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  • 28/12/2019 Fishing Report by Andy Bridson

    28 Dec 2019 by Andy Bridson

    Well December is always a bit hit and miss with the weather but we have managed a few trips. We've had a couple up the river but the Cod have eluded us so far. Mates have had more success from the shore so maybe time to dust off my Centurys. We were fortunate on 7 Dec to deliver a cracking mixed day for a whole boat booking. Most recently and to finish off the year we ran an individual places reef trip on Sat 28 Dec. We had anglers travelling as far as near Preston, way up North. This dedicated pair were rewarded were some hard fighting Pollock on light gear. Dale G had the best fish of the morning with a near 8lb fish. On the ebb the fish quality dropped off but stayed consistent around the 4-6lb mark mixed with a few clunky Whiting. Enough to keep everyone busy. To book search Patricia Rose Charters on most social media platforms

  • 07/12/2019 Fishing Report by Andy Bridson

    7 Dec 2019 by Andy Bridson

    As well you all know, this time of year you fish the weather not the tides. Yesterday we had a poor tide but a small break in the horrendous weather of late so we were fortunate to welcome another new crew aboard Patricia Rose. The crew travelled down from London for a corporate team building day out and needed 8 rod hires, bait and some instruction. I picked up some good quality rag worm from Sea View Angling and added some squid and mackerel to the mix. I also added crab scart and chunked sandeel to a rubby dubby bag and we avoided the worst of the wind over tide in the morning by putting the anchor down on the river in the hope of a codling or few. While action was constant, the novice crew had mostly Whiting which happily went well into keeping size. Lunchtime came and we went for a change of tactics hitting the species around the famous Plymouth drop-off. They bagged some lovely live baits and other species and then we pushed out into the building sea state to an offshore reef. Big quality white fish were in short supply but they were kept busy until the drive home beckoned and we steamed back in.

  • 17/11/2019 Fishing Report by Andy Bridson

    17 Nov 2019 by Andy Bridson

    Hello again folks, this weekend we were blessed with some favourable weekend weather for the first time in a long time. We had a club booking for the South West UK Armed Forces Club on Sunday but like all clubs , they were struggling to get guys to commit so I agreed to cap their costs, add some individual regulars and run the weekend as an individuals weekend with a special offer of 20% off for those individuals that wished to fish both days. Three of my anglers decided to do this so got two days afloat for £80. Saturday started lumpy and the overnight Strong Wind Warning did little for everyone's confidence when I picked them up at 0700. We went back to a great little live bait mark which was holding perfectly sized Joey Mackerel the week before only to find a pod of dolphins had also found the same mark. With limited live bait we went for it and had a good day hitting lots of Squid and a few white fish. One angler was keen to take home an eel for the pot so we took the unusual step of boating and killing a 38lb eel which he took home to chop up into steaks. Regulars to Patricia Rose know my Conger recipe is to boil it for 3 hours in a bucket of stones and then ditch the eel and eat the stones. :-) The wind and conditions improved all day and we had a great ride home at 18 knots as the sun set in the West, the lads cleaned up their fish and the boat and got back at a sensible time for the drive home.
    Sunday was a different day again starting like a mill pond allowing us to bang out the miles and hit some of the Eastern inshore reefs and wrecks. Before we hit the wrecks we had a bit of a reef drift and banged out a lucky Angler/Monk fish of about 10 lbs. As the tide dropped we went East looking for more of it and with not a lot of tide running it was always going to be hard work but we had a few half decent Pollack, lots of Octopus, Squid, Red Gurnard and the usual suspects. The wind kept us drifting at a half decent rate so we didn't anchor on Sunday. I'm sure the lads will remember the novice mistake of the skipper hanging onto a squid a second too long and getting a face full of ink while trying to lower it into a bucket instead of just throwing it. We came back across at the end of the day closer to Plymouth into a rain squall which combined with a lack of fish on our final mark just about put the final nail in the coffin. Still with a few tired lads after two days hard fishing the early finish was a blessing

  • 09/10/2019 Fishing Report by Andy Bridson

    9 Oct 2019 by Andy Bridson

    Another weekend lost to the weather offshore and the rain will wash out the river.
    Mid way through Oct and the boat is growing a beard through inactivity. High winds and big swells have kept the newly refurbished Patricia Rose alongside. There's no sense forcing a bad trip just for a payday. You will break before the boat but that is no reason to fish when you can't even hold bottom. Never mind, the excitement is building for the winter cod season and despite the horrendous rain of late, I am hopeful that the river will fish well this winter based on early signs on the inshore reefs a month ago. The next round of trips will be over the weekend 19 20 Oct 19 weather permitting.
    Good luck to the Royal Navy Squad fishing from the shore in Portsmouth this week at The Inter Services Shore Championships.
    Well at least the weather gives me chance refresh the business logo and order new merchandise for my anglers. Tight lines boys, see you soon. Andy