First trip out this month, and the weather on Sunday 17th was magnificent. There were a few mackerel at Dean’s Tail so I had a few fresh ones for bait. I had relied on Easytide to plan my day and it was significantly out – the Southsea Marina site is much more accurate. The result was, I only had six hours to play with so I opted for the trusty New Grounds which always produces something. The something this time was a bass of 7lb 12oz

I used raw prawns on one rod and although I caught a smoothound as planned, the wretched starfish kept gobbling the prawns.



The rest of the tally was more mackerel, scad, dogfish and three rays. I can’t quite decide what this one is: