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Fishing Report by Scott Belbin
on Galloper (West Mersea, Essex)
9 May 2022 by Scott Belbin
Our general trips are keeping us busy at the moment. There is certainly plenty of action out there at the moment with bites one after the other. dogfish are in plague proportions still and there are still unseasonable amounts of whiting and even pouting showing too in places. These keep the rods going in between the other species like thorn-backs and hounds. It makes for some impressive numbers on some groups matches. The Suffolk lads had a busy trip the other day with Andy having the winning catch once again. I cant tell you how many points he scored but I know he was on 99 fish after around 7 hours of fishing. Adam wasn’t far behind him either with another impressive score. Clive had two of the biggest fish with a decent ray around double figures and a hound of over 11lbs too.View Boats Page
The summer species are really moving in now. We have seen a marked increase in numbers of smooth-hounds on our trips. There are lots of small hounds around and they are pretty widespread too. We have also seen some bigger fish in places too. The other day Started off well for Stephen Clarke with a couple of nice double figure hounds in quick succession. We had steady fishing throughout the day on hounds of all sizes, lots of dogfish, whiting and bass too. The biggest hound fell to young Grayson who was out giving his grandad John a much needed fishing lesson. Grayson played the big female hound to the boat like a professional and was a natural at holding them too. I took some pictures and headed off for the weigh sling and scales as Grayson promptly released the fish! we have no accurate weight but she was definitely over 15lbs. Grayson was very happy with his first ever hound although I did remind him that one or two of the other lads on the trip had fished for many years and never had one that big! I have a few spaces on some smooth-hound trips coming up. Including this Saturday 14/05 and an evening trip on 28/05. I can also offer spaces and boat bookings for smooth-hounds throughout the summer if you fancy catching these hard fighting fish.
Please take note, I have listed below my current individual availability until the end of June. As you can see weekend Dates are limited.
I do have availability mid-week for individuals and groups if you fancy a trip out.
Not all dates are advertised, please contact me on 07956411528 to discuss midweek dates.
14/05/22-2 spaces @ £70pp max 7 anglers
21/05/22-1 space @ £100pp offshore trip max 7 anglers
28/05/22- evening trip (16.30-midnight) 4 spaces @ £70pp max 7 anglers
18/06-22-2 spaces @ £100pp offshore trip max 7 anglers
19/06/22-4 spaces @ £100pp offshore trip max 6 anglers
26/06/22-1 space @ £70pp max 7 anglers
Please call me for more information on 07956411528
Dad (Stuart) has availability on the ‘Razorbill 3’ please call him on 07850234077
UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Galloper
Sun 22/05/2022 1 Space 12 Hours £100.00ppoffshore tope fishing 1 space @ £100pp View details Wed 25/05/2022 5 Spaces 12 Hours £100.00ppoffshore tope trip View details Sat 04/06/2022 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp1 space @ £70pp max 7 anglers View details Sat 18/06/2022 2 Spaces 12 Hours £100.00ppoffshore 2 spaces @ £100pp max 6 anglers View details Sun 19/06/2022 4 Spaces 12 Hours £100.00pp4 spaces @ £100pp View details Sun 26/06/2022 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp1 spaces @ £70pp max 7 anglers View details Fri 15/07/2022 7 Spaces 10 Hours £60.00pp7 spaces @ £60pp View details Sat 23/07/2022 3 Spaces 10 Hours £100.00ppoffshore tope and bass 3 spaces @ £100pp View details Sun 31/07/2022 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp1 space @ £70pp max 7 anglers View details Sat 06/08/2022 1 Space 12 Hours £100.00ppoffshore max 6 anglers View details