10lb Tope for Julia & Brian

Brian Julia Tope Richard Tope and Huss Brian 15lb tope

 

Catch of the Week

10lb Tope & 13lb Huss (Boat Record) for Richard

 

Catch of the Week

15lb Tope for Brian

(Boat Record)

Richard 16lb Blonde

 

16lb Blonds Ray for Richard

 

10 Mile Banks

September 6th

 

A Great day for the Elkins crew fishing the 10 mile Banks on a 'middling tide' with quality Tope, Blonde and Huss.

Julia also lost an amazing specimen which breached twice totally clearing the water, thought to be a Shark or Tope estimated at 60lb + which eventually shreded 100lb mono.

 

Freshwater Cliffs

September 13/14th

 

Sept 14th. Paul's Crew had similar reults with another 7 Rays, 1 x Bass, Pout and lost something very big!

 

Sept 13th. on a big spring tide Neil's Crew had  10 x Undulate Ray all doubles to 15lb, 1xBass, 2x Starry Smoothound, 1conger, several Pout, and a couple of Whiting

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15lb Undulate Ray for Neil

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Starry Smoothound for Simon

 

14lb Undulate Ray for Dave

Simon Ray 2014

 

13lb Undulate Ray for Simon

Neil Bass 2014

 

Another Bass for Neil

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A nice Bass for Chris

 

Undulate Ray for Chris

 

2 dounle figure Undulate Rays for Paul

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Freshwater Cliffs

September 19th

 

 

 

Sept 19th. on a small tide Ray's Crew had  1 x Undulate Ray, 1 x Cod , 1xBass, 1 x Bream, several Pout, and a couple of Whiting and a few Macky

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First Cod of the season for Kevin

 

Kevin with an Undulate Ray 12lb safley returned

 

A nice Bass for Mike

 

Freshwater Cliffs

September 27th

Day 1

 

Sept 27th. on a Big tide

The Butcher Crew had  1 x 8lb Undulate Ray, 1x 10lb 14oz Bass, 1 x Bream, 1 Starry Smoothound several Pout, and a couple of Whiting and a Scad

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Bob with an Undulate Ray 8lb safley returned

 

Martin with a 10lb 14oz Bass

 

Starry Smoothound for Bob

 

Freshwater Cliffs

September 28th

Day 2

 

Sept 28th. on a Big tide

The Butcher Crew had  1 x 5lb Cod, 1x 4lb Bass, 5 Congers  several Pout, and a couple of Whiting

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Martin with a 4lb Bass

Steve 5lb Cod

 

Steve with a 5lb Cod

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Martin and Steve doing the Congor

 

Spoils Grounds and Freshwater Cliffs

October 5th

 

James and Gordon had  1 x 11lb Undulate Ray, 7lb Thornback Ray, approx 12 large Pout over 3lb+, 2 Conger, several Dogs and a Spider Crab!!

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James, 7lb Thirnback Ray

 

A first and new boat record Spider Crab :-)

 

James, 11lb Undulate Ray

 

Freshwater Cliffs

and Totland Bay October 25th

 

Neil, Simon, Dave and John had  2 x Small Eyed Rays, 1 x Undulate Ray, 1 x Conger, some Pout and small Whiting

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Neil, Undulate Ray

 

Neil, Small Eyed Ray

 

Neil, Simon and John.......Waiting!

 

Dave, Small Eyed Ray

 

Needles Spoils Area

Saturday 15th November

 

Neil, Simon, Dave  A busy day on a small tide with some quality fish including a new boat record 17lb 10oz Undulate Ray, 10lb and 6lb Cod, 6lb Bass and 12 x Conger!!, also some Pout and small good size Whiting

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Simon, 17lb 10oz Undulate Ray

New Boat record

 

Simon 6lb Bass

 

Neil, 10lb and 6lb Cod

 

Needles Spoils Area

Sunday 16th November

 

John, Callum & Brendan

No Cod today however had a couple of Conger and some Whiting for the pot. Callum landed the best fish of the day which was a Conger estimated at 60lb, the scales went 40 lb with still hvae the fish on the deck!

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Callum  with a cracking Conger estimated at 40lb +, the scales were not up to the job!!

 

Brendan with the first Conger of the day

Callum playing a Conger

 

Needles Spoils Area

Saturday 22nd November

 

Oli, James, Matty & Mon

A great day on a bad forecast. We were one of a few boats who fished the Needles yesterday, and glad we did. James landed two nice Cod at 17lb and 16lb. Also had some nice Whiting with Mon losing the best one at the net, 3lb +!!!. Conger, Pout and dozens of Dogs made up the rest of the catch, a busy day

 

 

Totland Bay and the Solent at Sowley

Friday 21st

 

Neil, Simon and Eethan

We tried to get out past the light however when we got out decided it was not comfortable so decided to try the Solent. Birthday boy Eethan was top gun of the day with a mixed bag of Conger, Whiting, Pout and Dogs,

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Simon - Spotted Ray

 

A greedy Pout!

 

Eethan's first  Conger

 

Eethan - Spotted Ray

 

Neil Playing !! :-)

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James - 17lb Cod

 

James and Oli

 

James 16lb Cod

James Cod, 17lb and 16lb

 

Keyhaven Cod Comp

Needles Spoils Area

Sunday 30th November

 

Brian, Julia, Richard and me!

