Latest Fishing Reports: United Kingdom
22/09/2017 Fishing Report by Colin Penny on Flamer IV (Weymouth, Dorset)
Weymouth, Dorset22 Sep 2017 by Colin Penny
The good old Reef and Bank Trips are so consistant at giving a good days fishing with a variety of species. Like on September 22nd we caught plenty of Rays,Tope,Congers etc. Pictured is Paul Milkins with his new Personal Best Thornback Ray weighing 12Ib 8oz.
LOOK - The Next Reef/Bank trips with places available are on September 23rd, October 1st, 6th, 9th,14th,DON'T MISS OUT ***
LOOK - Also places available on October 7th and 8th which includes a Ray Competition - Trophies/prizes to be won.
*** NOTE: LOOK - my diary is now open for bookings in 2018. *** BOOK NOW FOR 2018 *** I have put up an Itinerary of trips for 2018 on all my web sites, take a LOOK, the itinerary is not set in stone so I may be able to change it to suit your needs subject to the tides.
NOTE: I am looking for anglers to join the Flamer IV team to fish in the Weymouth Conger Festival which is on August 20th , 21st, 22nd 2018.
INTERESTED? Contact me by e mail email@example.com or tel 07968972737
19/09/2017 Fishing Report by Ryan Casey on Meerkat (Weymouth, Dorset)
Weymouth, Dorset19 Sep 2017 by Ryan Casey
Well the news we've all been waiting for did we catch any sharks or not? and the answer is yes but not just 1 or 2 we had 13 boated in the end with 3 runs also dropped, a total of 9 blues up to 65/70lb and 4 porgies up to 45/50lb and we also seen 4 Tuna whilst we was fishing away. An experience I will never forget and hopefully many more trips down this way with new groups to show them what it's all about.
A lot of time and preparation this year went into trying to find something new we could offer for our anglers aboard Meerkat and being the first boat to figurer these sort of trips out makes me the first group to try it extremely proud of what we have achieved after only one day shark fishing and two days trying new things around Dartmouth, we've done extremely well on what we have achieved. I would just like to thank the group I had for this trip for coming to Weymouth to travel west and trusting me that I wasn't just a mad man trying something stupid also everyone behind the scenes who helped getting all the little things ready what made it all come together and a massive thank you to Mike Wallis from Wally's Shark rigs who is now a proud sponsor of Meerkat and is supplying us with some of the best quality shark traces you're money can buy and he will be supplying for all of our future shark trips for all our sharking needs.
If you are looking for 3/4/5 day trips for the future this is the way to go, this would be a rough lay out of what we would be offering.
Day 1 Plaice fishing on the skerries and bait fishing for the sharks.
Day 2/3 Targeting the Sharks, all sharking gear will be provided on all these trips. The aim is for everyone to catch a shark and to try have no blanks, so the rods will be shared around in a friendly way to ensure everyone has a chance.
Day 4 travelling home and trying the wrecks for Pollock and Bass.
Sorry for all the writing but proud and over excited is the right way to put it.
If you fancy having ago next year I do have limited spaces available or if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Contact me on 07776182782 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tight lines Ryan
22/09/2017 Fishing Report by Ryan Casey on Meerkat (Weymouth, Dorset)
Weymouth, Dorset22 Sep 2017 by Ryan Casey
***** SHARK TRIPS 2018 *****
We can now safely say we can offer Shark trips aboard Meerkat anything from 3 to 5 days away to Dartmouth.
Rough lay out on what to expect on a 4 day trip away to this amazing bit of coast line.
Day 1 Bait/ Ground bait fishing for the Sharks then a drive to the Skerries bank for some Plaice fishing and we are only a 20 minute drive to the harbour then.
Day 2/3 it will be all about the Sharks leaving in between 7/8 and returning any where between 5/7pm and i will have a restaurant already booked for when we get back for dinner if you want to join us. If the weather is to bad for Shark fishing we will stay around Dartmouth and target all the mixture fishing, Pollock, Plaice, Conger, Huss etc but the aim is to get everyone into a Shark at some point.
Day 4 Home time:( on the way home we will stop for some fresh mackerel for your tea and if there are plenty top up my ground bait bin, then off to the wrecks to try for some Pollock and Bass.
The days may change around a little depending on length of trip and also the weather but are main aim is for everyone to have a great and enjoyable time away with no stress involved.
All Shark gear will be supplied at no extra cost and ground bait will be provided free of charge. If for some reason we cant get enough ground bait before your trip an extra little cost will be asked for so we can buy you some fresh fish for are ground bait mixture but its a maximum of £15pp and that is last resort.
