See also Catch News for the latest news. Click here CLICK HERE
This is the month when it all starts coming together, plaice will be fattening up, all the rays arrive just before the bream and the mullet start to feed. So the good news is that as I write this a bit late, sorry, end of first week in May, small eyed and spotted ray have been caught in Start Bay and from Dorset beaches and the early smoothies were feeding off Chesil Bank, mostly small at the time, but they will get bigger and spread out, they were also being caught in the Bristol Channel from boats. The bass are starting to re-establish in their old haunts, there has already been a few double figure fish reported and the mullet will also be in all the estuaries and harbours, the River Axe was one of the first to see fish caught this year to almost 5lb as I write. The black bream have also started to trickle in and will be shoaling heavily from mid May, the Portland area seeing the first arrivals, then they spread on into Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. Boat anglers should be catching SER, thornbacks, spotted and blonde ray by the end of the month as well as pollack, ling, pout, bream and conger over the wrecks, but don't expect many cod, the early signs are that they will be thin on the ground this year. Shore and boat anglers will have a big choice by the end of May, enjoy it.
Weekly Up dates: Would you like to to know what's being caught in South Devon, Dorset to Portland and the Bristol Channel then listen to my audio report, up dated each Friday on the Palm Radio web site. www.palm.fm/p/onair/fishing or read my Face Book accessed from that page or my Catch Report page. Send me your news and pictures of catches to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Go to Where to Fish for information on where the fish are Click Here
Note: For up to date information, log on regularly to our Catch Page for the latest catches and information, click here, CATCH NEWS and for details of where fish can be caught. Click here, TEDíS WHERE TO FISH GUIDE For boat trips, Click here Charter Boats For tackle at good prices and the popular Sidewinder lures including the new bloodheads click here http://www.tidaltackle.co.uk