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Portishead Marina

Postby billbob » 10 Jul 2016, 23:26

Went to stay at my daughters on Saturday for a birthday celebration. Put in some fishing tackle just in case.
The girls went shopping so I went fishing. My idea was to fish Clevedon Pier. I visited Olivers Tackle shop in Clevedon for advice. The tide was on the ebb and I only had about 3 hours. He suggested Portishead Marina so off I went. The state of tide doesn't matter there because there is a lock oreventing the marina from emptying at low water.
It isn't a venue for chucking big leads but rather one for light tackle. There were a few jellyfish about and I just found a quiet bit of the marina and fished there with 8lb line and a one ounce bomb with a two hook flapper with 4s aberdeens and rag.
The crabs were fiercesome but I persevered down the side of the wall. Caught a small Black Goby Image
I had a few more rattles but failed to connect. A small shoal of large mullet cruised past and a local lad told me that the best time to fish was dusk till dark. Although that was obvious I thanked him for his advice. Both he and the guy in the shop told me that there were Pollock bass and all types of flatties in the marina.
I hope this will be helpful as this is a good low tide mark in the Bristol Channel.
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Re: Portishead Marina

Postby shacky » 11 Jul 2016, 19:49

Great stuff, interesting venue and a very different kind of fish. Top report :clap: well done :thumb: :gp:
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