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High/Day/03-12-2014
Bait: mackrell, worm

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fished the straits on Wednesday plenty of 1-2 pound whiting, small dogs, and a common dragonet which I've never seen before in 40yrs of fishing so its not that bloody common. went out to puffin for some herring on feathers but by the time the seals and a pod of porpoise had finished not many left, got a couple but very small tight lines.

watson

Low/Day/31-08-2014
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Ilfracombe boat fishing with the KINGFISHER... this was the worst fishing trip I've ever had. Been all over Holyhead, Whitby, Scarborough, Barmouth, Rhyl and all over but in Ilfracombe you will see a lot of adverts saying 2 hours mackerel fishing (NO MACS) -4 hours reef (ONE LOCATION) and deep sea fishing (NOT DEEP AT ALL) and all marketing gimmicks. Don't be fooled and don't waste your money pictures not true, gimmicks all CON. KINGFISHER boat SKIPPER DOESNT even know the difference between as a Pollack and a Whiting. Boat never moved from one location just delaying tactics to get your money. Skipper too slow to get an anchor and doesn't even have a spare clamp for his anchor. We did two 2 hours trip on the same boat, same mark, no macs no other fish... spent 120 quid for 4 people got 3 macs. Online it shows very nice pics, brand new rod and reels and man... vintage rods and reels with over used rigs and ends. Pictures of catches no way... Will never go on those CON fishing trips in Ilfracombe. Specially that KINGFISHER BOAT and that booking agent named CARL.

Toto

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High/Low/Day/Night24-08-2014
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at last got a break in the weather on a sunday. left the marina at liverpool and went straight out to the rock channel. fished half an hour, not a sniff so moved all the way out to the big wind farm near the gas platform and drifted for an hour and a half with 4 dogs to show. moved again further south and fished right along the offshore side of the wind farm. another hour drift and only 2 dogs. moved again further offshore and fished the other side of the shipping channel. the dogfish came thick and fast but nothing else WAHEY. then another move back towards the small farm and the wall. fcuk all there. moved again over the wall. fcuk all. moved again to the bank at perch rock. 1 dab and 2 dogs. finally went back in the river to dingle for the last hour, fcuk all. where the hell are all the fish????? for god sake leave your boat where it is and save fuel. on a plus the weather was great. mick,chris. OFF THE HOOK.

mick,chris.

High/Day/04-08-2014
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Well after a very successful launch from adolf hitlers bunker as the locals call it the new water sports centre on colwyn bay prom I ventured out towards the constable bank in my trusty warrior 165 I can finally dismiss the myth that there are no mackerel about about we were catching loads of decent size fish and very very few joeys we then ventured onto the West Bank of the constable bank and had good bags of the usual from the bank flatties doggies a couple of good size bull Huss a lovely sized tub gurnard and a couple of half decent size thornbacks so all in all best trip out I've had in the old girl this year yet hope to be back there in the next couple of weeks hopefully to repeat a successful day

Andrew.jones1001@hotmail.co.uk

High/Low/Day/Night25-07-2014
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me and my son went out on my boat worrior 175 fri tea time near wind farm and I seach high and low for them mackerel couldn't find them anywhere and after spendin all night there and Saturday only caught 2 mackerel sat afternoon where are they help

jimmys joy

High/Low/Day/31-05-2014
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Went out on Discovery. Picked up a good number of dogfish, then a nice bull huss. A few dabs at a new location until we switched to the peelers and then bagged 3 starry smooth hounds

Chris

High/Day/11-05-2014
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Please look at formby beach report on 29 09 2009... My son has now progressed to eight pound bass!

Leigh

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High/Low/Day/06-05-2014
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had a spur of the moment trip on discovery with captain "red or brown" flint today. fished in the river early on as the gronds outside the river were a bit lumpy, a few fish caught but nothing special. moved out onto the banks after a couple of hours and the fishing improved with plenty of small stuff coming up and the first of the rays, but again nothing special. finally gary recomended another move to a mark where he was sure the fishing would improve, nobody seemed sure so gary took the bull by the horns and persuaded us to take the move. what a good shout, within the first ten minuits the first smoothy of the season was on board followed by the first bass of the season, another smoothy followed along with half a dozen rays and the ever present dogs, whiting and dabs keeping the rods knocking. just shows this guy knows his stuff and can easily find fish this early in the summer season. well done, and thanks gary and lynne. oh and ian, the ever present crewman.

mick.

Low/Day/25-01-2014
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Had a pleasant day on Girl Grey out of Liverpool marina. Started off as a lovely, calm morning with six of us on the boat, so loads of room. Two of us brought smallish keepers on board with our first casts, so that was a great start, one of the lads boated a very nice five pounder later on in the morning. Then the weather turned horrible, gale force wind and rain / hail. Unfortunately, that coincided with some decent whiting coming on the feed so I had to grit my teeth and stay on deck fishing! Finally, I finished off with a slightly better keeper as the anchor came up! Frantic, I can tell you! A great day on a great boat with good craic.

Blueflag

High/Day/24-01-2014
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I fished a competion on the Blue Mink sailing from Fleetwood, we sailed for 40minutes and anchored up. we stayed there for about 4 hours and caught 50 dabs and 60 whiting also a dog fish. We moved to a mark off Rossal beach to try to catch cod, we caught 1 cod,1 thornback ray,1 dog fish,20 whiting and 30 dabs so we will be sailing with andy on the blue mink again

Ian Holden

Low/Day/10-01-2014
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Fished with Tony and Simon on Jensen ans Suveran. This was a Inter association sports event. There were 3 teams of 4 in each team. This was a measure and return event so we were targetting as many fish as possible. Alan Turner counted to most fish recording 111 fish for a total length of 3012 cms, 2nd Ashley Robertson with 2779 cms and 3rtd Ian Brown with 2721 cms. Overall from the 12 anglers 182 dabs,551 whiting and 16 codling were landed. Biggest fish was a 46 cm whiting weighing 1lb13ozs to Ian Brown. Tammy Glenister from Wales caught a whiting of 43 cms. Thanks to Tony and Simon for putting the teams amongst the fish - on this occasion most fish were caught down the river near the Brazil buoy but also in the middle of the river opposite the Brunswick Dock.

Paul Whiteley

High/Low/Day/28-11-2013
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Out on Discovery charter today, Simply the best day ever. Plenty of fish from the off, Gary knows his stuff and he has the ability to sniff them COD out. Mick is just a star he can fillet a fish quicker than I can bait a hook up, its worth the trip just to watch him. I can say beyond any reason or forethought I would recommend booking with Gary the whole day was an education, banter,tips,and great food.

Damian Matthews

Low/Day/13-11-2013
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We fished off Jensen and Suveran in the Mersey. There was a qualifying match on Jensen - this boat anchored opposite the Conference Centre - Plenty of whiting and dabs - it was a measure and return - top length 25 metres, 2nd 21 metres 3rd 19 metres. The other team of novices fished on Suveran went down to the Clock Tower first then back opposite the Marina. The top length was 10 metres all caught and for 5 or 6 this was there 1st time fishing - a thoroughly enjoyable day for all with the weather kind to us. Best fish was a codling of 48 cms with whitings upto 39 cms + plenty of dabs. Thanks to Simon for his help and tuition to the novices on his boat.

Paul Whiteley

High/Low/Day/03-09-2013
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booked a day with gary on discovery as our boat is laid up at the moment with engine problems. fished the banks then offshore off north wales the finaly had a couple of hours in the river. taking into consderation the time of year and the overlap of summer and winter fishing the days fishing was ok. had a few nice huss offshore and 1 7lb plus thorney in the river. Gary was great and gave us loads of advise regarding the fishing and the marks for when our boat is repaired. the kettle was always on and the food was great. thanks Gary and Lynne

mick, chris

Low/Day/22-07-2013
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We fished a competition out of Conwy on board the Gwen Paul M, we travelled out for 40 minutes and anchored up , we caught dogs,whiting, dabs, two thorn back rays , mackeral,a small tope,and a tub gurnard.The weather was very warm and the skipper Carl Davis was very helpful and he made us two brews while we fished

Ian Holden

High/Day/25-11-2012
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we were a party of 8 on board "Goldilocks" and as usual had a great day with a great skipper gwenie and first mate quiny, bacon and sausage cooked for us as usual, coaught large whiting (keepers) and codling up to approx 4lb, if you want a realy good day well this is the boat, ive got pictures but they are alway to many pixie things or whatever to go on here..lol.. ill try again

gaz probert

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Low/Day/21-11-2012
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Party of 8 on board Suveran with Simon Parry straight out from Liverpool Marina. Good steady day on mthe mid channel bank with about 10 rays to 6-7lb, only 3 cod biggest to 7lb, loads of whiting and nice clean dabs best just over 1lb, and 1 doggy.

Mark and the Boys

High/Low/Day/10-11-2012
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Out on the ocean star, great boat, great skipper. 9 of us all had a good day tony an wrighty took a thornie each loads of whiting and dabs an I took a 2 1/2lb an a 10lb cod. A really enjoyable trip.

Timbo906

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Low/Day/26-10-2012
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Party of 7 aboard Jensen II out from Liverpool Marina with Tony Parry. Fished the tide down first just out of the lock gates and the Brazil Buoy later. Steady day with plenty of good sized whiting, 10 rays to about 6-7lb, few flatties and dogs and finished off with an early cod to about 3lb. Great boat (just refurbed) and skipper (could do with a refurb)!!

Mark, Matt 'n' Boys

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High/Day/25-10-2012
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We fished a boat match aboard Simon Parry's boat Suveran out of Liverpool, the weather could have been a little better,cold and windy. we caught 5 Cod to 6 pound,7 thornback ray, 250 whiting,50dabs,and 40 doggies, simon moved 3 times to get us fish .The most productive area seemed to be when we anchored off the fort at Perch Rock

IAN

High/Low/Day/04-08-2012
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Went out about 10ish to the windfarm off Colwyn Bay where we had Mack, whiting,doggies, tub gurnard, grey gurnard, launce, weever, bull huss, dab. Always catching fish tho the mack was small. Then came back inland to Llandullas to hit the smoothound. Had common, starry, small tope, plaice and codling! All in all it was a fantastic days fishing, i had 13 species and 14 were caught all told! 3 of us fishing aboard a warrior 165.

Jethro

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High/Day/25-07-2012
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w ent out with andy on blue mink.drift fishing of walney island plenty of sizable cod caught.loads of mackeral.dabs gurnard.then anchored up at lightning knoll .caught some nice bullhuss just in to doublefig ures.los t the best one on the last drop got it 2 the boat and my hook came out.

john picthall

High/Low/Day/04-07-2012
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Fished a.m. to high water + & - 2hrs, around Puffin Island. Weather unpredictable, strong gusts and loads of rain. Very Poor, the seals were busy and the only fish hooked swiftly attacked and taken by seal. Weather forced move to Beaumaris (no bites) then the Swellies and beyond. The menai produced loads of codling to about 1lb, few small pollock but lost count of the dogfish. All at low water - & + 1hr. Sadly no black bream. A frustrating day was made very memorable by finally seeing a puffin on the water close to puffin island.

Tom

High/Day/20-06-2012
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Had a great days fishing in Rhyl on the Merlin with Roger started off with plenty of smooth hound on the crab bait. Then moved on to do a bit of mackie bashing for some bait then came plenty of everything doggies dabs whiting gournards then moved on again for the last couple of hours to catch some nice bull Huss and even a few nice thorn backs. Overall a great days fishing in the sun

Wayne Dylan John Gary and Mick

High/Day/05-06-2012
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5hr trip out on merlin, in Rhyl first stop was for bait and we had plenty of mackerel and whiting whilst jigging and then moved on and anchored up. More mackerel , whiting , dabs dogs , gurnards several Huss and a very nice tope. A great day had by all and roger put us right on the fish .

Ken

High/Low/Day/24-05-2012
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had a great days fishin plenty of mackeral flatties and a herring and scotch haddock in all a fantasic day with my mate ralph and allen cant wait to go on the 18th june for a week at knottend just me and my boat

jimmy,s joy

High/Day/06-03-2012
Bait: Lug, squid, mackerel

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5hrs pleasure trip just party of 2 on board Suveran with Simon Parry out from Rhyl to get the season started. Great fun with a gap in the weather with plenty of fat dabs (about 30) and whiting (about 20) finishing off with 2 small rays and a good one that got away because of small hooks!

Mark and Andy

High/Day/02-01-2012
Bait: BLACK LUG / SQUID

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Fished on board discovery with Gary Flint and Daz. Started off at the clockie catching nice codling and whiting then moved down river by the marina gates catching more whiting some nice codling and a few big plaice. There was alot of fresh water in the river due to all the recent heavy rain but gary did well to get us on the fish.Biggest cod went just under 5lb and everyone on board had a really good day couldnt recommend the boat highly enough a genuine Liverpool boat run by a genuine Liverpool skipper cant wait for the next trip !!!!!!

MATT

High/Day/17-12-2011
Bait: Big lug and squid baits

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Jensen 2 out of Liverpool 0430 Saturday, freezing cold hailstone the size of marbles,we had 9 anglers on board ,all caught fish ,24 Cod caught loads of whiting and Dabs. Biggest Cod about 6 and a half pounds, images of the best 3 Cod (not mine ) currently displayed on the Jensen web site. A good days fishing considering the weather conditions. Fell asleep in the bath when trying to warm up when i got home.

Brett Newton

Low/Day/21-11-2011
Bait: Lug & squid

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Party of 9 on 'Suveran' out from Canada Dock in the Mersey. Started off by the clock tower tide was running a bit, but first drop produced the biggest cod of the day at 41/2lb. Went to New Brighton for low water frantic action with the odd ray, plenty of whiting and dabs. Had a go at the 30min window near Town Hall steps by the rocks and some good size rays with a couple of cod before finishing off by Mariners Wharf. Quite quiet but the biggest ray of the day at 9lb came in and a few more cod. About 6 rays and 8-10 cod in all, great day with the weather staying off.

Mark R

High/Day/15-11-2011
Bait: lug,squid,razor

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launched boat from new brighton 3hrs before high water up river to dukes buoy opposite echo arena,got into cod straight away round 1lb couple small whiten and dabs,then came good size cod two 5lb,3lb dropped off at high water just whiten move to egg buoy after tide turned nothing,not bad day for a 28ft tide cool wind only one charter boat out jenson.

john

High/Day/23-10-2011
Bait: Squid, Lug, Mackerel, Rag

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River Mersey - Sunday 23rd October 2011 We fished the river on Sunday 10hr trip on board Suveran II (Jensen Sea Angling) skippered by Simon Parry. We departed the marina at 10am and headed down river to find the cod. We weren't disappointed. On the first run of the tide we pulled in 5 decent size cod between 2lb - 5lb and a couple of nice thornbacks around 9lb. Bait was mainly squid and lug cocktail, but mackerel was proving a winner for the rays and also some spratts we picked up from the supermarket. The river fished really well and we ended up with about 15 cod (best 5lb), three thornbacks (best 12lb), nice sized whiting and dabs. When high tide hit again at 5pm the tide ran that fast it was difficult to fish. Simon was excellent and looked after us all. We had a young lad on his first boat trip and Simon looked after him from start to finish. Simon's mums home made beef madras curry was superb. Excellent trip and excellent skipper.

Phil Grundy

Low/Day/20-10-2011
Bait: Lug and squid

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Fished aboard Jensen with Tony Parry on his first trip back on the Mersey after spending the summer off Rhyl. Went out on a 9hr trip hoping to catch my first thornback ray and started with a nice cod of 5lb 8oz followed by a thornie (we are on nickname terms already) of around 5 lb. Slack water produced quite a few dabs, whiting, dogfish and a couple more rays. As the tide started to flood we moved back up the river and it was a fish every drop. Ended with 7 cod between 2.5 and 5.5lb and 8 thornback the biggest of which was a 9lb 12oz personal best and a few more dogs and whiting. A really enjoyable day with aboard Jensen as usual with a cracking curry for dinner and some terrible jokes shared.

tony wilson

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Low/Day/20-10-2011
Bait: Squid, Lug, Mackerel

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Party of 7 aboard 'Suveran' skippered by Simon Parry out from Liverpool Marina, first class boat and skipper. Started just out of the lock gates primarily for thornback rays, moving to Perch Rock; then Vale Park and back to the lock gates. Only 5 rays (compared to 33 last year) best about 4lb. However, some good early cod totalling 6, the best 6lb 3oz to the skipper. Plenty of dogfish and dabs to keep us busy, with good numbers of outstanding whiting 1.5 to 2lb to big baits. Glorious weather and home made chicken curry, roll on November. Jensen, Goldilocks and Mersey Lass were both out as well.

Mark R

High/Low/Day/16-10-2011
Bait: live eels

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Season nearly over so last 2 weeks left, Fish the straits today onboard 'impules'. Fish caught early on the flood tide near lobster bouy, then nothing on the edd. Had 15 bass in total, 8 takable, best 6lbs (photo). Also 2 codlings @ 3lbs each caught drifting on eels past M/B bouy. Loads of boats out today nearly all reporting 'no fish'.

Georgeio

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High/Day/16-10-2011
Bait: Mack,lug,rag,squid

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Fished with www.angleseycharterfishing.co.uk yesterday sailed from Hollyhead at 1400 to chase the Huss caught several Huss smallest was 5lb ranging into double figures and also lost several decent ones on the surface lots of doggies and whiting also chowing and the odd hermit crab it was £25 and we were out for 6 hours and willl be using these guys again they also have a guest house and do overnight fishing etc had a great day

Morrow

High/Day/03-10-2011
Bait: mackeral black lug

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fishing out of whitehaven on my own boat feulach,started at st bees head close in not a single bite for at least two hours,so move back off whitehaven near white rock,loads of dogs a nice huss about 5 pounds a couple of cod keepers,and two lovely whiting of about a couple of pounds each makes a change here as most whiting are small,o and couple of dabs one which puked up an even smaller dab me and miladi

rod harper

Low/Day/23-09-2011
Bait: squid/lug/mack

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Fished the estuary at various marks including opposite the echo arena and out to the brazil bouy. Fished hight to low and up an hour aboard the mersey lass skippered by colin. Very highly recommended boat/skipper. 8 anglers caught approx 100 fish in all covering skate, doggies, whiting, the odd flounder. Most returned to fight again, some kept for eating. Once again a great day with colin, will be out again on the 5th October ( maybe the first of the cod will have arrived)

nige

High/Day/02-09-2011
Bait: feathers and mackeral

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fishing out of whitehaven on our own boat feulach, me and milady had another cracking day,the sea seemed to be alive with fish including whiting mackeral tub gurnard a couple of nice cod for the freezer and a bullhuss of about ten poundsat one time we were surrounded by porpoise and evev a big seal came to join us all in all a smashing day me & milady

rod harper

High/Day/01-09-2011
Bait: feathers, lugg and mack

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a late report - sorry. Fished aboad the Sallyport with skipper Chris Strange. 1st let me thank him again cos he went out with only the 2 of us on his boat and probably didnt make a penny on the trip, However he's a really good skipper who did his damndest to find us some decent fish and we will definately book with him for a codding trip in the winter. The fishing was good but no tope showing but plenty of huss. Thanks again Chris I would recomend anyone books a trip with you

jonty11

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Low/Day/24-08-2011
Bait: Hockeye, Redgill, sidewinders, shads, mackiie and squid

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Fantastic day out fishing the city of brussels wreck aboard mersey lass skippered by Colin (highly recommended). 100-140 mackerel, dozens of doggies and guarnard, plus pouting, ling, bull huss, horse mackerel, and pollock. Great day out.

Nige

High/Day/30-07-2011
Bait: Black worm

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Launched from Norbreck and went straight out about 2 miles. Two of us fishing for 3 hours caught the following: 8 dabs, 6 codling, 5 doggies and 1 plaice about 2lb - large festering wound on its back, so didn't keep. Not a mackerel to be had despite regular chucks with the feathers. Red and yellow beads made a massive difference, I fished the first half hour without a touch, replaced the rig with a beaded one and none stop, fish a drop. Great few hours fishing, really surprised with the codling, hope this bodes well for the winter. Mick

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High/Low/Day/27-07-2011
Bait: mak/squid/lug

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what a good day went out on own boat free spirit2, fished lune boy first at 7am onward mak plenty of then we had cod,whiting,dab,flounder,red & tub gurnard dogfish and tope only about 6lb mark. when i was reeling in a bass followed my bait right to the boat then turned away at last min about 5-6lb also kept seeing fish jump clear of the water 2lb ish what was they ? over all a good day but could do with knowing where the tope are as never had a big one!

leepee

Low/Day/27-07-2011
Bait: feathers

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fished out of whitehaven on my own boat feulach,me, milady and the grandaughter&boyfriend not expecting to much with the tide going down what a suprise loads of mackeral whiting,dabs and three nice codling,all in all a great day hot and sunny and the kids up from cornwall were well impressed,me & milady

rod harper

Low/Day/27-07-2011
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image from the report from whitehaven from me n milady

rod harper

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High/Day/14-07-2011
Bait: feathers

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fished out of whitehaven on our own boat feulach,had a cracking days fishing over 100 mackerel 5 cod best 4.5 lbs 2 pollock and a 3lb wrasse all caught on feathers freezer full now,guess who caught the biggest fish me n mi lady

rod harper

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High/Day/06-07-2011
Bait: Squid, mackerel, lug & rag

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Party of 9 on 8hr trip on 'Morgan James 2' out of Caernarfon with Andy Owen mainly for bream. At the first location it wasn't long before we were on the bream with tiny hooks and squid (a little trick is to soften the squid and cut in 4cmx1cm strips) taking about 30 in all. Plagued by dogfish, but some decent huss coming out, plenty of mackerel although a bit small. 2nd location was on a sand bank taking about 7 thornbacks to about 8/9lb, more dogs, the tiniest flatties I've seen with a micro gurnard and whiting. Glorious weather until 4pm, fabulous boat with loads of space for all. Some firsts and personal bests during the day. The only hiccup was BL Baz dropping his seat box over the side at the jetty!! Luckily the skipper was very quick with his net and recovered most it, atleast the cheapo ratchety reel was lost to the depths..... (I won't mention the expensive lure collection that went with it). Highly recommended boat, tightlines.

Mark, Matt n Boys

High/Low/Day/03-07-2011
Bait: Mackies,lug, sand eel

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Fished aboard Sally out of Conway, skipper Jeff Meehan knows his stuff. Every stop off he put 5 of us over fish and we could hear on the radio the other boats were struggeling. First fish in was a good size gurnard followed by nice big fat mackies then off to another spot a few pollock and something that snapped 3 of my snoods while over a codling spot. Then off we went again this time after the bigger fish and boy did they come bull Huss after bull Huss one of my mates got fed up of the arm renching action and through out a spinner and guess what a bloody bigger bull Huss followed by Rays. One of the lads got into something big as it snapped a 60 trace with an 8.0 hook. Great days fishing and I would recomend getting a trip out on Sally with skipper Jeff, great guy nice boat A 1 fishing only problem Jeff can't make coffee and his jokes may cause a mutiny like the one when he landed a couple of haddock when cleaning them out he found 2 needles in them he had to through them back as he can't stand drug haddocks or you should never triffel with jelly fish. And they get worse. If you want to book a trip check out Conway charter boats and look for Sally and Jeff meehan or type into utube Sally tope fishing

Damian Matthews

Low/Day/14-06-2011
Bait: single peice of peeler crab

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me and my cousin robbie phennah were fishing in the rock channel as the tide was going out on his boat 'sea bass' on tuesday the 14th june. we had many dab and flounder but then i hooked into something big, we were fishing with a 2 hook pennel rig with fresh peeler crab. when we adventually managed to get the fish to the surface we realised what it was. a 10lb 1oz smoothhound it took approximately 7mins to bring this fish in and we landed it this was my first ever smoothie and its good because im only 14 years of old and i am in the wirral boat angling club. also heres a picture of a skate we had aswell.

david smith

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High/Day/05-06-2011
Bait: lug worm mak

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5 on boat only 1 caught a doggy, and i caught another crab, again ,

jonathon

High/Low/Day/04-06-2011
Bait: Hock eyes and perks

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went out 15 miles wreck fishing with skipper roy on board the centurion from amlwch in anglesey which we do 2/3 times in the year. this trip was fantastic catching nothing but cod and the odd pollock. smallest cod caught was 2lb all other cod was approx 3lbto 6lb biggest fish caught was a pollock approx 15lb from the skipper himself. great day in all good fishing and good company with the boys ant john and sea sick bri third time on the run stay at home next time nothing worse than catching good fish with the smell of sick in the air. in all nine went and well over 100+ cod caught. laods of photos but sorry guys cant seem to download

Darren Crane

High/Night29-05-2011
Bait: black lug,squid,mac

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fished bull nose last nite fished it all way in and hour un half out couple of nocks but that was it few others fishin but no fish landed may be worth goin back in a few weeks un try again

ste

Low/Day/24-04-2011
Bait: Rag Lug mackerel Squid Sandeel

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Milnrow Sea Anglers Holyhead Trip 24th of April 2011 Easter Sunday and seven members of Milnrow Sea anglers made the 140 mile trip to Holyhead to fish with Gethyn Owen aboard Myway We managed to find the last places on the Marina car park and loaded our gear onto the barrows for the short walk to the floating pontoons. Gethyn was waiting with a warm welcome and soon had the kettle on for a drink before we even set sail, that’s how to welcome you aboard Gethyn had sorted the bait for the day and top notch it was as well, with Live Rag Frozen Mackerel, Squid, Sandeels and Black Lug A short sail to the back of the breakwater and we started drifting in perfect conditions flat calm and sunshine , I say perfect but perhaps a little wind would have helped us cover more ground Te fish were soon interested in our rag and Squid strip baits presented on a variety of rigs , rotten bottoms helped here as the large boulders on the bottom have to be avoided Pollack were first to show with Ballan Wrasse, Pouting, Codling and Coalfish adding variety When we had all caught a move was on the cards to fish off Church Bay with a few drifts off the Bolevour Buoy on route, The Buoy produced Pollack Whiting and a few Codling With John catching a nice Codling of around 3 lbs. We made the next short hop to Church Bay and sent down the anchor, we were soon into fish and as expected the Dogfish were in a hungry mood . They came sometimes two at a time. A few better fish were hooked with Bullhuss showing to about 5 lbs, a better fish was brought to the top and it looked around the 10 lb mark but it spit the Hook at the surface. As the tide eased we up anchored and set out for the northern end of the Holyhead Deeps by way of the Skerries, this was the first time for me and the scenery was great with the lighthouse Bird colonies and plenty of seals in the water and on the rocks, we tried a few drifts in the very disturbed water which looked very fishy but to no avail. We anchored in the deeps with a hope of bigger fish but in the end we were only to catch Dogfish. Gethyn kept us well watered and fed during the day with Tea Coffee and bacon and Sausage sarnies, Many thanks Gethyn and can’t wait for our crack at the Smoothhound on our next trip in June

Paul Whiting

High/Low/Day/18-04-2011
Bait: Lug Squid Mackerel

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Bury and District Sea Anglers Fleetwood Blue Mink April 16th 2011 Three trips on a row and perfect weather greeted us as we sailed out from Fleetwood with Andy Bradbury board Blue Mink We took the short cu as it was high tide and soon made our way along the Fylde coat to fish around a mile of Anchorsholme in sight of Blackpool and the tower The fishing was instant and we settled in to steady stream of fish Dabs Plaice Dogfish Codling and Whiting to all on board We headed out for the second part of the day as the tide changed to a mark around 5 miles out. The anchor went down and we were soon into fish again with the same suspects but it wasn’t long until we started to get a few more better bites , the Bullhuss were on the move. Andy had had a few the previous week and we were not to be disappointed Most on board were soon adding Bullhuss to their species list I had a similar bite which started to head uptide and then downtide at a great speed before heading back and trying to get under the boat “Ping my line parted (it was a scratching rig with a size 3/0 worm hook. I had just lost the first Tope of the season and it felt like a good un. A wire trace was soon fitted and 10 minutes later another bite registered but this was no tope after a short fight in only 30 foot of water a large Bullhuss broke the surface We managed to net the fish but the lads wouldn’t let me count it it has spit the hook and was rolled up in a ball trapping the line. After a few photos it went back 10 minutes later another fish was on the line , a good fish was again in the net, a nice looking fish a bit smaller which weighed in at 13 lbs. The fishing continued with more smaller fish to round off the day Andy opened up the throttle and we made a speedy return to Fleetwood at a new top speed of nearly 20 knots after the engine re alignment Another great day out aboard Blue Mink, Cheers Andy and see you in August

Paul Whiting

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High/Day/29-03-2011
Bait: Lug, squid, mackerel

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Fished a 10 hour trip with Steve on supreme, over 200 fish caught all in all, plenty of whiting, dabs, the occasional doggy and a few herring. Sea started flat calm and picked up after low water. Fished about 10 miles out, catching all day, well looked after by the skipper with pasties and loads of cups of tea, brill trip out!

Jimbo

Low/Day/27-03-2011
Bait: Lug Squid Mackerel Ragworm

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Milnrow Sea Anglers Fleetwood trip March 2011 Blue Mink Milnrow Sea Anglers PW LB GD NF MD TS JA and RG fished with Andy Bradbury on the 27th of March with a 7 am sail, I am telling you this because when I booked the trip it didn’t connect with me that this was the start of summer time. A 7.00 am sail was really 6 am with an alarm setting for 5.15 which was really 4.15, get what I mean silly o’clock. Andy met us with a Gleaming boat not long back on the water after a winter refurbishment and smart paint job and very smart it looked . We were to target the Flatfish of Morecambe Bay and after a short sail we anchored in the channel We were soon into the fish with Mark getting a nice Plaice on the stern to Squid and Lug strip on a long beaded rig black and green beads doing the trick More Plaice followed but also the Flounder, if anything there were more Flounder than plaice Witha tally of around 10 Plaice and 20 Flounder on the boat and the tide ebbing fast we made a move to the far side of the bay to continue our quest for the Flatfish. The Anchor went down and baits of Squid Black lug and Mackerel were sent to the bottom Small Whiting and loads of Dabs were soon rattling our rod tips a few more Plaice made a show with solitary Codling , Dogfish and Short Spinned Sea Scorpian making an appearance. We tried few bigger baits for the thornbacks that had made an appearance the week previous but to no avail. A final move back into the River channel produced a few more Plaice to round off the day A Great Day in cracking sunshine (once It came out) with Andy brewing up to keep us refreshed Well done Andy and see you later in the year.

Paul Whiting

Low/Day/27-02-2011
Bait: frozen black macky &squid

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put the boat in at newbrighton 3 on board fished3.1/2 down 2.1/2 up low water 12,10pm. Fished brazil bouy sea was rough gave it half hourthen moved up stream about 600mts below albert dock we had very few bites ended up with three small fish one each,,two codling and one flatty, trip was'nt wasted as it was our first time on the Mersey,still dont know the best areas . and it got us away from her indoors.

give it a go

High/Day/17-02-2011
Bait: fresh and frozen lug,squid,frozen peeler

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took boat out with little hope of catching on big tide.2 small cod for first hour and half,then as tide eased towards high 5 good cod between2.5 and4 pound as tide picked up only 1 more small cod. well chuffed didnt expected much,

alan

High/Day/12-02-2011
Bait: Mackerel Squid Sprats

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Members PW JF KC JKN GD and TS set sail from Caernarfon Jetty aboard Andy Owen's boat Morgan James for the first Boat trip of 2011 At stake was the first trophy of the year for the largest fish caught The target was for Conger and other species that shelter in the Wrecks in the Holyhead Deeps a sail of around 90 minutes saw us anchor up tide of our intended wreck Hopes were high as Andy had not been out to the wrecks for over 2 months so they hadn't been hammered we sent our Mackerel Squid and Herring baits down to the bottom and 1 lb of lead made good contact in the 140 foot of water Dogfish soon moved in and everyone had a good few in the deep kennel of the irish sea A better fish was lost just clear of the surface by Secretary Paul . Bullhuss was suspected as they have a habit of mouthing the bait all the way up till they see daylight and let go. John Fentem was first into a good fish and he played it all the way up but it dint feel like a Conger it was moving around quite a bit and when it broke surface a very good Spurdog was well hooked and netted aboard More Dogfish followed and a few re anchors and an added anchor later (the swell was lifting the anchor out) and Paul had a better fish on It needed more lead by now and 2 lb.s made very good contact on light braid The fish came to the top without much of a fight but it was a decent fish The 10 lb Bullhuss brought a smile to Secretary Paul's face The day continued with a small Spur to Paul and a Small Bullhuss to Tony More dogs later and it was time to sail back to Caernarfon The Sun had shone all day but the wind had picked up from 5 to 10 SW in the morning to a 10 to 20 in the Afternoon but Andy Owen's big Cat purred all the way back we had a brief spurt at over 20 knots but nocked it back to cruise in at 15 knots a fantastic cruise in to end the day We will do it all again in March First Trophy of the year to John Fentem with a 15 lb Spurdog well done John Shame about the conger

Paul Whiting

High/Low/Day/17-01-2011
Bait: frozen lug

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10 hr trip on supreme.For the first few hours the fishing was slow with just a couple of codling caught.After a few hours we moved close to vale park were we started to catch a few dabs.We then moved near the tower for the flood straight away we started to catch a few codling all about 2lb.plenty of good banter from Matt John and Neil hope to fish with them again.As usual steve looked after us with plenty of tea and a hot pastie Ianb

ianb

Low/Day/13-01-2011
Bait: Lug / Squid

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Took an 8 hour trip aboard "Mersey Lass" skippered by Colin. 7 anglers on board from the Magazines pub in wallasey. Colin took us to the hot spots (clock tower, fort perch rock, off the eggy ferry) and provided endless and very welcome mugs of tea. Weather very calm. Had a great day with plenty of "Craic". Caught 15-20 fish in all cod and flounder. "Fish of the day" 5lb Cod to Iain and "most caught" goes to nige. We will definitely go again, Mersey Lass highly recommended. Thanks to Ronnie and Iain for organising.

