Charter Boat: Our Joe-L

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 10 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 miles
Hours: 1hr / 2hr / 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 7hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAYS, the only Charter Boat to offer Fishing Trips and Accommodation under one business. We Run Both 'Our Joe-L' and 'Parkholm Hotel' as a small family business. Fishing from Torbay, one of the best spots for Deep Sea Fishing in the English Channel our Fishing can include MID CHANNEL & OFFSHORE WRECK FISHING - SKERRIES BANK & REEF FISHING - INSHORE MARKS - and now a couple of HURD DEEP Fishing Trips as well as Trips to fish the CHANNEL ISLANDS
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: OUR JOE-L is a 2001 Offshore 105, a very proven design that was in production for over 3 decades. We have been Fishing with the vessel from the day she was built and she is Fresh out of a refit for 2019!!! Running a turbo charged, powerful John Deere engine. A comfy yet quick vessel with a sprint speed of up to 20 Knots.
Facilities: We have ample room for up to 10 Fisherman aboard with facilities including Kettle and Hob, Free Tea and Coffee, Flushing TOILET, seating Inside and Out with room for all to stay dry. Fishing Tackle and Rods Available. All Equipment has been kept up to date - Top of the Range Chart Plotter, GPS, Sounder, RADAR, VHFx3 . . . If Carlsberg did Fishing Boats!!!
Additional Description:

2019 . . . OUR 30th ANNIVERSARY YEAR.
From 5 Days Sea Fishing to a 2 hour experience , we've got you covered.

DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAYS - we are the fishing holiday specialists here in Devon.
The only Charter Boat Operator in the country to own both Charter Vessel (Our Joe – L) and B&B (Parkholm Hotel). We have the unique opportunity to offer a personal fishing holiday package to suit all your fishing needs, under one operator saving you time and money.
Staying five minutes from the harbour, in the heart of Paignton. Your stay will include 5 or 6 night’s B&B, with fishing from Monday onwards for 4 or 5 Days. At Parkholm Hotel in Paignton Town Centre, we offer all emanates, a Full English breakfast of a morning, fresh packed lunch on the boat during the day, tackle brought to and from the boat free of charge to save lugging them heavy lead weights all by yourselves. Freezer facilities to store your fresh catch enabling you to take away the lovely taste of The World Famous 'English Channel' from your holiday.
“A Family dedicated to ensuring you experience a memorable Fishing Holiday”

2019 Dates are filling up Fast!!!
6 Night / 5 Days Fishing Holiday
from £515
5 Night / 4 Days Fishing Holiday
from £420
For a Charter Holiday Contact us for a price!

* 2019 CHANNEL ISLANDS FISHING HOLIDAY *
We are now offering you the chance to come across the English Channel aboard Our Joe-L.
4 Days (2 Days Mid Channel & 2 Days Fishing the grounds of the Islands)
£300 per person without accommodation
£370 will include accommodations at our Parkholm hotel the nigh before leaving and the night of arrival back in Paignton to make the trip comfier.
Contact Shaun for more info. . .
Channel Island dates are;
Alderney - 24th- 27th June (4 Days/ 3 Nights)
Guernsey - 19th - 22nd August (4 Days/ 3 Nights)

PLEASE SEE OUR BOATS CALENDAR FOR OUR UP & COMING FISHING TRIPS!


* INDIVIDUAL FISHING TRIPS *
We offer individual and Group booking for Fishing Trips aboard Our Joe-L
Fishing out of Torbay, (Brixham, Paignton & Torquay) The English Channel offers some of the best fishing in the country and can boast many Angling World Records.
Deep See Wrecks - Inshore Angling - Hurd Deep 18Hour Trips - Skerries Bank fishing - Shark fishing - and more . . .

Black Bream in 2019
We have always managed to specialise in Black Bream Fishing come the later months of summer with over 100 caught on a good weekend in 2018. Contact us to discuss bait, fishing dates and tides and get booked on for 2019!!!
Shark Fishing in 2019
With the Shark Fishing breaking new records here in 2018 it’s hard to ignore the growing sport! We will be offering 8-14 hour days shark Fishing. Contact us


* NEW FOR 2019 * DEVON FISHING EXPERIENCE *
Working Crab Pots in Torbay in 2018 I've now decided to incorporate these into Short Fishing Charters for 2019.
Catch Inshore Fish, Haul The Crab Pots on the way in to see if we've any Crabs or Lobsters.
This is going to be a truly memorable and educational Charter.
from £45 / hour to charter the boat for up to 10 people (Families and Children Welcome) on a truly Educational experience.

