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.
Sunday, 21st July, 2019 Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 9.45 pm Height: 4.5 m Fishing Times 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm
The tide’s not bad so there should be mackerel around, not to mention scad, pollack and garfish. Float fishing should be productive but you could also, in the early part of the evening, use ragworms instead of mackerel strip and try for wrasse if other sport is slow. Alternative methods include spinning with rubber eels for pollack with yellow being a productive colour and one which you can fish into the dark with when we start to lose the light.
Sunday, 28th July, 2019 Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 3.28 pm Height: 4.0 m Fishing Times 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Not great tides this weekend but there should be mackerel around, not to mention, pollack and garfish. Float fishing should be productive but you could also use ragworms instead of mackerel strip and try for wrasse if other sport is slow.
Sunday, 11th August, 2019 Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Species Hunt Challenge Open to: All club members High Tide: 3.57 pm Height: 3.9 m Fishing Times 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Okay, the tide isn’t great, but I thought that we might as well have a little fun to kick off the species hunt for this year, i.e. let's have a four-hour fishing challenge where whoever catches the most species wins. Any member participating will, if he or she catches, accrue species points for the Species Challenge for this year - in addition to any already submitted - and, just to make life interesting, I will throw in a mystery prize for whoever catches the most species during the afternoon. Apologies for any earlier confusion. I missed a species by accident - sorry about that - so there is a clear winner for last year and no need for a fish-off!
Friday, 23rd August, 2019 Venue: Steamer Quay Event: Charity Competition on behalf of Totnes Carnival Committee for their work with local charities High Tide: 11.38 pm Height: 4.0 m. Sign-on: 4.00 pm - 4.30 pm opposite the Veterinary Surgery Fishing Times 4.30 pm - 8.00 pm Entry Fee £2.00 Catch and release points system in operation. First Prize: £20 + Rod & Reel + Meal for a family of 4 at the Silver Grill Restaurant, Totnes (Minimum 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Junior Prizes available)
There should be plenty of bass in the river – although most will be schoolies, hence the catch and release points system – but there should also be both thick and thin-lipped mullet, flounders and eels. As for bait, although I normally fish with ragworms, it may well pay to put down some peeler crabs to see what comes up.
Sunday, 1st September, 2019 Venue: Steamer Quay Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 8.43 pm Height: 5.3 m Fishing Times 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm
With such a cracking tide, there should be plenty of fish in the river, with mullet, bass, flounders and eels to put a bend in the rod.
Look after yourselves!
Martyn and Julie Green
Early in the next schedule, there will – if we can fill the ten spaces available - be a Sunday boat trip on the Skerries after plaice with September being the month when the bigger flatfish tend to show. If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible so that I know whether to book the boat or not.