Nige

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High/Low/Day/09-01-2011
Bait: Lug and Squid

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Got up at 2am to fish a 9hour trip on the Mersey aboad Suveran II with Simon Parry. There were 5 of us on board for the 3:15am sail and the wind had picked up through the night and it was a bit lumpy. Started fishing the ebb and caught 18 Cod between the boat around the 2-3lb mark, the biggest around 4lb. As the tide eased off we moved to a spot a bit more sheltered and caught a few dabs each and a single whiting. We tried a couple of different spots on he flood but with only a couple of micro-cod to show for it. Tony Parry was also out on Jensen II and they had 15 cod between the boat. Sorry no pictures again but can't find my camera.

tony wilson

High/Low/Day/20-12-2010
Bait: Lug & Squid

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Fished a 9 hr trip aboar Jensen with Tony Parry. Really cold and really hard going. Had 9 Cod between 7 anglers, averaging around 2lb. Maybe the snow melt is putting too much fresh water in the river and putting the fish off as seemed to be the case early this year.

tony wilson

High/Low/Day/15-12-2010
Bait: frozen lug

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went out again with steve on supreme for a 10 hr trip 7 on the boat.not many whiting or dabs about most of us caught codling i ended up with 6 biggest 3lb.As usual steve looked after us a very enjoyable day met a couple of lads from sefton sac looking forward to the next trip in jan

ian b

High/Low/Day/30-11-2010
Bait: frozen lug squid

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fished a 10 hr tip aboard supreme.Great day plenty of dabs whiting and codling.Ifinished up with 7 codling biggest just under 4lb loads of whiting and a few dabs freezing cold day but steve kept us going with plenty of cups of tea and coffee and a hot pastie for lunch top skipper Ian

ian

High/Low/Day/29-11-2010
Bait: Lug and Squid

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Great day out on Suveran skippered by Simon Parry. 30 odd cod caught through the day the biggest was an absolute beast of 14lb 2oz. Loads in the 1.5 - 3lb bracket backed up by some very good Dabs and Whiting. Images of the big fish can be seen on the skippers website www.fishjensen.co.uk

Tony Wilson

High/Low/Day/Night19-11-2010
Bait: Lug and squid

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Fished a 9hr trip aboard Jensen skippered by Tony Parry. Had a great day out catching cod from the outset. Large pennels with lug and squid were used and the first run of fish were in the 1.5lb to 3.5lb bracket and we had good numbers of them. For slack water we moved near the Brazil Buoy and caught loads of Whiting and Dabs and 2 or 3 small Thornback rays. We then moved back up the river as darkness fell and anchored near the Echo arena. Fog rolled in and visibility was down to zero. The cod and whiting continued to feed though and we had loads more. The two biggest cod weighed 7lb 11oz and 7lb 8oz. A great day out and a top skipper.

tony wilson

Low/Day/11-11-2010
Bait: Fresh lug and squid

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Party of 6 on board 'Suveran' out from Liverpool Marina to fish the Mersey at stupid o'clock in the morning (03.30am). Weather forecast was spot on and was a bit wild in the dark just outsdie of the lock gates and heavy tidal run. Had a few codling to 3lb and the odd decent whiting before daylight when we moved to Perch Rock area. Caught 1 small codling but plenty of whiting and decent dabs, finished off with two rays to 9lb. Once the tide turned so did the weather with the wind twisting from S-SW to W-NW and went back to the lock gates. Had a great run of 26 codling 2-3lb to bunches of lug, a great morning out. This boat and Jensen II are highly recommended.

Mark, Matt n Boys

High/Low/Day/16-10-2010
Bait: Frozen Black Squid and Mackerel

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Fleetwood Blue Mink Oct 2010 October,s trip to Fleetwood was fished by PW KC MC AQ LW JW JA and DL We boarded the boat at the beach next to the Lifeboat and Andy asked if we wanted to try for some Plaice We accepted and sailed the quarter of a mile across the river for a crack at the Autumn run of Plaice First to catch was young Mark Costello with a cracking Plaice (which proved the best of the day) at 2 lbs 4 ozs, what a way to start. the fish falling to Black lug tipped with Squid strip. More plaice followed with secreary paul landing 4 of the orange spotties from the bow of the boat to a beaded rig to Lug and Squid strip We spent an Hour on that spot before trying just off the perch a little further down the river to no avail. We then set of to patches where we could fish for a wide variety of species and which had been fishing well on previous trips. The fish soon showed with mark again setting the early pace with a small Bullhuss of around 5lbs By now the fish had showed up in numbers with loads of Dabs, Dogfish,Pouting, Poor Cod and Codling of which Mark landed the best at around 2 lbs 8 ozs Lee managed our first Dragonett of the year whilst his son Jack landed a Short Spinned Sea Scorpion, Andy the Skipper was asked if there were any Mackerel about . he replied that he hadn't seen any for 3 or 4 weeks, that was before Ken managed one on Lug and squid. Jim managed a Grey Gurnard and a few Whiting made an appearance Mark had a cracking bite but the fish dropped the bait, minutes later Paul had a light bite which reeled in quite easy until got to the top in 30 foot of water when it woke up , it was a decent Bullhuss on a dab hook it was in danger of getting away until jim got the net from Skipper Andy (who was making another brew) and netted the Huss for Paul It weighed in at 12 lbs and after a picture was returned to fight another day It was soon time to call it a day but Andy offered us another Half Hour on the Plaice in the River on the Flood which we accepted Another 3 Spotties were landed 2 to Andy Quin Another great day with Andy Bradbury on the Blue Mink which we will repeat again in November

Paul Whiting

Low/Day/15-10-2010
Bait: Squid, lug, mackerel, crab

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Party of 8 aboard 'Suveran' out from Liverpool Marina. Started off just outside the lock gates with 'Jensen II', 'Mersey Lass', 'Discovery' out as well. Plenty of rays coming in, best to 11lb 2oz on whole squid. Moved to Vale Park, but not very good before going to Perch Rock when the northerly wind had calmed down a bit. Few more rays; whiting, doggies and the odd dab. Finished off by the lock gates with some more rays & whiting. Total of 31 rays for the day.

Mark, Matt n Boys

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Low/Day/14-10-2010
Bait: lug squid crab

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went out from blacckpool tuesday plagued with doggies and got 2 small cod best 2.5 lb yesterday went out from NewBrighton much better 10 smallcod best 3lb andquite a few small whiting and dabs

alan

Low/Day/01-09-2010
Bait: Lug/ Crab/ Squid/ Mackerel

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Party of 5 on board 'Jensen' out from Rhyl for a 10hr trip. Glorious weather throughout 1-2 breeze. Started on rough ground about 45mins out befor the wind farm and just got into doggies & gurnards. Drifted at various times getting the odd mackerel with about 2 dozen overall. Drifted over a wreck hitting codling & pollack. Anchored up for a bit taking ling; red/grey & tub gurnard, more pollack and codling. Once the boat moved off the wreck more doggies and huss, with the odd flatty. Finished off close in near Talacre. Water quite murky due to the blow up over the weekend but managed a beautiful bass 4lb, a small Tope around 6-7lb and a nice Huss. Great day out with sausage rolls thrown in straight out of the oven!!

Mark, Matt 'n' Boys

High/Low/Day/31-08-2010
Bait: Squid,Mackeral,Lug,Peeler,

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Went on the mink must bring mackeral at the moment. fish caught were loads of dogfish,1x 12lb bull huss,plenty of 5-6lb tope and bullhuss , some big doggies, 3 codling ,1 small pouting,1 gurnrad and a couple of dabs lovely and sunny great day

Phill

High/Low/Day/26-07-2010
Bait: mackeral.black lug.

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fished aboard blue mink fleetwood.caught plenty of mackeral.dozen cod 11/2-2lb. plenty of tope .1 pollock was caught 4 1/2lb.couple bull huss just in to double fig.

john pickthall

High/Day/11-07-2010
Bait: lug /squid/mackeral

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went on the Lady helen from the docks weather tyurned so had to stay on the river which resulted in a nice ray 25.5 inches long gave me a great fight and glady returned back to the river for another day caught on mackeral fillet tipped with squid

rj

Low/Day/10-07-2010
Bait: Squid, mackeral,lugworm

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Fished out of Rhyl with Steve on Supreme on a 7 hour trip. This was one of our monthly trips. Only 7 of us this time but we enjoyed an excellent day. with the usual regular refreshments and the obligatory cornish pastie Plenty of Joey mackeral for bait with a few larger ones being caught later on during general fishing. Species taken were red, grey and tub gurnard, whiting to 30 cms and codling to 37 cms. Several bull huss the best 71 cms. Plenty of dogfish and dabs, the best 30 cms together with 1 plaice to Brian Newton.

Paul Whiteley

Low/Day/24-06-2010
Bait: Mackeral & Squid

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Party of 6 out of Holyhead with 'Spindrift' for a 10hr taster session with skipper Gareth Williams (goseafishing.biz) as it was out first mid-week outing. Started 2miles out towards the Skerries at anchor and took loads of doggies before moving to the South Stack for rough ground drifting feathering for wrasse; small pollack & codling, beautiful cuckoo wrasse came up. Then anchored in Trearddur Bay and were into more doggies and medium huss before heading to Holyhead Deep (about 200ft+) at low water. Fantastic 2hrs once the big huss started to run followed by spurdog to 15.5lb and a 12lb thornback. Quite a few of us had some firsts and all subject to a lot of lobstering with the sun! Excellent boat and skipper, highly recomended, we've already booked out next one!

Mark, Matt n Boys

High/Low/Day/21-06-2010
Bait: Fresh lug, fresh mackerel

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Party of 10 fished on Supreme 2 out of Rhyl with skipper Steve Andrews. Sailed out of Rhyl at 7:30am for a 10 hour trip with Steve. Fished first stop for two hours were we mainly concentrated on mackerel for bait. It was slow at first, but picked up after a bit and we caught approx 50 mackerel. We fished a further two locations during the day and we weren't disappointed. We caught everything from mackerel, whiting, dabs, bull huss, dog fish, thornback ray, grey gurnard, red gurnard and codling. The mackerel, bull huss, gurnard, dabs and codling were all good sizes and keepers. We caught over 40 dabs & 30 bull huss. We must have caught well over two hundred fish between us all. The skipper was brilliant throughout the day. The kettle was always on and hot meat pasties were served at lunch. Steve also has a good range of rigs on board and it's far cheaper than what you would pay in a tackle shop. We've already booked again for a day on the Mersey in October as Steve operates out of Liverpool Marina from October to March

Phil Grundy

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Low/Day/20-06-2010
Bait: fresh lug,crab,squid and mackrell that i caught

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went out from newbrighton ,had 2 bass,best 4lb several smoothhound and4 thornies to 7lb loads of mackrell out in the clear water a few miles out

alan

High/Day/03-06-2010
Bait: fresh black and mackerel

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Fished off norbreck about 2 mile out..loads dogs smoothhound.1 mackerel. codling and pin whiting.top day with a suntan thrown in.

N Kenyon(Millionairess)

Low/Day/31-05-2010
Bait: lug squid mackrel peeler sandeel

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went out to the rock channel looking for bass and smooth hound, started off catching loads of dads and very smallwhiting,so i moved too deeper water,first bite a thorny about 7lb followed by a smoothy about 4lb then in the next hour i had 8 small tope between 1.5 and 5lb.at high water it went dead ,looking forward to next week maybe i willcatch one of those bass

alan

High/Day/21-05-2010
Bait: MACKERAL,LUG,RAG,SQUID,SANDEEL

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WE FISHED FROM BEAUMARIS ABOARD CERSIMAR FROM 0900-1700HRS. THE WEATHER WAS AGAINST US AS IT WAS FOGGY FOR 3 HOURS SO WE PROCEEDED TO THE FISHING GROUDS VERYCAREFULLY,WE ANCHORED ABOUT 220 YARDS FROM PENMON HEAD AND FISHED FOR TWO AND HALF HOURS FISH CAUGHT DOGGIES AND WHITING WE HEADED FOR WHITE BEACH FOR THREE HOUR AND CAUGHT MUCH THE SAME .WE THEN HEADED FOR PUFFIN ISLAND AS THE FOG HAD GONE HAD TWO DRIFTS FOR WRASE AND POLLACK BUT NOTHING CAUGFHT WE HEADED BACK TOEARDS WHITE BEACH AGIAN LOOKING FOR DABS ONLY FOUND 5 NOT A GOOD DAY REALLY IAN HOLDEN

IAN HOLDEN

Low/Day/06-05-2010
Bait: lug squid crab sandeel

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took the boat out to give it a run in the mersey.first stop seaforth rocks,1cod about 1.5 pounds and a fewdabs.nextstop the rockchannel,loads of dabs and a few pin whiting,a pleasant day out,but a shortage of better fish

alan

Low/Day/05-05-2010
Bait: Mackerel, lug, squid, bluey

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10 of us headed out to the wreck of the 'City of Brussels' with Colin Evans on 'Mersey Lass'. Grey day with low cloud and a NW 2-3 wind, medium 26' tide. Bit of a jaunt out with the head on wind but not too bad over the wreck. Only 3 mackerel came aboard (one of 1 1/2lb), bit early and cold still. Fishing was steady all day with some nice codling to 4lb; loads of pouting; doggies; whiting; 2 small ling; 1 small pollack and a gurnard. Considering it is early season a good day out for 7 of us with the other 3 helping out with the ground bait and chumming!!

Mark, Matt n Boys

Low/Day/21-04-2010
Bait: Lug

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Fished out of Fleetwood with Andy on Blue Mink. 7 of us on board. Plenty of good sized dabs, some quality plaice best around 2lb and a few quality flounders. A good day for this time of the year. Day bright and sunny with a slight NW wind.

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/13-03-2010
Bait: Lug, Mackerel, Squid

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Fished 5 hour trip out of Rhyl on Suveran with Simon. 8 anglers on the boat and only half caught. I had 4 dabs and 2 whiting but all small and returned. Nice boat and a good skipper, I'll be back as soon as the fish are.

Tony Wilson

High/Low/Day/25-02-2010
Bait: lug, squid ,fish,

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launched from royal (cleveleys)about 9am fished cleveleys outfall nothing,moved to rossall pipe 2nd perch nothing, moved to end,nothing moved to the school about 1/2 mile off nothing! went home about3pm (still better than working)

osprey

Low/Day/Night20-02-2010
Bait: Lug and squid,few razor fish

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Left Oldham at 0200 trvelled to Liverpool Marina to meet up with 8 other anglers aboard Suveran11 ,Sailed at 0400 and spent the first few hours in darkness most fishing big Lug baits on pennel traces provided by the skipper,end result one small codling between all 9 Anglers,eventually moved across river,anchored just off the big white house, first drop down one angler had 2 small flatties and a small codling which all went back,I had a takeable flattie and that was it, we eventually moved opposite Perch rock which resulted in one more flattie being landed before finishing the day back at the starting venue opposite the wind mills on the docks. In the 8 hours we were out dont think we managed a fish per angler with half the boat blanking,cant complain about the curry provided by the skipper,went down well and thawed us all out a bit, also to compensate for this very poor trip the skipper has kindly offered us a deal out of Rhyl in the summer. This was the skippers final mersey trip of the year and he was heading off to Rhyl after he dropped us at the dock. The skipper stated that the Mersey had fished very poor this year,no wonder with all the snow and ice thats been travelling down river.

bft

High/Day/20-02-2010
Bait: Fresh/frozen blk lug +mackeral+prawn

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launched boat 8.oo am started sausage mark small dabs and codling plenty of , moved to back of rossall hospital same again plus 1 nice takeable plaice . moved to flyde pipe back of rig same again plus 2 nice STARFISH finished off just off north pier nothin there all in all 2 boats out 7 men fishin well close 2 the hundred mark of fish only 1 takeable otherwise good day fishin pity nothing bigger and the fog made it bitter .

captain chinchila

High/Low/Day/09-02-2010
Bait: lug,squid,crab and razor

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fished several marks i n the mersey spent 5 hours trying for a cod,gave up in the end and got a scratching rig out for a few dabs,if anyone knows where the fish are please submit areport

alan

High/Low/Day/06-02-2010
Bait: Mac, Black Lug Squid

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Fished norbrek Hole, Glitter ball and by Fylde boat . Rubbish, where have all the fish gone already, Small dabs And the odd Whiting ROLE ON SUMMER

Pete

High/Day/23-01-2010
Bait: mackeral,squid and black lug

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my first boat trip out of ryhl aboard goldylocks are skipper was gwynny andrews and steve owens great lads gwynny is one funny welsh man ive heard is wife makes a lovely chilly ,steve told me that ha ha ha. we set of at 5.15am for the 4 mile sandy stretch and it was good fishing it was steady fishing all the way up to slack we had a shed load of dabs loads of pin whiting they went back unharmed me dad had a 3 bearded rockling me brother had 1 codling must of been about 2 inchs long we had 2 scorpion fish . we moved to prestatyn and had whiting then we moved to the mouth of the river and gwynny had a nice whiting must have been 40 odd cms it was a nice one . all in all had a brilliant day i reckomend him to anyone going to book him again soon cracken day and a cracken skipper cheers gwynny lar, wayne.

wayne jnr, wayne snr,paul neil and i feel sick john

Low/Day/10-01-2010
Bait: black lug,sqid,white bait,macky,crab

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fished mersey on board warrior,started just up from pier head,not many fish 1 small codling and a whiting.then moved up to perch rock in the rock channel,dabs dabs and dabs,two at a time,finished with about 30 of em,god knows how many we had between 8 of us,but it was loads.strange how the small codling and whiting didnt show up.

steve

High/Low/Day/09-01-2010
Bait: lug/squid

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8 of us fished a 9hr trip on the mersey and the fishing was poor only one (1) off us caught.It was a small codling about 8oz.We moved to 3 different marks aswell with no joy.On a whole a bad days fishing.

stevo

High/Low/Day/02-01-2010
Bait: Lug & squid

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Fished another 9 hr trip aboard Jensen II with Tony Parry. Went with my mate Richie who was home from the Navy for xmas. Between us we had 5 cod (2-2.5lb average) on the ebbing tide. Then we moved to the Brazil Bank for slack water and had around 25 dabs. Then it was back up the river for the flood and we had another 3 cod. The other lads on the boat didn't do so well but everyone caught. Another great day out and highly recommended. (N.B. Chris, the report section doesn't let you select 2011 it only runs 2004-2010)

tony wilson

High/Day/19-12-2009
Bait: Lug and squid jackets

Report:

Went out for my first boat trip with Tony Evans on the George Griffiths MBE with Ian and Stefan. We had fish right from the off and caught some good sized whiting a few dabs and some undersize codling. Really nice day and the crew were great and kept the hot dogs and coffee coming all day. The lock gates at Liverpool marina got stuck though and we couldn't get back in, so we had to perform a flying dismount onto some steps which wasn't for the faint hearted!

tony wilson

Low/Day/13-12-2009
Bait: Lug and Squid

Report:

Fished on Supreme - party of anglers from Springfield Sea Anglers. Caught plenty of Whitings to 36 cms and Dabs upto 28cms. Approx 1 dozen small codling also taken - no Thorneis but several small ones caught on the other charter boats. Best cod - think on Mersey Lass was 6 anda half pound taken opposite Wallasey Town Hall while he has accidently drifting downstream while his anchor wasnt gripping!!!! Reported - Friday best thorny taken on as cratching rig was 10 10 - that anglers 1st Ray. Plenty of small boats out fishing along the channel opposite the wind turbines - maye we will recive as report on their activities?

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/10-12-2009
Bait: Black, Squid,Prawn,Mackrel

Report:

Fished in the river today with Pete on our Boat Sea Strike we started by the rocks down to low, moved a litte over some rough ground, fishing was slow with only 1 decent codling. 6 other boats out only heard of 1 other keeper. Dave

Dave

Low/Day/09-12-2009
Bait: Lug/Mackerel/Squid

Report:

Fished on 'Mersey Lass' from 7am to 3pm with 7. Started off near back of Albert Dock moving to the Clock Tower not much happening. Went off New Brighton and had steady stream of Whiting & Dabs, finishing off at Egremont. No codling showed. Great weather but slow sport. A few of us fished the wall at Priory Wharf afterwards and got into some small codling would you believe.

Mark, Matt & the boys

High/Day/29-11-2009
Bait: squid,lug,mackerel

Report:

went out with ray on the osprey from priory wharf. straight away into the whiting plenty of them but many were undersized few rays were also caught and released then my mate mick got what he wanted his first codling . his face said it all grinning like a cheshire cat. brill day everybody caught already booked again . cheers ray.

ian mcaulay

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Low/Day/27-11-2009
Bait: Liugworm/Squid

Report:

Fished an Inter Association match using 2 boats Suveran and Jensen 2 skippered by Tony and Simom Parry. 17 anglers in total wth mxed sbility - thanks to all who assisted Kevin Smith who is wheelchair bound and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to fish even through the hail and rain showers we had to endure through the morning. This event wasa measure and return so all fish over 18cms counted. Both boats fished in the channel opposite the BT Conference centre. Many fish landed with 3 individuals catchingin excess of 80 fish each. Best Cod was 3lb to me with about 2 dozen very small ones. 3 rays als taken the smallest beiing just 22 cms across the wings biggest 50 cms, whitings to 38 cms, dabs to 30 cms together with 1 flounder and several rockling. North west team won the match with a total length in excess of 9000cms with Fylde seconded with over 7000cms. The Mersey is certainly back in action this winter season even after all the rainwater we had this week. Additionally, I heard that the party on Supreme had 10 takeable cod to 4lb with plenty of undersize cod. His party were targetting Nr Coddo.

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/15-11-2009
Bait: bluey and squid

Report:

was on the warrior 8am till 3pm with great skipper "Alan" caught a few smallish whiting and codling, one nice skate but got off just before landing, otherwise great day, was just off the liver building then moved to just off perch rock, tide very strong youve got to use gripper weights and heavy ones at that, recomended venue....gaz

gaz

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High/Low/Day/Night08-11-2009
Bait: lug, sqiud, mackrel

Report:

got on boat at 4 in the mornin went straight out n got a nice size whitey n mike a 2lb cod then things went a bit slow so moved the boat to drop anchor ready for low tide we were just dropping over the edge with lug and squid mix and getting small whiteys so we changed to a whole squid on its own and started pulling out a few rays mike n pete 1 each i got 4 biggest 9lb and asho got 6 all were tagged and replaced then we moved to deeper waters to try for more cod with no joy all round nine hours of slow fishing but still happy got my first rays but forgot my camera gutted!!!!!!!

bucko

Low/Day/11-10-2009
Bait: lugworm, squid

Report:

Fished in the Mersey with Steve on Supreme. It was a Springfield Sea Anglers trip. Fish caught opposite the BT conference Centre at start of charter for 1 st 2 hours then on the far side of Brazil Buoy over low and the 1st hour or so on the turn of the tide then back down the river. Caught 27 thornbacks in the mouth. We also caught lot of whitings, best 35 cms, quite a few dabs, best 31 cms, many dogfish and 1 rockling.

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/01-10-2009
Bait: Mackerel Squid Jellies Temperst Sandeels and Shads Pirks and feathers

Report:

Fished Weymouth on the 1st and 2nd of October aboard Revolutionwith Josh Simmonds for 2 days and a day each aboard Wild frontier and Cobra with 6 anglers on each bat each day Fishing was very good with some nice cod to 16.5 lbs with a godd few into double figures New Black Bream club record with a nice fish of 4 lbs 1 oz to Di Jones plenty of nice bream with 40 plus over 2 lbs which made their way back to Milnrow Some nice Bass on the last day as the tides were getting bigger to around 7 lbs Plenty of Mackerel which were used as live bait for the bass Great fishing Great skippers and Great venue back again at the end of October for more of the same I hope Only got a few pics yet will try for some of the better cod and post again Paul Milnrow Sea Anglers

Paul Whiting

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High/Day/19-09-2009
Bait: Lug Mackerel Squid

Report:

Fished Fleetwood aboard Blue Mink with Andy Bradbury Lots of fish mainly Dogfish which were everywhere and in numbers Some Nice Bullhuss for Craig and Ken to around 8 lbs and a small tope to ken around 4 lbs a Common Smoothhound around 7 lbs to Paul Other species caught were Whiting and Dabs Great Day Great Weather Great Skipper

Paul Whiting

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High/Day/09-08-2009
Bait: Hokkais, Mackerel, Squid and Rag

Report:

Went out on the "My Way" from Holyhead Breakwater. First fished for Mackerel at a lighthouse (sorry cant remember the name, it was on the left once you leave the breakwater) got plenty, all big enough to take and one 3lb pollack on hokkais. Throughout the day caught plenty of fish; pollack, wrasse (ballan & cuckoo), pouting, poor cod, tub gurnard, grey gurnard, bull huss, dog fish, more mackerel, a tiny haddock and even a small codling. Had a fantastic day, fully recommend the skipper, he was very fair and knew what he was doing (Gethyn Owen)

Eril

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High/Low/Day/02-08-2009
Bait: fresh mack/squid

Report:

fished aboard solar sun macky bashed 4 half an hour caught plenty, weather pretty choppy so decided to fish wreck mark near the orme with some very decent fish coming aboard,6 bullhuss to12lb/5 thornies to8lb gurnade decent size dabs and loads of dogs plenty of action all day.

dougie

Low/Day/17-07-2009
Bait: Eddystone Eels & Fresh Mackeral

Report:

Took advantage of the decent forecast yesterday, quite a Westerly swell on the way out. Went to our usual wreck 26 Miles from Liverpool, after a few atempts to anchor in a good position we (my "oldman" and me) finaly wet our lines. Instantly caught enough Fresh Bait, put Fresh Mackeral baits on the "bottom" and cast out our Eddystone Eel and a Sidewinder Eel. Caught about a dozen Pollack up to about 6lb, then my Sidewinder got hit by what was clearly a very good fish about 50 turns up in the Water. At first I thought it was a "dam" tope, it run so hard. After about 5 minutes I shouted to my "old man" get the net, its not a Tope. A massive Pollack pushed the Scales to 14lb, what a lovely fish. I tried in vane to catch another one , sadly were back in to the 6lb's. Plenty of other fish Pouting, Conger , Codling and "bloody" Dog fish. The water was full of Mackeral, to small to eat, every time we wanted fresh bait , down went the Shrimps up came 5 Mackeral. At the end of the day tried for some "eatable" Mackeral, must of caught over 100 in a 5 minute period, only one was big enough to eat so they al went back. Ready for our next session in August. Peter

Peter Prentice

High/Day/01-07-2009
Bait: Feathers & Mackeral strip

Report:

Set out about 08.00 Hrs and returned at about 16.00 Hrs. A great Mackeral fishing for baits and thereafter moved to the day's best spot where we caught Whiting, Bull Huss, Gurnards, Pollock, Mackeral and Doggies etc. Great weather and better fishing. Get on the boat before get bored. Tight lines.

Ranjan/Chester

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High/Day/28-06-2009
Bait: squid/mackerel

Report:

Went out on suveran 2 today out of rhyl and did well. caught some nice huss/dabs/gurnards and also dogfish/whiting/and some good size mackerel.Fished for tope for last 2hrs without any luck.

stevo

High/Day/27-06-2009
Bait: Mackerel, Squid, Jellies

Report:

Fished low to half flood off Norbreck. Plenty of action, fish a drop. Dogs, huss, tope, smoothound. As planned pulled anchor and headed north to Heysham no2. After a dozen drifts nothing showed with 3 rods and jellies firmly down bumping bottom. Bass not in residence today sadly, absolutely fab when they're home. Better luck on the next big tides. Stopped off Marine Beach for an ice cream to keep my mate Adam happy. Tight lines all. Keith, Paul and Adz on the fast fisher Fat Jack

Fat Jack

Low/Day/17-06-2009
Bait: Fresh Mackeral

Report:

Went out from Liverpool Yesterday, to a couple of Wrecks in our own Boat. Caught Ling, Pollack, Mackeral, Gurnard, Whiting, Doggies, Herring, and 12 Cod. The Pollack were a bit small up to about 4lbs some nice Mackeral about.

Peter

High/Day/15-06-2009
Bait: Mackeral,rag.lug,sandeel

Report:

we fished a contest with the fire service at Beaumaris,we fished with Cersimer 2 and Lander 2,fishing was good we tried for mackeral on the way out but only caught a few. one guy caught a small codling as we were driting for mackeral,we decided to go to anchor for the dogs,huss,and whiting. we caught 20 huss to 14lb,100 +dogs,dabs,whiting ballen wrasse to 5lb,mackeral,pollack,pouting. so i would recomend fishing with these two boats

ian holden

High/Low/Day/12-06-2009
Bait: mackerel

Report:

arrived in beaumaris early at about 7am strolled round for a bit went to spar to get buttys for the trip. we went to anglesey bait centre for some lug etc just after eight but it was shut (much to my dissapointment). Boarded starida 2 at 8.20, only six on the trip so plenty of space on the boat, plenty of mackerel about, a few dogfish, one fella had two decent size huss and a couple of dab. A lady at the back of the boat had two or three gurnard. Toward the end of the trip we went for a drift down the side of puffin island get some fresh mackerel to take home. A good days fishing was had by all although it did go a bit slack at times. Will be going again soon as its well worth the drive.

rob

Low/Day/10-06-2009
Bait: Black lug, Crab, Squid

Report:

Went out of South Shore, Blackpool on our boat for few hrs after work. Loads of small Mackrel around, Dabs, Guernard and a few tope. good way to spent the evening. Dave

Dave

High/Low/Day/29-05-2009
Bait: fresh lug and razer

Report:

First time out from Newbrighton and fished by alt estuary on the edge of main channel on the rising tide. Bass and dabs, dabs small but a few of the bass a good size 3lb. with the thought of big ones to come. Anyone out there able to give me any good marks to fish

bob

High/Low/Day/26-05-2009
Bait: Black, Squid, Mackrel

Report:

Went out towards gut bouy on our boat Sea Strike from Blackpool on Monday. fished to just after high from the low. Good day plenty Mackrel, Dogs, Dabs and tubs. Few tope around but not very big. Never seen as many jellyfish in the water.

Wigan Dave

High/Day/23-05-2009
Bait: Squid, Frozen Lug, Sandeel and Blueys

Report:

8.00am launch at New Brighton today, met a couple of lads on the slip who told us that the "banks" are fishing well for bass. I asked him where that was as I don't know that mark and he kindly showed us tthe way there. Fished it for about an hour or so with not much doing apart from my first ever Gurnard. The other lads were anchored quite close and I could see that they were doing much better, with a bass and a couple of smoothhounds. Seemed that Crab was the bait to have, but as we did not have any decided to go to the Rock Channel for high water and over. Much better here with plenty of Rays, Dabs, doggies and another first for me a lovely brill. The rays are a bit small just yet. Will be back out soon with some crab for those "banks" but all that said it was another lovely day out in the river! Will post a report with piccies on the small boats section of the forum.

danny Albertina (Stephie Lou)

High/Low/Day/22-04-2009
Bait: Lug, Rag, Mac, Razorfish etc

Report:

11 of us went out of conway on the Crusader, it was a bit bumpy on the way out, and cold, went out to Puffin and put the feathers out, nothing doing all around the island, fished several places, some of the lads were new to this and were using the boats tackle, the skipper kept them on feathers the whole trip(they just baited them), I was not really surprised they didnt catch much, a few lads were sick, and one old bloke was shivering with the cold, but a cup of tea was not offered, only catches were two small pin whiting and two decent doggies, the doggies were caught by me, I think this was because I had my own tackle and changed from feathers to a boom, I think the guys on this boat need to work harder, some of the guys were new to this and they wont come back if they dont enjoy it.... all in all 3/10 and not just because of the fishing.

jeff cavanagh

Low/Day/20-04-2009
Bait: Frozen Lug/Mackeral/Blueys

Report:

Fished on Sunday, loads of good sized Dabs, 3 small Codling and a few Whiting. No Thornies. Whilst we were fishing 4 small Porpoise's payed us a visit, stayed a round for a good half hour. Acouple of small Boats went out in to the Bay, not a lot doing out there

Peter

High/Day/18-04-2009
Bait: lug/squid

Report:

10hr tip on jensen2 out of rhyl caught plenty of dogfish/dabs/whitings most of which was small and returned sadly no mackrel

stevo

Low/Day/05-04-2009
Bait: fROZEN lUG / bLUEYS

Report:

Fished our own Boat 07.30 - 17.00 hrs on Sat, me and my old man. Caught 3 Thornies biggest 10lb 4 oz and 13 small Codling between us, none worth keeping. 12 of the Codling came off 1 Mark after Low Water , missed as many bites in a 2 hour period...... No one else out, bit bloody windy at one stage.

Peter

High/Low/Day/01-04-2009
Bait: Fresh Lug, Squid, Small Sandeels

Report:

Had another great day out fishing the Mersey today. Spent the first 3 hours (1.5 before low and 1.5 after) off the turbines at seaforth after hearing that Cod and Ray were being caught here. Had the freshest Black Lug I have had in a while, Squid and Small Sandeels. Three rods out with different baits on each, singles, cocktails you name it, we tried it. Dabs and crabs were our reward, more Crabs than Dabs. As soon as there was enough water over the bank we shot into the Rock Channel to a spot which for the last 2 years has brought us plenty of Rays, Starry Hounds, Doggies and Bass to 9lb. Youv'e guessed it again Dabs and Crabs. There was another boat out today and I spoke to him briefly while launching, said he usually launches at Ainsdale but I dont think he was local because he anchored off the turbines but slap bang in the shipping lane, he did move once the boats started going past on a not so wide berth, but he went in the direction of Taylors Bank. He was gone when we got back in at about 4.45pm so I dont know how he got on. We are definately in the quiet time in between seasons I think, unless I am doing something wrong of course. The water temp was 6 degrees C which is a little cold just yet. Didn't post any pictures because there was nothing of worth to be honest. I will keep trying and posting, and as soon as it picks up I will post the pictures. Thoroughly enjoyed the day out again though it did chop up a bit coming in which was not forecast.

