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.
Baywater Anglers – September 2018
If the weather looks dodgy and an event looks in danger of being cancelled then you can phone me on my mobile number – 07704 602180 – beforehand to confirm.
Sunday, 9th September, 2018 Time: 4.00 pm – 8.30 pm Venue: Steamer Quay Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 6.50 pm Height: 5.1 m.
At this time of year, the river should be coming properly to life and I thought that we could have a look and see what was doing. Long fluorocarbon traces work well, especially fished close in for mullet with either ragworms or bread fished on a small (size 6 or 8) long shank hook, but float fishing with coarse floats is also a good strategy. Down the wall rigs also work well. Whatever you do, it is a good idea to flatten or file off the barbs on your hooks to help release unharmed any immature bass or silver eels that are caught.
Sunday, 16th September, 2018 Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Venue: African Queen, fishing over the Skerries, with pick up and drop off at Kingswear High Tide: 10.56 am Height: 4.2 m.
Hopefully there should be good numbers of plaice with a few other species, such as gurnards and dabs, thrown in for good measure. Cost of the trip will be £38 to cover charter of the boat – the African Queen – for the day plus catering squid and prawns, which I will buy for everybody to share. If you want to try out some other baits, you will need to bring along your own lugworms, ragworms, razorfish or peeler crabs, depending on what you fancy having a go with. For tackle keep it simple – a long flowing trace to size 1 - 1/0 Aberdeen hooks will do the job fine, especially if mounted on a boom rather than a running leger. (This will help to reduce tangles.) Fluorocarbon traces will increase the number of bites while combinations of different coloured beads have their steadfast supporters. Places are limited so you will need to book in advance. Please phone me on 07704 602180 to discuss.
Friday, 28th September, 2018 Time: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 9.10 pm Height: 4.7 m.
Mackerel and garfish should be present at the start of the evening, together with plenty of wrasse and the occasional bigger pollack. Float tackle is doing well but so is LRF gear used with either lures or bait. Spinning is productive, especially with rubber eels for the pollack, and there may be some scad around. As the evening gets darker, you will need some starlites to illuminate your float or switch to leger, which will add extra species such as conger eels and dogfish to your list of possible captures.
Sunday, 7th October, 2018 Time: 3.00 pm – 7.30 pm Venue: Goodrington Promenade Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 5.42 pm Height: 4.6 m.
Target species mackerel, bass and garfish but you could also go for wrasse, pollack and scad. Float tackle is the usual choice but LRF gear used with either lures or bait is also worth looking at, as is more conventional spinning with either small, flashy, silver spinners or rubber eels fished behind a small bullet lead. For those who wish to try something different, there are bass to be had on lures with surface poppers such as chugbugs producing some spectacular bites when they are around. Squid and mackerel strips recommended for float fishing while ragworms, prawns and peeler crabs are good for on the bottom.
Sunday, 14th October, 2018 Time: 8.00 am – 12.00 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 9.50 am Height: 4.6 m.
Target species mackerel and garfish, which are being caught more regularly along the Breakwater, together with plenty of wrasse and the occasional bigger pollack. Float tackle is doing well but so is LRF gear used with either lures or bait. Spinning is productive, especially with rubber eels mounted behind a drilled bullet or barrel lead. Mackerel strips are doing well on float while ragworm, prawns and peeler crabs are good for the wrasse on either leger, hybrid tackles or float.
Look after yourselves!
Martyn and Julie Green