Latest Fishing Reports: Mistress Linda

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  • 10/11/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    10 Nov 2020 by Philip Higgins

    The latest set of COVID measures have changed my operation to only taking 1 angler , it seems strange to have so much room but if it sorts the problem then it is worth it. The weather has not been brilliant but we have managed a few days fishing for Whiting, Rays and Bass and have been successful but as usual with fishing something comes up you were not expecting and this year it is the late run of Mackeral being caught this week string fulls all the time more than I have seen all season a real bonus. Once the wind drops out the Whiting fishing will be coming into its best so if you fancy the boat to yourself please give me a call, full social distancing measures are in place and a scanning card is onboard for track n trace.

  • 07/10/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    7 Oct 2020 by Philip Higgins

    In between the current gales a small weather window presented itself today, the plan was to do a bit of Plaice fishing then Rays. We started along the beaches drifting towards Boscombe and this proved fruitless with only the occasional pout bothering the baits so we returned to the Swash channel and again very little but we did manage a small plaice so plan 2 came into action we anchored a bank and immediately had dogs and Rays this set the pattern for the afternoon with plenty more Rays, dogs, hounds and Gurnards coming aboard. Newly weds Russell and Karen outfished everyone landing most of the Rays. Chris Knight who is severely disabled was not to be outdone and landed a fine Undulate ray.
    Given the conditions today the fishing was very good .

  • 15/09/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    15 Sep 2020 by Philip Higgins

    With the settled weather we have had the fishing has improved with plenty of good quality Bass being landed during the hardest part of the tide then as it eases our attentions have turned to Plaice making for an enjoyable days fishing, the best of the Plaice season is just starting with catches of 100 plus fish per trip. Whilst fishing for Plaice many anglers have landed bonus fish Turbot, Brill , Sole, John Dory and Cod just to keep things interesting. On the outer banks there has been some good sport with 30lb class Tope and Bull Huss to 15lb giving the anglers a work out on light gear the hardest part of this fishing has been getting enough fresh mackeral which seem more illusive each year. On yesterdays trip we set a new boat record in getting 15 PBs for the crew including a 1st for Martyn with a 6lb Cod whilst Bream fishing at anchor. Today is a day off for me as my crew have gone into isolation to ensure their safety allowing me time to catch up on reports like this.

  • 02/09/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    2 Sep 2020 by Philip Higgins

    As the tides build in strength we have targeted Bass and have they given the team plenty of sport, yesterday the conditions were perfect, no wind beautiful blue skies and fish, these were nearly all well over size limits. During several drifts all the anglers plus myself all hooked up making for some great video and all bar 3 fish being returned. Today promised to be good with perfect conditions but this soon gave way to a fresh breeze causing the boat to go across the tide, the catch rate was well below yesterday but for Chris Bowden to set a new PB Bass of 12lb 10ozs

  • 09/08/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    9 Aug 2020 by Philip Higgins

    The fishing along the sea front has produce plenty of plaice which vary in size from small to medium but are excellent sport, off to sea during the bigger tides Bass have been th3 main target and have not failed to impress in numbers and quality, the best this week went to Phil with a cracking 11lb 12ozs fish which not only set a PB for him and was his 1st. During the slack water periods plenty of small Tope have kept anglers busy mixed in with some quality Rays. The last few days have seen us during slack water switching to drifting the deep water for plaice which has been successful but the quality has not been there with many small fish being released. It is now time for us to start our Thresher trips as reports have hinted some have been caught, this always brings an extra air of tension and expectation waiting for that tell tale ratchet run. Will keep you posted on the results.

  • 14/07/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    14 Jul 2020 by Philip Higgins

    After a rather unfortunate collision whilst at anchor the Mistress Linda has with the help of Marine Options Poole, Sillette Sonic and Hamble Propellors undergone a few gel repairs, new prop shaft and rebuilt propellor and will be back in action this week. Many thanks to Pip at Marine Options for some fantastic support his team have just made things so easy.

  • 11/06/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    11 Jun 2020 by Philip Higgins

    After a long break and with the new social distancing measures and strict cleaning methods in place around the boat ( the boat is deep cleaned after every trip) it is good to have my friends back onboard fishing. The results have been excellent with bumper bream catches, plenty of small Plaice and some sporting hounds. We have spent the mornings fishing for the fiesty black bream with lots of double and triple shots, (Brian Moss has developed a series of luminous glow beads and they out perform all the others as tried over 3 days ) during slack water to avoid being pestered by pout we have moved inshore to drift for Plaice and the rewards have been good in numbers but not the size we would like the bonus is we have landed some cracking hounds, Gurnards, bream, mackeral and to give our plaice rigs a test some strap congers and a 9lb undulate.

  • 25/05/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    25 May 2020 by Philip Higgins

    What some fantastic weather we have had during lockdown, I have seen so many people with ‘tans’ that previously would only have been gained abroad. I hope you are all well and nearing completion of all those jobs around the home you have never had time to do before. At last I have been able to return to sea 1st with the wife and the fishing was brilliant and in true form the wife caught more than me, last week I tried a trip with 1 person to see how to keep to the guidelines and it worked perfectly and on the back of this as from 1st June I am now operating 1 person trips which have had a tremendous response from my regulars and June has been snapped up. Hopefully we can increase the numbers and having worked out social distancing requirements and practicality I will be once allowed taking a maximum of 5 anglers who all know each other or families. If you would like a day out alone, with friends or family please call.
    Stay safe

  • 17/04/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    17 Apr 2020 by Philip Higgins

    Just a little note to say thanks to all the people who have called me to boost my moral which after 4 weeks at home has been dwindling with every broadcast but thanks to you guys it has been a great pick me up. I am waiting with baited breath to see what the next broadcast on May 6th about restrictions brings. Once we are allowed to resume I look forward to meeting up with you and having a good chuckle plus some serious fishing.
    Wishing you all the best and STAY SAFE

  • 21/03/2020 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    21 Mar 2020 by Philip Higgins

    Although the fishing in Poole is good with plenty of Plaice inshore and some cracking Pollack on the wrecks along with the expected arrival in numbers of the bream due to uncertain times ahead I am not advertising anymore trips until things settle. The most important thing we can all do is follow guidelines even though our instincts say different and stay safe, once this is over I look forward to seeing you again and catching fish. Please keep in touch.
    Stay safe
    Philip Higgins

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