“A Family dedicated to ensuring you have a memorable experience”

Even if you are not fishing and fancy a few nights away in our comfortably furnished hotel, all enquiries welcomed, Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact. For up to date availability call us on 01803 551504 we'd love to hear from you.

Extras;
Whole Boat Charter – Just you and your Fisherman’s Friends.
Fishing Tackle – Shimano, Penn, Sidewinder and more all kept up to date so you don't have to. We will only charge for any damaged or lost fishing gear.
Packed lunch*
Bed & Breakfast*
Longer Days – up to 18Hour Trips if booked in advance.
*From Parkholm hotel & Included in Fish’n Holidays.

CONTACT DETAILS
SHAUN PEDLEY
shaun@ourjoe-l.co.uk
07876623054

SANDRA PEDLEY
sandra@ourjoe-l.co.uk
01803 551504

Our Joe-L Skipper Shaun Pedley's Photo
About the Skipper:

The Pedley family have been charter fishing for 30 years now. With a wealth of local knowledge of the local waters off Torbay, and Lyme Bay. Being a keen angler himself he is willing to share any fishing tips and offers free advise.
Now skipper of Our Joe - L following in the footsteps of his farther Simon and keeping the family boat going. With previous Fishing and Commercial Skipper Experience and the highest level of Qualifications available, (MCA Master (Coded Vessels) <200Gt, Officer of the Watch <500gt, GMDSS GOC, Etc. . .) Shaun is keen to get you on the marks that his farther has carefully passed down to him and will enjoy the days on the water with you aboard Our Joe-L.

Shaun's Personal Qualifications and achievements
MCA Certificate of Competency, Master (Coded Vessels) less than 200Gross tons, not more than 150nm from safe haven.
RYA/MCA Certificate of Competency, YachtMaster Offshore. Commercial Endorsement for Power Driven Craft up to 24m in length.
RYA/MCA YachtMaster Offshore Shorebased Course.
RYA/MCA YachtMaster Ocean Shore based course
RYA National Powerboat Level2 for Coastal Waters, both Plaining and Displacement craft.
MCA Certificate of Competency, GMDSS GOC (Highest standard available)
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
MCA ENG1 Medical (Valid for 2 years, Maximum Available)
STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting with certificate of latest update
STCW Personal Survival Techniques with certificate of latest updates
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
STCW Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM) at Operations Level
STCW Approved Engineering Course (AEC) Diesel Maintenance Course.
BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training)
RYA First Aid Course
RYA/MCA Small Craft Basic Sea Survival Course
Youngest Person to ever row the Atlantic Ocean Twice at 23years old in 2015.
Torbay's Sport Personality of the Year winner. 2017.
PBA Membership Holder

Shaun also holds the World Record for 'the Youngest Person to ever Row across the Atlantic Ocean Twice'.

May 2019

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N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 10-May-2019

Wed 1st May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Thu 2nd May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Fri 3rd May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Sat 4th May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip
Sun 5th May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Mon 6th May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Tue 7th May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Wed 8th May More... Isles Of Scilly Trip Thu 9th May More... Fri 10th May More... Sat 11th May More... OFFSHORE WRECKING
At Anchor for Conger Eels.
0900-1700
Sun 12th May More... MID CHANNEL/DEEP SEA WRECKING
Drifting on Small Tides
Lure, Bait, Live Bait & Slow Pitch Jigging
0800-1600
3 Spaces Available
Mon 13th May More... Tue 14th May More... Mid Channel Tuesday
(15% off)
Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc
9 hours 0800-1700
Wed 15th May More... Thu 16th May More... Fri 17th May More... Sat 18th May More... Wrecking for Bass
Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs targeting Bass mainly along with other wreck fish.
8 hours 0900-1700
Sun 19th May More... SKERRIES BANK RAY FISHING
Targeting Blondes and Small Eyed, maybe Plaice at slack water
£55 per person
0900-1700
Mon 20th May More... Tue 21st May More... Mid Channel Tuesday
(15% off)
Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc
9 hours 0800-1700
Wed 22nd May More... Thu 23rd May More... Fri 24th May More... HURD DEEP 18hour Trip
0400 - 2200 from Paignton Harbour
Fishing the Drift in up to 180m of water.
£135pp (£205 inc B&B)
Sat 25th May More...
Sun 26th May More... Eastington Deep Sea Angling Club
Wreck Fishing Charter
Mon 27th May More... DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY
5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc.
up to 6 nights B&B included.
Whitsun Fishing Comp
4 SPACES AVAILABLE
Tue 28th May More... Mid Channel Tuesday
(15% off)
Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc
9 hours 0800-1700
Wed 29th May More... DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY
5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc.
up to 6 nights B&B included.
Contact me for info.
Whitsun Fishing Comp
Thu 30th May More... DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY
5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc.
up to 6 nights B&B included.
Contact me for info.
Whitsun Fishing Comp
Fri 31st May More... DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY
5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc.
up to 6 nights B&B included.
Contact me for info.
Whitsun Fishing Comp

