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At guys thinking of doing a session down selsey way but I haven't fished there before? Don't marks but is there places I should avoid and any fish being caught. Baits are gonna be rag n sand eels. Any advice welcome gents.
 
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It aint fishing well matey,probably east or west beach would be favourite,don`t fish the point on your own if you haven`t fished it before as it can be a monster,your baits ok though,probably be wise to take tackle on the heavier side if it`s running,hope this helps......Alan
 

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At guys thinking of doing a session down selsey way but I haven't fished there before? Don't marks but is there places I should avoid and any fish being caught. Baits are gonna be rag n sand eels. Any advice welcome gents.
One of my favorite marks at Selsey is West Beach Caravan park. Look for the windmill at the enterance. Park there and just behind it is a path that leads to the beach. Go along that path and fish at the place you walk onto the beach. Some of the best Smoothound fishing on south coast as far as i'm concerned. Weed may be an issue at start of flood but bear with it it usually clears and then the Hounds hit. Advise you wait a few weeks though let em arrive proper.
 

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If your feeling adventurous you could head past West beach and fish next to where they have breached the flood defenses...I got a feeling it could be or turn into a nice bass spot and possibly good for the hounds once they turn up
 

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The best thing about this time of year is the lack of weed, although there is a lack of fish as well..lol.

The beach at Bunn Leisure from the most westerly breakwater up to the new breach in the shingle has changed beyond recognition. What used to be a 20 foot shingle bank is no more and I feel it could be a good spot for Bass as well later in the year. Lot's of snags further up though as the now eroded beach has revealed lots of old wooden groynes along with smashed up WWII anti-tank concrete cubes. There was also a fair bit of WWII ordinance exposed as well (found a couple of large shells myself), as there used to be a gunnery range there.

The beach still seems to be changing, and I put this down to the winter storms and the change in currents due to the breach at Medmerry. However I reckon a change for the best as the Medmerry breach will eventually settle down and fish will move up into it, so that's got to be good.

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East beach is a good venue ....fish Church Norton end and you will not get troubled by the mooring ropes the fishing fleet use . Park on the little estate behind ....the bonus here is that you are not far away from a very good chippy . Pete.
 

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The best thing about this time of year is the lack of weed, although there is a lack of fish as well..lol.

The beach at Bunn Leisure from the most westerly breakwater up to the new breach in the shingle has changed beyond recognition. What used to be a 20 foot shingle bank is no more and I feel it could be a good spot for Bass as well later in the year. Lot's of snags further up though as the now eroded beach has revealed lots of old wooden groynes along with smashed up WWII anti-tank concrete cubes. There was also a fair bit of WWII ordinance exposed as well (found a couple of large shells myself), as there used to be a gunnery range there.

The beach still seems to be changing, and I put this down to the winter storms and the change in currents due to the breach at Medmerry. However I reckon a change for the best as the Medmerry breach will eventually settle down and fish will move up into it, so that's got to be good.

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You're right about it looking tasty. Fished it low tide up for a couple of hours on Friday for a blob - my fault as conditions weren't quite right. It looks like a proper tackle graveyard at high tide, and I'd recommend a recce before anyone yomps down there fully kitted up. The lagoons still look very raw but give them a couple of years...

I didn't know about the ordnance, but as this has always been the bombing range I suppose the clue was in the name.:headhurt:
 

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Not seen any ordinance for a couple of weeks, but a month or so ago they were finding it 2 or 3 times a week. I think a lot of it was in the mud beneath the shingle and now a lot of that mud or clay has gone, I don't think any more shells have been reported. However there must be a few left. Many years ago I used to go metal detecting on the area that is now flooded and used to find loads of 20mm cannon cases from the war when it was a gunnery range.

You're right about it being a tackle graveyard over high if not doing some recce first. It's quite amazing it's gone from a pretty 'standard' shingle and wet sand beach to a wet sand, with the inflow into those tidal mudflats and lagoons, numerous little gullies, and different tidal flows close in. That has to be a good thing.

Agreed on giving it a couple of years, and time for the entrance and the lagoons to settle down, and you'll see Mullet, bass and flatties moving up there. That will take some time though as it's still carving itself a channel in and even now shingle and mud have covered and uncovered areas at the breach that a month ago weren't there :).

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Not seen any ordinance for a couple of weeks, but a month or so ago they were finding it 2 or 3 times a week. I think a lot of it was in the mud beneath the shingle and now a lot of that mud or clay has gone, I don't think any more shells have been reported. However there must be a few left. Many years ago I used to go metal detecting on the area that is now flooded and used to find loads of 20mm cannon cases from the war when it was a gunnery range.

You're right about it being a tackle graveyard over high if not doing some recce first. It's quite amazing it's gone from a pretty 'standard' shingle and wet sand beach to a wet sand, with the inflow into those tidal mudflats and lagoons, numerous little gullies, and different tidal flows close in. That has to be a good thing.

Agreed on giving it a couple of years, and time for the entrance and the lagoons to settle down, and you'll see Mullet, bass and flatties moving up there. That will take some time though as it's still carving itself a channel in and even now shingle and mud have covered and uncovered areas at the breach that a month ago weren't there :).

John.
If this was mitigation for the Bunn works, it looks like a big win for anglers and the RSPB. Those rock groynes are a season's study in themselves. Some of my favourite bass marks were lost when they removed the timber groynes a few years ago, but the stretch from the coastguard tower all the way down to the new inlet now has an amazing range of slopes, bed composition, structures and gullies. This looks like MMAD territory to me, so let's keep it to ourselves for now:secret:
 

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Bang on the money Nightwatchman. A relatively generic length of coastline is now transformed into a wildly more interesting place. Mind you, learning to fish it right might take some time and lost tackle.:)

If I had a kayak I would also fish just off the Bunn Leisure groyne arms and into the curve of the sea facing bit if that makes sense. On very low tides you can see the base of the groyne is littered with smaller rocks. Crab and small baitfish city I reckon.. a smorgasbord for Billy Bass.

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If this was mitigation for the Bunn works, it looks like a big win for anglers and the RSPB. Those rock groynes are a season's study in themselves. Some of my favourite bass marks were lost when they removed the timber groynes a few years ago, but the stretch from the coastguard tower all the way down to the new inlet now has an amazing range of slopes, bed composition, structures and gullies. This looks like MMAD territory to me, so let's keep it to ourselves for now:secret:
Wow, wow, and wow, it looks great along there, sort of lost on where to start, but im starting to think it will outbass the eastbeach which has been phenomenal for me/andy and my son so far in all our 12 trips ,11 successes the past few years, perhaps some of better size to chase, and rather than just ebb on the east bieng productive for bass, the west may hold them throughout the tide now!,
 
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