We will have 9 on the boat to keep the cost down for everybody and there will be 6 rods out for the Sharks so i will be managing a time schedule so its fair for everybody. If we are coming to the end of the day and there are a coupe of people with no fish then we will let them have ago and if that doesn't work on the second day they will be on the rods first. The aim is for everyone to have ago and to keep it as fair and as cheap as possible. as we are fishing for the Sharks and its not your turn i am happy for you to fish on the bottom for the Whiting/ Gurnards or Mackerel as long as they are not catching are other rods.
I can book all B&B for you but if you fancy finding some where your self just ask and ive got a big recommendation list.
Prices for a 3 day trip is £250pp, 4 days £340pp, 5 days £420 or for a Whole boat booking £750 a day. Please allow on top for your B&Bs.
If you have any questions about these type of trips please feel free to ask on 07776182782 or email@example.com
Dates in 2018 for these time of trips.
July 16th to the 19th 4 day trip. 5 Spaces available
October 8th to the 11th 4 day trip. 1 Space available
If i get enough interest for a 3 day trip i will start one off.
20/09/2017 Fishing Report by peter stubbs on Sapphire (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear)
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear20 Sep 2017 by peter stubbs
Wednesday 20th September, 3 Lads booked a 6hr trip out today and what can I say from start to finish it was fish evey drop with well over a 100 cod and around 70 keepers to 10lb, Even my partner Julie join in today taken cod at 3 at a time, Well done lads for a cracking day and good company,
20/09/2017 Fishing Report by Colin De Block on Lead Us (Lowestoft, Suffolk)
Lowestoft, Suffolk20 Sep 2017 by Colin De Block
A busy 4hrs and the first Cod of the season
Headed off to catch the last of the flood and start off the ebb to avoid the full force of the big tides at the moment. Once the anchor was down and the boat settled we were into fish straight away a nice smoothhound to start with then almost a fish a cast a mixture of spotties and whiting, Tim had a lovely 5.5lb Cod and as the tide eased the thornbacks started to show with Josh and Mark both landing one apiece thing went quiet over slack water which only lasted 30 mins as soon as the flood started to run the fish came back again. We ended the session with 1 cod 2 smoothounds 3 thornbacks 2 spurdogs lots of spotties and a few whiting
09/2017 Fishing Report by Sam Cumming on Silver Spray (Poole, Dorset)
Poole, DorsetSep 2017 by Sam Cumming
The Headline trip for the last month only just squeezed into this report as it happened just two days ago. Our planned trip to target ling and black bream was met with perfect conditions for a change. With so many of the small neap tides getting blown off by high winds this year I have to admit I was sceptical at times leading up to it. Happy to be proved wrong on this occasion we headed over the horizon and after a cup tea and a few drifts the tide was right to chuck the anchor in and get down to the serious stuff. First up were the ling taking mackerel flappers and heavy hok-eye rigs baited with squid. A frantic hour saw plenty of ling mixed in with congers come to the boat until the tide started to cut away and they went off the feed, as was expected. After our success with the big gear people were reluctant to switch over to the lighter stuff, Mickey Claire from coventry landing our first bream of the day at 5lb 12oz soon speeded up the transition however. Bob Summers followed that up with a cracking PB of 5lb before a few more congers and even a couple of cod on the lighter gear. We saved the best for last though as Mickey Claire made it quite an incredible brace when he wrestled another black bream to the boat just before slack. This time around it weighed in at 6lb 8oz, just shy of the british record and certainly a new boat record for us at Silver Spray. Talk about a red letter day, what a monster fish, well done Mickey that’s going to be a tough one to beat. The bass fishing of late definitely deserves a mention. The usual lures and live baits working well, it's been nice to see so many fish coming up around the slack water on cut baits. Kev Lee topping the charts this month with a fine fish of 9lb 8oz on mackerel strip. Further inshore the plaice fishing in Poole Bay has been brilliant, not just the numbers of fish showing up but also some real whoppers. Frazer Jones landed one of 4lb 8oz after over 2 years without a fishing trip to his name. And to round off a brilliant months fishing we managed to land a porbeagle shark on our first try of the year. Caught by Casey Alcock on his birthday the fish took one and a half hours to bring to the boat and was estimated to be 150-180lb, a truly magnificent creature. We are coming up to our last trip over to Alderney this year, looking forward to next year the dates are starting to fill up already so get in touch if you are interested in a list of dates.
18/09/2017 Fishing Report by Allan Skinner on JFK TWO (Tyne, Tyne and Wear)
Tyne, Tyne and Wear18 Sep 2017 by Allan Skinner
Managed a trip out on Monday
Sea was a little snotty off to the wrecks and plenty mackerel as usual.
