at least a couple of Schoolies high end on the east.  This morning first light on both walls saw Horse mackerel, blend towards Mackerel and a decent Lobster ( Pic later ) mid way up the east.

This mornings conditions (8am) sea flat calm, quite clear, sun up already, estimated temps 24/25, both walls already busy.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug and King Rag all frozen baits available.
More later,
Advance warning east arm 3rd oct (mon)fire service comp, bays 30-55 reserved 2pm-8pm.
afternoon roundup
no true idea of the east catches other than an early morning lobster (pic to be uploaded to the gallery)
Over on the west the temps were high with an over bright sun (it seemed) slow catching saw a few intermittent bream along the length with a few wrasse chucked in. Less garfish today & not over many mackies on the high. By 4pm as the sun lost its glare the mackerel re obliged with a few for most on the west bend.Blennies & bullhead takes seem to be on the increase.
Looks like back to normal tomorrow.



Fri 30th Sept
Pollack, Pout and Whiting the dominant overnight catches. Also reported on the high end of the east some nice Bass takes on live bait, 2 of which 4 and 6lb.
 First light little activity, sun now up, sea state flat calm and looking to be another hot day with a slight south easterly breeze.  Awaiting a fresh bait delivery this morning.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag on arrival @ 10am.  More later.
Advance notice Monday 3rd Oct, east arm bays 30-55 reserved 2pm - 8pm for a fire service comp.
fternoon round up
Both arms saw a few mackerel over the high tide but no large shoals. Plenty of garfish action to floats , again on both. The east has seen a few  gurnards caught while the west has seen some wrasse & a couple of bream landed.
Dungeness petition
Dungeness petition post on WSF forum at...
Dear fellow anglers,

I had a short meeting today with Tony Hills, proprietor of Seagull Tackle at Greatstone, local councillor to Dungeness and committee member of Dungeness Angling Association.

Tony brought to my attention a new planning application by EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd (basically Dungie nuclear power station). This planning application has disastrous implications for all of us who enjoy our winter fishing at Dungie.

In summary, they are requesting a closure of all public access to the area bordering the EA road between the boats and just short of the boardwalk. Putting it simply, they want to close the point area for fishing between October and April so that they can commence shingle redistribution....not for one year but until 2023!!!!!!!!

Not good for a number of reasons but mainly:

On one level we will be losing access to some of the best cod, whiting and dab fishing in the SE, but equally importantly, while this is not good news for us able bodied anglers who can manage the two hundred yard trudge across the shingle either side of the fence, the loss of this area which is adjacent to the EA access road means any less able or more aged anglers are no longer going to be able to drive close enough to be able to fish at Dungeness.

Potentially, we are about to lose access to one of the most historic and iconic cod fishing shore venues in the world.

DAA have started a paper petition, copies will be found throughout the SE tackle shops very shortly. However, objections and petitions need to be registered within 28 days of the 19th September, which as of now only gives us 2 weeks to register our objections.
I have set up an e-petition here:http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18192
It takes less than 30 seconds to sign.
If you are a member of any other forums, web sites, social networks, please please copy this post to the other forums you use and ask your facebook/twitter/friends reunited contacts to sign this petition as well.
If we use the internet as it can be used, we can achieve massive numbers and have a real influence on the decisions to be soon made by Kent County Council.
We have 2 weeks to do this...starting now!

Thurs 29th Sept
Overnight reports vague, more grunts and groans this morning than solid reports so nothing accurate to say this morning, awaiting on a fresh bait delivery @ 10am ish.  Sea state flat calm, still coloured, slight slow east breeze expected to turn north easterly later.
FRESH BAIT King Rag @ 10am, Black Lug unsure.  Check with shop
Walls looking like they will be busy, weather looks fantastic, water and sun cream advised.
Weds 28th Sept
Not a soul on the wall this morning, so no idea how things were overnight..... informed that the west saw a few bass over night with a couple topping 6lb  This morning (8am) the sun is already up and bright.  Sea state flat with a slight easterly, looks like a hot day.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug.
afternoon roundup
tinkered on the west up to the high & had 15 wrasse 12+ pout 2 blennies & a mackerel, others did well for garfish,wrasse & a bream or two. Not many mackerel today on the up tide but I suspect there will be a repeat of last nights last light mackerel run.
On the East I heard of some mullet caught high end along with some gars to floats. A few mackerel but again no great numbers. Hopefully the weekend will see numbers rise as the weather hold.
Tues 27th sept
No overnight report, few setting up this morning, sea flat calm and coloured, breeze dropped to almost nothing.
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug ( Limited), plenty of King rag, frozen baits available.
west fished ok , morning on to 2,30pm no idea of east reports
Fish myself on the west and had 20+ wrasse plus a dozen or more pout, one mackerel on a spinner & lost another. saw 3 decent 3lb bass caught , a few gars  a couple dozen mackerel and one bream , most caught on the up tide.
Mon 26th Sept
No overnight report available, sea state choppy, wind south westerly 10mph +.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug arriving about mid day. supplies hard to get.
Sun 25th Sept
Overnight report, am informed the east ticked over nicely as the light dropped with further takes of mackerel, Horse Mackerel, Pout and some large Whiting, Mullet and Bass also reported.  On the west, a little slower but some nice takes on Dover Sole with 3 or 4 over the lb mark.
This morning plenty of Horse Mackerel signs of mackerel there as well.  West arm getting busy, sea state flat calm, light southerly breeze and slightly coloured water.
FRESH BAIT Limited supplies of King Rag and Black Lug, advisable to pre order.
Morning update
Unsure how the west was fishing after the high tide as Jnr had a football match in lewis, but the east running up the tide produced some horsemackerel that switched to mackerel & some decent gar sizes on floats low numbers seemed to get a good run of variable types & sizes of wrasse.
Thats all for today
Sat 24th Sept
Slow going overnight with only a couple of small Schoolies reported, Herring and Mackerel tailed off as the light went. This morning a few Mackerel around but seems slow going.
FRESH BAIT King Rag only, advisable to order
afternoon round up
Baits going fast out of the shop so I can see limited supplies for Sunday looming,.
West wall this  morning into afternoon proved a harsh mistress with only a few seeing catches of occasional mackerel & Garfish.
Over on the east things started with an early flurry of  whiting that were followed by mackerel & herring. The high end on the east also saw some wrasse & mullet.

As the afternoon ticked into evening things did little to improve on the west with some pout caught for live bait that resulted in a 2-3lb bas (see gallery) a few more mackies & the odd gar landed.
Over on the east things continued to tick over with plenty of decent sized garfish caught along with more wrasse, herring,mackerel, pollack,whiting,pouting bullheads, a couple of late afternoon  schoolie bass were added to with at least one more mullet high end . Catch of the day though I must say has to go to "Kelly" whit a decent lobster caught on the low end of the east... yes the pick is on the gallery.
Fri 23rd Sept
No one to see for an overnight report, a few Mackerel around this am on the west, on the eat people are only just setting up.  The day is looking glorious, sea flat calm and beginning to clear after recent blows.
FRESH BAIT, King Rag, with black Lug arriving @ mid day
More later
afternoon was slow but the east mid way saw some plaice,flounder, small rays and pouting, through the afternoon the west struggled.
As the evening drew in occasional mackerel turned into a flurry on the east with sprats and herring thrown into the mix, west saw a few caught also.
As the weather settles things look to be improving , species wise today seen include mackerel gar,sprat,herring,plaice,dab,flounder, pollack,the odd small schoolie bass, pout whiting,bullhead, with some channel whitting creeping in on the dusk light.

Thurs 22nd
Having a day of for sons birthday,  East arm is open , unsure if the west will open or not so best to check with the shop on
01273 696477
cod comp details will appear at the link below as they become known to me

Wed 21st Sept
A wall check planned this morning for the east once the weather settles a bit.
Currently (7am) still blowing S/west & affecting both walls.
Tues 20th Sept
After checking this morning the East will remain open. With current conditions that could change  so if travelling distance I would check with the shop (01273 696477)
 No one fishing this morning so no update on catches. The water is  choppy &  coloured.
Black lug will be fresh in mid morning.
West to remain shut today and over night.

Mon 19th Sept
No anglers this morning, so nothing really to report.  With regards fresh bait check with shop for Black Lug, and very limited Rag Worm.
Slight north west breeze which is forecast to pick up overnight, most likely effecting the west wall, probable closures Tuesday. 
Due to deteriorating  weather the west wall is now shut and will remain shut throughout tomorrow.
catch round up was today very slow & dominated by pouting , saw some eels caught  with the start catch being a decent 3lb+ wrasse (pic on gallery) Caught by Josh on the east. Was told of a codling but  again  did not see it to  confirm and was told of a couple of small rays also on the east. Saw a handful of mackerel on the east but all single takes.

