Latest Fishing Reports: United Kingdom

  • 29/06/2010 Fishing Report by Peter Davis on Force 10 (Looe, Cornwall)

    29 Jun 2010 by Peter Davis

    Report on-board Force 10

    Here we go then people, Summer is officially started as boated our first Blue Shark of the year on Sun 27th (est 70lb) then followed it up with an 85lb er on Mon. There does seem to be a few about as the few boats that are trying are having success. Congers have settled into summer feeding mode and a sign of a few more Pollack getting about.
    Not a lot of gaps in diary but worth a phone call if you need a day- single place or FB Charter.

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  • 15/06/2010 Fishing Report by Sam Cumming on Silver Spray (Poole, Dorset)

    15 Jun 2010 by Sam Cumming

    Report on-board Silver Spray

    The summer season is well and truly underway out of Poole now with shorts, t-shirts and plenty of sun block accompanying most trips. The fishing is following suit with bream catches off the Purbecks pecking in the 120’s and reaching a plump 3lb 14oz. We are happy to report all female bream, no matter the size, have been returned alive as it is there breeding season. Thanks to all the anglers for cooperating with this. We look forward to more good bream catches both inshore and offshore later on in the autumn.



    After another two Alderney trips we are pleased to report that the catches of turbot and brill on the banks have stayed on a par with the first trip. The biggest turbot being a new personal best for Colin Jones at 11lb 4oz and another 100% specimen brill falling to Paul Bainbridge. The banks fishing on this side of the channel has produced the biggest fish with a 19lb turbot following last months 23lber. This fish was one of 9 caught by John Tisdale and Ian Wilkinson from Cornwall.



    The wrecking has really been the highlight of the summer so far for us with the Pollack continuing in numbers well into the double figures on artificial lures. The cod have started to show in numbers on the brittle stars with fish around the 15lb mark not uncommon. Good hits have also come off the wrecks. One wreck producing 50 fish to 24lb on the return journey from Alderney, the best day of quality cod fishing the boat has had. These fish have also been accompanied by ling to 24lb, some surprise deep water brill to 8lb and congers on the slack. The biggest of which is the largest the boat has ever seen measuring at 7ft 5ins long and 24ins in girth. Unfortunately we did not have a set of scales big enough to weigh her properly so she was returned alive to fight another day. We would be pleased to receive any information on how to estimate weight from measurements on big conger.

    The first bassing trips of the season got underway with the fish being slightly smaller than usual but in good numbers. With large amounts of joey mackerel showing both inshore and in deeper waters we are certain the bigger fish shall not be far behind.

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  • 28/06/2010 Fishing Report by Bob Marshall on Duke IV (Ramsgate, Kent)

    28 Jun 2010 by Bob Marshall

    Report on-board Duke IV

    The weather Gods are smiling on us here at Ramsgate with calm seas and plenty of sunshine, this all makes the fishing so pleasant, the fish are playing ball too!
    We are getting good catches of Thornback Ray from the many banks in our area, the Bass are shoaling and we are catching some quality Smoothounds.
    Mackerel are also around but not in the numbers we would expect at this time of the year, this is the second year where they are relatively thin on the ground, could this be due to bad luck or possibly something more serious like overfishing in other areas?
    I keep thinking of the thousands of tonnes being trawled in the north of Scotland! Could these Mackerel have been making their way south?
    July and August are probably the best months of the year to try for large Bass using whole squid or large mackerel baits. Pick a large tide and sit in the rips around the North Foreland or up in the Thames Estuary, be patient and you may be rewarded with a double figure fish! Please bare in mind these fish will be females, with huge spawning potential so to return them is a great service to the future Bass stocks and great to see them swim off after a quick picture!
    Malcolm Andersons crew from Corby landed 17 Thornbacks on Duke IV, releasing most of them unharmed, this followed a tough day on the wrecks so well done chaps, hope you enjoyed your trip to Ramsgate!

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    Sat 27/04/2019 6 Spaces 8 Hours
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  • 27/06/2010 Fishing Report by brian poppy on Cleveland Princess (Lowestoft, Suffolk)

    27 Jun 2010 by brian poppy

    Report on-board Cleveland Princess

    Another cracking day out of Lowestoft 27/06/2010 with Johnathon/Ozzy and freinds,we sat on a mark that we have fished a lot with some good results in the past with no exception today tide was a bit hot to begin with and the fishing was a bit slow but as the tide eased on the flood we started to catch a nice 5lb s/hound came in first then it was a little bit of Dans breckfast went over the side as a bit of ground bait,a nice 3lb bass was next in then a couple of rooker,Ozzy decided to catch the smallest dog of the day about 4oz,a cracking bite off one of the back rods prodused after a long reel in the best fish of the day a 6lb Bass what a lovely fish that will eat well,then 2 more rooker came in quick then the tide picked up on the ebb and ended what was a great day,sorry no photo of the Bass forgot to pick up camra,have a great day johnathon and your bride good luck and hope to see you all again,Brian.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Cleveland Princess
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    Sun 05/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Mon 06/05/2019
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  • 21/06/2010 Fishing Report by Colin Penny on Flamer IV (Weymouth, Dorset)