Picked up around 30 fish with lings 11lbs and 13 lbs cods to 7lbs
And at least 10 polllack 6-8lbs best at 9lbs.
Pic of lads with a few of there fish.
19/09/2017 Fishing Report by dominic wilson on Predator II (Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway)
Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway19 Sep 2017 by dominic wilson
reporting period 16th to 19th september 2017.....
finally we managed to get to sea since the 3rd september because of the windkeeping us in harbour!
species caught: cod,haddock,whiting,pouting,mini- ling,mackerel,herring,launce,pollack,coalies,huss,spurs,tope,lsd,common skate,red/grey/tub gurnard,dabs
saturday; 60+ spurdogs all into double figures(12-14lb) with best going 17lb 10oz.Also 6 huss with best at 14.5lb,5 common skate hooked but only 1 landed at 65lb and a single 12lb tope.
sunday; 20 huss with biggest at 14lb 10oz,no spurdogs,2 tope at 18lb and 11lb and 3 skate hooked and all lost.plenty of pollack in the weeds with some 40 fish caught with average size around 3lb and a single ballan wrasse
monday: 2 spurdogs,some huss and 1 common skate at 118lb,also plenty of pollack in the weeds to mackerel strip with biggest at 4lb
tuesday: 1 spurdog at 14lb,1 spotted ray,several huss with best at 14lb and 2 common skate at 22lb and 64lb
whiting flapper is the preferred bait for the sharks and common skate
09/2017 Fishing Report by Kevin McKie on Size Matters (Plymouth, Devon)
Plymouth, DevonSep 2017 by Kevin McKie
It's good to be back out again after all the bad weather we have had recently. We have been targeting Conger and Sharks over the last few days, catching Blue Shark to 98lb 8oz, Conger to 63lb, Porbeagle Shark to 60lb, Ling to 28lb, Cod to 16lb, Bass to 4lb, Garfish to 2lb 8oz and Red Band Fish.
We had a red letter day on the Conger, between 11 anglers we caught 109 Conger to 63lb. Mick Southworth caught two Conger over 60lb, we also caught Ling to 28lb and Cod to 16lb. Most of the Conger where 25lb to 35lb, in total we had over 3000lb of fish that day.
On the Sharks best day has been 21 Blues to 95lb and two Porgies to 60lb sadly as I was about to lift the 60lb Porgie in to the boat but he spat the hook. It's good to see the baby Porgies, just need to find where there mother lives now. Please note all Sharks and 98% of Conger are returned alive, if we catch a Conger that is deep hooked and someone wants to take it for the table that's fine.
Next years diary is 85% full, here are a list of dates I have selected for Individuals and small groups. Please note these are the only dates that will be available for individuals or small groups next year so when they are gone that's it.
Thursday 3rd Wrecking £75 pp 9 places available.
Friday 4th Reefing £60 pp 8 places available.
Monday 21st Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 7 places available.
Tuesday 22nd Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 7 places available.
Monday 4th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 10 places available.
Tuesday 5th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 11 places available.
Wednesday 6th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 11 places available.
Monday 25th 3 day Guernsey trip £300 pp 1 place available (max 8 anglers).
Thursday 28th Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Friday 29th Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Wednesday 11th Wrecking £75 pp 9 places available.
Thursday 12th Wrecking £75 pp 9 places available.
Monday 30th Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Tuesday 31st Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Wednesday 1st Sharking £110 pp 6 places available (max 6 anglers).
Thursday 2nd Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 11 places available.
Wednesday 8th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 10 places available.
Thursday 9th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 10 places available.
Friday 17th Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Sunday 19th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 9 places available.
Monday 20th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 8 places available.
Tuesday 21st Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 6 places available.
Wednesday 22nd Sharking £110 pp 3 places available (max 6 anglers).
Friday 31st Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Monday 10th Wrecking £75 pp 9 places available.
Tuesday 11th Wrecking £75 pp 9 places available.
Wednesday 12th Sharking £110 pp 6 places available (max 6 anglers).
Wednesday 19th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 11 places available.
Thursday 20th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 12 places available.
Friday 21st Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 11 places available.
Tuesday 2nd Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Friday 5th Wrecking/Conger £75 pp 11 places available.
Thursday 11th Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Friday 12th Wrecking £75 pp 11 places available.
Size Matters (Plymouth)
20/09/2017 Fishing Report by TERRY BATT on Vanishing Point-2 (Bradwell Marina, Essex)
Bradwell Marina, Essex20 Sep 2017 by TERRY BATT
Lot's of fish coming out at the moment... Bass, Hounds, Thornbacks, Dogs, and the first of the Whiting are showing..... so all good.
If you would like to have a go for a mixed days fishing please call ..