Poole July 2021

Poole report by Philip Higgins The boat fishing has excelled itself this year with all boats recording good catches of Bream, Mackeral, and Tope. The harbour and channel approaches have seen some massive shoals of whitebait being chased by Mackeral, Scad and Bass, one shoal stretched from Stakes Bouy across to Brownsea Island with the…

Results July 2021

LDSFC 7th Shore Competition 5th June 2021.     On Saturday evening Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club held its 7th shore competition which was held at Barton-on-Sea.  The weather for the evening sunny with light winds, five club members signed on but only one managed to weigh in fish.  Best round fish of the…

Burnham on Sea July 2021

Burnham on Sea Report by Richard Saxby Bit of a mixed  bag over the last month with some poor weather most weekends though a few boats have made it out either from Burnham or further afield. At some stage we must be due an extended settled spell.  June 20th Sea Wolf launched at Weymouth with…

LRF Report July 2021

LRF Report by Richard Salter There are so many things to talk about from the last few weeks Lerfing activities, that I’m not really sure where to start! I’ll start with ringneck blennies, because we’ve been talking quite a lot about them recently! My lerfing ally Ben Bassett caught one of these rare blennies in…

Lymington July 2021

Lymington report by John Skeggs, Last Laugh Charters Its good to get my customers back on-board , and seeing them catch some quality fish is even better.This time of year there are plenty of different species totarget, Bream, Bass, Plaice, Smoothound, Skate, Tope and Mackerel are but a few.If you would like to target any…

Chesil Report July 2021

Chesil beach report by Gareth Mayers The past month has been a struggle for some anglers and brilliant for others along chesil. The biggest challenge at the moment is still having to deal with the amount of spider crabs but thankfully they seem to be decline.  The mackerel are still very patchy although you still…

North Devon July 2021

North Devon report by Wayne Thomas The general consensus seems to be that the season is running a bit late this year following the cold spring. Mackerel that true fish of summer have been very scarce so far with bass catches below par. Despite this some good fish have been landed from both boat and…

Back to Basics July 2021

Back to Basics – Tope Fishing by Martin Wood Tope basics:With the summer now in full swing and waters warming up nicely we have started to see an abundance of summer species now flooding in although some areas are just starting to show so let’s look at one species that has great fighting qualities and…

Langstone July 2021

Langstone report by Neville Merritt With the relaxation of rules on social distancing we have all been relieved to get out fishing again over the past couple of months. In fact, it almost feels normal again, at least, normal enough to be complaining about all the usual things! Top of the worries list in the…

Weymouth July 2021

Weymouth report by Paul Whittall Weymouth and Portland Port Report. June and July. June saw some wonderful weather with flat calm seas allowing the Weymouth and Portland charter boats to reach the offshore wrecks in minimum time. Fishing has been lively with good numbers of pollack reported to 15lb taking the usual variety of lures…

East Sussex July 2021

East Sussex Diary by Kevin Morgan ANDERIDA FISHING CLUBOn Monday 10th May 25 anglers fished in Pevensey Bay, with several anglers catching thornback rays(all returned alive!). The winner was Keith Hesling with 3 rays for a total of 14lb 1 ¾ oz. Second Paul King with 9lb 5 ½ oz, including the biggest fish, a…

West Sussex June 2021

West Sussex report by Alan Brown Fishing has probably been the hardest I’ve ever known along here, ifs it’s not the lockdowns it’s the long settled spells with clear water and low water temperatures. With the odd unsettled weather windows, some have found odd fish among the doggies. Fishing has know I’m happy to say…

LRF Report June 2021

LRF Report by Richard Salter This last month has been quite challenging but thankfully the last week or so has seen signs of things really kicking into life. Much of May was spent scratching around for odd fish here and there, its been a challenge to just avoid a blank at times and I’ve failed…

