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 start off this week with a quick look at how Spot On! charters have been doing out of Brixham. The boat skippered by Ross has spent most of the winter out of the water, but he is back in again and has started of the new season with a bang. He has been having some success on the wrecks, but the most notable catch is a monster Whiting of 6lb 3oz , caught by Steve Ford. This is a new Brixham Sea Anglers Club record. Ross has several days available for Plaice on the Skerries coming up, as well as a few wreck trips.
Reports from Lyme Regis indicate that the inshore wrecking is on fire right now, with plenty of double figure Pollock coming within just a few miles of port. A recent Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club Pollock competition was fiercely fought with some cracking fish weighed in. The competition was won by Tackle Box owner Darren.
It has been much quieter for the Weymouth charter fleet. They have been getting some good Pollock on the wrecks, but the inshore fishing especially on the Shambles hasn’t kicked off yet. Poor water clarity and changes to the Shambles bank are having an effect on the Turbot and Plaice fishing.
Further to the East, Lymington based charter boat Valkyrie has also been having some monster Pollock, but the bank fishing has brought up some nice Rays, like this 20lb Blonde from Patrick Tarrant.
I am out a couple of times over the next week, so hopefully I will have more to report next week.
For information on the South Coast charter fleet look on the DeepSea Directory for all the contact details.