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Baywater Anglers - Events
While we are usually pretty lucky with the weather, there are times when it is pouring with rain or blowing a gale. In these conditions it is not much fun fishing - and sometimes unsafe to do so - meaning that the best thing to do is to cancel the event. Consequently, if the weather looks dodgy and an event looks in danger of being cancelled, the best thing to do is to phone me on my mobile number – 07704 602180 – beforehand to check and see if it is on.
Friday, 25th January, 2019 Time: 5.30 pm – 10.00 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 9.38 pm Height: 4.7 m.
The pier hasn’t been fishing too badly recently with a chance of several species depending on the baits that you choose to fish. You could try mackerel, sandeels or squid strip for whiting, pout and dogfish but there will also be a chance of three bearded rockling on squid heads fished a bit closer in. There is also the chance of a few oddities, like late mackerel – still a few being caught - on floats fished with starlites into the dark. For tackle, I would stick to carp or spinning rods rather than beachcasters but it is entirely up to you. Personally I will be putting out two rods; one a double hook paternoster on the bottom with fish strip or sandeels on both hooks and the second a running leger baited with squid.

Sunday, 3rd February, 2019 Time: 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm Venue: Princess Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 5.32 pm Height: 4.3 m.
Dogfish and whiting should make an appearance with perhaps a few other species thrown in for good measure. Mackerel or squid strip both good baits for the time of year but it might not be a bad idea to pop out a couple of peeler crabs, lugworms or ragworms to see what else might be around. For tackle, I would probably stick to a couple of bottom rods with running leger and a fairly big bait on one and a double paternoster with smaller baits on the other.

Sunday, 10th February, 2019 Time: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 9.35 pm Height: 4.2 m.
You could try mackerel, sandeels or squid strip for whiting, pout and dogfish but there will also be a chance of three bearded rockling on squid heads fished a bit closer in. There is also the chance of a few oddities, like late mackerel on floats fished with starlites into the dark. For tackle, I would stick to carp or spinning rods rather than beachcasters but it is entirely up to you. Personally I will be putting out two rods; one a double hook paternoster on the bottom with fish strip or sandeels on both hooks and the second a running leger baited with squid.

Sunday, 17th February, 2019 Time: 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm Venue: Goodrington Promenade Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 4.22 pm Height: 4.3 m.
There should be a chance of several species depending on the baits that you choose to fish. You could try mackerel, sandeels or squid strip for whiting, pout and dogfish but there will also be a chance of a few other species if you experiment with ragworms or lugworms. For tackle, I would stick to carp or spinning rods rather than beachcasters but it is entirely up to you. Personally I will be putting out two rods; one a double hook paternoster on the bottom with fish strip or sandeels on both hooks and the second a running leger baited with squid. For part of the time, I might experiment with LRF gear matched to hybrid tackles such as the bight rig.

Sunday, 24th February, 2019 Time: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 9.50 pm Height: 4.6 m.
You could try mackerel, sandeels or squid strip for whiting, pout and dogfish but there will also be a chance of three bearded rockling on squid heads fished a bit closer in. There is also the chance of a few oddities, like late mackerel on floats fished with starlites into the dark or, occasionally at this time of the year, some bigger squid on squid jigs fished near the bottom at distance off the side. For tackle, I would stick to carp or spinning rods rather than beachcasters but it is entirely up to you. Personally I will be putting out two rods; one a double hook paternoster on the bottom with fish strip or sandeels on both hooks and the second a running leger baited with squid.

Look after yourselves!
Martyn and Julie Green
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