Saturday, September 20, 2014

September Monthly Report

Despite a few spots of high wind since my last report the temperatures have been very high for this time of year and the summer fish have continued to keep the rods bending over the last 4 weeks. Out in the channel we are still seeing cod in the high teens pretty much every trip which is a welcome surprise as, as I mentioned last month, they have usually disappeared by now. Along with them we have had good results on both pollock and ling. Recently Pete Knight boated a monster 26lb 8oz ling whist at anchor fishing for congers, the third biggest one we have ever had aboard Silver Spray. Mackerel continue to be a problem up and down the coast and even over by France and Channel Islands where they are always in abundance we have struggled to find many. Despite this our multi day trips to Alderney and Cherbourg are producing good results on turbot, tope and bream still. Our last trip to Cherbourg was hard going on the second day and we barely saw a fish until 4pm when we anchored a little inshore wreck which went absolutely mad in the last hour of the tide. Matt Todd beat his own boat record black bream onboard Silver Spray II, which he set on the same trip last year, with a whopper weighing in at 6lb 2oz. That is sure going to be hard to beat! Along with that the guys got stuck into cod, pollock, congers, bass and even more bream all on light gear which made it even more exciting, a well earned result. Things show no sign of slowing down over the next month and I’m looking forward to some light line species fishing and more monster bream out on the wrecks.

Sam Cumming

Silver Spray

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

End of August and early September special fish

Joe with 3lb 8oz plaice