Evening Trips

 

Black bream: (May – June)

Other species: undulate, spotted and small eyed rays, mackerel, bass, tope, garfish, conger eel, smoothound, wrasse.

Black bream are a perfect species to target on a short evening trip as the rock marks and reefs of Poole Bay and the Purbecks are only a short distance away. We usually leave between 1630 and 1700 for these trips and return around dark. We have always found that there is something about the time around dusk that brings the bream on the feed really hard compared to the rest of the day. Also a great way to relax after a long week at work by taking in the fantastic views, local wildlife and then steaming back to port under an amazing sunset.

Bait: rag worm, squid, mackerel (fresh mackerel can be caught and used as well).

Summer reef fishing: (July – August)

Target species: undulate rays, spotted and small eyed rays, mackerel, bass, tope, garfish, conger eel, smoothound, wrasse.

We start with some mackerel fishing to get the rods bending then anchor up for bait fishing for a wide variety of species.  These trips are an ideal introduction for younger anglers who will enjoy the shorter action packed trips.

Bait: rag worm, squid, mackerel (fresh mackerel can be caught and used as well).

Plaice: (August – October)

By-catch: turbot, brill, tope, small eyed rays, grey, tub and red gurnards, mackerel.

Plaice are a hard fighting fish that are found in abundance on the sandy areas of Poole Bay. They are also one of the best eating fish to be found in our waters. Similar to the sole fishing in that light tackle and small leads are a must if you want to get the most out of this. We fish for these on the drift. Departing around 1630 and returning 2130 around dark.

Bait: rag worm and raw king prawn.

Dover sole: (September – early November)

By- catch: guilthead bream, black bream, bass, plaice, dab, scad, silver eel, red mullet, smoothound, flounder.

This is a perfect trip for those anglers who don’t like to use much lead. Our sole fishing is in very shallow water so you never need more than 1 or 2 ounces to hold bottom. Light tackle is a must for this trip as there are plenty of hard fighting by-catch species to be had including the increasingly abundant guilthead bream. This type of fishing is all done at anchor. Departing at 1800 and returning around 2230.

Bait: rag worm

Tackle List (for all evening trips):

light rod, 12-20lb rod, 20lb mono, 40lb mono, size 2 and 4 small hooks, 1/0 kamasan , 4/0 kamasan, coloured beads, plaice spoon, assortment of 2oz – 16oz leads, assorted zip sliders, snap swivels and swivels, two – up bream rigs with size 2 hooks, 2 down bream rigs with size 2 hooks, size 6 hooks for sole, feathers.

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