two sussex bass over two short morning sessions..

went out Saturday AM to take the fiiish minnow for a swim up the river, after a couple of hours casting nothing so I put on a patchinko100 in 500g and retrieved it threw a group of mullet when it was hit by a schoolie of about 1lb , Saturday night a had a few drinks with friends and went to bed …

Fiiish Crazy Sandeel.

Our shop has just got these in and they are really doing the business for bass here. I’ve always been a Xorus Sayori fan, made my own for years and they’ve done me very well. But side by side with the Fiiish sandeel and they come a very poor second. The swimming action is very subtle with the…

Bad news, good news?

Earlier in the season we really started to gather some momentum, picking up fish on different marks and plucking over 30 from one particular spot having worked out the optimum tides and feeding times.

However, as seems to be the case with everyone else, the fishing slowly started to nosedive and after a 16 hour all night session, including our prolific mark last night, without a touch, a new low has been hit.

Thing is it’s not just the bass that have gone, we have places where mullet and trout splash around in numbers, marks where huge quantities of bait line the rocks during the flooding tide and mackerel smash them into the rocks, they are all dead as a dodo, it’s like winter has returned.

It would be easy to blame netters and overfishing but IN MY OPINION it isn’t just them as how would that effect the other things?

So, its dire isn’t it? literally thousands wasted on cars, fuel, missis annoyed, boss annoyed, tired all the time and all for a big fat nothing.

Well I disagree, if the fishery is to cock due to inordinate climate (first record storms, now boiling calm weather) and the bass have gone elsewhere it’s not just us lure guys that our feeling it now and as mark333 says, a bad year for the fishermen, good year for the Bass. If it takes a barren year, or two, or three, to help the spiky fellows long term then I for one don’t mind flogging a dead horse for a bit.

Opinions please, I may be off the mark but I have been out over 70 times over the past 2 years and this is what I believe, or is it want to believe.


Been fishing the estuary for a while now and it’s been very slow. Moved north cornwall way last year from the other coast and can’t seem to catch in what seems like better marks….anyone got any tips on fishing estuarys? Been mixing it up with hard and softs, should maybe stick to one till I get…

the pupil beats the master at last

Thurs night out on the river with. Graham hill and it happened fishing an incoming tide me and the Geeman fished a hundred yards apart and i hit some fish big rise to the claw missed it crap then reeling in after a cast the rod just went over no splashey take.the fish just sucked it in .then bored…

Buying lures

Where is the best place to buy lures from….ie, best selection and decent price. Was a shop here where I live, but unfortunatly he has now closed

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