    21 Jun 2010 by Colin Penny

    Report on-board Flamer IV

    FIVE DAY WEST COUNTRY TRIP - the weather was fantastic all week.Day 1 was spent wrecking on the way to Dartmouth.Drifting produced cod and pollack and a session at anchor saw congers and monster pout caught.Days 2,3,and 4 were spent fishing the Skeries Bank and surrounding areas were plenty of species were caught including plaice,pollack,gurnards,whiting,mackerel,dog fish,bull huss etc.Day 5 was spent drifting wrecks on the journey back to Weymouth and cod,pollack and bass were landed.
    A compettiton was done over the 5 days.Results,Winner - Paul Milkins,Runner Up - Jim Stone,Most Species - Paul Milkins,Best Flatfish - Tony Quinn,Weakest Link - Fiona Gunn.
    The trip was named "SKINS ON TOUR" with the song "We are Skins on tour,you should see our number 4" being sung on many occassions. The group were all given T shirts with Dodgey Dave getting the number 4 shirt.
    The trip was very enjoyable and hospitality in The Seale Arms were the group stayed was excellent as always.

    Pictured are the group aboard Flamer III in Dartmouth harbour.

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    Wed 01/05/2019 5 Spaces 9 Hours £55.00pp
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  • 14/06/2010 Fishing Report by Colin Penny on Flamer IV (Weymouth, Dorset)

    14 Jun 2010 by Colin Penny

    Report on-board Flamer IV

    Gypsy Mariners SAC from Devon joined Flamer III for a five day angling break.This was the third year in a row the club has come to Weymouth aboard Flamer III for an angling break.The first four days saw a fresh north easterly wind restrict were we could go fishing but the group were not detered and caught several species including plaice,dabs,gurnards,dog fish,wrasse,pollack,pout etc.The biggest plaice was aught by Mark Cooper and weighed 3Ib 14oz.Mark is pictured with his catch.On day five the wind dropped and a wrecking trip was done and cod,pollack and bass were caught.Bruce Dellow landing the biggest cod weighing 13Ib 8oz.Over the five days a friendly but competative competition was done.Results,Winner Mark,Runner Up - Paul,Most Species - Mark,Best Specimen - Mark,Weakest Link - Bruce.

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  • 26/06/2010 Fishing Report by brian poppy on Cleveland Princess (Lowestoft, Suffolk)

    26 Jun 2010 by brian poppy

    Report on-board Cleveland Princess

    What a great day 26/06 we got to the mark at the end of the flood but the dream team came through thanks to my stag team from Ipswich,one nice hound and a jenny were brought ashore give your selfs a pat on the back you all done very well,have a great day when you get married Will and hope you will be wearing something a bit differant than the chicken outfitt,hope you like the picture,Brian.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Cleveland Princess
    Sun 28/04/2019 4 Spaces 8 Hours
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    Sat 04/05/2019 6 Spaces 4 Hours
    this is a half day morning trip the afternoon is clear for 6 persons from 13.30hrs(1.30)for 4--5hrs depending were we are fishing.
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    Sun 05/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Mon 06/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Tue 07/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Wed 08/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Thu 09/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Fri 10/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Sat 11/05/2019 6 Spaces
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  • 24/06/2010 Fishing Report by brian poppy on Cleveland Princess (Lowestoft, Suffolk)

    24 Jun 2010 by brian poppy

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    We have been out of the water for 2 weeks for a wash and brush up,the fir4st trip was 24/06 we went to one of our favorite marks outside the ???? (cant give to much away) an area we have used a lot,we had 10 nice rooker,2 bass one keeper 3lb loads of s/hounds and we got broken off with a big tope,a great day with Dave and Peter we will see you all again soon,Brian/Paul.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Cleveland Princess
    Sun 28/04/2019 4 Spaces 8 Hours
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    Sat 04/05/2019 6 Spaces 4 Hours
    this is a half day morning trip the afternoon is clear for 6 persons from 13.30hrs(1.30)for 4--5hrs depending were we are fishing.
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    Sun 05/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Mon 06/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Tue 07/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Wed 08/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Thu 09/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Fri 10/05/2019
    The Bass will now be showing plus Skate/Blonds/Spur Dog/Hounds,Dont miss out on the chance of a big Blond Ray.
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    Sat 11/05/2019 6 Spaces
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  • 24/06/2010 Fishing Report by Dave Hunkin on Bessie Vee (Mevagissey, Cornwall)

    24 Jun 2010 by Dave Hunkin

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    On a flat calm, sunny day we steamed out from Mevagissey for 20 miles. Had three drifts for pollock, where we picked up eight, the best of which was 12lb; then went to anchor on the ebb tide until slack water, where we picked up a 10lb ling and two small congers, so we opted to change wrecks rather than re-anchor, which meant steaming up channel another five miles (just enough time for a cuppa)! Here we started catching good ling from 8lb - 24lb, and congers from 12lb up to 46lb - the best angler landing eight congers; all successfully caught and released for another day. Ling tally was 22, which meant everyone had plenty of fish to take home for tea after a good day's sport for eight anglers!

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  • 06/2010 Fishing Report by Alex kweller on Predator (Poole, Dorset)

    Jun 2010 by Alex kweller

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    The lads from the Thamesdown Pirates enjoyed an overnighter aboard Predator II. We spent early evening feathering for our bait for the night. Anchor was dropped on a series of banks off to the West of Poole.

    Pictured here is Tony with a fine conger of 30lbs. The night produced a steady number of black bream to 3lb along with a good number of rays, the biggest, a14lb Thornback, falling to Danny.

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