Matt strikes first fish!
I was actually quite excited for this session. For the first time in a long time, we would have the combination of a biggish tide and a stiff onshore wind. This in turn means bass, and this in turn means some productive fishing down on the Southwick beaches. And productive it was. Plenty of fish rumaging in the cloudy waters
Lee with his first surf beach schoolie
Trouble is, they were all small. The fishing here is a numbers game. Wade through enough small ones and a bigger one will turn up. IT just didnt happen today. Thirteen schoolies succumbed to crab and fresh out blacks, but no table fish, and no "ones that got away". What did turn up, as promised though, was a persistent rain to help make the day far more miserable. I decided once the surf hit the beach to head up to a spot on the Adur, that would offer some shelter from the weather as well as a chance for flounders, eels, and a reasonable chance of a bass. Didnt happen though. We didnt even have a bite up there. And although it was sheltered, with the fishing boring, no-one was too unhappy when we called it to a halt.