For the third year, I have taken part in the Brighton Pollack fishing competition sponsored by Daiwa. The competition this year took place on March 17th. For a change we were blessed with good weather which improved during the day, until we could sit in T-shirts in the sunshine. This year we headed slightly East … Continue reading Brighton Pollack Fishing Competition 2015
The Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA) has released tagged black bream into the Sussex Coastal Waters. The area of the release is Kingmere Rocks, the newly designated Marine Conservation Zone. The purpose of taggingthe fish is to gain an understanding of the movement and behaviour of black bream. This information will be used … Continue reading Tagged Black Bream
Black Sea Bream Nest The Black Sea Bream (spondyliosoma cantharus) is a fairly common fish off Sussex coast particularly in the months of April and May when they come into lay their eggs. Sea bream are unusual in that they lay their eggs in a nest. The bream nest is a depression in the sand … Continue reading Sea Bream Nests
Description Gurnard are very distinctive with a large bony head with spines and a steep profile. The front of the large pectoral fin is divided to form three fingel-like feelers. These are used to find food in the sediments. They are red in colour with a light coloured underside. Habitat Red Gurnard around most of … Continue reading Red Gurnard – Aspitrigula Cuculus
I received this report from the local Seasearch co-ordinator. I think that it is interesting enough to publish here word-for-word as emailed to me. Read on...... Inshore Trawling The late Mick Moore started diving after leaving the Air Force in 1956 he was one of the early pioneers of diving and spearfishing in the Sussex … Continue reading Inshore Trawling – Eric Smith
Minimum legal sizes The Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority currently apply the following minimum legal sizes for fish and crustacea. Fish Sizes It is the overall length of a fish that is measured from the tip of the head to the end of the tail fin as in the diagram: Fish WHITING (merlangius merlangus) 27 cm … Continue reading Minimum legal sizes for caught fish
Defiance took part in the Daiwa Pollock fishing competition. Although not the most successful days fishing a few fish were caught weighing about 6-7lbs. None of them winners, but on a day when everyone struggled to catch anything.