The calling of the sea (again) – Brighton is not in the tropics

July 31, 2009


Seems the boy has salt in his blood. It’s the school summer holidays and I have the pleasure of Danny’s company for a good few weeks over the summer. So our first summer week together I gave him the option of chosing what he wanted to do. Without a moments hesitation he chose to head down to the coast for an assault on the many varied species that inhabit our coastal waters. So the venue would be Brighton Marina again. Where we targeted some of the more wierd and wonderful species. remember these fish are from the waters off Brighton, not a tropical reef. To say we had a wonderful time would be an understatement. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

The black bream fed well

The black bream fed well

No, it's not tropical, it's a Brighton Blenny

No, it's not tropical, it's a Brighton Blenny

A sea bullhead. As prehistoric looking as they get

A sea bullhead. As prehistoric looking as they get

Bernard the Gurnard

Bernard the Gurnard

A hard fighting wrasse

A hard fighting wrasse

Other species we caught were, bass, pollack, pouting, silver eel and we lost a rather large conger eel because I had no drop net and could not lift it. I have since purchased a drop net. Revenge will be ours.

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2 Responses to “The calling of the sea (again) – Brighton is not in the tropics”

  1. Bryan said

    Brighton Marina looks a great place to go fishing, such a variety of species.Particularly liked the Bream and the Wrasse, my favorite sea fish to catch.

    Are you using Lug or Rag for bait?

    The last time I visited the Marina I must have been Danny’s age.

    • singy said

      hi Bryan, we use both lug and rag, on our first visit the rag worked best and on the last it was all about the black lug. I usually get both and fish a 2 hook flapper rig. Using a different worm on each hook and see what is working best on the day.

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