Gravesend In Search of Sole

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Gravesend In Search of Sole

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fished gravesend sea school up by clubbs pier with lee361 in search of his 1st dover sole. arrived at the ship an lobster at 5:15pm, quick pint then off we set for the 10min walk to the spot. half hour before low water we began to set up, lee fishing 2 rods with lug an rag an i set up 3 rods with lug an rag. rigs varied from 1 up 1 down, 3 hook flattie flapper and 3 hook wire boom rigs. hooks were from size 1 to 2 with 5oz grip leds.
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after hour with no action lee reels his 1st cast with 2 school bass on the same rig, good start to the day, straight back to my rods i go. about 2 hours pass and all is quiet, a fella to our left who turned up an hour ago has started hitting into some small sole on his size 6 hooks an rag, only got my 2s so not much chance of them size for me. 2 hours before high tide an my rod rattles an pulls the led out the mud, X( X( missed it, cast goes straight back in the same spot an rattles within 5 mins, rod pulls down hard then slacks off, this time its on, in comes a sole just over 10inchs :D

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after that it is quiet up until high tide when lee has a run of good knocks which results in his 1st dover sole, then another an then a 3rd all one after the other, nice one, mission accomplished :D :D as i reel in my last cast i get a small flounder, all fish have fallen to rag.
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all in all a well worth while session. :D



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Post by mrix »

Great when a plan comes together!
What a really great report and pics :)
very well done!
cheers
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Hi Jay, nice fish ,Sole are my thing good to see that they are arriving in the estuary, remember we talked about the small harbour rag a while back the ones that can be dug on Thamesmead flats and on my side Barking marshes........they are the killer bait !!!!!! for these fish and i assume that you are aware that soles feed nocturnaly but hey what do i know its plain to see that you caught these in daylight!!!!, well done good job.....JOLI

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Hi Jay,excellent session,report and pics well done lee on your 1st 2nd & 3rd sole. =D>

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GOOD REPORT AND GOOD PICTURES JAY AND A GREAT NIGHT.LOOK FORWARD TO DOING IT AGAIN SOON.THANKS THE SHADOW THATS 1 FISH TICKED OFF MY LIST OF FISH TO CATCH.

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Well done jay ,nice one mate we catch the sole on our side too,fishing seems to be on the up in this part of the thames at the moment . :D

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Well done Jay, great report mate =D>

Cheers macer :D

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at least someones catching.........good boy......

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well done jay,at least you caught your target species nice fish and it beats blanking

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outstanding report

good job mate

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well done jay and lee >:D<

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Post by Realytangled »

Nice photos and good report especially lee's PB, also good spot for sole is the flats at back of B&Q, rag seems to be the best bait, make sure you fish next to the flats as the bit by B&Q very snaggy.

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Re: Gravesend In Search of Sole

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jay180 wrote:fished gravesend sea school up by clubbs pier with lee361 in search of his 1st dover sole. arrived at the ship an lobster at 5:15pm, quick pint then off we set for the 10min walk to the spot. half hour before low water we began to set up, lee fishing 2 rods with lug an rag an i set up 3 rods with lug an rag. rigs varied from 1 up 1 down, 3 hook flattie flapper and 3 hook wire boom rigs. hooks were from size 1 to 2 with 5oz grip leds.
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after hour with no action lee reels his 1st cast with 2 school bass on the same rig, good start to the day, straight back to my rods i go. about 2 hours pass and all is quiet, a fella to our left who turned up an hour ago has started hitting into some small sole on his size 6 hooks an rag, only got my 2s so not much chance of them size for me. 2 hours before high tide an my rod rattles an pulls the led out the mud, X( X( missed it, cast goes straight back in the same spot an rattles within 5 mins, rod pulls down hard then slacks off, this time its on, in comes a sole just over 10inchs :D

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after that it is quiet up until high tide when lee has a run of good knocks which results in his 1st dover sole, then another an then a 3rd all one after the other, nice one, mission accomplished :D :D as i reel in my last cast i get a small flounder, all fish have fallen to rag.
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all in all a well worth while session. :D
>:) >:)

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Post by Cabrat »

Nice session,

Envious or what X( X( X( ha ha.

Out with Bob on the Carpe Diem Sat on the local marks should be good fun. LOL

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Post by stroodsue »

myself, merris999(mike) and the shadow (lee) are going ship n lobster on Wednesday morning for a go!!

well done on you catch!!

Sue

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