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Our Joe-L

Mon 27/05/2019 4 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. Whitsun Fishing Comp 4 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 28/05/2019 4 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Tue 04/06/2019 10 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Sat 08/06/2019 4 Spaces 18 Hours £135.00pp
HURD DEEP 18hour Trip 0400 - 2200 from Paignton Harbour Fishing the Drift in up to 180m of water. £135pp (£205 inc B&B)
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Mon 10/06/2019 3 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
Devon Sea Fishing Holiday 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. 3 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 11/06/2019 3 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Tue 18/06/2019 10 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Mon 24/06/2019 2 Spaces 40 Hours £300.00pp
ALDERNEY 4 DAY FISHING HOLIDAY £300pp MAX 6 Anglers Contact us for more details.
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Mon 08/07/2019 5 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. 5 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 09/07/2019 5 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Mon 15/07/2019 5 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. 5 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 16/07/2019 5 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Mon 22/07/2019 2 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. 2 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 23/07/2019 2 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Mon 29/07/2019 7 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. 7 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 30/07/2019 7 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Mon 05/08/2019 4 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. 4 SPACES AVAILABLE
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Tue 06/08/2019 4 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Tue 13/08/2019 10 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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Mon 19/08/2019 4 Spaces 40 Hours £300.00pp
GUERNSEY FISHING HOLIDAY 4 Days - £300pp Contact me for more details
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Reviews

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  • 5-star BOB NUNN (27/05/2018)

    Just returned from a weeks Fishing Holiday staying at the Parkholm Hotel and fishing on Our Joe-L.
    Fantastic week with Shaun Pedley the new young skipper now involved with the family business. He certainly put us on the fish with 10 species caught over the week and many double figure fish amongst them also a bonus John Dory!
    The whole experience from the fishing to the hotel was truly memorable and nothing is too much trouble for this friendly family run Business.

    Thank you Shaun,Simon and Sandra and see you again next year!

  • 5-star simon smith (01/06/2016)

    very good trips abord our joe-l

  • 5-star gary raines (08/06/2016)

    great day out fishing caught a 13lb cod 10lb Pollack and some slightly smaller great crew on board who more than willing to help defo recommend this boat to all

  • 5-star Malcolm Wright (15/06/2015)

    Had another great week with Simon and Sandra, had plenty of cod from 4 to 9lb off the wrecks, all good eating size fish. we had a good day on the skerries on Thursday when everyone had loads of plaice up to 2.5 lbs, nothing huge but again all a good eating size. On wednesday when there was too much wind to get offshore wh had a fun day inshore catching doggies and huss. the week was finished off in style on friday when I had an 8lb ling and a 16lb 8ox pollack & another angler had a 19lb 8oz ling. Thanks to Simon for putting us on the fish every day and to Sandra for a warm welcome at the hotel, and also thanks to your crewman John for all the tea, sorting out tangles and filleting all the fish.

