Don't know where the time has gone since coming back from Ireland, well the children and summer holidays have taken up most of it!
Fishing: Anyone reading and using World Sea Fishing Forums (Bass Section) will know that we have had a few events and raffles to raise money for the Geraint Rhys Richards Trust, one of these being a meet for bass anglers along the Dorset coast. Fishing was hard but almost everyone caught. No big bass on the day but it was a great opportunity for people to meet up and put faces to forum names. A big thank you to all who attended and Mark Padfield (Dorset bass Guide) for arranging this one.
I've had a few trips out on the bass with lures from the shore and a few trips out on the boat. The cod have been around in good numbers from the boat and have started to move inshore along the Chesil Bank.
Spring tide fishing for Mark Padfield and myself, a couple of nights ago we headed out, tides were looking good and the weather forecast seemed OK......But as with most plans the weather changed on us! I had a few off the top and the wind altered what could of been a good nights fishing. Mark took a few from the surface then had a nice 60+ cm fish to top it of, along with a few more.
Locally along Chesil beach - Good numbers of cod now showing, gurnards, bream (small) and the first triggers have made there presence. A nice catch for a friend last weekend was a cod on a hard lure while fishing for bass. There are still a few rays about but the numbers and size of them has reduced from what they were a few weeks ago.