Sun 18th Sept
West overnight was shut, on the east no sign of serious overnighters so no accurate report.  This morning plenty of Pollack on the east, a cool crisp morning, sea state semi clear and flat.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, with Black Lug expected mid morning, all frozen baits available.
 round up

Today turned into a species hunt rather than a or any notable catches. The day started with  Pollack coming out of the water at one stage like mackerel followed  later in the day by a 3.5(aprox)lb lobster on the lower east. The the species hunt seemed to kick in with , mackerel, wrasse(2 types) thornback & undulate rays,pout and channel whiting, rockling,silver eels,flounder,a small dab and the first codling of the year. both walls produced but not in numbers that most would notice.

sat 17th sept
The weather came in over night again & rather than the westerly forecast it went S/west & has closed both walls
Can't say when the east will be open if at all today.
West def closed all day & also tomorrow as things stand.
Last night finally saw the expected bass catches on the lower east with a good handful caught with sizes  ranging up to 6lb'ers one of which is on the gallery
Fri 16th Sept
No overnight report as nobody about, this morning a few Tinsel Chuckers on first light but again little happening.  Sea slowly clearing and should improve on the rising tide, the downside of this is the forecast for late afternoon with south westerlies increasing as the afternoon/evening progresses, a probable weather watch tonight.
FRESH BAIT, Black Lug and King Rag @ 10am all frozen baits available.

round up
Slow on the catch side for both walls but good for the species hunters.
Both walls saw mackerel & gar to floats,with plaice wrasse small schoolies and pouting on both walls also ( rare plaice low on the west ) weed seemed to be the biggest talking point on the west with loads of string on the surface & the spongy mess deeper down, by time I left the walls the south westerly was on the increase making things unplesant

Thurs 15th Sept
overnight report  On the east fairly vague am aware of a couple of Schoolie bass and a couple of Flatties most likely Flounder, real problem is lack of people to confirm.  This morning very slow, water struggling to clear and weed still an issue.  Tides should clear conditions after the low.
West arm is now open.
FRESH BAIT  King Rag and Black Lug is expected before mid day.
 evening round up
slow fishing on both walls but the catches are very varied
daytime saw plaice on the east on bays  where they are not  usual, small schoolies were dominant with both walls seeing a few mackerel to feather & float with  some gar on both also.
wrasse stuck to the east low numbers no bream seen today but again  dover sole were about. Evening saw a change in anglers/baits and rod numbers but catches on the west seemed to also change , 2 flatties reported for the low bays with the middle bays producing a couple of silver eels to a "couple of regulars"(take a bow sue :P)
top end saw some Pollack on the west also

The west mid day on looks like it will get wet as the wind again starts to crank up from a southerly to S/west in earnest. Sat & Sunday look like east arm fishing with iffy conditions on the west ....
IMO this current weather  pattern is pants .....................
more tomorrow
Wed 14th Sept
Changeable conditions prevented opening of the east , A safety check this morning on the east @ 8am will be updated here
West unlikely to open today
more later.
The east arm is now open.

 evening round up
East in the morning was very weedy & muddy looking water did little to help things. The wind failed to drop until late in the day keeping the west shut.
Catches included Eel's,wrasse, pout some schoolie bass of about 1.5lb and saw a couple of dover sole caught also.

Tuesday 13th
A wall check planned for the east mid morning

Another day of closed walls , went out for lunch yesterday with the family & was amazed to see about 4pm 2 morons  on the west wall dodging waves. With closed gates & 25 foot waves pounding over the top you would have thought  these idiots would know better.
Not only did they put themselves at risk but also those that were expected & obliged to remove them.
Ah well , another lazy couple of days ahead.

both walls closed today as the high winds hit.
Yesterday was hard going for all &  catches thin on the ground in poor muddy conditions with loads of weed. Reported catches included some schoolie bass on both walls  the occasional bream & wrasse and a few eel's
Sat 10th Sept
Overnight report, Loads of weed, west arm at it's worst, most struggling overnight limited reports of catches including Eels, Rockling and small Schoolies.  Water this morning still looking muddy, weed visable with a small chop to the surfice.

Black Lug expected 9am, all frozen baits including Limpets and Mussels.
If travelling this afternoon advisable to check weather conditions, more later.

Fri 9th Sept
After checking both walls at 8am for condition and damage the west will remain closed, the east is open bays 1-36
the upper end is currently closed for angling.
Weather forecast for the weekend indicates further closures.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, all frozen available.
Status up-date, both walls open & should be fine over night.
Loads of weed on the west side making things  very hard.
East slow during the day I am told with  a mini round up for early evening of some small schoolie bass on the east bend , occasional pout whiting & a couple of eels.
Thurs 8th sept
Yup another day with the walls out of action !
A morning check (friday) planned for the East wall with the west to remain shut

Looking at the weather reports & out of my window the west will remain closed today.
Another day of wet  wild & windy .....
Seems the weather is not any better either.
Both walls closed today it seems

Both walls closed last night & I was told the west would remain shut today . No updates on the state of the east so best to check with the shop on
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The closures look set for the next few days at least

4th sept week/sunday round up

Monday (29 aug) saw a friendly match begin in the morning , didn't get back to the guys fishing on the day as promised but was lucky enough to catch up with two of them later in the week . Seems the east wall came up dibs for them with a 21 species count for them.
As told they paired up with one experienced & one novice angler & went  for a  fish count as well as a size(keeper ) count. Catches included , Alice shad, plaice,flounder late dabs, tub gurnard, bass ,mackies, mullet of more than one type and all walked off the wall pleased. Me an odd day working on the west fishing with bait & taking 60+ small stuff including bream wrasse & pouting
 Tues I was only around on an early run before fishing with my youngest on the west, again red mullet & gurnard s featured along with decent mackie takes & bream , wrasse & good float takes.
Wednesday saw mackerel in numbers, bass takes became prominent also with mixed takes on both walls& dominated by pouting again.
Thursday Sluggish over the tide  as was friday but early morning mackies seem to have become this weeks trend that has been ever present including today (sun)
 Fri sat , a similar story , slow fishing in  the main with small bursts that included gar's, bream , wrasse, pollack & the odd 3+ lb bass
Sun poor conditions on the S/westerly saw most struggle on the wall but the  big up was the beach alongside the banjo
bass , bass & more bass , low running up to the tide saw  a dozen takes reported of legal size & after that they continued of mixed sizes.
Mid week also saw this years 1st large ban applied to an angler for persistent fishing on the inside of the marina walls. Sadly this was a "regular" who should & does know better on the restrictions within the marina. IE no fishing  on the in side. Despite constant warnings & actually being caught more than once this week "at it" he was eventually filmed "in the act" he was then abusive to the duty warden to such a degree that the marina security were required to attend!. He then denied the offence (filmed) accusing the warden of having it in for him and lying ! all this from someone that has fished the marina for 20 years !
 A one year ban from the wall was put in place, & due to abuse to the marina security people the ban was extended to the entire marina.

Fishing "on the inside" of the marina is not permitted. & can result in a ban. Abuse of the wardens can also be dealt with in the same way.
99%  out ther follow the rules , 1% sadly are risking the loss of a venue because they feel it's ok to bend the rules.
lost tackle within the marina can & has in the past caused ££££££'s of damage to boat propellers  when they pick up lost line & weights. It is something that the marina bosses wont tolerate .
fish safely folks & enjoy the facility, it is too good to lose for someone's carelessness.

Sun 4th Sept
Overnight report, didn't see a soul, other than the early morning Mackerel bodies.
A few Mackerel  this morning, little activity other than that.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug .

