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Post by waggoner »

As I am new to fishing can anyone advise where I can find out what fish appear and when, in Southwest coastal waters. Thanks.

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Post by BigFootSam »

Hi Waggoner,

I,m not an expert but now is a good time for Bass. Cast just beyond the breakers using any bait. West Bexington is good in the evening at high tide. Mackerel are moving out now. Autumn and earley winter are one of the best times for Whiting and Codling. Night fishing is best. Again, Chesil beach is one of the best places. Visit the Magicseaweed websit to check out conditions. Dont bother if there is a strong S SW W wind. Very hard to hold the bottom when it is rough.

Hope this helps.


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Post by Paulo774 »

Hi Waggoner,

There is a good page in this book:

The Fox Modern Guide to Sea Fishing: Shore Edition

It shows all the common UK species and when they are about.

If you are new to fishing, it's also full of other useful information about gear, bait, venues etc...

Tight lines! :)


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Post by scads01 »

october produces gar and pollack in st ives/ cornwall.

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Post by Skids21 »

From the Shore
Bass from mid April to end of November.
Coal fish from Jan to April.
Cod from Jan to April.
Conger All the year round.
Dab Jan to April.
Flounder Jan to middle March.
Garfish from May to October.
Mullet form May to October.
Mackerel from April to December.
Plaice from April to end of November.
Pollack from End of April to middle November.
Pouting From middle of Feb to middle of December.
Ray S Eyed From June to December.
Ray Thorn from April to end of October.
Ray Spotted from June to middle of November.
Ray Blond from June to end of November.
Turbot from June to end of November.
Whiting from middle Jan to end of April.
Wrasse from middle of may to middle of November.

Please note that this is only a rough guide as there are so many variables , wind, tide and weather. this is aimed at the newcomer to sea fishing.

This was in the general section

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