 

Unfortunately the Cod were ellusive we had some big Conger, a nice Thornbacka and a couple of Whiting. Out of 104 anglers only 5 Cod were caught

Results

1st  Ian Jones 21.2 Lb (£500 Prize)

2nd  James Knaggs 17.4 Lb (£400 Prize)

3rd  Mike Blunt 14.4 Lb (£300 Prize)

4th  Dave Wreyford 8.4 Lb (£130 Prize)

5th Richard Rickman 7.7 Lb (£1

julia Conger Keyhaven cod Comp 2014

 

Needles Spoils Area

Saturday 29th November

 

Tony Williams crew

 

The forecast got it wrong again, it was a tad lumpy out there however the crew fished exceptionally well.

Tony had 2 Congers including a new boat record at 45lb. Also had some whiting, Pout, Thornback and Doggies!!

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Needles 2 miles Tuesday 30th December

 

John and Michael Shefield

A great day on the last trip of the year. Flat seas and sunshine.

We were one of 60 plus boats who fished the Needles. Michael landed a nice Cod of 10lb, his first ever Cod. Also had the best catch of Whiting this year, estimated at 50+ and many were returned, a busy day !

 

 

 

Needles 2 miles Monday 29th December

Andy. Darren, Ben &  Richard

Unfortunately the Cod did not show today however we had 3 Conger and a number of good Whiting.

Michael Cod 10lb Michael Whiting Hurst sunset

 

Needles 2 miles Sunday 4th January 2015

 

Stuart Metcalfe

A rare pleasure trip for me with my Haven neighbour.

 

A great start to 2015 on Hermit, first Needles Cod this year to Stuart Metcalfe at 21lb. Also had Conger, Thornback and plenty decent Whiting.

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Needles 2 miles Sunday 18th January 2015

 

Neil Buckett Crew

A good day at the Needles with Neil, Dave and Simon, 2 Cod, 10lb and 4lb, some cracking Whiting to 3lb 10oz, a 4lb Pout and couple of Congers.....we won't mention the Doggies

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Needles 3 miles Friday February 6th 2015

 

Neil Buckett Crew

 

3 Conger, 1 Whiting and a 4lb 8oz Spotted Ray caught on a VERY hard day!!!

 

 

 

 

Needles 2 miles  Wednesday 21st  January 2015

 

Ray Barker Crew

Despite the lumpy sea, managed to snare a few fish! We had a couple of small Cod at 2 miles, Conger and loads of cracking Whiting to 4lb +, decided to try inside for the last couple of hours to give the 'guts' a break and had some smaller Whiting and a Thorny

 

Needles 2 miles  Saturday 7th February 2015

 

Mike Bees Crew

Mikes first Conger, one of 2 he caught today on a very difficult day. Mike fished hard all day however the Cod were elusive again, we moved in close and had a few Whiting close to the cliffs however they were hard to find

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Needles 10 miles  Sunday15th February 2015

 

James Cooper Crew

A small tide, warm, flat, sunny so fished the 10 mile banks and the fish played ball !

Several large Conger smashed lines early on, stepped up the gear and landed 6 Conger 40lb +, also a 12 lb Undulate and a nice Thornback  finished the day.

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Needles Cliffs  Friday 20th February 2015

 

Matthew Loudon  Crew

A big tide and moderate sea made for a difficult trip which started as a cruise however the crew decided to have a go at fishing. It was difficult however they caught a few including a nice Pout which we cooked on board!

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Needles 3 miles  Friday 27th March 2015

 

Neil Buckett

A break in the weather allowed us to venture out on a nice sunny day and calm seas in a midling tide. We caught well in the morning ebb with an 16lb Undulate Ray, 8 Conger, 2 Thornback Ray to 9lb, 5lb Spotted Ray, 2 large Pout which we had for lunch! 2 small Whiting and a number of Dogs!

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Needles 3 miles  Monday 6th April 2015

 

Neil & Ben

Easter Surprise

A big tide however we ventured out to 3 mile wreck 1 hour before slack  and anchored very close to the wreck!

.....some good sport at the end of the flood and begining of the ebb , Spotted and Thornback Ray, nice Whiting, a number of 2 - 3lb+ Pout and a cracking 2lb Lobster

also a number of Dogs!

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Friday 10th April 2015

 

Chris Andrews & Raymond

We ventured out to 3 mile wreck  and anchored very close to the wreck! in fact on this occsion...TOO Close!!

Some good sport with a number of big Pouting and a small Conger for Raymond

Unfortunately, I lost my first anchor which was stuck solid to the wreck.....hey ho thats fishing.....!!!!!

 

 

Christchurch Bay Friday 1st May 2015

 

Jim Dennt Crew

Half Day trip to Christchurch Bay, fishing was tough with our first Mackerel and Gurnard of the season and loads of dogs

Raymond Conger

 

Friday 17th April 2015

 

Will Corke

We tried an ealy Bream trip to Christchurch Ledge however were plagued by Dogs,no Bream or Mackerel........too early!

 

 

Saturday 18th April 2015

 

Neil Buckett

We tried targeting the Plaice which were reported in Christchurch Bay. There were a number of boats and we fished close however despite fishing worm cocktaills with bling, we failed to catch. other boats had a few and a coupe of 5lb specimens were reported.

We ended the day early following and accident with the anchor..........sorry Neil !!

 

 

 

 

Christchurch Ledge 4st May 2015

 

Borris Crew

My crew from Russia had our first Bream and Smoothound of the season. Fishing was very hard and plagued yet again by Dogs, had a late Whiting!

