So we hit december & for the st time in years both walls are open (today excepted) yup you are seeing it right , dave has pulled a miracle & the west is open to the tower block & east definitely to the gate at 27 and sometimes to bay 39 when conditions are suitable.
Currently no night fishing (all night) so walls normally this winter will be 8am to 6pm ish but duty warden has leaway to leave open an hour or so longer.
We do arrange some late night sessions that run ATM until 2am the following morning then close so as not to make it seem we are encouraging people to stay out fully over night or sleep away from home(covid rule changes )
So the catch reports , 2 weeks now we have seen herring , small shoals or mixed in with gar and mackerel , yup fish shoals in winter. The herring often are fleeting and are in & out in 15-20 mins close to the high water marks. As said , decent numbers of gar & mackerel skipping about to keep the interest also
Bass are now catch and release so please inform anyone you meet of this, there are still bass to be had on the walls and inshore in generl , The lure boats in brighton have been having a superb couple of weeks on the bass & now also getting decent squid in the lures & jigs ,there have even been cod takes inshore on these boats so go look up
Iain Barron07739732332 (brighton lure boat) if u fancy a lure session that will keep you busy.
Plaice sprats pollack gobies whiting(pout & channel) and congers all still to be had on the walls when the weather is settled, worth a shout.
So the week starts with some decent bass on both walls this morning, herring shoaling pre tide, mackerel and plenty of gar in a shoal also… one or two plaice reported also…
The weekend saw mixed results with a few bass of the 5-6lb mark & quite a few 1-2lb schoolies taken on lures also… mackerel & gar seemed the story of the weekend with some plaice to be found out on the sand.
Walls open 8-6pm Mon to wed with possible close on thursday (keep an eye on the home page)if the wind does pick up , currently getting very changeable forecasts , fri to mon looks fine for both walls being open during the day… any late openings after 6pm will be posted on the facebook group and to the homepage here
I added a post here. Unusually for late november we still have both walls open… usually east 8am & west 9am until six ish depending on numbers & how the duty warden calls it, that said friday & sat this week the walls will both stay open until 2am to allow fishing over the late tide. Hopefully if this is successfull we can add a few more dates for extended sessions.
Catches you ask ?, well plenty of whiting some of decent size, pollack while smaller than the wrecks can be had & are quite tasty, a few mackerel still to be had on baits & herring have been showing near the higher tided ,sabiki feathers best bet for them. Still some late season bass to be had prior to Decembers catch and release, if the laws dont change in Dec current laws for bass stay in place.
Squid ? yes , some, not the usually decent run though as the weather has been very disruptive but dont be ready to write of the chance to catch one or two just yet. There are still plaice & flounder about & no doubt some sole to be had also so things are still quite varied
Too few blog updates mainly to closures and not a massive amount happening during that time so best get to a catch update.
Lots of whiting some of which have been sizeable, squid have arrived brining some herring with them so get the jigs and sabiki’s packed. Bass still lurking around the marina mostly sub5lb now, a few mackerel have been caught on the clearer days and even saw a couple of bream reports. pollack showing and a few wrasse still to be had. so all in all very varied.
Covid restriction’s mean we have changed opening times on the walls to daylight hours but the duty warden has the clearance on decent tides to leave the walls open a little longer into the dark should he chose to do so .
There has been some fantastic fishing in the last few days with plenty of decent bass had on both walls & squid showing up both sides for the last few nights. Squidding while better at night in the autumn is not exclusive and well worth a go during the day also. Plaice have been good with some quality fish to be found as well as gar, mackerel, herring and specimin wrasse out there.
Weather is closing down the walls tues & wed but expect to be open thurs friday with more winds coming in looking to spoil things over the weekend .. good hunting folks , its plain fishy out there atm
so im reliably told the squid arrived (still awaiting pics) which has been backed up on the squid uk Facebook page ! . A decent few nights with plenty of bass about (phils report he dropped a few & hit into 21 !. squid as said seem to be now showing up properly and best targeted at night. Mackerel gar & gurnards still being caught with some decent plaice to be had also….
WellMonday opened with a bang and an 8lb+ bass on the east then followed an hour or two with a binge of sole with the best going 2lb 10oz , defo biggest the wardens have seen this year . The fishing stayed good as well with plenty of sole out a decent eel looking over 8lb , plaice & gurnard thrown in with whiting stealing baits much of the day.
High winds have forced the close of both today(tues) but the east will re open wednesday morning but the west will stay closed
Thurs looks somewhat fragile in the morning & if anything impacted it will be the west wall. walls should be open normally over the weekend if the weather plays nicely
So this week has been a bit crazy, open one day closed another , mackerel every day the walls have been open with the east fishing better than the west. Gurnards, gar bass and the return of some decent plaice. Bass taking baits and lures off the east wall lower bays.
East open to 50 with some extensive work to sort above those bays which are being worked on when the weather allows.
both walls opened this morning with plenty of mackerel about .Bass taken on both walls gurnard also on the east early.
Both walls will be closed tonight as concrete repairs get finished, west will open Friday morning about 6ish .. EAST due to high winds and big tides will stay closed on Friday daytime but may yet open friday night
the weekend saw the return of mackerel , some on the west but the best on the east (mon tues doing well on the east) . some very nice bass coming up over the last couple of days but little sign of the autumn squid that were hoped for last week. Rays a few bream & plaice with sole starting to show some larger sizes. Plenty to be had atm for the bait anglers prior to the blow coming in wednesday… walls will close wed(latest info) but re open usual time thurday morning.