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low tides

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:24 pm
by loggy
can fishing low tide be as good as fishing high tide,or are there some marks that fish better at low tide,is it simply fish feed at high tide,sorry for sounding dull it's cos i dont know,so any info welcome

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:40 pm
by manic_muppet
Hi, its a weird and wonderful fact that venues fish differently, some better at high, some low, why i have no idea, therefore its best to ask about a venue before going so you fish it at the right time, unless your there for the day in which case you fish both up n down anyway. Cheers..Mick

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:50 pm
by rabbi2
As mick says some venues do actually fish at low water, but what I find strange is that when there is very little tidal movement be it high or low water, then the fish tend to stop biting, why I dont know unless it because offal and bait flows in the tide and this is the time that fish look for grub.
Cheers keith :D :D

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:31 pm
by loggy
thanks lads,i think i'll try both high and low and see what happens,

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:17 pm
by JimKayak
This is a general rule....

Sandy Beaches fish well over low water 2-3 hours either side of low water, for Flounder & Bass, cast long for bass on ebb, short for both (50 yards unless VERY Shallow) on start of flood, as tide will quickly add distance. Flounder can literally be caught 6 foot out. Ive had Bass & Golden grey Mullt fropm Amroth in west wales in 8"" of water, 10 feet out.

Rock ledges: Usually deeper water & fishable over the whole tide, except very low springs. Low tide for smaller fish, wrasse, conger (dusk), Bass especially with plugs etc, floods for pollack and mackeral. after 3 hours up, the fish are well there, so low to mid tide a good time to have a stab.

Esturies: 2 out, 3 in usualy means the current never too strong. Each one varies, also depends on fresh water content eg after heavy rain etc