We had to cancel their other 3 days due to gale force winds!!

Borris

 

Christchurch Ledge Sunday 10th May 2015

 

Paul Rutter Crew

Half Day trip to Christchurch Ledge

A brilliant day on the Bream today, they have arrived at last. Well done to the Paul Rutter crew on their half day trip, 15 Bream (females returned) a nice Pollack and a bonus 3lb Crab!  back out again tomorrow for some more action........www.hermitcharters.co.uk

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Christchurch Ledge Monday 11th May 2015

 

Paul Rutter , Jim Morgan Crew

Half Day trip to Christchurch Ledge

Another good day on the Bream, well done to the Paul Rutter crew on their half day trip, 12 Bream and a Spotted Ray

 

 

Yarmouth & Freshwater Wednesday 13th May 2015

 

Paul Rutter Crew

Half Day trip to Yarmouth & Freshwater

We decided to have a go for Smoothound, got some Peeler Crab from Loni's and had 3 nice Hounds on the slack. headed out to Freshwater however only Dogs and a couple of Pouting....too early.

 

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Christchurch Ledge Sunday 17th May 2015

 

Mike Harnett Crew

Another good day on the Bream, caught well on the Ebb today, 30+ Bream to 3lb +

 

 

Christchurch Ledge Saturday 16th May 2015

 

Neil Buckett Crew

A brilliant day on the Bream today, 30+ Bream to 3lb + (many returned) a Smoothound, Garfish, Wrasse, Pout and Whiting

 

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Christchurch Ledge Saturday 23rd May 2015

 

Tony Williams Crew

Another good day on the Bream, caught well in the morning  struggled in the afternoon, 20+ Bream to 3lb + and 2 Smoothound, los a coupe of god fish :-(

 

 

Christchurch Ledge Monday 25th May 2015

 

Rupert Wallis Crew

Another good day on the Bream, caught well on the flood, 15+ Bream to 3lb + , Smoothound, 1 Mackerel and 1 Herring!!

 

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Solent - Sowley Thursday 28th May 2015

 

Will Corke Crew

Intended to fish the Ledge again however the NW past Hurst was relly blowing and sea state not good!! Decided on fishing the Solent as our plan B. it turned out to be a resonable day with Bream to 2.5lb showing in reasonable numbers, total around 20 +, many released. Also had 1 Garfish. Most fish were caught at the end of the Ebb and the start of the Flood.....no time for photos today :-(

 

Will Garfish

 

Christchurch Ledge &Solent - Sowley Saturday 30th May 2015

 

Ray, Neil, Ben & David

We started off at the Ledge however only had 3 Bream and 2 Smoothound fishing 2 marks, the previous weeks we hammered the Bream on the same marks....that;s fishing!

We then moved to the Solent where 2 days earlier we had some excellent Bream, we failed to catch! The weed was horrible.

Overall a very dissapointing day however chatting to other skippers , we were not alone.......mabey the rough seas the previous days had a role to play?

 

Neil Hound Ray Hound

 

Scratchwell Bay, Wreck (Obstruction) & Freshwater Reef Thursday 18th June

 

Duncan Lamb Crew with White Maiden

 

We started off drifting for Mackerel in the bay and had 18 during a few drifts. we then anchored at the wreck and had a Gurnard, Dogs, 1 Bream, then moved to Freshwater and didnt have  bite!!!

Overall a hard days fishing however a happy crew with some fresh fish for tea!  

 

 

 

Christchurch Ledge & Dolphin Bank - Friday 19th June

 

Neil, Simon & Dave

We started off drifting for Macky at the Ledge and had 30+ during 3 drifts. We then dropped anchor and had a few Bream straight away, the bites dried off so moved to Dolphin Bank. Caught more Bream and 5 nice Topeon fresh Macky baits.a cracking days sport

 

 

Christchurch Ledge & Dolphin Bank - Saturday 20th June

 

Jon & Emma, Mike and Bryn

We fished the same marks as the previous day, started off drifting for Macky at the Ledge and had 30+ during 3 drifts, Bryn did well on his Silvers!. We then dropped anchor and had a few Bream straight away, the bites dried off so moved to Dolphin Bank. Caught more Bream and 5 nice Tope on fresh Macky baits, another good days sport

 

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Christchurch Ledge & Dolphin Bank - Sunday 28th June

 

Brian, Marc, Keih & Mike

We fished the same marks as the previous day, started off drifting for Macky at the Ledge and had 9 during 3 drifts. We then dropped anchor and had 12 Bream and a couple of small ones returned. moved to Dolphin Bank. Caught loads of dogs before the Tope moved in, had 8 nice Tope on Macky baits and a bonus Thornback for Marc

 

 

Christchurch Ledge & Dolphin Bank - Thursday 25th June

 

Richard and Mark Crews

We fished the same marks as the previous day, started off drifting for Macky at the Ledge and had 4 during 3 drifts, We then dropped anchor and had 20+ Bream. moved to Dolphin Bank. Caught several nice Tope on fresh Macky baits, lost a few on 100lb line!!

 

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Christchurch Ledge - Friday 3rd July

 

Emma, Abbie and Pete

A birthday treat for sisters Emma and Abbie who fished exceptionally well particularly as this was their first ever sea fishing trip. We caught well all morning on the flood with some nice Bream, bites were fast and furious however the crew did well with a decent bag of fish to take home for the pot! Pete also had a cracking Smoothound, we didnt weigh it however I estimated it at 12lb +, caught on very light tackle intended for Bream, well done to Pete for getting it on board!!