  • 5-star simon smith (24/09/2014)

    had a another goog fishing trip with our joe-l

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 31 photos uploaded

Derrek Rooke

5 lb 2 oz Cod

12-May-2019
John

11 lb 5 oz Pollock

10-Apr-2019
Kevin Turner

19 lb 8 oz Blonde Ray

8-Apr-2019
Arron Pedley

3 lb 8 oz Black Sea Bream

7-Aug-2018
Alan Curtis

4 lb 6 oz Black Sea Bream

3-Sep-2018
Alex Canham

45 lb Conger Eel

20-Aug-2018
Unknown

77 lb 6 oz Conger Eel

6-Aug-2018
Kevin Turner

4 lb 7 oz Black Sea Bream

22-Aug-2018
Unknown

3 lb 6 oz Tub Gurnard

4-Jul-2018
Brian Sloan

3 lb 1 oz John Dory

31-May-2018
Kevin Turner

1 lb 13 oz Plaice

21-Apr-2018
Fred Harwood

101 lb 2 oz Conger Eel

15-Apr-2005
Aaron Pedley

3 lb Scad

Aug-2017
Tony Dunn

12 lb Undulate Ray

Oct-2017
Unknown

5 lb Lobster

Aug-2017
Paul

10 lb 8 oz Bass

Aug-2017

Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 12/04/2019 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley

    12 Apr 2019 by Shaun Pedley

    That’s the first Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for 2019 hosted here in Paignton for us now finished. We had 4 anglers plus a few extras individuals that came wrecking during the 5 days fishing aboard Our Joe-L .


    MONDAY - We headed down the Ray Pits trying new marks out and on the famous Skerries Bank. With nice weather but cloudy water, we struggled for fresh bait on feathers so decided to head out with what we had out of the freezer only. Using smaller hooks down to a 1/0 due to the lack of bait and a decent tide, we produced Blonde Rays up to 19 1/2lb and a couple of decent Plaice on a slack water drift.

    TUESDAY - Mid Channel Wreck Fishing
    We fished two small wrecks and one large wreck on a big but dropping flood tide throughout the morning and the start of the ebb in the afternoon. We produced some double figure Pollock along with plenty of smaller ones, a couple of Whiting on baits and a Tub Gurnard fell to Roy who had just taken a likening to the flavour of these fish only weeks ago, so he was well chuffed!

    WEDNESDAY - Rough Ground/ Reef Fishing
    We fished a couple of patches on the Rough Ground which was brilliant sport but nothing of notable size. Malcolm Wright of Colchester Sea Anglers did manage a club record Cuckoo Wrasse of 13oz. These marks produced Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Pollock, Dogfish, Red Gurnard and Dogfish.

    THURSDAY - Inshore Wreck Fishing
    We started off within 10NM off the South Coast on one of my favourite inshore wrecks from 2018. We had a 10-15knt East wind over a dropping flood tide - my top condition for this wreck in 2018. Seven lads produced a decent stamp of Pollock up to 12 1/2lb, filling the boxes up. When the tide allowed, Dan was practising the art of Slow Pitch Jigging with Master craft jigs. It certainly had the attention of the lads who hadn’t seen this style before! We also had the first Cod of the year falling to Peter from New Zealand who had never fished in UK waters before. Fishing on our Shakespeare Rod and Penn warfare 20 Reel. The Cod weighed 6lb.

    Friday - Mid Channel Wreck Fishing
    With the Weekend’s conger comp looking to be postponed to later on in the year, I decided to run a longer day to make up for it. Again we had seven lads aboard and six of them had planned to fish my weekend eel comp. We started off heading out into a flat calm Torbay thinking if we can get out, this forecasted Easterly won’t affect us at all! After 10 mins I could see the wind over the surface and knew it would change my plan of heading East. A slight change of heading is all you need in OUR JOE-L like many fast charter boats. We were soon out over 35 miles fishing in a forecast Easterly wind (for the 3rd time this week) over a small flood tide. We caught a steady amount of Pollock up to 6 or 7 lb on the first 3 wrecks it took us until the forth to find the bigger fish for the day, with half a dozen or so going into double figures again, but nothing over 11lb. We had boxes of bigger fish than inshore wrecking the previous day, but not as many fish over all.

    It was great to see that such a range of lures catching on the wrecks but the top lure once again is the Sidewinder Sandeels 4 and 6 inch and the super real Skerries Eels Sidewinder

    Species count for the Week -13
    Pollock
    Cod
    Whiting
    Tub Gurnerd
    Red Gernerd
    Cuckoo Wrasse
    Blond Ray
    Plaice
    Dogfish
    Pouting
    Spur Dog
    Launce (Caught as Bait)
    Mackerel


    With the forecast looking ‘marginal at best’ all week, we managed to beat it and headed to sea every day and it was much better than expected. That really is the beauty of these Fishing Holidays - staying at @Parkholm Hotel, 5 mins away from the harbour, you might as well try it in the morning and often you’ll be surprised to get a full day if fishing in! This compared to what we have all experienced in the past - you guys booking a day of fishing then its cancelled the night before thinking it will save you a long early morning journey to the harbour for nothing, only for it to turn out lovely the next day!

