Latest Fishing Reports: United Kingdom
21/04/2013 Fishing Report by Gary and Darren Flint on Discovery (Liverpool, Merseyside)
Liverpool, Merseyside21 Apr 2013 by Gary and Darren Flint
21st APRIL 2013
Vidas trip, We where meant to be going offshore today but with a strong wind warning , I offered the lads the chance to blow the trip off as we would only be able to flattie fish or catch the occasional thornback ray,
Vidas just wanted to fish so we set of up the channel catching Dabs, So to give the lads a change we moved into the river and managed to pick more dabs, and flounders,1 plaice and a Cod of 4lb 9oz.
Well done lads, Gary (skipper)
04/2013 Fishing Report by Gary and Darren Flint on Discovery (Liverpool, Merseyside)
Liverpool, MerseysideApr 2013 by Gary and Darren Flint
Yet again we arrived at the marina with not a breath of wind and the sun shining,we headed to a rough ground mark that we fished 2 weeks previous with the intention of pushing further out if the weather was ok when we got out we tried 3 different marks and then headed back in to try for a plaice for the last hour,fish caught Cod ,Pollack Whiting,Pouting,Dabs, overall a really good day
07/04/2013 Fishing Report by Gary and Darren Flint on Discovery (Liverpool, Merseyside)
Liverpool, Merseyside7 Apr 2013 by Gary and Darren Flint
7TH APRIL 2013.
We left the Marina with near perfect conditions the lads where all eager to get started ,We decided to head to a rough ground mark that has produced fish in the early months in previous years.
So we left the marina with a 2hr ride to the 1st mark and yes it was worth the trip we had Cod, Whiting ,Pouting,Ling Dabs etc. MOST OF THE LADS USED OUR GEAR SO THE RESULTS WHERE VERY GOOD.The lads fished so well we tried a couple of wrecks on the way back but these where not productive (still very early).overall a excellent day with a nice bunch of lads
22/04/2013 Fishing Report by Mark Peters on DAWN TIDE II (Wallasea Island, Essex)
Wallasea Island, Essex22 Apr 2013 by Mark Peters
The skate are here in good numbers over 20 a trip easy last trip we see over 30 keepers ther are some nice cod around on other grounds still a few codling popping up here and there with the skate a few spur dog offshore marks we also had out first hound only a bout 3lb but a good sign there on the way soon to follow are the bass too
Skipper mark peters
20/04/2013 Fishing Report by Lee Rossie on Sea-Juicer (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
Portsmouth, Hampshire20 Apr 2013 by Lee Rossie
Sat 20th April,
First trip out this year, 2013 and the anticipation was hugh. Small tides (tick), offshore (tick), light easterly's (tick), 10hr trip (tick), Fish ( ?) always an unknown in this game of fishing and why we play this game.So armed with a head full of new banter required to defend my corner we drew positions and set off.
An hour's steaming saw us drop anchor many miles past the Nab Tower in a deep water fishing one of the many banks. Familiar comments soon came into play " what weight shall I use Skip", " how deep is it Skip", " what rig shall I use Skip", " what we fishing for Skip" and so we began fishing.
Tide was building to a full ebb and would be like this for many hours. So with various weights and baits in the water we waited. Bites soon started as the scent moved up tide bringing the fish in. Would it be Smoothounds, Spurdog, Rays we wouldn't know till we saw colour. I hooked into a fish with some weight behind it and started the long haul. It felt like a Ray and was taking line, more line than I was gaining so after a number of minutes I locked the spool with my thumb and pulled back only for the trace to part company, Grrrr !!. My trace was quickly investigated for the " Pigs tail " of a poorly tied knot. Fortunately it had been rubbed through but I was still a " Wayne Curr *
Good start though and soon we had a number of sizable Blonde Rays on board. Each fish caught measured on it merits of size. Some were a few pounds and discreetly returned. Other were double figures over 20lbs.
The sun was well up by now and with the earlier chill gone it was relaxed fish with smiling faces and packed lunched being broken out..
