May Rot .... affecting fishing

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May Rot .... affecting fishing

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The May Rot has lasted longer this year than most, mainly because of the high pressure and lack of wind to stir up the sea. The prevailing South Westerley's have been replaced by North Easterly's this Spring and with the cliffs protecting the inshore waters the seas have been very calm on average.

There is a lot of algae suspended in the water and this has now turned brown and has started to smell, it affects the inshore from high water to 250m offshore. With hot sunny weather forecast for the next week it will only get worse. Bathers and swimmers are not encouraged to swim in the foul water at present and if they do enter the sea they should shower off immediately.

Prawners have reported very few prawns in the rock pools as a result of the present conditions between Saldean & Rottingdean. Therefore, the dirty water condition has prevented the fry and small fish coming inshore and subsequently no mackerel or bass are evident.

Remeber there is currently a NO BASS to be taken, being enforced by Fisheries Protection.

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Re: May Rot .... affecting fishing

Post by mrix »

Thanks for the heads up much appreciated ::g

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