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Off to wittering on friday.

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:18 pm
by Phillb
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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:21 am
by eccles
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.

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm
by Phillb
Thanks fo.r the advice eccles, what bait would you recomend?

Thanks
Phil

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:47 pm
by eccles
I always use lug or mackerel this time of year.

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:49 pm
by Phillb
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.

Cheers
Phil

The Witterings

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:54 pm
by AndyH
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.
Andy H

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:29 am
by nthendpompey
hopefully camping at selsey the wkend.so church norton for me for a smut in the evennbg saturday

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:04 am
by Phillb
thanks for the tips AndyH. I'll probably give selsey ago on Sundays evening tide.

phil

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:08 am
by Phillb
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
Phil

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:05 pm
by Phillb
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.

Phil

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:11 pm
by smallfry
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?
cheers ian

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:31 pm
by Phillb
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.

Cheers
Phil