Weather!

Fun couple days off shore recently. last Tuesday was not for the nervy! A strong Northerly F4-5 that failed to drop off as forecasted left us with an interesting day afloat. Top that with the first few wrecks not producing it was getting difficult! Fortunately the fish switched on with the next couple wrecks and we managed to fill the cool boxes with fish. The following day was a better forecast, a change of plan to suit the weather delivered fish on every wreck bar one. Not the double figure stamp we’re used to, but a good 6-8lb average keeping the […]

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New stuff …

2nd in our 2020 My Way 2 species hunt, Graham Chadwick won a £200 voucher to exchange for new gear from the Pure Fishing range.   With more species and fishing enjoyment in mind, Graham opted for a rod & reel from the new PENN ranges.   PENN Wrath Bolescopic rods are available in two different versions; a lighter 7 ft version that can be used with weights up to 110g and a 8ft version up to 250g. These easy-to-transport bolo rods are well balanced and due to the sensitive tip, the rods have a perfect bite registration.   The […]

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Mixed fishing

We’ve enjoyed some great mixed fishing recently on the spring tides. Drifting around the coast we’ve been rewarded with a good number of ballan and cuckoo wrasse, together with pout, poor cod, pollack, codling, mackerel and scad.   At anchor, we’ve seen plenty of thornback rays, bull huss, dogfish and whiting. We’ve also been catching grey gurnard, black bream amongst many others.  A quick nip out to the wrecks on a calm day once again so us hitting the pollack. Choosing a closer wreck than normal to allow for other fishing, it was rewarding to still fill a toolbox in […]

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Minke Whale

Another great day afloat recently, but the highlight has to be our 2nd minke whale sighting. Sadly the photos are not the best, everywhere I pointed the camera it popped up behind me. Such inquisitive creatures, we were as fascinated with the whale, as it was with us and were treated to a 20minute show as the whale circled My Way 2 and on occasions swam passed at speed with the white pectoral fins darting through the water.

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PENN Prevail Boat rod – video

The new PENN Prevail Boat rods are a modern range of Saltwater Boat rods, providing a combination of strength, versatility and performance. Matched with the popular PENN Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed reel, the perfect combination for offshore fishing.       The PENN Prevail Boat rods are a modern range of Saltwater Boat rods, providing a combination of strength, versality and performance. The original WINN-Grip feels soft but also ensures perfect grip, even when being wet. As well, all the boat rods are equipped with one-piece stainless steel Dura-guides that provide ultimate durability since these guides are especially designed without an […]

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Inshore fun

Excellent fun inshore chasing a few species, drifting for the morning followed by an afternoon at anchor. Plenty of wrasse around, ballans and cuckoos, great fun on light tackle. With added pollack, coalfish, scad and a few nice codling for John. Holyhead Deep was tiring!  Spurdog and pack tope every drop, with a few double shots testing the muscles. Final anchor in the bay yielded a handful of hounds to cap a great day afloat with the crew from Milnrow. More photos in Gallery 266

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Fishing Frenzy

Another superb day offshore. Cool boxes over flowing with fish at the end, despite some filleting midway through.   Codling failed us today and we had a slow period on slack water, but besides that it fished brilliantly, plenty of single and double shots of pollack with many well into double figures. More photos in Gallery 266

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly …

The bad – 5am sail to get out, catch some fish and beat the F6 early afternoon. The very bad – the fish on the first wrecks were still sleeping, only a few small pollack for our effort! The ugly – 20 miles off, the morse cable on the gear box snapped, couldn’t go forward, couldn’t go astern. The very ugly – The Wookie! Fortunately the cable snapped a few inches from the gear box. A little redneck engineering between Matt and myself had us back in action within 30 mins. Cheers Matthew for your help The good – after […]

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