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Has anyone tried fishing the multiple inshore wrecks around Lowestoft?

Over the Salty Bottoms Whitsun trip 1 boat tried on multiple occasions without any success to catch supper about 2 miles out, well that as his excuse but he also managed to sit in a 2-3 knot tide for a couple of hours going the right way so there is some consensus that it was just a fuel saving exercise.

On the return trip I was watching all the wreck symbols going by on the chart plotter when I started to wonder if they would be productive even in relatively shallow water?

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The sea was the wrong temparature/there wasn't an R in the month/the fish weren't biting ... any more we can think of :oops: ?

On the trip back to Yarmouth, we did apparently drift right over a wreck (according to the chart plotter anyway) but still no luck :cry: .

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Any number of reasons; perhaps there were just no fish there. Did you research and identify the nature of the wrecks? Those inshore wrecks are probably very old and well levelled and are possibly more akin to rough ground than true wrecks. Drifting over a wreck using only a plotter is little use as you don’t know you’ve hit it or even come close just because the plotter says so, you need real time actual info from a decent fish finder to be certain and check the picture for profile. For decent wreck fishing you need to be on a “proper†wreck in deep water on a day when the water is fairly clear just like canyon fishing and for those you are more likely to be 20 miles off than 2. In the areas where you were you would probably be better off fishing a bar statically and setting up a bit of a scent trail from the baits.

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not sure how much of a scent trail those rubber worms you were using give off either Mark.

What sort of bait would others recomend for the lets drop a line off the boat for half hour type of fishing.

it is not likely that we are going to spend the whole day or even half a day with a rod in the water so it is just the best thing to chuck over for a lucky catch.

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it is not likely that we are going to spend the whole day or even half a day with a rod in the water so it is just the best thing to chuck over for a lucky catch.

Trammel net always works well near a wreck or for clean ground try a beam trawl. :naughty:

If you're just dabbling then use an bit of squid tipped with some nice juicy Lug, in the murk out there then smell is probably the best chance you have of attracting something, try uptiding to keep the bait out of the disturbance zone for a better chance.

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