Poole June 2021

Poole report by Philip Higgins It is nice to be getting back to enjoying life without too many restrictions and the return of anglers on the boats. During May the Bream dominate the catches and after a slow start they have again returned in numbers this is partly due to years of angling conservation methods…

Bristol Channel boat June 2021

Bristol Channel Boat Report by Tom Wright May could be best described as a steady month. Never was there really a time where the fishing was tearing but throughout a consistent flow of good fish came over the gunwhales of the various charter and private boats. Immediately around Watchet there have been good numbers of…

Results June 2021

West Bay SAC Saturday 15th May, club members fished the latest Andy Neal Rover from various venues. All the competitors managed to catch fish with the top three being; 1st Most Fish Points: Gerry Reed 2pts 2nd Longest fish: Paul House Dogfish 59cm 3rd Most Species: Steve Fowles On Thursday the 27th May club members and a guest fished West…

Rehoming Rods

Rehoming Rods by Martin Wood Martin Wood: So it’s with great pleasure that I have hooked up again with Jason Scott the Eastbourne fisherman on Youtube & Facebook and talk and promote the goals he is setting for the youth in and around sea angling by collecting donations of angling gear to give out as…

North Devon June 2021

North Devon report by Wayne Thomas Summer seems to have arrived on time as we head into June with blue skies and calm seas. This follows on from a Spring that was split into two halves, cold and dry in the first half and cool and wet in the second. This did little to bring…

Chesil Report June 2021

Chesil beach report by Gareth Mayers The general fishing along the beach has been very on and off lately with spider crab being an extreme nuisance at times and now the may bloom has also started which does tend to put the fish down a bit.  On the plus side the May bloom doesn’t last too long. Give it…

Roving Rods June 2021

Roving Rods – Return to the Beaches by Martin Wood With the recent weather turning nice, sunny and hot after a long  horrible damp and wet spell,  and with the shoulder injury stopping all fishing for  6-8 weeks, my rotator cuff muscle finally felt like it may play ball although my style of fishing at…

Back to Basics June 2021

Back to Basics – Shock Leaders by Martin Wood This month I thought I would touch on shock leader, whether mono or braid lines, as I am seeing on the forums and on Facebook a lot of debate for new people asking questions, some of the info is great and some which is just downright…

Thames Estuary Report June 2021

Thames Estuary report by Lee Bollingbroke At last we are fully open and chartering as usual on Sophielea and now allowed to fill the boat as usual and the best bit  the fishing is great with large hounds to fifteen pounds plenty of bass mostly small to mediums and lots of rays.The weather is helping…

Lymington June 2021

Lymington report by John Skeggs, Last Laugh Charters The month of May saw much lower than average temperatures, this kept the water temperature down and delayed many of the summer species .The Bream fishing has showed little consistency, one day you would catch 20 the next day you’d be lucky to find them. The offshore…

Burnham on Sea June 2021

Burnham on Sea Report by Richard Saxby It’s been a bit quiet since my last report but a few boats made it out over the bank holiday weekend. The weather wasn’t as good as forecast and the fishing was a bit below par but the boats that did make it out found just enough fish…

Bristol Channel Shore June 2021

Bristol Channel shore report by Craig Butler With life getting back or some sort of normal it feels like sea angling in the Bristol Channel is back to normal and better than what it was before in many ways.  The past month here on the good old Bristol Channel shore has seen some fantastic catches…

Weymouth June 2021

Weymouth report by Paul Whittall May has been unseasonably chilly, wet and windy…just to add to the ongoing problems regarding customer numbers as caused by the continuing Covid situation. The days that have been suitable for taking customers out to sea have produced some good results with a fine variety of species caught. Competition angling…

Match Results May 2021

LDSFC 5th Shore competition 24th April 2021.      On Sunday 24th April Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club held its 5th shore competition which was a rover.  The weather for the competition was dry and sunny but with a strong north-east wind.  Seven club members signed on including one junior.  Only one member managed…