Danny Albertina, (Stephie Lou)

High/Low/Day/19-03-2009
Bait: Fresh Black Lug, Mussel and Squid

Report:

Fished the Rock Channel on the 18th/3/09. Pretty quiet really and only dabs about. Lovely day out though! Full report with Pics on the Small boat section of the main Forum under the heading "Rock Channel 18/03/09"

Danny Albertina (Stephie Lou)

Low/Day/18-02-2009
Bait: Fresh Lug, Mussel & Party Squid

Report:

Launched at New Brighton today at 8.30am, spent a couple of hours at the Turbines not even a bite. Left there and dropped into the Rock Channel. Plenty of Dabs as expected, 10 nice keepers for our supper. All the fish came after Low water and took either Fresh lug or Mussel, weren't too fussy on the Party Squid for some reason. Got back in for about 3.45 pm. Spoke to the lads on the only other boat out today. They fished off the Pier Head and caught 4 Codling, 1 keeper of 4lb the rest went back, too small.

Danny Albertina (Stephie Lou)

High/Day/24-01-2009
Bait: Squid, Frozen Black Lug

Report:

Fished the clock tower today with 3 on board. Only stayed out for 4 hours as there was nothing doing. No wind but a really bad swell after the recent wind, bit uncomfortable really. Anyway 1 flatty between us. Won't be bothering now unless the fishing improves in the Mersey as it seems we are not the only ones who think it is bad this year. Think we will wait for the weather to settle and the Rays etc come in later in the year. I much prefer the Rock Channel than the river itself. Charters Warrior and Tuskar were out at the Clock tower as well, hopefully someone will post and let us know how they got on?

Danny Albertina (Stephie Lou)

Low/Day/17-01-2009
Bait: Lug/squid/Mackeral

Report:

9 of us fished out of Liverpool with Roger on Merlin. Nobby Day caught 1 cod to 5lb 4ozs up towards the the Wind Turbines opposite the Town Hall steps in the early ebb using a baited small red gill . Nothing else taken there so returned to the banks opposite the Echo Conference centre where we caught a reasonable no. on dabs and whiting. Fishing not brilliant due to quite a far amount of fresh water coming down the river. Sorry no pics both my digi cameras are kaput. Give me an SLR everytime. Nice view of HMS Ark Royal and the biggest oil tanker to go up and down the Mersey for many a year.

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/15-01-2009
Bait: jelly squid

Report:

went on the sea dragon fished with 15lb steel trace line caught 2lb cod 1 whting small 5lb haddock 19lb small shark some said it was a hammerhead and i agreed tight lines for the strong bow old cod eye

mark kirby

Low/Day/04-01-2009
Bait: lug / rag / squid / mack / prawns / mussels

Report:

fished the mersey between tunnell vents 5 hrs , 6 of us on warrior tried everything 1 codling 1Lb several small whiting a few dabs . very poor

kinny

High/Low/Day/04-01-2009
Bait: Squid, Mac, Lug

Report:

Left Port at 9.am on Mels Smiths boat Bad Boyz. Reached the first mark quite quickly about a mile off shore. We did some drift fishing along a reef that had a large out crop on about half way down. 5 of us on the boat, 4 fishing with shrimp rigs and 1 with white cod feathers. The reef produced Pollock and Colie to about 3lbs the white cod feathers out fishing the shrimp rigs by 2 to 1. After an hour or so drifting the reef we moved out a bit to fish a wreck that produced very little so we moved on again to and other spot that produced Whiting to about 2lbs and some dabs and a small place. After taking a break for lunch we moved to another mark that fished really well for Whiting doubles and trebles were coming in thick and fast. Between us I guess we caught a couple of hundred fish, no record breakers and not many keepers but the action was solid and good sport on the light tackle. At the end of the day we moved to a congor mark for an hour, no one got into an eel but there were plenty of takes that yeilded Dogs, Pouting and Huss. All in all a cold but entertaining day :)

Ground Bait

High/Low/Day/03-01-2009
Bait: LUG/MAC/SQUID

Report:

FISHED ON RODGERS BOAT (MERLIN) ALL DAY LOTS OF WHITING AND DABS , NO COD ,,, RODGER WENT ALL OVER THE MERSEY LOOKING FOR THE GOOD FISH , BUT THEY JUST ARE NOT THERE , ANDY ,,, GOOD DAY , GREAT SKIPPER AND CREW

ANDY / FRANCO

High/Low/Day/27-12-2008
Bait: Frozen Black Lug, Squid, Mussel

Report:

Fished my own boat at the seaforth turbines on the 22nd and then today as well (Saturday 27th). earlier this week on the 22nd plenty of decent dabs and whiting but no Cod at all, although I heard one boat had an 11 lb Cod. Today it was very poor even the whiting and dabs had gone, we did manage one 3.5lb Cod between the 2 of us which was a bit of a consolation, but listening to other boats they were blanking too. The winds are supposed to be reasonable next Thursday - Friday so will give it another go then. Seems that the Cod are only being caught here and there with no real pattern at all as to the state / time of tide etc,They must come in sometime soon you would think???.

Danny Albertina (Stephie Lou)

Low/Day/27-12-2008
Bait: mack squid lug

Report:

fished clock tower sat only three or four other boats out and a couple charters four codling one whiting and one flounder.fishing poor all around this winter even been on a charter out of brid and never even saw a codling. so at least merseys fishing better than there for codling

big red

High/Low/Day/24-12-2008
Bait: black lug, squid

Report:

Fished off Seaforth and the clock, only boat out. perfect tide perfect weather, shame about the fishing. few dabs small whiting one small codling at the clock about 2lb retuned.

Dave Devine

High/Low/Day/Night20-12-2008
Bait: Black, razor, squid, mussel

Report:

Out on Supreme. Fished few places in the river. Dabs and whiting only for everyone on the whole boat, most prolific around low water. Very poor day.

Graham

High/Low/Day/25-11-2008
Bait: Black and Squid

Report:

Fished out of Fleetwood on Blue Mink with Andy the Skipper. Beautiful conditions considering the time of year. Plenty of Whitings and Dabs but no codling from the chosen spot off Rossall Beach.

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/16-11-2008
Bait: Fresh black and Meat & Potatoe pie (groundbait)

Report:

Launched from Knot end into what looked to be fairly rough sea. Was gonna go out to Shell Wharf but with the late launch and choppe sea we decided to stop around king scar and see what was about. Sea was way too rough for my liking with a hang over and first off I did some ground bating with my breakfast from earlier. Nice bit of meat and potatoe pie to start. Inbetween "groundbating" we had plenty of Whiting but no cod. Moved to shelter of channel mouth to try for late plaice. the old man was rewarded with a plaice of around 2lbs and one a little larger. I got a couple of whiting and an empty stomach!! Next time I aint going out unles its nice and flat after a night on the beer!!!! Lesson learnt.

Dave & Carl

High/Day/11-11-2008
Bait: Forgot to tell skipper we needed any, but he looked after us!

Report:

As most of us realise, the pickings can be quite slim around Anglesey in November. However, the skipper of My Way ,Gethyn, worked really hard all day (as usual) to ensure we made the best of the situation. He was very eager to move each time the action slowed at a given mark, and we were consistently locating the spots that were most productive for the state of the tide. The fishing was not bad at all, mainly doggies, huss and whiting, but the whiting were averaging around a pound so that was OK. I pulled out a near 2-pounder, which is exceptional! It was weighed by a NFSA certified judge at 1lb 12 Oz - please take note all you guys who 'guesstimate' your minnows at roughly 2 lb! (see the pics, that’s quite a BIG fish). Just because you're so used to telling laydeez that 4" is really 9" doesn't mean that you have to apply the 'double-it and add a bit' rule to fishing! Anyway, all the whiting fought like monsters on my ageing (yet still perfect) Diawa Sea-Master 20lb boat rod, teamed with a newish Abu 6500 loaded with 20lb braid. By the way, if anyone hasn't tried braid from a boat, then do! I converted this year and you can pretty-much feel the heart beat of a 2 Oz whiting in 50m of water, it really is that good! Also, you can fish vertically with a 4 Oz lead when the old ‘mono-boys’ are at 60-70 degrees and struggling to hold bottom with 12 Oz (this is absolutely true, I’ve seen it on several occasions). And in case anyone was wondering; no, I'm not being paid by Gethyn; as far as I know he really doesn't need any more bookings. He does an absolutely exceptional job of sharing his love of the sport with others, and I think he deserves to be lauded for that.

Fisherman Dan

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High/Day/07-11-2008
Bait: black lug.mac,squid,razors

Report:

Fished up to the high and over, not much doing at clock tower then went down to the rocks at perchy, two nice codling 4lb & 31/2lb tide very strong there and only 7.8mtr where are those fish

wiganttigger

High/Low/Day/Night06-11-2008
Bait: Black lug and squid

Report:

The Civil Service fished a boat match using 4 charters Supreme, Suveran11, Merlin and ano. in the Mersey fishing from 5.30am to 2.30 pm. It was one of those great days when the tide is small, no fresh water gushing down the river and absolutely no wind or rain. This was a species match where points are awarded only All caught whiting and dabs. 1 Skate to 9lb was landed as was 1 cod to 7lb 4ozs. addtionally, 2 rockling were also recorded. Sorry no pics as my digital is US.

Paul Whiteley

High/Low/Day/04-11-2008
Bait: Fresh Black Lug, Squid

Report:

Got out in the quiet spell we had on Tuesday 4th Nov, Fished the wind turbines at Seaforth to see if the Cod were showing. Started half hour before low water and fished up to, and an hour after high. In the half hour over Low we had 2 Codling 2 & 3 lb. Pretty quiet after that with the odd flatty and a couple of whiting. Nice day with only a slight 6-7mph wind. A small word of warning to Keep an eye out for the dredging boat which goes past the "Mersey Mariner". It goes by quite fast and seems to create a very large wake given its relatively small size and when it hits you side on it gives you a bit of a wake up call. If you were standing up you would definately end up on your arse at best, if not in the drink. Don't fish this spot in a boat with low gunnells I think it could easily get swamped. All in all an enjoyable day but to be honest we should have moved on after a couple of hours, and certainly once our weights started struggling to hold the bottom. The early promise of more Codling proved to be enough to keep us at the one spot though.

Danny Albertina

High/Low/Day/01-11-2008
Bait: Various

Report:

As most of us realise, the pickings can be quite slim around Anglesey in November. However, the skipper of My Way, Gethyn, worked really hard all day (as usual) to ensure we made the best of the situation. He was very eager to move each time the action slowed at a given mark, and we were consistently locating the spots that were most productive for the state of the tide. The fishing was not bad at all, mainly doggies, huss and whiting, but the whiting were averaging around a pound so that was OK. I pulled out a near 2-pounder, which was nice! It was weighed by a NFSA certified judge at 1lb 12 Oz - please take note all you guys who 'guesstimate' your minnows at roughly 2 lb! (see the pics, that’s quite a BIG fish). Just because you're so used to telling laydeez that 4" is really 9" doesn't mean that you have to apply the 'double-it and add a bit' rule to fishing! Anyway, all the whiting fought like monsters on my ageing (yet still perfect) Diawa Sea-Master 20lb boat rod, teamed with a newish Abu 6500 loaded with 20lb braid. By the way, if anyone hasn't tried braid from a boat, then do! I converted this year and you can pretty-much feel the heart beat of a 2 Oz whiting in 50m of water, it really is that good! Also, you can fish vertically with a 4 Oz lead when the old ‘mono-boys’ are at 60-70 degrees and struggling to hold bottom with 12 Oz (this is absolutely true, I’ve seen it on several occasions). And in case anyone was wondering; no, I'm not being paid by Gethyn; as far as I know he really doesn't need any more bookings. He does an absolutely exceptional job of sharing his love of the sport with others, and I think he deserves to be lauded for that. As you can see from the pics, we all had a great day, and will be back out on My Way again as soon as the weather (and out wives) allow….

FishermanDan

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High/Day/22-10-2008
Bait: lug.mack.squid

Report:

A group of from preston fished aboard MERLIN in the river mersey . nice weather.caught 150plus whiting.half of which just in size.rest were 1lb-1.6lb.biggest taking mackrel.some nice dabs biggest 1lb.few flounder.1 thornback about 5or6lb.which phil won sweepstake with.boat 20yards away had about 10or12thornback biggest 12 lb.skipper roger made plenty of brews.and we took some bacon and sausages which he cooked for us 4 buttys.cheers 2 the skipper.

john pick

High/Low/Day/12-10-2008
Bait: Frozen Lug and Squid

Report:

Fished over High (2hrs before) and down to low at the Rock Channel. Lovely day with no wind, water was very calm. Nice bag of good sized flatties (all the small ones went back) and a decent Skate, again 3 small skate returned alive and well for next year!. Doggies galore on the squid, kept swapping back to worms till they cleared off. No whiting at this spot yet. Good few boats in the river I think a Competition was on, spoke to one or two guys and they didn't do any better than us. Hopefully someone will post a report to let us know.

Danny Albertina

Low/Day/21-09-2008
Bait: fresh mackerel

Report:

fished onboard ocean spray with steve.fished the wreck out by the gas rig,caught mackerel for bait and then drifted the wreck fishing jellies ,feathers,etc.more mackerel ,whiting pollock,guarnard red and grey,pout.dropped onto wreck with mackerel baits and caught doggies,pout whiting and some nice bull huss to about 10lb.finished the trip off back in the mersey for some thornbacks and landed 11 thornies to 8lb.in about 3 hours.fished in front of the echo arena.great days fishing,many thanks to the skipper steve.

steve

High/Day/20-09-2008
Bait: Fresh black @ Lures

Report:

Went out from Knott End slip way just after low water when there was enough water to launch. Went out to our first usual spot and had a drift for the bass. Nothing doing and the big tide was moving the boat that quick there wasn't much fishing time between drifts. Decided to anchor up at teh start of the drift near some underwater features and started getting into the doggies. Once the tide picked up nothing much was doing. 2lb weights were struggling to hold bottom and so was the anchor. Once teh tide slowed down around hour and half before high water I had a nice bass of around 5lb. The old man was was reeling his bait to check and after two turns of teh reel, BANG, he was into a nice bass. Landed it and was around 8lb easily. Both taken home for a tasty meal this evening.

Carl & Dave

Low/Day/15-09-2008
Bait: Feathers, Mackerel (Fresh & Frozen).

Report:

Date of trip: 14th/09/08. Time: 7.00am. Length: 8hr. Venue: Conwy. Boat: Conwy Star. Skipper: Mike Ashdown. Me, my brother(Mike) and his son(Tim) had an early start to get from Oldham (Lancashire) in time for the sail, but it was worth it. Mike (Skipper) made first stop to get some fresh Mackerel for bait but only three caught so he moved around working different spots but still only the odd one or two and a few Doggies being picked up. He offered, if everyone agreed, to move further out to a wreck and try for some Pollock, it was decided with better fishing the result. The fish were comming aboard thick and fast, Pollock 1 1/2 - 5lb, Mackerel, Pouting, Dogfish(some good sizes), Gurnard, One angler caught a Bullhuss but lost it on the surface but it was a BIG one. Me & Bro didn't do well, with 12 anglers on board , 9 of them novices, the odd tangle was inevitable and we lost most of the time on the wreck undoing a three way birds nest. Anyway, it was a great trip made better by Mike's(Skipper) help, advice, humour, hard work, and cups of tea. I would recomend him to anyone. One downside to the trip was, when we returned, some of the people didn't take any of the fish they had caught and killed. Why kill everything you catch! If you're not going to take it home, release it.

David

High/Day/14-09-2008
Bait: lug/squid

Report:

Launched at Norbreck for the maiden voyage of my recently refurbished Dell Quay Dory, went straight out about 2 miles offshore. Non stop action from the first drop, 16 doggies, 5 small tope, 11 dabs and a Bull Huss just over 10lb. All went back. Not bad in 4 hours, I can't think of a better way to spend a sunday afternoon. Regular reports to follow, weather permitting. Mick

Mick

Low/Day/28-07-2008
Bait: Mackeral strip on feathers

Report:

Three aboad a mates boat out of Meols, early HW out, late HW in. Set out to the West Hoyle Wind Farm, stopped off about a couple of miles before and picked up some mackeral for bait, most supprised to find plenty of good size, around 2lb, kept them but used the smaller ones, the joeys went back. Around the windmills we were picking up loads of doggies, baby tope and baby gurnard some mackeral so we moved back eastward about 10 miles and caught bullhuss to about 8lb, better size tope and gurnard more decent size mackeral again. Set off again to the North Hoyle Wind Farm on the way home, absolutely nothing, waste of time going there, tide was flooding about 1830 so we came back in

Norman Acton

High/Low/Day/23-07-2008
Bait: feathers , lures , mackies

Report:

fished off the KERRY KIM out of amlwch all involved caught good size pollock,pouting ,1good flatty and a shed full of mackerel this boat is strongly recomended

locky

High/Low/Day/13-07-2008
Bait: Squid, Sandeel, frozen Lug.

Report:

Fished Rock Channel 1 hour before high- 1 hour after low. Usually do quite well at this little spot, but today not a thing, one bite all day and that got off! Tried everything but nothing doing. Nice tan though and lovely and peaceful so not all bad. A fish would have topped it of nicely.

Danny Albertina

Low/Day/05-07-2008
Bait: squid mack fresh lug

Report:

fish aboard blue mink fleewood . s/e wind . riverdance within casting range.caught 4 bull huss 10to12lb.smoothies8to10lb.lost a thornie about 10lb.caught tope but not an great size.biggest on andys boat this summer 62lb not caught by me.andthe all year round fish doggy.plus a 5lb bass on lug on flattie rig /spoon. rest of lads from morecambe /chorley caught more less same.good day apart for the rain.clear up as andy turn the engine to go back in.

john pick

High/Day/15-06-2008
Bait: Fresh Black Lug

Report:

Drifted around Morecambe bay leading towards Heysham with no success. Tried to move out for the tope around Lune buoy but weather was against us. Moved into the Fleetwood channel(which was a lot calmer) and started to get catch, firstly it was a small flounder then the plaice started to bite, we had about 12 in all mostly around the 3/4 lb mark with a couple just over the 1 lb mark. Took a few for the pot with the rest thrown back.

Mintygel

High/Low/Day/13-06-2008
Bait: sand eel and frozen lug

Report:

spent eight hours on my boat on the mersey, mostly off tranmere, then went to the mouth of the mersey. caught...nothing. To be fair, it was my first time boat fishing. Tried spinning as well, still nothing. Any advice gratefully recieved.

darren

Low/Day/10-06-2008
Bait: mackeral lug

Report:

fish aboard bluemink fleetwood 6.30-1500 caught smoothhound to 6lb tope to 15lb plenty of dab few whiting mackeral one scad

john.pick

Low/Day/01-06-2008
Bait: Fresh black and silvers

Report:

Went out on the outgoing tide. Was gonna go over to other side of bay but sat nav decided to stop working so decided on King Scar. Tried a couple of spots in the area, only to catch a few doggies, few mackerel on feathers and some flatties. Where are all the boat reports lately boys??????

Dave & Carl

Low/Day/15-05-2008
Bait: lug/rag /mackerel/ squid

Report:

my mate took me out in the boat,launched at new brighton late in afternoon for a couple of hours fishing by perch rock to get me out the house, we headed up river to pluckington bank only to be met with a good swell on the liverpool side so made way back to the brazil bouy. fished just of the bouy were we had lots of small dabs and whiting, enough to keep us busy but all returned due to size , [small], at 4.30 pm we called it a day as the chop was picking up and starting to get white horses around us . good afternoon out eric

boat/ brazil bouy

High/Day/14-05-2008
Bait: mack,squid,lug

Report:

left new brighton just after high water,went to back of wind farms. dogs,dabs.whiten,large crab and to finish off a 11ld bull huss.moved to burbo buoy landed 3ld skate,dabs.

john

Low/Day/26-04-2008
Bait: mackel

Report:

me and two mates fished behind the rock today i caught 6 dab and the smallest whiting ever dave caught three dab and a crab and bernie caught 1 dab really injoyed the day

tim

Low/Day/19-04-2008
Bait: Lug Mackerel and Squid

Report:

Milnrow Sea Anglers Trip Report Date 19 April 11:30 to 19:30 Venue Fleetwood Blue Mink Weather Force 6 to 7 East to North East Anglers on Trip PW JKn MD RG GC KC MC JF Trip report Very windy day with most anglers very surprised that the trip was on. But Andy Skipper of Blue Mink was right and fishing round Rossal to Cleveleys was relatively fishable, with moderate seas and a bit of wind and movement on the anchor (a bit of a nuisance at times) and the wind was cold. We fished about a quarter of a mile from the wrecked RORO ferry at Cleveleys Dabs, Whiting a tiny solitary Codling and Dogfish were soon showing but not the anticipated Plaice which were probably put off by the dirty water and lack of Sunshine. Towards low water we had a move a mile or so offshore and here the fishing improved with Bullhuss Thornback and more of the previous species plus a lonely pouting Species Caught:- Whiting , Dab ,Codling , Pouting Dogfish , Bullhuss, Thornback Bait Live Black and Blow Frozen Black Lug Mackerel and Squid Best bait was the Frozen lug for the whiting and Dabs and Mackerel and squid for the rest Big Fish Bullhuss 13 lbs 5 ozs PW Bullhuss 12 lbs 9 ozs MD Thornback 4 to 5 lbs estimated RG Edit Admin: A section dedicated to local fishing clubs is on our forum please post club info here.. thanks.

Paul Whiting

High/Day/17-02-2008
Bait: Frozen Black Lug, Squid, Mussel

Report:

Two of us fished my own boat off Seaforth Wind turbines just after high tide down to low. Must have been a competition on because loads of boats out. 5 nice Codling smallest 2.5lb largest touching 4lb, and a couple of Dabs. All the Codling in the 3 hours after high, very slow after that. Frozen Black lug only accounted for 4 of the Codling with only 1 to a cocktail of Squid and Mussel tipped with Black Lug. Not a single whiting which was a surprise!. Lovely day's fishing with hardly any wind.

Danny Albertina

High/Low/Day/07-01-2008
Bait: Black, Squid, Mussle, Blow

Report:

Fished on board the Warrior from Priory Wharf, fishing was slow with only one Codling to myself on the last of the flood, moved further down the river for the ebb but not even a bite, last move was to the plucking bank, plenty of dabs and good size whiting for the last 2 hours.

Chris

Low/Day/30-12-2007
Bait: black lug squid &razor

Report:

Fished the clock Tower untill low water 6 whiting, shot to seaforth for the flood, 8 codling from 3/12 to 4/12 great days fishing. No wind and calm sea.

Bri Griff &Mick Ando WSBC - lyn

High/Low/Day/30-12-2007
Bait: lug squid

Report:

fished mersey on simons raider on 30th dec few decent cod caught around 3 to 4lb going back on friday on own boat my time

ocean raider

Low/Day/20-12-2007
Bait: frozen lug and squid

Report:

i caught this 17lb 12oz cod from the river mersey on charter boat tuskar skipper was very helpful and knows what hes doing thanks alot Stan see you soon

jimmy

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Low/Day/15-12-2007
Bait: Black Lug Squid

Report:

Milnrow Sea Anglers Trip Report Date 15 Dec 2007 Venue Mersey Ocean Star Weather force 6 SWsw Anglers on Trip GH RG JF DG RM TR DJ GD Trip report Fished aboard Ocean Star with Steve Spotswood 6:45 a.m. sail meant a 5:30 a.m. set off from Rochdale. Fishing was of to a start within 10 minutes Dave Grimshaw had the firts fish a Codling of about 3 lbs managed did several codling in the 2 to 3 lb range with a few smaller fish going back . Quite a few Whiting and Dabs Species Caught Codling Whiting Dab John Fentom landed the best Codling at 5 lbs 8 ozs with other anglers landing fish of 3.5 2.5 and a few in the 1 to 2 lb range. Plenty of Whiting and a few Dabs . For Photographs check out www.milnrow-sea-anglers.co.uk

Paul Whiting

High/Day/01-12-2007
Bait: Lug Squid Mack Prawn

Report:

Fished aboard Ocean Star with Lee Spotswood 7 a.m. sail meant a 5:30 a.m. set off from Rochdale. Fishing was a bit slow with a few moves during the day to find fish which Lee managed did several codling in the 2 to 3 lb range with a few smaller fish going back . Quite a few Whiting and Dabs Species Caught Cod Codling Whiting Dab Towards the end of the Day Graeme Douglas the Treasurer caught a nice 6 pounder but best fish of the day fell to Roger Gill at 9 lbs with just ten minutes to go, a very nice fish that had been feeding hard . One thing to note for visiting anglers Priory Wharf car park is now pay and display as one of our late arriving members found out to there cost with a parking ticket on return to their car. For Photographs check out www.milnrow-sea-anglers.co.uk

Paul Whiting

Low/Day/18-11-2007
Bait: black lug,squid,macky

Report:

fished the river mersey onboard warrior,fishing was slow with only small whiteing,dabs and one little cod about 1 1/2lb.

steve d

High/Day/03-11-2007
Bait: Rag Mackerel Squid Frozen Black Lug

Report:

Milnrow Sea Anglers Trip Report Date 3rd of November 2008 Venue Rhos On Sea Boat Incentive Skipper Meirion Roberts Weather Wind 3 or less SW veering N Sea State Swell and Chop at first calming off later Anglers on Trip KC MC GH JKN RG JF PW GC Trip report Set sail at 8:15 skipper stopped where birds were feeding and feathers produced Mackerel and 5 Herring .Skipper said they were the First Herring he had seen that year. Saw some Porpoise on the way out. Sailed out to the edge of the Constable Bank and anchored. Dabs and a solitary Plaice were soon being caught along with Pouting, Dogfish, small Bullhuss, Grey Gurnard, Whiting, Long spined Sea Scorpion and Poor Cod. 11 species not bad for the beginning of November Junior Mark Costello aged 10 caught a Lobster of about 2 lbs but sportingly put it back as it was carrying eggs. Fish were plentiful at times with 2 and 3 at a time Mackerel were caught at anchor coming to Bait and Feathers Bait Ragworm Mackerel Squid Frozen Black Lug Got back ashore at 15:45 Species Caught Mackerel, Herring, Dabs, Plaice, Pouting, Dogfish, Bullhuss, Grey Gurnard, Whiting, Long spined Sea Scorpion and Poor Cod. Check out Web site www.milnrow-sea-anglers.ik.com

Paul Whiting

Low/Day/31-10-2007
Bait: LUG/MACKERAL/RAG/SQUID

Report:

I FISHED A COMPETION OUT OF RHOS ON SEA TODAY,WEATHER WAS GOOD TO US ,SLIGHT WIND N/WESTERLY.WE FISHED ABOUT 2-3 MILES OFF THE GREAT ORME, CAUGHT MAINLY DABS+WHITING,OCCASIONAL POUT. MOVED TOWARDS LITTLE ORME AND STARTED CATCHING DOGGIES +BULLIES,I FINISHED THE MATCH WITH 9 DABS,8WHITING,1 BULL HUSS,8DOGS,2 POUTING AND FINISHED 3RD IN COMPETION

IAN HOLDEN

High/Day/18-10-2007
Bait: lug/squid

Report:

locked out of marina 14:10,fished just 500yards north of pb buoy.just within five minutes got our first ray about 4lbs.before high water we have had 8 rays/4dogs/3white.moved down just passed landing stage for an hour,couple of knocks but no fish.

tomboy

High/Low/Day/15-10-2007
Bait: Black Lug

Report:

Fished off Rossall and also in the lune channel. Everytrhing you get at the moment off the Fylde coast is Dogfish - you just cannot seem to catch any other secies. Moved aroung into the bay close to the Yellow Buoy in the lune estuary - here we caught flounders, a plaice several decent dabs, reasonable sized whiting and only the odd dogfish. The afternoon weather was superb for mid October. It was one of those super days on the water - just lacked a good cod or even a bass.

Paul Whiteley

High/Day/13-10-2007
Bait: Black

Report:

Launced Fat Jack from Knott End with Peter......Fished 4 up 2 down halfway along Rossall sh*t pipe just to the south side. Fish every drop. Loads of dogs, plenty of whiting and at last a few good codling being taken. Yum yum. Had mine that night oven steamed on a bed of spring onions, mushrooms and garlic with a splash of soy and sweet chilli...Well done Wendy XXX

Keith B.

High/Day/13-10-2007
Bait: Mack Lug Squid

Report:

Rhyl Oct 2007 Milnrow Sea Anglers fished a short 5 hr trip aboard Jensen with Anthony Parry out of Rhyl The fishing was good with plenty of Whiting Dabs and Dogfish to all rods with double and treble hook ups Most fish went back being takeable but a bit on the small side with the exception of some very nice dabs in the ¾ lb. range Other species included Mackerel Pouting and Lesser Weavers Milnrow has a full and Varied Charter trip list booked for 2008. If you would like to sample the Club or the Fishing get in touch or check out the web site. www.milnrow-sea-anglers.ik.com or ring Paul on 01706 653650

Paul Whiting

High/Day/06-10-2007
Bait: Black

Report:

Launched Fat Jack from Knott End with my little mate Adam, 1 mile off Rossall School, fishe 3hours up and 3 down. Scores of fish, it was a bite a minuite, some reasonable whiting, huge dabs and loads of the dreaded doggies. Sadly no cod. We'll be back.

Keith B.

High/Day/03-10-2007
Bait: Mackerel Rag Squid

Report:

Weymouth Trip Oct 2007 16 Members of Milnrow Sea Anglers had a great fishing break in Weymouth Boats fished were Revolution Lady Godiva and Bonwey, the first 2 were booked through the club the last Bonwey was an extra trip by one of the crews who wanted 3 days fishing Josh Simmonds skipper of Revolution produced the goods with plenty of Black bream (over 100) fish to 3 lbs. and Bass to 12 lbs. ken Costello other bass caught were a 10 pounder for Mark Benger and three 8 ponders for Paul Whiting the club Secretary Dave Gibson skipper of Lady Godiva also produced good catches with Bream, Bass, Blonde Ray a new species and club record of 5lbs 4 oz for Gary Walch and Conger to 25 lbs. to Neil Oswick The Trip aboard Bonwey produced a new club record Plaice for Di Jones of 6 lb. and a good specimen of 4.5 lbs. to Eddie Collins. The successful bait for the Bass Fishing was Live Mackerel which were caught mainly by Josh and cared for lovingly to keep them alive in the bait tank. They definitely made the difference in both quality and quantity. Fishing with other methods Shads and Feathers also proved successful but the Bass were smaller. Whilst Fishing the Shambles bank for the Rays a much bigger ray was fought and lost to Mick Byrnes a great shame after getting the fish moving off the bottom. Milnrow has a full and Varied Charter trip list booked for 2008. If you would like to sample the Club or the Fishing get in touch or check out the web site. www.milnrow-sea-anglers.ik.com

Paul Whiting

Low/Day/08-09-2007
Bait: Feesh and frozen mackerel. Feathers. hock eyses and lures

Report:

Own boat off Rhosneigr, South Anglesey. Sea slight to moderate. Several boats all fishing between Rhosneigr and Llandwyn island (start of the Menai Straights). 6 mackerel, 6 pollack 1 coalfish. All small in size and returned. Terrible lack of fish. All other boats spoken to confirmed the same. An awful year for fishing.

Julian D

High/Low/Day/26-08-2007
Bait: lug/squid/mack ragworm.

Report:

Fished with the lads from Sefton Sac, on a seven hour trip on the Suveran out of Rhyl.Went about six miles out near the oil rigs.fishing was slow and the sea was a bit lumpy to say the least,some of us where a bit queasy,me included!. Anyway fish caught included, Mackerel, Red Gurnard,Grey Gurnard,Tub Gurnard,whiting,dabs,Doggies,Bullhuss.The biggest fish of the day was a 7lb Bullhuss. All small size fish,no Tope or Thornback Rays.Some of the Mackerel caught on baited large hokkis, were the biggest I have seen from this area for some years, last few years have been all small joeys.

Matt G.

Low/Day/25-08-2007
Bait: feathers, hock eyes, lures

Report:

Own boat off north Anglesey. Fished from high tide 3 hrs down. Not a bite! water slightly choppy. Colleague in own boat fished the sheltered bay of Porth Eilian (near Amwlych) and caught (in a 6hrs trip) 6 mackerel 6 small pollack and one 2lb cuckoo wrasse. Several other reports of many boats "blanking" Where have all the fish gone?

Julian D

High/Day/02-08-2007
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Fished usual bass marks off heysham.nothing..then to barnard wharf to hit into plaice to 2lb..

n kenyon.(millionairess)

High/Low/Day/28-07-2007
Bait: Lures and fresh mackerel

Report:

Own boat off north coast of Anglesey between benllech and Bull Point Lynas. Small number of "joey" mackerel on feathers. Small Pollack on hock eyes. Dogfish on fresh mackerel. Moderate sea, sometimes slight. Although not many caught, other boats were catching far more mackerel. No Bass, Tope, Huss, Wrasse or anything "large". very poor season on the North Coast of Anglesey for fish this year! Plenty of mackerel being caught off rocks near Moelfre Lifeboat Station

Julian D

Low/Day/22-07-2007
Bait: lures and fresh mackerel

Report:

Fishing off North Anglesey in own boat. Lots of Mackerel on white and coloured feathers. Majority of Mackerel were small "joeys" but ideal for Tope bait. Lots of small pollack 3/4 lb from close in off the rocks. These also caught on feathers. The water was running extremely fast and because of that, no Tope feeding in a renowned Tope Spot. Fished 4 hrs up to hight tide. better luck next week!

