Baywater Anglers November 2023 Schedule
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. For any new members, if you wish to borrow tackle for an event, please let me know at least two days before the event starts.
Date: Sunday 5th November 2023 Time: 8.00 am 1.00 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 10.11 am Height: 3.9 m
The Breakwater has been fishing a little erratically recently but there have been a fair number of mackerel, pollack not just the tiny ones but with a few better ones mixed in garfish and wrasse coming to the net. This is likely to deteriorate soon so I thought that we might as well have one last crack at them before putting away the summer tackle and reaching for the beachcasters.
Float-fishing probably best on the day but bight rig on LRF tackle has been doing extremely well, fished either with neutral buoyancy and mackerel strip for mackerel, garfish or pollack or with a slightly heavier drop shot and ragworm / lures for the wrasse. Legering should produce a few different species but this is also the time of the year for coalfish, which seem to have a preference for peeler crabs fished on a running leger inside the harbour.
Date: Friday 10th November 2023 Time: 3.30 pm 6.30pm Venue: Freshwater Car Park Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 4.03 pm Height: 4.4 m
I am running a course for the Angling Trust all weekend so I am afraid that this is my only chance to do some club coaching this weekend. It is very much an LRF spot so ragworm on light gear should do very well. If anyone fancies a go at pole fishing, let me know please.
Date: Saturday 18th November 2023 Time: 8.00 am 12.00 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 8.55 am Height: 4.6 m
There should be the usual mackerel and pollack on float but legering should also produce a few fish of other species. Dogfish and whiting may be around for those using squid or mackerel strip but there might, perhaps, be a few flatfish or wrasse showing to peeler crabs or ragworms. You could also experiment with LRF and HRF tackle or, for those who like to experiment, you could try ragworms on the pole, having some fun with the wrasse. Some chunky pout have also been making an appearance recently so it might be worth having a go on a bight rig baited with mackerel strip.
Friday 24th November, 2023 Time: 4.00 pm 9.00 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors. High Tide: 3.33 pm Height: 4.6 m.
This is a reasonable tide, even if it is dropping, so there should be plenty of whiting and dogfish around to put a bend in the rod. For tackle, you could use beachcasters but there is no real need to go as heavy as all that; carp rods will handle just about everything likely to come up on such a tide. Nor will you need sophisticated tackle with running leger and flapper rigs quite capable of pulling in a few fish. As for bait, mackerel or squid strip should do the trick but you could also experiment with whole sprats, peeler crabs or blueys just to see what else comes along, like conger eels or three bearded rockling. There are also likely to be plenty of mackerel around on float and perhaps the odd garfish or two (or a lot more!) besides pollack as well.
Saturday, 2nd December, 2023 Time: 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm Venue: Brixham Laboratory Event: Annual Prizegiving and rig making event.
When you get to the laboratory, come to the front doors and phone me on 07704 602180 and I will come and let you in. It would be nice to have a buffet to munch on through the evening so, if you could please bring some food, it would be much appreciated. I will bring mince pies, some soft drinks, crisps, sausage rolls and cocktail sausages possibly even some flapjacks - but sandwiches, cakes and party style snacks would all be much appreciated. I thought, with new members present, that we could do the prizegiving and then look at making up rigs etc that people could use through the Winter.
Saturday, 9th December, 2023 Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Venue: KEVICS, Top Field Event: Casting teach-in
With a few newcomers to the club, I have been given permission by KEVICS to use their top field for teaching them to cast and for anyone else who is interested in seeing how far they are casting and if they can get any further. I will have a laser rangefinder and an oche with me so that I will be able to tell you exactly how far you are casting at the beginning of the event and at the end.
Sunday 10th December, 2023 Time: 2.00 pm 6.00 pm Venue: Teignmouth Point Car Park Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors. High Tide: 4.05 pm Height: 4.3 m.
The tides this weekend arent great so I thought that we could have a look and see if a few flounders are running. I have caught them at this beach at all states of the tide but, with the tide being so sluggish, I thought that we might as well have a go at the high, just in case there was anything else around. Peeler crabs do well for both bass and flounders but I have caught other species on ragworms if crabs are in short supply.
Friday 15th December, 2023 Time: 5.00 pm 9.00 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors. High Tide: 7.54 pm Height: 4.6 m.
This is a good tide so there should be plenty of whiting and dogfish around to put a bend in the rod. For tackle, you could use beachcasters but there is no real need to go as heavy as all that; carp rods will handle just about everything likely to come up on such a tide. Nor will you need sophisticated tackle with running leger and flapper rigs quite capable of pulling in a few fish. As for bait, mackerel or squid strip should do the trick but you could also experiment with whole sprats, peeler crabs or blueys just to see what else comes along, like conger eels or three bearded rocklings. There may be some mackerel around on float and perhaps the odd pollack as well.
All the best