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.
Saturday, 5th September, 2020 Time: 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Teignmouth Back Beach Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 20.59 p.m. Height: 4.7 m
There should be plenty of bass around on a tide like this – I have taken several clients there recently and we have caught pretty well on each occasion – and I have contacted Lyme Bay Baits - 07570 847353 – to see if they can supply live sandeels. If they can – and from the sounds of it they may well be able to – it would be lovely to be able to fish this again without breaking my back catching live prawns!
Sunday, 13th September, 2020 Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Venue: African Queen, Kingswear Event: Boat Fishing for Skerries Plaice High Tide: 3.12 pm Height: 3.9 m
Short notice for this, I’m afraid, but the tide is a good one for the Skerries and it will be nice to get afloat again. Cost per head will be £38 to include squid strips and hire of boat. (You will have to provide other bait for yourself.) Alan has had to raise his prices slightly because working with only five people has made business very difficult. He is therefore taking seven people on this trip but I need to confirm the booking as soon as possible. Priority will be given to the five people whose trip was cancelled because of bad weather but that means that there will be at least one other place to fill. If you want to come please email or telephone me as soon as possible please.
Friday 18th September, 2020 Time: 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Steamer Quay Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors. High Tide: 7.53 pm Height: 5.3 m.
Probably one of the last trips of the year for this particular venue but there should be quite a few fish around although they will mostly be smaller fish with the chance of an odd larger mullet or two showing up. For tackle I would stick to really light rods – like freshwater match rods or quiver tips – matched to freshwater float tackle or running leger with a long, flowing trace. Down the wall rigs also stand a chance and we can look at pop-ups if the crabs come on the feed. For bait I would stick to ragworms, using the smallest worms that you can get hold of. There should also be a few better flounders starting to show.
Sunday, 27th September, 2020 Time: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 3.52 p.m. Height: 4.0 m
There should be a good chance of mackerel, scad and garfish on the float and, if you can get hold of some prawns or small livebaits, there is also a good chance of contacting some bass around the edges of the rocks. At this time of the year, I have also had them on plugs near the surface with chugbugs – a surface popper – doing well in the past, usually either in silver varieties or red and white. You could also try on the bottom and see what comes along or experiment with LRF and HRF tackle.
Saturday, 3rd October, 2020 Time: 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Goodrington Promenade Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 8.03 pm Height: 4.8 m
There should be plenty of mackerel and garfish on float but you could also experiment with LRF and HRF tackle to see what else is around. Bottom tackle is likely to produce, especially into the dark, with pouting, dogfish and the chance of a bass to reward those having a go while spinning with white or yellow rubber eels may also take pollack.
Sunday 11th October, 2020 Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Venue: African Queen, Kingswear Event: Boat Fishing for Skerries Plaice High Tide: 1.04 pm Height: 3.8 m
This will be one of the last boat trips over the Skerries but it should be a good one with the plaice packing on weight prior to moving off the banks. If you would like to come, please let me know ASAP. Cost will be £40.00, which will only cover the charter of the boat, and you will need to bring your own bait with ragworms, frozen uncooked prawns, lugworms and peeler crabs all good. Don't forget squid to top it all off.
At this moment in time I have myself, Robin, John Burt, Brian, Tony S and Steve going. Any changes please let me know ASAP since there are only six places available.
Sunday 18th October, 2020 Time: 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Blackpool Sands Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors. High Tide: 8.15 pm Height: 5.3 m.
This tends to be a bit of an erratic mark but it can throw up a few surprises. Personally, I would bring two beachcasters, putting one out with ragworms or lugworms on a flapper rig and the other rod out with peeler crab on an up and over leger. Target species will include flatfish, dogfish and whiting but there may also be a few other species around to add a bit of variety. A whole squid popped out close in might tempt a bass, for example, while I would not be very surprised if red mullet or sole made an appearance along the way.
All the best.
Martyn and Julie Green