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'... I caught 11 mackerel yesterday'

My recent results have been poor. In fact rubbish would be a better description. Not helped by fishing neap tides in the harbours when all the evidence points to big tides are required to bring the bass in. Mullet on the other hand have been around in numbers that I haven't seen for many a year - just wish someone could find an SP that they would take!

Two mornings ago driving along the sea front on the way to work I couldn't help notice the gulls working the shoreline. You have mackerel gull action and then you have bass gull action, and this was definitely the later as they were sat in the water waiting for the bait fish to be driven to the surface by the bass. This is only the second year I have seen this occur along our beach in over 40 years of fishing so it does bode well for the future as most of these bass are juveniles.

The plan was to work a late start the following day and hope that they would hang around for the next 24 hours, so yesterday I was up and out and arri…

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