We are all frustrated by the poor weather and poor fishing this year. Don’t forget, Southsea Marina Fishing Show on 30th April which if last year’s event is anything to go by, will be great fun – and free!

Plaice are beginning to show in the usual places, but not many chances to catch them!

Dave was out on 3rd:

” As the wind/direction has not been good to us of late we decided to head west for a change. Our party of 3 boats (Jambo – Fish On – Jenny G) headed for a mark we had not fished for a while. We all got into fish ranging from: Dog’s – Whiting – Pout and Skate (4). Alan won the prize for the smallest fish of the day…. The biggest was a thornback at 16lb 8oz, however Andy on Fish On said his was 17lb but he would say anything to beat me!!!!! Not a good day but at least we managed to get out.”

Sunday 17th was kind weather-wise but not so great fish-wise. Like many others I chose to stay inshore after plaice and bream, and caught neither. Plenty of whiting and dogfish though! Plaice are still around in ones and twos, and the first bream are being caught but not in good numbers yet. Further out expect to find rays, strap conger and the usual hangers-on. I heard of two late cod caught, and a stray mackerel so anything can happen.