Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tale of a reef trip

Just a nice day out for some reef fishing. A turbot to start followed by a small blonde then a young lad hooks the bottom which turns out to be the fish of his 12 year old life - a 25lb blonde ray. We move inshore to escape the tide and enjoy plaice, bream,doggies and loads of mackerel for the barbie. What a nice day out...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big fish day July 2011

Fine weather and a neap tide and we are off 20 miles miles from Poole. First a bucket of mackerel and then on to a wreck. A dozen congers to 35lb an 3 nice bull huss to 14lb in the morning. A bonus undulate ray of 16lb as the boat swung of the wreck. Off to a sandbank and the first fish up is a 27lb blonde. As the flood tide increased a dozen tope to 30lb. Lads and crew had a great day - all fish returned for another day. Lads coming agin in September!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cherbourg in July

Our first 2 day long distance wreck trip with an overnight stop in Cherbourg. Fishing was good with cod, pollack, congers bream and bonus bass. Lads liked the Diver bar, the Hotel du Louvre and restaurant. Easy morring on the pontoons in the marina.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bass fishing in July

Bass fishing is not only about the bass. There are some nice tope, rays and congers about over slack as well....

And not forgeting the stars of the show.....

thats the bass Robin not you!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

alderney 5

Alderney 5 went well with better weather being a contributing factor. With just 4 anglers onboard fishing was comfortable and allowed the skipper and crew to wet a line at times aswell. A good pick of species for the trip with the usual pollack cod and ling on the way over. 20 turbot and 5 brill for two days on the banks was spot on. The return journey was on a spring tide so we decided to head back and have a few drifts on the bass. 8 fish in the boat, 2 for each angler, and we called a trip.A very enjoyable four days all round.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Our first freeline bass in 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Bassing on the banks plus a 'bot

At last some settled weather and a spring tide. The gannets were diving hard and there was a good number of bass to 7.5lb. Even a lively tope on a live mackerel. Put the anchor down over slack - no tope but a bonus 16lb turbot which took 2 mackerel flappers. Nothing beats the fish being hungry!

Ian Napier half share of 16lb turbot

Mark palmer 7lb 8oz bass on live mackerel

Barry Culver half share of 16lb turbot