Sat 3rd Sept
Overnight report Sluggish on the west mainly Horse mackerel and mackerel.  Over on the east Mackerel Horse Mackerel, lots of Pout, Pollack.
The fog stayed all night and just breaking up this morning (8am), weather looking overcast and flaky.  Slight south west wind expected to increase as the day goes on.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug.
Devon Peeler's for those already ordered.
Weather warning as Sunday progresses south westerly expected to increase, possible closures during the week.
 some pics & over late reports to add later , ran out of time yesterday " relaxing"
yesterday on the west was a hard day .... while the mackerel were about they refused to play in numbers & THE normal bait catches of bream & wrasse while there were had to come by.
summer ? naaa someone's having a laugh.. tough going indeed without a bit of float fishing to spread the day out
some days leave you feeling old and tired ... gawd yesterday qualified as one of them

Fri 2nd Sept
No reports overnight that I can verify as yet (maybe later) .  This morning early Mackerel on the dropping tide, water
conditions crystal clear, sky clearing fast looking to be a hot calm day.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag at 9.30am
up to 6pm >>
west was hard going with intermittent bursts of mackies,a few small bream takes  coupled with wrasse,gar one bass & loads of pouting. The bas was pushing 3.5lb with one wrasse well over 1.5lb ( a pic when time to the gallery) the mackies  teased the wall on & off for most of the day in low numbers causing some to think that none were caught.
Hard going especially when the fog descended about 4pm
no reports from the east currently
Thurs 1st Sept

With the tide dropping to a very low 0.3 at 8am there have been a suprisingly large amount of Mackerel and Horse Mackerel decent runs and takes for Bream yesterday evening with plenty of Wrasse for good measure.
The east arm has also seen Flounder, Plaice, and Pollock.
This morning the easterly is refusing to tale off, sky is clear, water is flat calm and very clear.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug
Bait ordering for Fri advisable
More later
10 am headed home so no mid morning round up . Got DT's & fished the west for a few hrs on the afternoon dropping tide late afternoon . slow reports & little word of bream but the wrasse numbers are still there. lots of varying sized pouting & smelt over the side. Late afternoon/evening also saw  drifting in of mackerel , no numbers but good float and spin takes. Heard a beer with my name calling about 7pm so went for it ..........




31st aug
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm not here
day off !

Tues 30th Aug
Overnight report the west fished well with Bream and Pollack late evening, running into the night things turned into
Mackerel and Horse Mackerel, this morning again Mackerel and Horse Mackerel In reasonable numbers.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag and Mackerel.
 todays update
went fishing ...unusual eh !
fished the west extension , jnr arrived about 11 am & fished over the big tide. no reports from the east so suck it up on the west I guess :)
wrasse(ballan & corkwing) some bream thankfully no pout were order of the day, the 2 young'un's along side me had gar on floats & decent mackerel hits ( i had some on a spinner) 4 fat blennies added to the mix with reports that float fishing today was proving the way to go today.
Bait left over N tempted to go fish tomorrow.
end tally , JNR had a nice gurnard among his wrasse and starfish mix
3 keeper bream, 20+ wrasse, a very nice looking red mullet and 4 blennies of mixed sizes.

Mon 29th Aug, overnight report
Hard going with little to report, this morning in spite of slightly choppy water some early Mackerel on the west and
occasional Schoolie Bass.  Wind expected to drop and conditions looking good.
FRESH BAIT limited King Rag and Black Lug advisable to pre order
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More later
F and Mrs F :)
round up
stayed on the west today so no idea how the east fished.
items caught .... mackerel,bass,bream,wrasse,blennies,bullheads,starfish,and loads of pout!
stuck a rod out by the tower & using ragworm had over 60 small fish, one keeper bream plus 3 others 20+ wrasse  ( coockoo and ballan)25+ pouting 4 blennies and some starfish for good measure.. not the best of catches but  numers I guess.

Sun 28th Aug
Overnight report A couple of Bass takes, west wall stayed closed, other than that info a bit patchy.  This morning the
west will remain closed, a few already fishing the east, water quality some what murky with a bit of a chop.
High tide 11.20am low tide 17.34
FRESH BAIT King Rag, a delivery of Black Lug about mid-day.

Update, west arm currently open but conditions may cause closure, check with shop.

Sat 27th Aug
Overnight report, sluggish on the east, hard work on the west, a couple of small Bass confirmed mid way up the east.
This morning started quietly with a bit of a chop to the water, a westerly is expected to pick up mid morning /mid day
causing problems/possible closure on the west.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug expected at mid day.
More later

Afternoon update, the east wall through the morning has seen Bream, Wrasse, Bass and some small bits and pieces
including weaver fish these seem to be on the rise again.
The west wall has struggled all day under the windy conditions and is now closed possibly over night as well.

Fri 26th Aug
Not a soul to be seen this morning & little sign of having  been anyone over night.
This morning off to a soaking start under heavy rain.
Weather for ducks & loons I think.
afternoon was a slow burn with catches hard work, east reporting some nice gurnard & a fair few wrasse coming up on the west on the low tide.
Have now had confirmed takes on the west for bass, it seems over a dozen now this week on the low tide on mackerel baits ranging between 4 & 6lb
Thurs 25th
Weather creeping in & deteriorating with wind & heavy showers forecast . Advisable to check with shop on status of the walls this morning/afternoon.
A few morning mackerel reported but  little else to shout about it seems this morning.
FRESH BAIT black lug
wed 24th Aug
So this is summer ! you gotta be kidding me ! another morning starting off wet & windy !ah well it is meant to clear  as the day progresses.
Overnight reports are vague but was told mostly mackerel catches.
This morning there are sporadic flurry's of mackerel as the tide closes on the high with a bit of a chop to the watewr this morning some are whispering  bass!
FRESH BAIT  limited ragworm & black lug available.

Aug 23rd Tues
Overnight report , the west late evening was producing bass runs .. again with gar & mackerel doing well on floats.
Only a few fishing this morning in the driving rain but as I arrived so did the mackerel it seemed.
A wet start to the day with a slight chop on the water. Rain should clear mid day- afternoon.
FRESH BAIT king rag , ring shop re black lug availability

Mon 22nd Aug
Overnight report from a reliable source a couple of 4lb+ Bass on the west, also on both arms Bream, Red Mullet Mackerel, and Horse Mackerel.
Slight easterly, sea flat calm and clear,.
FRESH BAIT  Black Lug, King Rag and Devon Peeler's
No catch report today as spent the day on Lady Of The Lake fishing with my youngest & targeting bream
pics can be found on the
by proxy from another forum it seems mackerel were quite prolific on the east..
link to post

Sun 21st Aug
Overnight report Dull dull dull, a few Horse Mackerel that developed into Mackerel at first light, other than that seriously hard work for all involved overnight.
Conditions a little overcast should clear by mid-day, sea state, flat calm low tide 10.15 high tide 16.11.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag, Devon Peeler's
More later
afternoon round up  include info of a mullet caught yesterday afternoon and am hoping for a pic to be sent on, an evening angler  that also had a decent sesh of mackerel bream & a blond ray...
this afternoons round up is a tale of slow going over the  10am low with a few bream & wrasse on the east  being added to by some pollack. Occasional mackerel takes began about 1pm but were sporadic.

Also forwarded by JOHN :-
a mini report I believe for Saturday 22nd

Message: = Hi I am the lad who caught the 11oz bream on bay21 east , just to let you know i caught around 20-30 small Wrasse was gettin plagued tryin for more bream. I also caught my first ever red Mullet was fairly small so along with all the Wrasse went back. The men on bay 22 were easily into double figures for mackerel using floats and i did see them bring in some Garfish and a couple of Pollock with a few bream also when i left due to waves crashing over the wall i noticed everyone at roughly bays 3-7 reel in mackerel on feathers as it seemed sheltered from the rough sea.
A reminder also , any who have suitable pic's for the galleries , please use the email links provided on the gallery pages to have them posted on the site.

Sat 20th Aug
Overnight report Very sluggish 4-6am a nice big Mackerel run, low tide 9.40am High `15.33. conditions overcast
and should clear later, slight breeze.  Sea state quite calm and should clear on the rising tide.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag, and limited Peeler's
More later.
change of plans ... footy on the box, back tomorrow
Fri 19th Aug

Overnight report bits and pieces one confirmed Schoolie about 3lb story of the morning is early Mackerel and confirmation of Tuesdays Bass catches where one person had more than a dozen 2lb + Bass in a short session
Congrats to the guy who landed the 9LB MULLET .  A stonking fish that was also returned, a fantastic catch and must be a record for the marina.
suns up a glorious morning slight breeze, sea flat and clam and clearing not too much weed about either.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug limited Peeler's .
Thurs 18th Aug
Overnight reports coming in of bass caught on the west but no proper  confirms
This morning things were quiet with a few early mackerel on the west.
N East wind still quite strong
FRESH BAIT king rag in @ 10am , black lug  should be in @ mid day

Wed 17th Aug
Slow over night but reports of bream wrasse & some small flounder & schoolie bass. Did hear of a large one (guestimated at 7+ lb) cruise the east wall last night ignoring all baits as if it was out for a gentle stroll along the wall.
A few early mackerel today with conditions flat calm & the water clear.  a light breeze & a sunny day to look agead to.
king rag & black lug
 round up
 both walls saw a few mackerel but not in high numbers , bream , wrasse & pout being the orders of the day. Other catches include , gurnard,shad(returned) bullheads, schoolie bass, red mullet (on the west) and a pollack.

