Latest Fishing Reports: United Kingdom

  • 24/05/2010 Fishing Report by Bob Marshall on Duke IV (Ramsgate, Kent)

    24 May 2010 by Bob Marshall

    Report on-board Duke IV

    The water has warmed up, the crabs have peeled and the fish have arrived! At last summer is here! Been out on the wrecks and we landed plenty of Cod and Pollack on Duke IV. A good trip with the individuals Thursday then back out with Crew Lucas from St Albans on Friday. All caught plenty of fish, topped there freezers up till the next trip!
    All fish taken on lures on the drift so great sport and as Duke IV is a sportfishing boat all small or unwanted fish were returned to fight another day. Well done chaps!
    Inshore fishing has been good one day then quieter the next, with Thornback Ray, Smoothounds, Bass and some cracking Whiting! Martin's crew from Gravesend had a good day inshore with Smoothounds (all returned) and Thornbacks along with Whiting and Dabs, see pic. The Bass should start shoaling on the banks now, you can't be sure where or when, just be in the right place at the right time, keep your eyes open and have some hokkies in your box! Don't worry we've got plenty on board Duke IV!
    See pics & latest reports on www.fishingramsgate.com

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  • 23/05/2010 Fishing Report by richard connor on Causeway Lass & Causeway Maid (Portrush, County Antrim)

    23 May 2010 by richard connor

    Report on-board Causeway Lass & Causeway Maid

    weekend report

    saturday

    had spurdogs on saturdays trip best was 12.5lb runner up was 10lb, whiteing and red/ tub gurnard, few mackerel

    sunday

    was on offshore reef, lots of large ling, pollock starting to show in better numbers and sizes. very few mackerel yet.


    richard

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  • 24/05/2010 Fishing Report by Matt Horne on Optimist (Gosport, Hampshire)

    24 May 2010 by Matt Horne

    Report on-board Optimist

    GOOD NEWS: May /June

    Things differently seem behind this year, but with the resent turn of warm weather it seems to have kicked the fishing off, down are end of the country. This last weekend showing a up turn in the fishing, plenty of bream and smooth hounds on the inshore rock marks. The mackerel are now showing up, but can be a bit hit and miss, and the Tope seem to have also made a bit of a later appearance but are now starting to show in good numbers.
    I got out on the mid channel deep water reef marks for the first time this year on Sunday, with good results, plenty of Pollock a few Cod the best weighing 16lbs 10oz (nice on a shad!). So I don’t think it will be long before more Cod and less Pollock are caught. The fish are stuffed full of sprats, so it will be interesting to see if it happens on the brittle stars this year!
    I am looking to get out on the deep water reefs a bit more this year, but with the price of diesel at the moment I have to make sure I run with a full boat, “or the cost of a full boat“!

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  • 22/05/2010 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith on Bad Boyz IV (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    22 May 2010 by Aaron Smith

    Report on-board Bad Boyz IV

    Had some amazing weather over this last weekend and for a group of 20 lads on Saturday down on both our boats for a stag doe it was fantastic, with the guys wanting fish for the bbq in the evening we dicided to stay fishing the reefs all day and being a competition between each boat we both had our game plans.
    Fishing was fantastic with majority of the fish being Coalies, Pollack, Codling and Mackeral with a few Wrasse, Whittings and Dogies thrown in, by the end of the day the score boreds were totalled up and with over 400 fish on one boat and just 150 on the other it was oviouse which boat was on top and yet again it was Bad Ladz skippered by Aaron.
    On sunday the plan was to try the reefs for a couple of hours then back to Holyhead Bay later on for the smoothound but on arrival of Bold Angling Club a few were asking about the tope fishing at the moment which has been not to bad so we dicided to play it by ear and see how the fishing went on the reefs, With a fair amount of the usual Pollack, Colies and Codling coming to the boat we thought we would try for some mackeral as the day before we bagged up but was today going to be as easy, NOPE!! we tryed 3 marks over a 5 mile strech and not a single one so there still hit and miss at the moment so we had a chat and the plan was to try for some tope off-shore after a 45minute steam we anchore in 50m of water with all big baits on the bottom, it was a little slow to start but after 20mins or sooo the bites started with the first fish on the boat being a nice Spurdog of 16lb and the fish keept coming with plenty of Bull Huss to 14lb and two Tope to the boat at 25lb and one a bit smaller, we finished a little early at anochor so we could have a few drifts on a couple of reefs on the way back with a plan to try get a few more species on the boat but it was not to be with just the usual Pollack, Colies, Codling and Wrasse coming up and then it was time to head back with the day of 13 species.
    Sunday Nite i had a 5hour trip with general fishing on the menu but with 60 crab on the boat we had to try our luck for a smoothound but with little tide and a slight breeze spinning the boat at anchor it was hard work but we heard the ratchet on a reel at the back of the boat wizzing away so it was a mad dash to the back too strike into the fish and then hell broke loose with it going mad swimming all around the boat and taking 4 other lines with it but after a 15 minute fight a lovely starry smoothound of 15lb broke the surface and straight into the net, weighed, pictures and returned as soon as posible and with the next cuople of hours just producing Codling and Whtting it was time to head back in.
    FIshing so far -------- Species count is to 31 for the year with every trip exceding the last and the smoothound in the bay on light tackle shows some fantastic sport.