A great crew on calm seas in glorious sunshine....

 

Christchurch Ledge & Dolphin Bank - Wednesday 1st July

 

James Coper Crew

We tried a couple of drifts for Macky at the ledge, however no show ! The Ledge fished very well with quality Bream showing all morning, caught 30+, many returned . Moved to Dolphin Bank, no Tope as expected however a very nice 12lb Undulate Ray.

 

 

3 miles & Dolphin Bank - Tuesday 30th June

 

Garry Allen Crew

We started at 3 miles as had a good day the previous day on a recce trip with Stuart (20+ quality Bream ) however only had 1 Bream in the first couple of hours,  the sea state was uncomfortable so moved inshore to Dolphin Bank, caught  few Bream, Top and a Thornback.

 

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Christchurch Ledge - Sunday 2nd August

Ken Seal Crew

 

A very hard day on a blustery SE wind which blew up to a 5 +!!

Had a few small Bream and 1 Tope, had to come back early as weather deterited ......

 

3 Miles - Saturday 1st August

Bryn and Ian

 

Caught plenty Macky at sconce then moved to 3 miles. caught Undulate and Thornback Ray, Gurnard, Tope and Bream, when the tide picked up, tried drifting at the cliffs, had a few knocks however no takes. A great crew on calm seas in glorious sunshine....

 

2 mile wreck - Friday 31st July

 

Neil Buckett Crew

The Macky shoals have finally arrived.....caugh 60+ on 2 drifts at sconce. Moved to the 2 mile wreck and caught well all morning at the end of the flood on a big Spring tide, calm seas in glorious sunshine....including:

12lb Thornback, 16lb Undulate, 18lb Tope, Gurnard, Bream, 1 Bass, 1 conger and 7 smaller Tope. Moved to the Cliffs when the flood was pushing, had a couple of Bream.

 

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3 Miles - Saturday 7st August

Marcus Bates Crew

 

Struggeld to catch Macky at sconce and Hurst in the morning however caught plenty on the wayback at the end of the day. We then moved to 3 miles. caught a specimen 4lb Gurnard and another smaller one on  2 up rig with squid. Also had Tope and pestered by Dogs all day, small baits only attracted Scad,  A happy crew on calm seas in glorious sunshine....

 

3 Miles - Saturday 8th August

Brian and Richard

Strugled to catch Macky at sconce then moved to back of the Needles where we found plenty for bait and the pot. Moved 3 miles. caught an Undulate and Thornback Ray, 3 Congers and 4 Tope and Bream, small tide, calm seas in glorious sunshine....

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3 Miles - Saturday 15th August

Neil Buckett Crew

A big Spring tide today so we started drifting at the cliffs in the hope of a Bass or Pollock however faied to get a touch. Moved out to 3 miles and had a few Tope, Conger, small Bream however the tide was too strong so decided to end the day in the Solent catching some more Macky, for the pot!

 

3 Miles - Tuesday 11th August

Andy and Ian

We caught from the off!! one of those days where caught from first drop with 9 Tope, 4 Conger, 2 Thornback and 1 Undulate Ray. loads on mackerel were also caught which made for ample suppy of fresh bait and also for the BBQ on the beach to follow!! Great anglers who fished hard all day.

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Back of Shingles - Monday 31st August

James Mylott, Erika, Neil and Ben Crew

Another big Spring tide today

Started drifting for Macky at Sconce 30+ then moved out to back of the Shingles. Neil had our first Cod of the season at just under 8lb, James had a cracking 15lb Undulate and Erika who was first to catch had a nice Thornback. We also had several small Tope, Pout, Bream and the usual Dogs

 

1 Miles - Saturday 29th August

Steve Honour Crew

A half day trip on big Spring tide

Started drifting for Macky at Sconce 30+ then moved out to 1 mile wreck and had a few Tope, and other bits then moved to the cliffs for a couple of drifts and had a nice Wrasse

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3 Miles and the Cliffs - Saturday 5th September

Amanda Collins Crew

A Small tide and some sunshine. Started drifting for Macky at the light and had 20+ then moved out to 3 miles. Fished close to the wreck and had several Conger to 30lb+ and 1 Tope, Dogs and several Pout

 

3 Miles & Back of Shingles - Thursday 10th September

John Metcalf Crew

A midling tide in glorious sunshine, was supposed to be a F3-F4 however was a F5+! Another big Spring tide today

Started drifting for Macky at the light and had 20+ then moved out to 3 miles. Lost a couple of good takes at the start then had a new boat record 25lb Tope and a 12lb Thornback Ray. The wind was increasing so decided to move to the back of the Shingles. Had a 12lb Undulate Ray, and  small Bream

 

 

 

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Back of Shingles - Friday 2nd October

Pete Bailey Crew

A big tide in glorious sunshine and clam seas. a great day with our 2nd Cod (5lb) of the seson, also had 15lb Undulate Ray, 3 Conger to 20lb, 30+ Pout and the usual Doggies!

 

 

1.5 Miles

Saturday 3rd October

Tony Williams Crew

A big tide in glorious sunshine and clam seas, fished alongside White Maiden, thanks for the new mark Les!. Our best Cod day so far with  12lb, 2 x 8lb and 6lb all falling to single squid baits. also had a 12lb Tope, 12lb Thornback Ray, 1 small Conger, loads of decent Pout and an early Whiting, +a few Dogs, overall a cracking day and a very happy crew.