Julian D

High/Day/16-07-2007
Bait: Mackerel

Report:

Fishing aboard Seducer a 16-foot Predator owned By Mark and Graeme Douglas Powered by a 65 HP engine. Monday and a brisk SW 5 to 6 meant a tow round to Port Logan to shelter under the cliffs. Fishing was enjoyable with Mackerel, Pollack to around 5 lbs. a solitary codling and a few Dogfish Tuesday morning and a decrease in the wind and we were able to launch at Port William a troll about produced Mackerel and Pollack to feathers but a stop near the Buoy produced enough Mackerel in 10 minutes to fill the bait bucket. We looked for a mark on one of the many banks in Luce bay and put the anchor down. We also put down a bait cage filled with chopped mackerel to draw the fish to the baits. We put out our Mackerel Flappers and Scratcher rigs and we were soon into more Mackerel Dogfish in numbers and Grey and Tub Gurnard. Our intended fish were the Tope and after an hour or so we had our first run which was dropped, An Hour later we had another run which also was dropped very frustrating. Shortly after Paul Whiting got his first run and landed a nice 30 lb. Tope that tested our method of landing and return. Time was up and we returned to Port William on a flat sea at nearly 30 Knots with enough Knowledge to make our next day a little easier. Wednesday and the weather was great. So a quick run to the Buoy produced enough Mackerel in 10 minutes to get us going, and we were on our way. We fished a mark close to the previous day and fishing started as before with Mackerel Dogfish and Gurnard and eventually a tope to Gary Walsh and what a Tope a massive 51 lbs. More runs were lost as fish dropped the baits and we soon had to return to retrieve the Boat on the Tide. Thursday and we should have been going home, but with the weather great and Graeme not yet landing a Tope we decided on an early start to fish a mark 8 miles out of Port William. The Mackerel were obliging again at the Buoy and a quick 20-minute run out saw us looking for a mark on the many banks in Luce bay close to the Skers a few rocky outcrops in the middle of Luce Bay. We were fishing for an hour or so before a few Dogfish started to show followed by our first run of the day, which was landed by Graeme Douglas a nice Tope of 20 lbs. The fishing was a bit slow and at slack tide we decided on a run back to our previous days marks. The Mackerel Gurnard and Dogfish were there again and so were the Tope, Gary landing another very good fish of 35 lbs. whilst Paul lost a similar sized fish which was hooked at the same time to the anchor rope. Gary hooked into another very good fish which after a 5-minute battle broke the hook. This was followed by other smaller Tope before a final fish of around 25 lbs., a double Hook up by Graeme and Paul. All to soon it was time for the return Journey back to Port and time to pack up and clean down. Tope Fever had struck and we can’t wait for the next time. All Tope went back alive and what a site to see them power off back to the depths.

Paul Whiting

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High/Day/14-07-2007
Bait: feathers

Report:

Out of Traeth Bychan (north coast of anglesey) 1hr before till 1 1/2 hrs after. Upto high tide lots ofg mackerel mainly small with the odd large one (12 oz) to 1 lb. Several small pollack too. Once high tide came, the fish stopped biting! an enjoyable day with a slight sea.

Julian D

High/Day/10-07-2007
Bait: black lug mack

Report:

fished just of barrow nice bright day 8 of us on board the blue minx from fleetwood [greate skipper andy]11different kinds of fish including tope and codling will be going again in 4 weeks time all in all very good day

carl vasey [preston]

High/Day/07-07-2007
Bait: feathers

Report:

lots of mackerel now all over Anglesey. Difficult to touch bottom without hooking them. Tope should now be close in. Thats for next week!

Julian d

High/Day/29-06-2007
Bait: rag/lug/ mack /squid/sandeel

Report:

fished a three boat comp from amlwch. weather was good ,boats where good especialy ceeat . skippers tried hard for fish , we caught 12 specices including conger,smoothie ,doggies,huss,wrasse,pollack,coalie. no mackeral was caught due to the norwesterly winds previos to us going

ian holden

High/Day/16-06-2007
Bait: lures, worm, mackerel

Report:

Several friends with own boats fishing off North Anglesey. No mackerel. a few small herring only. Apart from the fishing reports submitted on this site, no one I have spoken to has met anyone who has caught any mackerel off the north Anglesey coast. Are people "making the reports up?"

julian D

High/Day/16-06-2007
Bait: Fresh black & fresh Mackerel

Report:

Went out around 2 hours after low water and went out to No2 buoy hoping for a few Bass. Tide was only around 25 feet so prehaps too small for the Bass. Had about 12 Mackerel. One full set and teh rest all seperate on feathers left over side of the boat. Only thing caught was a Thornie by myself which weighed in at around 8lbs. Had no scales but guessed on the low side. Caught on mackerel head on trace (hoping for tope). Good weather, crap fishing. Will be back on a bigger tide.

Carl & Dave

High/Day/06-06-2007
Bait: Live Sandeel

Report:

Milnrow Sea Anglers Trip to Weymouth June 2007 16 members of Milnrow Sea Anglers spent 2 days fishing in Weymouth on 2 of the top Boats Revolution Skipper Josh Simmonds and Lady Godiva Skipper Dave Gibson. Both Boats are Evolution 38 and what cracking boats these 2 are plenty of room and bags of power. The first days fishing was for Bass but conditions were far from easy with wind against tide and choppy seas on the Portland Race which proved difficult for some anglers. Bass around the 5-lb. mark were caught. Revolution tried various marks on the reefs and banks and Ken Costello managed an 8-lb. 2-oz Bass on a pirk and feathers. Other species caught on the first day were Pollack to 4 lbs. and a nice cod of around 8 lbs. for Roger Bradbury our member from the Bristol area Bass totals were 10 for Lady Godiva best around 6 lbs. to Mark Douglas and 7 for Revolution best 8 lbs. Next day the Crews changed boats and went Wrecking and Reefing. Aboard Lady Godiva a stop for mackerel round the corner of Portland, and then a 30 Mile steam to fish amongst the Mid channel wrecks, proved very rewarding. With Cod to 17 lbs. for John Knox and Pollack to 17 lb. for Secretary Paul Whiting plenty of double figure Pollack and cod in the 6 lb. range followed to produce a very good haul for the anglers aboard. Revolution Steamed in a different direction to fish Wreck and Reefs for a good haul of Pollack and Cod best Cod 15 lbs. to Graeme Douglas Treasurer and similar sized Pollack to Brother Mark. Other species caught over the 2 days were Mackerel Sandeel and Pouting. Looking forward to October and our next trip to Weymouth. see also website at milnrow-sea-anglers.ik.com If you would like to join ius on one of our trips we have limited membership available

Paul Whiting

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High/Low/Day/26-05-2007
Bait: fresh peeler,black,launce,squid,feathers,mackerel

Report:

5 of us went out on Hans' boat 'Lune-Atic'.a good day was had by all.In total we had 1 mackerel,i dab,loads of doggies,a few tope to approx 30lb,even had 1 chasing a doggie all the way up to the surface that was on my line,a few pouting,6 codling of which 4 were insize and a few bull huss to about 12lb.Sunny day with a westerly breeze but a swell mostly about 1 mile off Norbreck,Blackpool.

Paul Ashton

Low/Day/26-05-2007
Bait: Lug,Rag,Squid,Mackerel

Report:

Went out for first trip of the year on Saturday, just stayed in Rock Channel and had non-stop fun with dabs on light tackle. Caught countless dabs 50+ all returned and one nice plaice also returned - not that desperate for food! :-) Most successful rig was the old tried and tested plastic paternoster rig, catching two at a time. Crabs were a bit of a nuisance so resorted to putting them in the brigg (engine well) until the end of day. Martin (Josam)

Martin Bahan

High/Day/20-04-2007
Bait: lures

Report:

Private Boat out of Lligwy (North Anglesey). Lots of small whiting and Herring. Nothing else! reports of Dogfish caught by other boats. Several commercial boats seen very close inshore, dragging the sea bed, leaving little untouched! Must be something that can be done about this. They are ruining the fishing for years!

Julian D

Low/Day/20-04-2007
Bait: pirks feathers all baits

Report:

10 of us went for three days reefing and wrecking out of hartleypool. absolute crap couldent buy a bite first day only one whiting about a pound was caught second day exactly the same only it was caught by the skippers mate third day we must have tried a dozen wrecks ended up myself one pouting for three days fishing .others on the boat caught about four pouting one small codling one small ling four whiting i c an do better than that in an hour on my own boat out of pwllheli.i know theres not much about at this time of year but there should be something on wrecks. worst fishing ive ever had.

big red

High/Day/14-04-2007
Bait: LUG, SQUID & MACKERAL

Report:

Good days boat fishing on the BLUE MINX fleetwood,plenty of catches between us, dab,white,place plenty of dogies and one huss. o yer and the tope that got away--yes the tope are here and early. apparently the fish are coming in 5 to 6 weeks early.

DAVE

High/Day/14-04-2007
Bait: Black Lug, Mackerel

Report:

Myself and Paul Ashton fished over high 1.5 miles off Rossall School aboard Fat Jack. Fish every drop but no mentionable sizes. Plenty undersize codling, whiting and dabs. A 9 lb thornback was taken on mackerel fillet. All in all an action packed trip, pity the codling weren't a little bigger.

Keith B.

High/Day/06-04-2007
Bait: Lures

Report:

Private boat off Anglesey. 2hrs before high 1 hr after. Fished between Benllech and Dulas Island. Hoping for an early bass, or even herring. No luck at all. Reports of herring being caught in the straights. Sea was flat as a miror, bright sunshine. Perfect conditions apart from the lack of fish. Plenty seals around Dulas.

Julian D

High/Day/30-03-2007
Bait: Black Lug, Squid, Mackrel

Report:

Fished flyde coast from south shore. Plenty of dabs and Doggies.

Dave

High/Low/Day/17-02-2007
Bait: Fresh black

Report:

Went out on the 'Blue Mink'from Fleetwood.Fished off Blackpool,Norbreck and finished up at shell warf for the last couple of hours.We had dabs,whiting,1 pouting,2 doggies and about 40 codling but unfortunately they were all undersize,good day out though with a good skipper and it was calm and sunny.

Paul Ashton

Low/Day/09-02-2007
Bait: Black Lug/Squid

Report:

Fished 5am till 1pm in Mersy, opposite Lairds and clock tower. Weather cold little wind, 8 fished total catch 18 codling 7 whitting, 2 dabs, biggest codling 3lb dead, biggest whitting 10oz, poor day for fishing but good company. This was last trip out on Mersey for me, back to pike till Plymouth trip in 7 weeks

Tony N Sefton SA

High/Day/03-02-2007
Bait: Fresh Black and Squid

Report:

Went out into the fog from Knott End at around 8am Saturday. Sea was the calmest I have been out on in the last year. Was like a mill pond. Very erie with the fog though. Visibility was about 1/4 mile if that and a lot less in places. Anyway we anchored up just off the deeps between King Scar buoy and Shell Wharf buoy. Was gonna go to Shell Wharf but the tide was running fast and it was taking ages with a 15HP engine! We had a lot of small codling from the 1-2 lb mark. Had three nice ones which were all around teh 5lb mark. These were kept all others returned.

Carl & Dave

Low/Day/02-02-2007
Bait: Lug & Squid

Report:

Went out for 5 hours on the Merseylass, 7 of us. We got picked up at 12:30 from priory wharf. We had a bit of a kitty for the biggest catch but nothing doing for the first hour or so, and then Sean pulled out a lovely 3lb codling. We moved around the Mersey a good few times but all still quiet, ended up with just 3 people catching out of the 7, Sean with the good codling and an ok whiting, Eugene with a couple of whiting, a small codling and a dab, and then malley with the small dab that had a 3 course meal before he knew it was on ! The skipper Colin was a really nice fella and did his best to find the fish. All in all a great day, and the Merseylass and her skipper Colin are highly recommended. Mark.

Mark

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High/Low/Day/28-01-2007
Bait: black lug, squid, crab

Report:

fished low water catching small whiting as the tide turned the cod came out to play 2-4lb mainly on black lug and squid baits Bigger cod were caught on other boats passed the 5lb mark

dave ord

High/Day/27-01-2007
Bait: Black lug Squid and mackrel

Report:

Fished in the River on Sat. Plenty other boats out all reporting similar catches. very few codling small whiting and dabs. Good comradship when coming out of the water as all were struggling against the conditions. Try again soon.

Dave

Low/Day/14-01-2007
Bait: Squid, Suey, sand eel, mussle, king prawn, razor fish

Report:

Fished from 7am till 2pm in Mersey (by clock tower) on Warrior. +12 Codling to 6lb landed along with plenty of Whiting and Dabs of good size, although crabs where a pain in the backside.

Houlihan's SAC

Low/Day/14-01-2007
Bait: black lug ,squid,prawn,razor

Report:

fished high down to low opp clock tower onboard warrior,good numbers of whiting to about 1 1/2lb,loads of dabs,and about 12 cod between us, running from 2lb up to 6lb,also a fish about 10lb lost on surface,not a bad day given the amount of rain of late.

steve

High/Day/07-01-2007
Bait: fresh black lug squid and mackerell

Report:

6 am start on mersey ment to be fishing 6 hours but came in at 10 45 am absolutely crap 3 fish caught on boat [no cod again ]only our boat out it will be to soon if i see the mersey again this season

6 lads preston

High/Low/Day/24-12-2006
Bait: Fresh black,frozen peeler,mackerel+squid

Report:

Me+Keith went launched from Knott End on George's boat,Fished about 3 1/2 hrs of the flood.Between us we had a pouting,a doggie(god knows where that came from)a few whiting and 7 codling to 3lb.A good day out but bloody cold.We fished about 2 miles off rossall.

paul ashton

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High/Day/10-12-2006
Bait: Blackworm & Squid

Report:

Fishing in the Mersey. Our party of 9 ended up with two boats. Ocean Star and Warrior. So we split into two groups. I was on the Ocean Star along with Kammy, Flukiephil, Petethebeat & Gone With The Wind. It was Ray's lad that took us out (Made us Hot Brews all day ). The weather forcast was dire, But it was a lot better than expected. As was the fishing We ended up with 15 takeable Codling. Plus a Few good Whiting and Dabs. Tony had the best of the day, Weighing in at 7lb 12oz..... We had a great day ....The only thing to spoil it was the Yachties who got that close to our boat. They snapped a rig off and we were nearly a rod short. There should be a second report to follow with the exploits of Svenbren, Lee1317, Steve Duffy & Brian Petherwick....Aboard Warrior.

Shacky

High/Day/29-11-2006
Bait: Lug & Squid

Report:

Had a Trip today and yesterday on the Supreme II . It fished much better today with the extra foot of tide. We had about 15 cod most where around the 2-3LB mark, I had one that was 6LB dead(3hrs on the flood). We also had 2 Pouting,(1st i've seen in a long time.) one was near 1LB,(Pouting caught @ S/F Rocks)

Paul Baker

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High/Low/Day/16-11-2006
Bait: whiting and mackeral

Report:

fished on board the kerry kim out of Amlwch. started by catching whiting as bait and as the sea was quite rough decided not to go that far out. after catching a dozen or so whiting, mackeral and a fair few dogs we headed abit further out to the bull hus grounds. between myself and my dad and the crew we had half a dozen huss ranging from 6lb through to about 12lb. of course the largest being caught by yours truely!

steve

High/Day/15-11-2006
Bait: Black Lugs and Squid

Report:

Fished on board of Suveran for 8 hours in Mersey between Brunswick docks & Alexandra walls docks. Got 4 codlings to 4lb, 3 Whitings to 1lb, 4 Dabs and a thornback ray (5/6lb). Everybody else onthe boat caught fish mainly codling & withing

Didier

Low/Day/12-11-2006
Bait: lug,mack,squid

Report:

fished high water down to low,onboard warrior.good whiting and dabs from the off,whiting to about one and a half pound and dabs to about a pound.only 3 codling caught and only one insize.boat next to us had a nice skate.where are the cod?????

steven

Low/Day/05-11-2006
Bait: mack squid rag sandeel

Report:

whent on the susie from rhos on sea great day plenty of whitting dog bull huss pouting we where all chatching a great day had by all skipper bob was great kept the drinks comeing will be going again

magnet

High/Day/04-11-2006
Bait: frozen worm

Report:

3 boats in total fished just of prestatyn on the flood 7dog fish all a good size 3 whitting small 3 good cod 3 to 4lds 1 good tasty crab moved down to mostyn at slack water 8 whitting some over 1lds 2 very small flaties weather turned on way back was a bit of a rough ride around the light house looks like its the liverpool next weekend

crusader ,tsunami , stalker

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High/Day/26-10-2006
Bait: Storm Shads, Storm Sandeels Jellies Pirks and Feathers

Report:

Milnriow Sea Anglers trip to Weymouth Eight members and two guests made the autumn pilgrimage to Weymouth to fish for Bass aboard Josh Simmonds boat Revolution. Fishing was planned for Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th. After arriving on Tuesday to Sunshine and flat calm seas the forecast on Wednesday was for strong winds and rain so the Boat Fishing was off cancelled by Josh by a breakfast time call. A trip around Portland to look for a venue for Shore fishing left Mark and Ken keen to try Chesil beach next to Portland which gave them some shelter, The rest of the lads opted for a trip to the Sea Life centre to look at fish instead. Mark and ken took Frozen Mackerel and Squid and Bought some live Rag from Reels and Deals and off they went. After bartering our way in to sea life centre we started our tour along with half the kids in Weymouth and their parents a bit on the crowded side on this damp October Wednesday, despite this our visit was enjoyable and after visiting the Shark tank we received a call , Mark had had a fish on his first cast , a small Smoothhound " I knew I should have gone with them". Anyway after a couple of hours Tickling Rays and admiring Seals swimming upside down through the underwater viewing tank we returned to our comfortable digs at the Warwick. The lads returned from the fishing with more good news the Fish list had expanded to Smoothhound each Bass each best too Mark around 3 lb. Pollack and a Scad to Ken not bad for a Wet Windy day. The forecast looked better on For the Thursday and we made another earl start with Breakfast at 7:45 we loaded the gear on the Van and went to the Boat. Josh was there to welcome us with a "we'll give it a go. That was good enough for us and we loaded the Boat with a mountain of gear "I am sure we don’t need this much" Josh gave us his safety talk "A pity more Skippers don’t do the Same" and we were of to the Tide Race in search of the Bass. The Sea conditions were to say the least rough with the Tide Race making it a bit uncomfortable on top of this the occasional big ground swell made things a bit hairy at times with the odd wave soaking some unfortunate anglers. Andy and Gary showed us how to do it with bass to Shads and soon most anglers were into Bass . The bass were in the 2 to 3 lb. Range with occasional better fish to 5 lbs. Around 80 Bass were caught with Gary managing 14 in the back corner Josh also showed us how to do it with His Pirk and feathers, Must remember that for next time "White home made feathers made from plastic wire covering". Other species caught were Codling to Mark Jim and Roger and Garfish to Ken and Paul , Gary also managed a Pouting and most anglers had a few Mackerel. When the Tide Race eventually became a bit rougher we moved in a bit to a more sheltered bit of bank and still managed a few more bass, before trying a cope of drifts for Turbot with mackerel strips which proved fruitless. Overall a good day out in Very poor fishing conditions which didn’t go down to well with a few of the lads who cried for Hughie all day " sorry lads" One thing worth mentioning was the Horrific drive home at the end of a half term week with the Friday traffic seven and a half Hours on the M6 car park, not to be recommended. Wetherspoons in Weymouth was our choice of eating establishment as usual with The Sailors Return after for a game on knockout pool and a few Pints Sorry No Photo,s to busy fishing and hanging on Check out Web site www.milnrow-sea-anglers.ik.com

Paul Whiting

High/Day/21-10-2006
Bait: Sand Eel, fresh black

Report:

Went out of Knott End and steamed up into the bay. Tide was running too strong really to be fishing hte bay but we wanted to try out a bass mark. Caught 2 bass, 1st about 1.5lb and went back. Second about 3.5lb and went on my plate. Also had 27 dog fish!!! With them biting as soon as bait hit bottom it eventually ran us out of bait. Tried a few drifts with shads but tide was running too hard on the Ebb by this point and sea was chopping up so headed back in. Will try again in a couple of week for a last minute big bass!!! P.S. Keep the reports coming since FBAC (Fylde boat angling club) have made their reports private now. Tight a***s!!!

Carl & Dad

High/Day/21-10-2006
Bait: lugworm mackrel

Report:

Went to knott end one of my worst days there lost a fishing rod with fantastic fulmar reel near the yellow pipes on top of this lost my anchor got back to the jetty at knott end and smashed my propeller not a good day but i will be back.

jimmy flynn

High/Low/Day/19-10-2006
Bait: black lug ,mac ,blowlug and squid

Report:

fished port logan on monday,plenty of small coddling,haddock.dogfish and mackeral,tues, same again but with the odd plaice ,fished wens, bloody rubbish only a few fish all day .weather not too bad all three days, but i dont recommend going too far for too less fish. cant win them all, back to the mersey i come!!!!

pete and dave (wigan)

High/Low/Day/18-10-2006
Bait: Squid,mack,black,sand eel

Report:

Left the marina at 11-45am fisheed till 7-30pm, weather good, fished oppisite the vat offices and the town hall, no fish at the town hall, but opposite the vat offices a different story, two charter boats with a total of 52 rays yes 52 rays the largest being 15. 5 pounds,around 30 doggies, some whitting of a decent size, on our boat no cod at all. what a great day had by all, FIFTY TWO RAYS

Tony N / SSA

High/Low/Day/14-10-2006
Bait: Fresh black+peeler crab

Report:

Launched from Knott End with Wayne,George(boat owner)+George's son Wayne.Very nice day for the time of year.Started out the 1st couple of hours at shell wharf,all we had were a sh*t load of doggies so moved inshore about a mile off the Royal at cleveleys for the remaining few hours.There we had a few dabs,a smoothound 9-10 lbs,a load more doggies and 12 codling to 2lb,only one undersize.As usual Wayne had the most with 6.

paul ashton

High/Day/08-10-2006
Bait: squid,lug,mackerell.

Report:

on tony parrys sons boat out of rhyl.just dogfish and one huss of 8lb.pretty disappointing but enjoyable six hour trip.

frank

High/Low/Day/30-09-2006
Bait: fresh black+makerel

Report:

Fished on Hans'boat the Lune-Atic in the mouth of the Lune.Had 1 small tope,2 flounder,loads of weavers,dabs,doggies+whiting.Hans even managed to be the 1st person to have to sit down on the 'P' bucket much to his amusement.

paul ashton

High/Low/Day/Night28-09-2006
Bait: maki rag lug

Report:

went fishing on the boat today cought a huge pollock and cod see pictures

james w

High/Low/Day/17-09-2006
Bait: Mackeral & Jelly Worms

Report:

Well at last !!!! We actually got out on a charter after loosing all but one of this years wrecking trips due to the weather, anyway we got out onboard Liverpool Charters latest boat to join his growing fleet :D a great boat, lots of space and lots of new buttons for Ray (spotty) to press, as well as me amd lol :lol: :lol: , we got tot he first wreck (brussels) just past the bar and drifted a few times across it, sadly the fish were not playing much and the catch rate was a little low, John (Harry Potters big brother) and Lol (Strawberry Blonde) landed the only decent pollock, then a group of divers arrived and while we continued to get the drift correct they sent divers down to fish the wreck, VERY irrisponsible of the dive leader and hope he gets a good thrashing !! as i reported them, anyway we moved off to the Cairn Ross a smaller wreck a little further off, we bumped into the Warrior had a chat to Alan and the lads onboard and they too had not really had many fish, we anchored up and caught Doggies, Gunard and Karl K had a Tope of good size just before we left to head off for a mark on the plotter (spottys new toy) anyway that proved to be alot slower then hoped, so it was homeward bound, all anglers caught fish and it was good to be out, thanks to Ray for getting us out there and also for providing the water that enabled me and lol to have a little water fight with the hose...........

Chris

Low/Day/16-09-2006
Bait: mixed

Report:

went fishing from conwy on the crusader sailed at 8 for a eighthour trip , never had so much fin weather was great and the fish were to jumping aboard the boat 11 types of fish a sport i have not done for years but certanly will be going back time and time again great fun

steve davis

High/Day/Night16-09-2006
Bait: rag mack squid

Report:

Kids trip from St.helens sea anglers fished evening four hour trip from Holyhead on Spindrift- after Myway had to cancel.[thanks to Gethyn for helping us to find an other boat @ very short notice!] All the kids 3 boys 2 girls caught -dogfish/whiting/pollock/and a 10lbs bullhuss plus a large spider crab!!! Anyone wishing to join the club ? mike/john

mike

High/Day/01-09-2006
Bait: rag /lug /mackeral

Report:

fished a comp with the fire service at amlwch,we caught 9 diferent species ,including huss,wrasse,3 diferent gurnard. weather was breezy,but dry.thanks to the kerry kim+ceecat'c'

IAN HOLDEN

High/Day/26-08-2006
Bait: Mackerel and lures

Report:

Off Point Lynas, North Anglesey. Tope to 33lb. Pollack to 3lb. Codling to 2lb. Gurnard and mackerel were other species caught.

Julian D

High/Day/08-08-2006
Bait: Blacklug

Report:

Hi all, launched my own boat Dragon Free II from knott end 7.00am tues morn. Headed straight off to bank just past dumper. first 3 casts brought a fish up each time. 3 lovely bass , 2 @ 4 - 5 lb, 1 @ 2 lb. wot a start. could only fish for a couple of hours because when tide starte to run quikly we were getting hammered by weed. Moved over towards shell wharf, 1 doggie, 2 small codling and a dab. had a great day , cant wait for winds to drop to get out again, cheers Damian

damian fitchett

High/Day/05-08-2006
Bait: LUG MACKERAL/SQUID

Report:

we fish a competion from rhyl on the 4/8/06 ,aboad 4 boats it was the first time they had been out all week. we steamed towards rocky 1 ,caught plenty of mackeral for fresh bait . species included red gurnard,grey gurnard,tubs to 3.5lbs,doggies, whiting , huss,thornies. the wind dropped greatly during the day, and it became quite pleasent to fish. thanks go to tony parry ,the merlin,supreme+osprey for a great day

IAN HOLDEN

High/Day/29-07-2006
Bait: lug squid macky

Report:

Due to a slight cock up we ended up on Lorna Jane ( Pathfinders sister boat ) out for 5 hours plenty of variety difficult to get the bait past the hordes of mackies also Gurnard (Red and grey) Doggies and a fair few Plaice and Dabs. The attention of a Seal mooching didn't put the fish off too much fished about a mile south of the Rhos windfarm

Del Watts

High/Low/Day/26-07-2006
Bait: fresh mackrel/ eel jigs

Report:

went out by wind farm for tope however all i got were doggies. i had four rods out and i was jigging some rubber eels, i got about 4 gurnard intotal, 1 on mackrel/ 3 on the eel rig, about 5 billion doggies and a nice 11lb Bull huss good day

Nick

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High/Low/Day/22-07-2006
Bait: Fresh mackerel

Report:

Myself+Wayne went out on Hans' boat Lune-Atic.We had 10 hours in glorious sunshine about a mile out from Norbreck.Altogether we had 59 tope to about 40lbs but were mainly between 20+30.Also lost quite a few which could have bigger through bent hooks,snapped line and traces.Going back out again tomorrow.

paul ashton

Low/Day/21-07-2006
Bait: lures and fresh mackerel

Report:

Saluka 111 out of Traeth Bychan. Smooth sea, overcast but hot. Lots of small herring, whiting, wrasse, pollack and mackerel to feathers. Dogfish on fresh mackerel. Tope to 40lb on mackerel flapper. Fished 4 hrs down.

Julian D

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High/Day/13-07-2006
Bait: fresh mackeral

Report:

went out on blue minx from fleetwood this morning at 6am there was a bit of a blow but still a nice day the skipper Andy was more than helpful and did we it the right mark or what, the tally for the boat was about 20 tope ranging from 10 to 28lb loads of mackeral who had death wishes they practically jumped on to the boat and a good few codling with some very nice table sizes among them, I would recommend the boat and skipper to anyone who wants a charter without driving to wales, my personal tally was 5 tope and a new personal best weight of 27lb and my fist tope.

jack

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High/Day/12-07-2006
Bait: white feathers/mackerel strip

Report:

Tony & Bernie fished out of West Kirby on "Catcher 11" out towards the Wind Farm, caught lots of small mackerel by HE4 then moved out to the wreck between east & West Hoyle Bank. In 70 ft of clear blue water, more Mackerel, Bernie not feelin too good so had to get back to Terra Firma .... the more firma, the less terra ! Sea, moderate with a slight chop. tpmolloy

tpmolloy

High/Low/Day/10-07-2006
Bait: Fresh black,peeler,squid,mackerel+jellies.

Report:

Planned 3 day trip to the Isle of Man on the Atlantis from Liverpool marina was called off due to weather so 8 of us went out wrecking on same boat for the day.Had 1 cod about 6lbs,1 ling about 6 1/2,tub + grey gurnard,mackerel,weaver,pollack to 5lbs,1 ballan wrasse,pouting+whiting.

paul ashton

High/Day/02-07-2006
Bait: mack lug squid

Report:

me and the fatboys went no 5.30 trip outof ross on lura jane sea was lick aduck pond lots of fish mack flattes doges and sum big huss o yesand one poxey whiting had a grate day and will be back------tite lines---

fat wayne

High/Day/01-07-2006
Bait: fresh mackie/hokkias

Report:

fished out at pistyll on saturday and sunday on sven's boat,weather was sunny sea was like glass. species caught were mackie,bream,pollock,summer cod,doggies,huss and a i had a tope about 30lb but as we were in a rush to get out we both forgot the camera's on saturday. sunday was the same only this time we had camera's same species caught but we had 2 exelent tope runs which were not for comming in the first one must have been 45lb+, gutted they must have known we had a camera.on our way in sven took a detour over to a rib that was close to the rocks with a red flag out, when we got there his engine would'nt come down so we towed him into trefor followed closely by the morfa lifeboat which had been called out, and got near just as we were comming in.the couple on the boat who were locals did'nt have a clue,so after we had got them back safely and used 3/4 of a tank of juice and missed our 7.00pm retrive we did'nt even get a thanks. if we see these monkey's again we might think twice about stopping next time.

lee1317

Low/Day/01-07-2006
Bait: lures and mackereel

Report:

Fished inshore between Whitebeach and Dulas island (of north Anglesey) lots of mackerel, dabs. doggies etc. nothing decent though!

Julian D

Low/Day/01-07-2006
Bait: Mackerel, coalfish

Report:

Six of us fished out of Oban on the Laura Dawn as part of a stag weekend, we had great sport with everyone managing to land a giant common skate the biggest was 168lbs, what a gut busting fight!!! Great sport,great skipper, great weekend. Cant wait till i do it again.

Kevin Hamilton

Low/Day/30-06-2006
Bait: feathers mac black lug and squiddles

Report:

Cracking day on Pathfinder out of Rhos on Sea it took 25 minutes to drink a coffee! found the mackies straight off we caught enough for bait then went on strips - doggies and more mackies changed to lug and mack and started hitting Red Gurnard more doggies.Pretty well continous sport Vicky managed to catch ggod sized flatties ( kept two) and a nice Thornback. Paul was spot on and helped Doris a lady beginner to catch some really good specimens while keeping up supplies of coffee and advice.

Del watts

High/Low/Day/27-06-2006
Bait: various

Report:

went out from beaumoris angelsey had a great day mackrel everywhere bottom fished for a few hours bull huss tope ling conger gurnard pollock smoth hound tried a few wrecks as well exelent day what a great boat

martin

High/Day/25-06-2006
Bait: fresh mackie/hokkias

Report:

fished off parsal camp on sven's boat,ton's of mackie showing to hokkias,then off to the tope mark.no tope today must have been watching the footie as we were,still plenty of other fish about,in total we had mackie,bream,pollock,whiting,gurnad,spider crab and a trip to wales would'nt be compleate without a few doggies thrown in.weather was overcast but cleared up later,the ''light'' northerly was getting a nice swell up.

lee1317

High/Low/Day/25-06-2006
Bait: lug, mackeral, feathers, baited hokeyes

Report:

Sailed out at 11:00 from Rhyl on the Warrior. What a cracking day. Sundays don`t get much better. Stupid amount of mackeral caught, some of very good size! Quite a lot of Black Bream, Loads of dabs everywhere some taking baits on rigs set for Tope!! LOL!!! A couple of Huss, A good few Doggies, loads of Gurnard Tubs, Reds and Greys some reaching a very decent size - Best tackle mackeral baited feathers! and 3 Tope to about 30+ Lb. Sorry no pictures, bloody camera didn`t work. Oh yeah, plus the skip had a portable TV so we got to watch the England match as well!!! Top Notch! Cheers Smoothdog

smoothdog

High/Low/Day/24-06-2006
Bait: Fresh black,whiting,squid,frozen crab+feathers.

Report:

Myself and Keith went out on George's boat from Knott End and fished mainly in front of the Norbreck.Started very slowly but got better as low water approached.I think we ended up with about 40 fish between us in 6 hours.Reports on the radio showed it was pretty poor fishing everywhere.No bass or mackerel but had dabs,whiting,a doggie and a pouting that didn't get landed,loads of small tope+1 smoothhound.

