Monday, December 31, 2007

End of December

Managed to get out for the last two days of the year. Sunday was the Poole bay Cod Comp. Had two cod both under ten pounds. Also had 9 congers and a good selection of whiting, pouts and dogs.

Chan with an 8lber caught before the squid ran out.

Mark Palmer with a 6lb fish just in the prizes.

On Monday returned to the same mark. Sea was even calmer but the fishing was much slower with only one conger plus a big fish broken off during the morning. Then Geoff Warburton from Farnham hooked a wonderful cod of 27lb. Would have been worth a lot of money 24hours earlier! Anyway Geoff's first cod and an excellent fish to finish 2007.

Dan Smith with a 30lb+ IOW conger photographed then released. (his wife thinks he looks like a tramp bring more makeup next time Dan!)

I'd like to wish all of you that have fished on Silver Spray a very happy New Year. Thank you for your support and making 2007 a memorable year despite the the weather and fishing being difficult at times. The best of our catches are recorded in this blog and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. I'm looking forward to seeing you on Silver Spray with tight lines in 2008.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Porbeagle Shark Video

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

December Fishing

Two weeks of strong winds and rain finally came to an end and the forecast was for light winds from the north with bright sun shine. With a spring tide we decided to head over to the Isle of Wight grounds. The water was the colour of milk chocolate after the blow and a the fish came steadily during the day. Fish of the day was a 17lb cod caught by Silver Spray regular James from High Wycombe. There are a lot of congers on the ground and we managed 9 eels up to 40lb. This was supplemented with a thornback, whiting, pouts and doggies. The weather was just perfect and the day ended with a spectacular winter sunset.... cant wait to do it again

James Craft from High Wycombe with a good condition cod of 17lb

John from Fordingbridge with a thornie returned in good shape

Gloroius winter sunset and almost time to head for home