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16/05/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
16 May 2013 by Rich Cope
Another window in the weather yesterday saw us putting to sea. 6 lads took the boat on an all inclusive team building exercise.
The water is clearing all the time, but there doesnt seem to be the feed marks there that we normally get this time of year, it seems as though everything is running a bit late with the water temperature down on the same time last year following those dreadful easterly winds we had a while back.
we started out fishing some 5 miles offshore and took fish first drop, the lads steadily picked away taking a few fish
the better fishing came on the afternoon tide where we moved to one of my favourite wrecks where we finished the day on a high note having a mad hour!
The lads managed a respectable 30 to 40 codlings all on shads and sidewinders.
Now all we are waiting for is another break in the weather to get back at them!
picture are the lads with their fish
11/05/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
11 May 2013 by Rich Cope
This weekend was a bit shabby weather wise and a bit lumpy!
Regardless of conditions we were rewarded with some better fishing closer to shore than we have been working.
We saw a mixture of Cod, Ling and Pollock, caught on lures and bait.
The best fish this weekend was a cracking Pollock well into double figures for Brian,
The water is clearing by the day now, and we have hopefully seen the last of the algae,
Pictured is Brian with is Pollock
07/05/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
7 May 2013 by Rich Cope
Fishing is definately on the turn here at Whitby.
Craig and his pals from Network Rail in Manchester had some nice fish today.
Graham landed the biggest fish of the season so far aboard Mistress - An absolutely belting 26lb Ling.
It came from a distant wreck some 2 1/2 hour steam away from port. Caught on squid bait just as the flood tide started pushing.
Graham was using our Daiwa Hire tackle kindly donated by Daiwa earlier this year.
It consisted of a 20/30 Sea Hunter and a Slosh 30 multiplier
Well done Graham
Graham with his Ling
06/05/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
6 May 2013 by Rich Cope
We have had a fantastic day today at sea,
The weather has been as close to summer as it gets!
The fishing was a bit slow through the day while we searched for a few fish, we worked our way offshore stopping on a few wrecks on the way taking the odd fish from them as we went.
Luckily the last wreck we stopped on threw up a good few fish for the lads, giving us a mad hour and Deano (my crewman) a bit of a workout with the net! we had fish up to 10lb in weight,
The lads left with a good bag of fish each with some nice conditioned early season fish amoung them.
The water is definately clearing, with us nailing some good fish this week each day we have been.
Pictured are todays lads with some of their fish, they couldnt pose with them all!
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04/05/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
4 May 2013 by Rich Cope
We managed a day at sea today, and finally something worth reporting! the fishing here at Whitby has been a bit patchy of late, there appears to be signs of the water clearing at last.
Although we never caught masses of fish today we manged to locate a few on one of the reefs here at Whitby on blue and white shads.
The signs are there for the water beginning to clear out for the summer shadding.
We still have some dates available in June and July - considered the best months for cod fishing here at Whitby - If you fancy a trip drop me an Email at email@example.com or call me on 07977 436903
Pictured is Mistress Regular Mark Storey with his catch of cod today
01/04/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
1 Apr 2013 by Rich Cope
Anyone Fancy a Species Hunt?
looking at possibly having a crack at a species hunt, once a month, I still have to devise a points system for the day for the species, winner will receive a Mistress Hoody.
With us fishing inshore I will offer the trip price at £45 per person (same as uptiding) and cap the trip to ten people.
Im looking at friday 24th of May to for the first one.
Species we caught last year include,
dabs, plaice, rays, halibut, pollock, coalies, cod , ling, ,mackerel, whiting, pouting, dogffish, sunfish, poor cod, weavers, there will be more but just pulled these of the top of my head,
I will be looking at anchoring and drfiting both soft and hard ground and also inshore wrecks
if your interested please get in touch with me on here or phone me 07977 436903 , or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured is Ben Holdsworth with a small plaice caught whilst fishing the soft ground
14/02/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
14 Feb 2013 by Rich Cope
We fished Thursday this week with favourable conditions allowing us to get to sea.
With only two people booked on we stayed inshore uptide fishing.
It was a steady day really, biggest fish was around 6lb in weight, with everyone getting around half a dozen Cod each. Everybody caught fish to take home and with only three of us fishing we managed between 15 and 20 Cod between us. There were plenty of Pouting and Whitings caught too, just to keep the rod tips ratting.
Baits used were Squid, black lug, peeler crab, cart and razorfish.
Pictured are the lads with a few of their fish
09/02/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
9 Feb 2013 by Rich Cope
We managed our first day at sea today for weeks due to the bad weather.
With us just having had a set of northerlies, plenty of colour in the water and spring tides, we gave the uptiding a shot.
The sport was steady all day with plenty of fish for the lads onboard. the fish were all in the 2lb to 6lb bracket. with around 40 codlings taken all day.
The best rod took in excess of a dozen codlings losing a few too.
The fish were favouring cart today but the lads fishing with worm and squid also took plenty of fish.
Pictured are the lads with a few of their fish
16/12/2012 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
16 Dec 2012 by Rich Cope
We managed to get a trip to sea on Sunday after being tied up alongside for nearly 3 weeks. The weather gods were finally on our side for change!
We went uptiding as we had a bit of breeze from the SW and we had a fairly large tide too.
I had a mixed party onboard of 6, and given the time of year they fished quite well, everyone taking a few fish for the table.
Best angler was Rich from the Boro with 9 Cod to take home which he caught mainly on fresh Lug.
Other baits that produced were, Frozen Lug, Crab Cart, Mussel, Squid, Peeler and cocktails of the said baits.
we finished up with around 35 Cod for the day to take home, we caught Cod, Whiting, Pouting, Lesser Spotted Dogfish and a rogue Dab!
Pictured is Ben from the Boro with his best two fish of the day.
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12/12/2012 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
12 Dec 2012 by Rich Cope
There looks to be a bit of settled weather on the horizon at last, the winds are forcast to come SW for Sunday and Monday, I have a few spaces booked already, if youre interetsed please give me a call on 07977 436 903