Tues 16th
Wind picking up on the south westerly & no over night anglers to gauge what was caught. This morning looks a bit murky & starting to chop up.
Possible closure on the west later this morning if things deteriorate too much.
Both walls currently open but if planning to fish the west it's advisable to check with the shop

Mon 15th Aug
Overnight report for the east a little sketchy as only saw 2 guys packing up who had had a poor night, on the west
a decent Lobster ! Breem and a few Mackerel.
This morning little activity on the low sea state clear, with quite a lot of patches of weed, flat calm slight northerly
sun already up and bright.
FRESH BAIT, Limited |King Rag, Black Lug and Peelers., all frozen baits available.
 midmorning round up.
east , gar fish , mackerel & bream confirmed.
on the west I saw a couple of mackerel & a nice double hit of bream.

Sun 14th Aug
Over night report Took a while for the water to settle catches very patchy with the low water this morning first light mackerel where hard to come by sea state this morning , large rafts of weed on the west , water still a little cloudy but should clear on today's large tide.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug, and limited Peelers.
High tide 12.41
More later
afternoon round up has seen on the east , bream, wrasse, pollack, garfish,mackerel, blennies , bullheads in decent numbers , the west saw mackerel on the rising tide along with bream & wrasse in-spite of poor conditions with the wind slapping waves up at the wall.

Sat 13th Aug
A fairly dull couple of days recently with catches reported slow or non existent due to conditions . Did hear of some small schoolie bass on both walls yesterday and an occasional  mackerel after the recent closures.
Saturday at the least on the west wall is looking choppy with a possible blow up by mid day thus what I would call as a weather watch in place causing possible close down there.
Will do my best to keep the situation today updated.
FRESH BAIT black lug , king rag & peeler's
more later
This morning nothing major overnight, some small takes on the east ( mainly Horse mackerel and Schoolies)
Extremely low cloud cover, currently heavy rain (expected to clear) wind speeds less than forecast
(10-12 mph)

More later

F Typed by Mrs F
Afternoon update, the west wall stayed open despite poor conditions but failed to produce for those aiming at "that decent bass"
wind conditions failed to drop making the west bumpy and poor fishing  for the best part of the day
on the east the s/westerly hampered things but a few dozen mackerel spiced up the afternoon after the high tide with a fair tick over on WRASSE adding to catches. One or two  sizeable eels also caught with bream failing to show on bumpy conditions
looking a bit more settled tomorrow

Fri 12th Aug
Both walls to re-open this morning
Thurs 11th August
Both walls closed over night , west  will remain closed today with a check on the east after 10am
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wed 10th
westerlies closing in today
west arm most likely to close mid day through today and at least Thursday/Friday
over night  no great catches , a small ray, the occasional schoolie bass and some early mackerel caught on both walls
FRESH BAIT king ragworm, black lug & peeler's
Tues 9th Aug
A check on the west this morning to see if the wall can be opened. Forecast winds today are N westerly which should help if they swing westerly though said wall is again  unlikely to open
East today open as normal
Possible west closures ,wed thurs,fri & sat
Little to report on the wall this morning other than a quiet night
FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug + devon peeler's

MONDAY 7th August
west to remain shut as S/westerlies closing in  this morning again
East open
Sea a bit cloudy still 1pm low tide  19.07 high
FRESH BAIT check with tackle box

Sun 7th Aug
west closed for the day
East wall open this morning subject to conditions
FRESH BAIT king rag & black lug , Devon peeler's

Saturday 6th August
Overnight fishing was poor mainly horse mackerel and mackerel to show for their efforts
This morning a few mackerel caught, nothing special
water still cloudy due to a picking up south westerly, which deteriorates this evening
south westerly WILL effect the west arm tonight with a closure for overnight and al of Sunday on the west
weather warning for Sunday probably effecting both walls by midday
FRESH BAIT black lug king rag and peeler's
more later
 bits and pieces on both wall through the day but no "specials" hard work seems the term of the day
A weather warning in place as west wall expected to close on the SW winds

Friday 5th Aug
No report for over night as very slow. This morning didn't see much of anything .#
sea flat calm
FRESH BAIT king rag , black lug & peeler's
more later
 afternoon roundup
mid morning saw a mix of mackerel & horse mackerel landed on both walls followed through the day
 by small intermittent bursts of mackerel chasing the whitebait. Bream showed again on both walls but in smaller number than earlier in the week . Wrasse, a few small schoolie bass & a Gurnard also were taken today. Cloudy water from yesterdays blow still persisted but things look like a decent  evening mackerel run may happen
Weds 3rd Aug
Overnight report the usual for this week Horse Mackerel and Mackerel.  Early morning run on both walls with Mackerel a
again, in spite of a drop in tide.
8.30am low tide high 2.33, sea state crystal clear and flat clam, slight cloud cover will clear into a hot day.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King rag and Peelers.
More later.
 mid afternoon roundup
west wall saw plenty of wrasse early on along with a couple of keeper bass(see gallery)
bait and location top secret according to the " usual suspects"
Wrasse drifted into bream as the morning progressed  while I managed a decent sized eel (see gallery)
thanks to some donated bait, andy I promise not to mock you for at least a week :)
Mackerel runs were sporadic & productive for many , most seen on the west wall while a few were taken on the east also.
Seems the lower end of the east was the place to be for bream also with high pegs  struggling for anything other than mackerel today
Pollack, bream,wrasse, mackerel, eels, bass were all on the catch list today  including everyone's favourite .... bullheads.
Tomorrow is looking a bit wet & wild out so I may have to go hide for the day.
Tues 2nd Aug
Over night report I thought i would post something different today after yesterdays moans and groans.  Today's post is
dedicated.  My wife, who puts up with silly fishing hours and helps maintain this blog at silly o'clock in the morning.
To my kids who never fail to surprise me.
To the guys that pick up rubbish even when it's not theirs just because they can,
 to those that help on the extension for the fun of it,
all these things make me realise how enjoyable walking for miles on the wall everyday can be
Over night not much to report, other than mini shoals of Mackerel and Horse Mackerel.
Sea state, flat calm and looking like glass, a few mackerel on the very low tide, looking like it's gonna be a scorcher.
FRESH BAIT King rag, Black Lug, limited |Peelers.
More later.
F (typed by mrs F)
Afternoon update, fished the west extension with my youngest & the boss looking on :)
was nice fishing over the tide in peace for a change & no worries
Jnr managed 2 very nice bream hits  and landed them , with 2 others  hooked but escaped all on his own (pick of 1st one on gallery
My tally 9 wrasse  5 of which were decent and 8 Bream 3 keepers.

The "usual suspects" managed a few nice bass today of which I gather 2 at least were keepers (a 3+lb'er)
other catches along the west noticed were mostly mackerel with the occasional bream and a couple of  nice eels , over on the east ....
no idea ......

1st august
Little happening over night from those I spoke to this morning other than plenty of mess left behind on the east by "regulars"
A shame as they do know better but don't do better cleaning up behind themselves.
A small early morning shoal of mackerel on both walls prior to the low tide.
Weather looking good with the sea flat & clear
FRESH BAIT :- black lug & limited peelers.
Round up for the afternoon.
 erratic runs of mackerel in small shoals kept teasing anglers throughout the day with the occasional catches. Both walls saw bream catches with the low end of the west doing well again. Pollack, Gurnard, and some Large eels also seen caught.





Sun 31st july


Overnight report, seems the patten of the week is constant with a late sunset,Mackerel run mostly on the East wall,
not much else overnight to report.
This morning's run was about 4.30am, sea has has slight swell, dark green in colour easterly breeze, west already busy with the east looking like it will get busy fast.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King |Rag, and Peelers.
Advisable to order., More later.
Mid tide some mackerel ran the west wall, no idea over on the east though with the day panning out slower than
yesterday . A few bream & wrasse were targeted with bait with the usual small bits coming out also in spite of them not
 being wanted !. summing up the afternoon ... a shoal of mackies teased many mid afternoon just out of cast
range @ bay 10-12.
strange fishing today indeed
Sat 30th July.
Over night report a late Mackerel run on the east saw most people happy except for those on the west wall all the
Mackerel on the east.  Late leavers this morning reporting little over night activity.  This morning in spite of a bright sunny
start that was forecast it is quite dull/overcast but should clear.
Early morning Mackerel run seems absent possibly due to the very low tide.
FRESH BAIT Rag Worm, Black Lug, and Peelers
More later.
12pm update Mackerel arrived at 11am both walls, west wall very busy and good numbers of Wrasse and decent sized
Bream, more later.
 late afternoon.
decent bream takes along the west , good mullet fishing on the east along with mackerel runs.
a small shoal of mackerel spent 3+ hrs on the west hounding the whitebait shoal up and down the wall today causing mayhem
many casting sideways as the shoal was so close to the wall were continually tangling up with their neighbours while the mackies declined to touch the feathers ... some were caught but the majority ignored the lures for the real food !

