The Quay

The Waters-Edge






 The waters edge ( the first bridge is to the left of the liner)

The Waters Edge(The First Bridge)

( Basically the same as the Quay)

Summer catches consist of , rays, dogfish, small coalfish, pouting, eels, pollack, specimen three bearded rockling, and some good conger which live around the first bridge. Float fishing with mackerel strip takes big garfish and mackerel, and if you suspend bags of mashed bread and fish from the railings, there are some monster mullet cruising in the waters edge shadows. 

In winter, codling come in close and run up to about 3lbs or so. They are joined by fat whiting. From December to March, coalfish to 3lbs are also taken.

Tide size is not important, but high water fishes best for most species.

For bottom fishing a standard beachcaster and multiplier with 20lb line is fine. The 20lb line allows you a little lifting power if a decent fish of 3lbs or so needs to be hauled up by hand. A two or three hook rig is best with size 1 Aberdeen's.

For the conger, change to a tough uptider and a reel like a 7000 or 9000 loading it with 30lb line. Fish a 6/0 hook to a short 100lb mono trace on a running ledger for these.

A float rod or light spinning rod is useful for the garfish, mackerel and mullet. A dropnet is a good idea to aid landing mullet and any bigger fish.

Worm baits take the bulk of the fish, but peeler crab is excellent for the flounders, eels and codling. Peeler also takes the plaice, but ragworm is also effective. Use whole pout or whiting for the conger. A whole dead pout, maybe injected with air, would be killer bait for the bigger bass left to float on the surface around edge at night.


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