 

1.5 Miles & Totland Bay

Sunday 4th October

John Shefield Crew

A midling tide in what was supposed to be light winds....not the case. started at 1.5 miles however the wind was blowin, beam on, stuck it out for a couple of hours, had a couple of decent Pout and lost a decent fish (Cod?!) Moved in to the Solen for shelter and fished a new mark at Totland Bay where John had his first Needles Cod about 5lb and a Bass about 4lb, a nice end to the day .

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1.5 Miles

Thursday 8th October

John & Chris

Red Letter Day !!

A midling tide in light winds....a glorious sunny day

Best days fishing on Hermit...so far!

9 Cod, 4lb, 5lb,6lb,7lb,10lb, 2 x 11lb, 12lb and a new boat record 24lb. All Cod were caught on single whole squid

8 x Conger including 2 over 40lb, 3 x Undulate Ray, 10lb,12lb,15lb, Bull Huss 9lb, 2 Smoothound, Spotted Ray, 6 Whiting nd several large Pout.

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1.5 Miles

Sunday 18th October

Neil Buckett Crew

A midling tide in what was supposed to be light winds....not the case. Fished at 1.5 miles however not on th mark as it was taken so fished nearby. No Cod on this trip, plagued by Dogs however caught Pouting all day, some deccent, a strap Conger, 2 Thornback Ray annd a Stary Smoothound.

 

1.5 Miles

Saturday 17th  October

Stuart and Me !

A rare leisure trip for me, Stuart scored well with 3 Cod of 8lb, 6lb and 4lb.

I added several big Pout and a nice double figure Thornback Ray.

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1.5 Miles

Thursday 22nd & Friday23rd October

Bob & Richard Crew

The wind on Thursday was gusting 5-6 in the morning so only managed a half day, however it was a tad lumpy. Bob however manged to bag a Cod and we had a number of Pout/Dogs. Friday was much better, fished a similar mark and caught well, Cod of 12lb and 10lb and a specimen Undulate Ray of 16lb. also plenty of decent Whiting, Pout and a coupe of Conger, we wont mention the plague of Doggies!!

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1.5 Miles

Sunday 1st November

John and Michael

A beautiful sunny day and light winds. Michael was first off the mark with our first of 3 Cod, dad followed with the bigest of the day.  also plenty of decent Whiting, Pout and a couple of Conger,

 

1.5 Miles

Saturday 31st October

Brian, Ben, Mike Bees and Clive

A big tide and a better day than forecast however the Cod were ellusive!  We were plagued by Congers and had 14 including 2 x 40lb, also had 2 Spotted Ray, some Whiting, Pout and a Bull Huss

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1.5 Miles

Thursday 26th November

Neil and Simon

A break in the weather with some sunshine and light winds, we also had the company of two dutch warships, see photo!!. An 11lb Cod for Neil and a 7lb Cod for Simon, the Skipper also fished an had his first Pollack at 11lb on baited Muppets!!

Also had a few Whiting, loads of Pout and 6 Conger. lost a couple of good fish on Muppets, must make up some heavier rigs as they seem to be working!!

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1.5 Miles and Totland Bay

Sunday13th December

John Sturrock Crew

A rare break in the weather! Getting past the Bridge was a challenge with big breakers!! A big tide and a better day than forecast however the Cod were ellusive!  We had loads of Pout and Dogs at 1.5 miles then moved inshore as the wind picked up and fished Totland where we caught a few Whiting, Pout and Dogs.

 

Solent, Gurnard Head

Tuesday 29th December

Neil, Dave, Mandy and Steve

Another rare break in the weather!  A big Spring tide, rain and some sunshine. We fished a new mark in the Solent. Fishing was hard early on in the flood tide needing 2lb to hold however as the tide eased we caught several good Whiting on baited hokkais. During the start of the Ebb, Steve landed a very nice 8lb Cod on a large squid and lugg cocktail. all in all a successful day in the Solent.

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Needles & Solent, Gurnard Head

Sunday 17th January

Brian, Mike, Stuart and me!

The forecast looked good however we only managed 2 hours at the Needles then had to move as the wind picked up and we were broad side on....not good.....we had a couple of Congers, no Cod. We then had several good Whiting and a Spotted Ray in the Solent, overall  a hard, dissapoining day.

 

Needles 2 miles

20th January

John and Chris

Here we go again, the forecast looked good with a 5mph forecast however they lied again/!! We stuck it out in a F5 however only had Congers, Dogs and a few Whiting.....not for the lack of trying with Black Lugg, Cuttle and the usual squid and Macky baits.

 

Needles & Solent, Gurnard Head

Saturday 23rd January

Neil, Simon and Dave

Why oh why can't the weather folks in today's world of space travel and technology produce a more realistic forecast..........so today outside the Needles depending in which forecast you choose, they were giving anything from a F5 - F7 this afternoon.......well at 16.00 at 2 miles.....it was almost flat calm.....grrrrr!!!

I am glad my crew persuaded me to give it a try rather than stay in the Solent....OK we didn't manage a Cod today although one of the fish we lost could have been unless it was a nodding conger swimming forwards! Some nice Whiting during slack......this was one of the smaller ones, we won't mention the 4lb er that Simon dropped lifting it on the boat.....Oops

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Needles & Solent, Gurnard Head

Thursday 25th February

Neil, Simon and me!

