My last post began with the “start of spring” but it still feels like it hasn’t really got going! The last few weeks have been hard work inshore, but things are starting to look a lot more positive as the Mackerel are now here in numbers and so are the bream. The marks to the east of Swanage have been more productive than the marks off the Purbeck hills, but these have been producing a good stamp of fish up to 4lb. Last week we had the some great sport on the first tope of 2013, which was a welcomed sight along with some large huss, congers and rays keeping the rods bending. I hope my next post talks of a heat wave and weeks of flat seas! I think we all deserve it. I would like to thank all the keen anglers that have braved some of the miserable conditions over the last few months and hope we can put the gloves and flotation suits away until the winter.
After 10 weeks of freezing north easterly winds, finely things are starting to look a bit more like spring. The water temperature is still quite low but it should be getting warmer by the day. Summer species are starting to make an appearance inshore, and hopefully the first of the bream will start in the next week or two. The banks south of the Purbeck hills are producing good sport with spur dogs, blonde rays, huss and congers keeping the rods twitching. The wrecking has been busy with good numbers of pollack, ling and the odd cod coming to the net (Including this 27lb beast caught by Frank Harris)
2013 has started well with a few days of settled weather, which allowed us to get out and have a go. Good numbers of whiting and cod are showing a couple of miles east of Swanage. The marks off a few more miles are producing blonde rays, huss, congers, spurdogs and the odd bonus cod.
The fishing over the last few weeks has been good. Cod and better numbers of whiting are showing on the marks to the east of Swanage. The fishing to the west of Swanage has also been producing good numbers of whiting good sport with huss, congers and rays with the odd bonus bass coming to the net.
I can’t quite believe 2012 is drawing to an end! It’s has been a frustrating year weather wise as the spring was beautiful and I had high hopes it would continue through to the summer but then the wind and rain came! Day after day it meant lots of cancelled trips and days fishing in miserable conditions, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who braved the elements and came aboard. Lets hope 2013 brings us less wind and flat days and plenty of fish. .
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year tight light lines
Fishing has been busy and the bream are now showing in good numbers on the mussel beds along with big Huss, Rays and Gurnard. Mackerel have been close inshore in large numbers with plenty of Bass, Pollack and garfish amongst them including the odd herring. Blonde rays are still giving some great sport with plenty of fish in the twenties. Over the next month, whiting and cod will start to show on the marks to the East of Swanage, so all we need now is the weather.
Dan is a very keen young angler who came out with me a few weeks ago for his second trip aboard San Gina II. When he’s not boat fishing, he is down his local marina catching mullet “ if he’s not fishing he’s talking about fishing” his dad said to me. He is one of the nicest young men I have had the pleasure to have onboard a real credit to his parents and the sport. It’s very nice to see some keen young blood really enjoying every aspect of fishing! Keep it up Dan and hope to see you on the water soon.