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#41 fishyrob

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:42 PM

Way to go fishyrob at Brighton!Was told by a friend that there are also squid showing in some of the gullies around beachy head,don't know if they are in any real numbers though.So think if i get chance over the weekend i might try my luck round there.It's a hell of a hike though and if your not careful you can get cut off by the tide though.How deep do you usually set the jig under a float?Or do you just vary it according to conditions?


Give it a go. I reckon they ae far more widespread than people realise, just nobody fishes for them!
They are thinning out on the marina now though, being replaced by cuttlefish. Whats the best jig for cuttles, anybody?
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

What a fantastic thread this is! Thanks for posting those photos, it's great to see different squid catches from around the globe. :moped: The squid species you guys are catching in the UK look like a cross between the two main Australian species, Southern Calamari and Arrow Squid.


Well, I will be offering the Squid fishing as a guided option next Spring, so a quick jaunt to the Northern Hemisphere and you can see them for yourself (no fee's if return session in Oz promised.....)
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

Give it a go. I reckon they ae far more widespread than people realise, just nobody fishes for them!
They are thinning out on the marina now though, being replaced by cuttlefish. Whats the best jig for cuttles, anybody?


Same jigs are fine for the cuttles, ie the prawn or fish shaped cloth covered ones. I have noticed that you catch more cuttle by bouncing the jig back very slowly across the bottom - to achieve this fish it behind a small ball lead with a 2 foot leader. (bit risky if its the last jig in brighton perhaps) Squid however seem to prefer more of a faster moving target and are more likely to be caught higher in the water.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:06 PM

I'm just about to buy some jigs, are there any particular colours which are best in UK waters, and under what conditions would you use the different colours. I am also not far from brighton.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:45 PM

I'm just about to buy some jigs, are there any particular colours which are best in UK waters, and under what conditions would you use the different colours. I am also not far from brighton.


You might get very different answers from different people. all the colours are there for a reason -- get a few different colours/sizes and you will be better equiped for more conditions. generally you cant go past pink, orange, green and blue :)
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:37 AM

For cuttlefish i do well with pink,orange or luminous green.I use the commercial type jigs from the boat rigged 3 at a time(like a set of feathers).
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:33 PM

I think that any colour is working on the marina for squid. And they didnt thin out, I just think that moe get caught on the "smaller" (more slack) tides. I have noticed that when the tide is pushing a bit on the marina, far less get caught. Might be cos the jig is working differently in a tide, though! I am fishing a "FISHATHON" on the marina from 18:00 till 03:30 tonight, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. It is a live internet broadcast (well, updated every ten minutes or so) on worldseafishing.com, (South Coast Forum) and squid are going to be our first target, for the first hour. Wacth em being caught, almost live!!
We are due a southwestely blow on Sunday, and last year it was a big wind that saw them depart, so it might be the last few days of them at the marina for this year. I did hear a rumour that they come back in the autumn, so I will keep my eyes peeled then.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:06 PM

Excellent cause the "FISHATHON"is for.My hat comes off to you!
If the wind eases a little i was going to have another go round beachy head.I am certain squid can be caught in the gullies round there as at times the water is crystal clear,like it gets at Brighton marina.
I shall be keeping an eye on the proceedings at Brighton this evening though
Best of luck with that!
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 04:54 PM

Excellent cause the "FISHATHON"is for.My hat comes off to you!
If the wind eases a little i was going to have another go round beachy head.I am certain squid can be caught in the gullies round there as at times the water is crystal clear,like it gets at Brighton marina.
I shall be keeping an eye on the proceedings at Brighton this evening though
Best of luck with that!


What was interesting abot last nights Fishathon was a. Lack of fish B. Loads of squid right on the surface. Tried binging a jig in front of them but the didnt want to know. So, who has any surface lures for squid......? Damn my sticky "R"

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:06 AM

What was interesting abot last nights Fishathon was a. Lack of fish B. Loads of squid right on the surface. Tried binging a jig in front of them but the didnt want to know. So, who has any surface lures for squid......? Damn my sticky "R"


Rob,I have fished for squid in Thailand and here the locals cut the lead weight on the jig until it fishes at the depth they want.I have found that if squid are a little shy it can help if you reduce the size of the lure .Also here they can be tempted to attack by giving the lure some action,a sharp twitch often induces a response from them. good luck Matt
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:49 AM

And then they were gone........ Just like last year, I popped out of the country for ten days, there was a wind, and now it has all calmed down, I'm back in the UK, and the squid have gone!!
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:44 PM

that was a very short season! where did the squid go? :beer
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:43 AM

that was a very short season! where did the squid go? :beer


I think I got on them quite late, as I am fairly cetain they were here mid April if not ealie. They havent quite gone, as I had one yesteday which took a whole pretty big mackerel live bait. It dropped it at the edge, so I whacked a float fished jig on it. Dozy criitter came up out of the depths and tried to eat my float for 30 seconds, before moving on to the main course, the jig. About 2.5lbs. They have definately thinned out a lot though. Last year they dissapeared about the same time. As to where they go, I dont know! I think they are going to show again in the autumn. This is all fairly new to us UK anglers, although I am sure UK commercials know exactly where they are at!
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