Friday, December 19, 2014

December Monthly Report 2014

We are coming to the end of another year of fishing from Poole and I think it’s been good all round with every target species turning up in both quality and quantity. The one season that I would say has been slightly slow for us would have been the winter coding, plenty of mixed fish like rays congers and whiting but unfortunately not as many cod as we would have liked so far. This changed last Saturday as Ray Baldwin joined us for the day, he caught the biggest cod of last year weighing in at 28lb 12oz. Using the same tactics, a sliding pennel rig baited with squid, cuttle and lug worm, Ray produced the goods again with a mammoth 33lber which put up a tremendous fight. Being the first angler to land a 30lb plus cod this winter has earned Ray a free trip to Cherbourg next year and in the process redeemed our end to the year. As I mentioned the cod may have been a bit slow but that hasn’t stopped the anglers from hooking into plenty of other fish. It’s unusual to see spur dogs this far inshore at this time of year but they are now making regular appearances, fingers crossed this means we will have plenty of sport when we start fishing for them properly on the offshore banks. Many thanks to everyone who fished with us this year and made it such a good one. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Silver Spray Charters.

Sam Cumming

Silver Spray II

Monday, December 15, 2014

33lb cod claims a free cherbourg trip

Few photos from this weekend. First cod of this winter season over 30lb. Its only just over a year since Ray Baldwin caught the biggest cod last season and he has been at it again with a mammoth fish of 33lb on Saturday. The lunker took a cocktail of squid cuttlefish and lug worm. With this Ray has claimed our offer of a free cherbourg trip.