Fri 29th July
Overnight report, slow, slow and even slower.  Hard work indeed, even hardened bass anglers pulling their hair out.  A
last light run of mackerel turned into Horse mackerel but doesn't appear to want to play this morning.
This morning, everyone is waiting for the high tide, feathers in the air.
The bait situation should be resolved with 2 large deliveries coming in this morning, short tides have cleaned out much of
the Black Lug supply.
FRESH BAIT Devon Peeler's, @10 am, Fresh rag, with a 2nd delivery mid day, Black Lug expected mid morning.
More later.
a long day with tons of bait being sold FAST. !
both arms reported slow fishing today with occasional bream the reward for those using bait. Hard to explain why the slow fishing today & yesterday

Thurs 28th July
Overnight Breem and Pollack on the east, Morning a few Mackerel around early run, west filling up fast, high tide 10am sea flat and calm.
FRESH BAIT limited fresh Black lug, plenty of frozen Black Lug, King rag to be delivered about 10am. Fresh peelers available,
 more later.
 Wow, a day of madness regarding the fresh bait ..... absolutely stuffed of it again today.
fresh supplies in tomorrow
Re the fishing, early mackerel petered out on the high tide & things became tough as the tide dropped. Left on the low tide from the west with people finding things tough going with a similar story on the east wall,... strange indeed.  here's hoping the rising tide performs better

Wed 27th July

Seems the mackerel have returned to the marina. Monday mornings early run of them on both walls never seemed to die out. So many in fact that people were stating that the shoals were the biggest they had seen in a long time. Tuesday was a similar story with big shoals on both walls & some  "anglers" not only getting their fill but taking home  silly numbers.
While there is a general limit of 50  mackerel per person fishing this seems to be of little notice to to some who thing loading up an entire freezer with mackerel is acceptable & good practice. Sadly even as bait fish they do not last over long frozen.
Other reported catches include again decent numbers of Bream, wrasse, pollack and the  ever present bullheads.
more later

Overnight report sketchy, but again large amounts of mackerel on both arms with the east seeing some bream and pollack mid wall..  High tide
9am looks like it's going to be a busy one.
FRESH BAIT IN SHORT SUPPLY, no Black Lug until thurs, Fresh Devon Peelers, limited Rag Worm unless ordered.  All frozen baits except Black Lug.

afternoon roundup
things very slow after the high tide with little to report other than small catches and a couple of breram on the west by mid afternoon

Monday 25th July

Over night little to speak of, This morning though  there are plenty of mackerel around on both walls.
FRESH BAIT:- sold out.
there are frozen black lug available though.
King ragworm  in Tuesday morning but no fresh lug available until Thursday .
Check with shop regarding peeler's

No updates here now until Wednesday morning

Sun 24th July
Overnight both walls struggling those that were left in the morning saying how hard it was.
This morning a busy start on the high tide at 5.30am, Mackerel on both walls but not huge numbers.
Sea state, water a bit cloudy with a slight swell, north west breeze, @ 5-10mph.
FRESH BAIT:- ONLY PEELERS, unless ordered
 frozen Black lug, Slipper Limpets and Sand-eels.
More later.
 afternoon round-up
wind decided to change direction today & @ mid-day swung South Westerly causing problems for the west arm with the extension closing earlier than planned !
The resulting conditions changed the fishing rapidly and made things hard work on both wall.. The early pollack on the east also seemed to dry up.
Spoke to one east arm regular who fished there friday who was still chuffed that he managed a decent  species hunt during the day including plenty of bream , some wrasse, pollack, eel's  and a few other bits.  SHAD are now becoming a regular catch (they look like big herring) and are protected so should be returned if possible.

this weeks catches on both walls include, Shad, Scad(horse mackerel), bream, wrasse,(ballan & corkwing),mullet, bass, red mullet, gurnard, silver eel's,,pout,bullheads(scorpion fish) blennies,mackerel, 2 lobsters , a few edible & velvet crabs, some decent out of season ling, and pollack.
Sat 23rd July
Overnight report a small ling over the rocks on the east with a few bits and pieces making a slow night, the west i am told was also hard work other than a 4lb Bass.
This morning both walls have had early Mackerel and a nice Bream on the the east.
Sea state, a slight swell, deep green, with a cooling breeze, intermittent cloud cover with showers forecast.
FRESH BAIT, King rag, Peeler's Black Lug expected later.
morning into mid afternoon saw intermittent catches of mackerel on both arms  with a steady tick over also for bream on the upper end of the west and the lower half of the east arm. Pollack wrasse & bullheads were also caught.

Sat 23rd July
As some have noticed there have been & still are some tech issues with the hosting site so blog & updates have been on hold.
Thurs overnight , no one about other than a brief chat with someone leaving the east that had seen little other than a small ray or two &  a hand full of mackerel & horse mackerel.
Friday reports are sketchy with the early morning  off to a slow beginning & people having a hard  start to the day .Afternoon saw a few catches of mackerel but not in huge numbers like the previous 2 days. Bream takes still ticking over nicely though on both walls.  Gurnards seem the story on the east this week also with a fair few being reported caught.
Unsure how long the  host site will have issues but with luck are now resolved
Thurs 21st July
No one overnight so lacking a report, this morning large shoals of horse mackerel by 6am developed into large shoals og mackerel.
Sea state, flat and clear water slight north east breeze, overcast and clearing.
FRESH BAIT black lug, and Peelers. King Rag after 10am.
late follow up for the west arm as I fished there in the afternoon with the family.
Came on the arm @ 11.30 to be told things were slow, set up & daughter & friend then  quickly picked up a half dozen mackerel. Youngest was using a  light spin rod with a baited flapper over the side.
His full tally on rag & mackerel bits was, 3 bream 4 wrasse, 2 bullheads, 2 starfish  and 4 pout.
My final tally was 1 decent bream lost as iut pulled of the hook on the lift up the wall! 5 bream (1 kept) 6 small wrasse,2 bullhead & about 9 pout.
With the bait used things were a bit sluggish but not bad when others were struggling.
packed up about 5pm just as a shoal of mackies started to run the middle section of the west.
by this time I had also been told the east had seen a few mackies & some nice bream

Weds 20th july
Yesterday on the west arm I am told there were some decent sized bream over the top of the tide, little else  told about during the day though by the late afternoon mackerel arived in numbers.
 lacking a report  overnight.
This morning the beaches cluttered and smelling of the string weed, west wall fairly heavy with the stuff in spite of this a few mackerel coming out early
East wall patchy weed nobody fishing.
8am on some decent shoals of mackies running the wall will all fishing pulling a fair few out. slow start for ground baits though.
Sea state, flat calm greener than yesterdays mucky brown.
FRESH BAIT. limited king rag, plenty of Black lug, peelers available.

 a late update as site issues last night
The morning run of mackerel stayed throughout the day with fish on both walls . A morning visit by the seal into the marina caused some interest also.
By 9.30 pm the mackerel were still being caught on the west wall in numbers which were seemingly hampering any other type of fishing. On baits there were some decent bream over the top of the tide & wrasse seemed out an about in numbers also.

