The fishing grounds and marks off of Eastbourne on the southern coast of the UK boast some of the best sea fishing in UK waters year-round. Fish species that we target move with the natural seasons. Fish are affected by migrations, breeding and water temperatures. The general rule of thumb in the natural world is that fish follow the food which makes fishing at certain times of the year outstanding for the relevant species. We always follow what nature dictates.
Sea fishing in the spring from the boat:
The spring can be a tremendously productive time as we cross from Winter species into summer species. The sea has generally become less angry and the weather of the winter begins to settle. This gives rise to fish moving closer to shore again when you can begin to target species like Plaice, Bream, Wrasse, Pollock, Bass, Smoothound, Conger, Brill and Turbot. The more exciting species begin to move onto the wreck such as large female Porbeagles and large Tope make a meaningful appearance. The Mackrel, which are a food source for many species year on year make an earlier appearance on our shores.
Sea fishing in the summer from the boat:
Summer is an amazing time of the water, warm temperature, calm seas and an abundance of hungry fish appear. These include Mackeral, Wrasse, Gurnard, John Dory, Triggerfish, Bass, Pollock, Conger Eel, Bream, Smooth Hound, Tope, Blue shark, Porbeagle, Thresher Shark. There are other Summer visitors such as Tuna that we sight each year but we never target this species as it is protected.
Sea fishing in the autumn from the boat:
Autumn is another transition phase between summer fish and winter fish. You can get the best of both worlds in the early autumn with settled weather at the start of the season. Species include Mackeral, Wrasse, Gurnard, John Dory, Triggerfish, Bass, Pollock, Conger Eel, Bream, Smooth Hound, Tope, Blue shark, Porbeagle, Thresher Shark. Cod begin to make an appearance in number in the autumn along with a variety of rays some of which can be extremely large.
Sea fishing in the winter from the boat:
Winter is a little unpredictable with weather and the temperature drops with many species moving offshore. Some however move in closer these include Cod, Whiting, Ling, Cta shark and spur dogs. Many of the autumn species can still be caught further out off shore on the deep sea wrecks weather permitting.