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 a crew of 3. The fishing was tough but they found a few fish in the form of turbot, gurnards, launce, mackeral and a weever.
July 2nd and a few members had a 3 day break in Falmouth fishing on Anglo Dawn skippered by Andy Howell and old friend of theirs and ex club member. The weather was against them a little but they still managed a day out wrecking which produced plenty of ling with the biggest going 28lb 5oz to Dave Teather. A quick stop on a bank on the way in gave them plenty of gurnards with a nice red gurnard of 1lb 8oz to Simon Stroud. The middle day was spent inshore catching conger at anchor and a few bass on lures. The last day was spent on the sharks with 6 to the boat and 2 lost up to around 80lb.
July 10th we held the Fred Peters trophy, this was fished as a species hunt with 3 boats and 7 anglers booking in. This competiton has no minimum sizes with just a photo of each species to count. All the boats ended up steaming down to Porlock weir and beyond where clear water can be found and a few different species not usually seen in Bridgewater bay. Between us we managed 12 species but no one managed to get more than 6 with a 5 way tie for 1st place and the pools being taken by Roy Saxby with a hound.
Fish of the month for June was won by myself with a hound of 15lb 4oz and 98%.
We have a junior competition on the 18th July from Burnham followed by an away day at Brixham on July 25th.
The next club meeting is on Thursday 15th July at Burnham Motor Boat and Sailing Club on the sea front, pop along if you are interested in joining a friendly club.
You can keep up-to date with latest news and catches and all things fishy on our facebook page and website Burnham Boat Owners Sea Angling Association.
That’s it from me, stay safe all and if you manage to get out fishing anywhere good luck.