Paul Ashton

High/Day/23-06-2006
Bait: mackerel ,baited feathers,etc

Report:

out on" mersey lass" with colin evans as colin thomas wasnt available.top day.gurnard to 6lb,thornbacks ,tope,12 species in all.and a good laugh.As always.

harry martinson

High/Low/Day/18-06-2006
Bait: fresh black,peeler+mackerel

Report:

Went out on the 'Blue Mink'from Fleetwood with Wayne and Dave.Went out to Barrow,got burnt and had a good day's fishing all round,no big fish but 18 species caught including garfish,pollack,coalfish,blennie,long spined scorpion fish,tope,smoothound,1 3lb bass,mackerel,tub+grey gurnard,dabs,doggies,Short spined scorpion,whiting,codling,plaice

paul ashton

Low/Day/18-06-2006
Bait: peeler mackeral

Report:

hi fished the rock channel at low today and had a 10lb - 12lb smooth hound 1st of the season plus a 40cm codling and a small thorny "sorry couldnt be bothered with the walk out today as planned so cheated" check me picture Kenny

kenny

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High/Day/17-06-2006
Bait: lug/Mack/ Crab/ Squid/ and anything else we could find

Report:

Fished a Sefton sea anglers league match, it was a species hunt, good turn out, and the weather was fabulous, flat calm sea all day,fishing was varied with a total of 9 species winning, Smoothound, Plaice, Flounder, Bass, Whiting, Pollack, Gurnard, Mackerel, & Tope, Mackerel still a little thin on the ground, but sure to improve. Alan

Alan

High/Day/17-06-2006
Bait: Lures and fresh mackeral

Report:

Saluka 111 out of Traeth Bychan (Anglesey) smooth to moderate sea. Small mackeral, whiting and herring to lures. Small grey gurnard to baited feathers. Not much doing. reports of dogfish being caught by other boats. Fished 3 hrs up to high tide, then 1 hr down.

Julian D

Low/Day/17-06-2006
Bait: joey mack's/hokias

Report:

fished just out from trefor on svens boat on saturday evening for a few hours.caught mackie,bream on baited hokias which were only small,8lb huss,8 1/2 lb thornie and a tope which whacked my scale's passed the 30lb limit.great day's fishing 4 new species for me and the tope was just magic,the best fight ive ever had. the rig used was a sliding leadger with 150lb mono and a joey mackie for bait.

lee1317

Low/Day/13-06-2006
Bait: mackeral

Report:

What a fabulous day out with Michael on the conway star. Must have had 60 - 70 fish. We had dabs whiting codling gurnard doggies conger eel herring bullhuss and mackeral. Going again next wednesday hope it is as good.

ken

Low/Day/11-06-2006
Bait: Sandeel

Report:

Myself and Peter fished off Norbreck..best fish 12lb tope..on way back to Knott End drifted Shell Buoy and nailed 3 x 3lb plus bass......nice !!!!!!!!

Keith B.. Boat Fat Jack

High/Low/Day/11-06-2006
Bait: Peeler Crab, Mackrel, Blow Lug

Report:

Fished Warrior from Rhyl, a very hot day indeed, Tope, Smoothhound, Dab, Bass, Codling as well as plenty of Mackeral

Chris

High/Low/Day/11-06-2006
Bait: Mack, Lug

Report:

Went out to the wind farm off Barkby Beach, filled the bucket with mackerel, moved in shore and started hitting into dabs and gurnard. After losing the rubby dubby bag to a tope we tackeled up and started hitting into tope the pics are of the best of the day and my best fish todate a very hard fighting 41lb Tope :)

Phil Morris (ground bait)

High/Low/Day/11-06-2006
Bait: Mackerel, Lug, Rag

Report:

Left Barkby Beach at 6.45am went out nearly as far as the windfarm and bagged up on mackerel. came inshore and startted fishing for dabs and gurnard. After losing the rubby dubby bag to a Tope we tackeled up and started hitting into loads of big Tope most were lost but the picture is of the best of the day and my best fish to date a 41lb Tope :)

Philip Morris AKA ground bait

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High/Day/11-06-2006
Bait: feathers/hokkias/mackie

Report:

fished on sven's boat on sunday,launched from parsal campsite,mackie's were showing straght off on feathers and hokkias,then it was off to the tope mark.sven chucked a full mackie in on his tope rod while tring for some bream,i carried on mackie bashing as it was good fun.then the tope rod sprang into life and took 20 mile of line off the reel in about 10 seconds.after a short fight the said fish decided it did'nt want to spend any more time with me and sven :-( weather was a bit rough at first then it was a nice day to be out.will be back soon....

lee1317

Low/Day/09-06-2006
Bait: lures and fresh mackerel

Report:

private Boat Saluka 111 out of Bull Bay. Lots of mackerel although mainly small ones. Small whiting, pollack and wrasse. As the tide turned Tope to 26lb.

Julian D

Low/Day/06-06-2006
Bait: lug, feathers, mackerel

Report:

went out from Rhyl on Olivia Jeanne on the ebb. fished at back of wind farm. slow at first but picked up later. loads of small dabs, also lots of gurnard. nice bull huss and a thony also pulled in. Mackerel did not start to show in any number till tide turned,mack's were mainly small but a good trip.

pricy

Low/Day/04-06-2006
Bait: mackerel and squid cocktail. also feathers

Report:

Saluka 111 out of Bull Bay. Lots of mackerel. Plenty Bull Huss to 10lb. Some Tope bites but failed to set the hook! Also the ubiquitous dogfish!

Julian D

High/Low/Day/01-06-2006
Bait: Mack,Lug, Squid, Razor

Report:

Arrived at Prestatyn at 5.30am and decided the sea looked a bit rough so headed off down the coast to Caernarfon fished all day into the evening the weather was smashing but the fishing was poor. Hand full of macks, a tiny gurnard a couple of small huss we did get loads of dogs though!

Ground Bait Phil

High/Day/15-05-2006
Bait: squid makeral sandeel

Report:

went out on the bad boys out of holyhead had quite a good day apart from the weather showers of rain all day caught mackerel, herring and pollock on feathers and caught 1 ling, dog fish and coalies on bottom fishing also turbut gurnard and huss taken on boat, mate got biggest huss about five pounds would have caught more if it had been smaller tide will try again later in year

c siddall

High/Day/14-05-2006
Bait: mack

Report:

fished aberdovey for tope good day had plenty of fish ranging from 15lb to 55lb the fish were on fine form we fished with bilko and we even had a huss of 14lb our youngest member on the trip a 13yr old had tope to 40lb we had 8 fish over 30 two over 40 and the good old 55lber

ST HELENS SAC

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High/Low/Day/Night13-05-2006
Bait: Fresh black,mackerel,fresh peeler

Report:

Myself,Wayne,Dave+Andy went out on the 'Blue Mink'from Fleetwood,very productive day.Had 7 bass to 5lb,bull huss to about 6,tope to approx 7 and smoothound to 9.5lbs.Also had plaice,dabs,doggies,tub gurnard,small whiting and codling.PLus a baby Thornback about 2lb.

paul ashton

High/Day/11-05-2006
Bait: black lug, squid, lures

Report:

Saluka 111 out of Traeth Bychan. Lots of algae / bloom or similar in water. Tried several marks which usually produce. No luck. No -one else seemed to be catching. Some reports of small whiting and dogfish. An unconfirmed report of mackerel showing off close inshore wrecks on the north of the island.

Julian D

High/Day/16-04-2006
Bait: Mackerel Squid

Report:

April 15th Caernarfon Bay Morgan James After a week with mixed weather and strong winds the weather turned out just right for our first trip with Andy Owen on Morgan James The sea was flat calm and the sun shone for most of the day The day turned out to be a bit disappointing with Dogfish abounding on every mark and we must have tried six during the day. Everybody had plenty of Dogfish to Mackerel and Squid baits but the Thornback and Bullhuss were hard to find even on Andys so called banker mark Guaranteed to produce Bullhuss. In the end John Knox did the business with a Bullhuss of 9.5 lbs . Mark Benger followed on with a brace of Bullhuss and a 4 lb Thornback. Graham coupe produced the only other species on the day a solitary Whiting All in all a great day out shame about the fish. Paul Whiting Milnrow Sea Anglers www.milnrow-sea-anglers.ik.com

Paul Whiting

High/Low/Day/15-04-2006
Bait: Freh black+sandeel

Report:

Went out on the 'Blue Mink'today with Wayne,Dave+Andy.Warm enough day with quite a few fish including Whiting,Dabs,Doggies and small codling.

Paul Ashton

High/Day/15-04-2006
Bait: hock eyes, feathers

Report:

private Boat (Saluka 3) off Traeth Bychan (nr. Moelfre) Anglesey. 1/2 mile out. Small whiting. Too rough to venture further afield.

Julian D

Low/Day/25-03-2006
Bait: all

Report:

Fished 3 down and 1 up in a few locations. Not a lot happening. 1 decent fish to Pete and just a few bits. looks like its starting to slow down.

Dave

High/Low/Day/18-03-2006
Bait: Fresh black+mackerel

Report:

Went out on the Blue Mink today from Fleetwood with usual crew including Wayne,Andy,Jamie + Dave(grumpy).It was a bitterly cold with an easterly wind blowing.Not a brilliant days fishing but as always Dave provided us with a few laughs with his dry wit.Started off in front of the boating pool at north shore blackool + steadily made our way back throughout the day ending up at rossall.The first mark proved to be the most productive just after low water.In the end we had a few skinny whiting,reasonable dabs,small codling to about 1lb + Wayne had a long spined scorpion fish.Incidentally he outfished everyone as per usual.The next trip in April will hopefully see the better size spring codling moving in.

Paul Ashton

Low/Day/05-03-2006
Bait: suey mack squid

Report:

tried the mersey again the only boat out not even a charter out.first job was to have a look at the sunken ferry terminal what a mess amazing what the wind and tide can do.went and tried the clock tower nothing for first hour so went to the egg buoy.first drop down a codling abt 3lb.ten minutes another .then half hour later another but this was my best cod yet but the tide was running pretty hard and i lost it.nothing then for a couple of hours until the tide was turning the boat and geds rod started going. another codling 3lb so ended the session for the day as the wind and tide were against one another.and it was getting a bit too choppy.

big red

Low/Day/26-02-2006
Bait: Frozen Lug & small squid

Report:

Fished on Warrior from 12:45pm with 9 in size codling coming aboard. Best fish after turn of tide and after sun set. It has to be said that Alan is a spot on skipper and well worth any ones money either in the river or from Rhyl.

Phil

Low/Day/19-02-2006
Bait: macky suey squid

Report:

another day in the mersey superb tide and day fishing going right off all small boats out struggled to bag up with anything.dident see much action on the charters either.never mind theres always next winter its caravan season next week lean couple of months fishin but when the macs are back all hell will be let loose.

big red

Low/Day/05-02-2006
Bait: mack squid suey

Report:

went in the mersey today weather better than the last couple of weeks thought we would have a good day nice day nice tide but it wasent up to much.not one codling between us only dabs flounder and whiting.all the bites mostly on macky.

big red

Low/Day/28-01-2006
Bait: Black lug, squid

Report:

Fished high to low today near clock tower. Started off real slow then the fish came on, had about 10 codling to 5lb in the end. went off again about 2hrs before low. Tight lines all. Dave & Pete

Dave

High/Low/Day/25-01-2006
Bait: Black Lug/Squid + Lug/Macky tip

Report:

6hr Mersey Cod trip on Suveran Caught small stuff throughout the day - codling, Whiting and Dabs - Plus 2 takers - one just under 3lb and one just under 4lb. Simon as usual an excellent and informative skipper

Mel P

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High/Low/Day/Night22-01-2006
Bait: Freah Black, Fresh Lug

Report:

Fished aboard the Ocean Star skippered by Ray Spotswood, from the off we were in to fish, plenty of small codling and some good size whiting, heaviest cod aboard was 4lb 9oz to a newbie and my heaviest was 2nd on the boat at 4 - 2 - 8 , the other boat chartered for the day was Warrior skippered by Alan Tinsley and reports were the same, heaviest fish was 3-9-0

Chris

Low/Day/22-01-2006
Bait: macky suey squid

Report:

had a chance to get into the mersey today so we launched at new brighton.couldent believe how many boats were out when we got there dont know if there was a match on or not so we went over to the windmills first caught a few whiting one codling about two pounds.not one of the best days ive had in the mersey but at least we caught.one of the coldest days out on the boat this winter so far.

big red

High/Day/22-01-2006
Bait: frozen lug mack sqwid

Report:

took my 10' potabote on the mersey got a lot of funny looks from the lads in bigger boats. on return to newbrigton some said they were conserned about our safty one said he would be frightend in such a small boat anther called us the the cockel shell heros. well my portabote has a class C certificate and is more capable than it looks. we me and my mate caught a 4lb cod and a 1lb whiteing. thanks for the consern lads brings atear to my eye.

cliff

High/Low/Day/21-01-2006
Bait: fresh black

Report:

5 of us went out on the 'Blue Mink' today from Fleetwood including Wayne+Dave.It was very pleasant with very little wind apart from Dave's backside.The fishing wasn't upto much though with a few whiting and small codling of which there were only 4 keepers,2 just insize,1 about 2 1/4 and 1 about 2 1/2.

paul ashton

Low/Day/21-01-2006
Bait: lug,squid,mac

Report:

8 hr trip out in the mersey and nothing to write home about just the usual whiting and dabs, no sign of any codling at all. will be giving a miss for a while.

rab and paul

High/Low/Day/10-01-2006
Bait: frozen lug

Report:

fished from 7oclock to 3oclock with bold sac aboard mersey lass. only about a dozen codling were caught all about 2lb. one cod 10lb dabs whiting and a pout made up the rest of the days catch.

Ian

Low/Day/08-01-2006
Bait: lug

Report:

fished the Mersey today with my son. Caught 5 cod the biggest 12 lb down to 6 lb with 2 whiting just under a pound each. Phil s

phil s

Low/Day/29-12-2005
Bait: Black, Squid, Mack

Report:

Fished near clock tower 4hrs down to low. quite a few codling around but only few whiting. others reported same as we were comming out of the water. realy cold wind blowing all day, Nice to catch some fish though. Tight Lines all. Dave & Pete

Dave

High/Day/29-12-2005
Bait: Black/squid/makeral

Report:

Fished 2 hours either side of high water,Three on board hayleys eyes, loads of dabs and whiting, oly 3 codling to 1 1/2 lbs. some good bites missed. Only saw 4 other boats

Glenn Hamer

High/Day/28-12-2005
Bait: lug

Report:

went out at 10am,fished over by clock face .caught cod just under 5lb then after an hour went dead ,picked up at 1pm with lots of whitting .general trend is that cod feed then go to let whitting have a go. tryed fishing both high and low tides with no change to feeding patern . happy hookers ian richard bit cold now but but were hard or stupid

happy hookers

High/Day/27-12-2005
Bait: Squid,suey,razor and mackeral

Report:

I was lucky enough to have a trip out on the good ship HELIOS today,skippered by that plunderer of the sea's Phil,aka groundbait.We launched at New Brighton with a load of lads from Wirral small boats club who were having a mini comp.It was as cold as I've ever fished in and standing up to yer waist in freezing water to hold the boat steady after launching did not help matters especially if yers was only wearing waders and not chesties. Anyway by 9am we were anchored up by the clock tower,much closer in than the rest of the boats,and fishing for England in 12 metres of water.High water was 07-50am,so it had just started to run off,and with it being only a small tide it meant it was very comfortable fishing,with only 8ozs of lead needed to hold bottom uptiding.We had the best of the fishing on the ebb,with quality whiting and dabs showing frequently.The coddling did not let us down with three to 4lb coming aboard,all caught on big squid and suey baits.It probably would have been cheaper to have bought the fish at Asda but nowhere near as much fun.A big thanks to Cap'n Phil for hauling anchor from North Wales,and just to illustrate how cold it was,I got back home about 6-30pm after being out for nearly 12 hours and was able to put most of the unused bait back into the freezer in a still frozen state. Shock Hopefully I will put some pics into the gallery once I sort out the digicam. Rolling Eyes

Steve Duffy

High/Low/Day/26-12-2005
Bait: frozen black,mackerel+sandeel.

Report:

Went out on Keith's boat with Wayne.Launched at Knott End and fished about 2 miles out from Rossall hospital.We had a good couple of hours of decent dabs but only 1 small codling.The 1st couple of hours of the flood produced nothing.Talked to a couple of people on the slipway when we got back and they said the same thing,no codling anywhere at the moment.It was a very cold day which seems even colder when you're not catching.

paul ashton

High/Low/Day/24-12-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Went out on Keih's boat today with Pete for about 4 hrs about 2 miles out fro Rossall.Only 1 insize codling between us but plenty of good size dabs and a few whiting.

paul ashton

High/Low/Day/17-12-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

6 of us went out on the Blue Mink out of Fleetwood,roughly fished high down to low,very cold and breezy.1st hour just went in front of the sea cadets until the tide stopped running as much then moved round to about 2 miles out from the Royal at Clevelys expecting to bag up on the codling,how wrong we could be,it was pants.Tried it there for about 3 hrs and only had a handful of small fish between us so we moved to the patches for the last 3 hrs and there was the same for the 1st hr.Then the sun started to go down and it suddenly improve.In the end we had pouting,dabs and whiting.I had a codling just insize.As per usual Wayne out fished everyone,he had the only doggie and the only other codling on the boat,1 small one,1 just insize and 1 about 2.5lbs.

paul ashton

High/Day/14-12-2005
Bait: lug spratian

Report:

fished on mersey near clock face from 1 hour before high till 2pm. cautgh only small cod 3lb being the biggest some whiting &1 dab. Run was a bit to strong by clock face so moved over to Town Hall not much doing there so we packed up. still waiting for big cod to come in. do us a favour you boat people if you catch any big cod let us all know so we can freeze are bxxxxxs off trying to get them happy christmas to all boaters ian richard ken roger boat happy hookers

ian richard

High/Day/13-12-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Went out on Keith's boat today with Pete,launched from Knott End.It was blowing a westerly a little bit stronger than anticipated.We started about 1 mile out from Rossall.We fished for about 10 mins before we all agreed to find somewhere a bit more sheltered.Ended up at Lune buoy.Put the anchor down,cast out and sat down.Next thing i looked round and saw a massive roller bearing down on us.I can't say what i said to Keith but we got a bit wet.Straight after that we moved and fished in the channel for the next 4 hrs.Only small codling caught but good fun when the anchor held bottom.I had 10,Keith had 13 and Pete 5.

paul ashton

Low/Day/11-12-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Went out on George's boat today with Keith about 1.5 mls out from Rossall.Only managed a couple of hours down to low water.I think we got there round about the best time while the tide was running for the 1st hour then everything went very slow.Had a few whiting and a couple of codling,biggest being exactly 3lbs.

paul ashton

High/Day/22-11-2005
Bait: lug squid

Report:

Fished run in, only small cod at this time. 2to 3 lb one dab few whiting, three of us on board. Roger was none starter due to him being a wuss over the cold weather, not a true fisher man. Good luck to all those in boat comp on Sunday! regards Ian Richard Ken

happy hooker

High/Day/20-11-2005
Bait: Frozen Black

Report:

Fished about 2 mile off five bar gate caught a few pout first then the codling started largest 3lb lots coming in went a little quiet then started to hit the whiting with some hitting the 1lb mark, went a little quiet about a hour before high so moved upto the pipeline off rossall fished around the second post with more codling coming aboard all around the 2.5 lb mark . Ended up with about 5 lb of whiting and well over 20 lb of codling between three of us. Must have been a boat comp on as there were about 40+ boats out.

mintygel

High/Low/Day/20-11-2005
Bait: Fresh Lug (gutted and ungutted), squid

Report:

Went out around 9.00am Saturday and steamed and anchored between King Scar and Shell Wharf. must of had around 20 doggies in total. When the cod were about it was a fish every 5 minutes. Had around 20 cod in total between three of us. Biggest was around 5lb mark. Most around 2.5lb. Hopefully this is a good sign for the future winter sessions. Also had one dab and a few whiting to 1lb. The fish seemed to be biting all the time apart from half hour before and after high tide. Keep those reports coming. All fish released except for a few nice cod for the plate. Weather was a flat as it gets. Really nice days fishing.

Carl

High/Low/Day/20-11-2005
Bait: Frozen black tipped with squid

Report:

Fished 1 1/2 mile off Five bar 6 am- 2 pm. Boat Hayleys Eyes , Three of us had around 30 codling to 4 lb (onl 3 under size) 4 dabs, 10 pouting and loads of whiting to 1 1/2 lb 30% insize. Cod came while tide running (mid tide). Never move all day.We were not in the match. Never seen so many boats off fylde coast

Glenn Hamer

High/Low/Day/19-11-2005
Bait: fresh black+mackerel

Report:

7 of us went out on the "blue mink"on an 8hr trip today.Had 35 in size codling to 3lbs although i only had 2 myself.Also had a couple of dabs,1 poor cod,1 conger about 6lbs,qiute a few doggies + whiting + big pouting.It was a verm calm day but very cold to start off with.Spent most of the time 2.5 miles out from Cleveleys.Wayne had the most in size codling,12.

paul ashton

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Low/Day/13-11-2005
Bait: Squid

Report:

Fishing out of portsmouth On the boat lots of doggies, about 3 fair sized cod a 2 conga (1 was massive) and several other smaller fish like polluck. I got a 12 and half pound thornback ray and a 20 pound cod to put in my dinner. :) Put back a smaller conga and whatever other things came up, lots of doggies lol. Phil

Philster

Low/Day/13-11-2005
Bait: lug mac

Report:

Fished off Southport on Sunday cracking day out and brilliant weather. We were the only boat out can't understand why. Plenty of fish even though it was only whiting and loads of dogs, whiting was big enough to bring home to eat. Phil S

phil s

High/Day/05-11-2005
Bait: lug/squid

Report:

Fished the river with Colin on Mersey Lass, fierce tidal run & plenty of freshwater after recent rain. 3 insize codling, skate, doggies odd whiting/flatty. Still a bit early but things can only get better.

jim parry

High/Day/03-11-2005
Bait: lug

Report:

to many dogfish up to 4lb some big whiteing

spook

High/Low/Day/22-10-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Five of us went out on Andy Bradbury's 'The Blue Mink'from Fleetwood today.We had a very good day apart from Dave's obligatory grumpiness.We only had a few doggies,they seem to be getting a little bit thinner on the ground(thank god).Had poor cod,pouting,a few good whiting,smallish dabs+28 insize codling to 2lb5oz,so a good day was had by all.Check out the boat if you're going out in the area,he's a very good skipper.If you're not catching he will keep moving until you do.

paul ashton

Low/Day/22-10-2005
Bait: Mackeral, Feathers

Report:

Sailed out of Holyhead habour about 10.00 went to the "Green buoy" otherside of habour 4 of us fishing got couple of decent sized pollock and a joey mackerel (all thrown back), decent enough weather not a lot of action though apart from Phil stepping away from his rod for a min and it been pulled over board by something weight must of got court!! £200 in the water, expensive trip out for him fun for us though, headed over to south stack 3 of us fishing nothing at all.

Frazer

High/Low/Day/15-10-2005
Bait: Lug, Squid Prawn

Report:

Went out from Fleetwood on the Wyre Princess - not a very good day at all. Skipper didn't seem interested in finding us fish and didn't go out to where all the other boats were going. Result me and my mate went home with just 3 codling between the two of us. Made it worse when we were told on landing that the guys who went out on another boat had all come off with a bag of fish apiece.

Ken Chadwick

High/Low/Day/15-10-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Went off Norbreck on Keith's boat today with Pete.Fished high down to low,approx 6 hrs fishing.Lost count of total fish but must have been in the region of 70-80.Loads of doggies,whiting,dabs,flounder,1 plaice and about 14 in size codling around the 2lb mark.

paul ashton

High/Day/02-10-2005
Bait: fresh black

Report:

Went out from Fleetwood on my mate Hans' boat with Wayne,Steve and Joe.There was a problem with the marina loch gates so we only managed to get 1 and a half hours fishing in at 'Danger Patch Buoy'but it fished very well.We had a total of 4 dabs,5 whiting,3 in size codling and about 18 doggies.

paul ashton

High/Low/Day/30-09-2005
Bait: Mackerel

Report:

Fished a couple of close in wreck marks off Amlwch, put pollack and conger. Good session and plenty of mackerel bait to be feathered on the way.

Joss

High/Low/Day/25-09-2005
Bait: fresh black,sandeel,mackerel

Report:

Went ot from Fleetwood on my mate Hans' boat with Wayne and Steve from 5.30am till 4.00pm.It was very choppy so we had to stay around the lune buoy where it i a bit more sheltered.Not really a very good days fishing overall.Had a few whiting,dabs,flounder,1 just in size codling and 3 plaice to about 2lbs.Unbelievelby not a single doggie in sight.Came off the boat a couple of hours ago and we are all suffering from bad 'swirly wirlies'as my brother calls it because of the rough weather.

paul ashton

High/Day/17-09-2005
Bait: fresh black+sandeel

Report:

Went out on the 'Blue Mink'today with Wayne,Lee,Pete+Jamie.Bit choppy but caught a good amount of fish.The usual doggies+dabs,a few smallish codling and decent whiting.I also had a strap conger about 3-4lbs and the only bass bass 4.5lbs.

paul ashton

High/Low/Day/11-09-2005
Bait: Black and Squid

Report:

Fished low water at Knoll had quite a few whiting, few dabs, one ok plaice three codling of about 1 1/2lb and loads of dogs then moved to just off rossall point had loads more dogs a wrasse? and couple more codling just a little bigger all fish returned

Graham

High/Low/Day/11-09-2005
Bait: feathers, baited hockeyes, mackeral

Report:

Fished off Amlwch port aboard the kerry Kim. Fantasic day out, a bit rough though, first time ever i had the dreaded sea sick feeling!! >:( but battled through it and won >:) Got into some serious mackeral bashing, must have pulled up close on 150 in about 15 mins!! After that went out over the wrecks and got into the pollock and nice size guarnard The day ended on a great note with a bit of bottom fishing; The usual dogs where about and we got into some nice sized huss. The highlight of the day with my dad pulling up a great Tope of about 20 LB and soon after that his mate landed a fantastic 35 LB Tope. Cheers Smoothdog

Smoothdog

High/Low/Day/04-09-2005
Bait: Squid, lug & jelly worms

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Went out from Rhyl on Warrior, weather was a bit choppy at the beginning, infact we were looking at knocking it on the head & restricting it to a 5hr trip. However the general consensus was that the weather would'nt get any worse so we decided to head for the wrecks - top decision! By the time we had steamed to the first wreck the sun was out and the sea had flattened - A good afternoon was had by all - we had plenty of pollock to jellyworms and 5 or 6 conger, as well as the usual mackies, doggies, weavers etc

Karl K

High/Low/Day/04-09-2005
Bait: Fresh Mack/Berkley Powerworm/Razorfish/Hokias/Flashaboo's

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A small hit squad of the WSF crew ventured down to Rhyl to board Alan's Boat "Warrior".The trip was set to be a 12 hour jobby doing a bit of wrecking .but with recent weather forecasts being unsure it was looking uncertain we could get out.. but by lunchtime the swell and winds had calmed right down. Species caught where Dogs,Conger,Pollack,Whiting,Mackeral,Tub Gurnard,Grey Gurnard,Pouting,Weavers,Dabs,Poor Cod and a surprise Black Bream for me.. So it turned out to be a good day afterall, thanks to Alan for the sausage butties and brews as always and the good company from the rest of the WSF lads..

DaveW

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High/Low/Day/30-08-2005
Bait: boat baits

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The wreck in question was one we discovered a yearor two ago, using coordinates from a book printed locally about diving angleseys wrecks - the chacabuco, hit the ship torch, which managed to limp on for another 5 miles before runing aground. chacabuco dropped to the bottom and sites exactly upringht in 20m. Its not in caernarfon bay, but travel up the straits, pass beaumaris and its about 15-18miles (guess) out towards liverpool. Coords are in the book I believe. Otherwise, a chap - Elfyn Jones (?) who runs a dive boat out of Amlwch, will know the excat corrds (as long as you tell him youre diving - not fishhing!!) or any of the dive boats that run out of Menaii Bridge (Keith Forrster/ boat called Cirrus )Both that wreck and the Penrhos are in a similar area and no joking the fish (plaice) are incredible as are the pollack.

Justin Williamson

High/Day/29-08-2005
Bait: Shads

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To Justin Williamson. Hello Justin ,read your report very interesting, I keep my boat in Ron Edward's yard and have fished out of Caernarfon for many years, have fished the abundant wrecks in the bay also, but do not have the ones mentioned in your report in my log. I was hoping you could help me out with some coordinates. Many Thanks Bob

Bobt

High/Low/Day/29-08-2005
Bait: mack rag

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8hr charter with Gareth Williams on the *Spindrift* straight into the tope after leaving holyhead marina. 1st tope 23lb followed by 16lb bullhuss. Paul caught 20lb tope second one got off by boat but it was much bigger. Fished a second rod on mackerel chunks and rag...3 doggies, 3 wrasse, 2 pollockand a whitning all decent size. All in all a brilliant day.

john and paul

High/Low/Day/27-08-2005
Bait: fresh black,fresh peeler+sandeel

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Went out on a 12hr trip today on Andy Bradbury's boat the 'Blue Mink'out of Fleetwood.Plenty of doggies as usual,about 18 whiting,of which 10 were in size,about 15 dabs,a couple of codling,1 of about 2lb and Wayne had a bass of around 4lb.Also a couple of small tope.If anyone is looking at this report and is interested in going out on a boat from fleetwood i would strongly recommend that you go with Andy,very helpful skipper that gives you plenty of cuppas.

paul ashton

High/Day/25-08-2005
Bait: macky & squid

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fishing for bream at pwhelli outfall saw a sunfish as big as a dustbin lid drifting past the back of the boat .

big red

High/Low/Day/23-08-2005
Bait: mackerel flappers/ mack rubby dubby

Report:

Fishing midway between Anglesey and Isle of Man, 3 day session after blue shark/ tope and any other big critters. Day 1 good conditions and a 3 hour wait with rubby dubby trail , kept busty feathering for more mackerel which were patchy but did come in sufficient number to keep the trail going. First blues appeared after about4 hours drifting and we hooked into 4 over the next couple of hours, to 5ft - didnt bother weighing in, great sport tho. Took tope to 40lb - most 15-25lb, did see what we think was a small porbeagle, but need to check on species ID for that - came in real close to the boat following the trail right in. Blues continued on day 2 but none for some reason on day 3. Tope were constant presence. Days 2 and 3 were much closer into Isle of Man - lovely blue water and good vis when youre away from the land.

Michael Dunn/ Steve andersen

High/Low/Day/22-08-2005
Bait: mack/ sandeel

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Fishing about 1/2 - 1 mile off (south west) of South stack caught a 15lb sunfish - saw another had been caught at Treaddur Bay, so thought Id better post this, was in really good condition and a bizarre looking creature - couldnt work out what it was as it came up throgh the water. Released without removing it from the sea - is this global warming??rest of the day was doggies, huss, pollack from close in to south stack and tope to 38lb. Next time I go fishing I take a camera.

Greenie

High/Low/Day/19-08-2005
Bait: mack

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Fished out of Caernarfon - decided to go for more cover from wind and travelled up straits and then as wind dropped went about 18miles out to a wreck mark - Chacabuco I think, hit a vessel called the torch in 1873. open coal freighter. Tonnes of plaice - virtually every cast had plaice to 3lb. Big Big pollock as well (not saying how big, you'll think Im fibbing - put it this way, theyre so good the trawlers were getting close enough to the wreck mark to get snagged). Later moved to wreck of the Penrhos to avoiding the netting fishermen/ trawlers, who were getting a bit narky that we were pulling up all their fish :). More big big pollack and a dustbin full of plaice. Both in about 18-20m of water at high tide - quite a pulll as tide starts running, but fish feeding throughout. Penrhos had divers down whilst we were fishing - they confirmed the open freight part of the wreck was heaving with plaice (couldnt see the sand ther were so many) and the wheelhouse and was being patrolled by big pollack.

Justin Williamson

High/Low/Day/18-08-2005
Bait: mack & feathers

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Launched from beach at campsite up coast from Trefor, 1/2 mile out bagged up on mack with feathers, then set to on the rock marks - millions of doggies, thornbacks, couple of nice huss, whiting, plaice, gurnard, bag full of black bream, little eensy weensy dragonet (we think) couple of huge runs taken - presumably tope before being bitten off. sunburn too! excellent

daz

High/Low/Day/14-08-2005
Bait: Razor fish/Fresh Mackeral

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Fished off Jason's new catamaran "Duke" out of Phwhelli harbour, cracking vessel with plenty of room.. comfortably fish 12 anglers., unfortunatley the wind speed/swell was too strong to go out to the causeway so we stayed in shelter off Cilan Head plenty of Mackeral coming aboard to feathers some nice ones touching the 2lb mark taken on the bottom, few Red Gurnard, a 4lbish Spotted Ray and several Huss to 8lb mark aswell as the suspect LSD's, moved closer in to fish the inshore reefs after a few hours and got the Black bream feeding,managed around 20 on the razor fish,most of em where tinkers with the odd one around 1lb..Thanks to the skipper Jason for the constant to supply of brews and snacks. :)

DaveW

High/Day/11-08-2005
Bait: feathers

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Far too many dolphins in the Moelfre, benllech area for any mackerel. Although nice to see the dolphins jmping clar of the water and escorting the boat. On occasions they were only 200yds from shore!

Julian D

High/Day/09-08-2005
Bait: feathers

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Off Anglesey. Nothing doing north of the island (Moelfre) too many dolphins. Jumping clear of water, swimming under boat etc... beautiful to see. They have been here 4 days now about 30 of them most about 8 - 10 feet long

Julian D

High/Day/30-07-2005
Bait: fresh black,squid,fresh mackeral+fresh peeler

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Went out on Keith's boat today'Little Fat Jacks'.Launched from Knott End about 14.00hrs and came back in about 20.00hrs.High water was about 19.40.Nothing for the first 2 or 3 hrs then they came on the feed.Had mackeral,baby tope,tub gurnard,pouting,smoothound+the inevitable doggies all in the last couple of hours or so when the tide started to run a bit.Turned out to be a reasonable day in the end.

