The Black Goby is the most common of the goby species we frequently come across, here on the south coast. While fairly commonplace and drab looking, the Black Goby has saved many a blank. Normally targeted with artificial worm close to the sea bed. Generally found near mud, the Black Goby can live in a burrow and consequently small bites that end in a snag, are often caused by these fish retreating back into their homes.
Drove down to Portsmouth last night to catch up with Dan and Chris. Would have been rude not to do a little Night Game.
Rainy night but wind was much lower than forecast. Fairly pleasant. 6 species in total. Bonus was a little Bass that beat the Pollack to a white Aqua Straight OTD.
As ever, find floodlights for the most fun.
Not an unusual fish for most LRF anglers but this one (and a few others) was noteworthy because it was caught in 10m of water from the boat. An scaled up split shot rig (5g) was used to present an Ecogear Aqua Straight.
Hopefully it won't take too much longer for the saltwater sport to pick up on the south coast. I did pop out tonight and got a few bites but nothing too exciting. Managed this tiny Black Goby and an equally tiny Pollock. But at least the 2013 tally has started finally.