Managed to sneak out for a final trip on Hermit before she comes out the water for her 5 year survey and new fish finder fitted  Flat calm sea and glorious sunshine at the Needles. Well done to Neil and Simon who managed to tempt Conger, Thornies, Undulated and Spotted Rays with something rather large smashing 100lb traces on 3 occasions!!! Also had a couple of late Whiting, Pout and yes.....the Dogs came out to play, in numbers

 

Needles

Thursday 11th February

Brian, Sean and Neil

The forecast looked good however a big Spring tide, we fished the 2 mlie wreck and then move to the cliffs, we had a couple of Congers and Rays, no Cod.

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Christchurch Bay, Milford on Sea

Friday 26th March

Neil, Simon and Dave

First trip out following annual maintenance. Our target was Plaice and eventually we found a couple along with 2 Small Eyed Ray, 2 Spotted Ray, 2 Thornback and 1 Undulate Ray. We had loads of smal Pout to start and the usual dogs eventually turned up! The morning fished well during the flood however we struggeld in the afternoon ebb. we fished a 12m mark, other boats arround us fished shallow at 7m and caught more Plaice....note to self!!!

Rag cocktails and razor fish were best baits

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Christchurch Bay, Milford on Sea

Thursday 31st March

Brian & Me !

Our target was Plaice and eventually we found a couple. Another cracking day in the Bay, 3 nice Plaice, a couple of Ray's, loads of Pout and our first Smoothound of the season.

 

Christchurch Bay, Milford on Sea

Saturday 2nd April

Neil, Ben and Mike

It was a hard day on Hermit today however my crew fished well and found a few fish in the end including a cracking 2lb 8oz Plaice , a Thornback Ray just out of nursery! Smoothound and loads of Pout. Hopefully the Bream will arrive soon

 

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Christchurch Bay, Milford on Sea

Tuesday 12th April

Sharon Turner and Colin Staples Crew

Well the sun was shining and the sea was flat calm, what a pleasant change!! My crew did well with 4 nice Plaice, Spotted Ray, loads of small Pout and a bonus Bass which was duly returned to fight another day.

 

Christchurch Bay, Milford on Sea

Thursday 14th April

Lesley Stevenson Crew

Thursday 14th April

What a cracking day in the bay today. My novice crew fished well with quality Plaice, Pout, and a 10lb + specimen Thornback Ray coming to the net.

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Christchurch Ledge

Sunday 17th April

Mike Bees and Me!

First Bream of the season, we had 6 with Mike catching the biggest at 3lb, also had 4 Pollack, loads of Dogs!

It was a small tide, The ebb fished well in the morning with most bites coming during slack.

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Christchurch Ledge

Sunday 1st May

Arif Crew

My crew today on Hermit Charters, who were allegedly novices, managed to boat a number of cracking specimen Bream some just shy of the magic 4lb mark. Well done to Arif and his crew.

 

Christchurch Ledge

Saturday 30th April

Mike Bees and Ray Barker Crew

A great crew on Hermit today and the fish played ball  We started Plaice then plenty Bream (40+) and Pollock (10) with bonus Ray and Smoothounds

 

Christchurch Bay &  Ledge

Saturday 23rd April

Tony Williams Crew with White Maiden

Unfortunately Tony was unable to make this trip due to family brevement.

A mixed bag on Hermit today, we struggled on the Plaice, we had a couple then moved for a shot at the Bream and found a few. White Maiden did well on the Plaice

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Christchurch Ledge

Thursday 5th May

Nicola & Rob

Another beautiful day on Hermit today and the Bream came out to play. Well done to Rob and especially Nicola as this was her first time fishing. This was a half day trip and several Bream were boated along with a Garfish and Dogs!

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Christchurch Ledge

Saturday 7th May

Daniel Slater Crew

And yet another beautiful day on Hermit today and the Bream came out to play.

Well.......the boys out fished their dads today on Hermit, well done to Dylan and Jasper on their first fishing trip, some cracking Bream (20+) with many returned, well done lads.....sorry dad, maybe next time!!

 

Christchurch Ledge

Sunday 8th May

Paul Rutter Crew

Bream and glorious sunshine today on board Hermit at Christchurch for Paul and his crew before returning to the Marina to cook our catch. Fish a plenty with many returned. 20+ Bream and a dozen Mackerel

We finished the day with freshly cooked Bream  served in the marina!

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Christchurch Ledge

Tuesday 10th May

Paul Rutter Crew

We decided to have a go for Paice today and Paul found 2, the first was 2lb+ the other was smaller and was returned, we think we had anther on which was lost to fight another day.

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Christchurch Ledge

Thursday 12th May

Paul Rutter Crew

Well the Bream are back  Plenty fish on Hermit Charters today most of which were returned as my crew only wanted a few for the pot! Well done Paul and Jim. A few Mackerel also showing now.

We finished the day with freshly cooked Bream and Mackerel served at sea on flat calm seas in glorious sunshine!

 

Christchurch Ledge

Wednesday 11th May

Bryn Dye Crew

Where have all the Bream gone!? A tough day on Hermit Charters today....a few Bream, all females, all returned, a few Macky and Wrasse followed then nothing!! Bizarre! Moved to the Plaice mark where Bryn snared this cracking 11lb+ Undulate, nice end to the day......

