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Littlehampton Report

Discussion in 'Boat Angling / Angling Afloat' started by Stiffer, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Stiffer

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    IMG_0196.JPG Went out at 8 this morning, foggy but was hopping it would lift. Plan was to head out to some marks 8 miles out and then some wrecks around 10 to 15 miles out.

    Well after about 7 miles out the fog lifted and it was bright sunshine all day. Nothing on our first reef so when to some wrecks where we ended up with a few nice pollock.

    Headed back and about 5 miles from shore it was thick fog all the way to the berth.

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  3. paullynam

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    Nice fishing lads. Looks like some of those pollack have been feasting on the pout!
     
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    well done mate out myself tomorrow looking forward to it. last one of the year
     
  5. Stiffer

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    When gutted they where full of squid
     
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    Nice mixed catch. Love gurnard myself....
     
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    great days fishing lads...well done.
     
  8. Stiffer

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    Back out today to the same wrecks, saw plenty of fish on the sounder but only managed three. Went inshore and anchored up hopping for a cod or two. Well, only cod was lost halfway up as it's teeth cut through the line, mate was gutted as it it was putting a nice bend in his rod. must of been a 30 pounder!!! So we kept telling him

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    I was out with my eldest son on the Sunday too and have to say was mightily impressed with the look (and sound) of your Parker-Suzi set up as you went past us. We were anchored up 9 miles out waiting and hoping for a Cod in the deeper water than inshore but no joy. Had a 5lb pollack to bait and a few pout and a gurnard.
    An hour before slack we moved East to the Fish Tail, again hoping for Cod or even some decent Whiting but the winter species were obvious by their absence. On the other hand the summer/autumn species were very much in attendance. We caught Mackerel, Bream, Gurnard (some to 3lb-yum,yum) and had a garfish take a small bait on the retrieve?!? There were also some smoothies caught nearby.
     
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    Nice fishing,
     
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    Nice report Stiffer and of course a lovely boat.
     
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    :) Nice fish. We used to fish Littlehampton many moons ago as a club until we realised we had a bad skipper so we went elsewhere to spend our hard earned money. ;)
     
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    We were out on Sunday from Littlehampton as well wrecking, hard going as we only caught about 10 Pollack all day, biggest 14lbs., but we did lose 2 or 3 gooduns which would have made it a better trip. We were lucky to see about a dozen porpoise including a couple of pups, made our day, cheers Rusty.
     
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    Some nice fishing had for you guys then,some nice pollock there......
    I've over the years enjoyed my fishing out of littlehampton as a port,well underated
    Confused to hear about the Dolphins and summer species that you have encountered
    Seeing as we're still in January and sea temps have dropped to below 10 c
    But perhaps a sign of the times
    Spent a while this winter chasing around for the cods ashore but they never really showed up a few caught hear and there.
    Chesil chucked a few up and that magnificent 30 lber
    Shall be trying to get afloat a lot more this year,shall be keying my mate up to have a go these pollock,we will have a look on the duke that always throws up one or two good ones.
    Anyways enjoyed reading your post.....
    May your clutches sing all year
    Lucky fisher
     
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    Hi Lucky

    I'm sometimes looking for crew to go out with so pm me your number and may just give you a call when short of crew.
     
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