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Old 08 July 2013, 10:12   #1
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Mackerel in the Solent

Anyone had much luck this year?

I was out at the Forts yesterday and cought three, nothing like the number I would have expected?

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We were out on Saturday went to three of our usual spots and got sod all of anything.

I think they've all gone off on their summers holidays
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We were out on Saturday went to three of our usual spots and got sod all of anything.

I think they've all gone off on their summers holidays
The guls were working hard in Portsmouth harbour yesterday.
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I caught two off No Mans Land Fort yesterday, it was hard going! I think that they have deserted the Solent as I heard reports of plenty being caught in more offshore locations East and South of the Nab. I didn't see you, where did you launch from Andy
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I caught two off No Mans Land Fort yesterday, it was hard going! I think that they have deserted the Solent as I heard reports of plenty being caught in more offshore locations East and South of the Nab. I didn't see you, where did you launch from Andy
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Was out by the forts on Friday, and huge numbers of mackerel there, driving the bait fish up to the surface. Caught all I needed in 20 minutes.
Had a bumper haul 3 weeks ago as well.

And I think I am a useless fisherman !!!!!!! Dreaming of catching a bass !!!!
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Round the back of the Needles caught 12 in a hour or so!
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There are plenty off Hengistbury so I've been told, so I think they're just avoiding the central Solent at the moment.
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Was out by the forts on Friday, and huge numbers of mackerel there, driving the bait fish up to the surface. Caught all I needed in 20 minutes.
Had a bumper haul 3 weeks ago as well.

And I think I am a useless fisherman !!!!!!! Dreaming of catching a bass !!!!
Looks like a case of right place wrong time!!!
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My experience Mackerel'n around here tells me that 3hrs before HT is the best time around the forts, goes off at slack and is just as useless on the ebb.

I love it when the shoals come to the surface, reminds me of a stampeding herds of animals.
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