Sunday, 10th June, 2018 Time: 3.00 pm – 7.30 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 4.06 pm Height: 4.2 m.
Mackerel and garfish are now being caught much more regularly along the Breakwater, together with plenty of wrasse and the occasional herring. Float tackle is doing well but so is LRF gear used with either lures or bait. Spinning is productive, especially with small, flashy, silver spinners, and for those who wish to try for them, a few mullet are coming up. Squid strips are doing well early season, as are mackerel strips, while ragworm, prawns and peeler crabs are good for the wrasse. It has been interesting to note that a few golden grey mullet have been taking an interest in ragworm baits presented on LRF gear.
Woodlands Leisure Park – Camping Weekend
Club camping weekend at Woodlands Leisure Park on Friday, 15th June 2018. For those who have taken advantage of this offer, you may go to the park after 1.15 pm on Friday, camp overnight and get entrance into the park on the Saturday. You then camp over Saturday night and have free entrance to the park on Sunday, although your tent must be removed from the site before 5.00 pm.
On the Saturday night we will be having a barbecue and then a free bingo session for the children, followed by our usual raffle.
There may be spaces available for latecomers but you will need to phone Martyn Green as soon as possible please for details in regard to fees, all of which must be paid before entrance to the park is permitted.
Sunday, 24th June, 2018 Time: 3.00 pm – 7.30 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 4.24 pm Height: 4.2 m.
Target species mackerel and garfish but you could also go for wrasse, pollack and herring. Float tackle is the usual choice but LRF gear used with either lures or bait is also worth looking at, as is more conventional spinning with either small, flashy, silver spinners or rubber eels fished behind a small bullet lead. For those who wish to try for them, there are plenty of mullet in the harbour but you will stand more chance of catching them if you groundbait first to attract them to your mark. Squid and mackerel strips recommended for float fishing while ragworms, prawns and peeler crabs are good for on the bottom.
Friday, 29th June, 2018 Time: 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Steamer Quay Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 7.53 pm Height: 4.7 m.
At this time of year, the river should be coming properly to life and I thought that we could have a look and see what was doing. Long fluorocarbon traces work well, especially fished close in for mullet with either ragworms or bread fished on a small (size 6 or 8) long shank hook, but float fishing with coarse floats is also a good strategy. Whatever you do, it is a good idea to flatten or file off the barbs on your hooks to help release unharmed any immature bass or silver eels that are caught.
Friday, 17th August, 2018 Venue: Steamer Quay Event: Charity Competition on behalf of Totnes Carnival Committee for their work with local charities Low Tide: 4.57 pm Height: 1.1 m. Sign-on: 4.00 pm - 4.30 pm opposite the Veterinary Surgery Fishing Times 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm Entry Fee £2.00 Catch and release points system in operation. First Prize: £20 + Rod & Reel + Meal for a family of 4 at the Silver Grill Restaurant, Totnes (Minimum 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Junior Prizes available)
There should be plenty of bass in the river – hence the catch and release points system – but there should also be both thick and thin-lipped mullet, flounders and eels. As for bait, although I normally fish with ragworms, it may well pay to put down some peeler crabs to see what comes up. Since we are constrained by the Carnival’s timetable, we are going to have to fish from the bottom of the tide up but, fortunately, we are at the beginning of the neap tides so it shouldn’t be too bad.
Boat Trip – Would members like me to arrange a boat trip in July or August? The fishing over the Skerries should be much better by now so please give me a call and let me know what you would you like me to do. If there is enough interest, I will go ahead and book a trip. Since I have got a lot of bait frozen down from our last outing, the cost should be a little less than last time at around £40 each.
Look after yourselves!
Martyn and Julie Green
Baywater Anglers - Current 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.