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Dorset 2017

spearoeddy

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No, definitely a herring.

You should never pull the trigger on a fish unless you know what it is.

Spearfishing must be both selective and sustainable.

I have an uncomfortable phone call to make to the man in question.


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Selenium

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Mar 14, 2017
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had a run down to the purbecks at the beginning of the week.... really patchy vis.. some areas as little as 2 m other areas up to 5 m

Managed a couple of lobsters, a fat mullet, a decent Pollock and some flatties.

sorry no pics this time as i was in a big rush...
 

Paul M

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This forum looks so quiet! Is this because everybody moved to Facebook?
Lately, I have done some dips along Jurassic Coast. Last Monday night me and my buddy launched small inflatable boat in Swanage and motored it to Old Harry's Rock. Sea was calm and warm (17 C), visibility very good - 5-to 7m. Not many fish spotted. I only managed to take one 45cm Sea Bass. Saw some small flat fish and several small bass. My buddy got the same size bass and big brown crab. After 2,5 hrs we moved to Studland Bay looking for bigger flatties along the beach. Nothing was found. And the visibility under water was only 2- 3m.
Yesterday I went on my own to Gad Cliff. Sea surface was very choppy but I was surprised with very good visibility - from 6m over the weeds to 8m over stony bottom. I saw only 3 small Mullet.
Last Thursday I dove around Gad Cliff with the same result. Where is all the fish gone?
 
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Selenium

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Mar 14, 2017
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Wow, quite a catch then! How big was the Topknot, I have never seen one quite big enough to take.
The topknot was 21.5 cm... 22 at a push.

I don't really recommend for you to take any.. it was not great eating at all.. I'd choose flounder over it any time of the day and that should say a lot as I don't fancy flounder too much ( kids love it tho )

I just plainly grilled the topknot to feel it's particular taste.
 

Selenium

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Mar 14, 2017
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Following 2 days of glorious weather I decided to try Bournemouth bay last night.. in the water for just about 3 hours . From 10.30 pm till about 1 am. Had 2 bass about 3 lb each and a similar sized mullet, 2 cuttlefish and missed on a larger mullet because it came too close lol !
 

Brett Garrett

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Tried a new spot today lots of activity, fairly sizeable fish around, laid still in the string weed and got a bass in the bag. Just under 2lb. Vis about 5 mts, wish I had taken the 75 in to give me more range.
 
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