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  • Robin Howard (a.k.a. Fishyrob)

Brighton Inshore Fishing - Catch report 24th November 2018 - C.A.T. 58

1st sailing, and it was out with my new BIF1 addicts, Luke and Phil. Once more we attempted the cod spot, once more it seemed sterile. It took me less time to declare a move on, and we headed inshore and west. It was a good move. Bass were there, and amongst a lot of smalls we found just one better fish. However, at this time of year, takes are just as important as size for keeping smiles on faces. Especially in the totally wet and cold conditions we were enduring (remember if you are coming on BIF1 she IS a totally open boat. You will need waterproofs that are also good at keeping wind off, and lots of layers underneath. Waterproof gloves also a great idea...

We also got quite a few bangs that did not hook up. I wondered if it might be whiting, or even squid. After saying goodbye to the guys, and heading back out with Mark, Dean, Guy and Ian, I returned to the same area. Still fish there. Lots of small bass. More wrasse as well. Indeed, Mark, who is now super trained in the art of knowing what his lure is up to, was top rod by a considerable margin. no less than six wrasse, plus a bonus coddie, as well as many bass falling to his rod. His use of his finger to detect interest, is quite excellent, and it really shows in his results.

As the light dropped away, we suddenly had more of the un-connectable bites. I called Squid, confirmed when Guy snagged a wee one on his HTO MIghty Minnow. Ian swappped to a squid jig, and instantly connected. I managed a big one on the Mighty Minnow, swapped to a jig and nailed another. Six squid graced the livebait well, when the alarm sounded end of session, and the quickly descending gloom meant we could not stay out any longer.

I have three spaces available for a 1200 sailing on Monday. I expect a good variety of fish, and we will again try for squid perhaps in the last hour. Foodies are most welcome aboard, as there is some amazing variety perfect for keeping your loved one happy that you really do go fishing... 07970 112774 to get on board...

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