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  • 15/05/2010 Fishing Report by Sam Cumming on Silver Spray (Poole, Dorset)

    15 May 2010 by Sam Cumming

    Report on-board Silver Spray

    Well Spring arrived at last with some calmer, warmer weather. The bream arrived in numbers about two weeks later than last year. We have had good catches from rock marks in Poole Bay with the best fish between 2 and 3lb but plenty of medium size fish to keep rod tips rattling. Colin Jones from Gloucester had 23 fish to 2lb 8oz at the end of April. The first good catches of bream have been made off the Purbecks and our attentions will switch there during May and June when we will be looking for 4lb fish.



    The turbot fishing on the banks has been excellent. On the banks off Alderney we had good numbers of turbot to 10lb. Many of the smaller fish were returned to fight another day. There we some nice brill with best a specimen of 6lb 8oz being caught by Neil Harrison form Wantage. The Shambles is also fishing well and our boat record was pushed up to 23lb by Robin Holloway with superb fish that nearly 4 inches thick. This was one of 7 that day.



    Offshore we have had plenty of Pollack on the wrecks with live sandeels providing the best sport. The good news is that there are early signs of cod both on the wrecks and on the brittle star grounds. We expect the catch rate to increase over the next few weeks. Conger fishing has also been excellent with our best a fine fish of 70lb.



    The mackerel have now arrived in the Bay so that’s a sure sign that summer is on the way. We are looking forward to our first bass trips both drift the offshore banks with lures and live baits and also freelining with live mackerel on the Purbeck reefs. Offshore the numbers of cod will increase on the brittle stars and the tope will start to feature in increasing numbers.



    Our revised website is now up and running. There are videos, a new notice board and easy links to our blog, facebook and U-tube pages. Facebook is updated by Sam and he would be glad to have you as a friend of Silver Spray.



    For all the pictures please see http://silverspray.blogspot.com/



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  • 21/05/2010 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    21 May 2010 by Rich Ward

    Report on-board Shy-Torque III

    Some fantastic weather here at Whitby this week has helped to provide some equally fantastic fishing. Inshore marks are starting to produce a few more fish at last but the ground out on the " Wall " has given us on the Shy Torque a couple of cracking days this week. Plenty of cod and ling for the taking out there at the moment !!

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  • 20/05/2010 Fishing Report by stuart belbin on Razorbill 3 (West Mersea, Essex)

    20 May 2010 by stuart belbin

    Report on-board Razorbill 3

    The weather was sunny and flat calm, just what we need, after an hour run to the mark the first fish was a BASS of 3lb, another two smaller BASS and we moved,
    The first fish was a DOGFISH....... not what we wanted but you can't pick what fish you want to catch, The next fish was a bit better, A COD of 10lb, then another of 16lb 8oz, we only had 6 COD but the smallest was the 10lb,With 10 Bass and some big WHITINGS it wasn't such a bad day!

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  • 19/05/2010 Fishing Report by stuart belbin on Razorbill 3 (West Mersea, Essex)

    19 May 2010 by stuart belbin

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    This was a short afternoon/evening trip with only three anglers so it was an inshore trip, we did get 4 THORNBACKS to 14lb 8oz and two COD of 4lb, WHITING and ..... yes DOGFISH.

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  • 19/05/2010 Fishing Report by Dave Builth on Upholder (Amble, Northumberland)

    19 May 2010 by Dave Builth

    Report on-board Upholder

    The second half of May has produced some good catches with anglers going away with on average 10 codlings to keep between 2lb to 5lb.
    Jim Cobain’s party had a nice wrasse around the 4lb mark and 40 odd codlings to take home to Halifax.
    The following day a Michael French’s party 70 codlings to take home and a Catfish around about 5lb.

    The wrecks have started fishing early this year, regular angler Dennis miller had a nice Pollack of 10.5 lb
    Off the wrecks south of Amble, the Pollack took a yellow and golden shad fished on along flowing trace and was returned to fight another day.
    Dave Bagnell had a really good condition ling of 9lb which took a strip of Mackerel.
    Greg Robson caught a 9lb Pollack on a green shad fished slowly above the wreck, he said that it was the best fighting fish he had ever caught. They also had on average 10 codlings apiece to keep the

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  • 05/05/2010 Fishing Report by Charlie Bronse on Yellowfin (Newhaven, East Sussex)

    5 May 2010 by Charlie Bronse

    Report on-board Yellowfin

    Went out with Kurt on Yellowfin a couple of weeks ago but have only just got round to posting a report. I'll keep it short ! I hadn't heard of any decent reports so wasn't holding out too much hope but Kurt put us right on the fish from the off. Caught loads of mackeral, whiting, herrings, doggies and a few nice smoothounds. Much more than we expected. Have another trip booked for this week and have plenty more booked with Kurt over the summer as he really is a top skipper and a thoroughly likeable guy as well. Cheers Kurt !!!

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