Both walls  re-opened this morning.
West  has huge rafts of string weed against it for a depth of 5-10 foot making it hard to fish. East reasonably clear. Sun is up & water flat calm though very cloudy until the tides refresh things.
FRESH BAIT :- king rag , black lug & plenty of Peeler's

18th july Monday
West will remain closed today with a view to opening over night  (mon into Tues)
A check on the East scheduled for 8am

Sunday 17h July
West wall to remain closed Sunday and probably Monday.
A 7am check on the east regarding conditions.
 east to remain closed Sunday ,. 8am check Monday am
Both arms closed so no overnight report
FRESH BAIT  King Rag and Black Lug

Fri 16th July
no overnight anglers so no catch report.  Both arms open and a slow start to the morning.  Sea quite calm and clear, high tide mid day, the sun is up and looking to be a hot one.
FRESH BAIT Black Lug, arriving this morning King Rag @ mid day.Peelers hard to come by.
early mackerel 3 hrs before the tide boded well, no further reports today from me though other than to issue a weather warning for over night.
BOTH walls facing closure  between 2 & 6 am as southerlies blow in, probably closing both walls throughout Saturday & west wall for most of Sunday


Thurs 15th july
East closed for repair work & will still be closed Friday morning. The day started off slowly but increased as the morning progressed. Bream being the dominant  catch of the day to baits.Mackerel daytime & horse mackerel over night for the tinsel throwers were complimented by some decent wrasse (ballan & corkwing)_ bullheads , a few pollack and schoolie bass came up along with  some large  blennies. Catch and release of the day was  a lobster with 3 peoples day rounded off with 11 species caught during their visit.
Bait was in short supply so not a bad day for all .
Wed 13th July
No over night report passed on other than a large mackerel shoal running the east wall as the light went. This morning bream coming up on the west to  mackerel & ragworm baits with some schoolie bass caught on the approach. Mackerel skipping up and down the west  until 10 am this morning also.
EAST CLOSED for concrete work, check with the shop on reopening time for the east wall
 FRESH BAIT :- king rag , very limited stock of black lug . no peeler's today
East back open over night & will close again Thurs morning for  contracted work

Tuesday 12th July
WEST WALL CLOSED for repair work
Overnight report the late Mackerel run fairly much failed to appear, although plenty of Breem were caught all along the watch towers, west wall. 
9.15pm the expected mackerel run turned into a large shoal of Horse mackerel.  They continued to be caught right through , until 6am .
Over on the east this morning a large shoal of Mackerel buzzed the wall for an hr or more.
Conditions this morning, a little blowy north east wind , water flat clam but a little murky, dull and overcast  with showers expected by mid day through the afternoon .
FRESH BAIT  King Rag, limited Peelers check with shop@ mid day regarding Black Lug.
East to close daytime Wednesday as concrete work continues on the walls

Mon 11th July.
Overnight report a little sketchy, last light knockings on the east included some Mullet, Mackerel and Horse Mackerel.  A few set up this morning on both walls with scattered first light Mackerel coming out.
There have been a few bream on the west this morning with the mackerel though not in high numbers  still being caught at 10am
FRESH BAIT ,  Ring shop.
 Fished 8-10.30 am west arm  using ragworm, lots of little takes & a few decent misses, final tally this morning was over 15 small pout (stopped counting) 3 small wrasse, a large-ish blenny 2 bullheads 4 bream  of which 3 were too small and 7 mackerel on feathers.
4pm onwards. Things looked like the mackerel would pick up & instead teased both walls with the occasional bite. The west got busy in the afternoon into the evening with bream takes  looking good but damn those mackerel refused to play , light drop come nine pm & things looked lost..... then the horse mackerel decended on the west ... no idea whether they showed on the east or not I have no Idea but a decent looking day turned into a slow slog in the end.
west wall Tuesday will be CLOSED
Cement works begin on the walls this week & should be done in a few days

Sunday 10th July
Over night  report :
A few bass on the east ticking over at 2-3lb, small bits & bobs & an early mackerel run on both walls as I arrived @ 5.30 . Over on the west at 9am they were still taking a few out.
Water still deep green and a little choppy this morning. That should settle  during the day as better weather & low wind speeds settle things down.
FRESH BAIT king ragworm , limited black lug & a few peelers left.

Sat 9th July
East open  with a watch on the west this morning as the wind picks up again .
FRESH BAIT in this morning
Overnight 2 or 3 small Bass on the east.
Conditions deteriorating south west wind increasing, west arm probably to close east arm should remain open, water quality dark green to yellow and getting bumpy fast.
More later.
 west arm should now be re-opened
catch report for the day summed up in one word ... SLOW on the east
The odd eel, a small bass or two & the occasional  bullhead.

8th July Fri
 Nothing to say this morning other than
BOTH walls closed
7th July Thurs
West to remain closed today
East to be checked @7am possible closure

Wed 6th July
No one fishing this morning but 3 bass confirmed on the west over night of which one was at least 8lb & "guestimated" close to 10lb & should be weight confirmed later.
West arm is closed this morning & under a weather watch until  Saturday morning. East currently open but if travelling distances I would advice contacting the tacklebox 1st (01273 696477)

Tues 5th July
Overnight report both walls saw some decent runs of Mackerel yesterday eveing and first light today.  East wall reporting some nice Bass in at least 3 locations other catches include Horse Mackerel, Bream, Wrasse, Pollock and at least one decent Thorn Back.
More later.
FRESH BAIT King Rag, Black Lug and Peelers.
 afternoon update
spent the day on the west tinkering & putting a light rod out.
Mackerel obliged on the high tide with decent bream catches to bait. No idea of catches on the east today but it seems I ended up doing a scratch session that resulted in  6 pouting,4 blennies, 3 wrasse,
5 bullheads & capping them off were 2 decent bream.

Monday 4th July
Over night things were slow on both walls with a few horse mackerel caught & small bass (under 3lb) small rays were also reported but little of sizeable value.
This morning it seems most were  content to sit and relax on the low water. The sea is calm and looking clear with mackerel boats working about 1/2 a mile off the  marina.
FRESH BAIT , limited  king rag , plenty of black lug & peeler's

Over night report, entertainment wise a bit of a kick off when someone refused to leave for fishing on inside of harbour the eventually got resolved, fish wise plenty of horse mackerel some Bream on the East, also some Schoolies ranging between 2 and 4lb, couple of small Rays along with smaller bits and bobs
A word of caution Weaver Fish are active again.
This Morning quite a lot setting up the weather is glorious flat seas and looking clear, low tide has little activity currently .
FRESH BAIT  black lug, King rag, Devon and local Peelers.   
More later

 Well that was a hard one!
Boats off the marina picking up mackerel with them not making the jump to the wall for everyone to catch.
1-3 doz mackerel on the  in tide was harsh. on the up bream & wrasse were caught in numbers both sides of the tide with the occasional gar fish  swimming in to hooks, one near 2 foot long.
All in all a slow and very scratchy day under a strong glaring sun.

Seems shad's are now in the swim & headed to spawning grounds up river(s) the look a cross between bass & jiant herring and are protected ,(catch release) dominant feature is a  middle ridge on the lower lip .
Over on the east pollack & wrasse seemed in decent numbers with a report on the WSF link to a report here >>

sat 2nd July Overnight sketchy reports with a couple of small Schoolies , most overnight catches returned as under sized.
This morning  with bright sun and a flat calm sea seems to be putting the fish off,. that said another nice Mullet caught on the East (see pic) .
hopefully the high at 12.45pm will bring better things.
More later.

FRESH BAIT Peelers, Black Lug, and king Rag.
All frozen baits in stock.
Sun cream and water look the order of the day.
Afternoon update
Saturday proved to be a long slog on the west.The morning tally that I saw was mostly small bits such as blennys bullheads & small pout and a returned schoolie bass.. A couple of dozen mackerel prior to the high were followed by a similar number on the dropping afternoon tide. The bream declined to show  until late afternoon on the middle of the wall with a couple coming up on the extension. Some wrasse &  a handfull of netted crabs seemed to be the best the day could muster.
Over on the east I did hear of a couple of thorn-back rays,pout,  bream dab and a bassbutr believe the day was slow there also.
Maybe the evening improved .


overnight another scratchy night best catch reported was as 3/5lb  Conger
This morning little to report on the 6am low as everyone seems to have  gone home
Water quality looking quite good and flat calm,  Hight tide  mid day.
FRESH BAIT  King Rag , arriving 10am , Black Lug check with the shop after mid day, no Peelers until sat Morning.
More later
The morning saw slow sluggish fishing with only a few bits & bobs coming up . On the west a few dozen mackerel before the high at mid day.



wed 29th june
 Morning run was quiet so no  over night info
A few wetting lines this morning & some early mackerel to show , though 1's &2's rather than shoaling. Looks like a few today are targeting bream , will be interesting to see how they fare.
FRESH BAIT king rag (going fast) & black lug expected @ mid day. (ring tacklebox to confirm)
Fresh lug in tomorrow also
Afternoon off , was told of bream &  some schoolies caught on the west arm and over on the east I understand a couple of gurnard were landed  with, wrasse , pollack & the odd mullet in the mix , Seems the mackerel declined to play though.

