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Spring Cod

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 31, 2015

Spring Cod, Mackerel Plaice, they have all turned up on Chesil over the past couple of weeks. Ricky Piranhas took advantage of a break in the weather, and fished a rough Chesil to manage one of the spring Codling that we often see at this time of year. The spring run normally only lasts a couple of [...]

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Bass Mick

The most significant change in Sea Angling history – A 3 Bass daily limit

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 30, 2015

One of the most significant changes to affect recreational sea anglers came into place at midnight last night. The EU, have imposed a 3 fish limit for recreational anglers fishing for Bass in most of the UK, North Western France and the Netherlands. The map below shows in blue, the area that the limit has [...]

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The Mackerel are back on Chesil.

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 27, 2015

Are the Mackerel back on Chesil yet? Oh yes! Forget the Plaice, the Mackerel are back To say I am happy to see the first of the Mackerel return after winter is an understatement. I know many of you are fixated on Plaice at the moment, but to me the return of the Mackerel is [...]

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Sandbanks the “Plaice” to be

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · March 26, 2015

Further to my reports on the early plaice caught in February. This March has seen an explosion in the amount of plaice being landed both in numbers and size. All along the stretch of sandbanks from the jazz cafe to the harbour entrance. Plaice close to 4lb are being weighed in. I also heard of [...]

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Spring tides are not always the best tides to fish.

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 23, 2015

A lot of people think that big spring tides are the best tides for fishing, well this weekend proved that it is not true for marks such as Chesil. What should have been a good weekend of Plaice fishing, turned out to be not so good for most people. The tide was moving so fast [...]

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Seatrout

It is not all about the Plaice

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 20, 2015

I know that Plaice fishing is in the forefront of most anglers mind at the moment, and I am certain that it is going to be busy from Abbotsbury to Cogden this weekend. With this in mind I have written a separate article just on Plaice which you can find at the bottom of the [...]

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Plaice fishing on Chesil Beach

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 20, 2015

Plaice fishing seems to be on everyones mind at the moment, and I have had loads of emails asking where is the best place to fish on Chesil for Plaice. Well you could do what Richard Lake did and head towards Ferrybridge, where he landed this Plaice, which was surprisingly plump and in great condition.  [...]

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Fishing around Poole in the next few months

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · March 17, 2015

I fished sandbanks last Saturday over the large spring tides. Hoping to bag myself an early spring plaice. All I ended up with was a small scorpion fish. These small fish are not poisonous but carry some wicked spines around the head and dorsal fin. It is best to use pliers or a disgorger,  or use [...]

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Are the Plaice back on Chesil yet?

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 16, 2015

Good news, the Plaice have started to return to Beaches all along the South Coast after their winter spawning. I was pretty sure that they would start to show in numbers towards the end of this week, but it seems I was a week out on my forecast, as quite a few were caught at [...]

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Thin Lip Mullet

The Mullet are back.

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 13, 2015

Mullet fishing in the harbour, could be one of my highlights this weekend. I have heard reports from a reliable source that the Thin Lipped Mullet have moved back into Weymouth harbour. This fills me with excitement, as I love fishing for Mullet, especially with lures. I have included the main part of an article [...]

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Seaspin Stria 95 – Review

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · March 11, 2015

My second lure review and my second review on a Seaspin lure, and no I’m not on the payroll they just make good reasonably priced lures which are a bit different. So what is it about the Stria that makes it different, quite simply its wiggle!. Even at slow retrieves this lure puts on a serious [...]

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