Don't fish for Bass from boats in the harbors. You'll run the risk of being nabbed by the fishery patrols as these are classified as nursery areas. The fishing has gone off in the Solent in recent weeks, if you find the fish there is some good sport but it's much more hit and miss than it was. Weed is also becoming a problem too so it's probably better to fish more off shore. There are some good marks East and South of the Nab tower and would suggest taking some Binoculars and looking for anchored fishing vessels to find the marks. Fresh Mackerel baits are your weapon of choice for general fishing and crab baits for smoothound. Try some Sandeel or Launce for Bass and Rays and if you manage to find the mussel beds, ragworm tipped with king prawn for the best Plaice.
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