Thursday, November 28, 2013

quality day!

Brilliant days winter cod fishing, enough said!!
 Derek Morton with his 23lber
 Catch of the day for Leon at 28lb!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Monthly Report

At this time of year the winter season is well and truly upon us so the only sort of fishing I’ll be doing for the foreseeable future is for the inshore cod and whiting. The season was slightly late starting with the first cod hitting the deck on the 7th of November, but since then we haven’t had a blank day with 10 fish in the last 5 trips. Dave Perrett and Robert Summers supplied us with today’s action with a pair of 20lb fish. Dave hooked a pout on his 3 squid bait which was then taken by a very greedy cod, this highlights the importance of having both hook points showing well on your penel rig otherwise I expect the cod would have claimed its prize unchallenged. As well as the cod and whiting we have been kept busy with congers, thornback rays, bass and bull huss. The selection of quality species is what makes inshore winter fishing one of my favourite parts of the season. On the 14th of November Silver Spray II attended the annual Lowrance British Cod Championship down in Lymington, unfortunately due to weather we had to cut it short to just 1 day rather than 2. We managed 4 cod on the day, the biggest of which got angler Dave Wood 3rd biggest fish on the day. Dave’s brother Jon caught all 3 of the other fish and came in second place for overall bag weight, he used a squid and crab cocktail which proved very effective. Thanks to my anglers efforts I was extremely proud to be named top skipper of the 2013 comp, even if I only scraped the top spot by 10oz!!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Top Weekend

Fantastic weekend for both weather and fish. Plenty of big cod landed and the first proper hit of whiting.  Bit of northerly wind due this week so i would its going to start getting alot colder.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

British Cod Championships 2013

So that’s the British Cod Championships all finished for another year, unfortunately due to the North-westerly that arrived today the comp was cut down to just the one day. I delivered the boat down to Lymington on Tuesday, as you can see I may have stopped off to have a little look where we might find the cod the next day. Wednesday’s weather was just perfect and my crew fished really well and brought 4 cod to the deck. Including Dave Woods 19lb 5oz which got him 3rd biggest fish overall. His brother John caught all 3 of the other fish and came second overall for combined weight.  I was chuffed as nuts to be named Top Skipper for the 2013 Comp with a total weight of fish of 35lb 9oz, which topped the list just 10oz above Eric Elliot of Wight Rebel. Talk about a photo finish, well done to all who fished and many thanks to the West Wight Skippers Association for organising another brilliant competition.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nice 8lb needles cod for Paul Chant