Sunday, September 25, 2011

lost count!

Another stomping day on the flats down the shambles bank off weymouth. Plenty of good sized turbot along with 4 brill meant we lost count after a while. Also a few plaice over the slack on the mussell beds up to 4lb 12oz. Top anglers on the day being Billy Delahaye and Kevan Lee with 4 and 5 flats each!!

6lb turbot for dean
one to return for next year
4lb 12oz plaice for Kevan Lee

nice 5lb brill for Billy Delahaye

6lber for John Knight

plenty snakes!

A small neap tide and nice weather meant we could push off 30 miles in search of some big snakes. Over 35 eels came to the boat on the day with the biggest estimated at around 80-85lbs and measuring 7foot long and 24inchs around the gills.Along with the eels we had some big black bream to 4lb aswell. Although i was knackered after T-barring all those snakes it definatley one of my favourite sorts of fishing!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Nap tide with a far bit of westerly wind behind it today but it didn't put off the boys from Oxfordshire. A rough ride out proved to be worth it with a few congers and tonnes of pout off a submarine wreck and a dozen or so tope off a sand bank. All the fish were brought to the boat by the boys themselves with minimal help from skipper or crew so i bet there will be a few sore arms tomorrow.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Banks in September for Flat fish

We tend to do banks trips for turbot and brill this side of the channel in the Spring and Autumn. Yesterday in a break in the weather we headed out with Aylesford SAC. The lads had an excellent catch of 22 flats comprising of 3 brill, 17 turbot 1 plaice and a dab. Best brill was a new boat record of 10lb 2oz for John Platt from Southampton while best turbot was a thick fish of 10lb 4oz for Graham Smith from Pompey.

Pete and Jamie's freeline trip

At the end of August Peter Knight brought Jamie on his first ever sea fishing trip which turned out to be a freeline trip. After getting the hang of mackerel catching his catch included a 7lb 8oz freeline bass, a 35lb conger, 12lb undulate, 3lb bream and a 25lb blonde to finish – not bad for a beginner!