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Christchurch Ledge

Sunday 23rd May

Bryan Roebuck Crew

Another cracking day on the Ledge today. Anew crew for Hermit, Brian and Tony fished well, plenty quality Bream showing on the flood and a few on the ebb, many were returned. I think Bryan caught the most, however Tony lost a couple of very decent  fish, one of which snaped a hook!!

 

Christchurch Ledge

Thursday 18th May

Ernest Crew

One day Trout Fishing followed by a day on the Bream. Ernest was top rod on the trout with a nice 6lb Rainbow. Day 2 saw plenty Bream landed and many returned however the wind picked up and we finished early, o an anchor in the process :-(

 

Christchurch Ledge

Saturday 14th May

Neil Buckett Crew

Bream , small tide and glorious sunshine today on board Hermit at Christchurch for Neil, Dave and Simon. plenty Bream with many returned. and a bonus Pollack

 

Christchurch Ledge

Sunday 22nd May

Mandy Collins Crew

First Tope of the season on board Hermit today along with some fine Bream to 2lb+ and a couple of Hounds,

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Christchurch Ledge (Wreck)

Sunday 29th May

Brian Elkins Crew

Another day of rest for the Bream.....Julia was on form with Undulate Ray's to 11lb +, Thornbacks and Tope, whilst dad and uncle Keith tried to keep up catching Tope, Small Eyed Ray

 

Christchurch Ledge (Wreck)

Saturday 28th May

Mike Bees Crew

We planed to give the Bream a rest today however a few turned up whilst targeting Hounds and Tope. Clive managed a new boat record, a cracking 12lb Starry Smoothound, he also boated a nice 16lb Undulate Ray and we found some early Tope. Flat calm seas and glorious sunshine

 

Christchurch Ledge

Wednesday 25th May

Alan Gander Crew & Dean Grimes

A mixed bag on Hermit today including a nice Bass which was of course returned, thanks to the EU!!

Also had a number of Bream, Tope and Smoothound

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Christchurch Ledge (Wreck)

Monday 6th June

Marcus Bates Crew

Another day on the Ledge, this time the Bream played ball for most of the day. Marcus and his crew fished hard and were rewarded with approx 30+ Bream, many  were returned. We were also joined by a Trawler who fished very close to us, perhaps this explains why the Bream are in short numbers!!

 

Christchurch Ledge

Sunday 5th June

James Wright Crew

James and his crew of novice boat anglers did well on another hard day, some Bream, Smoothound and a plague of Doggies!!

 

Christchurch Ledge

Saturday 4th June

Becky Phipps and Martin Rose Crew

a tough day at the ledge today, fish were hard to find however my crew did well and fished hard for a few Bream, Spotted Ray, Smoothound and Tope

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Christchurch Ledge

Thursdsy 9th June

Paul Barkes Crew

A mixed bag on the Ledge today, fishing was hard however Paul and his crew fished well and managed to find some Bream, small Conger and Tope

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3 Mile Wreck

5th January 2017

Bob , Jonthan Whiteman &  Richard

Fished 3 mile wreck, arrived during slack and caught from the off! At least 12 Congers to 30lb including one double header for Bob and Jonathan. No Cod again  today! Spotted and Thornback Ray, a few Whiting and Pout

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3 Mile Wreck

20th January 2017

Neil Buckett Crew

Fished 3 mile wreck and Alum Bay

A day of contrast.....beautiful sunrise and sunset with a strong easterly making fishing a tad uncomfortable! However the crew fished hard and found plenty Whiting with a few keepers, Conger and Pout

 

3 Mile Wreck

21st January 2017

Victor Crew without Victor!

A strong easterly made fishing difficult so moved into Alum Bay

Several Conger a few Whiting and Pout,

3 Mile Wreck

22nd January 2017

Alex, Tony and Adam crew

Fished 3 mile wreck,  No Cod again  today! Some decent Congers, Spotted Ray, a few Whiting and Pout

Bridge and 2 miles

18th  January 2017

Dean and Me

Still can't find a Cod however had a couple of Bass (returned) and the usual Conger, Pout and a couple of Whiting, overall a tough day in glorious sunshine,

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Chrristchurrch Ledge, Dolphin Bank

4th April 2017

Brian, Stuart and Brian

Tried the Ledge for an early Bream following reports of them showing in Poole however no joy!, Had plenty Pout, Dogs, a Spotted Ray and a 40lb+ Conger!! Tried move however more Dogs and Pout.

Milford on Sea

2nd April 2017

Jim Denny Crew

We arrived at the Plaice mark about 09.00 and counted 34 boats!!

No Place caught however had Pout, Spotted Ray, an early Starry Hound and plagued by Dogs!

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Milford on Sea

7th April 2017

Lesley Stevenson Crew

We arrived at the Plaice mark about 09.00 and counted 34 boats!!

No Place caught however had Pout,  Smooth Hound and Dogs!

Milford on Sea

9th April 2017

Alex& Bus Drivers

A new boat record on Hermit today, our first ever Dab, well done Tony, all of 4 ounces!! We also found some Plaice, Undulates to 16lb, Small Eyed and Thornback Rays and some Smoothounds, all in glorious sunshine.

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

15th April 2017

Neil Buckett Crew

Started at the Plaice mark however very few bites so decided to try the Ledge for an early Bream following reports of them showing in Poole. The move paid off as we had a number of Bream, several loaded with eggs which were returned. We also had a good run on Pollack, 15 in total and a bonus Gurnard. Unfortunatey the wind picked up late afternoon.

