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<font color='#000000'>have use red the arycle on scratchin it says the period is wen the winter fish leave and the summer fish come inshore so does it happen wen the summer fish leave and the winter fish cum inshore &nbsp;
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<font color='#000000'>No. The scratching time coincides with the "dead" time of the year. Thus is due to the water temperatures being low and cold blooded beasts i.e. fish needing less food (partly), but more importantly there isn&#39;t much plankton around. This is the base of the food chain so everything just kinda packs up until the days get longer. More light - more plankton.

In the Autumn there is lots of plankton and lots of fish. Some are migrating into their winter areas e.g. whiting and cod as sea temperatures drop/days shorten. Some are feeding like mad on the late harvest or being eaten themselves as predators try and pack on weight before spawning e.g. bass.

Many people reckon that this is the best time of the year, and historically bass fishing was always at its peak during the Autumn down SW Wales (and probably elsewhere).

So if you put yourself in the right areas with the right baits you could expect better sport than during the summer months.

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<font color='#000000'>gdgd cos av had a very quiet summer tryed lots ov places and strategies but nothing seems 2 work cnt w8 4 the winter
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