I would like to ask any of my deer stalking colleges that also do a spot of sea angling, if they have seen any increase in the numbers of flounders recently? I ask as there has been a very noticeable drop in stocks around Southampton water for a number of years. They are still being caught but in not in the numbers they were for years. I hope the days of 20+ haven't gone. I know the things go in cycles but I haven't found anything like the current numbers in the angling diaries I have here (147 of them written by different people and going back to 1932).