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Brighton Inshore Fishing - Catch report 16th February 2019

Originally, the forecast had just deteriorated too much for me to contemplate sailing, so the previous evening all bookings were cancelled. But it shocks me less and less when you wake up to see absolutely zero wind, and the forecast having been way off. I hastily posted on Facebook and was happy two of my regulars picked up the challenge. However, in common with a lot of people out fishing today, the seas were far less productive. Even from the beach there was a distinct drop in catches as I found out later. The wrecks also were not in the excellent form they had been in just a few days prior. Baby tides? Maybe. But perhaps one of those "sterile sea" situations I have banged on about befor

Brighton Inshore Fishing - Catch report 15th February 2019

Just a single sailing, with frequent flyer Mark on board, and new to BIF1 Ashley. With a month since my last sailing due to winds, I had no idea what to expect, other than plaice, which were most likely. But far from ideal plaice conditions, with a small tide, and sailing pretty much just before low meaning we wouldn't get much tidal flow. We set out, and initially had a little play on a cod spot. The first few should be making their way back from spawning any day, and then I hope to find consistent sport until they finally depart the inshore reefs towards the end of April. Alas, no cod. And conspicuously, one of the biggest changes, no whiting either to fill the gaps between better fish. I

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