Fishing Skjervoy Norway Part 1 With Boat Angler Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · February 18, 2016

Venturing to Norway in search of huge cod is a dream fishing trip for me and high up on my bucket list. I’ve thought about a trip for a long time because among the cod would be the chance to catch halibut, coalies, wolfish and a few nice plaice too. So when a spare place [...]

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Wreck Fishing off Weymouth 2016 with boat angler Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · January 28, 2016

Sunday the 17th January  saw the first wrecking trip of 2016 on board Wild Frontier II out of Weymouth skippered by Clem Carter and supported by very experienced angler and deckhand Richard both who I have fished with many times before. The boat itself is a wide beam Cat with loads of room and as [...]

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Deviltail Eels and Shads development

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · December 17, 2015

The Deviltail lures are a hybrid design created from a number of previous designs tried and tested over 2014 /2015. The original Deviltail started life as a worm pattern to work in conjunction with a variety of jigheads and hook sizes and jolly effective it was too taking Bass, Cod and Pollock so the concept [...]

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Winter fishing on Wild Frontier II out of Weymouth with boat angler Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · December 1, 2015

First trip out for some time down to the unsettled weather cancelling many previous trips, day looked promising with sky’s clearing and very little to no wind out on Wild Frontier II from Weymouth skippered by Clem Carter. Crew all new faces and very expeirenced anglers 9 in total but on this boat space isn’t [...]

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Lumi Lures with boat angler Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · November 11, 2015

I make lures to catch fish Not To Catch Anglers !! that comment so winds me up for the simple reason anglers aren’t dummies but fortunately many will try something new if it puts fish in the box. Now I have that off my chest I can discuss why I’ve spent time developing illuminated lures. [...]

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Drift fishing with boat angler Allan Yates Be Prepared

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · October 17, 2015

Getting more and more requests from customers for lures and traces ready to fish out of the bag. I can understand why when you see some of the un-prepared anglers out on the charter boats missing so many drifts and lost fishing time because they hadn’t prepared rigs and lures for quick re-rigging when they [...]

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On board Valkyrie 6 with boat angler Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · October 14, 2015

Fishing out of Hayling Island many times in the past  millennium so I know the area quite well and recently this year I booked a place on the boat Valkyrie 6 with skipper and owner Glen Cairns who has many years of experience and local knowledge of the fishing grounds he frequents and is a [...]

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Wreck fishing on FlamerIV from Weymouth with Allan Yates Boat Angler

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · September 24, 2015

I love wreck fishing out of Weymouth, so I was delighted when I was invited down to Weymouth to film and test some new lures on board Flamer IV charter boat owned and skippered by Colin Penny. The skipper has many years of experience since 1995 and has won many awards, the task for the [...]

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Lure making system DIY

Making your own Fishing lures with Allan Yates Boat Angler

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · September 15, 2015

Ever wondered how to make your own lures? If you want a new hobby or something to do on a winters night try this it’s very addictive and just so easy to do, you can sit in front of the telly if you want. No nasty fumes or expensive plant, microwaves, hot gloves, respirators, or [...]

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Boat Fishing out of Poole on Rocket

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · September 9, 2015

Going to kick off the 2015 boat fishing series of articles with one about the Rocket out of Poole which in fact was my last trip of 2014. The Rocket charter and dive boat is big ! plenty of fishing space as you can fish all round the wheelhouse and inside it’s comfortable with all [...]

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Boat Fishing With Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · September 1, 2015

First post and a chance to introduce myself, I’ve been fishing since I was four years old with my father, who was both freshwater and an avid sea angler and I followed in his footsteps learning all the time and still am. I specialise in boat fishing, mainly wrecking and fishing on the drift with [...]

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Brilliant boat fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · August 26, 2015

It has been a while since I have done a boat report, but as the boat fishing has been even better than the shore fishing at the moment, I thought it was time to do a catch report. Trad Casey has been showing once again that you don’t need a fast boat, or have to [...]

