Hi guys, haven’t done much bait fishing before (mainly lures) and new to Edinburgh.
Chatted to a bloke who I saw fishing by Asda in Leith, said he was targeting whiting, and I like the sound of some easy fishing like that, especially to get my novice friends into the game.
What are some good...
This is sometimes used in course angling to hold boilies together, but I’m wondering if the same idea could be applied to big squid/lug cocktails to stop whiting and other small species tearing the bait apart before the targeted species gets a look in. Has anyone tried this before?
Hi - Decided to get back in to beachcasting this autumn/winter after 35 year gap. Used to fish Gorleston beach but it looks very different now, is it still ok? Live near Norwich (Brundall), any thoughts on a good place to start appreciated. Thanks, Mark
Not long now till my yearly week on the shore, hemsby last year but abit further along the coast this year at caistor on sea.
Booked a lovely caravan overlooking the beach on elm tree caravan park and cant wait to hit the sand.
Last year had whiting, flounder, dogfish and dabs..
With the strong winds finally dropping, decided to give it a go. High water at 11.07 am, 6.0 high tide, fished 2 hours either side of high tide. The sea was fairly flat, a bit of weed for first 20 minutes but not too bad. Whiting were average size 27cm with a few at 34-35cm. Ended up with 12...
I wondered should I write this report or not because this happened two months ago but decided to do it anyway. Ordered one pound of blow lugs from Abbotsbury Fishing Tackle on Monday for weekend fishing session. Collected bait around 11 am on Saturday and what surprised me how big, lively and...
Fished Seaford Saturday from 14.00-22.00, rainy weather i was soaking wet but was worth the effort.
Caught 2x 3 lb conger eels, 2x dogfish, 1x Whiting.
I was also managed to net 20x peeler crabs which didn't peel easy and shrimp on old stinky mackerel.
Peeler crabs with squid seemed to be...
.... and end up catching a bloody great big bass instead?
Alright, it wasn’t THAT much of a pain as it was a great scrap but it would definitely have come home for dinner if I caught it 10 days ago. Also got a few nice whiting for dinner so happy days :D
Few more piccies:
So a quick catch report from Hastings, East Sussex. er.... Whiting i only had an hour or so to fish and as usual it was an ill prepared rushed session but the whiting were there in thier droves. Bait was Nice sticky black lug that seems to be making an apearance recently.
This time of year can...
Rigs used: 2 hook loop rig with size 1 hooks
Bait: squid and some rashes of bacon I had left over in the fridge.
No weed thank goodness
first cast we had Whitings & Dabs every Chuck on squid, started to run low on bait so I used the little bit of squid left over and some bacon to make a...
Good afternoon all,
Quick report from Dungie today. Yesterday I popped to seasalter and dug a few score of nice lug and set my alarm disgustingly early to make the ten o clock high today at Dungie.
Just quickly before I talk about Dungie, if anyone is thinking about fishing seasalter I’d...
Equipped with lug and rag worms fished first half a day in Newhaven East Arm targeted for Plaice and Flounder but no a single flat fish was caught. Instead of that hundreds of Mackerels turned up 2 hours before high tide up to 3 hours after. Managed to catch 6 Mackerels in total but wasn't...
A short loop rig with size 2 hooks
A 2up flapper rig size 4 hooks with Bonebass gums for attraction.
Fished from the low tide 6:30am up to high tide around 8:15am
4 Smooth Hounds
6 whiting (all sizable)
Got to the beach earlier today at around 1 pm abd fished on the ebb tide
Fished same as yesterday with sandeel and squid on a paternoster rig bit today jist a few missed bites and one whiting..
Went down earlier because the sun was out and eas a lovley day but rest of week ive fished the flood...
Sorry for the newbie question but why is it so hard to catch in Jan/Feb?
Is it because they have headed out to deeper water now its warming up, or are they spawning?
Only started fishing around six months ago so trying to learn as much as I can!
Thanks in advance
First time out in what seems like an age due to work, family and more so the weather/ tides.
After some discussions on where to fish, it was decided we once again try Cymyran. After blanking there back in July, we had since been told we had fished the wrong place and some said it was fished...
I had an hour or so to spare so headed to my local beach in Hastings. Conditions were interesting as there was a good swell. It had previously been quite calm. I'm thinking that the cold clear and calm weather doesn't produce the whiting here in any great numbers.
Anyway I made a little video...