Latest Fishing Reports: Mistress Linda

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  • 04/12/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    4 Dec 2018 by Philip Higgins

    After a week of gales yesterday offered a weather window, the day was always going to be difficult as it was a very good friends funeral which at the appropriate time a 2 minute silence was observed for him. The bites started immediately and carried on all day even through the hardest part of the tide with plenty of Whiting, Dogfish, Pout and more Congers. The sea was remarkable calm after all the weather we have had and it was lovely and warm a real pleasure to be out there. As the tide eased we landed 2 lovely Bass falling to Kim and Wayne and the Whiting size increased. Again the next few days are a washout but keep looking at the weather and as soon as it calms down I will be going I have spaces most days so if you fancy a trip please call and I will do my best to get you out on the day of your choice.
    Tight Lines

    Philip Higgins

  • 25/11/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    25 Nov 2018 by Philip Higgins

    Due to the series of strong winds we have endured for the last few weeks fishing has been very limited and I have earned loads of ‘brownie points’ at home. When we have managed to get afloat the fishing has been good with plenty of Whiting ranging from small to medium, lots of Conger Eels up to 12lb many not much bigger than a common eel which bodes well for the future, the usual dogfish, pout and the odd ray but as a bonus some quality Pollack have been caught with the latest falling to Mark Turner using light tackle aimed at Whiting weighing in at a respectable 13lb. The Cod have yet to arrive but the other fish will keep you on your toes with an average of a fish every other drop. If you are available and fancy a trip please call.

  • 28/10/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    28 Oct 2018 by Philip Higgins

    The last 3 days fishing have been in strong North West then North and today in North East winds with some gusts up to 28 kts over the cliffs but the fishing has been exceptional for the time of year with 50 plus Plaice every day along with loads of big Garfish, Gurnards and a few Black and Gilthead Bream. The conditions under the cliffs with the wind in these directions affords us plenty of shelter and the anglers have enjoyed the fishing although breezy and cold the closeness to shore means it is calm. Once the weather settles our attention will turn to Cod and Whiting so wrap up warm and come and join us.

  • 21/10/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    21 Oct 2018 by Philip Higgins

    This week has been a bit unpredictable the early part of the week the water was so coloured that it affected the fishing but as the week progressed the water cleared and normal fishing was resumed with some quality fish inc a superb 21lb 12 ozs Undulate Ray for new angler Wayne. Yesterday we went offshore and found plenty of Tope ,Eels , small Pollack and a few Bream which unlike previous years were smaller than expected. Today we ventured out to try something new and found plenty of quality Plaice and some early Channel Whiting. Since the Bass restrictions have been lifted we have not landed one over the boat imposed size of 46cms so their have been a few lucky fish returned. It has been refreshing to see the Whiting come in early and the size has been better than usual for the start.
    More updates to follow

  • 26/09/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    26 Sep 2018 by Philip Higgins

    Plaice fishing today was phenomenal with over 150 being landed by 5 anglers. The average size was just about legal landing size but only 14 fish over 33 cm were kept many lucky Plaice exceeding that size were released as the lads enjoyed the fishing but did not want to take anymore home

  • 25/08/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    25 Aug 2018 by Philip Higgins

    The last few days have seen the Mistress Linda fishing in the Swash Channel and along the beaches, the results have been excellent with plenty of Bream up to 1lb 12ozs and small to medium Plaice. On a short evening trip the Sunseeker team were treated to a couple of hours full on Bream fishing with over 50 being landed along with a few Mackeral. Excess weed has restricted fishing the Swash for most of the tide but if you time it to miss the weed the results are worth it. Local club Albion SAC decided to try for a Trigger Fish to no avail but fishing along the beaches landed lots of Plaice, Bream, Gurnard and a few Red Mullet the best weighing in at 1lb 6ozs caught by Keith Trim.

  • 16/08/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    16 Aug 2018 by Philip Higgins

    what a change to the weather today, earlier in the week it was all sunshine today it was full waterproofs and boots but the fishing continued to be steady. Over the past few days because of the big tides we choose to stay inshore and enjoy the good Plaice fishing with the best touching 3lb 4ozs, in amongst the Plaice some good size Bream have been landed including a few Giltheads. There seems to be an abundance of small Tub Gurnards along the beaches and the usual pesky baby bream.
    On the banks some good ray action has kept people busy with Kim B again out fishing hubby Jamie and landing an Undulate of over 15lb and after a few trips dogfish free they have returned, for us Mackeral have been very patchy and on a couple of days we did not see any so if you do find them make sure you get some for the coming winter months.
    For the next few weeks my main focus turns to Trigger Fish as I love catching these incredible fighting fish and many of my anglers have also become hooked (pardon the pun) and enjoy chasing them.
    all the best

  • 24/07/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    24 Jul 2018 by Philip Higgins

    Apologies for the long gap in reports, all of my attention lately has been focused on the proposed MCZs that could affect fishing in my area. Just a quick catch up with more to follow soon
    What a spell of weather we are having with blue skies and calm seas, off to sea there are plenty of Tope and good size Bull Huss to play with, we seemed to be pestered with small strap eels as well which bodes well for the future. Closer to home some excellent Plaice have been landed along with plenty of Gurnards and pesky little bait robbing Bream.
    Back soon

  • 01/07/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    1 Jul 2018 by Philip Higgins

    To all Anglers and Skippers
    if you want to protect the right to fish for Bream within the Southbourne Rough, Poole Rocks and from Old Harry to Ringstead Bay areas (poss up to 6k from the shore) you need to respond to the DEFRA MCZ consultation paper, trying to fill the online version does not allow you enough space to voice your thoughts please send in letters before 20th July 2018 re socio economic looses to the areas and what it would mean to you to not fish these areas.
    It all helps as the data presented is not accurate and no stock level assessments have been carried out so they have no point from which to start the Bream recovery or any idea to where it end, other areas are set to follow.
    thank you for your support

  • 17/06/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    17 Jun 2018 by Philip Higgins

    The last few days have been frustrating with the strong winds and big tides we have endured but we have still manged to find fish for the anglers mainly Bream, Tope, Rays and Dogs. it has been good to see Mackeral starting to be caught on a regular basis. Inside the harbour as evening sets in some good smoothhound fishing has been had not big fish but plenty of fun in shallow water.

    More next week

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