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Saturday, 13th January, 2018 Time: 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm Venue: Brixham Breakwater Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 3.37 pm Height: 4.0 m.
Up to very recently, there were plenty of mackerel around and even the odd garfish or two. The mackerel should still be around but, if not, then dogfish and whiting should make an appearance with perhaps a few other species thrown in for good measure. Wrasse, for example, are still coming up on crab and worm baits and there are still a few pollack being recorded from time to time. Mackerel or squid strip both good baits for the time of year but it might not be a bad idea to pop out a couple of peeler crabs or ragworms to see what else might be around. For tackle, I would probably stick to a couple of bottom rods with running leger and a fairly big bait on one and a double paternoster with smaller baits on the other.
Trip Report:
Lots of small mackerel around with some sizeable fish in amongst them. No garfish. Float tackle still working okay but hybrid lurfing tackle worked slowly along the bottom did really well. Bigger mackerel tended to be a bit further out with smaller mackerel in very close to the edge. Small, thin strips of mackerel worked better than bigger ones.

Sunday, 21st January, 2018 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 all, including non-club members
On behalf of the Angling Trust, Baywater Anglers is running a fly casting teach-in at KEVICC for anyone interested in learning to fly fish. Tuition is free to all Environment Agency license holders – even if their license is only valid for the day concerned – but would-be participants should email Martyn Green, Baywater Angler’s Coordinator, on Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk beforehand. This is necessary to ensure that sufficient loan tackle is prepared for anyone wishing to attend. (Own tackle is not necessary.)

Friday, 26th January, 2018 Time: 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors Low Tide: 7.56 pm Height: 1.8 m.
The pier hasn’t been fishing too badly recently with a chance of several species depending on the baits that you choose to fish. You could try mackerel, sandeels or squid strip for whiting, pout and dogfish but there will also be a chance of three bearded rockling on squid heads fished a bit closer in. There is also the chance of a few oddities, like late mackerel – still a few being caught - on floats fished with starlites into the dark. For tackle, I would stick to carp or spinning rods rather than beachcasters but it is entirely up to you. Personally I will be putting out two rods; one a double hook paternoster on the bottom with fish strip or sandeels on both hooks and the second a running leger baited with squid.

Saturday, 3rd February, 2018 Time: 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Torcross, meeting up on the beach in front of the pub Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors High Tide: 8.35 pm Height: 4.9 m.
Dogfish and whiting should make an appearance with perhaps a few other species thrown in for good measure. Mackerel or squid strip both good baits for the time of year but it might not be a bad idea to pop out a couple of peeler crabs, lugworms or ragworms to see what else might be around. For tackle, I would probably stick to a couple of bottom rods with running leger and a fairly big bait on one and a double paternoster with smaller baits on the other. With the tide run here, you will need 150 grm spiked weights to hold bottom.

Friday, 9th February, 2018 Time: 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm Venue: Babbacombe Pier Event: Social fish and teach-in for adults and juniors Low Tide: 6.19 pm Height: 2.1 m.
There should be a chance of several species depending on the baits that you choose to fish. You could try mackerel, sandeels or squid strip for whiting, pout and dogfish but there will also be a chance of three bearded rockling on squid heads fished a bit closer in. For tackle, I would stick to carp or spinning rods rather than beachcasters but it is entirely up to you. Personally I will be putting out two rods; one a double hook paternoster on the bottom with fish strip or sandeels on both hooks and the second a running leger baited with squid.

Sunday, 18th February, 2018 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 all, including non-club members
On behalf of the Angling Trust, Baywater Anglers is running a fly casting teach-in at KEVICC for anyone interested in learning to fly fish. Tuition is free to all Environment Agency license holders – even if their license is only valid for the day concerned – but would-be participants should email Martyn Green, Baywater Angler’s Coordinator, on Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk beforehand. This is necessary to ensure that sufficient loan tackle is prepared for anyone wishing to attend. (Own tackle is not necessary.)

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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