Paul Ashton

High/Day/10-07-2005
Bait: fresh joeys

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went out to the gut boy,there for about ten minutes and caught 70 joeys,used a wire trace with a 7o hook.put a hole joey on and caught 21 tope.all over 10 lbs.biggest 1 was 15lb

callum jones

High/Day/10-07-2005
Bait: fresh mackral

Report:

went out for 5 hours caught about 80 mackarl on fethers then went on a tope rig and caught about twenty five very good day fishing

ryan martin

Low/Day/30-06-2005
Bait: FEATHERS, MACK, LUG

Report:

Out from Conway on the Conway star, macks were few and far between, plenty of gurnard, dogs, whiting, small coalies, codling , thornies, huss to 10 lb and when we had ran out of macks tried a whiting head and started catching tope to 25 lb ! A good day and we all went the pub happy.

DAVE

High/Day/29-06-2005
Bait: Mackerel Sqid Frozen Lug

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Fished on swift with Nick hughes for a three day charter after species on the reefs around Cardigan bay. * Members of Milnrow Sea anglers enjoyed 2 and a half day afloat with weather was a bit choppy Thur and Fri. Caught 22 species with best Biggest fish a Tope of 25lbs Caught plenty of Black bream to 2lbs av around 1.5lbs plenty of mackerel and Greater weaver which were apain at times coming three at a time to feathers. some of the bigger ones went home minus there Poisonous bits for the Gormet eaters. all fishing took place on the reefs and rough ground up to around 10 miles out

Paul Whiting

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High/Day/28-06-2005
Bait: feathers

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A 3 hour trip from Beaumaris towards Puffin Island. Plenty of mackeral on a fine sunny day

Derek Jackson

Low/Day/26-06-2005
Bait: mackerel, squid, sandeel, rag, peeler

Report:

Had a trip out of Holyhead on on Gethyn's boat, My Way, on Sunday, Another dodgy forecast meant we couldn't fish the further reefs that we had planned to, instead concentrating closer to shore around south stack and trearddur bay. Fish came on board steady throughout the day, nothing really special, a few decent pollock and coalies, enough to keep everyone happy and a good variety of species, 12 in all. Noteable catches of the day were an 8lb huss and an 11oz colourful cuckoo wrasse. The mackerel were patchy, but plenty were caught. We would get one 'hit' where everyone one on the boat caught a string full, then they would vanish as quickly as they appeared. Happened like this throughout the day, waiting maybe an hour before they hit again. Got to say Gethyn worked hard to keep the brews flowin and to find the marks and fish in conditions which were not ideal.

Mick Mac

High/Day/22-06-2005
Bait: rag

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fishing about 1 mile out betwen brighton marina.3 pound bass .tasted nice.

rickfowler

High/Low/Day/12-06-2005
Bait: Peeler, Lug, Black etc

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To say the weather was rough was ia a small under statement, wind speed was force 5 to 6 and picked up as the day progressed, fishing was difficult as effort was needed to keep your stomach together as well as keeping upright with the swell, at the 4 mile mark a few mackeral were landed and then sea sickness hit a few of the anglers onboard, Alan the skipper of Warrior racked his brains to think of a spot that he could head for in the north westerly winds, we headed for the shelter of the Hoyle banks, sea state was better and the sea sickness left those that had been affected, fishing resumed and while this trip was down as a Tope, Bream and Bass trip the anglers onboard settled for the dabs, gurnard and whiting that were being caught in the sheltered zone. A big thanks to Alan who worked hard all day to keep us in the shelter and who took a big risk getting us ashore at the earliest possible chance, needing 3 foot 10 inch as a min to get in to the harbour we surfed in on the waves with just 6 inches to spare. I had decieded early on not to bother even getting my rods out as the sea state would have made fishing impossible, but the waves soon rocked me to sleep.

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High/Day/12-06-2005
Bait: frozen sand eel, ragworm, lures and feathers

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Anglesey. launched off Traeth Bychan in warrior 165. Force 3 - 4 several boats out, many catching nothing. Two miles out at the rear of Moelfre island several small whiting caught and the ubiquitous dogfish. Poor day really. Reports of herring in the area. No mackerel.

Julian D

High/Day/10-06-2005
Bait: makrel flapper

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7 TOPE COUGHT ON 1 ROD BIGGEST 47.5LB SMALLEST 25LB. DAVE WHO I WAS FISHING WITH HOOKED SOMETHING HUGE, RAN ABOUT 150 YARDS AND CAME OFF. ABOUT 5 MILES OUT OF PWITHELI BEACH. RUNNIN LEDGER RIG WITH MAC FLAPPERS ON. Admin Note - Image either to large or not uploaded correctly, send image direct to the webmaster.

C.J.

High/Day/30-05-2005
Bait: Lug,Squid,Crab,Mackerel

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12 hour trip with Tony on his new boat Jensen 2 out of Rhyl,sailed with the lads from Cast & Catch,great day out,approx 15 different species caught 25 or so Smooth hounds landed,3 Bass,Skate,Gurnard,red & tub,Dragonette,Scad,Launce,Mackerel,Whiting,Codling,Dogs,Dab,Plaice,& starfish,sunshine all day,flat sea,good company,Pat won the biggest fish again,(I never bet against her)good food ,thanks to Ray. It doesnt get any better than this.

Cliff

High/Low/Day/27-05-2005
Bait: fresh black,crab,mackerel

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Fished on Andy Bradbury's boat today,the 'Blue Mink'.Had a load of doggies+dab,tope to 15lb,thornback to 13lb,bull huss to 9lb,smoothies to 12lb,codling just undersize and a few good size whiting.A very good day was had out by all,very good skipper.

Paul Ashton

High/Low/Day/23-05-2005
Bait: Mack Sqid Lug

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Fished cearnarfon Bay on Andy Owens Boat Morgan James weather blowy with gusts to 25 MPH north easterly Lots of Dogfish 52 Bullhuss and Thornbacks best Bull huss 11lb 10 oz Best Thornback &7lbs 8ozs only 1 Whiting caught on trip

Paul Whiting

High/Day/15-05-2005
Bait: lug

Report:

fished of southport only dabs .dabs and more dabs.

phil s

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High/Low/Day/14-05-2005
Bait: Lugworm, Mackerel, feathers

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Fishing 4 miles off Vicarstown, through the low water and up to high water, very slow all day. 4 small Codling, 2 half decent Dabs and several Dogfish around about 2 1/2 lbs. A bit early in the year I guess. Sorry no photographs, nothing worth snapping.

B Ridley

Low/Day/14-05-2005
Bait: Fresh black/ makerel

Report:

50+ dabs +whiting, codling, 1 gurnard and a flounder 1 mile off rossall hospital

Glenn

High/Day/14-05-2005
Bait: Peeler Crab Mackerel Squid lugworm

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Fished on Andy bradburys boat Blue Mink out of Fleetwoodfor the First Time had a good day out in difficult conditiond again blowy with gusts to 30 MPH North Easterly fished off Blackpool for Smoothhound Stary and Common ,Bullhuss ,Tope ,1 Tub Gurnard 3 Codling and a few Dabs best bullhuss 11lbs 8 caught best Smoothhound a common of 6 Lbs total around 20 best tope about 11 lbs 9 caught Good day More trips booked for later in the year

Paul Whiting

Low/Day/02-05-2005
Bait: Makerell, black lug, blow lug

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1 mile off hospital at Rossall, 3 Anglers, fished 9 - 3.30 low tide about 11 8 tope 6 to 18 lb 10 lost (one snapping 40ld line with 100lb wire) 40 dabs, 22 Whiting (small), 4 codling ,2 dogfish, 1 bullhuss and 1 gunard. Completeley forgot to take photos sorry.

G Hamer

High/Day/05-02-2005
Bait: lug and squid

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6 fishing caught well over 80 fish incl 7 pound cod and loads of massive whiting over 2lb on the ebb well worth hiring a boat out

john mc

High/Low/Day/17-01-2005
Bait: Frozen Black Lug, Squid, Razorfish

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Fished today aboard Jensen. Boarded at 5-50AM for a 6AM sail. Weather did'nt look to promising, but we set off in high spirits anyways. Once out in the river it was a lot calmer than we had expected, but then the rains came. A steady stream of small codling were being caught, then all of a sudden the sizes got bigger. Plenty of Codling above 2lbs were being caught. I got a nice fish of 4lbs 8oz only for Sparky to get one of 5lbs a few minutes later (this ended up the best fish of the day on jensen). At slack water, Tony decided to have a move, so we headed up towards mariners Wharf, on the way we stopped alongside Tony's son Simon boat, where he showed us a lovely Cod of 14lbs he had caught (jammy sod) The last couple of Hrs was not as prolific as the earler session, with a few Codling around the 3lbs mark, plus some nice whiting being caught. On the way in, Tony had a phone call from Warrior, saying they had a LARGE COD onboard. Once back at Mariners, the fish was weighed and photographed, a lovely specemin of 21lbs. All in all a very enjoyable day out, plenty of codlings, and them BIG ONES are out there. Happy Hunting, LJ.

Lucky John

High/Low/Day/Night24-12-2004
Bait: none

Report:

Respondinding to Brian about the boat that you have accuired!r Brian I have sent you an Email regardinding the questions you have asked but had NO reply! r I hope that you have found it useful ?r Do not even think about trying to launch your newly accuired boat in the river mersey before speaking to the right people ! i.e. The boat handling and training centre at the bottom of Victoria rd. Newbrighton. or any of the boat fishing clubs ! I watched a boat a few weeks ago end up under the Seacombe Ferry. And the Fishermen onboard only lost their engine , but where so lucky not to loose their lives ! r So if you don't know anything about your new boat or the river Mersey ? You should try launching on the road side between the 2 slipways at Portland slip, Harrison Dr. (Boating Pool), It will so much safer ! Or trying to book onto one of the many charter boats fishing the river at the moment. MAL

mal

High/Low/Day/19-12-2004
Bait: Black Lug, Squid & Crab

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Fished the last trip of the year aboard Warrior, as usual the criac was goo d with the lads as well as Alan the skipper, we had a good day for 3 - 4lb Codling aboard as well as some good 2lb + Whiting, looking forward tot he wrecking trips that WSF has booked during 05.

Chris

High/Low/Day/Night07-12-2004
Bait: non

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I have acquired an 18 ft fishing boat and would like some general information about boating launching tides and what not if anyone can help plz e-mail me at brin251@blueyonder.co.uk.I look forward to whatever advice i can receive thanksr Brian

brian

High/Night06-12-2004
Bait: Squid & lug

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8lb skat caught in river oposit lairds slipway, abord the warrior

Phil

High/Day/04-12-2004
Bait: black n squid

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Fished 3hrs before high. Small tide 25.3 Onboard " Ocean Star " Skipper Ray Spotswood. Some guys have been asking to go fishing on a boat in the River but haven't fished this way before. So with it being such a small tide I decided to book the boat approx 2mths ago. Well, we could have booked the boat 4 times over with the demand. So eventually with the way you have to fish the River Mersey, and the problem of novice fishermen (or should I say fisherpeople, because of the Lady onboard) we had to keep the numbers to 7. Tracy's husband Brian had never fished before, so I lent him my old faithful uptider that Ken Watson personly made for myself some many years ago. Do you want to go for big ones or loads of little ones I asked? The answer was, ;" I want to catch a biggun" !r O.K. so I helped bait him up with the manditory 4 black lug on a pennel 5/0 wide gape hook rig. " That looks like a wackin cumberland sausage" he said.r I said" wait for the icing"!, and stuffed a whole Squid on the end. r First cast and within 15mins he was in contact with the BIGGUN !r With a little help and encouragement from myself and the skipper Ray Spotswood the BIGGUN was eventually onboard. 15lb40z. We need a bigger boat was the cry from Brian who had never fished before ( The stuffy xxxx)r To round it all off the last drop of the day his beautiful wife got another Cod of 4lbs. Theres alot to say about bigginers luck ! What a crackin day !And another wonderful sight that I've never seen so far up theMersey was watching a lonesome Porpoise breaking the surface on its way towards Runcorn. A day I will always remember. Thanks.

mal

High/Day/02-12-2004
Bait: Fresh Lug & frozen, squid, & makerel

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Great day on the Mersey Lass, up from Wallacy Town Hall all day. Mainly whiting & dabs with one tiddler of a cod. Used big baits on pennel rigs. Still questing for a decent codling!Till next time then.

Sconeheads & Yuppie

High/Day/21-11-2004
Bait: Lug, crab, prawn & squid

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Fished with the lads from the site on our second trip aboard Halcyon Days, I still can't get over the space available on this boat! The fishing was slow as it was for everyone, but there was a steady stream of whiting, dabs and a few codling in the 2-3lb bracket including one for meeself so i was happy! Thanks to Sven for organising a top trip.

Karl K

High/Night21-11-2004
Bait: black,squid,mack,

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Fished 4hrs up 1down onboard Ocean Star. Plenty of whitting and small codling up to 4lb. The bigger ones should start to show in the next week or two. Everyone enjoyed the crack. Also the Bacon Sausage batches, coffee and tea provided. All looking forward to the next trip.

mal,stuey.

High/Day/21-11-2004
Bait: Lug, crab, prawn & squid

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Fished with the lads from the site on our second trip aboard Halcyon Days, I still can't get over the space available on this boat! The fishing was slow as it was for everyone, but there was a steady stream of whiting, dabs and a few codling in the 2-3lb bracket including one for meeself so i was happy! Thanks to Sven for organising a top trip.

Karl K

High/Night21-11-2004
Bait: black,squid,mack,

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Fished 4hrs up 1down onboard Ocean Star. Plenty of whitting and small codling up to 4lb. The bigger ones should start to show in the next week or two. Everyone enjoyed the crack. Also the Bacon Sausage batches, coffee and tea provided. All looking forward to the next trip.

mal,stuey.

Low/Day/09-11-2004
Bait: Black, Razor, Squid

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Fished aboard Warrior for the first of the winter trips with WSF, as normal Alan was as happy as a sand boy, the fishing was slow as expected but all rods showed fish, a few early Cod showed heaviest being 9.5lb to Lol Wells, others included 3.5lb and 2.5lb to Graham and Damien, I took a small strap conger and the whiting were showing in numbers most of the day, and as normal the sausage buttys and teas kept us all going for the 6 hr trip.

Chris

High/Day/07-11-2004
Bait: lug, squid, mackeral

Report:

Went out with the lads from the site on the boat Halcyon Days - and what a boat - take a football with you cause if the fishings slow you could always have a game the deck is that big! We caught loads of whiting, flatties one cod to Mick nad I got a small ray

Karl K

High/Day/07-11-2004
Bait: squid and crab

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Fished onbroad the Halcyon Days on sun morning, six hour trip in the mersey. Lots of very good size whiting and dabs were caught all through the session plus one thornie of about 5 1/2lb for Karl K and a one wee codling of 2 1/2lb for meself. Its a good stable boat and the skipper provided plenty of brews and bacon butties. Looking forward to the next trips http://www.wirralseafishing.co.uk/reportpics/miccod.jpg

Mick Mac

Low/Night18-10-2004
Bait: black lug and squid

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Fished onboard The Ocean Star. Capt. Ray Spoyswood. 5 Anglers. Good bunch of lads! 12 codling, 4 strap congers, whitting. 2 bacon sandwiches and 4 cups of tea. Who could ask for more ? Can;t wait until December for the Partridge!

MAL

Low/Day/10-10-2004
Bait: feathers- mackerel

Report:

managed to get my boat out yesterday me and a friend bit choppy we went out off carreg Ddu. morfa nefyn. nothing much about a couple of mackies one big wrass a couple of decent pollack. four launce and one sandeel.r will be trying again next weekend weather permitting.

warrior

Low/Day/10-10-2004
Bait: Lug/Mackerel/Squid

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Josam (Alaska500)r r Fished the river (Mersey, Oglet) on Sunday, quite a few boats out, but not a great deal happening just yet, smallish whiting in the main. r Cod(ling) are in though, caught 3, one just about size limit released, one about 2.5lb kept for pan and one over 10lb returned due infections/wounds on sides. Of course this is nothing to do with the water quality as these fish have only just entered the river. Things can only get better. Roll on Winter.

Martin

High/Day/29-09-2004
Bait: feathers

Report:

catching plenty of macs off pen y chain on my own boat the guy who wanders what the small silver fish are that the macs are feeding on they are whitebait or sandeels i see them attacking frequently out on the boat ive even seen bass attacking them aswell

warrior

Low/Night21-08-2004
Bait: pollock

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just out of tudwiliog beach started fettering for bait got 10 pollock nothing big and 1 mackral .put ancor down just before dark bottom fishingr had 3lbs bass on mackral bait plus 40-45lbs tope on pollock dead bait

rob brookes

High/Low/Day/15-08-2004
Bait: Jelly Worms, Sand eel, Mackerel

Report:

Fished aboard Warrior, and as normal a fantastic days fishing, Alan really knows how to look after us, a stop for some Mackerel and then off to the wrecks a good show of Pollack from all the wrecks visited, and then back to the 1st to anchor up, Conger and more Pollock was the result, then off to Alans secret mark for Black Bream, (not that much of a secret) as we were followed in by other charters, but the Bream showed as well as plenty of Dab, all in all a good day out.

Chris - Webmaster

High/Low/Day/15-08-2004
Bait: Jellyworms, Redgills, Mackerel, Sandeel

Report:

Out from Rhyl on the WSFA/Warrior trip, and we had another great day. A potential engine problem reduced Alan's range to the near wrecks, but he still put us onto some fish. r The mackerel weren't very numerous (unlike the weevers), but we got enough for bait on the first couple of stops, then had a few drifts over a couple of wrecks. Again, the fish didn't come aboard in any numbers, but steady catches of pollock, gurnard, whiting and pouting kept us happy. I got an association record grey gurnard that actually might be a good fish, even at 10oz! One of its spines is still in me thumb.r We anchored over one of the wrecks for a while, but the snags totalled more than the fish, I think. LOL and Chris both caught congers; LOL's was bigger, and gave MickMac some fun trying to sack it.r Ended the day near the windfarm, where loads of small dabs were caught, more gurnard, whiting, dogs, a small huss, and a tiny tope for me, which embarrassingly fills the vacant assoc. record at just over 4lb.r Finally, Chris got a black bream, to the delight of at least two boats.r By now the sea was getting a little choppy and the wind a bit cooler, and it was time to get back. Did everyone else catch the big tailbacks on the A55?!

Steve J H

Low/Day/20-07-2004
Bait: Mackerel

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Fished about 2 miles from bar light, and caught Tope after Tope (around 40 where boated) with largest around 35lb. Bait used was fresh mackeral which was feathered with ease. We also caught large Tub and Red Gurnard as well as the normal doggies ect. Great day's fishing. r

Alan-P-

High/Day/20-07-2004
Bait: Frozen Peeler

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Fished from 11.30am til 2.30pm with Tim....i did`nt get an offer all afternoon.....Tim had 3 flounders and 1 eel all on fresh ungutted black...he missed a few bites as well.

Big Kev

High/Day/19-07-2004
Bait: lug feathers

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Fished on Incentive off Rhos. Nice day, loads of mackerel (good size). Some dabs and plaice. Few gurnards. 1 doggie. 5 hour trip.

B and B

High/Low/Day/18-07-2004
Bait: Jelly Worms

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Fished a WSFA Boat out from Rhyl aboard the Warrior, as noarmal ALan looked after us and put us on the fish, we ened up closer to the Isle or Man than to Rhyl at the last Wreck, main species caught :r Pollock - Cod - Tope - Pouting - Colie - Gurnard r All rods (11) caught fish - Great day had by all.

Chris - Webmaster

High/Low/Day/18-07-2004
Bait: mackerel & sandeel

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Fished onboard Warrior out of Rhyl on a wrecking trip. Weather was good but the sea was a tad choppy. We stopped to pick up a few mackerel first and it didn't take long to get enough for the session. The first 2 wrecks we went to were a tad quite with only one or two small pollock caught, so the skipper decided to head well out to sea towards the IOM. This wreck proved much more productive with everyone catching pollock on jellies and hokkais, with a few coalies, pouting and mackerel thrown in for good measure. The better fish started to come in once the skipper dropped anchor close to this wreck. Nice tope round the 12-15lb mark for Karl and SteveJH, Karl also lost a bigger one in after it tangled a few lines. I came back from a trip to the bog to find an 8lb 6oz cod had snaffled me bait, a mackerel belly, bit pleased with that one :) a good day out on the waves.

Mick Mac

Low/Day/18-07-2004
Bait: hokkais, redgills, "Power Worms"(!), mackerel

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Went out on the WSFA wrecking trip from Rhyl onboard Warrior.r We had an excellent day - dry, sunny, not TOO rough, and plenty of fish all round the boat.r Stopped for some mack on the way out, and got plenty. And a grey gurnard.r First and second wrecks didn't produce, but the third one was a different matter. Plenty of pollock to various lures: the red-tailed Power Worm was the most commonly used and seemed to do the trick. I only caught one myself, and didn't have another successful drift until one of the final ones when I got two pout on hokkais.r After that we anchored up for an hour or two, and mackerel flappers got me my second-ever (and biggest) tope, estimated to be 12lb, doggie, pouting and bull huss. This was weighed at 5.5lb, and is apparently the association record! Quite impressive to people who don't know how big they grow, or how new the list is... r Elsewhere, Carl's tope - the one that didn't get away - and MickMac's cod were the catches of the day. Skipper Alan was very helpful, as was Lol fishing next to me. Thank you. There weren't too many crossed lines: nobody started fighting, anyway. And Chris Webbo kindly gave the rest of us more room by sleeping Saturday night off for several hours downstairs.r r Steve

Steve J H

High/Day/06-07-2004
Bait: Mackerel

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Managed a day aboard Judy B (cracking boat and good company) fishing out of Pwllheli.r Caught my 1st ever Black Bream then lost count .Also caught plenty Big doggies and Lsd (not caught a Huss for a few years) a few Mackerel and a single Red Gurnard also put in an appearance .No tope runs or bites but that can happen anywhere.r A big thank you to the guys from the town who kindly let me joinn the crew for the day

Elmag

High/Day/08-06-2004
Bait: worm mackrel

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set off with skipper tony parry http://www.fish-jensen.co.uk/ 6 am for 10 hours ..went about 7 miles out ..then at about 1 ish tried for some conger no luck but plenty of dab all round ,half a dozen mackrel,2 ray,4 gurnard,2 sea bream, and various small size fishr presnet on trip me(w01fM^N). bondy, big al and skipper tonyr big al with best fish reasonable thorn back rayr nice days fishing 3 hours to long though bagged enough by 12 noon .....r weather was good but cloudly,, water a bit chppy and very merky

w()1fM^N

Low/Day/30-05-2004
Bait: peeler crab

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fished just off harrison drive as tide started to flood in end of rock channel plenty of dabs and whiting also one smoothound nine and half pound plus one bass on spinner off end of groyne both in very shallow water

dennis price

High/Low/Day/16-05-2004
Bait: Jelly eels & Mackerel

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The fisrt of the WSFA charters aboard Warrior from Rhyl, the weather was perfect and the sea was like a mirror, we visited 3 wrecks in total and the catches were as follows;r Plaice, Gurnard, Dogs, Ray, Pollock, Pouting, Mackerel, Dabs & Whiting as well as one weaver.

Webmaster

High/Low/Day/16-05-2004
Bait: sandeel, jellyworms and redgills

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Fished on the Morgan James out of Y Felinheli, excellent day out with the sea like a mill pond, lots of fish and a very attentive skipper. We moved round a few wrecks each of them producing pollock. The fish were mainly on the small side, 2 to 4lb but the were quite a few bigger ones of 6 and 7 lb caught, with 7.5 being the biggest on the day. I caught around 10 pollock with the biggest 6.5lb, the majority were on a powerbait jellyworm, but the bigger fish were going for live sandeel

Mick Mac

High/Day/10-04-2004
Bait: lug, mackerel

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Went out on Starida from Beaumaris. Usually go out of Rhos so was surprised when we made straight for the Orme. Out from 0830 to 1630. 2 points off the Orme and 1 off Anglesey. Mainly whiting, some good size. Few small flatties. Quite a few doggies. On the very last cast of the day, a thornback ray 10lbs, most unexpected. Ray caught on large chunk of mackerel. Also used Hokkais baited with fresh lug, caught good whiting.

B and B

High/Low/Day/29-03-2004
Bait: Squid, Lug.

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Fished Trefor low to high water. Wind northerly 3-4 so there was a fair swell. Fishing was slow with only doggies and a scorpian fish for variety. Anybody know where the flatties are in this area, we have fished it for a year and had 0!!!!!! Poor days fishing but a good laugh.

Steve Bridger

Low/Day/27-03-2004
Bait: Squid and Mackrel

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fished off raven's head, 2 and a half hours, overcast day, light winds, poor all day, Danny caught the biggest fish the shame of the size coz the bait was bigger. roll on the summer coz thats when the mackrel and the tope follow! but atleast we blew the cobwebs off the boat and out of the engine! have a look of this for a fish! G.W

Gary W and Danny Mc

Low/Day/15-02-2004
Bait: lug, suey & squid

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Fished the annual interclub match in the Mersey between Wirral Boat Angling Club & Sefton Sea Anglers. The comp was fished on the basis of each boat weighing in their 3 heaviest Cod. The result was close with Wirral running out eventual winners 65lb to 25lb!!!. Fished on board 'Caffreys' with Baldy Keith & Pancake Pete. We fished off the Eaglet (down river of the Pier Head) & had a good day with our 3 Cod totalling 21lb 12oz. Biggest was 9lb 4oz with another of 8lb plus. All fish came on the ebb on 6'0 pennel baited with 2 blow lug, 2 suey & a whole squid.

Butty

High/Low/Day/15-02-2004
Bait: lug crab squid

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Fished the annual challenge match WBAC against Sefton SAC three best cod per boat,generally a bit slow with the best catch and biggest fish to Cafferys wbac with 3 cod for 21lb+ with a biggest fish of 9lb 3oz.We had three small codling which were undersize and returned and an 8lb fish which was second heaviest on the day.Wirral won with 65lb+ to 25lb+ so the trophy stays in our cabinet for another year.

Ken Dunn

High/Low/Day/Night18-01-2004
Bait: Black, Squid & Mackerel

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Fished the last of the WSF charter trips aboard Warrior, again anther great trip and very enjoyable, i was out with a party of beginners and I have to say Alan was only to eager to help and give advice, the fishing was almost non stop from the start with Whiting and Dabs being the main catch, the main boat trips this tear are being ran by the WSFA however all winter trips will be ran by WSF and open to all, as soon as the dates are set and the boats arranged i will place the detials on the website, i hope to use both Warrior and Jenson for the trips within the Mersey for the cod.

Webmaster

High/Low/Day/28-12-2003
Bait: Black , Crab

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Fished aboard Warrior in the River Mersey, with a 30ft tide the fishing was difficult, i ended up with Whiting and Dab.

Webmaster

High/Day/20-12-2003
Bait: Lug, Crab ,Makeral, Sand eel

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Fished Mersey Lass over the top of the tide, 6.00am til 11.00 .Weather was quite mild but the rain was a nuisance. Slow going at first but the bites improved as the tide eased and we were catching good whiting and the odd dab over slack water. One cod caught that weighed in at just over8 pounds, Bites dropped of again as the tide picked up. Other boats reported much the same as us. I think there may be less cod in the river this year but the average weight seems to be greater, also it is heartening that the shore anglers are picking up good fish as well. Merry Christmas. Jim Parry

Jim Parry

High/Day/23-11-2003
Bait: baby squid,lug,mackeral

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Fished out in Caernarfon Bay aboard ChrisP's boat.It was a nice day,plus the fish were biting.Between Chris,Phil and myself we had a shed load of whiting,LSD's and bullhuss.I also had the good fortune of catching 2 Thornback ray weighing in at 10lb each,with all credit going to Chris's navigational skills for putting us right on the skate hole.All in all a great day out and a big thank you to Chris for the trouble he takes to ensure that everyone has a great day.Top Man.

steve duffy

High/Day/09-11-2003
Bait: lug squid mackeral

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another trip on prawnstar .not much 2 get excited about.a few small whiting and steve lost the fish of a lifetime coz he cant tie knots.we are new to fishing on the mersey.can any1 tell me where 2 go 2 catch sum decent fish?

andy

High/Low/Day/02-11-2003
Bait: lug crab squid

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Fished the third round of the Wirral Boat Club winter league launching at dawn from the slipway for the best 10 cod.No boats managed 10 but a few had 5 or 6 best of which was ALABAR with a catch about 15lbs best fish was 6lb 11oz to Dawn Mist and a further three 6lb fish weighed in.Us on In The Red managed two for 5lb 4oz slowly improving sport.

Ken Dunn.

High/Low/Day/02-11-2003
Bait: Squid Parcels, Peeler, Black & Mackerel

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Fished on board the Warrior for the first of the River Cod Trips that are booked, with a few spots tried out, the fishing was in general slow, we did manage Whiting and 1 Codling aboard the boat, however Dave W lost what could have been the catch of the year !!! the cod that he lost was estimated to be around 8lb !! well that will teach him to ask for the net ... Steve H also lost a decent conger, but as we were not targeting them the tackle was not set up, so the 20lb snood had no chance once it thrashed around on the surface, all in all a very enjoyable day, the predicted weather never arrived and it was a sight to see when the old Cammel Lairds cranes were blown up at 11am.

Webmaster

Low/Day/25-10-2003
Bait: sandeel

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Had to go out to take the mooring up today, bucketing down and NW not far off gale not my idea of fun. Well OK it was. Had to wet a line and had bass and a sea trout, all returned. Glad we had some protedtion from the bar though.

ChrisP

High/Day/20-10-2003
Bait: small flatty

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Set out with boat from NewBrighton headed through the cut with intension to go to hilbre weather quite rough so decided to stay in channel were large orang bouy use to be. My son had rod with 3 hooks on and me the same, wife reading paper. Fishing was hectic loads of flatties so decided to have cuppa son said he had another and i said you have 3 hooks on. Wanting to finish my cuppa he said dad you better look. I said you got 3 hooks on thinking another cuppa i was just about to take another swig of drink when wife pointed at son seasoreing on the side of the boat. I made a grab for the rod and struck the rod headed for the sea and i struggled to set drag. I would say the fish was about 25ib couldnt swere as the wife and son wouldnt let me bring it in the boat as they had been stroking similar at blue planet. Anyway my point always set your drag just incase u do hook something substancial as you may say goodbye to your gear.

Les Mullin

High/Day/19-10-2003
Bait: fresh mack

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Started with a net for eel, nothing but the tide was very small and I have never sen the water so clear. Wind kicked up so decided to fish the straits. Tried Fforyd Swatchway for a while, nothing then a move further up. Had over 300 fish, 2 Macks, 6 herring and the rest cod to 1 1/2lb and some sizable whiting, pouting and gurnard, tub and red. Wind 5 to 6 by the time we came in.

ChrisP

Low/Day/19-10-2003
Bait: squid, mackerel, whitebait, black lug, rag

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Fished aboard "boys own" for a general fishing trip (party of 10, 8 beginners!!) Weather closed in very quickly and we had to settle behind the horn for shelter, we managed 2 hours north of the horn first. Caught only mackrell in odd ones and twos, a few lads started picking up odd whiting but small, switched to squid (skipper said thats only good for cooking!!!) started to catch whiting very quickly and bigger and 4 flatties. After moving to the west of horn we really struggled for bites and only rag caught consistantly (every 15mins!) catching whiting.

Alan "phantumpoet"

High/Low/Day/19-10-2003
Bait: Lug Crab Squid

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Fished the second round of wirral boat clubs winter league for best 5 cod in the river.Managed to catch 3 good Thornbacks to 11lb (Chris) 3 strap congers several large Dabs and Whiting Lost one good fish but NO Cod not even an undersize one.Some boats did catch up to 3 Cod with the winners Dawn Mist with 3 for about 15lb,second was Nirvana with 3 for 13lb.Very good turnout for the 7:30am start.

Ken Dunn

Low/Day/19-10-2003
Bait: squid, mackerel, whitebait, black lug, rag

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Fished aboard "boys own" for a general fishing trip (party of 10, 8 beginners!!) Weather closed in very quickly and we had to settle behind the horn for shelter, we managed 2 hours north of the horn first. Caught only mackrell in odd ones and twos, a few lads started picking up odd whiting but small, switched to squid (skipper said thats only good for cooking!!!) started to catch whiting very quickly and bigger and 4 flatties. After moving to the west of horn we really struggled for bites and only rag caught consistantly (every 15mins!) catching whiting.

Alan "phantumpoet"

Low/Day/19-10-2003
Bait: squid, mackerel, whitebait, black lug, rag

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Fished aboard "boys own" for a general fishing trip (party of 10, 8 beginners!!) Weather closed in very quickly and we had to settle behind the horn for shelter, we managed 2 hours north of the horn first. Caught only mackrell in odd ones and twos, a few lads started picking up odd whiting but small, switched to squid (skipper said thats only good for cooking!!!) started to catch whiting very quickly and bigger and 4 flatties. After moving to the west of horn we really struggled for bites and only rag caught consistantly (every 15mins!) catching whiting.

Alan "phantumpoet"

Low/Day/19-10-2003
Bait: squid, mackerel, whitebait, black lug, rag

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Fished aboard "boys own" for a general fishing trip (party of 10, 8 beginners!!) Weather closed in very quickly and we had to settle behind the horn for shelter, we managed 2 hours north of the horn first. Caught only mackrell in odd ones and twos, a few lads started picking up odd whiting but small, switched to squid (skipper said thats only good for cooking!!!) started to catch whiting very quickly and bigger and 4 flatties. After moving to the west of horn we really struggled for bites and only rag caught consistantly (every 15mins!) catching whiting.

