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as per the tittle , not in great numbers but i went down south parade pier for a hour ish bang on high water and had 2 + a gar and gar following every other cast.

Finaly summer is on the way :D



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Thanks Jim thats the best news i've heard for a while looking forward to getting out the weekend now :) things should really start to pick up :D

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Post by gnasher »

my tally for the pier this afternoon was---
11 mackerel.
4 bass (returned to sea) 2 caught within the first 10 mins.
1 weaver fish.
using feathers.
happy days.
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Good result especially for the nice,well done on the return mate.

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Post by trublue111 »

Gar's???? never caught one, what are the best way to get one? float fish sandeel, mackie?? brilliant, got to be worth a go early morning over the weekend...

great report, thanks very much!!!

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Post by riki_79 »

I tend to use 2 size 2 or 4 hooks with a strip of ether mackeral or sandeel on a running float set to varying depths. & lightest gear possible, they're loads of fun to catch and really tasty too (you can even eat their bones whiuchh are green if you fry them up separately)

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if im targetting the gar then its a size 4 on light float gear with a small ( and i mean small ) strip of mackeral ,

Obviously you can catch them on feathers but it'll take you 10mins atleast to untangle them after X(

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Can't wait till the mackeral arrive down here :D

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brilliant, thank you chaps!!! would you bother with a ground bait? are they close into the pier or a little further out ?? think i'll go down with really light bass or spinning gear..

with regard to ground bait, mackie and bread crumb to bulk it out?

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no need to ground bait it , and even if you tried with the tide ripping through there at high water it would end up in the dockyard in about 2mins ,

and yea they are within about 10feet of the pier and under it .

Also on another note , im not 100% sure but it seems astho they have now marked fishing areas on the main pier , any1 that is a regular to the pier will know it as the bay area , yes they are finaly letting us fish there :D

so just double check where you are setting up

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thank you mate, much appreciated!!

so where about's would i be most likely to catch a few gars and the odd mackie? i have only ever fished the pier once a few years back at night, we fished the top of the pier on a lower deck?! if this makes any sense..

aiming to get down early sunday morning, are they still doing the tickets? can i pay when i'm down there? also is there any restrictions on times to fish there?

thanks again

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( this is all for about 2 hours either side of high tide)

Just found a arial pic of the pier , and added the red bits :P , these are the prime area's for the mackeral and Gar's , just a flick out away from the pier and letting the tide bring it back towards it ( paying attention to were you feathers / float is at all times as it will end up snagged on the pier extremely fast )

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Also the 2 red areas marked on the main pier are also the new fishing areas , but i'd double check this again.

as for the ticket , you may get lucky as the guy doesnt always turn up 100% of the time but if he does it 2.50 per adult and the 1.00 per extra rod.

hope this all helps B-)

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Post by bassfly »

They are also starting to show in the harbour entrances.

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Post by trublue111 »

thank you chaps, hats off to you all for the help! Jim you're a star..

will report as to how I got on..

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