By all accounts, it’s been a good year for Plaice on the South Coast. Good quantities of fish means better chances of catching them on lures as these colourful flatfish compete with each other. More
Lure fishing for Plaice is not a common fishing technique. But over the past few years we’ve learned that the handsome Plaice can be an aggressive predator and will actively chase down lures. With their bright orange spots, lure-caught Plaice have become one of our favourite targets with regular appearances in our lure-caught species lists each year.
As we fast approach May we are finally getting April’s fishing. This time last year I had boated a few Bream and registered several more species but whether it’s from boat or shore, this year has been tough. The bonus of not having anything silver to fish for yet is that the Plaice have demanded more attention when boat fishing and with the right set-up are entirely target-able with plastics. Last Sunday the weather gave us a window to try Hayling Bay again. More
Plaice dominate the local boat fishing at this time of year and traditionally herald the start of spring. Of course this year has been slightly different, what with winter out-staying its welcome. But rather surprisingly, the Plaice have been showing in very good numbers out of Southsea and Hayling Island beaches when the weather has actually allowed boats to get out. With some good numbers of fish being caught at some old traditional venues that have been poor for several years. The bonus being these marks are right on my sea-door-step and very lure friendly, so when the weather obliged last weekend we got old Drifter afloat and set about finding some fish. More