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 some nice catches being reported, both from the charter fleet and private boats. Quite a few of the Weymouth Charter fleet have been fishing over in the Channel Islands on 5 day trips. On the way back they have been stopping at mid channel wrecks and having some big Pollock and Cod.
Lyle Stantiford, of Supanova, has had a great week with some cracking Pollock and Cod, from the wrecks. He has also been able to find a few Coalfish, a species that has been pretty absent the past few years. Coalfish fight like Pollock on steroids. I just wish there was a few more around in the southern waters. Closer to home and the first of the decent Bream have been caught to the East of Portland.
Chris Caines on Tiger Lily has been amongst the Plaice and Bream, with loads of fish from the Shambles. He certainly seems to be able to find the fish when others have been struggling.
For information on the South Coast charter fleet look on the DeepSea Directory for all the contact details.
It seems like Mike from Chesil Bait n Tackle can catch fish from the boat as well. Here he is with a nice Pollock from his friend Seve’s boat La Joya.
My mate Fraser has been making the most of the good weather recently and had several good trips targeting Turbot.
Regular contributor Bob had a fishing trip out near Kimmeridge at that weekend and landed this lovely Cuckoo Wrasse. He admits being slightly over gunned with a 2/0 hook and a 30-50lb class rod.