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fished (for the very first time) Hurst shingle bank last night 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Managed a smallish Pollack of about a 1lb on lug / squid, but it was weedcity. Huge great clumps of red / henna colour weed everywhere and at all ranges. What with that, strong winds, and the massive tide pull, made for very difficult fishing so was pleased to avoid a total blank. Does the weed ever disappear down there ?
 

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I've had weed free days down there, normally when the tides aren't too big . I've always found, as a gerneral rule, bigger the tide more weed seems to be about.

If it's that weedy, try going back and fishing one of the milford beaches by the rocky groins. The tide pull is a little less, seems to be less weed there as a general rule, and if all else fails you can fish close in near the rocks over the last couple of hours of the tide see if there is any bass about.
 

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I've had weed free days down there, normally when the tides aren't too big . I've always found, as a gerneral rule, bigger the tide more weed seems to be about.

If it's that weedy, try going back and fishing one of the milford beaches by the rocky groins. The tide pull is a little less, seems to be less weed there as a general rule, and if all else fails you can fish close in near the rocks over the last couple of hours of the tide see if there is any bass about.
Cheers for the advice, Wildinguk. I think you are dead right, and if I try again on the bank this year, will look for a smallish tide etc, and if its still weeded up, will move off and try a little west towards Milford perhaps.
 
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