We took advantage of flat calm seas on Sunday and fished a few wrecks offshore. It was definitely a red letter day and I don't think I have ever seen so many double figure pollack, probably at least 20 doubles. The biggest one was 16.5 lb caught by Brian (pictured), who's been fishing with us for over 30 years, over the moon with this PB.
Weather is set fair for a few days now, but tides are big, so we'll be mainly doing ground fishing trips where the fishing has also been good this summer.
We have room for two on a three day Ireland trip on 26th-28th August if anyone fancies another crack at some double figure pollack. The trip costs £350 including 2 nights B and B, with a maximum of only 8 on the boat.
We've been busy over the last month despite the challenging weather, considering its summer!. The ground fishing has been good with more thornback rays than we've seen for many years. There's been a few tope to 30lb and huss to 15lb mixed in with the rays. The wrecks have also been fishing well with pollack to 13.5lb, coalfish to 5lb, ling to 9lb and cod to 7lb. A three day Isle of Man trip last weekend saw some great weather with plenty of species including the colourful cuckoo wrasse.
There are spaces listed on the schedule but please ring if there isn't a suitable trip for you to book and I'm sure we'll be able to sort something out.
Its a long time, probably a few years, since we have had such a settled spell of weather. Over the last two or three weeks we have realised very good pollack fishing on the offshore wrecks. The best fish was a pollack of 13 lb caught on Tuesday. A few coalfish have also been taken up to 4 lb. We only saw one large mackerel on Tuesday but there have been reports of a few more being caught inshore. The May/June bloom is starting to die off now and the northerly breeze we've had for the last couple of days will help to break the bloom up and clear the water. Once that happens the mackerel should appear in numbers along with all the other summer species, like thornbacks and tope.
We have space on a ground fishing trip on Sunday 19th and space on a 10 hour wreck fishing trip on 29th June.
Cheers, Carl 07710819747
Great pollack fishing over the weekend, the best one 11lb. Some lovely coalies to 4lb too.