Once we had slack water we moved a mile or so to another bank ready for the start of the flood. We would stay for the start of the flood with home time coinciding when the flood would be too strong.
The flood didn't bring the number of fish caught during the ebb. In fact from memory it was just the odd Dogger.
So when the time came to up anchor and set off home. We left with smiles on our faces well pleased with day's fishing. We'd had a number of Blondes up to 23lbs/25lbs ( scales were swinging between both weights ) some were personal bests and for others their 1st Blonde Ray and with thanks to the Skipper we all hoped it was a good omen for the season to come.
21/04/2013 Fishing Report by Ron Angel on Why Worry (Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex)
Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex21 Apr 2013 by Ron Angel
We went to have a look at the Cod again but no cody was at home.We needed to do something once we had committed to the run off.It wasn't looking to spectacular at one stage but eventually we got it right.
Not another boat in sight and we managed to put something resembling a trip together and eventually Bagging some nice ones.
Well done to the guy's today for perservering when the chins could of fallen and you could of given up.
21/04/2013 Fishing Report by Ross Parham on Spot On! (Brixham, Devon)
Brixham, Devon21 Apr 2013 by Ross Parham
Finally a weekend with half sensible weather and Spot On was making the most of it.
Saturday Spot On was wrecking and found lots of Pollock with the biggest going to David Inns of 13lb 10oz.
Plenty of other nice fish around 8/9lb mark.
We did have to search around a few wrecks to find the fish here and there.
Sunday saw Spot On venturing to the Skerries bank for the first time in 2013 in search in plaice after I decided to cancel last weekends plaice festival trips due to bad weather and good job I did as reports from fellow anglers tell of 1 fish caught on the charter boats that did risk the weather.
There were plenty of boats out and we stopped short of all of them over a little ridge and within 5 minutes the first plaice was coming aboard, this continued up to 1pm with double braces also and good fun with the biggest fish just hitting 2lb, throw in some dogfish, whiting and a Dab it was a good enjoyable day with everyone catching plenty.
20/05/2013 Fishing Report by Roger Lennon on Bayside (Ramsgate, Kent)
Ramsgate, Kent20 May 2013 by Roger Lennon
At long last it looks like Spring has finally sprung! Tims' party (see photo) fished with me on a local mark and found plenty of double figure skate and a few hounds. The bass are now finding there way on to the goodwins and north foreland where double figure fish are regularly caught. The inshore fishing will really come into its own now with the warmer temps. Macks, bass, pollock, hounds and skate can all be caught within a few miles of our port. Bayside will be running its usual 4 hr summer bass and mack trips which includes all rods, reels, tackle and some baits, only £25 per person. For availability and bookings please call Roger on 07805250427. Hope to see you all soon for some top fishing...
20/04/2013 Fishing Report by Alan Brand on Hermit (Lymington, Hampshire)
Lymington, Hampshire20 Apr 2013 by Alan Brand
Fishing a set of banks 12 miles south of the Needles produced some excellent sport including Blonde Ray, Spurdog, Conger, Smoothound and late Whiting
21/04/2013 Fishing Report by Paul Kilpatrick on Sea Otter 2 (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
Whitby, North Yorkshire21 Apr 2013 by Paul Kilpatrick
Saturday and sunday just gone were last two days in the spring festival but what contrast between the two days saturday saw for the lads on sea-otter 2 have nice and steady days fishing squid and shads did the buisness the lads had about 40 codlings in total thats a good days fishing at the moment with the heavy algie bloom yesterday sunday was as hard as you will get it unbelivable the difference in fishing between the two days.
Saturdays lads were my regulars who have fished with me for many years and the weather was also probably one of the best days this year upto now some of the lads were even down to t-shirts the best fish went about 8lb we didnt sent it to the scales as on the radio i heard 3 or 4 more just slightly bigger a bit unlucky we didnt nail a double considering the amount of fish the lads caught but thats fishing most of the fish werent big but the lads were well happy.
The lads at the ned of the day with a few of there fish.