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Sunday, 15th October, 2017 Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 3.28 pm Height: 4.2 m Fishing Times 12.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Float fishing should be productive – there are plenty of mackerel around, even if a lot of them are still small, and the occasional garfish - but you could also use ragworms instead of mackerel strip and try for wrasse if other sport is slow. Alternative methods include spinning with rubber eels for pollack, with yellow being a productive colour, and either ‘pure’ or hybrid LRF rigs such as the drop shot or bight rig. Legering should also produce a few fish if that’s what you fancy.
TIP: Take a small bottle of pilchard oil with you for giving your mackerel strips a bit of added zing. If bites are scarce, the pungent extra smell can make the difference between a mediocre or a great fishing trip.

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 Venue: Goodrington Promenade Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 8.30 pm Height: 4.8 m Fishing Times 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm
There should be some mackerel on float, albeit you will need some starlites for fishing into the dark, but you could also try on the bottom and see what comes along. You could also experiment with LRF and HRF tackle, plugs, especially with surface poppers, or spin with dexters, cebars etc. to see if there are any bass around. For those who like to experiment, you could try hybrid float and fly tackle for scad, pollack or mackerel. During daylight hours, ragworms could also tempt a few wrasse.

Sunday, 29th October, 2017 Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Venue: Top Field at KEVICC, Totnes Event: Teach-in for adults and juniors on fly casting, open to club members and anyone with an EA licence, including a day licence bought especially for the event
The Angling Trust have asked me to run a fly casting teach-in for anyone interested in learning to fly fish. Tuition is free for the session but, if you are interested in attending, could you please email me on Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk beforehand. This is necessary to ensure that I have sufficient tackle prepared for anyone wishing to attend. (Own tackle is not necessary.) For anyone not in the club, they will need to either have an EA licence or secure an Environment Agency day ticket licence (obtainable from PO website) in advance. I will need the licence number for registration.

Saturday, 4th November, 2017 Venue: Beesands Event: Social Fish and Teach-in Low Tide: 11.42 am Height: 0.6 m Fishing Times 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
This time of year, it is worth having a go at flatfish such as dabs and any late plaice that may be around. Different people use different rigs but I generally go with a running leger on one rod and a two hook dropper rig on a second beachcaster. For bait I prefer peeler crabs, black lug or ragworms, tipping them off with a long strip of squid with the skin removed. Bead attractors can also be useful but tiny little silver spoons, such as people use for trout, can also be deadly.
TIP: For long distance casting, put a stop a few inches above your hook to trap your bait in the right place. A tiny 2 to 3mm piece of silicon rubber is easy to use and cheap to make.

Sunday, 12th November, 2017 Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social Fish and Teach-in High Tide: 12.43 pm Height: 4.1 m Fishing Times 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Float fishing should still be productive – last year November was the best month for float fishing here with plenty of mackerel around and the odd garfish or two, including some quite big ones - but you could also start with ragworms instead of mackerel strip and try for wrasse. Alternative methods include spinning with rubber eels for pollack, with yellow, white or luminous being productive colours, and either ‘pure’ or hybrid LRF rigs such as the drop shot or bight rig. Legering should also be coming into full play now and produce a variety of bottom dwelling species, including conger if that’s what you fancy.
TIP: Buy yourself a UV torch to shine on ‘luminous’ lures. It recharges them and so enhances their glow, making them even more attractive to predators.

Thursday 16th November, 2017 Venue: Martyn’s House (Please ring 07704602180 for details) Event: Teach-in on Knots and Long Distance Casting Rigs Times 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm
I thought that it might be nice to have a session looking at rigs and getting a few tied up for fishing through the winter. Prizewinners for last year can also collect their prizes.

Sunday, 26th November, 2017 Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Venue: Top Field at KEVICC, Totnes Event: Teach-in for adults and juniors on fly casting, open to club members and anyone with an EA licence, including a day licence bought especially for the event
The Angling Trust have asked me to run a fly casting teach-in for anyone interested in learning to fly fish. Tuition is free for the session but, if you are interested in attending, could you please email me on Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk beforehand. This is necessary to ensure that I have sufficient tackle prepared for anyone wishing to attend. (Own tackle is not necessary.) For anyone not in the club, they will need to either have an EA licence or secure an Environment Agency day ticket licence (obtainable from PO website) in advance. I will need the licence number for registration.

Look after yourselves!
Martyn and Julie Green
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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.
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