    The next Devon Sea Fishing Holiday still has limited spaces, arriving on Sunday 26th May for an option of 4 or 5 days fishing. This is Whitsun Week fishing for ‘The Whitsun Annual Trophy’ for best fish and a shield for the most species caught in the week. Last year both won respectively by a pollock of 16lb and 11 species.

    Shaun Pedley
    OUR JOE-L Charters and Fishing Holidays

  • 09/04/2019 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley

    9 Apr 2019 by Shaun Pedley

    �� DEVON HOLIDAY FISHING REPORT ��

    The lads from the South East have had a couple of decent days fishing aboard OUR JOE-L on this weeks Devon Sea Fishing Holiday hosted by us. The first 2 days have been very productive and fun!

    Monday morning the tackle was aboard in no time and with full bellies from Sandra’s Breakfast at Parkholm Hotel. We headed out for a bit more bait on the feathers but the east wind had produced visibility that relates to pea soup! So we stuck to what the lads brought down with them.

    I tried an old flood tide mark for Rays but the high pressure had slowed the tide sooner than expected so soon shifted.

    Slack water over the skerries we had some nice but smallish plaice that went over 1lb.
    When the Ebb kicked in we anchored a new little mark I’ve been wanting to try for a little while, with a couple of alterations after dropping the anchor we was on! Blonde, blonde, blonde biggest went over 19lb not quite making the 20lb for Kevin.
    The Fisherman’s famous saying of ‘the one that got away’ was brought back for the afternoon as Malcolm Wright #Shimano Tyrnos 20 reel loaded with braid started to scream! (FISH ON!) All eyes widened knowing it was a big big blonde on the other end! Rod in hand and just as the thought turned to the drag and the fight for him the braid snapped! And with a big disappointing sigh from all 4 anglers, that was the end of that.
    The ray marks round here have often produced Blonde Ray over 28lb and into the 30’s in the recent past! That would have secured the specimen prize for Malcolm’s club of Colchester Sea Anglers for a long time he tells me!

    Today was Mid Channel Tuesday and with reports of the wrecks being slow at best at the moment we didn’t know what to expect. I targeted a couple of wrecks that should have been left alone for a while. All 3 wrecks produced pollock all day long. Not every drift but most drifts fish coming aboard. Getting bigger as the day went on with the biggest couple making it into double figures but most were 6-8lb.
    Couple of nice Whiting and a Tub Gurnard to add to the day.

    Over all happy faces aboard and the lads are all enjoying there fishing holiday with us here in Paignton, South Devon.

    Tomorrow is another day and makes half way for the Fishing Holiday. Forecast could look better for the rest of the week but we will see!

    Shaun Pedley
    Our Joe-L Charters & Fishing Holidays

  • 25/03/2019 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley

    25 Mar 2019 by Shaun Pedley

    Boat launched after her refit at 0930 and the first fish caught at 1230!

    After launching the OUR JOE-L in Totnes after the winter refit I decided to test the New Shimano and Penn hire reels out on a small but productive inshore Wreck between the River Dart and Torbay. 4 Drifts produced a pollock of 5-6lb and we turned back to take the boat home to Torbay. With dinner caught and the reels tested all was happy.

    With reports of the Offshore and Inshore Wrecks being slow at best at the moment I thought this wasn't a bad result, all I aimed to do was half a dozen drifts trying a couple of new reels out and if I caught dinner then bonus.

    Now time to get offshore and stuck into the Wrecking this season! First trip this weekend so finger crossed for the weather and then its Fishing Holidays every month from here on!

    More Reports to come.

    Shaun Pedley
    OUR JOE-L

  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley

    Dec 2018 by Shaun Pedley

    2018 Fishing Report from Shaun Pedley, OUR JOE-L . . . Well, where to start?

    The first full year for me as a Full Time Charter Skipper, running the Our Joe-L and organising the Fishing Holidays with my family.

