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Old 15 March 2009, 18:02   #1
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Was the right Plaice to go.

Not really an upcoming cruise, but had a little cruise today. Was a loverly Sunny one too!

Popped my head out of Portsmouth Harbour today for a little fishing trip out to the Blocks area by Horsesands Fort. I thought I'd be one of a few boats fishing, I was wrong. I counted 75 boats, absolutly unbelievable. I've never seen so many fishing in one area.

On first drop I had 2 Plaice, one was a 1.5lber and the other was a 2.5lber, then I had to wait two and a half hours for the next 2. Both weighed in at 2lb, sorry no photo's as I left the camera at home and telephone in the car

What a cracking day out and beats my last trip out last Wednesday, when I blanked.

Sorry I missed the cruise over to Wooten Creek yesterday, perhaps later in the year.
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What was your bait for those down your neck of the woods Andy ?
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Caught the first two on 5 day old rag I locally dug in Portsmouth Harbour and the other 2 on shop bought rag.

I have heard that a thin strip of Squid on the tip with rag up the shank and line works well to, but the plaice fishing hasn't really kicked off yet. Started this weekend really.
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that thin strip of squid really does work but we have just started catching a few plaice up on the solway using tesco's frozen peeled prawns-they seem to like them better than worms-and if ya dont catch plaice ya can always take the bait home and cook it
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that thin strip of squid really does work but we have just started catching a few plaice up on the solway using tesco's frozen peeled prawns-they seem to like them better than worms-and if ya dont catch plaice ya can always take the bait home and cook it
And I though Rag was expensive! How much do them Prawns cost you?
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And I though Rag was expensive! How much do them Prawns cost you?
Nothing if they're in 'place' of the fish that you would have caught!
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Hey, great catch! Potentially silly question: Will Plaice take a lugworm bait? What is the best type of ground/depth for them?
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Potentially silly answer: the depth of water that you're trolling over!
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I put them on the boat's food bill so the company pay for them!
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I put them on the boat's food bill so the company pay for them!
So next time you're in the Solent, you're taking me out for a meal
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