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

22nd April 2017

Jim Warren Crew

Another great day on Hermit with Bream to 3lb 12oz and a bonus Squid (new boat record) for Alan!!  All fish today were returned apart from the 4 fish they had for lunch on board

 

Chrristchurrch Ledge,

Bill & Ben Crew

21st April 2017

A cracking day on Hermit today, absolutely smashed the Bream, lost count......most were released..... Pollack, Gurnard, Wrasse and Ray also made an appearance, well done to my new crew, Bill & Ben.

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

29th April 2017

Victor Crew

A hard day in difficult conditions with srong SW winds, beam on!! We did however find some Bream, our first Mackerel of the season and a bonus Plaice

Chrristchurrch Ledge,

28th April 2017

Adrian, Dean and Mike

Some cracking Bream 3lb+ on Hermit today with a few Pollack also showing.

Overall a great day, in superb company :-)

 

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

7-10th May 2017

Paul Rutter Crew

Day 1, An amazing day on the Bream today, this big boy was just a tad under the magic 4lb, nice one Angela. Many good sized fish were released to fight another day, well done to Paul and his crew

Day 2, Similar to yesterday, the Bream were there again in good numbers.

Day 3, Fished the bay an found an earl Plaice however fishing was quiet and the weed was a pain!!

Day 4, headed again to the Ledge however very few Bream showing and it was choppy. moved closer inshore for some comfort and found a few Mackerel

 

 

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

23rd May 2017

Colin Staples Crew

What a difference a day makes........! We struggled on Sunday with Alex and the bus drivers crew, , fished the same mark today and the Bream came out to play, in numbers....... many released. Also had Pout, Macky, Pollack and a nice Smoothound over at Yarmouth

 

 

 

Ten Mile Banks,

19th May

Brian Elkins Crew

Tope city out at the banks today including several big 20's and a new boat record for Steve at 36lb. I think we had 15 Tope in total. Shame about the wind getting up which meant we had to head for shelter.

Chrristchurrch Ledge,

21st May 2017

Alex Kweller Crew

We struggled tody with the bus drivers crew, , fished the same mark as the last two weeks however i was a VERY hard day.....a few fish howeveer no photos !!

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

28th May 2017, big Spring tide.

Mandy, Steve, Daniel and Dean Crew

Started drifting for Macky and found a shoal after 3 drifts, had about 30+ also had a good Bream. Then we anchored and caught plenty of quality Bream on the Ebb. Had a couple of Smoothound on crab, Wrasse, a small Tope and a bonus Bass.

 

 

 

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Chrristchurrch Ledge,

13th June 2017, bigish tide.

Dean and Freddie Crew

Started drifting for Bass, found a few at the start of the flood, all returned. Tried for Macky and failed! Moved out to 3 miles, had a couple of Tope, Thornback, Wrasse, Bream and 1 Mackerel!

 

 

 

Chrristchurrch Ledge,

1st June 2017

Jim Warren Crew.

Struggled on the Bream today, had a few however had well over 100 big Pout!! Not sure why however our baits were hammered as soon as they hit the deck.......the Bream didn't stand a chance !! very strange!!! A move produced some sport with welcome Tope .....spot the Needles Polar Bear on the first photo

 

 

 

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Needles 3 Miles

17th June 2017

Linda Forest Crew

A cracking day inshore with plenty Bream and Tope on board. Glorious sunshine and flat calm.

Needles 3 miles,

20th June 2017

James Wheeler Crew

Some big Bream came out to play during my second trip today again in glorious sunshine Pleanty acition with a dozen Bream to 3lb+ and Tope showing.

 

 

 

Needles 3 Miles

20th June 2017

Steve Honour Crew

A cracking day inshore with  Bream, Thornbacks to 11b and Tope on board. Glorious sunshine and flat calm.

Needles 3 Miles

19th June 2017

Henley Crew

Another beautiful day out with fish a plenty...Tope, Bream and Conger, well done to my Henley besty friends.

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Christchurch Ledge

1st July 2017

Mike, Dean , Keith&Mike (Felicity James) Crew

Round the island yacht race today so decided to stay well clear and headed for the Ledge. Still some decent Bream showing and plenty Mackere, Tope and Hounds

Christchurch Ledge

30th June 2017

John Barnett Crew

Loads of Mackerel showing today, also some nice Bream, Tope, Hounds and a bonus Goldfish!!

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Christchurch Ledge

14th July 2017

Dave Kelley Crew

A new crew today on board Hermit Charters who fished well in choppy conditions. Several Bream, a cracking 6lb+ Bass, double figure Undulate Ray , Tope and a few Mackerel.

Christchurch Ledge

9th July 2017

John Sturrock Crew

A mixed bag today, loads of small Bream with a few keepers, Tope, Mackerel, Gurnard and bonus Brown Crab

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2 Miles, Obstruction

11th August 2017

Colin Cox, Marc Burnham Crew

A half day trip on Hermit today produced some Mackerel around the light however they were thin on the ground this morning. We then moved out 2 miles and caught loads of big Pout, Tope, Spotted Ray, Dogs and Scad, no Bream or Bass however Marc lost a real 'beast' .......my estimate would be 40lb ++++, sorry Marc!!, next time...

Needles Cliffs

12th August 2017

Neil Buckett Crew

It was a tad choppy out there today however we managed to find several good Undulate Rays to 16lb, Tope, Mackerel and loads of Scad....why so many???

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