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  • Robin Howard (a.k.a. Fishyrob)

Brighton Inshore Fishing - Catch report 2nd August 2018

A few of these around today

First reasonable conditions since the weekend, although first sailing of the day, with Nick and Louis, was sadly a little coloured close in. I tried where I knew the fish would be, and saw plenty, but the colour really was just a little too much. I tried a few spots further west, but it soon became obvious that we would need to be on the more offshore reefs to be sure the fish were spotting the lures.

Here we were much more successful. Some smaller bass landed, as well as plenty of jumbo mackerel, and very sadly, no less than three very good bass lost. One literally hit so hard the strike smashed everything, one of the issues with fishing tight and straight - zero give in the rig. One dropped off due to a little to little pressure on the rod, and the last, simply unlucky. Dropped off just before we got a view.

Just the last sailing was booked today, so I popped out in the intervening period, and happily, with the ebb tide, found some clear water, with good fishing. So, when Robert and Gary arrived, I headed them straight out there. Not as frantic, but still plenty of action. I think we made double figures before we headed for the mackerel. Biggest only around 3lb, but the guys were there as Kayak anglers looking to get confident on their techniques, so the results were simply a bonus. A very nice day considering the issues, and tomorrow, looks absolutely perfect with some spaces on all sailings. 07970 112774 to get on board.

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