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Old 30 July 2008, 16:53   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: watford
Boat name: The Bandit &
Make: Hunton Rib
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 8.1 Mercruisers
Join Date: Feb 2007
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Originally Posted by MarkWildey View Post
You've got a nice spot to fish off Hengistbury Head. Three options

1) Stay in close to the groyne and watch for Grey Mullet as they go in and out of the rocks. Had a nice 5-7ib one a few years back. There's some sandy ground just off the groyne so there might be some flat fish as well.

2) Swim off about 200m onto the mussel beds and look for Bass as they cruise between the rocks. Some friends of mine had a huge catch of Bass their a few years ago.

3) Swim further out to where there are big flat slabs of rock, 40-50ft, and look under them for Lobsters

We used to park at Mudeford and swim across the entrance, invariably when it was flooding in or out which was quite exciting and walk up to the head, fish there and drift down. A friend of mine did this one night on springs and was swept down to Highcliffe and had to walk back

Also if you swim off the beach, slightly west of Hengistbury Head, where the car park is there are some man made reefs ( take some finding ) and have seen Bass round them as well.


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Old 31 March 2010, 17:00   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: dorset
Boat name: orange dingy
Make: humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: 130yam 2stroke pet
Join Date: Mar 2010
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yer i am in the same kind of situation i live in poole and i tryed sandbanks last weekend with my drysuit as it is still pritty cold but i am gunna be useing a 6m wetsuit, but i am just wondering if there is club or something as i would like to meet up with other spear hunters.
also i was thinking about goign to the training banks in studland as i have rib but i do not know what you guys would think. and the kinda depth i am looking at to get a nice size fish to eat.
if you could email me back please i would be much appreciative.

cheers liam

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Old 01 April 2010, 11:13   #13
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Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
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I had a speargun in the 70s when i first started diving ,,never shot any fish ,,vizibility was always too bad in our area ,, had more chance in spearing myself ,,me mother bent it in half in the end when me mate shot it through the kitchen door one day ,,
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Old 01 April 2010, 14:01   #14
Country: UK - England
Town: Farnham
Boat name: Wahoo
Make: Ribeye
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 40hp
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Originally Posted by psychopic View Post
Hi all, was thinking of giving spearfishing a go, just wondering if anybody could share their thoughts / experiences on the "sport". Based in christchurch (dorset) so if anybody goes spearfishing in the area would be good to know of any hot-spots....
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