Alan "phantumpoet"

High/Low/Day/21-09-2003
Bait: Fresh Mackerel

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Fished of Bar light with Fresh mackeral and could not stop catching tope.r Fish up to 25 pounds where weighed and ran out of bait after landing about 25-30 fish plus loseing a bunch more in the process. Some of the best Tope fishing I have ever had.r

Alan

Low/Day/20-09-2003
Bait: Lug,rag,Mackerel and squid

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Three of us set sail on our maiden voyage from New Brighton at approx 1000 to our exciting venue just off the Brazil bouy at Perch Rock.Pestered by weavers initially but Neil started the ball rolling with a cod of about 2lbs followed by another of about 1lb both to lug. Andy was up next with a good sized bull huss(squid) which unfortunately made a break for freedom within arms reach of bringing it in. Andy's dad blanked but still thoroughly enjoyed the time out as we all did.For a maiden voyage all went extremely well,with us all looking forward to the next venture.

Neil and Andy

High/Low/Day/20-09-2003
Bait: Fresh lug and rag

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Launched at Ainsdale at 12.30 pm today with my dad and mate Andy B,went up by the shipping lane on the mersey,it was very slow to say the least i had 3 doggies dad had 1 tiny whiting as did andy.Going Blackpool way tommorrow to see whats up that way.

Phil Humphries

High/Day/14-09-2003
Bait: sandeel,mackerel,baby whiting

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Fished with ChrisP,his son Chris and a few of ChrisP,s mates in and around Carnarvon bay.Chris used the power of music to subdue the LUMPY sea and then all was fine.Using the mentioned baits we caught some nice bass,including my first ever.Chris,s son did best with one well over 4lb.A good laugh was had by all,and with the great weather made for a good day out.Thanks again to ChrisP.r Steve Duffy

Steve Duffy

High/Day/07-09-2003
Bait: Fresh mackerel

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Fished aboard ChrisP boat yesterday. Tried to get out over Caernafon Bar, but no go. We drifted a bit and got about 40 mackerel as quickly as we could, it was quite a bumpy ride to say the least. Chris then decided it would not be in our interests to get any further out, so we headed for the shelter of the Menai Straits. Fishing was slow to say the least, but as usual Chris tried all his favourite marks, with little success. i caught a nice Black Bream, Chris himself caught a couple of Pollock. A friend of mine (recent addition to WSF forum) Stu Baker was with us. He caught a few mackerel and was absolutely made up. Although it rained most of the day, the fish were in short supply we still had a good laugh as usual. Chris, there is more to the day than catching fish mate. Thanks again, LJ.

Lucky John

High/Low/Day/02-09-2003
Bait: live sandeel and mackeral

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spent a brilliant day out with chris p(A.K.A> jammy sod) around carenarvon bay, went along with lj(the dogmeister) and a couple of mates of mine, caught steadily throughout day, bass, ballen and cuckoo wrasse,black bream,pollack, bull huss and of course the usuall doggies and mackeral, plus one solitary weaver(thank god) the weather was great (apart from half an hour when the wind got up and it got decidedly choppy)and the company better, cant wait to repeat it

big dave

High/Day/31-08-2003
Bait: Fresh Mackerel/Live Sandeels

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Fished aboard ChrisP boat on Sunday with Chris, Big Dave and 2 Of his mates. First off was a spot of Mackerel bashing for bait, plenty were about as well. Then off over towards Trefor looking for Black Bream, whilst fishing the reef, a few Black Bream were caught, plenty of Ballan Wrasse, a couple of Cuckoo Wrasse, plenty of small Pollack, a small Bull-Huss and the usual catch of doggies. The water got a bit choppy so Chris decided to head over towards Llanwyn Island see if any Bass were playing. Not long after we got there, Steve got his 1st ever Bass, ChrisP hooked a couple of nice Bass and Big dave 1, yours truly and Mark did'nt get a sniff, also some large mackerel caught and a couple more Pollack. We then headed over towards dinass to drift in the channel, Steve got himself another Bass, and then Chris decided to make a mockery of us all by pulling 4 more Bass in. Eventually and reluctantly we decided to call it a day and headed back in. All in all another top day in good company, many thanks again to Chris.

Lucky John

Low/Day/25-08-2003
Bait: mackerel,squid, black lug

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Fished on the Mersey lass west from the bar not much on the bottom some good size gurnard and a 12lb thornback ray came in generally the fishing woz poor but I have never seen so many mackerel.r Looking forward to the next boat trip in the winter for cod. r

Big Dave Mersey Pirates

Low/Day/25-08-2003
Bait: mackerel,squid, black lug

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Fished on the Mersey lass west from the bar not much on the bottom some good size gurnard and a 12lb thornback ray came in generally the fishing woz poor but I have never seen so many mackerel.r Looking forward to the next boat trip in the winter for cod. r

Big Dave Mersey Pirates

High/Low/Day/24-08-2003
Bait: Fresh Mackerel, Black Lugworm Ragworm

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Fished the charter today with a few of the lads from the site, nice to meet some of the newer members of WSF. It was a general fishing trip, and general species were caught, with Mackerel being the most productive bait. Myself i caught plenty of mackerel, 4 small whiting, a couple of Small Red Gurnard, and shedloads of Doggies. A very nice Thornie was caught by the skipper Ray, i think it was about 12lbs, SteveH also had a Thornie. Nice day to be out on the water, and the crack was good as usual. LJ.

Lucky John

High/Low/Day/24-08-2003
Bait: mackerel, rag, lug & sandeel

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Fished with the WSF crew on Sunday on board the St Claire. Second mackerel stop provided plenty of bait and then it was a short steam to the first mark by the bar lighthouse. Fish from the off with dogs, gurnards and mackerel caught all round the boat. There were also a couple of small dabs. After a few hours of this Webmaster made the call to move to another mark, which proved to be the right call. Two thornies straightaway for Steve and the skipper who were both uptiding large mackerel baits. Skippers’ weighing in at over 12lb. Thankfully there were a lot less dogs at the second mark giving me the opportunity to downtide big mackerel baits trying for a thornie but no joy. This second mark did produce a few more gurnards and a lot more BIG mackerel. My own catch, countless dogs and mackerel (nice one @1lb 10oz took home for me breakfast), 3 gurnard, 1 dab. Perfect weather, a bit of craic, a good days fishing.

Mick Mac

High/Low/Day/24-08-2003
Bait: Fresh Mackerel, Black Lugworm Ragworm

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Fished the charter today with a few of the lads from the site, nice to meet some of the newer members of WSF. It was a general fishing trip, and general species were caught, with Mackerel being the most productive bait. Myself i caught plenty of mackerel, 4 small whiting, a couple of Small Red Gurnard, and shedloads of Doggies. A very nice Thornie was caught by the skipper Ray, i think it was about 12lbs, SteveH also had a Thornie. Nice day to be out on the water, and the crack was good as usual. LJ.

Lucky John

High/Low/Day/24-08-2003
Bait: mackerel, rag, lug & sandeel

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Fished with the WSF crew on Sunday on board the St Claire. Second mackerel stop provided plenty of bait and then it was a short steam to the first mark by the bar lighthouse. Fish from the off with dogs, gurnards and mackerel caught all round the boat. There were also a couple of small dabs. After a few hours of this Webmaster made the call to move to another mark, which proved to be the right call. Two thornies straightaway for Steve and the skipper who were both uptiding large mackerel baits. Skippers’ weighing in at over 12lb. Thankfully there were a lot less dogs at the second mark giving me the opportunity to downtide big mackerel baits trying for a thornie but no joy. This second mark did produce a few more gurnards and a lot more BIG mackerel. My own catch, countless dogs and mackerel (nice one @1lb 10oz took home for me breakfast), 3 gurnard, 1 dab. Perfect weather, a bit of craic, a good days fishing.

Mick Mac

Low/Day/24-08-2003
Bait: Mackerel, razorfish

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Went out on the second WSF charter on Sunday. Plenty of mackerel feathered up for the freezer - some good sized fish, too. Also a couple of weavers and small whiting around the boat. r Started bottom-fishing at anchor, and everyone got loads of doggies for the rest of the day; also gurnard, tiny dabs, more mackerel and whiting, and even a scad. Tried moving later on to see if anything else would turn up, but we got more of the same.r Great weather, calm seas and a friendly crowd - not as noisy as the other lot!

Steve J H

High/Low/Day/23-08-2003
Bait: live eel, mack

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Fished Saturday and Sunday from low up to high. The fishing is definately picking up. Caught Macks to 2lb+ and loads of joeys all frozen up for when the fresh dissapear. Bass, Bream, Huss, Red and Grey Gurnard, Pollack, Ballan and Cuccoo Wrasse, Lesser Weaver, Welsh Wahoo and Trigger fish.r Still go 2 of the triggers alive in the tank at home, The water temp offshore has hit 60. The second peel is just starting so expect the Tope back any time.

chrisp

High/Low/Day/23-08-2003
Bait: Mackerel Jellies

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Fished on the Jensen,didn,t get a breakfast as it was a bank holiday & the cook was pissed from an allnighter.r Grey overcast flat calm with bits of drizzle but very warm all day,got plenty of Mackies & a few Gurnard,moved to a couple of wrecks & got into the Pollock but not in great numbers,same on the next,decided to anchor up for a while but the slight breeze kept giving the "other" side of the boat the advantage,got into conger but don,t use flappers as these only feed the pout,used whole fish with just the tail removed. Had a few more drifts later then went to the rough ground Yippee!!!!! caught my first ling.r Not the greatest trip but still very enjoyable & a new species for the list.

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Low/Day/23-08-2003
Bait: live eel, mack

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Fished Saturday and Sunday from low up to high. The fishing is definately picking up. Caught Macks to 2lb+ and loads of joeys all frozen up for when the fresh dissapear. Bass, Bream, Huss, Red and Grey Gurnard, Pollack, Ballan and Cuccoo Wrasse, Lesser Weaver, Welsh Wahoo and Trigger fish.r Still go 2 of the triggers alive in the tank at home, The water temp offshore has hit 60. The second peel is just starting so expect the Tope back any time.

chrisp

High/Low/Day/23-08-2003
Bait: Mackerel Jellies

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Fished on the Jensen,didn,t get a breakfast as it was a bank holiday & the cook was pissed from an allnighter.r Grey overcast flat calm with bits of drizzle but very warm all day,got plenty of Mackies & a few Gurnard,moved to a couple of wrecks & got into the Pollock but not in great numbers,same on the next,decided to anchor up for a while but the slight breeze kept giving the "other" side of the boat the advantage,got into conger but don,t use flappers as these only feed the pout,used whole fish with just the tail removed. Had a few more drifts later then went to the rough ground Yippee!!!!! caught my first ling.r Not the greatest trip but still very enjoyable & a new species for the list.

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Day/22-08-2003
Bait: jellies

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sailed out from amlwych aboard the predator on a wrecking trip. 38 miles off the coast is a long way but the trip was well worth it with pollack to 14 and a half pounds thumping on the deck. Ling to 12 pounds and even the odd coalfish. The skipper Steve was a perfect teacher for me and my mates ,who are more used to the menai straits, with plenty of tea and chicken soup for dinner it was the perfect day. I,d advise anyone thinking of a wrecking trip to use this boat... only word to describe the day brilliant.

andy grey

High/Low/Day/22-08-2003
Bait: mackrel,squid,lug

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7 hour trip on "incentive" boat, out of rhos-on-sea, fished off great orm and rhos, not too far out due to rough seas.r everyone caught well, mackrel(lots), red gurnard, doggies, and a couple of weaver's("im not touchin it, you do it!").r Great day, recomend the skipper + his knowledgeable helper. (see the website at www.incentivefishing.co.uk for more details)r Would have caught more speceies if the sea wasnt as rough and we'd have gone further out, but its mackrel for tea, and plenty for the freezer for the next shore trip, tight lines (no snags) simon

simon collier

High/Day/22-08-2003
Bait: jellies

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sailed out from amlwych aboard the predator on a wrecking trip. 38 miles off the coast is a long way but the trip was well worth it with pollack to 14 and a half pounds thumping on the deck. Ling to 12 pounds and even the odd coalfish. The skipper Steve was a perfect teacher for me and my mates ,who are more used to the menai straits, with plenty of tea and chicken soup for dinner it was the perfect day. I,d advise anyone thinking of a wrecking trip to use this boat... only word to describe the day brilliant.

andy grey

High/Low/Day/22-08-2003
Bait: mackrel,squid,lug

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7 hour trip on "incentive" boat, out of rhos-on-sea, fished off great orm and rhos, not too far out due to rough seas.r everyone caught well, mackrel(lots), red gurnard, doggies, and a couple of weaver's("im not touchin it, you do it!").r Great day, recomend the skipper + his knowledgeable helper. (see the website at www.incentivefishing.co.uk for more details)r Would have caught more speceies if the sea wasnt as rough and we'd have gone further out, but its mackrel for tea, and plenty for the freezer for the next shore trip, tight lines (no snags) simon

simon collier

High/Low/Day/17-08-2003
Bait: Fresh Caught Mackrel

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Fished off Warrior skippered by Alan out of Rhyl at Silly o'clockr On a general fishing trip.r Set off at 3.20an just as the last of the clubbers where staggering around r tryin to find a way home..Met up with a few lads and headed towards Wales.. Boat sailed at 5.00am,started fishing for the mackerel after a while had loads seen a few horse mack caught also..Webmaster supplied the breakfast in the form of Sausage barms.r My catch totalled 5 Tub Gurnard biggest being 2+lbs+ 1 GreyGurnard also caught my first ever Ling.r (was only a small one though),other species that came aboard where Dabs/Whiting/Dogs, was dreading catching Weaver as i heard that they where bringing them aboard like mackerel a few day before..but alas not one weaver was caught. Great day out,but got a bit choppy later on.

DaveW

High/Low/Day/10-08-2003
Bait: mackerel

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Went out from Conway on the Lady Gwen II for a 12 hr wrecking trip. Tried for a few mackerel first for bait and the second stop provided plenty within a matter of minutes. We anchored over the first wreck for an hour or so. Tried a flapper, but pout were ripping it to bits, so put on a whole mackerel instead. This lasted longer but didn’t catch me anything. Once the tide started to shift the boat around we tried a few drifts which produced a couple of pollack and pout. We moved around a number of wrecks and each of them produced a few fish, with the last wreck (the skipper’s banker) being the best. All on board got their fair share of pollack with 8lb being the best fish of the day. Other species included red, grey & tub gurnard, whiting, dogs & pouting. My own haul was half a dozen pollack between 3 & 5.5lb,a few pout and a luminous red gurnard (a 1st for me). Long strips of mackerel fished on a flying collar rig (redgill style) accounted for the majority and biggest fish.

Mick Mac

High/Low/Day/10-08-2003
Bait: mackerel

Report:

Went out from Conway on the Lady Gwen II for a 12 hr wrecking trip. Tried for a few mackerel first for bait and the second stop provided plenty within a matter of minutes. We anchored over the first wreck for an hour or so. Tried a flapper, but pout were ripping it to bits, so put on a whole mackerel instead. This lasted longer but didn’t catch me anything. Once the tide started to shift the boat around we tried a few drifts which produced a couple of pollack and pout. We moved around a number of wrecks and each of them produced a few fish, with the last wreck (the skipper’s banker) being the best. All on board got their fair share of pollack with 8lb being the best fish of the day. Other species included red, grey & tub gurnard, whiting, dogs & pouting. My own haul was half a dozen pollack between 3 & 5.5lb,a few pout and a luminous red gurnard (a 1st for me). Long strips of mackerel fished on a flying collar rig (redgill style) accounted for the majority and biggest fish.

Mick Mac

High/Low/Day/05-08-2003
Bait: Freshly caught Mackerel, Live Sandeel

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Fished aboard ChrisP boat on Sunday. 1st off was a spot of mackie bashing, nothing prolific, but some very nice macks taken, along with a couple of small red Gurnard. Then went over towards Llanwyn Island searching for Bass. Only Chris caught a Bass @ 2lbs, the rest of us had to make do with more mackerel. Then headed over towards Trefor looking for the Black Bream, and true to form Chris found them, another new species for myself, cracking fight on light tackle. Lee also caught his 1st Black Bream as well. We was in exalted company as we had the doggie king with us, Big Dave (sorry mate, had to put that in). A lovely day out on the water, good crack and the bonus of a few fish. Thanks to Chris once again for the trip. LJ.

LJ

High/Low/Day/02-08-2003
Bait: fresh mackrel,sandeel,rags

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Fished on the KerryKim yet again, pat the skipper looked after us as he Always does,we were soon into good quality mackrel from the off,30 mins of this hectic sport was all that was needed to get our fill, soon it was up anchor and off to hunt a tope or two,pat drop anchor on one of his favorite spots and soon we were into good bullhuss,more mackey and some superb red gurnard 5lbplus, dog followed by the shed full,but i had my mind set on Mr Tope,pat rigg.ed me up and over the side and into 190 ft it went pitty the tope were,nt playing ball that day as i missed two good pick ups,more big huss followed then it was time for pat to don the cooks apron,fish stew,burgers bacon butties ond loads of char were festoon on us MR TOPE didnt show but im back with me m8s on the 13th to kick butt

dave yardley

High/Low/Day/26-07-2003
Bait: Mackerel/jellies

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Fished off Conway Star on a 12hour wrecking trip.r Started off on a mackerel bash for bait with large numbers showing, full houses every time.r A few Launce caught also on the smaller hokias.r 1 Horse Mackerel caught also.r Moved on to several wrecks which produced numerous species including, large bronze Pouting,Whiting taking feathers,baited large Hokias produced Tub Gurnard to 5lb,Red Gurnard and Gray Gurnard.r The usual LSD's showed their snouts in numbers,BullHuss to 10lb,a few Thornies showed to 8lb.r Pollock in smaller numbers on jellies, largest around the 5lb mark.r Last wreck on way back produced a Ling but was lost before skipper could get it in net,around 3-3½ft mqrk. r Great day out sun shining most of the time, sea state was calm.

DaveW

High/Low/Day/26-07-2003
Bait: Mackerel/jellies

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Fished off Conway Star on a 12hour wrecking trip.r Started off on a mackerel bash for bait with large numbers showing, full houses every time.r A few Launce caught also on the smaller hokias.r 1 Horse Mackerel caught also.r Moved on to several wrecks which produced numerous species including, large bronze Pouting,Whiting taking feathers,baited large Hokias produced Tub Gurnard to 5lb,Red Gurnard and Gray Gurnard.r The usual LSD's showed their snouts in numbers,BullHuss to 10lb,a few Thornies showed to 8lb.r Pollock in smaller numbers on jellies, largest around the 5lb mark.r Last wreck on way back produced a Ling but was lost before skipper could get it in net,around 3-3½ft mqrk. r Great day out sun shining most of the time, sea state was calm.

DaveW

High/Low/Day/25-07-2003
Bait: Mackerel,Jellies

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Fished off Conway Star on a 12 hour wrecking trip off Great Orme.r Set out for a mackerel bash for bait, and bash it was, full houses every time.r A few Launce caught on smaller shrimp Hokias,Also 1 horse mackeral caught.r After an hour or so we headed out to the wrecks,Which produced several species and a few personal bests for me :)r Large baited Hokias produced Tub Gurnard to 5lb, Red and Grey Gurnard,r The usual LSD's showed their snouts in numbers,Bull Huss to 10lb,r Large bronze pouting, and whiting showing in large numbers to feathers around wrecks.r Pollock around in smaller numbers to 5lb on jelly worm.r Also a few Thornies to 8lbr Last wreck we visited on the way back a diving team had just finished their dives and where setting off on the way back,one of the divers shouts over "you can't see for fish down there, thousands of them!".and right he was,this wreck produced lots of fish amongst which a Ling but unfortunatley was lost on surface before skipper could net it, was around 3-3½ foot mark. I had heard somewhere that divers attract fish in this case the fishing was considerable better than the other wrecks, maybe there is truth in it?r The sun shined most of the day, sea state was calm.r And a friendly helpful skipper Mike made a great days fishing.

DaveW

High/Low/Day/25-07-2003
Bait: Mackerel,Jellies

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Fished off Conway Star on a 12 hour wrecking trip off Great Orme.r Set out for a mackerel bash for bait, and bash it was, full houses every time.r A few Launce caught on smaller shrimp Hokias,Also 1 horse mackeral caught.r After an hour or so we headed out to the wrecks,Which produced several species and a few personal bests for me :)r Large baited Hokias produced Tub Gurnard to 5lb, Red and Grey Gurnard,r The usual LSD's showed their snouts in numbers,Bull Huss to 10lb,r Large bronze pouting, and whiting showing in large numbers to feathers around wrecks.r Pollock around in smaller numbers to 5lb on jelly worm.r Also a few Thornies to 8lbr Last wreck we visited on the way back a diving team had just finished their dives and where setting off on the way back,one of the divers shouts over "you can't see for fish down there, thousands of them!".and right he was,this wreck produced lots of fish amongst which a Ling but unfortunatley was lost on surface before skipper could net it, was around 3-3½ foot mark. I had heard somewhere that divers attract fish in this case the fishing was considerable better than the other wrecks, maybe there is truth in it?r The sun shined most of the day, sea state was calm.r And a friendly helpful skipper Mike made a great days fishing.

DaveW

High/Low/Day/20-07-2003
Bait: crab rag lug mackerel sandeel

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Fished the annual Wilkinson Sword match in the river today as it was forecast a bit windy to go any distance from the shore,and it was very hard.The competition was won by Nirvana with 5 species namely conger,plaice,flounder dab and silver eel.They were also unlucky to loose a very big Bass after a long frist run which straightened the hook,most boats wasted a lot of the match chasing thornback which did not show.We had 4 species sole plaice dab and silver slimey eel and tied on species count with two other boats but they beat us on weight.Water temperature was very high so this may have something to do with the poor fishing perhaps.

ken dunn

High/Day/13-07-2003
Bait: squid,mackeral,sandeel

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fished out of trefor on svenbrens boat saturday and sunday plent of fish about managred a few thornback,bull huss,whiting,mackeral and blackbream overall and excelent few days

LOL

High/Low/Day/13-07-2003
Bait: mackerel

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Set sail from New Brighton slipway at 9 bells and headed out with another boat (agent orange or tangerine dream I think its called) Stopped off for a few mackys but they were thin on the ground so we headed off for a bit of fruitless wreck searching which did produce a few more mackys,so we went out past the bar light towards the gas platforms to try for Tope.Within an hour we had a 30lb plus fish to show for our efforts and the rest of the day provided another 7 in various sizes between 8lb and 3x 30 lb plus including another 8 or so dropped runs or missed fish.All in all a great days fishing mostly on live macky as the huss and doggies were hammering anything static as we had a few of them and gurnard to a couple of pounds too. The other boat also had Tope and a 9lb thornback.Looking good for WSF charter crews this sunday take plenty of sun cream and watch out for weevers on the feathers as we had a few only 12 to 15 feet below the boat.

Ken Dunn.

High/Day/12-07-2003
Bait: Live eel and prawn

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Went netting for eel and really struggled to find some, those that I got were Quality, but few in number.r r Dangled a rod from 1800 to 2030 and had 2 dozen bass from an inshore mark all to freelined eel and prawn.

ChrisP

High/Low/Day/10-07-2003
Bait: Artificials & Fresh mack

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Fished on the Kerry Kim with Pat Jones yesterday,conditions were terrible,was supposed to be a wreck trip but couldn,t get out from under the cliffs for shelter,should have been 8 on board but 4 of us got through the others were delayed so much by the terrible accident on the M56 that they turned back,however for the same price per head we still went out,one lad had never caught a fish before so it was worth it just to see his face when he pulled in 4 Mackies,tried the rough ground for Pollock with jellies & Hokkais but hard going ,got one around 5 1/2lb ,blagged Hugh who was passing in his boat to part with a couple of nice crabs so had them for dinner today,no worm because we didn,t plan on the weather (thanks Met office) so we didn,t bother with the Dabs ,in the end went in an hour early for a few pints & a steak at the Liverpool Arms .r As bad as it was Pat tried his best as usual & we all went home with something,hope the weather picks up soon. Cliff.

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Low/Day/06-07-2003
Bait: mackeral

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Fished out of trefor ,mackeral showed all day,fished close to the shore on light spinning rod for a few pollock.then moved out to try for Tope none showed .changed tackle to try for rays ,took five gurnard best 3lb then late in the day a 12lb thornback.dog fish about in large numbers

LOL

High/Low/Day/05-07-2003
Bait: Mack & Lug

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Fished on Jensen saturday with Tony,almost to choppy to go out but had 15 minutes to decide before tide decided for us so we went,couldn't get to the wrecks but had loads of Tope,Pat once again being the best on the boat with 14lb 12oz all released safely,not vast amounts of Mack showing but good size when they did,Tub Gurnards now getting to a good size & plenty of Dabs about,my turn to drive so had a kip in the morning ,hate these early starts but thats fishing,

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Low/Day/05-07-2003
Bait: Mackerel

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Fished with Chris P and others, took a first timer out and with the help of Chris and his knowledge of the area the guy realy enjoyed himself, fishing was "slow" ( to use Chris's words) but the final species count was - Whiting, Plaice, Mackerel, Pollock, Herring, Doggies & Bream !! .......

Webmaster

Low/Day/29-06-2003
Bait: Shrimp rig, fresh Mackerel

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Went out to the Bar/rough ground on Sunday. Set off from New Brighton around 6:00am and although sport was pretty quiet at first it soon picked up when we saw the gull's working the sandeels that the Mackerel were forcing to the surface. Once we had enough bait and a couple off jumbo's for the table we but down traces for Tope. Only managed to get one Tope around 10lb but several large Huss all returned safely.r Total species caught were Tope, Huss, LSD, dab, Mackerel, Whiting and Tub Gurnard.r r Martinr

Martin (Josam)

Low/Day/28-06-2003
Bait: Fresh Mack

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Fished aboard ChrisP's boat Sat afternoon,straight into mackerel bait ,moved over towards Trefor to look for Tope but no sign,however caught Red & Grey Gurnard,loads of Whiting,Dab,Dogs,Huss,Black Bream,Octopus,weather was calm going to mirror flat & red hot,SvenBren caught the worlds smallest Huss which I will post the photo of later,all in all a good day with nice people.

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Low/Day/22-06-2003
Bait: Fresh Mackeral,Lug,Peeler.

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Fished off Conway Star out of Conwy, 2miles out from Great Orme,r Small Mackeral where showing in large numbers from the word go,with larger ones closer to bottom,Species caught : Gurnard to 4lb,Huss to 8lb, Whiting still showing, Launce , LSD's ,and only managed 1 Greater Weaver between us.., turned choppy later on,but still a great day out.

DaveW

Low/Day/22-06-2003
Bait: Live ASandeel jelly worms Lead heads and twin tails

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Fished with Andy Owen on Morgan James r went out to the wrecks and had a great mornings fishing before the wind picked upr Caught plent of fish with the best a cod to Terry Kelly of 19 lbs the best I have seen for years.r Plenty of Pollack to 12 lbs and a few Pouting and 1 mackerelr Wind with tide at start of ebb saw us drifting far to fast and with rough seas we headed for a matk inCaernarfon bay to finish the day where we caught loads of small mackerel, dogs a dab and 2 Bullhuss to 9 lbsr Cracking day with some quality fish for the Freezerr r

Milnrow sea anglers

High/Day/21-06-2003
Bait: lug

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fishing on the ocean forgot to mention 1 pouting caught

meresy pirates

High/Day/21-06-2003
Bait: fresh mack /sand eels/peeler squid/black lug/

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couldn't sleep with excitement out of bed 4.45am /7am pickup on the ocean star/on the way to the mersey bar/ no its not a poem /two hours out we started to fish for mackerel they were biting from the off barry lavender even brought a small rod and reel for mackeral sport fishing great fun with some big mackeral hooked.Then the real fishing started /gurnards/plaice/ whitting/doggies/ even a weaver fish caught on a 8/0 not to mention fish of the day colins 62 pound bull huss .Great day had by all lost count of fish caught .Boat anchored about 1 mile off new wind farm opposite rhyl

mersey pirates

High/Low/Day/17-06-2003
Bait: mack live eel

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Fished high to low, bass, pollack, red and tub gurnard, huge launce on live eel, mack, huss and Welsh Wahoo. Various marks in Caernarfon Bay

chrisp

Low/Day/17-06-2003
Bait: Fresh Lug, Caught Mackerel

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Went out on the Jensen with Tony, and four of my local mates from Wolverhampton. Tony was a great host as these lads hadnt sea fished before. He showed them how to bait up and un hook fish. He didnt seem to mind being called over occasionally to help out. r r First off we went to the sand banks towards the Dee, no Bass caught but a load of dabs at very good size. We decided to move after an hour to get in a variety of fish. We headed off to the windmills (or at least the bases) to try our luck with the gurnard. Here we managed to pull out a few more dabs, dogfish, gurnard and even a plaice. As lug arnt the best bait for Gurnard Tony put some feathers on his rod and caught us a mackerel to use up as bait :) The lads really enjoyed it and cant wait to go again.r r PS, breakfast in the scooner is a lot less greasy as there is new owners this year. 10/10r r Dabs, Gurnard, Plaice and Dogfish.

Karl Jones

High/Day/16-06-2003
Bait: Black,Crab

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Took WOTTAWYN out to fish a Bass Match, Non showed. . . . . . .but, we did catch:- PLAICE,DABS,SMOOTHOUND,WHITING and a 3/4 lb THORNBACK. . . .YES Threequater poundr The biggest fish of the day was a 5lb 9oz smoothound. We had a dozen plaice upto 1lb.r r Wishes Shacky.r

Shacky,n,Dave Kam

High/Low/Day/15-06-2003
Bait: Fresh mack, live eel

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Family fishing day with Sharon and Chris Jnr. Tope, Bass, Skate, Dogs, Grey and Red Gurnard and the biggest Weaver I have ever had. Various marks in Caernarfon Bay all fishing well now the water has cleared.

ChrisP

High/Low/Day/15-06-2003
Bait: mackrell

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Fished Trefor with Sven in MOJO on Sat & Sun Sat was a bit slow but managed the usual Mackerell plus a 13 1/2 llb Bull Huss,Sunday was even better over 10 Bullhuss al weighing in at over 10llb and i managed a 20llb tope !! plus a 9llb skate to top it all off,exellent weekend.....r r Steve h

steve h

High/Low/Day/15-06-2003
Bait: mackerel

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Out to Pwllheli for the weekend stopped off at trefor and launched off the beach for a few hours bait catching for the tope match the next day.Nothing on the first two stops but the third stop near bird rock was solid with mackerel and herring so we soon had a bucket full for sunday.r Launched at 8am from the harbourmasters slip and went out to look for some live bait but no signs so we set off for muddy hollow where we managed a couple of decent huss but no tope and no more mackerel so on to the mark we should have fished about 19miles out where one of the other boats had three tope already plus a couple more that came off.We anchored about three hundred yards from them and soon had a few more double figure huss and the odd dogfish,then just as we thought we were not going to get one Mr tope arrived tangled everything in sight but stayed on long enough to come over the side at about 25lb,a few quick pictures and back she went none the worse for wear.

ken dunn

High/Low/Day/08-06-2003
Bait: mack, sandeel

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Tope, skate, flatties, whiting, huss, doggies from Caernarfon Bay and boy was it rough. The forecast was a 3 but it was more like 5-6, Hairy coming back over the bar!

ChrisP

High/Low/Day/08-06-2003
Bait: Jellies,sand eel,mack,lug

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12 hour wreck trip on Jensen,started in over cast flat calm with odd showers changing to clear blue skys which brought the wind & white caps.r Straight out to the wrecks ,tried 3 but the fish werent playing so said sod it lets go in a bit as it blew up,anchored up for slack water over rough ground & caught consistently for an hour till the run picked up(Pat once again picking up best fish of the day with a good Huss to go with her Thornie)once the tide started to run ,headed further in & got into a carpet of Gurnards (Tubs,Red &even Grey)gave them an hour then went for a sand bank for flatties,had better days but also had a lot worse.r Heard in the pub after that the first Tope of the season was caught on Sat 21lb also plaice to a couple of pound are starting to show,the wrecks are very quiet at the moment & the Pollock are not there in the numbers they should be,could have some thing to do with the vast amounts of Eel in the water.r Must add that a lot of Weaver were pulled in from high in the water while feathering.r Anyway species caught altogether were Huss,Skate,Gurnards,Dogs,Whiting,Dabs,Launce,Weaver,Mackerel,and of course POUT.

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Low/Day/08-06-2003
Bait: lug rag squid sandeel mackerel

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Set sail from the slipway about 10:30 and went out to the sewer bouy to try and find some fresh mackerel for bait,managed to catch one,and only one no matter where we tried,then it started to rain and the wind started to strengthen,so we abandoned plan A and went back inshore.Managed a few thornbacks and a couple of whiting before recovering the boat at 5:30 glad that we sdid not go too far out as it got a bit windy in the afternoon.

Ken Dunn

High/Day/02-06-2003
Bait: Crab, Mackerel, Live Sandeel

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Chris, i'm sure it was the 31st on Saturday. Anyway, just to confirm what Chris has said, nothing much really showing, my only fish being a Doggie. But ChrisP tried his hardest to find the fish, they just were'nt there.

Lucky John

High/Day/01-06-2003
Bait: Black,crab,mackerel and sandeel

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Nice day at last, tried South of Blackpool for some Bass, none showed, all we got were, Whiting, Dabs, Dogfish and a nice Gurnard about 2lb, but all boats that were out said fishing was very slow, other boats had a couple of Bass, but small in size

Dave Kam

High/Day/01-06-2003
Bait: Mackerel,

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Day 2 of our week-end saw us able to launch approx 1pm. Was a bit choppy getting out to where Chrisp wanted to go, but we finally got there. Tried some Mackerel bashing first, not many about but enough to get us in search of something else. Then Chrisp put us right on the mark. My own tally was 2 very nice Tope, and a sizeable Bullhuss, i'm sure the others on board will post there own reports. A few species taken on the trip, with some very nice fish coming out. A very enjoyable day indeed.

