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.
was a very busy weekend , sunday more than sat with queue’s on both walls at lunchtimes. A reminder folks , the lower levels are for anglers only and everyone on the lower level should have a permit to fish … even if you have no personal fishing gear.
IF YOU ARE ON THE LOWER LEVEL EXPECT TO BE CHARGED spaces are limited and are for anglers only, yes the wardens do permit “visitors & parents of anglers” under specific reasons but the lower levels should remain anglers only.
Covid restrictions universally mean we have had to become firmer regarding numbers on the wall, gatherings of more than 6 are not permitted for any reason and will be asked to disperse or gather elsewhere off the walls. This is also part of the reason for firming up in place rules already on the walls.
Likewise , headlamps, lamps, torches & beam lights should be blue or white only , green/red lights on the wall or in the water must not be used , they are assigned colours for navigation. Tiplights of any colour are allowed.
BBQ’s and tents are a no no, if you need to cook bring a portable gas stove or got to the beach.. If you need to have a tent , keep it on the beach , the walls are for fishing & not camping/sleeping.
Catch report for the weekend
Both walls saw plenty of mackerel and gar early morning and continued up and over the high tide , sat was better for plaice & bream & sunday was a bit slower on the fish front. Decent bass had on the west sat night mid and higher up the wall on the sands… a few bream & gurnards out with plenty of bait fish down the sides. Many struggled once the low arived but perhaps that was due to the shere amout chosing to feather rather than bait fish ….
weather alert for wed/thurs with likely shut walls watch home page for updates.
Seems i missed a few days , real life & fishing got in the way so in reverse,
west wall round up for thursday …Arrived 8.30ish night report was mackerel, horse mackerel & some more mackerel, seems night dude saw little else worth a mention.Morning was a slow tick of mackerel , 3 or 4 here n there mostly on main section of the wall, extension struggled to see any mackerel, A few bream showed on the high around mid day but very few of a size to keep. Mid day a bit of a rarity as previously posted a 42cm codling on bay 20 for Jason , not bad for a newcomer to sea fishing!..mid day to 5pm , mackerel on higher main wall bays ticked over right to the low tide but little else had all along the wall. The only feedback from the east i had was it was very slow going
Wed I went fishing , invite out on a charter boat , plenty of congers nr the wind farm ! I boated 4 and lost 4 conger , largest about 5-7lb I guestimate. Bream shac, mackerel, horse mac & some decent bream, came inshore for plaice .. that was a bust as more bream & then gurnards came to the boat … Great to be out and a great days fishing for me.
mon tues , the wall catches dominated by mackerel & at night horse mac , one or 2 squid being reported & some bass. Bream catches seemed to have slowed with mostly small “put back” sizes. Plaice on the east also seem to be a bit hit and miss at the moment, thats it for today … over n out …
wandered up and down the west yesterday for the day … was a bit splashy with the SW wind/breeze but fishable. Busy from the start with the morning high & a fair few mackerel coming out…. which was tbh how it went most of the morning other than a small rag on bay 5 & a dropped conger of 5lb ish on 18… low tide many went home & against the forcast the wind increased making things very wet for those that persevered. Wind+ spashy+ dirty water equalled a steady run of mackerel would you believe & that really was the story of the day .. west closed for an hour late afternoon until the winds eased back & Im told the night fishing was steady but not brilliant.. highlight was a 15lb conger which i will try to source a piccy for the website later.
During the week , mackerel have ticked over mainly on the highs morning early and last lights… plaice still doing well & bream dropping off. SQUID made an appearance mid week with 5 caught thursday night … yayyy for many waiting on them showing. Rays,eels & a few bass have been caught also during the week with horse mac at night also
Mackerel have returned … in numbers it seems. East wall having the best of it as conditions caused the west to be somewhat lumpy over the last couple of days… water has cleared out now though so should be some very good days. Rays & decent bass to be had . Bream still about on the west & even a rumour of a few garfish to be had. Plaice in all the usual spots.
Night fishing this week , wed , thurs,fri,sat and sundays
reminder please, no tents or BBQ’s , ty