Burnham on Sea Report by Richard Saxby
Burnham Boat Owners Sea Angling Association
This is my first report since January and with a relaxation of the lock down rules there has been a bit more activity from the boats. A few of the local boats had made the odd trip out this year but most were in dry dock due to travel restrictions. Hopefully with things heading in the right direction we will be back to some sort of normality soon and our competitions have just started again.
April 17th we took Four Buoys out for our first trip since October last year with a crew of 4. Only a short trip over high water so we stayed local. Plenty of fish from the first drop to the last with thornbacks, straps, dogs, a blonde of 15-8 and a cracking cod of 10lb 4oz to Fred Saxby. It was a great first trip out after a long lay off.
The following day was our first junior comp of the year and 5 boats launched with 7 eager kids on board (and a few eager adults) with another couple of club boats out taking advantage of a good forecast. The fishing was as good as the previous day and all the kids caught plenty with blonde, spotted, thornback and small eyed rays, huss, dogs and eels. First place went to Tommy Devey with a specimen spotted ray of 4lb and 100%. Second went to Cohen Devey with a huss of 10lb 12oz and 86% followed by Lydia Devey with a blonde ray of 14lb 9oz and 81%. Domonic Stroud also weighed in a nice bass of 5lb 4oz.
May 2nd 4 boats were out for another short trip over high water with all staying within our local grounds. It was great to see the first hounds come out locally with 3 boats finding them but none this time for Four Buoys. Lots of rays, conger and dogs and a couple of the boats found a bass or two. The biggest hound went around 14lb to Nigel Devey and the biggest bass just under 4lb to Dom Stroud.
Next competitions are the Ray Farthing Trophy on 23rd May followed by an away day on June 20th.
The next club meeting is on Thursday 20th May 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.