Latest Fishing Reports: United Kingdom

  • 12/03/2011 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on PLAN B (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    12 Mar 2011 by Ray Martin

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    Cracking good day today,
    We fished the same mark as last week, along with Seeker and IN-T-NET and had over 60 skate between us..
    More tomorrow with a bit of luck.
    90% returned alive

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  • 03/2011 Fishing Report by stuart belbin on Razorbill 3 (West Mersea, Essex)

    Mar 2011 by stuart belbin

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    The fishing at the weekend had picked up with a new party landing 12 CODLING up to 4lb.
    Tuesday's; The boat was booked by three anglers, The weather was just what you wanted, Bright sunshine,Flat calm seas with just a bit of mist and the fish wanted to play, What more would you want? 17 CODLING and 3 THORNBACK RAY,S and three happy anglers, JOB DONE!

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  • 07/03/2011 Fishing Report by Steve Bradshaw on Deep blue (Eastbourne, East Sussex)

    7 Mar 2011 by Steve Bradshaw

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    with the whether forecast giving us a short break for one day in the last couple of weeks we managed to get out on tuesday had some good offshore cod fishing best fish goin to 25lb and a couple more at 18lb to make a good trip out for the norfolk angling crew plenty of nice fish about would be nice for wind to start to settle down and get back out again

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  • 08/03/2011 Fishing Report by Colin De Block on Lead Us (Lowestoft, Suffolk)

    8 Mar 2011 by Colin De Block

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    headed out to the same mark we fished saturday, hoping for a repeat performance fishing was a bit slower but we ended up with 8 cod to 4lb. highlight of the day was seeing the 9 year old lad reel in his first cod of 3.5 lb weed was a pain on the ebb but a good day had by all

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  • 07/03/2011 Fishing Report by brian poppy on Cleveland Princess (Lowestoft, Suffolk)

    7 Mar 2011 by brian poppy

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    07/03/2011 Had a good day today with Brad and James catching some nice cod/yting 5 cod to 4lb and 14 yting one coming in at just under 2lb fishing on a rough bit of ground off corton church with a s/e 4--5 and a flood tide things were a bit lumpy on the flood this tide fishes the best on this mark at the moment hope you enjoyed your fish and chips at The Sailors Home Kessingland,see you all soon BP.

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  • 05/03/2011 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on PLAN B (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    5 Mar 2011 by Ray Martin

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    Try again ...

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  • 03/2011 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on PLAN B (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    Mar 2011 by Ray Martin

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    Picture of the lads with a few of the skate....

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  • 03/2011 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way 2 (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    Mar 2011 by Gethyn Owen

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    Our first weekend afloat in 2011 following our routine winter maintenance downtime was scheduled for the last weekend of February. With the boat full and small tides upon us it was an offshore foray into the deeps on the cards. Sadly the wind gods had other ideas and with W & NW blasts of air not dropping below 20mph for a few days, I decided to leave My Way dormant for another few days. Wouldn’t really be that fair to force the lads into the shallows were the possibility of fish this time of year was all but slim!

    The following week the winds took some time off and the sun also came out to play. With plans to finish sanding and painting My Ways inside gunwales and then hopefully go find some fish following weekend. So it was on nice calm seas, though unfortunately 31ft tides that we finally got going once again for our 2011 campaign.

    Spring tides restrict the fishing at Holyhead to inshore; the tidal pulls of such prolific areas such as the Deeps are far too strong for recreational angling in anything really larger than 28ft. so for the Saturday we opted for a slightly later sail at 10am and allow the ebbing tide to help us around to our destination of Trearddur Bay, stopping to drift a few of the reefs along the way.

    The drifts however proved fruitless, with only a few nibbles from obliging pout and poor cod, our intended targets of coalie and pollack where no where to be seen, though based on the size of tide and the drift speeds we were having fun with; we’d give it another go later in the day when the LW slack was near us.

    Anchoring just out of Trearddur Bay we were soon into an array of late winter and early spring fishing from Holyhead. Dogfish, whiting and codling making up the vast majority of catches with many rigs reeling in double and triple shots, mixed in with these we also had pout, poor cod and numerous small huss.

    One angler even managing to land a triple shot of 3 small huss that had the 2 match anglers ‘cooing and awwing’ like kids in a sweet shop. Huss are usually worth far more points of the common dogfish and to catch them 3 a time, certainly good going.
    This trend of fishing continued into our second mark, nothing to set the world alight but a steady stream of fish to keep everyone happy on a day where dusting down the fishing tackle was more the priority. Lunch today was the famous My Way chillie.

    With Geoff having his 21st birthday (yeah right) another angler, Tony had brought a selection of cakes along to have after lunch with a cuppa.

    To end the day we once again decided to try our luck on the drift, this time we were rewarded with pollack, coalfish and also some early herring. We don’t tend to see too many herring around Holyhead when on the drift and those we do see tend to be a little later – so it was certainly nice to see some coming to the boat.

    We ended the day with 9 species, we had hoped to break the double figures for an early spring outing by giving Arthur the chance to land our 10th specie … sadly he never proved to be the dab hand at it!

    Sunday we decided to stay within the confines of Holyhead bay and concentrate mainly on anchor work with the lads aboard My Way relatively new to sea angling. Many of them, albeit experienced coarse anglers had never been sea fishing before, let alone on a boat.
    They were rewarded though in more fish than a carping year (not my words!) with dogs, whiting, huss a few dabs and some good sized codling falling to a variety of baits. One lad also managed to hook into a 3 bearded, specie 11 to get 2011 well under way.

    Then there is good old chicken cam, well currently known as hand cam! Poor fella, thought it was a monster!

    Let's hope the weather gods play fair this year and treat us all to some fantastic days afloat.

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  • 06/03/2011 Fishing Report by Paul Kilpatrick on Sea Otter 2 (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    6 Mar 2011 by Paul Kilpatrick

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    THOSE COD JUST KEEP COMING

    With a lovelly day once again blue skies sunday trip looked promising it was big tide today but the fishing of late has been excellent agin today the lads werent disapointed but it was bait which the cod were hammering rather than lures it was paul smith who managed the biggist cod on board today a fish just over 13lb the lads all had some lovelly cod between them all went home happy but paul was smiling the most.

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  • 05/03/2011 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on PLAN B (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    5 Mar 2011 by Ray Martin

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    The fish are back- Had only a short single tide trip on Saturday and got on the skate more or less straight away.
    Best one 10lb but lost one that looked bigger.
    Got next Sat and Sun (weather permitting) so should be good !!

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