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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:22 pm
by Metalmark
Hi All,

Have just joined and thought I would just introduce myself, My Name is Mark, myself and my 2 sons have just started Sea fishing (myself returning after some 15 years of carping)....

We have fished a couple of marks now with very little success such as Hurst Point, Netley Victoria Country Park and Town Quay last weekend.

I have been reading loadsa articles on here and was kinda hoping someone could share some info as to where we could go, what tactics & baits to use for the above venues in order to improve our catch rate? Any info would be greatly appreciated and certainly boost my kids confidence in me as there Dad taking them on these rather Blank Excursions accross Hampshire!

Cheers Mark

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:29 pm
by flattiefanatic
Welcome to the forums m8y. I would give warsash beach a go m8. Good size smoothounds coming out there ;)

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:45 am
by Nautical
Hi Mark, Magazine lane (Marchwood) is easy to fish but you need to reel in fast to avoid the snags. There should be sole, dogs, small hounds and pout there.

For Hounds, as already mentioned Warsash (Cowes Lane) can fish well with the added bonus that it generally doesn't get crowed with other anglers searching for them. You will need crab, my favourite when I can get them is soft spiders otherwise peelers, hard backs or hemit.

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:35 pm
by eccles
Hi mate there is quite a learning curve to go through with sea fishing which is far more challenging than carping will ever be. I still recall that it took me around two years of effort before I began to catch decent fish but keep it up because that first 5 lb bass is a tremendous thrill. I would advise that you try some night fishing as soon as possible because almost all sea fish come inshore after dark. Also have a look here:

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:20 pm
by manic_muppet
Hi, welcome to the site, Theres always some ready to help (unless no one knows the answer) and you might get to meet a few peeps, theres nothing better than fishing with someone in the know. Cheers...Mick

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:34 pm
by flattiefanatic
I will be honest though. After years of sea fishing i much prefer the carp ;)

Classic example why i love carp fishing Image ;)

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:56 pm
by nthendpompey
theres a seperate forum for you puddle bashers stu :D :D .did u get that for your birthday mate.

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:07 pm
by Stiggy

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:18 am
by rabbi2
Looking at the map that you have inserted, Calshot looks to be a promising venue, especially just on the inside of the point. I don't know the area so I.m only guessing that it could be a good holding point for flatties and whiting.
keith :D :D

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:35 am
by flattiefanatic
nthendpompey wrote:theres a seperate forum for you puddle bashers stu :D :D .did u get that for your birthday mate.
Was last years fish m8, hoping to beat that this year. 30lb here i come ;)

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:29 am
by wannacatch1
Well done Stiggy I am sure that will help a lot of us I can tell you it has me m8. :D :D ;)



Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:33 am
by Metalmark
Thx all for your input.... i will def be giving a few of those marks a bash.

Am i right in assuming theres no point in fishing at low tide then either coz i always seem to fancy some fishing but look at tides and when i want to go its always low tide?

If thats not the case where would you suggest?


Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:26 pm
by Stiggy
You can fish a few at low water, Lepe deap water is a low water mark only as the tide is too strong once its over the spit. Its a bit of a walk but I've been so busy there fishing we have been running up and down the beach.

Also you can fish Hillhead at low water, there is a spit there on the right hand side of the wall that will catch at low, either Hounds or ray if in season.

I've not tried gilkicker or Stokes at low but I suspect that they can produce fish if the bait and timing is correct.


Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:54 am
by Metalmark

Thx mate, how do i get to HillHead? What baits n tactics would you suggest and how far out do you need to fish etc?




Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:33 pm
by Metalmark
I fished hillhead (I think) last night.... I ended up at hillhead carpark with a rotary club building in it. ****IS THIS THE RIGHT PLACE TO FISH****???

Fished a couple of hours before and a couple after, one rod with Peelers cast out approx 120-140 yds and one out approx 70 yds with Rag.

Not a sniff , but what a lovely smooth flat calm couple of hours.