SIX FLOUNDER MARKS TO TRY NOW!
For those wanting to target the Poole Harbour flounders as they get ready for the annual spawning migration, there are half-a-dozen marks offering easy access with good parking and well worth checking out.
For a real biggie, the Holes Bay section would be my first choice. For what the fish lack in numbers, they more than make up for in size, with fish topping 3lb regularly taken, while a four-pounder is a real possibility. A cold, frosty evening session is often a bonus.
Moving down the harbour, both Baiter Point and the Whitecliff are reliable for producing fish to 2lb during night and daylight sessions in fair numbers. It is always popular and has plenty of parking.
As you get near the harbour entrance, the Evening Hill section on the eastern side, which has roadside parking running along the entire stretch, is favoured by many. It produces some quality end-of-season flounders, although, at times, marauding crabs can be a menace, and a pop-up will help keep the crabs at bay.
Crossing the harbour via the chain ferry to the Studland side, you have both Gravel Point and Jerry’s Point, which are both capable of producing 2lb-plus fish to big ragworm baits by day and night. Casting is not an issue at any of these venues, with flounders caught just a few yards from the shoreline and outwards.