August 5th aboard Katie-Ann
This was planned as a "wrecking trip at anchor for large bream" but the weather was against us and as Paul Davies reported that inshore marks in Weymouth Bay had been fishing well for both plaice and bream, the trip was relabeled an inshore plaice trip. Drew led the way with an early plaice between 3 and 4 lb and was giving advice to Phil M on how you might react to a plaice bite on the drift. It didn't seem that Phil really needed any help as he caught 2 small plaice on the next couple of drifts and then landed a new Plaice Club Record fish of 6lb2oz - a prime fish! Although the choppy conditions made fishing difficult throughout the trip, 7 out of the 9 of us caught plaice with both Phil and Rob catching 4 each. Fred B joined us from Essex after a bit of a break from fishing and caught 2 plaice "with style and elegance"
The bream fishing was even tougher than the plaice fishing with no specimens caught but David T just piped Rob with 4 bream to Rob's 3.
Other species caught included gurnard, pout, dogfish, mackerel and Drew's starfish!
Paul was disappointed with the day but we certainly did as well as other boat fishing from Weymouth and from my book definition we caught 9 "specimen plaice - fish over 3.5lb" including Phil's new Club Record, so not a red letter day, but still quite successful and from my perspective enjoyable! Phil was top rod, closely followed by Rob with David 3rd.
July 25th aboard Wild Frontier
We arrived mid channel at dead slack water and the fishing was slow. Clem moved west to the cleaner water and immediately Peter was bent into a double figure cod. Fish came aboard steadily with a mix of species. Phil setting a new club record with a tub gurnard of 6 lb 2 oz.
Rob won the day with 3 cod and a mix of pout, gurnard and a 5lb ballan wrasse. Richard C was a close second with 2 cod, a pollock and gurnard.