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Mid Season 2004

Just a quick letter to all those flyers who I have guided over the last month and to those of you I saw at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace on the Fenton Robinson stand ; I will be organising hosted trips to The Inn at Roberts Grove in Belize this Autumn Winter and Spring (Bass close season) for the Bone Fish , Tarpon and Permit and I know a number of you have expressed an interest in joining me - so If you are thinking seriously about a trip this year or next either let me or Alex Fenton know.


July started badly with poor weather and below average temperatures which seemed to put what fish were in off the boil. The normal mark in Pagham offered very good clarity and some pretty good evening sessions for numbers of fish but nothing showing over 3lbs as yet .

Since the end of the first week I've moved marks to an isolated flat of around 2km circumference with once again very good clarity and good retained water temps . It seems to be offering up alot more fish as there is very little fishing pressure perhaps because this bar is accessed by a short boat ride and then a good 6 to 7 hours wading the shallows . Average numbers per session at the moment are 30-40 fish with quite nice sizes up to 3.5lbs which is great sport and a number of clients getting 30 or more each . Clousers seem to do the job but as yet no Bass are taking any sand eel patterns so anything small is working .

Although the weather seems to be below average the water is still warm and there are plenty of bait fish moving which seems to be keeping the Bass on the boil. Hopefully we'll have an even better Aug and if like last year the temperatures hold we may be able to fish into late October . To those who have already joined me / rebooked or are pending a trip , many thanks for all your support this season and tight lines to you all .