Tues 28th June
No reports from yesterday or over night to post so just a morning one.
A few early mackerel promised good things that failed to show on the high tide on the west . The bonus to were the amount of bream playing on the  higher reaches of the west. I had a go myself & had 3 decent bream(see gallery) while missing a few others. Also caught  6+ starfish , 4 pout and a blenny in a couple of hours fishing the incoming tide.
FRESH BAIT :- peeler's & king rag. current tides are making  black lug hard to get.

 Evening update
Was told of the occasional mackerel through the day though no  decent numbers. Both walls saw bream caught again as the day went on with  odds & sods starting to be caught as the evening wore on & the light faded on the high tide.
Monday 27th June
No over night reports with only a few 1st thing on the walls. A few slowly ariving this morning & saw , a mullet,bream & a couple of small schoolie's caught on the west today.
FRESH BAIT:- no fresh bait today , shop sold out by 10am yesterday including eddie's secret stash of frozen black
 Frozen baits available:- slipper limpets, peelers,sandeels, mackerel including joey's,razor fish,large launce, hermit crab & cuttlefish.

Sun 26th June
Off to a foggy start which is slowly clearing, east arm on the bend already busy, 2 Dover Sole and a fair few mackerel already caught 2hrs before the high tide, a similar story on the west arm .

Looks like both walls are going to be very busy.  NOTE fresh bait is in short supply, there is plenty of frozen.
More later.
Was right , both walls got busy, & the bait went fast.
catches in the morning looked promising with a fair few flatties coming up on the east in the morning  before I wound up stationed on the west wall for the  bulk of the day. Unsure of any further catches on the east for that reason other than what I saw on WSF witch was further catches of dab in the afternoon &  a  bream . Over on the west things seemed to dry up after the morning high with  many  staring into the sun as the tide dropped  and then started to return.
Incoming  tides water quality looked better than it had in weeks so things looked on the up and an early mackerel 3 hrs before the high promised more to come.
No idea if was the case as I left the wall at 6pm.
The bait situation was as I thought also with the shop selling out of fresh baits and also clearing all of the  in stock frozen lug.
The only fresh bait for monday  currently is that which has been pre booked.

Sat 25th June
The day turned into a long slog with the wind again dominating from the west. Most anglers close the  1st part of the east  with the west shut & the front end  being blown silly for most of the day.
Catch reports were grip with little to show before 4pm when suddenly I heard of a decent bass take low down , a lobster (keeper)  flounder,eel, and a few bits and pieces including a small ray.
On the up side the wind is slowly dropping away and the forecast for the next day or 2 look glorious.
Bait tomorrow will be at a premium though frozen stocks are high.
 A very late update

West arm was re opened  about 6.30pm with some wind still blowing & the water very coloured. Quite ironic then that after a long day with little caught that mackerel  put in an appearance on the west arm Saturday evening !

Fri 23rd June   
No over night report as very quiet.
Sun is out  both arms open
FRESH BAIT :- King rag & black lug

Thurs 23rd June
East arm to re open @ 8am after a check
west to remain closed

wed 22nd june
little to report this morning
 East open
West closed
FRESH BAIT :-  king rag & black lug
Tues 21st June
West arm closed today with only one soul on the east.  Plenty of weed out there today with a deep green colour to the water
S/westerlies looking constant for a few days to come
FRESH BAIT :- king rag  & frozen baits available , check with tackle box regarding black lug
20th June Monday
West arm re-opened this morning , no one fishing so no  catch updates.
FRESH BAIT :- as of 7am ,Black Lug
Frozen baits available
Spent a few hrs on the arms today after 3.30pm, saw a nice mackerel come in on a spinner(see gallery)  over on the east. with  a small bass caught close by. Was told of a  flounder over there also. No Idea of day time catches other than a few mackerel though.
Fished a little in the  rain on the west  early evening. Saw a few wrasse landed among  other things including the ever present  bullheads. Bass knocks but no obliger's while I was there &  heard of some eel's being caught also.
Sun 19th June
East arm to open this morning
West will remain shut
Catch report for mid day dominated by  2 catches.One freaky sized 3bearded rockling (1.65lb)to someone from the Palace Pier club & 2 youngsters that chanced their luck on the approach to the west arm in what can only be described as lousy conditions. A full on west wind closed the arm down, tons of weed pushed into the corner where they fished & the chancing paid off! 2 pics on the gallery for Reece & Jack
with 2 nice fish of about 3.5lb & close to 2lb, both legal & both eaters .
eels & bass seem to be the dominant catches along the wall today with conditions for bream & mackerel  in the toilet .F

18th June Sat
Currently both walls closed due to weather conditions.
Check with tackle box for further updates.
Fri 17th June East arm open this morning, southerly;s expected to force a complete closure mid day.
Check with tackle box
East now closed with the west open  this afternoon. early evening & both closed over night.

Thursday 16th June
A weather watch will be on the west arm today as west / S westerly winds pick up through the day,
No one fishing over night , in fact the place was deserted this morning so no great insights today. Water looked on the low mucky & very weedy again .  Should clear with a few mackerel like yesterday .
15th June Wednesday
No one fishing first thing so no over night info.Water state , flat calm on the low & looking  a bit mucky. Signs of a fair bit of  "mossy" weed on the surface. Should flush cleaner on the rising tide . A couple of early mackerel caught around 8am.
FRESH BAIT :- Black lug & Peeler's. No king rag today unless it is on a late  order arrival.
14th Tues14th June

 Over night reports sketchy with a dover sole on both arms reported & occasional eels, other than that .. hard work.
Daytime the water was muddy & only cleared on the full tide resulting in slow fishing other than some schoolie bass reported up on the east.. Slow fishing indeed for the daytime.....
more tomorrow
Monday 13th June
Walls currently closed with a review at mid day
Tackle box open as normal
Sunday 12th June
A weather warning for  Mid day. today. Strong southerly winds expected to pick up quickly and  effect both walls.
Closures are expected  about 4pm today
Over night  a few bass landed with a 4lb'er on the west.
Daytime has seen a steady tick over of mackerel in spite of  worsening conditions.
Both walls will be closed over night & re open sometime on monday afternoon.

Sat 11th June
 Very little to report over night
This morning the west arm is filling up fast with Mackerel hunters, water on the west dark green and a bit lucky.  On the east the water seems to have cleared a little quicker with a few early Mackerel on both walls.
FRESH BAIT  Black Lug, King Rag, anf peelers all frozen available including hermit crabs and joey's .
 update 9am-2pm
Very slow day with mackerel ticking over but not in high numbers through the morning. Little "shoal" activity so numbers remained in "the few" bracket for  those fishing. Little else to report today on the dropping tide as most were targeting mackerel  rather than other species..
 East arm mini report from Rob Bracknell>>

Had 3 wrasse, 1 Bull Head and a small congor.

Attached is the best wrasse.(see gallery)

 Cheers  Rob(Bracknell)

Fri 10th June
Little to report over night. Water looking better this morning with the yellow tinge being replaced by green water.
FRESH BAIT:- peeler's,   fresh black lug & limited  king rag
Thursday 9th June
Both walls should be open this morning , with a watch later on the west
FRESH BAIT  Black Lug, King Rag, Devon Peelers, all frozen baits available.
West arm to remain closed Thurs.
No overnight catch reports as closed.
 Told of an early morning bass hitting 6.10lb,
Day catches seen include  a nice dover sole, a small flounder & a small  smooth hound. water colour today has been poor resembling something like the yellow river. The wind refused to die down & the fishing was very hard.. The west should re open over night or early tomorrow morning.

Tues 7 May
No report today , should be back up running tomorrow

Monday , having a day off , bit under the weather with  a bug.
A sunday round up for the east arm can be found >>>>>  here


Sunday 5th June
No updates this morning as jnr has a football tournament in Lewis
FRESH BAIT :- king rag, black lug and peeler's available.
Sat 4th June
Over night report of a decent 8lb +  Bass confirmed.  Other reports vague and hard to come by.
Daytime, a strong north east wind making things a bit unpleasant, a few early Mackerel but things off to a slow start.

FRESH BAIT Black Lug, King Rag, ring after mid day regarding Peelers.
More later  F
. typed by mrs F, he gets all the credit and I do the work :)
 A long hard slog in the wind today with fish  hard to come by. On the west I didnt even see  more than 5 bullheads ! 4 of them were in one net!
Mackerel were tough finding & the biggest string was 3 in one hit. Middle of the wall proving best again. One silver eel came up on the extension but claimed catches were few and far...
over on the east things I was told fared just as badly with an exodus from the lower bays when word of a couple of mackies  were caught on the front end produced a mini squash up in the hope of fish. A couple of bream were confirmed on the east also but again few were displaying any catches so was a bit hard to tell.

