There are a number of influences that determine when to fish and this includes, weather and surf conditions, time of the day and tidal influences. Dawn and dusk are well known to be the best times to fish, although there can be some good fishing during the day if the surf conditions and gutter formations are perfect.
Fishing at Dawn
When it comes to fishing at ‘dawn’ that pretty much describes dropping a line at first light. If say, the sunrise is at 6.00am in summer, then first light could mean a little past 5.00am. Now during this time when light is rather scarce, it can be a little challenging to read the beach.
Fishing at Dusk
At this time, objects are still distinguishable and some stars and planets are visible to the naked eye. Fishing at dusk gives you the opportunity to read the beach earlier on whilst it’s still light. For example, you could locate a good gutter during the day, and then return to the spot
in the evening. But that said, hopefully the surf and weather conditions allow the gutter to still be there.