Sea Angler (UK) - - Great Venues -

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.

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