Lucky John

High/Low/Day/01-06-2003
Bait: Makerel

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Fished with LJ and Svenbren and ChrisP on ChrisP's Boat, i had my best days fishing ever! Ended the day with 2 tope (First time i've ever caught them! What a fight!) A 14lb Bullhuss, mackerel, whiting, dabs and gurnard. I'm sure this smile will stay on my face until the next time i can get out fishing...... :-) Cheers Again ChrisP..........

Lee

High/Low/Day/31-05-2003
Bait: Mackerel, Squid & Feathers

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Fished off the north wales coast for a change, on the ST Claire. Plenty of mackerel about, taken on feathers. Several nice gurnard, the best aboard being 4 1/2 Lb, again taken on feathers, sometime baited with squid or mackerel. Other fish caught on the drift were doggies, dabs,whiting, couple of codling. Loveley day, flat calm and warm. fishing was consistent throughout the day, will be trying it out round there again during the summer. Out again this weekend, so watch this space......

Lee Spottie

Low/Day/31-05-2003
Bait: Fresh Mackerel fresh Lug Sqid

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Milnrow sea anglers fished out from Rhyl aboard Sea Gem with Skipper John Davies we arrived after an a sun baked cloudless skt to sail at 11.30 am in a see fog which was quite a shock and very cold . Luckilt this soon lifted and a cracking sunny day followed .r We were on a 10 Hour trip fishing the ebb and early flood .Drifting for Mackerel close to the new wind farm workings we caught our first Mackerel of the year which had arrived mid week in small numbers.r We picked up a few sandeels a solitary Herring and a Lone Scad to feathers before anchoring about a mile from the windfarm for the rest of the day.r The fishing could be discribed as the day of the Gurnard with Tub Gurnard three at a time best to Mark douglas with three fish on one drop of 2 lb 4 lb and a whopper of 5 lb 14 ozs.r Other fish caught were Grey and Red Gurnard Dogfish Dabs Whiting Thornback Ray . Biggest fish on the day winning the Big Fish prize went to yours truely with a Thornback of 7 lbs 4 ozs r A cracking days fishing with fish all day and refreshments as wellr r Paul Whiting Secretary Milnrow Sea Anglers r New Members welcome r Meetings Tuesdays at Milnrow Working mens club Milnrow start 22.30

Paul Whiting

High/Day/29-05-2003
Bait: Mackeral & Crab

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Bad weather meant that we were unable to leave the striaghts in to Carnafon Bay area, so we headed for Buemauris and Puffin island, the main catch of the day by all on board was Dog Fish and Whiting. Reports of Makeral and Tope in the area stayed just that !! reports .....

webmaster

High/Low/Day/27-05-2003
Bait: Mackrel

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Fished the first WSF charter trip of the year, due to the weather forcast the trip was reduced to a 6 hour river trip, 2 boats left Priory Wharf at 6am, well done to everybody turning up on time at short notice, the morning was perfect and it was enjoyable to be out there so early, from the time we set anchor the fish where showing, Whiting & Dab were the main catch, a lull for only 30 mins meant we were kept busy all day, the other boat reported a slower catch rate throught the day.

Webmaster

Low/Day/26-05-2003
Bait: lug and mac

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Fished the rock channel low water in my little boat,two of us had about 20 dabs,1 good plaice and a few whiting, still in but small.

tony

High/Day/26-05-2003
Bait: frozen lug, rag, squid and mackerel

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Fish on board the Ocean Star on the first WSF charter trip of the summer. Unfortunately due to the wind out in the bay, we were confined to the Mersey on a shorter trip. The sea stayed fairly calm the sun broke through and it was a pleasant day to be aboard, but the fishing (on the Ocean Star) was not so good. We fished 3 hours either side of high water. The 3 hours of the flood saw whiting and dabs caught all around the boat, not in great numbers but steady. There were very few fish caught during the 3 hours of the ebb, I didn’t get one. Ended the day with half a dozen whiting and 2 dabs, with lug or lug tipped with squid being the top baits. Overall a pleasant day, a bit of craic over a pint in the pub afterwards always helps you forget the poor fishing!

Mick Mac

High/Day/24-05-2003
Bait: Sand Eel,Crab,Mackerel

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Went out with Chris P in what can only be described as far from ideal conditions,tried several places & different baits but only got 1 dog between 5 of us(Me "HeHeHe")have to say that Chris is a bloody good bloke & a gent ,cant wait till the weather settles down & he can show us what can be caught (Hint Hint)

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Day/17-05-2003
Bait: mackeral and fresh black lug worm

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fished at high tide at first cast caught 2 whitings and 1 eel fished till one clock

paul davis

High/Low/Day/17-05-2003
Bait: Mack Lug Squid

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The lads fished off Jensen with Tony,caught from the off with plenty of whiting flatties a skate & a big early Tub Gurnard,plenty of small stuff about but enough to keep you busy.

Cliff Ravenscroft

High/Low/Day/18-04-2003
Bait: Razor/Mackerel/Suey

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Fished off Conway Star out of Bae Colwyn, fished marks around Great Orm/Landudno areas,Scores on the Doors,Several small Codling and hundreds of small Whiting/Dabs and Doggies.Nice sunny warm day/bit choppy round the Orm though.

DaveW

High/Day/13-04-2003
Bait: Mack, lug, razor,crab

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Fished the bay for a couple of hours, just doggies, flatties whiting Started to blow up to a F6 so finished early. Good news though a good few peelers about on the beachr

ChrisP

High/Day/06-04-2003
Bait: Mackerel, Lug & Squid

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Noone else has done the honours, so a dismal tale of woe....r Fished the skate hole off Dinas....Doggiesr Fished a wreck off Aberfraw.........Doggiesr Fished next to Maltraeth rock......Doggiesr Fished the Kimya wreck buoy.....Skater r They just are not here yet, absolutely cr*p day apart from the company which did make it worthwhile. Thanks for coming lads and please accept my apology for not finding any fish. r

ChrisP

High/Day/06-04-2003
Bait: Fresh Black Mackerel Sqid

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Milnrow Sea Anglers fished with John Davies On Sea Gemr fish were steady with whiting to 1 lb dabs to 12 oz Dogfish to 2 lb 7 oz and 1 solitary Thornback for 8 lb to a lucky me fishing uptide for the last 30 mins of the 5 hr tripr Weather great wind nill sun all dayr everyone had plenty of fish with fish 2 and 3 at a time to small baitsr Thornie caught on Sqid filled with Mackerel insert held on a pennel rigr r

Paul Whiting

High/Low/Day/05-04-2003
Bait: Blow Lug...Squid...Rag...Mackerel

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Fished out toward the rigs on Saturday gone " 07.04.03 " r Weather was quite nice to start with but the mist came down thick and fast....getting back was interesting to say the least...its the nearest I've ever been to the Mersey Viking in the Queens Channel.......r Fishing wise it was as good as could be expected for this time of the year, fishing in and around the Liverpool Bay Area..........r We had Whitting...Flounder...L.S.D's...and Common Dragonets.......all in all worth the effort........

Seahog

Low/Day/28-03-2003
Bait: squid/lugworm

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Went out on Friday to see what was happening...not too much as it turned out.r Caught a couple of Codling to 4lb and quite a few dabs but that was it really. Was hoping to meet a few Thornies but not this time.r Nice day out though.

Martin (Josam)

High/Low/Day/23-03-2003
Bait: Fresh Black lug, Ragworm, Mackerel, Razorfish

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Fished today aboard ChrisP boat out of Llanfaglen ? (spelling ?) Fishing slow to start at first couple of marks, with only about 6 or 7 doggies between 4 rods. Then Chris took us to a wreck of an old U-Boat i believe it was, and the fishing picked up, more Doggies, a dab, a few undersize Whiting, and a 8+1/2 Lbs Bullhuss for me, my first Huss and also the heaviest fish i have ever caught. After a while over this wreck, chris said that there were rumours of Skate being caught in the area, and he knew just the place to fish if they were about. So we hotffoted it over there, and low and behold 1st drop, i pulled in a 7Lbs Thornback Skate, another 1st of a species for me. ChrisP jnr also pulled a very nice Skate out at the same place. All in all, a top days fishing with some top Guys, i'm sure ChrisP and Lee will put their own reports in. LJ.

Lucky John

High/Low/Day/23-03-2003
Bait: Mackrel, Black & Rag

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Fished with Sven and LOL aboard "Mojo" (Svens Boat) had a great day and got taught a few things as well, still loads to learn on using a boat and all that stuff but i will get there, once we started to fish we all started to catch doggies to Mackerel and Squid baits.

Webmaster

High/Day/23-03-2003
Bait: Lug, Rag, Mackerel, squid

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Fished with Chris P on his Superb Boat, ended up with 6 marlin, 4 sailfish, 2 lemon sharks and a dab! only jokin just a few dogs for me. Top days fishing....r :-)

Lee

Low/Day/03-03-2003
Bait: squid,lug,mac.

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fished low water in my boat tried rock channel and red caps,no luck fishfinder works well ? shows plenty of fish around or it could have been the mersey gold fish going to and from.

tony cheatham

Low/Day/23-02-2003
Bait: crab lug squid

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7 boats from Wirral Boat Angling Club fished a match in the river for the best single cod.First with a fish of 4lb 12oz was John Williams fishing on Merlin and we were second with a fish of 3lb 12oz on In The Red.Most boats had a few fish but most were around 2lb to 3lb.There are some plaice on sale at the moment at Birkenhead which were trawled locally so we might have a go for them next week if the weather is fit.

ken dunn

Low/Day/18-01-2003
Bait: frozen black,squidd,razor fish

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fished off the mersey lass for 5 hrs,was very slow with only 5 codling caught along with 5 or 6 whiteing,better luck on the next trip i hope

steve H

High/Low/Day/12-01-2003
Bait: crab lug squid

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Fished an inter club match on sunday between Wirral boat angling club and Sefton sea anglers fished 9 till 3 on a small tide 9 boats each club.We headed up to the pier head and dropped anchor along with another dozen or so others.Sport was slow and I managed only a few whiting wich did not count in the match as it was 3 best cod only but my boat partner did have three to around 3lb,he later added a further cod of 4lb 2oz just as I was nodding off.At 2pm the boat had turned enough for me to cast into a new area up river and I had 4 cod in as many casts on the same rod until we pulled the anchor up just after 2:30.I think our best three weighed 10lb 13oz and the overall results were 88lb for WBAC and 64lb for Sefton with a Sefton boat taking the cash prize for the biggest Cod of 8lb sorry did not catch the name.A good day out with good company and a bit of friendly competition to spice things up.

Ken Dunn

High/Day/11-01-2003
Bait: Whole squid

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Three of us fished 2 hrs opposite tunnel vents from 1.30pm saturday - not a sniff! Plenty other boats about all left early.r Moved to C22 opp seaforth rocks for the last hour up, only odd bite then a 5lb cod. Stomach contents 2 x shrimps, a 2" fish, and the remains of a fish that must have been 10" long when it had its skin on! r Big bonus considering our limited bait.r Neil

Neil

High/Day/05-01-2003
Bait: frozen squid and black lug

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Took advantage of the fine weather yesterday to take the boat out to a mark past the bar, which I normally fish in summer for tope. The fishing was good but not spectacular, mainly whiting and dabs. Came back into the Rock Channel for the last hour of daylight and caught 3 codling to 3lb which were all returned to come back next year.r Nice day out all in all.

Martin

High/Low/Day/15-12-2002
Bait: Razor,Suey,Squid,Rag

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6 of us fished off StClaire in the Mersey,Not a very productive session,Only Whiting and 1 Codling of 2.6lb, the Small Boat competition was the tide before,r with the largest Cod being 15lb - 11lb and a few 9 - 6lbers coming out.

DaveW

High/Day/15-12-2002
Bait: crab ,razor,b/lug,suey,rag

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Fished on the st claire on sunday morning we had about 20 codling between seven of us. The biggest cod was 8Ib it was a good trip out

I.brookes

High/Low/Day/10-12-2002
Bait: lug squid

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Arrived at the slipway tuesday am to be greeted with a howling easterly which was freezing so we retired to the cafe for an hour to see if it was going to drop off.Eventually the wind dropped a bit and persuaded by the other 4 boats waiting we launched without any real problems and were soon bobbing at anchor. Sport was brisk to begin with and we soon had 8 cod to 6lb plus.fish continued to come in spurts until the end of the session at 3:30 and we finished with 17 codling with a 6 pounder each not a bad days sport considering we did not want to go out.Between the 4 boats 80+ cod were taken with the biggest at eight and a half pounds.

k

High/Low/Day/08-12-2002
Bait: lug squid crab

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Had a sail up the river on sunday and fished below the pier head at first but with the size of tide it was a struggle to hold anchor managed 3 codling to 4lb but then it went very quiet with only the odd whiting showing so we had a ride up to otterspool to see the league match where we were told of a 10lb fish being lost at the net then we went over to bromborough but is was a bit rough where we wanted to anchor so we dropped down the river a bit towards tranmere which was more comfortable where we had another 5 codling then back in for darkness.

Ken Dunn

High/Day/30-11-2002
Bait: All

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Fished a club match in the Mersey, 4 boats, cod mostly 2-3 lb one or two 6-7 one 10.8 lb. very few Whitting. Me 1 dab

Dave Mc Donnell (Vampire)

High/Low/Day/30-11-2002
Bait: Crab, Black, Mackerel, Squid

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Fished aboard the Ocean Star out of Priory, fishing was good at the start follwoed by a lul, my catch was 3 Whiting and a Dab, 2 others can report 5 Codling betwwen them, from 2lb - 4lb - all in all a nice day on the River.

Webmaster

High/Low/Day/24-11-2002
Bait: crab lug squid

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Set sail at 9am from New Brighton slip on In The Red with boat partner Chris and anchored at seaforth rocks where we caught whiting to about a pound and a quarter and a couple of codling,then had a move up to the pier head again whiting one codling and a couple of dabs not very exciting day,bit too much east in the wind which was at times bitterly cold.The fish we took when gutted were full to bursting with crabs and shrimps.

Ken Dunn

High/Low/Night18-11-2002
Bait: Frozen, lug, squid, mackerel, herring

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Fished from low to 2hrs after the flood on sunday evening. Brazil bouy gave no fish, then moved to the pier head, caught 4 codling, the best weighing in at 3 pounds also a few whiting to 1 and a half pounds, easterly wind ! say no more.

Karl

High/Day/17-11-2002
Bait: Blackworm, Squid

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After the crap fishing off the beach last night, thought it would be better out on the boat, how right I was, fishing about 1 and a half miles off the Hospital, we caught, Dab to 1 and a quarter lbs codling up to 3lbs whiting up to 2lbs pouting up to 1/2lb and a few Doggies, also a great big Edible Crab, (Yum Yum) rods never stopped all day

Dave Kam

High/Low/Day/10-11-2002
Bait: crab lug squid

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Fished the Wirral Boat Club match in the river for the 10 best cod which was won by Aquacat with 9 fish for a weight of around 26lb with the biggest 9lb plus an excellent fish, joint second with 10 fish each weighing 23lb 2oz was Nirvana and Chris and I on In The Red.Between the 8 boats that fished over 100 cod were caught mainly uptiding with crab and lug baits.

Ken Dunn

High/Day/09-11-2002
Bait: Black, Mackerel, Squid

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Fished Mersey Lass this morning 1 of the 2 boats booked out by WSF, the fishing was slow with only 1 decent Codling and a few Whiting taken, Colin the skipper tried in vien to get us on the fish but they just wern't there, Andrew my young son won the boat with 4 Whiting, St Claire the other boat on the trip reported slightly better catches.

Webmaster

High/Low/Day/09-11-2002
Bait: Razor,Squid,Black lug

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Fished off St Claire in the Mersey, caught 1 codfling 2lb+ also 2 large whiting of a 1lb +, other anglers on boat had codling also 2 conger came out,one of 6lb+

DaveW

Low/Day/28-10-2002
Bait: Frozen Black-Lug, Mackerel, Crab

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Sailed on a 5hr trip aboard the St Claire at 6-30pm. There were 7 Adults and 1 Child fishing. Only a littlt short journey opposite the Pier Head. Fished nearly 3 Hrs down and 2 Hrs up. My personal Tally was 2 nice Codling and 3 Whiting of which one was a very nice size indeed. Ken Pacman had a nice Codling and four or 5 Whiting. One of the other anglers had a nice Codling as well, the rest was a mixture of smallish Codling and some decent Whiting. It was a nice way to spend the morning, and the weather held out for us as well. LJ.

Lucky John

Low/Day/29-09-2002
Bait: mackeral, sandeel jellyworms

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Fished the LADY GWEN out of Conway on Sunday and caught plenty of fish. We went out quite a way and the day started slowly with just a few mackeral and dogs and the first wreck that we tried was poor. However, the next one we went to was full of fish, 3 pollack in 3 drops and fish coming regularly for the next several hours. Surprisingly many of them were gurnard, I have never seen so many of them over a wreck, and in the end they were taking anything we dropped down including jellyworms.There were plenty of mackeral and a conger caught when we anchored up,with several lost on the wreck.r *********We are short of members for next year, if there are any keen boat anglers who would like to join us please send an E mail to me, Jim Parry at not1marlin@aol.com r Jim Parry...... West Cheshire SAC Chester

jim parry

Low/Day/28-09-2002
Bait: mackerel flapper

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a days mixed fishing aboard mersey lass skipered by colin evans prodused plenty of mackerel,pouting,gurnard,1 ling,and two good conger one of 40lb and 27lb both caught over a wreck 20 miles out . ps dont forget the tons of dogies well worth another trip.

paul hopkinson

Low/Day/18-09-2002
Bait: Mackerel Lug rag

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Fished aboard Ocean Star.First time sailing from the Mersey.r Plenty of Mackerel followed by Loads of LSD's Two at a time and good sizer fish came to the boat all day with a steady stream of Doggies whiting dabs ,some nice Tub Gurnard to 3 lbs and a single Weaver to Neilr Sea conditions Flat calm other than the wake from passing boatsr Will definately try this venue againr Paul

Paul Whiting

High/Low/Day/15-09-2002
Bait: Mackerel

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Fishe aboard the St Claire again with fellow anglers from the website, this timw we went a little further out, we got a few Mackerel and then started to General Fish, plenty of my best favourite fish DOGGIES (not) and Gurnard, then into a nice 10lb Tope, who i have named Terry and will be my friend for life ! as it was the first i have ever caught, Steve H also had a Tope and a Garfish.

Webmaster

High/Low/Day/15-09-2002
Bait: Razorfish/BlackLug

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Fished with the bunch off of St Claire..At first we could seem to find any large mackeral sholes,so moved further out to the wreck for some general fishing,soon we where into doggie city...i myself caught 26lb of em,7 pouting,1 plaice,3 gurnard and aa few mackerel..good day out, the sun was a shining and spirits where high..(cheers James for the whiskey!)

DaveW

High/Low/Day/15-09-2002
Bait: Mackerel, smelly old lug, baited hokais

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Fished on the St Claire with the usual suspects. The mackerel were few and far between, the usual species caught, doggies, gurnard etc, had a new species for me when we went wrecking my first Pouting. A good day was had by all. LJ.

Lucky John

Low/Day/15-09-2002
Bait: Squid/Mackerel/Lug

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Went out to the Bar Light again, surprised there wasn't many boats out there only saw 1 Charter (not Liverpool registered) one which looked like a converted Pilot/Life boat and another small boat, maybe everyone knew something I didn't? Anyway fished on the drift by the Bar and only caught the odd Mackerel and whiting so decided to drop the hook, but things didn't improve much as we only caught doggies then. Tried squid/black lug cocktail for cod/codling but to no avail. Decided then to shoot over to the City of Brussels wreck but on arriving there was a charter sat on top of it and a small private boat drifting close by. Again this was a waste of time, didn't see anything of any consequence being caught, so called it a day. Might give Conway a go this weekend as I believe there's plenty of codling falling to lugworm over there.r Noticed a orange marker bouy has appeared near the Bar, persumably marking a wreck, anyone know what it's about?r r Cheers r Martin (Josam)

Martin

High/Low/Day/14-09-2002
Bait: frozen blk lug

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fished walney hilpsford spit good plaice all day untill low water then moved at low for first run of tide to bass mark in the bay (nothing) back to hilpsfore for more plaice on the flood caught 1 gurnard 1 mackeral and plenty of plaice

brian eastham

High/Low/Day/14-09-2002
Bait: frozen blk lug

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fished walney hilpsford spit good plaice all day untill low water then moved at low for first run of tide to bass mark in the bay (nothing) back to hilpsfore for more plaice on the flood caught 1 gurnard 1 mackeral and plenty of plaice

brian eastham

High/Day/14-09-2002
Bait: feathers, rag, mackeral

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fished several areas of mackeral rock and small bay adjacent for just over 4hrs (started two hours before the ebb on the flood) took over 15 good size mackeral in the first hour and a half, the maceral are starting quiten off now, took a lot more three weeks before, droped anchor 20m off the cover to the right of mackeral rock took a couple of nice size pollock and a couple of 3lb plus rass, spent the last half hour anchored about 200m off mackeral rock using half mackeral as bait and took a 14lb conger.r Locals informed me that there was still some good size tope being caught (aint seen one yet "live in hope")

scott

High/Day/01-09-2002
Bait: Fresh Caught Mackerel

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Fished Aboard the St Claire from Priory Wharf, 7am start and we could not have asked for better conditions for a 10 hour trip in to the Bay, Mackerel, Gunard, 1 Bull Huss and the Expected Doggies where caught - none stop almost for the whole trip.

Chris

High/Low/Day/01-09-2002
Bait: Squid/Lug/Fresh Mackerel

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Fish off St Claire over the Bar with a group of WSF chaps,Webmaster/SteveH/SteveJH/Vampire/LJ/KenPACMAN & Son everybody caught loads of fish.I myself had 8-12 Doggies (wasn't counting) a sh*tload of mackerel 50ish,(stocking up for winter!), 2 Gurnard and 2 small whiting.Already looking forward to the outing on the 15th.

DaveW

High/Low/Day/01-09-2002
Bait: Hokais, mackerel, sandeel, black lug.

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Sailed on a 10 hour trip on the St Claire today with a few of the lads from the forum. It was a lovely sunny day and i thought the fishing was great. I caught LOADS of mackerel, doggies, gurnard, and scat ??? Looking forward to the 15th sept and the next trip. LJ.

John Dotters

Low/Day/01-09-2002
Bait: hockeye%s and Mackerel

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Went out on Sunday in my own boat (Josam) started off just drifting a couple of miles south of the bar - not much doing just Weevers and a few Mackerel then with low water coming up decided to have a go at the City of Brussels wreck. Unfortunately again there wasn't much doing apart from some small pouting. After about 1/2 hr a group of divers arrived and they assured me that the wreck was covered with large pollock. Anyway we gave it another 20 minutes while the divers had some lunch and as we weren't doing much decided to leave them to it and have a go north of the bar for Tope, Huss and Gurnards. Here we did ok, caught a few decent tope up to 35lb, also a few took baited hok's but they bit through the trace very quickly. Certainly the Mackerel seemed a bit thinner than they were a couple of weeks ago being replaced with masses of small whiting. r Overall had a decent day catching Mackerel, Dogs, Huss, Tope, Whiting, Pouting and Scad but no Codling unfortunately - roll on Autumn.r r Cheersr Martin

Martin (Josam)

Low/Day/20-08-2002
Bait: Mackerel sandeel and jigs

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Fished on KerryKim out of amwlch today and had some good sport,a couple of Tope to 10lb couple of good bull huss to about 12lb specimen size grey gurnard,scad,and spotted ray a beautiful calm day, good boat/skipper, good company, good sport what more could you ask for......TRY IT YOU MIGHT LIKE IT.

Ken Dunn

High/Low/Day/18-08-2002
Bait: crab,rag,lug,squid,sandeel,mackerel

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Fished the Wilkinson Sword trophy match in the river on sunday and our master plan looked dodgy straitaway when we were the only boat to head over towards seaforth/alex wall first, but it redeemed its self instantly when Chris hooked,and landed after some tense moments a 5lb 8oz thornback ray NICE ONE and not to be outdone I added a bonus flounder about a pound so after a while it was off to otterspool to catch an eel,which arrived quickly but under size followed by another just in size next in line was a decent dab and a whiting or a plaice perhaps so off to the moorings off vale park and got a good size dab.Then it was to be the rock channel for a bass which we didnt get but we did have a couple of pound plus plaice and that was it,time up.Back at the weigh in most boats had found it hard to get some species in size and we finished up second with 5 species and won heaviest fish with the thorny and second best plaice alltogether worth £200. The match was won by the Kellyheads also with 5 species but a weight advantage of 14oz well done all and thanks to the organisers and NWASAC for the added cash.

Ken Dunn

High/Low/Day/07-08-2002
Bait: Fresh Mackerel, Lug, Rag & sand eels

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Report:r Liverpool Bayr Fished over a wreck in the bay, lads on Sand eel caught plenty of pollack - around 30 in total, doggies, gurnard (one of 5lb) bull huss, pouting and a wrass of 4lb. good day all round really. r r

Lee Spotty

High/Day/07-08-2002
Bait: Rag, Lug, Spinners

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Fished Cumbria and over to Fleetwood in our own boat, Mackeral, Bass, Gurnard and some small Tope.

Griag

High/Low/Day/07-08-2002
Bait: Fresh Mackerel, Lug, Rag & sand eels

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Report:r Liverpool Bayr Fished over a wreck in the bay, lads on Sand eel caught plenty of pollack - around 30 in total, doggies, gurnard (one of 5lb) bull huss, pouting and a wrass of 4lb. good day all round really. r r

Lee Spotty

High/Day/07-08-2002
Bait: rag sandeel mackerel

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Had a sail out to the bar light on the St Claire on wednesday started off fairly calm then the wind came round north westerly and it got a bit more sloppy but the fishing carried on with loads of good size mackerel and I think I had a bite every time I got a bait on the bottom mostly doggies the odd gurnard a bull huss and a plaice and a dab or two and a couple of weevers not a bad days fishing at a very reasonable price certainly beats the traffic getting to north wales to jump a boat when you can stroll down to priory wharf.

Ken Dunn

High/Low/Day/04-08-2002
Bait: Black, mackerel, crab and shrimp lures

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We started for the Mackerel by South Pier and in an hour only got a few so decided to try for the plaice by the Cleveleys sewer pipe, nothing caught so moved on over the deeps and anchored up by the Dumper Bouy, all we caught there were a few Doggies and a small Whiting, so, we then moved into the shallow water to try for the Bass, again nothing. After some thought we tried back at the sewer pipe and caught 1 small plaice and a couple of dabs. We then moved off to the hole opposite the Miners Home and low and behold more dogfish and a couple more Dabs. All in all a crap days fishing, although the trawlers seemed to be having a good day!!!!!r r

DaveKam

High/Low/Day/04-08-2002
Bait: Black, mackerel, crab and shrimp lures

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We started for the Mackerel by South Pier and in an hour only got a few so decided to try for the plaice by the Cleveleys sewer pipe, nothing caught so moved on over the deeps and anchored up by the Dumper Bouy, all we caught there were a few Doggies and a small Whiting, so, we then moved into the shallow water to try for the Bass, again nothing. After some thought we tried back at the sewer pipe and caught 1 small plaice and a couple of dabs. We then moved off to the hole opposite the Miners Home and low and behold more dogfish and a couple more Dabs. All in all a crap days fishing, although the trawlers seemed to be having a good day!!!!!r r

DaveKam

High/Low/Day/03-08-2002
Bait: crab,rag,lug,squid,sandeel,mackerel

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r Fished a two day species match with Wirral boat club launching from the beach at Rhosneigr both days.Plenty of fish about and a good mixture of species including several types of ray to nearly 10lbs,bull huss,smooth hound,cod,pollack,pouting,wrasse,three types of gurnard,dab,plaice,pouting,and dogs and mackerel which did not count.The winning boat with 12 species was Nirvana with El Presidente and Pembo,second was club chairman Harpo on Striker with 11 species and third was several boats on 10 species including Chris and I but I dont know who claimed third on a weight decider.All in all an excellent weekend including a barbecue all arranged by Keith Harper the club chairman,thanks very much and book us on the next one!!!r r

Ken Dunn

High/Low/Day/03-08-2002
Bait: crab,rag,lug,squid,sandeel,mackerel

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r Fished a two day species match with Wirral boat club launching from the beach at Rhosneigr both days.Plenty of fish about and a good mixture of species including several types of ray to nearly 10lbs,bull huss,smooth hound,cod,pollack,pouting,wrasse,three types of gurnard,dab,plaice,pouting,and dogs and mackerel which did not count.The winning boat with 12 species was Nirvana with El Presidente and Pembo,second was club chairman Harpo on Striker with 11 species and third was several boats on 10 species including Chris and I but I dont know who claimed third on a weight decider.All in all an excellent weekend including a barbecue all arranged by Keith Harper the club chairman,thanks very much and book us on the next one!!!r r

Ken Dunn

High/Day/22-07-2002
Bait: Bait : Baited Hokaiis, Mackerel, Squid

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Sailed from Knott End. Area Fished Walney Shipyardr Fished about 1.5miles off coast opposite ship yard. Fish high to low and back up again. Plenty of small codling with a couple fit for the pan. 1 nice plaice, flounder, mackerel although not many, acouple of those nasty bastard weavers and the inevitable barking bastards. Good day had will try this mark again.r jonny concreter

Johnny

High/Day/19-07-2002
Bait: Bait : Mussel, worm, mackerel, razorfish

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Fished a boat match out from Rhyl on "Merlin", the other boats were, "Jenson" and "Warrior". Started off catching Mackerel and then moved on to the other species, such as Codling, Whiting, Dab, Plaice, Gurnard, Bull Huss, Tope, Ray and everyones favorite, Dogfish, a couple of Horse Mackerel were also caught. The action was non stop all day on the 10hr trip. A very good day was had by allr Dave Kam

DaveKam

High/Low/Day/18-07-2002
Bait: All Types

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SHOULD HAVE SAILED FROM BEUMARIS BUT IT GOT CHANGED, FISHED ON SARA JANE OUT OF CANARFON. ONE OF THE WORST TRIPS IVE EVER BEEN ON. THE SKIPPER WAS SUFFERING A MASSIVE HANGOVER AND WANTED TO SLEEP, SO AFTER A COUPLE OF DRIFTS OVER SOME REEFS HE PLONKED US IN DOGGIE CITY WHILE HE WENT TO SLEEP. AFTER ROUND 3 HRS OF DOGGIES HE AWOKE TO TAKE US BACK TO THE REEFS. NO LUCK APART FROM AROUND 6 TAKERS FOR THE BOAT(5 ON BOARD ) WILL NOT BE BACK TO THIS BOAT IN A HURRY.  r DAVE AND PETE.r  PS. THIS GUY SHOULD BE TAUGHT HOW TO USE HIS FISH FINDER.r

Dave&Pete

High/Low/Day/15-07-2002
Bait: Hockeye%s & Fresh Mackerel

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Went out again in the glorious weather yesterday and had a great time once more in Liverpool Bayr Caught Tope, Bullhuss, Mackerel, Whiting, Gurnard,Dab, Codling and Doggies of course.r Only landed 2 Tope this time 15lb and 24lb as the Bullhuss and doggies were getting in first, particularly over the slacker parts of the tide. Just before we packed in we almost lost a 20lb class rod over the side as a Tope took baited feathers. Managed to get up to the leader where it bit through the trace, estimate it to have been around the 40lb + by the curve in was putting in the rod and the stick it was giving me!r Bullhuss were to 10lb, best other fish was a 3lb Gurnard.r Cheersr Martin (Josam)

Martin

High/Low/Day/06-07-2002
Bait: Mackerel

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Saturday 2:30 - 6:30 pmr Fished the bay on Saturday, (Bar Light) not a ripple, flat calm.r Straight into the Mackerel by the light, thousands of them out there, a fair size too. After a short while moved a couple of miles NW to try for tope. Caught a couple one 20lbs and the other 32lbs along with a few nice Gurnards on baited feathers. All of a sudden around 6:30 the sea went from nothing to the roughest I've been in in my boat and it was a little hairy getting back in. Got back ok but was soaked to the skin. Very strange as it wasn't very windy and the waves were coming from the south west?? back at New Brighton the waves were pounding into the beach yet again the weather itself was that bad errmm?

Martin(Josam)

High/Low/Day/05-06-2002
Bait: Fresh Mackerel, Squid, Smelly Lug

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Report:r 5 of us fished on the Jensen on Wed 5-6-02 was a wrecking trip but weather kept us in so we did the inshore wrecks for Pollock till low water ,up to 8lb to jelly,s,also some BIG Mackerel over the wrecks,went inshore at low water for Gurnards & pulled up monsters on any rig you tried with Mackerel bait on (except Brendan )look at http://mysite.freeserve.com/fishingnorthwest/ for the evidence loads of Dabs on wishbones with stinking lug (thawed it out twice for the trip).Other boats caught skate,herring,huss,plaice.r Considering the forecast ,a brilliant day all round except for the pub after as it was my turn to drive .r Any one interested in the Jensen have a look at http://www.fish-jensen.co.uk/ Good boat good skipper but as I have said a thousand times S**T jokes,still we got away with them till after dinner this time  r Cliff.

Cliff

High/Low/Day/20-04-2002
Bait: Baited Hokies

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Myself and freind fished a deep channel just off Puffin Island from the comfort of his 17ft Seahog. Drifting over the area for 4 hours lost count of the Herring small codling & whiting. This really is a fantastic mark with fantastic scenary.

Billy

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