    The Fishing.
    I'm not going to lie here, at times it has been slow throughout 2018 but I'm confident I made the most of the different year we've had on the wrecks. The hottest water temperature for a long time saw the Black Bream arrive in numbers towards the end of the year! The Lads who have been sharking have seen big numbers too and we've also spotted Tuna jumping on more than one occasion. Now, back to our fishing.
    I started the year mainly drifting on the wrecks, seeing some nice Pollock caught offshore and the occasional Cod. We fished a Plaice Festival on a weekend in April and had a number of catches weighed in. Not quite a match for the local Skerries Bank residents that produced some nice fish, though I've been working on that throughout the Summer and we will be back in 2019 for the comp!

    We had a good time in May & June fishing inshore on the wrecks. On most days we caught more fish inshore than when we pushed offshore, so knowing the inshore marks was key for the beginning of the Summer! The Skerries Bank had also started to pick up, with the number of Plaice and Turbot caught rising all the time. Whilst on the lookout for some new spots, we had a couple of fish other than the usual Pollock and Cod with Coalfish, John Dory, Red Gurnard, Tub Gurnard and Bass! One to remember for another time then!

    With a couple of Black Bream caught early in July, I had a feeling we were in for a good year on them. We had a fishing holiday in August who wanted to target them specifically, so off we went on the hunt to follow up Dad's reputation of catching lots of Bream! On day one we caught none - what a start, time for a rethink! We tried some different baits and I picked a wreck that I had my eye on all year. Bang! A number of decent sized catches in a couple of hours, the biggest up to 4lb7oz. Kevin won't let me forget that one in a hurry! With everyone aboard happy with their catches and the best of the Bream tide gone, I decided to use the remaining time of target Cod. Same wreck, but a different strategy of drifting on baits and lures. A few catches around the 6-8 lb mark to round off the day. The rest of the week was much the same on the reefs and wrecks.

    Moving on to August which was a cracking month for Conger! A couple of specific Conger Charters from our regular guys who fish for the British Conger Club (BCC) and many competitions, On the day it was Essex Boys vs Devon Boys! Being a Devon Boy myself it was hard not to be one sided, although the Essex Boys smashed it! Catching a 66lb half way through the day was enough to win a BCC Silver medal, what a result! Our eldest fisherman proved to be the wisest too, as he spent more time hooked onto an Eel than off! We quickly lost count on the number of catches and a shame the weather called off the next day. We had planned an experimental day having fished well the day before, but that is mother nature for you!

    In September we fished in the annual Torbay Fishing Festival. The usual crowd booked our hotel and fished with us for all 9 days. The usual target for us was Conger and Bream and when tide wasn’t favourable, Pollock and Ling. I'm proud to say we won trophies on all 4 species over 100%, narrowly missing out on top boat by 1 fish. After winning 8 prizes in total, it was a pleasure to see our fishermen at the prize giving.

    The Dartmouth Fishing festival
    Unlike the rest of 2018 the weather was not playing ball and we called off day 1. Day 2 made anchoring up on the wrecks a no go, Pollock it was then! With only 3 guys fishing they all caught a dozen Good Pollock each and all weighed in there best. Biggest Pollock on Day 2 was ours at 15lb. Day3 Saw again similar conditions but we all agreed on a strategy to catch one Eel big enough. Knowing nobody else would have anchored up in this weather that would be all we needed for a winner. It took all morning drifting over the wreck having a nice sport of bass fishing to wait until the conditions were as good as they could be. 3 re anchors and an hour later the short rods came out and heavy leads went over the side, right on the sweet spot. I said to the lads that we won't be here long in these changing conditions so best baits and sharp hooks on please! With 4 caught in half an hour and one big enough to take for the weigh in we picked up the anchor and headed for home. Enough of that. Well we did get beaten for the Pollock on day 3 but Paul managed to walk away with a nice new Conger rod and a trophy for the best Conger of the weekend. Job Done.

    The Boat was safely out of the Water the next day for a good winter refit and will soon be ready for 2019. I’ve heard the lads are having a nice spot of Cod and whiting inshore and the winter Pollock are starting to show in sizes. This is a really good sign for next year already.

    Shaun Pedley
    Our Joe-L

  • 06/06/2018 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley

    6 Jun 2018 by Shaun Pedley

    Plenty of Pollock Showing on the Wrecks now with Cod showing up too. Quite hit and miss on location still though but its great to see them coming up in numbers!
    We was catching Pollock and Cod about 2-3 wreck length off the wreck witch shows the amount of fish down there.
    Sidewinder Blues, Reds and Yellows were possibly most successful lures of the day but all lures and makes had caught a number of fish.