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What's is everyone's favourite target species & method,and why?

 

After a trip to the channel islands I've fell in love with bream fishing and the lighter the tackle the better 

Just can't beat that rattle rattle 

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A good bream on a small rod certainly does give a good account of itself. 
Fishing the solent, most fish are relatively small. So when a decent fish bites it’s always a pleasure. I’m not into eating fish too much so for me anything that fights back is what I’m after. A large conger, or a decent hound or tope. Rays are nice but don’t fight too much. 

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Sharks on the drift, absolute adrenaline rush. 
 

No. 2: uptiding for blondes. I can get to a Mark and have 40-50 a few hundred yards from the marina. All will be double figure some well over 20lb. Also a good chance of cod. It’s just such easy fishing, kettle on, pizza in oven, sausage rolls in oven, feet up 🙂 

No 3. Cod. Tastes great 😊 

no. 4: hounding. Can get too busy but I’m usually in shark country when these turn up.

No 5: Bream. It’s a 40-50 mile for the bream from Milford or Cardiff so tend to make a weekend of it. Do a bit of bassing/toping too 🙂 

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6 hours ago, Andy135 said:

Got to be the humble dogfish for me 🤭

The most welcome fish in the world on a barren session 👍

FFS, even Stevie wonder with his hands tied behind his back could catch them .................🤣

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1 minute ago, GPSguru said:

FFS, even Stevie wonder with his hands tied behind his back could catch them .................🤣

You obviously ain’t fished with Andy then 🤣

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10 minutes ago, GPSguru said:

FFS, even Stevie wonder with his hands tied behind his back could catch them .................🤣

You really should come to the July boat meet Ian. You’ll witness just how great Andy is at catching the humble dog. He doesn’t get called the 👨🏼‍🦰👽🐶🐟 for nothing you know. 

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1 minute ago, Saintly Fish said:

You really should come to the July boat meet Ian. You’ll witness just how great Andy is at catching the humble dog. He doesn’t get called the 👨🏼‍🦰👽🐶🐟 for nothing you know. 

He should have called his boat Battersea or kennel ...............🤣

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9 hours ago, Hooked1980 said:

What's is everyone's favourite target species & method,and why?

 

After a trip to the channel islands I've fell in love with bream fishing and the lighter the tackle the better 

Just can't beat that rattle rattle 

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We dont get a whole lot of Bream here, but catching Wreck Pollock has to rank as one of my favourite pass times ..............

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21 minutes ago, GPSguru said:

FFS, even Stevie wonder with his hands tied behind his back could catch them .................🤣

I just called.... to say... I love them 🐶🎣

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On a more serious note, big conger are fun, and bass on light lure gear. I spent a few seasons lure fishing for bass from shore and really enjoyed the watercraft that goes into catching a bass on a lure.

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For me in no particular order

Tope - Uptiding

Conger - For the fight

Blondes rays - They can put up a good show on the right gear

Bream on light gear

Not a particular fan of Cod fishing I'm hoping the growing numbers of Spurdogs are going to allow me to concentrate on them in the future rather than chasing Unicorns

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16 minutes ago, Scotch_Egg2012 said:

Not a particular fan of Cod fishing

What! You mean you don't enjoy blanking in the freezing cold?? 🤣

I have to agree. So few of them about now that we fish for them more in hope than expectation...

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1 Sharking on the drift

2 Bassing with livebaits

3 Wrecking with lures

4 Mixed fishing at anchor uptiding hounds, rays, conger, unicorns, tope.

5 Drifting for plaice, turbot, rays on banks

I love it all and wouldn't want to just do 1 style all the time and like a bit of variation

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On 1/16/2021 at 2:20 PM, Odyssey said:

Sharks on the drift, absolute adrenaline rush. 
 

No. 2: uptiding for blondes. I can get to a Mark and have 40-50 a few hundred yards from the marina. All will be double figure some well over 20lb. Also a good chance of cod. It’s just such easy fishing, kettle on, pizza in oven, sausage rolls in oven, feet up 🙂 

No 3. Cod. Tastes great 😊 

no. 4: hounding. Can get too busy but I’m usually in shark country when these turn up.

No 5: Bream. It’s a 40-50 mile for the bream from Milford or Cardiff so tend to make a weekend of it. Do a bit of bassing/toping too 🙂 

I'm with you on all fronts there, bar the sharks, they have never really interested me

Where abouts do you go for Bream from Cardiff and Milford, I assume it's over the other side and pretty central to both ?

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2 hours ago, jonnyswamp said:

I'm with you on all fronts there, bar the sharks, they have never really interested me

Where abouts do you go for Bream from Cardiff and Milford, I assume it's over the other side and pretty central to both ?

I head to Swansea. Fish off langland reef. May/June can be good as can late August. If you get a shoal it’s great fun 🙂 

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