Sunday, December 29, 2013

Last trip of 2013!!

Awesome weekend to finish the year off with even it has been a little lumpy. 5 cod , more congers than i can count, smoothounds undulate ray and whiting!! Top notch stuff cant wait to get out again in the New Year. Tight Lines!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

December Report

December Report:

Christmas is only 9 days away as I write this report and the temperature outside is still 10 degrees which is pretty much unheard of at this time of year. After about 3 weeks of pretty nice weather we are now in for southerly and south-westerly with rain for about a week so it may be after Christmas before we get out again. Cod fishing has been plodding along nicely with some really big fish taking the baits, in the last week of November we had 3 fish over 20lb in two trips which doesn’t happen often enough. Derek Morton took home a 23lber after trotting back cuttlefish bait at the height of the tide with a light lead; this really gave a good scrap on the lighter tackle. Ray Baldwin hooked up to only his 2nd ever cod on the 1st December and despite only being a very short fish it weighed in at 28lb 12oz, our biggest so far this season. During the winter all the fishing we do aboard Silver Spray is at anchor so it gives me some time to play around with our GoPro video camera. It’s taken a little while to get the hang of but this year’ efforts have produced some good footage which can be found on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page. As well as the cod we have seen some very good mixed fishing with congers, bass, whiting, thornback, small eyed and spotted rays all making an appearance. I will be heading out to the offshore banks on the first set of neap tides in January in search of this year’s spur dogs and blonde rays, let’s hope we get some better weather than last year. Until then a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Silver Spray Charters.
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Monday, December 02, 2013

lump of cod

Ray Baldwin with a chunky weighing in at 28lb 12oz. Took lug and squid cocktail just before the slack.