Monday, May 23, 2016

May '16 monthly report

Our first trip to Alderney went smoothly, although the forecast wasn't great for 2 of the days this was one occasion that we were happy the weather man was wrong  as the wind got up to nothing more than a breeze.  The fishing followed suit with two enjoyable days on the banks targeting the flatfish, we were glad we took some frozen mackerel as the bait fishing could only be described as slow.  A big thank you to Mark Harding from Alderney Angling for all the hard work he puts in behind the scenes to make these trips such a nice experience for the anglers. The turbot fishing our side of the channel has also been ticking over nicely with Chris Stride boating our biggest of the year so far at 12lb. Fishing in Poole bay for the bream has continued to produce great days out. One or two fish around the 3lb 8oz mark are now starting to show along with plenty of smaller fish to keep the rod tips bouncing which are returned for another day. Finally it's off to the wrecks as we have seen the first of the cod and ling landed as the pollock thin out slightly. A bigger stamp than last year seems to be dotted around with our average size being around 10lb, enough to give a cracking fight on that light gear.  Special mention goes to 10 year old Finley Palmer who showed the older lads how it's done with a 13lb cod on his 12-20 suveran along with a few pollock.

Sam Cumming

Silver Spray II