Water quality is improving but this   strong north easterly has taken its toll I think on the fishing.
If the pattern follows tomorrow things will be again tough until the expected wind dies off in the afternoon bringing milder  climes.
I feel more sandblasted than tanned after todays  slog in the wind.
Friday 3rd June
No overnight report as only a couple on the walls thismorning. Wind getting up  North Westerly that will make the east a bit exposed.
Sea colour improved on yesterday, Sun is up & looking like a hot one.
FRESH BAIT should arrive @ 10am
more later
Wow, what a long hard slog today was fish wise !
 The high tide produced a few mack small conger , the odd gar erel but not the amounts expected. The west arm was very slow going  though a decent bream was caught on bay 9 pic , care of Harry. other catches were slim pickings to day under the wind that was relentless.
A small conger, the odd gar & soring on the eveing run.some mackies on floats with the bream were the highlights on the west with a dozen or so mackies re appearing on the 5pm evening tide run
Over on the east things were as tough. Little catches order of the day it seemed with the result of an almost species hunt delivering one or two of each.
wrasse, bullheads,small bream,gar,mackies and a couple of small bass caaught but nothing in decent numbers.
Seems the wind took its toll.
Uploading some pics to the gallery from the last 2 days.

weeks round up looks as follows,
bass on both walls some over 3lb,bream & wrasse on the up on both walls, mackerel are returning but no big shoals this week, Some nice rays being taken on the east.A small conger on the west with decent mullet catches on the high end of the east. some smoothound,dogfish, perennial bullheads now also blennies making up the smalrler stuff.
other takes included , small rays,pollack,plaice,dab,flounder,spider crabs,eels and gar fish  all make to being ok for those species hunts. summer seems just arround the corner.!

2nd June Thurs

Over night on the beast reports of small Bass and a Dover Sole ( Ryan, pic to follow) .
This morning both walls busy early on, 3 confirmed Bass on the East, largest about 3.5lb (Adie, pic to follow).
West arm also a couple of 3lb ers, Mackerel showing early with a mid day tide.
Water clarity improving as the tide rises ,
FRESH BAIT  king rag and Black Lug.
Afternoon round up

all in all  I saw 6  bass, all under 4lb but decent meals. the west saw  a couple of nice bream, a few wrasse also caught on the extension. Mackerel were being caught 2-3 hours before the high tide.
little to re port today as i escaped and went out  on Lady of the lake
soooooooo I caught , smoothhounds,dab, plaice,bream,pouting, mackeckrel & got a sunburn to the back of my neck !!

more tomorrow :)





Posted @18:00:52on31 January 2011
rockling & whiting reported overnight

Posted @06:28:43on30 January 2011
Thurs evening saw whiting &  small ling  in numbers as the light went.
 Friday have no reports  or info to offer , 3  fished overnight on the east but I  am told it was a poor session

Sat morning started with a few   known faces on the east  hunting herring but they had  vanished before midday leaving both walls empty of anglers.

By 4pm there were a few showing up for a late afternoon session on both walls but no  reports of catches as I was leaving @ 4pm
Posted @17:33:39on29 January 2011 
dang it's chilly out there this morning.
Took the walk & didn't see a soul drowning worms this morning.
ho hum maybe someone there later today.
Posted @12:18:09on27 January 2011 

Too lazy to hit the marina today as other things to do , (wife wants some carpet tiles bought !) so no report just me  & my rambling .
For those that have not found the weather link its  surprisingly on the link page ! It gives an accurate  overview of the marina area & in all honesty  one of the more reliable forecast pages for  the marina .

will take a wander down there tomorrow  morning  for a mooch & see whats happening.

Posted @16:19:25on26 January 2011 
 did a couple of hours fishing the incoming lunch time tide .  Some  rock ling & a small dab to show for it, similar story for others fishing the east nearby.
Posted @17:50:04on25 January 2011
Took a walk about  9.30ish am , most people setting up in the sun so no catch reports as such , water  smooth with a N/easterly breeze chilling the air out of the sun.
afternoon saw dab flounder, occasional whiting & tons of sprat in the water
evening walkround only a couple  fishing  the bend on the east. Plenty of  whiting  5-8 inch sizes the norm with the odd one larger . Couple of  flatties to be seen with  some ling added into the mix.

Posted @12:13:11on23 January 2011

A slow morning with a north wind  getting people to wrap up. by time the high tide came @ 1.15pm I had seen a few dab a couple of small whiting & on the tide a herring  taken on small feathers.   will update tonight after a late run
Evening rep is something to be expected I guess, 7.30 ish the whiting arrived in numbers accompanied by  lots of ling. Whiting  mostly  small stuff gorging on sprats.....
Posted @14:30:50on22 January 2011 
Couple of bass "misses" reported over last few days though not been on the walls much . Took a walk down this evening as the night ppl were setting up so little to report other than a small bass caught on the west tonight as I got there about 8.30pm.
Looks like to be a cold night as the North wind kicks in , rather them than me I think.

Posted @22:07:29on21 January 2011 back to top
decided to go fishing today having given yesterday a miss .....
 well I caught a large bullhead ... whoop de dooo.

Minor catches on the east arm , wind went north easterly &  sky clouded over ,
Yup January can get cold .... yup gave up & went to the pub ...
catch report ........... me a bullhead , guys next to me another bull head & a dab ............. & so the story went ... slow slow & slower
Posted @16:05:35on20 January 2011

A nice 4.5lb Bass confirmed & weighed on the east arm today, I'm told caught by a regular(mr Brook) on lug & mackerel strip.
other catches included whiting  & dab with some smaller bits & bobs.  Haven't been told of anything on the West arm as the  info was by phone from the tackle box earlier.

Posted @16:00:21on19 January 2011 
Sou Westerly still blowing & unlikely to ease until this evening!

Both walls closed still this morning.

Posted @07:51:58on17 January 2011
Sunday,  weather still  bumpy & walls closed , looking better for Monday though.

Posted @14:36:42on16 January 2011 
Fri 14th ,still wet & windy on the coast. low cloud & fog for the last 2 days  just to add to the fun.

Both arms still closed 7 probably to stay that way Sat & Sunday.
Posted @09:22:11on14 January 2011
9.30 inspection on the east arm this morning, so it should re open .
 west will remain shut due to weather conditions
10.30 am update
East arm open , west closed
East will close over night @ 9pm & should re open in morning subject to safety check.

Posted @08:12:09on11 January 2011
Walls closed today, High southerlies .

Posted @08:19:56on10 January 2011
A gorgeous bright  morning, opened the east early leaving west closed until mid day.
A fair few fishing in the sunshine.
Catch report amounts to a couple of dab confirmed  4 or 5 decent  flounders  some small  ling & fwhiting coming up all on the east . & one flounder  tipping about 1.5lb and a decent 18-20 inches in length.
West  one  managed to hook a live lugworm on his grapple weight ! but mainly bites & small fry landed.
Asw the light dropped the  whiting started to arrive in numbers on the east with a few doubles spotted.
Posted @17:22:54on09 January 2011
East to open back up in the morning (sun) 1-25 open

west will remain shut as the westerlies kick in.
Posted @23:14:38on08 January 2011 
East open, west shut, wet & windy.

Posted @12:31:10on06 January 2011 
Nothing doing today , both arms shut & should be open tomorrow.
Posted @23:23:05on05 January 2011 
  slow morning with only one fishing the west so nothing to report other than a weather warning for Wednesday. Strong southerlies will see both arms closed most likely until Thursday morning when both will re open

Posted @18:30:22on04 January 2011 
Flounder Plaice & plenty of whiting  caught over night one report can be found  >>HERE

I know it's a lot more work for the site developer, but it would be nice to see a page dedicated to boats fishing out of Brighton. Catch reports and the downloading of photos from the skippers would add more interest to a wider audience. WSF covers the South coast but is not dedicated to Brighton. Dave, the cuttle worked yesterday, 5 Cod, best at 26lb.

John Taw "SHOWBOAT" Posted:

Jan 03, 2011 - 08:42:03
Morning catches have included a plaice @ 1lb a dab & a small ling on the east

Posted @06:05:47on03 January 2011 
A few fished the walls overnight , no idea on any catches though.
Today  only one fishing the west  & only nibbles to report.

Posted @14:13:31on01 January 2011