Saturday, 20 May 2017

Blank down Chesil Beach.19-05-17

After driving through a very heavy
thunderstorm which had slowed
my journey by 40 minutes,
I arrived at the chosen spot
on the shingle.
That storm was still hammering
Yeovil which was covered in hail
when I passed by.

 Weymouth and Portland  was
bathed in sunshine but a chilly on shore breeze
was rolling the shingle around.
 The fishing was a total wash out.
I managed a Spider Crab.
The sunset was really great.
 My son Jason managed this Bull Huss
which can't have been long out
of its purse (egg case).
We used Squid, Mackerel, Sandeel and Crab.
I used a cocktail of all together to set up a 
a good sent trail but no good.
I fished 3.30 till 10pm.
getting home at 00.03.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

First point Ladye Bay. 03-05-17

Started fishing at 06.00
with Squid, Mackerel, Sandeel
and Crab.
Fished 06.00 till 13.30.
Low water to the top of the tide.
My reels would be under water at high tide.
 Low tide was 3.4 mtr
high was 10.2mts
There was a chilly  north east wind,
mainly overcast with some sunny spells.
Casting to the left all was good till around
them the floating Bladder weed
came floating by.
This caused the leads  to be
pulled out and two
      managed to snag some snags.
                         After two lost rigs I started casting to the right                                
 till the tide eased off and the weed disappeared.
First catch of the day
a lump of coral.
 After that I was casting to the left again
when at 13.00
a strap Conger about 2ft long took an
At 13.30 I packed 
up and headed home.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Ladye Bay ledges, 23-04-17

Squid, Mackerel and Sandeel
were the baits chosen
for my trip down to the ledges at Ladye Bay.
I arrived at 07.30 to fish
the tide down and two hours up.
Low water was at  midday.
This was the sight
that greeted me when
I arrived.
It was also the route I'd 
take half an hour later,
as the tide receded.
 There were rattles on the rods
from the off,
First to show was a small
Doggie taking Sandeel.
That was followed by a
small strap Conger on whole Squid.
 Next on Sandeel was a
this rather larger Dogfish again
taking Sandeel'
 After that there was the
occasional bait ripped apart
or totally stripped hook but
nothing landed.
big sand at low tide
and really great weather.
 I guess that's the reason
for the shyer bites.
Just look at that photo,
absolute magic.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A day out on Amarisa. 9-4-17

"At last!"
The four of us exclaimed as we 
met up at the dock side at 
We were just about to board the
My youngest son Andrew
traveled down with me,
While Jason and his young Lady
had a shorter journey.
We steamed out at 08.00
about an hour we arrived at our first spot
and the baits lowered.
This was a bit of rough gound mark.
From the off Dogies
were on the baits.
Jason had a Conger
of 15lb plus. The odd Bullhuss and
Pouting were also caught.
 An hour and a half later
we steamed to our second
grounds for a while of drifting.
This was over sandy banks 
with the shallow banks 
throwing up some rougher waters.
This was not very fruitful,
with only one small Turbot
and a Dogie taking the baits.
A well pleased Andrew
with his first ever
 Myself with my two younger
boys. My eldest son was on 
Children care duty.
 Third spot was a cracker
With bites before the baits hit the bottom.
Everyone caught Pouting, there were loads of them.
Bullhuss were also caught
 Along with Small Eyed Ray,
 New species for Jason.
 New species for me
a Lobster.
This one went back as it was a female
with eggs
A couple of 
were also caught.
Andrew was well pleased
with this one.
A Starry Smooth Hound
a first for me
Took a whole Squid.
The Skipper admiring
the Starry

Andrew having a 
Chat with a Bullhuss
New species for Jason
and an other for his
World Sea Fishing Forum 
Species Hunt 2017

Baits used were
Mackerel, Squid and Sand Eel.
It was sunny all day
but a chilly breeze 
kept up all day.
Great company,
great Skipper and
a greatly need
escape for all.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Ladye Bay, Ledges.02-03-17

Down to the Ledges for some
hoped for Thornie action.
High water was at
12 noon
and 12.0 meters high.
I fished from 08.30 till 13.00.
Squid, Mackerel and Sandeel
were the chosen baits,
loaded on to 3/0 and 4/0
pennel pulley rigs.
The Squid baits were
attacked from the start.
However nothing was landed till
This small Codling took a liking
to Squid.
 Then at 10.00
the Sandeel tempted
another small Codling.
A lull then till 
when another Codling
took a liking to Sandeel.
This Codling had a hook
from being caught before.
Luckily the hook came out easily.
Just after the top of the tide I
had a good rattle and pull down bite.
I should have left it a bit longer 
as I lost what I think was a
Thornback Ray on winding in.
Well that was the last of the action.
What a great session,
Warm, Sunny no wind
and calm.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Chesil Beach 25-03-17

Due to personal reasons
I can't late evenings and nights
down Chesil.
I arrived at the chosen spot at 09.00
Jason arriving shortly after.
As I had respolled
both my reels
I did a few practice casts to seat the line.
Baits used were
Squid, Mackerel, Sandeel
frozen  peeler and Hermit crab.
Rigs were 4/0 and live bait Pulleys.
 Jason had 6 Doggies I had 1
plus a Spider crab.
Most of the dogs took straight Squid
I also managed to drop a good fish
bad angling on my part.
The wind was a strong and gusty northeaster,
Chilly start with 
wall to wall blue sky all day.
The sea was flat calm
with a few rollers.
It was also crystal clear.
What a cracking day
the fish didn't come out to play.
Brilliant company.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Might be out 25-03-17

Might be out down the Chesil Beach
on Saturday.
At last. 
Knee behave.