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Fishing Report by Scott Belbin
on Galloper (West Mersea, Essex)
Nov 2019 by Scott Belbin
Once again I have left it too long between my reports on here. As ever we have been busy and the fishing has been too. since my last report on here we saw good numbers of roker through the early autumn with 48 being our best trip in October. there have been loads of whiting and dogfish around too which have kept us busy. To be honest they can be a pain at times but they keep the rods going and its normally ‘fish a cast’ for them. Inshore the dogs and whiting are interspersed with the odd roker, late smooth-hound and bass or even an elusive codling.View Boats Page
Offshore the fishing has been very good when we had the weather. we pushed off a few times and got amongst the bass each time. There was some great sport to be had in shallow water using 4-8oz leads and light rods is hard to beat. On one trip with fred and the lads the bait fishing was particularly good. The best of the fishing came in 2 hours as the tide came right and with several fish between 6lb and 8.2lbs coming to the boat the lads were so pleased they opted out of the next mark and decided to head home early to catch the football! Another trip saw another group of lads enjoying several hours of bass on lures (feathers proving to be most effective) the fish were so numerous one even engulfed a breakaway lead and got hooked on that! I couldn’t put a number on how many we had but I know a couple of the lads had 30-50 each. Needless to say they only kept 1 each although it would have been nice for them to have been allowed to keep some more. We had the weather to head off again last week but since the ban on bass came back into effect after October 31st I cant get any takers for bass trips.
We have managed our first few trips on the new boat with great feedback from everybody on board. The first fish aboard was unsurprisingly a dogfish but it didn’t take too long before the first whiting and roker joined it. I will report more on the new boat soon.
Most of our trips now will be inshore for whiting, dogfish and roker with the odd codling thrown in if we’re lucky. Hopefully the dabs will start to show soon as they will provide some sport on light tackle close to home. When the weather allows we will try to get offshore and see what’s about. I have spaces into December and january but next years weekend dates are starting to fill up so please get in touch if you wish to book a specific date or type of fishing.
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