So finally the weather has played nice, both walls got opened for night fishing this weekend & there have been some cracking fish had. (some of which have been added to the website and facebook group). Bass , rays eels plenty of mackerel bream plaice sole doing very well and even locally some cod.
Night fishing to continue tonight but not monday or tuesday nights for the time beeing. Work on the east is due to finish this month though no finish date given as yet … hopefully not too long now
west report , mackerel spread along most of the wall but no high amounts this morning on the high. Some decent bream on the lower reaches of the wall as well as plaice scattered along the lower half of the wall also. Extension did ok for bream & a few mackerel but tbh lacking real reports up that end. A 4.5lb bass mid wall for a regular (Hiro).
mackies reported on the west this evening also a shoal of horse mackerel for good measure . Night fishing wednesday night but looking like a possible close on thurs if the blow pushes through. Fresh black available in the morning in shop . Both walls open no issues
Most reports this week are dominated by enforced shut doans or very weedy fishing in churned up water. The result , plenty of bass to be had on prawn live baits & larger chunky baits. Fabian again showing some on how its done with live prawns on the west & “phil the bass” not only catching six pounders but passing on tips to others also. Plaice and eels the mainstay on the east with the bass, over on the west a similar story, waves weed & bass… add in some bream, eels & occasional plaice & there is the summary for the last few days. weather looking decent for the next week or so for a change with night fishing begining on wednesday on both walls .
Blog updates missing due to pc repair delay, so , Weather has been a bit flakey lats week to 10 days so some closing has hampered the fishing.
Bream , doing well on both walls… A few gars showing but not many. More trigger fish coming up on the west to people targeting bream …nice alternative to have eh 🙂 … Plaice mostly on the east over the sand but some on the lower west bays also. Mullet , worked for on the lower bays of both walls to a couple of regular mullet targeters. Bass back to doing well with quite a few 3-5lb markers. West wall saw another nice topknot as an unexpected catch … Mackerel still very sporadic but then the conditions have not been too suitable with coloured water & weed running through. Reports of squid seem a little premature but cuttle are being caught just offshore
It seems autumn is almost upon us with this flakey weather with sudden high winds & “April ” showers thrown into the mix.
Upside on the news front is the east wall repairs closing towards an end which means the shop will review again night fishing in the very near future one all the checks on the upper region of the east wall have been done.
Trigger fish ! , seems we are now getting a few over the last couple of weeks , global warming ? no idea possible.. who knows, they do make for a nice addition to the catch list though. Bream coming up steadily now on both walls with some mackerel, although not many they are about for the boats morning and late evening. Seems a plague of horse mackerel out there as well.
My trip out was hard work in the sun though some decent bream were had along with plenty of horse mackerel and mackerel as well as eels down on college rocks.. Eldest son sporting red all over especially the sock line , youngest son just about got away with it & went red on the edge of burning.. a refreshing change to get out & the old body held up until I got home… just..
So a couple of days gap between reports …. Still next to no mackerel on the marina but this is not that unusual with fairly changeable weather over the previous week with shut downs & dirty water…
What we are getting is some decent fish on baits on both walls, pictured below is one of the undulate rays caught on the 30th July east wall
We have also seen a surge in the quality of bream on the west in particular and now seeing a few bream & wrasse on the east wall. Plaice are still ticking over on the sand on both walls. Bass are back .. did they ever go away ?? maybe not but the quality of size has again bumped up to the 6lb marks during the week. Add in some eels & gurnard & signs are there that the bait fishing is on the upward swing.
Back open after a weekend of closed and the main story on the west was bass. Not loads but enough to peek the interest of a few. Prawns or squid doing the damage tues & wed. A few plaice on both walls but loads of weed drifting past loading up lines. Looking a bit better for this evenings tide though there has been little to see or say on the mackerel front… Numbers on the walls easing mid week now with plenty of space to fish the last 2 days .
Monday seems to be the busiest angler numbers wise mon to thurs, I guess the image projected on social media or rammed with bodies only mackereling, loads of space & loads of those fishing are ground fishing… Tues-thurs .. usually plenty of space.. Fri .. depends on the weather & tides on when people want to be on the wall most. Small tides at the moment may also play a part… hey ho lets go eh 🙂 🙂