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  • After many years of campaigning by the likes of B.A.S.S and the Angling Trust the EC have finally recognised the folly of allowing commercial trawling during the spawning season! In an unprecedented move they have banned palegic trawling with immediate effect in the North, Irish and Celtic Seas as well as the Channel Islands. “The [...]

  • Plenty of Pollock being caught from the shore including the open beaches. Chesil fished pretty much as I expected it would this past weekend, with a few Codling, plenty of Whiting, Pout, Dogfish and a few Conger. I did hear of a nice double figure Thornback Ray come from Ferrybridge. The [...]

  • As I mentioned on Friday,  I couldn’t make it to the beach this weekend. But did manage to walk the dog around Baiter on Saturday morning. I met a couple of guys fishing and they had a couple of small flounder between them and confirmed that they are still about. [...]

  • To my astonishment Poole harbour still continues to produce quality fish. A club match in the week at baiter saw flounders caught up to 2lb! The numbers were slightly down. Not the 70 plus fish that were caught last month and the month before. But still a few to keep [...]

  • There is only one story that everyone is talking about this week and it is the monster Conger that was landed from the Ferrybridge area of Chesil. It was caught by Steve Fedrick who landed it on a 4/0 Pennel rig baited with Mackerel and Prawn. The fish took almost half [...]

  • A very cold Saturday evening saw me and Martin fishing the sandbanks section of poole harbour. This was meant to be our last flounder session of the year but what I experienced made me think twice!! I would have expected the flounder to have started to move offshore to spawn by [...]

  • The past few days have been perfect examples of why I love fishing so much. On Friday I managed  to land my 300th Codling of the winter season. Then yesterday, I was out on the boat and managed to land an 8lb Bass on a lure on the second drift. [...]

  • This weekend may well be the last decent fishing session of the winter, and even then there are no guarantee’s. This is a quick report this morning, as iI am actually writing it sat on Chesil. The conditions are perfect. Coloured water, almost no wind, and only about 1m waves. [...]