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Off to wittering on friday.

Post by Phillb » Mon May 27, 2013 6:18 pm

Hi guys i'm back down to the wittering area on friday for a long weekend. Didn't have much luck last time, so i thought i would pick a few brains. Can any give any advice on venues, the closest one to me is east wittering or bracklesham and also how far ill need to cast.

Thanks for the help

Phil



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Post by eccles » Tue May 28, 2013 10:21 am

Well of course the water is very shallow and featureless off W.Wittering so not much chance of joy there. I think I would go towards Selsey or maybe even Pagham and it would be in the evening/night in order to find a bass or two.

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Post by Phillb » Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Thanks fo.r the advice eccles, what bait would you recomend?

Thanks
Phil

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Post by eccles » Tue May 28, 2013 8:47 pm

I always use lug or mackerel this time of year.

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Post by Phillb » Wed May 29, 2013 5:49 pm

Thanks eccles ill let you know how i get on. Hoping to catch the high tide on sunday and fish it down into the evening.

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Post by AndyH » Wed May 29, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi Philb,
From past experience when I lived at East Wittering I didn't have to cast far as the tide rip is very aggressive, catching Flatties, Bass, pouting and this was from the end of Shore road. don't know what the area is like now but give it a go after the holiday makers have gone to dinner, best time when it is high tide. if you can't fish Wittering try Selsey or Pagham as Eccles said, Bait Lug, Mackerel, and if find any Slipper limpets.
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Post by nthendpompey » Thu May 30, 2013 12:29 am

hopefully camping at selsey the wkend.so church norton for me for a smut in the evennbg saturday

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Post by Phillb » Fri May 31, 2013 11:04 am

thanks for the tips AndyH. I'll probably give selsey ago on Sundays evening tide.

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Post by Phillb » Fri May 31, 2013 11:08 am

hi nthendpompey the weekend looks great for camping. never been to church Norton, ill have a look over the weekend. I'll probably give west beach ago on Sundays high tide. kids have got one of those teacher trainings days so don't need to head back until Monday afternoon.

tight line on sat mate
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Post by Phillb » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:05 pm

Hi guys, made it out to selsey east beach on sunday, after recommendations from the tackle shop in selsey. Fish from 6:00pm til 10:00. Very weedy but managed to catch a small wrass (pictured) and two dogfish. The bait used was rag worm.

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Post by smallfry » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:11 pm

well done on the fish mate beats being stuck in doors especialy when its been so nice at last. what type of wrasse is it?
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Post by Phillb » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Hi
Im not 100% sure i thought it maybe a ballan wrasse, but it was quite dark green in colour. So i'm not so sure. Maybe someone here could id it. I was quite suprised to catch it i could they were only around rocky marks.

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