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The hidden depths

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 25, 2015

Boat Report Boat fishing catch reports for Weymouth and the other parts of the South coast, have always been a bit patchy on the site. Don’t get me wrong I love doing them, but at the moment I am really struggling to find the time to do them. I have only really included this one [...]

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Fly Fishing for Blue Sharks On The UK Coast!

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 27, 2015

Fishing for blue and other species of shark in the UK is becoming more popular year on year as anglers realise there are actually ‘big fish’ in our waters and it’s no longer essential to travel abroad to get into some serious action. Some charter boats have been hitting the headlines for years with their [...]

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Wreck fishing from Weymouth onboard Snapper with Eddystone Eels

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 15, 2015

Combine the youth and exuberance of a young charter boat skipper with Eddystone Eels, one of the oldest and best known names for lures in the UK and you get a great fishing combination, especially for a days Wreck or Bass fishing. The Weymouth charter fishing fleet, has long been regarded as one of the largest [...]

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Dolphins and boat fishing report

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · August 27, 2014

A pod of over a 100 dolphins have been spotted of Portland Bill and have been here for at least 4 days, but that does not seem to have made much of a difference to the fishing in the area. I have always been a believer that if there are Dolphins and Seals around there [...]

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Blue Shark fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 3, 2014

Do you remember the boat scene from Jaws when Chief Brody, Quint and Hooper are out rod and line fishing for the shark and one of the reels clicks slowly for a few turns and then  suddenly screams as line is dragged off it like the rubber burning from the tyres of a donuting boyracer? [...]

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Purbeck Boat Fishing Report

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 11, 2014

 Boat fishing off the Purbeck coast really kicks off in April and May with the arrival of Black Bream and Ray species, and this year was no exception – thank goodness we didn’t have another long bitterly cold spring like last year (which delayed the arrival of many species as the water temperature was very [...]

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Great Boat fishing all along the South Coast

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 8, 2014

The boat fishing just seems to get better by the week. With the exception of Mackerel and Plaice fishing, which is being affected by the May water, the early summer species are arriving by the day. This year the Bream fishing in this area really has kicked off early. The Bass are slowly moving from [...]

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Fantastic boat and kayak fishing in Dorset, Devon and Hampshire

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 16, 2014

The boat fishing around Dorset, Devon and Hampshire has really kicked off this week. I was lucky enough to get out twice last week and I have a great time (more of that later). The charter and private boats have been doing really well on the Shambles for Plaice and Turbot. Lyle Stanisforth on Supanova [...]

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The boat report is back

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 2, 2014

With more boats now able to get out, I have had a lot of requests to bring back the weekly boat report. I am hoping to cover a larger area than we did last year. This gives all you boat anglers out there an idea of what is around in the different ports. We will [...]

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Boat fishing report from Portland and Weymouth

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 22, 2013

Normally I would report on what has been happening with the charter fleet, but this week I am going to talk about a trip I had out with a couple of friends, who own one of the local tackle shops on their boat out of Portland. Andy whose boat it is, and Mike assured me [...]

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Boat report 30th June 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 30, 2013

The good weather over the past week has ment that the charter fleet and private boats have been able to get out and find some great fish. The wreck fishing seems to have exploded with Bass starting to show on the wrecks as well as huge Pollock and a few Cod. Inshore the Shambles and [...]

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Weymouth boat report 11th June 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 11, 2013

The weekly report is not quite going according to plan, mainly due to the amount of work I have been putting in creating the videos that I will put up soon. I will try to get the reports back on track for next week. Boat fishing is certainly better than the shore fishing , with [...]

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Weymouth boat report

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 8, 2013

As promised last week I am going to do a once a week round up of what the local charter fleet and private boats have been catching. I am going to start of with just the Weymouth and Portland boats, that I have permission from to publish their catches. I hope to have West Bay and Poole [...]

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Boat fishing report from Weymouth & Portland 20th June 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 22, 2012

I was lucky enough to be invited out on my friend Fraser’s boat this week. Fraser works abroad in 5 week stints, so the 5 weeks he has off he makes the most of them by going out on his Antares 640 almost every day. The last time he was home I gave him one [...]

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